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Holiday Metro Chess Tournament – Results!

December 1, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

- $45
18 Holiday Minnetonka | Eagle Ridge Academy

 

Team K-5 Final Standings

 

Plc Code Name (Players:Top 4 used) Score Solk Cum CumOp Med SBx2
                 
1 EglRdg Eagle Ridge Academy (4) 19.0 89.0 73.0 338.5 60.5 130.0
    Venkatakrishnan, Arjun (6.0,913)            
    Kannan, Aditi (5.0,653)            
    Kannan, Aarti (4.0,969)            
    Sudhakar, Joshini Gandhi (4.0,869)            
2 LncWBL Lincoln – White Bear Lake, Whit (5) 17.5 88.5 65.5 326.5 57.0 109.0
    Skildum, Carson (5.0,635)            
    Wolfe, Joseph (4.5,758)            
    Watson, Noah (4.0,801)            
    Hennig, Graham (4.0,870)            
    Hennig, Martin (4.0,858)            
3 ScenH Scenic Heights, Minnetonka (17) 16.0 92.0 65.5 327.0 61.5 106.0
    Tan, Xinlai (4.5,613)            
    Rambeck, Simon (4.0,821)            
    Wu, Samuel (Siyuan (4.0,634)            
    Magness, Zachary (3.5,566)            
    Lipnik, Joshua (3.5,454)            
    Klobe, Adam (3.5,684)            
    Wu, Selena (Siyu (3.5,465)            
    Tan, Yvesander (3.5,417)            
4 MdwRdg Meadow Ridge, Plymouth (6) 16.0 77.0 57.5 287.5 52.0 92.5
    Wei, Merrick (5.0,743)            
    Meyers, Connor (4.0,562)            
    Lou, Jerry (3.5,679)            
    Borchardt, Julia (3.5,252)            
5 Chan Chanhassen, Chanhassen (3) 14.0 62.0 47.0 230.5 42.5 90.0
    Harish, Siddharth (5.0,423)            
    Reichow, Brennan (5.0,708)            
    Reichow, Camden (4.0,463)            
6 ClrSpg Clear Springs, Minnetonka (6) 13.5 78.0 45.0 273.0 51.5 71.5
7 Mwshta Minnewashta (5) 12.5 73.5 44.5 263.0 49.0 61.5
8 BassWd Basswood, Maple Grove (4) 12.5 67.0 44.0 239.5 45.0 66.5
9 KmLn Kimberly Lane, Plymouth (2) 11.0 43.5 40.0 154.5 29.5 80.0
10 DpHvn Deephaven, Minnetonka (7) 10.5 65.5 32.5 227.0 42.5 44.5
11 WvrLk Weaver Lake, Maple Grove (4) 10.5 64.5 33.0 221.0 43.5 43.5
12 PlyCrk Plymouth Creek, Plymouth (3) 10.5 54.5 36.0 186.0 35.5 49.0
13 GlcrHl Glacier Hills, Eagan, MN (6) 9.5 72.5 31.0 238.5 50.0 38.0
14 SusanL Susan Lindgren, St. Louis Park (3) 7.5 52.5 27.0 192.5 36.5 34.0
15 NtvMry Nativity of Mary, Bloomington, (6) 7.0 60.5 21.5 198.5 41.0 17.5
16 VdnsHt Vadnais Heights, White Bear Lak (3) 7.0 54.0 26.0 188.5 36.0 24.5
17 OkHl Oak Hills, Lakeville (2) 6.5 38.0 24.0 134.0 25.5 32.5
18 ProvAc Providence Academy, Plymouth (2) 6.5 36.0 24.0 133.0 24.0 34.5
19 BrdgWt Bridgewater, Northfield, MN (2) 6.5 36.0 20.5 122.0 22.5 31.5
20 SunHl Sunset Hill, Plymouth, MN (2) 6.0 33.5 19.0 121.0 22.5 21.0
21 Orono Orono, Orono (2) 5.5 36.5 21.0 127.5 24.0 26.0
22 Grove Groveland, Minnetonka (2) 5.0 33.0 15.0 108.0 21.0 15.0
23 Vict Victoria, Victoria (2) 5.0 31.0 14.0 100.0 20.5 19.5
24 VlyCrs Valley Crossing (2) 4.5 37.0 18.5 131.0 25.0 28.0
25 ExCl Excelsior, Minnetonka (2) 4.5 31.5 15.5 109.5 21.0 20.0
26 LlyLk Lily Lake (2) 3.0 31.5 8.5 104.0 20.0 6.5
27 TrtlLk Turtle Lake (1) 5.0 23.0 20.0 91.0 14.0 34.0
28 SlmHl Salem Hills (1) 5.0 19.0 16.0 75.0 13.0 30.0
29 ChryVw Cherry View, Lakeville (1) 5.0 18.0 17.0 65.0 12.5 26.0
30 Andvr Andover, Andover (1) 4.5 20.0 14.0 71.5 13.0 27.5
31 CdrRdg Cedar Ridge, Eden Prairie (1) 4.0 22.0 16.0 82.0 14.0 26.0
32 Mtska Matoska, White Bear Lake (1) 4.0 21.0 14.0 73.5 14.0 22.0
33 BlfCrk Bluff Creek, Chanhassen (1) 4.0 18.0 13.0 64.0 11.0 19.0
34 RumR Rum River, Ham Lake (1) 4.0 17.0 13.0 64.5 11.0 22.0
35 JCC Jewish Community Center, Hopkin (1) 3.5 21.5 12.0 74.5 14.0 20.5
36 WdCrst Woodcrest (1) 3.5 17.0 12.0 59.0 11.5 19.0
37 Home Home School (1) 3.0 27.5 15.0 93.5 17.5 26.0
38 Oxbow Oxbow (1) 3.0 18.0 12.0 68.0 12.0 10.0
39 ShHll ShHll (1) 3.0 17.0 9.0 59.0 11.0 13.0
40 RdRk Red Rock, Woodbury, MN (1) 3.0 15.5 9.0 55.0 10.5 12.0
41 DrWd Deerwood, Eagan (1) 2.5 17.0 9.5 59.5 11.0 10.0
42 MdwBrk Meadowbrook (1) 2.5 16.5 9.5 55.0 10.5 9.0
43 PrVw Prairie View, Eden Prairie, MN (1) 2.0 17.0 5.0 57.5 11.0 5.0
44 Jnthn Jonathan, Chaska (1) 2.0 16.5 7.5 60.5 11.5 8.5
45 EdnLk Eden Lake, Eden Prairie (1) 2.0 9.5 6.5 27.5 5.5 3.0
46 Cologn Cologne Academy, Cologne, MN (1) 1.5 13.0 2.5 37.5 8.5 2.5
47 Brnsd Burnside Elementary, Red Wing, (1) 1.0 12.5 4.0 40.0 9.0 1.0
48 Bonner Bonner, Stewartville, Stewartvi (1) 0.5 13.0 1.5 41.5 8.5 1.5

