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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



2017 Summer Blast Scholastic Tournament

posted Apr 21, 2017, 11:26 AM by Michael McCreary   [ updated Apr 21, 2017, 11:34 AM ]

Sunday, June 4th, 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 Sunday 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, call or text 805-441-7210 if you have any questions.

Paso Robles High School

2017 March Madness Results

posted Mar 14, 2017, 9:10 PM by Michael McCreary

We had a crazy-huge turnout last weekend for the 2017 March Madness tournament. We were just shy of 50 players for a beautiful day in Atascadero. A huge thanks to Vicky Taylor and Children's House Montessori for hosting!



Below are the final standing for the two sections. Stay tuned for the next tournament.

Rated Section

# Place Name Team Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Tot
1 1-2 Boatman, Mark Daniel GBE W2 L4 W9 W5 W3  4.0
2 Uribe, Rudy CLSMITH L1 W10 W12 W6 W4  4.0
3 3 Saravanan, Sahithy W10 D9 W11 W4 L1  3.5
4 4-7 Kragh, Brian PRHS W7 W1 W6 L3 L2  3.0
5 Ashton, Wyatt W12 L6 W7 L1 W10  3.0
6 Ruddell, Nathaniel W13 W5 L4 L2 B---  3.0
7 Waitkus, William AGHS L4 W8 L5 W13 W9  3.0
8 8 Machado, Brielle B--- L7 L10 D9 W12  2.5
9 9-11 Mance, Jackson Michael W11 D3 L1 D8 L7  2.0
10 Cantrell, Joe PRHS L3 L2 W8 W11 L5  2.0
11 Horejsi Jr, Chris PRHS L9 B--- L3 L10 W13  2.0
12 12 Cable, Calista Madison L5 W13 L2 H--- L8  1.5
13 13 Stainbrook, Benjamin PRHS L6 L12 B--- L7 L11  1.0


Non-Rated Section
# Place Name Team Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Tot
1 1-2 Lykes, Hue CAY W14 W9 D6 W15 W5  4.5
2 Cable, Kenadi Neveah W23 W17 W7 H--- W3  4.5
3 3-4 Purdy, Noah DELMAR W29 W4 W21 W6 L2  4.0
4 Schalk, Sean CAY W33 L3 W24 W10 W11  4.0
5 5-9 Jewell, William W12 W10 W8 H--- L1  3.5
6 Brown, Maxon GBE W26 W34 D1 L3 W19  3.5
7 Toledo, Nikolai D16 W30 L2 W28 W14  3.5
8 Nau, Joshua W28 W25 L5 D14 W16  3.5
9 Cable, Kai-Leo W35 L1 W26 H--- W15  3.5
10 10-13 Saravanan, Mahitha W18 L5 W36 L4 W23  3.0
11 Decker, Alyssa VINE D22 D32 W17 W21 L4  3.0
12 Adame, Jack PIFFER L5 D18 W29 W32 D20  3.0
13 Clark, Robert GBE D17 W22 L15 D23 W21  3.0
14 14-20 Mendoze, Rudy PIFFER L1 W35 W19 D8 L7  2.5
15 Shea, Laila PIFFER D20 W16 W13 L1 L9  2.5
16 Baltodano, Santiago PACH D7 L15 W22 W18 L8  2.5
17 Mayr, Izzy CLSMITH D13 L2 L11 W29 W24  2.5
18 Robinson, Gwen CLSMITH L10 D12 W30 L16 W28  2.5
19 Woods, Logan PACH H--- W20 L14 W25 L6  2.5
20 Gann, Alana D15 L19 D32 W33 D12  2.5
21 21-27 Reed, Bennet GBE W27 W24 L3 L11 L13  2.0
22 Adame, Landen PIFFER D11 L13 L16 W30 D25  2.0
23 Matteson, Zoe CLSMITH L2 W33 D25 D13 L10  2.0
24 Ashton, Tala VINE W32 L21 L4 W26 L17  2.0
25 Anderson, Elliot VINE W31 L8 D23 L19 D22  2.0
26 Borges, Trenton VINE L6 W36 L9 L24 W31  2.0
27 Allwein, Evan PACH L21 D28 H--- U--- W32  2.0
28 28-31 Mansfield, Trevor GBE L8 D27 W31 L7 L18  1.5
29 Sanderson, Cayden VINE L3 D31 L12 L17 B---  1.5
30 Woods, Milo PACH H--- L7 L18 L22 W33  1.5
31 Marchetti, Gianna CLSMITH L25 D29 L28 B--- L26  1.5
32 32-34 Taylor, Declan CHM L24 D11 D20 L12 L27  1.0
33 Fairchild, Cole VINE L4 L23 B--- L20 L30  1.0
34 Hurd, Natalie LEWI W36 L6 U--- U--- U---  1.0
35 35 Beck, Lucy PACH L9 L14 H--- U--- U---  0.5
36 36 Gutierrez, Lyra CLSMITH L34 L26 L10 U--- U---  0.0

