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2018 Spring Fling Results

posted May 21, 2018, 12:34 PM by Michael McCreary

So, yah, we had about 30 more students than I expected - a great problem to have! Looks like I'll need to get even more medals for next time - thank you to the handful of students in the Rated section for your understanding about running out. :(

Thanks again to Pacheco Elementary and all our volunteers for helping the event to be a great success! Hope to see everybody again in the Fall!

Full results are below:

pK-3 Section:
# Place Name Team Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Tot
1 1 Fairchild, Dylan VES W29 W18 W12 W3 W4  5.0
2 2 Taylor, Chase DME W25 W26 D4 W5 W7  4.5
3 3 Saravanan, Mahitha W21 W28 W7 L1 W8  4.0
4 4-6 Flores, Gabriella VES W27 W9 D2 W6 L1  3.5
5 Wheeler, Dallas VES W15 W20 D6 L2 W14  3.5
6 Mayr, Izzy CLSMITH W30 W19 D5 L4 W13  3.5
7 7-11 Jarboe, Eva VES W24 W8 L3 W19 L2  3.0
8 Woods, Logan PACH W32 L7 W10 W9 L3  3.0
9 Habar, Gigi PACH W31 L4 W20 L8 W23  3.0
10 Wallace, Dexter * VES D12 W31 L8 D16 W19  3.0
11 Wilson, Devin CLSMITH H--- U--- D25 W22 W18  3.0
12 12-17 Woods, Milo PACH D10 D17 L1 W20 D16  2.5
13 Taylor, Shelby DME L18 W29 W21 D14 L6  2.5
14 Reynoso, Hadrian * PACH H--- D32 W22 D13 L5  2.5
15 Halderman, Finn * CLSMITH L5 W23 W18 H--- U---  2.5
16 Jaeger, Alik VES H--- U--- W28 D10 D12  2.5
17 Canaday, Neil * TRIV D28 D12 H--- U--- W26  2.5
18 18-24 Duenas, Sebastian PACH W13 L1 L15 W21 L11  2.0
19 Orozco, Leo W22 L6 W26 L7 L10  2.0
20 Santos, Kameron CLSMITH W23 L5 L9 L12 W30  2.0
21 Marchetti, Gianna CLSMITH L3 W24 L13 L18 W29  2.0
22 Balicki, Isabella CLSMITH L19 W30 L14 L11 W32  2.0
23 Flores, Isabella VES L20 L15 W31 W25 L9  2.0
24 Cheney, Brody L7 L21 D29 D26 W28  2.0
25 25-27 Kriivacsy, Dayton VES L2 D27 D11 L23 H---  1.5
26 Covell, Gavin VES B--- L2 L19 D24 L17  1.5
27 Kienow, Lily * CLSMITH L4 D25 W30 U--- U---  1.5
28 28-32 Mazuka, Akaliya CLSMITH D17 L3 L16 D29 L24  1.0
29 Cox, Isabella CLSMITH L1 L13 D24 D28 L21  1.0
30 Habar, Xavi PACH L6 L22 L27 W31 L20  1.0
31 Sharpe, Mina * CLSMITH L9 L10 L23 L30 B---  1.0
32 Pereira, Rylie CLSMITH L8 D14 H--- U--- L22  1.0