2018 Holiday Chess Tournament Individual Results

Dec. 1, 2018

Grades 4-5

No. Name ID Gr Team Rate Pts TBrk1 TBrk2 Rnd1 Rnd2 Rnd3 Rnd4 Rnd5 Rnd6
1 Venkatakrishnan, Arjun 16404854 4 EglRdg 913 6.0 24.0 21.0 W4 W23 W10 W22 W7 W3
2 Harish, Siddharth 16647161 4 Chan 423 5.0 22.0 17.0 W39 W6 L7 W15 W11 W8
3 Lemieux, Ryan 16691886 5 ProvAc 874 5.0 21.5 20.0 W37 W33 W26 W8 W9 L1
4 Skildum, Carson 16540106 4 LncWBL   5.0 20.0 15.0 L1 W38 W42 W24 W19 W16
5 Wei, Merrick 16540270 4 MdwRdg 743 5.0 19.5 17.0 W41 W21 L22 W25 W14 W7
6 Wolfe, Joseph 16540291 5 LncWBL   4.5 19.5 15.5 W36 L2 W34 W23 W22 D10
7 Watson, Noah 16101584 4 LncWBL 801 4.0 26.0 18.0 W30 W25 W2 W9 L1 L5
8 Hennig, Graham 16308390 5 LncWBL   4.0 23.0 17.0 W35 W27 W16 L3 W13 L2
9 Murthy, Milind 16324467 4 CdrRdg 1053 4.0 22.0 16.0 W32 W28 W15 L7 L3 W18
10 Punjabi, Abhay 16542124 4 PlyCrk   4.0 20.5 15.0 W46 W50 L1 D18 W17 D6
11 Fanska, Cade 16361752 4 OkHl 583 4.0 19.5 14.0 W20 L22 W29 W36 L2 W27
12 Hennig, Martin 16539638 5 LncWBL   4.0 18.5 13.0 W29 L16 W24 L14 W36 W23
13 Meyers, Connor 16308205 4 MdwRdg 562 4.0 18.0 13.0 L22 W39 W30 W26 L8 W25
14 Rodriguez, Reyez 16540038 5 RumR 483 4.0 17.0 13.0 L50 W45 W37 W12 L5 W22
15 Lou, Jerry 16146970 4 MdwRdg 679 3.5 21.0 13.5 W31 W34 L9 L2 W32 D20
16 Magness, Zachary 16539858 4 ScenH   3.5 20.5 14.5 W48 W12 L8 D17 W35 L4
17 Bodin, Sebastian 16627880 5 WvrLk 237 3.5 19.5 12.5 W19 L24 W27 D16 L10 W33
18 Kuruvila, Rohan 16878237 4 VlyCrs   3.5 19.0 12.5 L28 W41 W21 D10 W33 L9
19 Klobe, Adam 16539781 4 ScenH 684 3.5 18.5 11.5 L17 W40 W32 D33 L4 W34
20 Wu, Selena (Siyu 16878380 5 ScenH   3.5 17.5 10.5 L11 W48 L33 W28 W26 D15
21 Tan, Yvesander 16713500 4 ScenH 417 3.5 15.5 10.5 W52 L5 L18 D38 W40 W35
22 Johnson, Austin 16315458 4 Home 746 3.0 27.5 15.0 W13 W11 W5 L1 L6 L14
23 Jones, Wyatt 16539733 5 ScenH 474 3.0 22.5 12.0 W43 L1 W31 L6 W29 L12
24 Marsh, Kiernan 16539885 4 ClrSpg 397 3.0 19.5 10.5 D40 W17 L12 L4 W38 D31
25 Paul, Dane 16308467 5 Oxbow 468 3.0 18.0 12.0 W38 L7 W50 L5 W37 L13
