2013 Clover Chess Challenge

2013 Clover Challenge Scholastic Chess Tournament was held on November 2nd in Columbus. About 170 players participated in this tournament. This is the first big local chess tournament in Columbus Metropolitan area in this school year. It attracted many strong chess players primarily from Columbus area and also from other cities in Ohio. Thirty five players represented Dragon Chess Club team in this tournament. They won 17 individual trophies and six team trophies.

Individual award winners:

Rated U900:
    Udbhav Raghukanth - 3rd place, 3.5 pts.
    Sneha Prabu - 4th place, 3.5 pts.

Rated U600:
     Kellan Ren -
1st place, 5.0 pts.
     Cobie Frank - 3rd place, 4.0 pts.

K-3 Non-rated:
      Jason Zhao -
1st place, 5.0 pts.
      Ethan Fang - 2nd place, 4.5 pts.
      Karthik Kallam- 3rd place, 4.0 pts.
      Justin Hardie - 4th place, 4.0 pts.
      Melissa(Lisa) Thomas - 5th place, 4.0 pts.

4-6 Non-rated:
      Aryan Balyan -
1st place, 5.0 pts.
      Athin Shetty - 2nd place, 4.5 pts.
      Dinesh Bojja - 4th place, 4.0 pts.
      Kevin Ren - 5th place, 4.0 pts.

7-12 Non-rated:
      Sampreeth Krovvidi -
1st place, 5.0 pts.
      Sushruth Manchineella - 3rd place, 3.5 pts.
      Sujitt Rameshkumar - 4th place, 3.0 pts.

Team Trophies:
      K-3 Non-rated -
team champion and 2nd place (We have two teams in this section)
      4-6 Non-rated -
team champion
      7-12 Non-rated -
team champion
      U600 -
team champion
      U900 - 2nd place

Comments:

1. Dragon chess players had an excellent performance at this tournament across most of sections.

2. It is the first experience of big scholastic chess tournament for 10 of our students. Most of them performed well. Aryan got a perfect score and won the first place trophy in 4-6 non-rated section. Sushruth and Sujitt took the third and fourth place individual trophies, respectively.

3. Sampreeth, Aryan, Jason Zhao, and Kellan won all five games and took four first place individual trophies out of six sections.



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