pK-8 Section:
# Place Name Team Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Tot
1 1-2 Matuszewicz, Caden TMS W24 W55 W15 W4 W5  5.0
2 Wallace, Cohen TMS W20 W62 W14 W17 W9  5.0
3 3 Wallace, William VES W54 W7 D29 W22 W16  4.5
4 4-8 Jose, Seth CLSMITH W8 W23 W19 L1 W18  4.0
5 Toledo, Nikolai W40 W22 W18 W10 L1  4.0
6 Miller, Owen T TMS W57 W25 L9 W14 W21  4.0
7 Bishop, Evan TMS W47 L3 W61 W23 W17  4.0
8 Clark, Amanda VES L4 W56 W47 W36 W15  4.0
9 9-13 McDow, Dawson VES D12 W52 W6 W29 L2  3.5
10 Seng, Timothy W56 W30 W16 L5 D28  3.5
11 Hanson, Grant VES W50 L19 W20 D26 W31  3.5
12 Takigawa, Kaden * TMS D9 L48 W51 W33 W29  3.5
13 Ornelas, Isley CLSMITH B--- L35 W55 D28 W30  3.5
14 14-28 Cunningham, Tyler VES W38 W44 L2 L6 W37  3.0
15 Baltodano, Santiago PACH W48 W43 L1 W19 L8  3.0
16 Purdy, Noah DME W53 W32 L10 W27 L3  3.0
17 Heil, Jayden VES W61 W42 W27 L2 L7  3.0
18 Mendoza, Rudy W52 W21 L5 W39 L4  3.0
19 Clark, Karen TMS W35 W11 L4 L15 W38  3.0
20 Petterson, Marco PACH L2 W37 L11 W49 W36  3.0
21 Enoch, Lucas VES W42 L18 W35 W24 L6  3.0
22 Palmer, Evan VES W51 L5 W56 L3 W41  3.0
23 Cable, Kai-Leo TRIV W49 L4 W48 L7 W35  3.0
24 Santos, Kylee CLSMITH L1 W40 W58 L21 W46  3.0
25 Adams, Sean VES W58 L6 D46 W34 D26  3.0
26 Petterson, Luca PACH L44 W49 W57 D11 D25  3.0
27 Schwisow, Tyler * TRIV W46 W31 L17 L16 W39  3.0
28 Walsh, Imelda * TRIV H--- W53 D36 D13 D10  3.0
29 29-34 Fairchild, Cole TMS W37 W61 D3 L9 L12  2.5
30 Blishak, Charlie VES W41 L10 D33 W32 L13  2.5
31 Hanson, Chase TMS W39 L27 D32 W46 L11  2.5
32 Matuszewicz, Connor VES W62 L16 D31 L30 W50  2.5
33 Allwein, Evan PACH D36 D50 D30 L12 W47  2.5
34 Smiley, Rigel * TRIV D55 D51 D52 L25 W54  2.5
35 35-45 Rodriguez, Diego ITE L19 W13 L21 W45 L23  2.0
36 Cheney, Gavin D33 W58 D28 L8 L20  2.0
37 Martinez, Eric ITE L29 L20 W60 W48 L14  2.0
38 Ocampo, Jocelyn DME L14 L46 W40 W42 L19  2.0
39 Woods, Parker DME L31 W57 W59 L18 L27  2.0
40 Garcia, Victor ITE L5 L24 L38 W61 W60  2.0
41 Kim, Yul L30 L47 W62 W43 L22  2.0
42 Bhandal, Arvind * ITE L21 L17 B--- L38 W55  2.0
43 Carter, Russell * TRIV W59 L15 L49 L41 W56  2.0
44 Kienow, Cameron CLSMITH W26 L14 W53 U--- U---  2.0
45 Masuecos, Clarence VES H--- U--- D50 L35 B---  2.0
46 46-54 Ortiz, Georgina * ITE L27 W38 D25 L31 L24  1.5
47 Llamas, Alejandro * ITE L7 W41 L8 D50 L33  1.5
48 Soto, Hugo * ITE L15 W12 L23 L37 D49  1.5
49 Minchez, Eddie ITE L23 L26 W43 L20 D48  1.5
50 Lopes, Jianna ITE L11 D33 D45 D47 L32  1.5
51 Valdez, Alyssa * ITE L22 D34 L12 D60 D61  1.5
52 Perez, Laura ITE L18 L9 D34 D55 D57  1.5
53 Dogra, Sanidyha ITE L16 L28 L44 D58 W62  1.5
54 Canaday, Grant TRIV L3 W59 H--- U--- L34  1.5
55 55-60 Valdez, Mercedes * ITE D34 L1 L13 D52 L42  1.0
56 Santiago, Oliver ITE L10 L8 L22 W62 L43  1.0
57 Ortiz, Dahlia * ITE L6 L39 L26 D59 D52  1.0
58 Azua, Sebastian ITE L25 L36 L24 D53 D59  1.0
59 Schaffer, Andrew * ITE L43 L54 L39 D57 D58  1.0
60 Montes, Julian DME H--- U--- L37 D51 L40  1.0
61 61 Llamas, Victoria * ITE L17 L29 L7 L40 D51  0.5
62 62 Uriostegui, Angelina ITE L32 L2 L41 L56 L53  0.0


Rated Section:
# Place Name Team Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Tot
1 1 Lehman, Thomas W8 D4 W5 D2 W3  4.0
2 2-3 Nunez, Jacob W6 W10 L3 D1 W4  3.5
3 Ashton, Wyatt Paul W5 W11 W2 D4 L1  3.5
4 4-7 Saravanan, Sahithy W7 D1 W9 D3 L2  3.0
5 Kragh, Brian L3 W9 L1 B--- W8  3.0
6 Seng, Christine Sa L2 B--- L8 W10 W9  3.0
7 Banan, Dave L4 L8 W10 W11 B---  3.0
8 8-10 Jewell, William L1 W7 W6 L9 L5  2.0
9 Waitkus, William T W11 L5 L4 W8 L6  2.0
10 Engstrom, Cole B--- L2 L7 L6 W11  2.0
11 11 Cable, Kenadi  L9 L3 B--- L7 L10  1.0


Cal Poly Open - Just for Fun - April 28th!

posted Apr 26, 2018, 9:27 PM by Michael McCreary   [ updated Apr 26, 2018, 9:34 PM ]

We'll be having a casual tournament for anybody that wants to come on Saturday, April 28th in Building 52, room E03 from 12PM to 5PMish.

No registration is required, just show up and we'll get you some games!

You can just about anywhere you can find a spot though lot A-1 near Administration is probably closest.

Email Michael if you have any questions. Hope to see you there!