26 Lenertz, Henry 16664933 4 BassWd 363 3.0 18.0 12.0 W49 W42 L3 L13 L20 W36
27 Lipnik, Iser 16539822 5 ScenH   3.0 17.5 11.0 W44 L8 L17 W50 W30 L11
28 Jewett, Peter 16542062 5 DpHvn 498 3.0 17.0 9.0 W18 L9 L36 L20 W39 W37
29 Hunnicutt, Jordan 16306110 5 Vict 339 3.0 17.0 9.0 L12 W46 L11 W45 L23 W43
30 Stensland, Charles 16625987 4 SunHl 283 3.0 16.0 9.0 L7 W49 L13 W47 L27 W42
31 Selby, Miles 16540071 4 SusanL   3.0 15.5 9.5 L15 W47 L23 W44 D34 D24
32 Koster, Landon 16539796 5 WvrLk   3.0 15.5 9.0 L9 W51 L19 W43 L15 W41
33 Rothe, Zack 16317235 4 MdwRdg 395 2.5 19.5 11.5 W51 L3 W20 D19 L18 L17
34 Wilson, Liam 16664817 4 Orono 374 2.5 18.0 10.0 W47 L15 L6 W39 D31 L19
35 Simpson, Brad 16696678 5 DrWd   2.5 17.0 9.5 L8 D44 W41 W40 L16 L21
36 Mann, Ethan 16693485 4 GlcrHl   2.0 19.0 9.0 L6 W52 W28 L11 L12 L26
37 Christensen, Nathan 16539534 5 VdnsHt 252 2.0 19.0 8.0 L3 W43 L14 W42 L25 L28
38 Chandra, Arjun 16712560 5 VdnsHt   2.0 17.0 6.0 L25 L4 W52 D21 L24 D40
39 Mosier, Sullivan 16877778 4 PrVw   2.0 17.0 5.0 L2 L13 W48 L34 L28 W50
40 Wells, Lawrence 16880127 4 WvrLk   2.0 16.5 7.5 D24 L19 W44 L35 L21 D38
41 Pagey, Aayush 16692627 4 GlcrHl 246 2.0 16.5 5.0 L5 L18 L35 W51 W46 L32
42 Lee, Jacob 16712622 4 ScenH   2.0 16.0 8.0 W45 L26 L4 L37 W50 L30
43 Farnum, Noah 16879204 4 DpHvn   2.0 14.5 6.0 L23 L37 W46 L32 W49 L29
44 Kambeitz, Cole 16879623 5 Vict   2.0 14.0 5.0 L27 D35 L40 L31 W48 D45
45 Bergh, Ethan 16882715 4 GlcrHl   2.0 13.0 5.5 L42 L14 W51 L29 D47 D44
46 Panganiban, Marcus Liam 16880092 4 WvrLk   2.0 13.0 4.0 L10 L29 L43 W52 L41 W47
47 Rebman, Matteo 16878127 5 DpHvn   1.5 14.0 5.0 L34 L31 W49 L30 D45 L46
48 Casper, Adam 16692241 4 GlcrHl   1.5 13.0 2.5 L16 L20 L39 D49 L44 W51
49 Shook, Oliver 16880216 4 NtvMry   1.5 11.5 2.5 L26 L30 L47 D48 L43 W52
50 Doshi, Aaron 16877846 4 VlyCrs   1.0 18.0 6.0 W14 L10 L25 L27 L42 L39
51 Northup, Dalton 16880861 4 NtvMry   0.5 11.5 1.0 L33 L32 L45 L41 D52 L48
52 Kalinsky, Samuel 16882721 4 BassWd   0.5 11.5 1.0 L21 L36 L38 L46 D51 L49

