Monday, July 17, 2017

Fishbein Wins Westfield Grand Prix

Grandmaster Alexander Fishbein won the Westfield Grand Prix held on June 25th.

In the Under 1800 Section, Ramneek Singh, Nathan Cheung and Jonathan Qi tied for 1st.

Shreyas Selvaraj was the U1200 Section victor.

There were 86 players in all.

Here are a few photos from the event:

 




Westfield CC Featured In Local Paper


The Westfield Chess Club is featured in the July issue of Westfield Monthly.

We thank publisher Joe Renna & columnist Nick Sammartino for the terrific write-up.

Eric Li Takes 3rd Place In Online Tournament


Former Westfield Chess Club member Eric Li finished 3rd in the Age 9-10 section of the 2017 ChessKid.com Online National Invitation Championships (CONIC), held on chess.com from June 2nd thru 4th.

You can read of Eric's success in the July issue of Westfield Monthly, one of 18 local papers published by Renna Media.

Correction: The article incorrectly states the Li family moved to NY. In fact, they now reside in California.

Spring Open Section Winners

Trophy winners from the Open Section of the Westfield Spring Scholastic, held on April 23rd:
 
From L-R: Jonathan Qi (1st place), Sounak Bagchi (2nd), Shravan Varadharajan (4th), Amelie Chan (5th).

Not pictured: Grant Goldman (3rd) and Tanush Kulkarni (honorable mention).


Final Standings, in tiebreak order.

Spring U1250 Winners

Trophy winners from the U1250 Section of the Westfield Spring Scholastic, held on April 23rd:


From L-R: Gordon Fan (2nd place), Aadith Srinivasan (4th), Alan Weintraub (1st), Adhithya Jambhunathan (= 5th) and Timothy Xie (= 5th).

Not pictured: Rohan Narayanan (3rd).

Final Standings in tiebreak order.


Spring U750 Winners

Trophy winners from the U750 Section of the Westfield Spring Scholastic, held on April 23rd:


From L-R (holding trophies): Adharrsh Jambhunathan (2nd place), Michael Martini (3rd), Yishai Clapper (4th), Nicole Xie (5th) and Christopher Bakhos (1st).

Not pictured: Igor Nikolin (honorable mention), Yussef Diakite (h.m.) and Gurkuran Singh (h.m.).


Final U750 Standings, in tiebreak-order.

Spring Scholastic Winners

Jonathan Qi (1529), Alan Weintraub (1032) and Christopher Bakhos (549) were section winners in the Westfield Spring Scholastic, held on April 23rd.


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

Winter Open Section Winners

Trophy winners from the Open Section of the Westfield Winter Scholastic, held on January 15th:

 
Siddarth Manikandan (3rd place) & his family.

Not pictured: Jonathan Liu (1st), Joshua Warner (2nd), Pardhav Chakka (4th), Henry Siegel (5th).


Corrected Final Standings, in tiebreak order.

Winter U1250 Winners

Trophy winners from the U1250 Section of the Westfield Winter Scholastic, held on January 15th.


From L-R: Tanush Kulkarni (1st place), Lev Koganov (2nd), Eric Levin (4th), Asgar Musaji (3rd) and Timothy Xie (5th).

Not pictured: Alan Hu (honorable mention).
 
Final Standings in tiebreak order.

Winter U750 Winners

Trophy winners from the U750 Section of the Westfield Winter Scholastic, held on January 15th:


From L-R: Yussef Diakite (1st place), Adikansh Khanna (2nd), Neil Chowdhury (3rd), Eli Rosenblatt (4th) and Saharsh Bangaru (5th).


Final U750 Standings, in tiebreak-order.

Winter Scholastic Winners

Jonathan Liu (1408),  Tanush Kulkarni (1058) and Yussef Diakite (446) were section winners in the Westfield Winter Scholastic, held on January 15th.


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

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Catching-Up

Due to a variety of factors we have fallen some 6 months behind in posting but reports on our 2017 Winter Scholastic, Spring Scholastic, Grand Prix, NJ Open Qualifier & today's Summer Scholastic will be forthcoming.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Grand Prix Aborted Due To Power Outage, Re-Scheduled For June 25th


Today's Westfield Grand Prix was aborted midway through the 1st round, due to a power outage & the resulting YMCA evacuation.

With the event's abrupt conclusion, we could not issue on-site refunds. Players desiring one should email their pertinent data to westfieldchessclub@gmail.com. If you do not contact us we will hold your entry fee as credit toward future events.

All reported results will be submitted for rating later today, as will 3 adjudicated games in the U1200 Section. Players in the Open & U1800 Sections may submit games for possible adjudication to westfieldchessclub@gmail.com.

The Grand Prix has been re-scheduled for Sunday, June 25th. If we can beat the USCF's publication deadline, its ad will appear in Chess Life's May & June issues.

Thank you all for understanding that the circumstances were beyond our control.

Addendum 3/24 at 2:08 p.m. -  The credit may be used for any Westfield Chess Club tournament except the Club Championship in December.

Monday, January 23, 2017

NEW URL FOR OUR WEB SITE!


The new URL for our web site is www.westfieldchessclub.org

westfieldchessclub.com went offline this morning.

The club was no longer able to update there & refused to pay domain ransom to the notorious Brandon Grey Internet Services.

We only learned of this 6 days ago and are sorry for whatever inconvenience has resulted.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Delay In Reporting Today's Quads



Our report on today's Westfield Quads, which attracted 55 players is being delayed for confirmation of 3rd round results in Section 7.

The USCF site is down at the moment, anyway.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Website Issues!

 
We will be running G/45 Quads on Sunday, as scheduled.

However, due to serious web site issues, westfieldchessclub.com may go offline that day.

If it does, we will re-launch the site at westfieldchessclub.org ASAP.



Tuesday, January 10, 2017

YMCA Security Screening

YMCA Announcement For Adult (18+) Chess Players, Parents & Visitors

All adult (18+) chess players, parents & visitors will be required to go through the YMCA's security screening on January 15, 22 & 29.

Please arrive 30-45 minutes early!

Click the image below for details.


If you are not playing in, bringing your child to play in or coming to watch the 1/15, 1/22 or 1/29 tournaments, you will be required to go through the screening on your next visit to the club.