2015 Arnold Schwarzenegger Chess Classic

2015 Arnold Schwarzenegger Chess Classic was held on March 7th at Nationwide Arena in Columbus. Around 140 players participated in this tournament. This is the third big local scholastic chess tournament in Columbus Metropolitan area in this year. Twenty seven current students of Dragon Chess Center participated in this tournament. They won 11 individual trophies and 3 team trophies:

Individual award winners:

K-3 Non-rated Section (total 8 individual trophies)

    Aizvereah Somakandan -
1st place, 4.5 pts.
    Varun Sathyajeeth - 2nd place, 4.5 pts.
    Warren Duan - 3rd place, 4.0 pts.
    Jagadeesh Mannem - 6th place, 4.0 pts.
    Arjun Krishna - 7th place, 3.5 pts.

4-6 Non-rated Section (total 6 individual trophies):

    Daniel Ferguson -
1st place, 5.0 pts.
    Colin Graham - 2nd place, 4.0 pts.
    John Li - 3rd place, 4.0 pts.

7-12 Non-rated Section (total 2 individual trophies):

    Pavan Thota - 2nd place, 4.0 pts.

Rated U600 (total 5 individual trophies):

       Athin Shetty -
1st place, 5.0 pts.
       Melissa Thomas - 2nd place, 4.0 pts.

Team Trophies:
      K-3 Non-rated:
      4-6 Non-rated:
      U600 Rated:


Overall, Dragon players did very well at this tournament. They swept all top 3 spots in K-3 and 4-6 Non-rated sections and top 2 spots in U600 section.

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