Grades 2-3

No. Name ID Gr Team Rate Pts TBrk1 TBrk2 Rnd1 Rnd2 Rnd3 Rnd4 Rnd5 Rnd6
1 Zhang, Kaiden 16326856 3 KmLn   6.0 24.5 21.0 W34 W17 W7 W10 W9 W2
2 Liu, Jeremy 16676936 2 TrtlLk   5.0 23.0 20.0 W32 W26 W25 W13 W11 L1
3 Chapellin, Andres 16881178 2 BassWd   5.0 21.5 18.0 W44 W18 W14 L9 W28 W12
4 Reichow, Brennan 16884383 2 Chan   5.0 21.0 17.0 W31 W40 L10 W14 W20 W11
5 Salil, Aarav 16735714 2 SlmHl   5.0 19.0 16.0 W33 L10 W48 W30 W26 W13
6 Kannan, Aditi 16542083 2 EglRdg 653 5.0 18.5 17.0 W56 W53 L12 W27 W16 W9
7 Tan, Xinlai 16654900 3 ScenH   4.5 21.5 16.0 W50 W29 L1 W43 D8 W22
8 Penalva, Oliver 16882302 3 Andvr   4.5 20.0 14.0 L9 W41 W31 W40 D7 W23
9 Rambeck, Simon 16540023 2 ScenH 821 4.0 27.0 18.0 W8 W21 W28 W3 L1 L6
10 Marsh, Griffin 16539870 2 ClrSpg 605 4.0 25.0 16.0 W49 W5 W4 L1 L12 W28
11 Kannan, Aarti 16542077 2 EglRdg 969 4.0 24.0 18.0 W39 W30 W15 W12 L2 L4
12 Wu, Samuel (Siyuan 16878374 3 ScenH   4.0 23.0 17.0 W37 W48 W6 L11 W10 L3
13 Sudhakar, Joshini Gandhi 16307710 3 EglRdg 869 4.0 22.5 17.0 W45 W22 W20 L2 W21 L5
14 Larson, Grant 16371868 3 Mtska 553 4.0 21.0 14.0 W16 W52 L3 L4 W46 W30
15 Paoli, Gabriel 16539974 2 Mwshta 433 4.0 19.5 14.0 W35 W42 L11 L16 W38 W33
16 Reichow, Camden 16880201 3 Chan   4.0 19.0 13.0 L14 W59 W56 W15 L6 W26
17 Skillings, Jack 16540127 3 BrdgWt 321 4.0 18.5 12.0 W55 L1 L29 W54 W49 W32
18 Bacon, Zaden 16539430 3 BlfCrk 594 4.0 18.0 13.0 W41 L3 W51 L22 W47 W37
19 Wadhwani, Vibhanshu 16664823 3 BassWd 157 4.0 16.0 13.0 W46 L25 W55 L26 W43 W27
20 Lipnik, Joshua 16539837 3 ScenH   3.5 20.0 14.5 W52 W50 L13 W24 L4 D21
21 Floyd, Beckett 16361615 3 SusanL   3.5 19.0 13.5 W57 L9 W38 W25 L13 D20
22 Borchardt, Julia 16664948 3 MdwRdg 252 3.5 18.5 14.0 W61 L13 W47 W18 D27 L7
23 Yazigi, Victoria 16647898 2 PlyCrk 211 3.5 18.0 11.5 L42 D34 W53 W31 W25 L8
24 Samudio-Dorn, Ezra 16879047 3 WdCrst   3.5 17.0 12.0 D36 D51 W35 L20 W40 D34
25 Marasco-Johnson, Micah 16313048 2 Mwshta 653 3.0 21.5 12.0 W38 W19 L2 L21 L23 W41
26 Johnson, Espen 16539712 2 ScenH 510 3.0 21.0 13.0 W63 L2 W42 W19 L5 L16
27 Sasanfar, Benno 16540044 3 ExCl   3.0 20.5 13.0 D51 W36 W32 L6 D22 L19