2018 Spring Fling - May 19th at Pacheco Elementary

posted Mar 23, 2018, 9:34 AM by Michael McCreary   [ updated Mar 23, 2018, 9:49 AM ]

Saturday, May 19th, 2018 in San Luis Obispo at Pacheco Elementary School
 
 


Three Sections:
  • Non-Rated Section pK-3rd Grade: For new and beginning players pK-3rd grades. This section is Non-Rated which means that the results will not be submitted to USCF. Writing down moves is encouraged but not required. Using a clock is encouraged but not required.
  • Non-Rated pK-8th Grade: For new and beginning pre-K through 8th graders. Just like the pK-3rd section but for older players. Younger players may "play-up" in this section if they'd like more of a challenge.
  • Rated Section: For more experienced players pK-12 grades. USCF rated 600 or more must play this section. Unrated and USCF rated below 600 may also "play-up" to this section if they would like the extra challenge. Results from this section will be submitted to the USCF for official rating. Current USCF membership is required (see below for information). Unless excused by TD, players must write down moves and use a clock.
  • Sections may be combined or adjusted at TD discretion based on attendance.
Format:
  • USCF rules for Scholastic tournament.
  • 5 rounds SS (Swiss System) - Players are paired for each round against players with approximately the same number of wins and losses after each round (players might not play all 5 rounds if byes are requested or if there's an odd number of players for a round).
  • Game in 30 minute for each player, 5-second delay for Rated section.
  • Tournament Director (TD) discretion may be used for any pairings. We will try to avoid pairings against siblings and school mates for initial rounds.
  • Sets and boards provided. Please bring chess clocks if you have them.

Times:
  • Note that this is a Saturday tournament!
  • On-site registration 9:30 - 10:00.
  • Round times 10:30 am, 12:00 pm, 1:15pm, 2:30 pm, 3:45 pm. Please be present 5 to 10 minutes before round starts.
  • If you have a conflict like a soccer game you can take some "byes" so you can do both! It is better to play 3 games than none. :) Learn more...
  • Awards ceremony at approximately 5:00 pm.

Registration & Entry Fees:
  • Non-rated section: $10 per participant in advance.
  • Rated section: $15 per participant in advance.
  • Additional $10 per participant late fee for onsite registration.
  • Save money and time - REGISTER ONLINE 

USCF Membership (applies to Rated section only!):
  • New players and expired USCF members playing in the rated section must pay for USCF membership prior to tournament.
  • View full USCF membership options online at www.uschess.org
  • New members will immediately receive their USCF ID number upon joining online.


Trophies and Prizes:
  • Trophies will be awarded to the top individuals in each section.
  • Medals will be given to all other players.
  • Top players in the K-8th Section will receive free USCF membership (if applicable) and a registration for the Rated section at our next tournament!
  • Other donated prizes will be handed out at TD discretion.
  • Please contact us if your business would like to sponsor appropriate prizes (like gift certificates for ice-cream and the like).

Location:
  • Pacheco Elementary School, 261 Cuesta Dr.  San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
  • Free parking.
  • Plenty of food nearby.
 
Contact:
Contact Michael McCreary, michael@slochess.com, call or text 805-441-7210 if you have any questions.

Pacheco Elementary

2018 March Madness Results

posted Mar 11, 2018, 1:09 PM by Michael McCreary   [ updated Mar 11, 2018, 1:36 PM ]

Wow! Another record-breaking event in Paso Robles - 85 players! Thanks again to Joshua Gwiazda and the great PRHS team for keeping everybody warm and cozy in the midst of the rain. Also thank you to our volunteer tournament directors for keeping things running smoothly - that was a lot of kids!

Full results are below.

Please email me at michael@slochess.com with any corrections or other feedback. We plan to have our next tournament in late May or early June this year.

  


 


Rated
# Place Name Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Tot
1 1 Sahithya Saravanan W7 W2 W4 W3 D5  4.5
2 2 William Waitkus W10 L1 W9 W4 W3  4.0
3 3-6 Rudy Uribe W6 D7 W5 L1 L2  2.5
4 Wyatt Paul Ashton W8 W5 L1 L2 D6  2.5
5 Mark Dani Boatman W9 L4 L3 W7 D1  2.5
6 Christine Seng L3 W10 L7 W9 D4  2.5
7 7-8 Brian Kragh L1 D3 W6 L5 D9  2.0
8 Cole Engstrom L4 L9 L10 B--- B---  2.0
9 9 Jackson Mance L5 W8 L2 L6 D7  1.5
10 10 Luke Smith L2 L6 W8 U--- U---  1.0