2017 March Madness - Sunday March 12th in Atascadero

posted Feb 10, 2017, 11:13 AM by Michael McCreary   [ updated Feb 10, 2017, 11:14 AM ]

Sunday, March 12th, 2017 in Atascadero at Children's House Montessori School

 
 


Two Sections:
  • Non-Rated Section: For new and beginning players pK-8 grades. Also welcome are United States Chess Federation (USCF) players rated below 600. 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.
  • 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.
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 Sunday tournament! We've always done Saturday tournaments in the past but we thought we'd try this.
  • 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 up to two "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: $15 per participant in advance.
  • Rated section: $20 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:
  • Children's House Montessori School, 3025 Monterey Road, Atascadero, CA 93422
  • Tournament in Steve's barn, right behind the school.
  • Free parking.
  • Food nearby.
 
Contact:
Contact Michael McCreary, michael@slochess.com, call or text 805-441-7210 if you have any questions.

Children's House Montessori School

2016 SLO County Championship - September 17th

posted May 30, 2016, 3:01 PM by Michael McCreary   [ updated Sep 1, 2016, 11:57 AM ]


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

Format: 
  • USCF rules.
  • 4 rounds SS (Swiss System) - Game in 60 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 9:00 - 9:30.
  • Round times 10:00 am, 12:30 pm, 3:00 pm, 5:30 pm 

Registration & Entry Fees:
  • Register early and save! Open: $45, Reserve: $35 - discounted rates when received by August 27th! Extended until September 3rd!!!
  • Open: $55 and Reserve $45 after August 27th.
  • Register online or email me to let me know you are coming.
  • Titled players that commit prior to September 19th are free; entry fee taken out of prizes. Just email me prior to August 27th!

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:
  • Morro Bay Community Center 
  • 1001 Kennedy Way, 
  • Morro Bay, CA 93442 view map
  • No smoking, No free wi-fi, Wheelchair Accessible 
  • Free parking and eating places nearby.



Morro Bay Community Center

2016 Spring Fling Results

posted Apr 17, 2016, 9:06 PM by Michael McCreary   [ updated Apr 18, 2016, 7:50 AM ]

It was a beautiful day in Atascadero for our tournament. A huge thank you to Children's House Montessori for hosting the event!

I was super happy with the turnout - 37 students over both sections. Thank you to the various coaches and parents for getting the word out and getting your students to the event.

There were some great victories, many heartbreaking losses, and frustrating stalemates. Full results are below. Please contact me if you have any questions or feedback from the event.

