Wow! The chess results are in. You can see all the results from Oct 16 at www.chesstrm.org/NYC/
Fierce, friendly yet firm competition greeted some 222 chessplayers as Chess Day at Riverbank State Park on Oct. 16 (The Right Move #217) began its 27th season under new President, Yvonne Scorcia.
Matters may get even more intense as the Board responded to the proposal from Christine’s e-mail regarding the New York City Championships to be held this year February 4-5 at the Brooklyn Marriot. Board Meetings are open to all and take place after the Awards ceremony, usually from 3:45 – 4:00. It was decided that (after consultation with Steve Immitt to see if it might be possible for The Right Move to barter the services rendered by Brother John McManus at the tournament Friday night through Sunday night into getting free entries for deserving students) several criteria would need to be met after the December tournament: chess performance at The Right Move tournaments, need, availability, sportsmanship, etc. Players selected byThe Right Move would be contacted to meet all early deadlines for the Feb. 4-5, 2017 tournament.
Now the impressive news!!! Check these out by sections, of course…
Open East Side Community High School surprised many with first place in the Open section. Their 7 points fell ½ point shy of the required 7.5 for a team trophy, even though Lavon Sykes and Vencent Mei took first and second with perfect 3-0 scores. Dylan Ma from NEST+M took 3rd Place with 2.5 points. Brooklyn School of Inquiry took second place team with 5 points. 19 Players competed here.
U1400 East Side Community High School continued to top the ranking with 9 points in the Under 1400 section, winning the First Place Trophy as Lee Ann Perez (2.5), Lucas Tom Wong (2.5), Jonathan Aubry (2) and Edvin Cheng (2) dominated a tough field. 1st and 2nd Place honors went to Jayden Shum (Success Academy) and Mateo Hernandez (LREI) with perfect 3-0 scores. Lucas Tom Wong beat out Lee Ann Perez on tie break points for the third place trophy as they both received 2.5 points. Edward R Murrow took second place team with 6 points. 24 Players in this section.
U1000 PS3 ran roughshod over the super competitive Under 1000 section, scoring 9 points for first place team certificate (Theodore Poulos-Chachere 3, Gabriel Sidel 2, Kabir Cohen 2, and Marie Poulos-Chachere 2). Edward R Murrow (6.5) had second, with NEST+M (6) tied for third with Brooklyn School of Inquiry (6). Academy 1 (4), Washington (3.5), PS166 (3) followed. All deserve credit for their fighting spirit! Maya Nozaki from NEST+M (perfect 4-0) took first place individual honors, followed by Jacky Chan (Edward R Murrow) with 3.5. Javier Ortiz took home third place trophy on tie break points over Theodore Poulos-Chachere, Harshith Samanayamantula, Megan Yesilevich, Sakura Bellamy and Dennis Shender, all with 3-1 scores. 31 Players competed.
U600 Leonid Shynder (4-0, 1st Place) defeated Shubhi Jha (3-1, 4th Place) to take a tie-break win over second place Azamat Bozorov (4-0, 2nd Place), who defeated George Rekviashvili (3-1, 3rd Place). All four will be “promoted” to the Under 1000 Section once the November rating supplement comes out. There were 40 competitors in this Under 600 Section.
4-7 Milosz Bury swept the board en route to a 4-0 First Place win in the Beginner Grade 4-7 Section. Neel Tripathi (3-1, 2nd Place) beat out Giga Kevlishvili (3-1, 3rd Place) and Emmett Miller (3-1, 4th Place) on tie-break points in the 13 player field.
2-3 Katherina Levitsky ran the table with the only perfect 4-0 score in the Beginner Grade 2-3 Section. Maksymillian Bury (3.5-0.5) took Second Place while Caspar Samii took Third Place on tie-break over Leo Kindred, Gannon Gladstone and Julian Lynch, all with 3-1 scores. 29 players competed in this field.