Non-Rated, pK-8th
# Place Name Team Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Tot
1 1-2 Dave Banan W27 W12 W13 W9 W3  5.0
2 William Jewell TMS W42 W19 W15 W4 W10  5.0
3 3-8 Ryan Anderson LMS W16 W6 W7 W5 L1  4.0
4 Cohen Wallace TMS W44 W14 W17 L2 W13  4.0
5 Seth Jose CLSMITH W34 W25 W8 L3 W12  4.0
6 William Wallace VES W20 L3 W25 W18 W14  4.0
7 Karen Clark TMS W24 W26 L3 W15 W23  4.0
8 Tyler Cunningham VES W39 W29 L5 W41 W16  4.0
9 9-11 Alex Corbo LRE W32 D10 W23 L1 W28  3.5
10 Lucas Enoch VES W47 D9 W45 W11 L2  3.5
11 Owen Miller TMS D45 W36 W40 L10 W24  3.5
12 12-22 Caden Matuszewicz TMS W18 L1 W20 W22 L5  3.0
13 Jack Pham VES W50 W46 L1 W21 L4  3.0
14 Charlie Senn PACH W41 L4 W47 W17 L6  3.0
15 Dawson McDow VES W51 W30 L2 L7 W31  3.0
16 Tala Ashton TMS L3 W39 W33 W29 L8  3.0
17 Evan Palmer VES W49 W21 L4 L14 W33  3.0
18 Nikolai Toledo TMS L12 W42 W36 L6 W30  3.0
19 Landen James Adame WPE D23 L2 W42 D31 W32  3.0
20 Rudy Mendoza WPE L6 W49 L12 W45 W29  3.0
21 Cole Fairchild TMS W48 L17 W46 L13 W38  3.0
22 Evan Bishop TMS L29 W47 W30 L12 W34  3.0
23 23-28 Timothy Seng TES D19 B--- L9 W26 L7  2.5
24 Sebastian Azua-Hawthorne ITE L7 D41 W51 W27 L11  2.5
25 John Paul Schmidt TMS W33 L5 L6 D39 W40  2.5
26 Elijah Schmidt VES W36 L7 D31 L23 W43  2.5
27 Amanda Clark VES L1 D35 W49 L24 W39  2.5
28 Kylie Santos CLSMITH H--- U--- W48 W40 L9  2.5
29 29-38 Grant Hanson VES W22 L8 W50 L16 L20  2.0
30 Parker Woods DME W35 L15 L22 W44 L18  2.0
31 Mina Palmer TMS D40 D45 D26 D19 L15  2.0
32 Isabella Flores VES L9 D48 W35 D38 L19  2.0
33 Jayden Heil VES L25 W44 L16 W46 L17  2.0
34 Matthew Thaisuriya WPE L5 W43 L39 W50 L22  2.0
35 Diego Rodrigues ITE L30 D27 L32 D37 W50  2.0
36 Eric Martinez ITE L26 L11 L18 W49 W51  2.0
37 Oliver Santiago ITE D38 L40 L41 D35 W46  2.0
38 Sean Adams VES D37 H--- D43 D32 L21  2.0
39 39-44 Marcus Melendez ITE L8 L16 W34 D25 L27  1.5
40 Gabriella Flores VES D31 W37 L11 L28 L25  1.5
41 Isley Ornales CLSMITH L14 D24 W37 L8 U---  1.5
42 Jianna Lopes ITE L2 L18 L19 B--- D44  1.5
43 Angelina Uriostegui ITE L46 L34 D38 W48 L26  1.5
44 Eddie Minchez-Moreno ITE L4 L33 B--- L30 D42  1.5
45 45-50 Noah Purdy DME D11 D31 L10 L20 U---  1.0
46 Kameron Santos CLSMITH W43 L13 L21 L33 L37  1.0
47 Sanidhya Dogra ITE L10 L22 L14 D51 D48  1.0
48 Victor Garcia ITE L21 D32 L28 L43 D47  1.0
49 Jaxon Mosqueda ITE L17 L20 L27 L36 B---  1.0
50 Laura Perez ITE L13 W51 L29 L34 L35  1.0
51 51 Jocelyn Ocampo DME L15 L50 L24 D47 L36  0.5

Non-Rated, pK-3rd
# Place Name Team Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Tot
1 1 Santiago Baltodano PACH W9 W4 W2 W6 W5  5.0
2 2-4 Devin Wilson CLSMITH W25 W3 L1 W7 W11  4.0
3 Max Mahar W7 L2 W13 W9 W6  4.0
4 Mahitha Saravanan W18 L1 W17 W15 W8  4.0
5 5 Dallas Wheeler VES D21 W25 W16 W8 L1  3.5
6 6-10 Dylan Fairchild VES W20 W14 W15 L1 L3  3.0
7 Izzy Mayr CLSMITH L3 W19 W10 L2 W16  3.0
8 Jack Colton Adame WPE W23 W10 W11 L5 L4  3.0
9 Eva Jarboe VES L1 W20 W18 L3 W15  3.0
10 Gigi Habar PACH W19 L8 L7 W20 W18  3.0
11 11-14 Liliana Diaz D16 W12 L8 W21 L2  2.5
12 Alik Jaeger VES H--- L11 W14 D16 D13  2.5
13 Jacob Galvez WPE W17 L15 L3 W22 D12  2.5
14 Gianna Marchetti W24 L6 L12 D17 W21  2.5
15 15-19 Lucas Mason CLSMITH W22 W13 L6 L4 L9  2.0
16 Chase Taylor DME D11 W21 L5 D12 L7  2.0
17 Maverick Mance L13 W23 L4 D14 D20  2.0
18 Isabella Balicki CLSMITH L4 B--- L9 W24 L10  2.0
19 Shelby Taylor DME L10 L7 L20 W23 W24  2.0
20 20-22 Brody Cheney WPE L6 L9 W19 L10 D17  1.5
21 Lyla Rain Jefferson LRE D5 L16 W22 L11 L14  1.5
22 Dalton Delisle VES L15 D24 L21 L13 B---  1.5
23 23-25 Rylie Pereira CLSMITH L8 L17 D24 L19 D25  1.0
24 Gerald Jackson WPE L14 D22 D23 L18 L19  1.0
25 Xavi Habar PACH L2 L5 H--- U--- D23  1.0

Breton Patrick Carr, 10/1/1955 - 2/11/2018

posted Feb 22, 2018, 9:55 AM by Michael McCreary


Breton at Morro Bay


Breton was a common fixture at our Saturday gatherings in Morro Bay and yearly tournaments. We appreciated his competitive play and gentle character. He lived up to the reputation for us chess players being "characters" by gently insisting on using his quality chess pieces and board as well as his sun protective clothing. He was instrumental in coordinating our last tournament venue in Templeton. He also put together the great write-up of the giant chess board in Morro Bay.

