2015 Devonshire Chess Classic
2015 Devonshire Chess Classic was held on January 24th in Columbus. Total 121 players participated in this tournament. This is the second big local chess tournament in Columbus Metropolitan area in this year. Twenty nine current students of Dragon Chess Center took part in this tournament as well as two players from school chess clubs affiliated with Dragon Chess Center. They won 16 individual trophies.
Individual Trophy winners:
K-3 Non-rated Section (total 10 individual trophies in this section)
Bhavya Singhal - 1st place, 5.0 pts.
Varun Sathyajeeth - 2nd place, 4.5 pts.
Andrew Lewis - 3rd place, 4.0 pts.
Warren Duan - 4th place, 4.0 pts.
Benjamin Yin - 5th place, 4.0 pts.
Nicholas Wang - 6th place, 3.5 pts.
Enoch Chung - 7th place, 3.5 pts.
Aizvereah Somakandan - 8th place, 3.5 pts.
Adam Ghazy - 9th place, 3.0 pts.
4-6 Non-rated Section (total 7 individual trophies in this section):
Rohit Chejarla - 1st place, 5.0 pts.
Daniel Ferguson - 2nd place, 4.0 pts.
Rishikesh Makineni - 3rd place, 4.0 pts.
Ian Ao - 6th place, 3.0 pts.
Srijan Kalva - 7th place, 3.0 pts.
Edward Zha - 2nd place, 4.0 pts.
Lucas Xue - 6th place, 3.0 pts.
K-3 Non-rated: champion - Deer Run Elementary (Nicholas Wang, Enoch Chung, Jonah Lee, Akash Ravipati, Caden Coho)
4-6 Non-rated: champion - Glacier Ridge Elementary (Shritan Gunday, Ian Ao, Mithra Kancheti, Akaash Ganga)
K-3 Non-rated: third place - Wyandot Elementary (Jay Parmar, Jagadeesh Mannem, Faraz Hussain)
1. Overall, Dragon players did very well in this competition. We swept all top 9 spot in K-3 Non-rated section and took most of individual trophies in 4-6 Non-rated section.
2. Three students, Andrew Lewis, Warren Duan, Srijan Kalva, won their first individual chess trophies in their debut of big scholastic chess tournaments.
3. School chess clubs at Deer Run Elementary and Glacier Ridge Elementary are run by Dragon Chess Center. Deer Run won team champion in K-3 Non-rated section. Glacier Ridge won team champion in 4-6 Non-rated section. Wyandot Elementary team took the third place team trophy in K-3 Non-rated section. It just happened that three of our students come from Wyandot and they all in K-3 Non-rated section.
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