Worthington Chess Challenge was held on 3/9/2013 at Evening Street Elementary. This is the second biggest local scholastic chess tournament in Columbus Metro area. 208 chess players from Ohio participated in this tournament. Twenty eight players are current students of Dragon Chess Center. Seven of them come from Cincinnati.
Individual trophy winners:
Andrew Dvorkin - 1st place, 4.0 pts.
Abhirami Suresh - 2nd place, 4.0 pts.
Jeremy Grimm - 3rd place, 4.0 pts.
Gilbert Mao - 5th place, 3.5 pts.
Sai Chintala - 6th place, 3.5 pts.
Open section: Champion - Deer Run Elementary
U900 section: Champion - Deer Run Elementary
3-5 Non-rated section: 2nd place, - Deer Run Elementary
1. These are terrific results and it is an excellent rehearsal for Queen City Classic. Students from Dragon Chess Center swept most of top spots in the Non-rated section and took almost of all individual trophies in rated U900 section.
2. Lucas, Athin, Udbhav, and Jason got a perfect score of 5.0. Twelve students got a score of 4.0 out of 5.0. Most of them only lost to their fellow students at Dragon Chess Center.
3. Big rating jump:
Abhirami Suresh: NR -> 1055
Sai Chintala: NR -> 950
Gilbert Mao: NR -> 947
Andrew Dvorkin -> 727 -> 929
Jeremy Grimm -> 717 -> 911