We are all very thankful for his impact on Central Coast Chess and our lives. He will be missed!

You can view his full obituary on the Tribune website.


2018 March Madness Scholastic Tournament

posted Dec 30, 2017, 9:55 AM by Michael McCreary   [ updated Feb 14, 2018, 1:18 PM ]

Saturday, March 10th, 2018 in Paso Robles at Paso Robles High School
 
 


Three Sections:
  • Non-Rated Section pK-3rd Grade: For new and beginning players pK-3rd grades. This section is Non-Rated which means that the results will not be submitted to USCF. Writing down moves is encouraged but not required. Using a clock is encouraged but not required.
  • Non-Rated pK-8th Grade: For new and beginning pre-K through 8th graders. Just like the pK-3rd section but for older players. Younger players may "play-up" in this section if they'd like more of a challenge.
  • Rated Section: For more experienced players pK-12 grades. USCF rated 600 or more must play this section. USCF rated below 600 may also "play-up" to this section if they would like the extra challenge. Results from this section will be submitted to the USCF for official rating. Current USCF membership is required (see below for information). Unless excused by TD, players must write down moves and use a clock.
  • Sections may be combined or adjusted at TD discretion based on attendance.
Format:
  • USCF rules for Scholastic tournament.
  • 5 rounds SS (Swiss System) - Players are paired for each round against players with approximately the same number of wins and losses after each round (players might not play all 5 rounds if byes are requested or if there's an odd number of players for a round).
  • Game in 30 minute for each player, 5-second delay for Rated section.
  • Tournament Director (TD) discretion may be used for any pairings. We will try to avoid pairings against siblings and school mates for initial rounds.
  • Sets and boards provided. Please bring chess clocks if you have them.

Times:
  • Note that this is a Saturday tournament!
  • On-site registration 10:00 - 10:20.
  • Round times 10:30 am, 12:00 pm, 1:15pm, 2:30 pm, 3:45 pm. Please be present 5 to 10 minutes before round starts.
  • If you have a conflict like a soccer game you can take some "byes" so you can do both! It is better to play 3 games than none. :) Learn more...
  • Awards ceremony at approximately 5:00 pm.

Registration & Entry Fees:
  • Non-rated section: $10 per participant in advance.
  • Rated section: $15 per participant in advance.
  • Additional $10 per participant late fee for onsite registration.
  • Save money and time - REGISTER ONLINE 

USCF Membership (applies to Rated section only!):
  • New players and expired USCF members playing in the rated section must pay for USCF membership prior to tournament.
  • View full USCF membership options online at www.uschess.org
  • New members will immediately receive their USCF ID number upon joining online.


Trophies and Prizes:
  • Trophies will be awarded to the top individuals in each section.
  • Medals will be awarded to all other players.
  • Top players in the K-8th Section will receive free USCF membership (if applicable) and a registration for our next tournament (end of school year)!
  • Other donated prizes will be handed out at TD discretion.
  • Please contact us if your business would like to sponsor appropriate prizes (like gift certificates for ice-cream and the like).

Location:
  • Paso Robles High School, 801 Niblick Road, Paso Robles, CA 93446
  • Free parking.
  • Food nearby.
 
Contact:
Contact Michael McCreary, michael@slochess.com

Paso Robles High School

2017 Fall Fiesta Results

posted Dec 3, 2017, 9:27 PM by Michael McCreary   [ updated Dec 3, 2017, 9:44 PM ]

Thanks for a great tournament. Another record-setting attendance!

Below are the results for each section:

K-3rd Grade, Non-Rated
# Place Name Team Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Tot
1 1 Seth Jose CLSMITH D4 W5 W10 W15 W2  4.5
2 2-3 Dallas Wheeler VES W13 W17 W15 W3 L1  4.0
3 Devin Wilson CLSMITH B--- W21 W7 L2 W6  4.0
4 4-5 Dylan Fairchild VES D1 W20 W14 L6 W7  3.5
5 Mahitha Saravanan D14 L1 W18 W17 W12  3.5
6 6-9 Dexter Wallace VES W11 L7 W16 W4 L3  3.0
7 Liliana Diaz PACH W19 W6 L3 W11 L4  3.0
8 Alexander Gonzalez GBE D10 L14 H--- W16 W15  3.0
9 Alik Jaeger VES L12 D18 D20 W19 W14  3.0
10 10-13 Chase Taylor DME D8 W12 L1 D14 D11  2.5
11 Gigi Habar PACH L6 W13 W19 L7 D10  2.5
12 Eva Jarboe VES W9 L10 D17 W21 L5  2.5
13 Shelby Taylor DME L2 L11 W21 D18 W17  2.5
14 14-16 Izzy Mayr CLSMITH D5 W8 L4 D10 L9  2.0
15 Lucas Mason CLSMITH W21 W16 L2 L1 L8  2.0
16 Reagan Neville PACH W18 L15 L6 L8 W21  2.0
17 17-19 Patch Grant WPE W20 L2 D12 L5 L13  1.5
18 Quinn Stason WPE L16 D9 L5 D13 D19  1.5
19 Brock Thompson CLSMITH L7 B--- L11 L9 D18  1.5
20 20 Isabella Cox CLSMITH L17 L4 D9 H--- U---  1.0
21 21 Gerald Jackson WPE L15 L3 L13 L12 L16  0.0


