2015 Brain Freeze Chess Tournament was held on January 10th in Reynoldsburg, Ohio. Total 106 players participated in this tournament in one of coldest day of this year. This is the first big local chess tournament in Columbus Metropolitan area in 2015. Fourteen players represented Dragon Chess Club team in this tournament. They won 9 individual trophies and three team trophies.
U600 rated section:
Melissa Thomas - 6th place, 3.5 pts.
Aizvereah Somakandan - 3rd place, 4.0 pts.
Carey Yi - 4th place, 4.0 pts.
Nicholas Wang - 5th place, 3.5 pts.
Bhavya Singhal - 6th place, 3.5 pts.
Colin Graham - 4th place, 4.0 pts.
John Li - 5th place, 3.5 pts.
U900 section - team champion
K-3 Non-rated - team champion
4-6 Non-rated - team champion
1. Dragon chess players did relative well in rated U900 section, but we didn't have complete dominance in K-3 and 4-6 non-rated sections as usual. Most of our strong players missed from this tournament.
2. Some new comers, such as Carey Yi, Nicholas Wang, are moving into the rank of trophy winners.