- Michael


2016 Spring Fling: Non-Rated

# Place Name Team Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Tot
1 1 Wyatt Ashton GBE W13 D10 W6 W8 W5 4.5
2 2-4 Nathaniel Ruddell   W5 L3 W15 W7 W9 4.0
3   Tyler Anderson LEWI W15 W2 D7 D9 W8 4.0
4   Gage Hawley CHMS W16 W17 L8 W14 W13 4.0
5 5-10 Sebastian Haas CHMS L2 W22 W10 W12 L1 3.0
6   Lucas Gregory Vance CHMS W22 D9 L1 D10 W11 3.0
7   Harrison Bays CHMS D18 W21 D3 L2 W16 3.0
8   Dallin Anderson LEWI W23 W11 W4 L1 L3 3.0
9   Maxon Brown GBE W24 D6 W14 D3 L2 3.0
10   Nikolai Toledo   W20 D1 L5 D6 W15 3.0
11 11-13 Robert Clark GBE W12 L8 W17 D13 L6 2.5
12   Declan Taylor CHMS L11 W24 W16 L5 D14 2.5
13   Casey Stephens PACH L1 W20 W21 D11 L4 2.5
14 14-18 Mahitha Saravanan   D21 W18 L9 L4 D12 2.0
15   David Gibson SLOCA L3 W19 L2 W17 L10 2.0
16   William Giauque   L4 W23 L12 W19 L7 2.0
17   Naomi Wedding CAYUCOS W19 L4 L11 L15 W23 2.0
18   Trevor Mansfield GBE D7 L14 D20 D23 D19 2.0
19 19-22 Isabella Mayr PACH L17 L15 W24 L16 D18 1.5
20   Luke Fisher CAYUCOS L10 L13 D18 D22 D24 1.5
21   Bennet Reed GBE D14 L7 L13 D24 D22 1.5
22   Alana Gann CAYUCOS L6 L5 D23 D20 D21 1.5
23 23-24 Henry Theodore Teague CHMS L8 L16 D22 D18 L17 1.0
24   Anthony Uribe   L9 L12 L19 D21 D20 1.0

2016 Spring Fling: Rated (USCF Rating Results)

#PlaceNameRtngTeamRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Rd 4Rd 5Tot
11JUSTIN CHOI1401 W10W5W6W2W4 5.0
22DANIEL I QUINTANA864MBHSW11W12W3L1W5 4.0
33CHRIS HOREJSI JR831PRHSD7W9L2W10W11 3.5
44-7JOHN RAJ926SLOCAW13L6W12W8L1 3.0
5 SAHITHY SARAVANAN725 W8L1W11W6L2 3.0
6 Andrew McGuffinunr.PRHSW9W4L1L5B--- 3.0
7 Alex Fariasunr. D3L11W9W12D8 3.0
88Cooper Youngunr.PRHSL5W13W10L4D7 2.5
99-11GRANT KOMM570LEWIL6L3L7B---W12 2.0
10 NATHANIEL KRAKER550PACHL1B---L8L3W13 2.0
11 Mark Boatmanunr.GBEL2W7L5W13L3 2.0
1212TYLER STEPHENS397PACHB---L2L4L7L9 1.0
1313BRIELLE MACHADO101PACHL4L8H---L11L10 0.5

2016 Spring Fling - April 16th in Atascadero

posted Feb 13, 2016, 10:15 AM by Michael McCreary   [ updated Feb 20, 2016, 12:44 PM ]

Saturday, April 16th 2016, in Atascadero at Children's House Montessori School

 
 


Two Sections:
  • Non-Rated Section: For new and beginning players pK-8 grades. Also welcome are United States Chess Federation (USCF) players rated below 600. 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.
  • 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.
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:
  • 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 up to two "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: $15 per participant in advance.
  • Rated section: $20 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:
  • Children's House Montessori School, 3025 Monterey Road, Atascadero, CA 93422
  • Tournament in Steve's barn, right behind the school.
  • Free parking.
  • Food nearby.
 
Contact:
Contact Michael McCreary, michael@slochess.com, call or text 805-441-7210 if you have any questions.

Children's House Montessori School

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