K-8th Grade, Non-Rated
# Place Name Team Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Tot
1 1 Hayden Woodsmall VES W13 W37 W3 W5 W7  5.0
2 2 William Jewell TMS W12 W4 W9 D7 W11  4.5
3 3-6 Alex Corbo LRE W31 W14 L1 W9 W10  4.0
4 Lucas Enoch VES W24 L2 W17 W15 W16  4.0
5 Cole Fairchild TMS W28 W27 W25 L1 W14  4.0
6 Bao Jack Pham VES D26 W11 W10 D20 W12  4.0
7 7-8 Cohen Wallace TMS W22 W35 W15 D2 L1  3.5
8 Caden Matuszewicz NCC H--- U--- W38 W22 W20  3.5
9 9-19 Diego Senn PACH W17 W19 L2 L3 W26  3.0
10 Evan Bishop TMS W21 W30 L6 W13 L3  3.0
11 Tala Rose Ashton TMS W16 L6 W26 W30 L2  3.0
12 Will Hagen VES L2 W24 W39 W21 L6  3.0
13 Charlie Senn PACH L1 W32 W18 L10 W28  3.0
14 Jayden Heil VES W20 L3 W37 W25 L5  3.0
15 Kylee Santos CLSMITH W34 W18 L7 L4 W27  3.0
16 Spencer Sanders VES L11 W31 W28 W29 L4  3.0
17 Rudy Mendoza WPE L9 W38 L4 W34 W29  3.0
18 Owen Tyler Miller TMS W41 L15 L13 W33 W30  3.0
19 Jack Colton Adame WPE W38 L9 D30 D26 W25  3.0
20 20-24 Kameron Santos CLSMITH L14 W36 W23 D6 L8  2.5
21 Dawson McDow VES L10 W33 W27 L12 D23  2.5
22 Marco Petterson PACH L7 D39 W40 L8 W32  2.5
23 Gavin Cheney WPE W39 L25 L20 W31 D21  2.5
24 Benjamin Bektic WPE L4 L12 D32 W40 W37  2.5
25 25-29 Lucas Quiros VES W36 W23 L5 L14 L19  2.0
26 Timothy Seng TES D6 W40 L11 D19 L9  2.0
27 Isayah Bannister DLMS W29 L5 L21 W37 L15  2.0
28 Santiago Baltodano PACH L5 W41 L16 W35 L13  2.0
29 Alyssa Neville PACH L27 W34 W35 L16 L17  2.0
30 30-36 Elliot Anderson VES W33 L10 D19 L11 L18  1.5
31 Landen James Adame WPE L3 L16 W36 L23 D33  1.5
32 Austin Knutson VES L37 L13 D24 W39 L22  1.5
33 Weston Patch WPE L30 L21 W41 L18 D31  1.5
34 Jackson Martin VES L15 L29 B--- L17 D35  1.5
35 Miguel Banister KKE B--- L7 L29 L28 D34  1.5
36 Luca Petterson PACH L25 L20 L31 D38 W40  1.5
37 37-39 Matthew Thaisuriya WPE W32 L1 L14 L27 L24  1.0
38 Isley Ornelas CLSMITH L19 L17 L8 D36 D39  1.0
39 Lina Arnold CLSMITH L23 D22 L12 L32 D38  1.0
40 40-41 Ajrian Aguilar WPE H--- L26 L22 L24 L36  0.5
41 Abigail Terry VES L18 L28 L33 H--- U---  0.5


Rated
# Place Name Team Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Tot
1 1 Wyatt Paul Ashton VES W5 W3 W2 W4 W6  5.0
2 2-3 Sahithya Saravanan W7 W4 L1 D3 W5  3.5
3 William T Waitkus AGHS W8 L1 W6 D2 W7  3.5
4 4-6 Rudy Uribe CLSMITH W6 L2 W5 L1 L8  2.0
5 Cole Engstrom PRHS L1 W8 L4 W7 L2  2.0
6 Christine Seng TES L4 W7 L3 W8 L1  2.0
7 7-8 Brian Kragh PRHS L2 L6 W8 L5 L3  1.0
8 Benjamin Stainbrook PRHS L3 L5 L7 L6 W4  1.0

2017 Fall Fiesta Scholastic Tournament!

posted Oct 27, 2017, 10:07 AM by Michael McCreary   [ updated Oct 27, 2017, 10:27 AM ]

Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 in Paso Robles at Paso Robles High School
 
