Sunday, January 18, 2015

Open Section Winners

Trophy winners from the Open Section of today's Westfield Winter Scholastic:

From L-R: Miguel Ramirez (Honorable Mention), Ramneek Singh (4th), Shikhar Ahuja (Honorable Mention), Marcello Berger (1st) and Aayush Ajith (2nd).
Not pictured: Steven Feng (3rd), Dilsher Maini (5th), Sumer Maini (5th) and Baron Wu (Honorable Mention).

Final Open Section Standings, in tie-break order.

Congratulations to the 23 trophy winners and thanks to all 35 who participated.

Our next Scholastic event will be on April 19th, 2015.

U1250 Winners

Trophy winners from the U1250 Section of today's Westfield Winter Scholastic:

Tied with 3.0/4: Neil Samant (2nd place) and David Zhao (1st).

Tied with 2.5/3: Winston Li (5th), Alexander Chen (4th) and Aiden Lu (3rd).

The final U1250 standings, in tie-break order.

U750 Winners

Trophy winners from the U750 Section of today's Westfield Winter Scholastic:

1st thru 5th places, from L-R (with trophies): Alec Choi (2nd), Siddarth Lal (4th), Pranav Sitaraman (1st) and Kris Sethi (3rd). Not pictured: Raghav Krishnan (5th).

Honorable Mention trophy recipients: Justin Liu (back row), Riaan Sheth, Aryan Nair, Arjun Nair (front row may not be in L-R order).

Final U750 Standings, in tiebreak-order.

Winter Scholastic Winners

Marcello Berger (1771), David Zhao (1159) and Pranav Sitaraman (690) were section winners in today's Westfield Winter Scholastic, which featured 35 participants.

The full list of trophy recipients and some additional photos will follow.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Garden State Chess League Quads: FYI

The Garden State Chess League Quads we are running on January 25th are just a longer version of the G/45 Westfield Quads. The EF & prizes are the same. The event is open to everyone.

As a GS official, I believe the league needs to expand and find a weekend venue to prosper. Hopefully, the 1/25 promotion will help do that & give the Westfield CC staffers a chance to push some wood.

If there is sufficient interest, Westfield could field a GSCL team in 2015-16 and host matches every month or two, prior to the G/45 Quads or Octos.

John Moldovan
Member of the 2013-14 GSCL Champion Kenilworth CC Team