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2013 Spring Fling Results and Photos

posted Jun 1, 2013, 11:02 PM by Michael McCreary   [ updated Jun 2, 2013, 2:48 PM ]
Morro Bay High School was a great venue! Thank you again to Mark Wilton and all the MBHS Chess Team for being great hosts. 

It was a great tournament to end the year. I was especially impressed to see the quality of play improve over the year. A full day of chess is exhausting and I am so proud of all the kids for hanging in there and giving it their best even if the results weren't what they were hoping. You are all winners!

We did had decisive results in the Rated section. Joey Ruddell came in first with 4.5 points, new-comer Matthew Calandro came in second with 3.5 points and Judith Gottlieb in third with 3 points. Thanks to those that took a risk and played up a section! 

The non-rated section saw winner John Raj in only his second tournament with 4.5 points. There was a 3-way tie for 2nd place between Nathaniel Ruddell, Zachary Whitfield, and Max Waldorf. Ryan and Gavin Galanski tied for third with Ryan getting the 5th place trophy on tie-breaks.

Full results are below. Click here for USCF results.

There's an image gallery below the results. Sorry I didn't get everyone. :(

Thanks again for all the players and parents. Keep and eye out for tournaments starting next fall.

Please let me know if you have any questions about chess resources. I know not everybody was particularly happy with their results and I hope that motivates them a bit to putting more time and effort into their studies. Doing just a bit of chess study each week over the summer will do wonders for your game. Check out the Resources page if you need ideas.

SwissSys Standings. 2013 Spring Fling: Rated

# Name Team Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Tot
1 Joey Fred Ruddell CCHS W4 B--- W5 W3 D2 4.5
2 Matthew Calandro PACHEC L3 W6 W4 W5 D1 3.5
3 Judith D Gottlieb PAIDEI W2 L4 B--- L1 W7 3.0
4 Pierce Evernden MBHS L1 W3 L2 W6 D5 2.5
5 Landan G Beaudoin LAGUNA W6 W7 L1 L2 D4 2.5
6 Lorenzo Cortese SINSCH L5 L2 W7 L4 B--- 2.0
7 Ryan Pudwill AJHS H--- L5 L6 B--- L3 1.5

SwissSys Standings. 2013 Spring Fling: Non-Rated

# Name Team Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Tot
1 John Raj SLOCA W13 W9 H--- W5 W4 4.5
2 Nathaniel Ruddell CCHS W18 W6 L5 D3 W10 3.5
3 Zachary Whitfield OCEANV L6 W18 W9 D2 W5 3.5
4 Max Waldorf PACHEC H--- W12 W15 W6 L1 3.5
5 Ryan Galanski SLDM W10 W7 W2 L1 L3 3.0
6 Gavin Galanski SLDM W3 L2 W7 L4 W12 3.0
7 Tekuru Schwartz PACHEC W17 L5 L6 W16 W14 3.0
8 Shannyn McCreary LAGUNA L9 W14 U--- W18 W18 3.0
9 Mason Shipcott PACHEC W8 L1 L3 D11 W15 2.5
10 Diego Senn PACHEC L5 D13 W18 W15 L2 2.5
11 Madison Neville MBE H--- L15 D13 D9 W16 2.5
12 Natalia Grondin PACHEC D16 L4 D14 W13 L6 2.0
13 James Machado PACHEC L1 D10 D11 L12 W17 2.0
14 David Gibson PACHEC D15 L8 D12 W17 L7 2.0
15 Emmy Elloitt DELMAR D14 W11 L4 L10 L9 1.5
16 Cooper Irving MONARC D12 H--- U--- L7 L11 1.0
17 Edie Irving MONARC L7 H--- U--- L14 L13 0.5
18 Brielle Machado PACHEC L2 L3 L10 L8 L8 0.0

2013 Spring Fling