 


Three Sections:
  • Non-Rated Section pK-3rd Grade: For new and beginning players pK-3rd grades. This section is Non-Rated which means that the results will not be submitted to USCF. Writing down moves is encouraged but not required. Using a clock is encouraged but not required.
  • Non-Rated pK-8th Grade: For new and beginning pre-K through 8th graders. Just like the pK-3rd section but for older players. Younger players may "play-up" in this section if they'd like more of a challenge.
  • Rated Section: For more experienced players pK-12 grades. USCF rated 600 or more must play this section. USCF rated below 600 may also "play-up" to this section if they would like the extra challenge. Results from this section will be submitted to the USCF for official rating. Current USCF membership is required (see below for information). Unless excused by TD, players must write down moves and use a clock.
  • Sections may be combined or adjusted at TD discretion based on attendance.
Format:
  • USCF rules for Scholastic tournament.
  • 5 rounds SS (Swiss System) - Players are paired for each round against players with approximately the same number of wins and losses after each round (players might not play all 5 rounds if byes are requested or if there's an odd number of players for a round).
  • Game in 30 minute for each player, 5-second delay for Rated section.
  • Tournament Director (TD) discretion may be used for any pairings. We will try to avoid pairings against siblings and school mates for initial rounds.
  • Sets and boards provided. Please bring chess clocks if you have them.

Times:
  • Note that this is a Saturday tournament!
  • On-site registration 10:00 - 10:20.
  • Round times 10:30 am, 12:00 pm, 1:15pm, 2:30 pm, 3:45 pm. Please be present 5 to 10 minutes before round starts.
  • If you have a conflict like a soccer game you can take some "byes" so you can do both! It is better to play 3 games than none. :) Learn more...
  • Awards ceremony at approximately 5:00 pm.

Registration & Entry Fees:
  • Non-rated section: $10 per participant in advance.
  • Rated section: $15 per participant in advance.
  • Additional $10 per participant late fee for onsite registration.
  • Save money and time - REGISTER ONLINE 

USCF Membership (applies to Rated section only!):
  • New players and expired USCF members playing in the rated section must pay for USCF membership prior to tournament.
  • Basic 1 year online membership: Under 13 - $16, u16 - $20, u25 - $24.
  • View full USCF membership options online at www.uschess.org
  • New members will immediately receive their USCF ID number upon joining online.


Trophies and Prizes:
  • Trophies will be awarded to the top individuals in each section.
  • Medals will be awarded to all other players.
  • Other donated prizes will be handed out at TD discretion.
  • Please contact us if your business would like to sponsor appropriate prizes (like gift certificates for ice-cream and the like).

Location:
  • Paso Robles High School, 801 Niblick Road, Paso Robles, CA 93446
  • Free parking.
  • Food nearby.
 
Contact:
Contact Michael McCreary, michael@slochess.com

Paso Robles High School

2017 SLO Championship - October 14th

posted Aug 21, 2017, 8:51 PM by Michael McCreary   [ updated Sep 1, 2017, 12:57 PM ]


Two Sections (USCF Rated): 
  • Open
  • Reserve (under 1600 UCSF and unrated)

Format: 
  • USCF rules.
  • 5 rounds SS (Swiss System) - Game in 30 minutes with 5 second delay. 
  • Tournament will be dual-rated (Regular and Quick).
  • We will try to avoid pairings against players from same team/area for initial rounds.
  • Sets provided - please bring your own clocks (digital clocks with time delay preferred).

Times:
  • On-site registration 9:30 - 10:15.
  • Round times 10:30 am, 12:00 pm, 1:15 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:45 pm. 

Registration & Entry Fees:
  • Register early and save! Open: $45, Reserve: $35 - discounted rates when received by October 1st!
  • Open: $55 and Reserve $45 after October 1st.
  • Register online or email me to let me know you are coming.
  • Titled players that commit prior to October 1st are free; entry fee taken out of prizes. Just email me prior to October 1st!
  • USCF membership is required for all players.

Prizes:
  • Open: $200, $125, $75, top u1800 $80. based on 12 players.
  • Reserve: $125, $75, $50 top u1200 $60, Unr. $40 based on 16 players.
  • Minimum 2 each class or else combined.  
  • Unrated must win Open prize or Reserve Unrated prize


Contact: Call/text Michael McCreary, michael@slochess.com (805-441-7210)


Location:
  • Templeton Tennis Ranch 
  • 345 Championship Ln, Templeton, CA 93466
  • No smoking, No free wi-fi, Wheelchair Accessible 
  • Free parking and eating on-site and nearby.



Templeton Tennis Ranch

2017 Summer Blast Results

posted Jun 6, 2017, 8:28 PM by Michael McCreary

We had another record setting attendance at Paso Robles High School this past weekend. Thank you to Josh Gwiazda and all the PRHS staff for a wonderful venue!

Thanks to everyone for a great tournament. We'll see you at the next one!

Below are the full results for each section:

Non-Rated Pre-K thru 3rd grade:
# Place Name Team Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Tot
1 1-3 Mendoza, Rudy PIFFER W20 W11 W6 W4 L3  4.0
2 Paynter, Levi W22 W7 L4 W5 W8  4.0
3 Mahar, Max D10 D15 W16 W11 W1  4.0
4 4-5 Allwein, Evan PACH W23 W9 W2 L1 D6  3.5
5 Saravanan, Mahitha W24 D6 W13 L2 W10  3.5
6 6-9 Heil, Jayden VINE W17 D5 L1 W13 D4  3.0
7 Santos, Kyless CLSMITH W14 L2 D12 D10 W18  3.0
8 Laduque, Henry SLOCA W21 D13 D10 W9 L2  3.0
9 Mayr, Isabella CLSMITH W18 L4 W14 L8 W17  3.0
10 10-16 Kienow, Cameron CLSMITH D3 W22 D8 D7 L5  2.5
11 Schmidt, Elija VINE W16 L1 W23 L3 D12  2.5
12 Andrews, Oliver MONT W15 L19 D7 D17 D11  2.5
13 Vargas, Sergio PACH B--- D8 L5 L6 W20  2.5
14 Flores, Suri CAY L7 W25 L9 W21 D15  2.5
15 Gravett, Luck CLSMITH L12 D3 D21 W23 D14  2.5
16 Wilson, Devin CLSMITH L11 W24 L3 D20 W23  2.5
17 17-19 Beck, Lucy PACH L6 B--- D20 D12 L9  2.0
18 Fairchild, Dylan VINE L9 L23 W24 W22 L7  2.0
19 Clark, Robert Aiden GBE W25 W12 U--- U--- U---  2.0
20 20-22 Mason, Lucas CLSMITH L1 D21 D17 D16 L13  1.5
21 Cordero, Joshua CAY L8 D20 D15 L14 D25  1.5
22 Trzaska, Valerie L2 L10 D25 L18 W24  1.5
23 23-25 Santos, Kameron CLSMITH L4 W18 L11 L15 L16  1.0
24 Marchetti, Gianna L5 L16 L18 W25 L22  1.0
25 Biro, Kaia L19 L14 D22 L24 D21  1.0



Non-Rated K thru 8th grade:
# Place Name Team Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Tot
1 1 Ashton, Tala VINE W22 W15 W8 W9 W3  5.0
2 2-6 Jewell, William VINE W12 W8 W23 L3 W7  4.0
3 Wallace, Cohen VINE W19 W25 W16 W2 L1  4.0
4 Brown, Maxon GBE L7 W21 W10 W18 W9  4.0
5 Fairchild, Cole VINE W23 W19 W15 D7 D6  4.0
6 Clark, Robert Aiden GBE B--- B--- D7 W17 D5  4.0
7 7-13 McDow, Dawson VINE W4 W17 D6 D5 L2  3.0
8 Gibson, David SLOCA W24 L2 L1 W16 W10  3.0
9 Bishop, Evan VINE W13 W22 W20 L1 L4  3.0
10 Graham, Hayden VINE W20 W16 L4 W11 L8  3.0
11 Toledo, Nikolai VINE L16 W13 W25 L10 W18  3.0
12 Sanderson, Cayden VINE L2 B--- L17 W15 W20  3.0
13 Rosales, Sharon PIFFER L9 L11 W21 W23 W17  3.0
14 14 McNamee, Ryan VINE L15 H--- U--- W25 W19  2.5
15 15-18 Biro, Jaden W14 L1 L5 L12 W23  2.0
16 Ragsdale, Cole CLSMITH W11 L10 L3 L8 W24  2.0
17 Knau, Joshua W21 L7 W12 L6 L13  2.0
18 Miller, Owen VINE B--- L20 W22 L4 L11  2.0
19 19-22 Hart, Phoenix L3 L5 W24 D20 L14  1.5
20 Dow, Jed SLOCA L10 W18 L9 D19 L12  1.5
21 Decker, Alyssa VINE L17 L4 L13 D22 B---  1.5
22 Halderman, Sean CLSMITH L1 L9 L18 D21 W25  1.5
23 23-24 Cordero, Elijah CAY L5 W24 L2 L13 L15  1.0
24 Schmidt, John Paul VINE L8 L23 L19 B--- L16  1.0
25 25 Vargas, Liz PACH H--- L3 L11 L14 L22  0.5



Rated - K thru 12th grade:
# Place Name Team Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Tot
1 1 Saravanan, Sahithy W8 W9 W2 D3 W4  4.5
2 2 Boatman, Mark  W11 W3 L1 W10 W6  4.0
3 3 Ashton, Wyatt VINE W5 L2 W10 D1 W8  3.5
4 4-5 Waitkus, William AGHS D7 D6 W5 W8 L1  3.0
5 Canales, Micah PRHS L3 W7 L4 W9 W10  3.0
6 6-7 Kragh, Brian PRHS L9 D4 W7 W11 L2  2.5
7 Uribe, Rudy CLSMITH D4 L5 L6 B--- W11  2.5
8 8-10 Mance, Jackson L1 B--- W9 L4 L3  2.0
9 Mussak, Jonathan W6 L1 L8 L5 B---  2.0
10 Ruddell, Nathaniel B--- W11 L3 L2 L5  2.0
11 11 Engstrom, Cole PRHS L2 L10 B--- L6 L7  1.0



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