28 Goodier, Andrew 16539582 3 Mwshta 357 3.0 19.5 14.0 W60 W54 L9 W29 L3 L10
29 Bremer, David 16878050 2 Orono   3.0 18.5 11.0 W47 L7 W17 L28 L32 W51
30 Christensen, Adam 16539528 2 VdnsHt 284 3.0 18.0 12.0 W64 L11 W58 L5 W35 L14
31 Schmidt, Bennett 16540065 2 Grove 455 3.0 18.0 8.0 L4 W49 L8 L23 W61 W52
32 Stensland, George 16540148 2 SunHl 644 3.0 17.5 10.0 L2 W64 L27 W52 W29 L17
33 Heisel, Kai 16539623 3 ScenH 105 3.0 17.5 9.5 L5 D46 D34 W62 W42 L15
34 Gale, Isaac 16878243 2 ClrSpg   3.0 17.5 8.5 L1 D23 D33 W57 -H- D24
35 Van Nelson, Zachary 16878038 3 ShHll   3.0 17.0 9.0 L15 W44 L24 W48 L30 W46
36 Rowe, Alex 16877784 2 ScenH   3.0 16.5 9.0 D24 L27 D46 W39 L37 W47
37 Parsekar, Shaun 16712670 2 RdRk 266 3.0 15.5 9.0 L12 L56 W50 W61 W36 L18
38 Mittal, Rohan 16879294 3 MdwRdg   3.0 15.0 9.0 L25 W62 L21 W56 L15 W49
39 Johnson, Thor 16885626 2 DpHvn   3.0 14.0 7.0 L11 L58 W59 L36 W54 W50
40 Thompson, Adam 16540216 2 ScenH 356 2.5 18.5 10.5 W43 L4 W61 L8 L24 D48
41 Tan, Prescotte 16880478 2 ScenH   2.5 18.5 7.5 L18 L8 W45 D42 W44 L25
42 Fredrickson, Maddix 16885632 3 BrdgWt   2.5 17.5 8.5 W23 L15 L26 D41 L33 W57
43 Culver, Ezra 16878971 2 MdwBrk   2.5 16.5 9.5 L40 W57 W54 L7 L19 D45
44 Petrich, Otto 16877867 2 LlyLk   2.5 14.0 6.0 L3 L35 D57 W63 L41 W56
45 Sarcia, Blake 16879561 3 Mwshta   2.5 13.0 4.5 L13 L47 L41 -B- W53 D43
46 Hollands, Tanner 16877804 2 DpHvn   2.0 19.0 7.5 L19 D33 D36 W51 L14 L35
47 Stowers, Charles 16877825 3 ClrSpg   2.0 17.5 8.0 L29 W45 L22 W53 L18 L36
48 Jesser, Parker 16539706 2 ClrSpg 325 2.0 17.5 7.5 W58 L12 L5 L35 D56 D40
49 Dierking, Jonathan 16882700 3 Mwshta   2.0 17.0 7.0 L10 L31 W60 W58 L17 L38
50 Biswas, Rasesh 16877977 2 GlcrHl   2.0 17.0 5.0 L7 L20 L37 W59 W60 L39
51 Schneider, Owen 16880766 3 Jnthn   2.0 16.5 7.5 D27 D24 L18 L46 W62 L29
52 Cook, Isaac 16877790 3 NtvMry   2.0 15.5 6.0 L20 L14 W64 L32 W58 L31
53 Mccarthy, James 16539891 3 Grove 137 2.0 15.0 7.0 W59 L6 L23 L47 L45 W62
54 Christen, William 16878415 2 NtvMry   2.0 14.0 7.0 W62 L28 L43 L17 L39 W64
55 Kundoor, Saatvik 16878071 3 EdnLk   2.0 9.5 6.5 L17 W60 L19 -H- -H- -N-
56 Mckay, Michael 16879157 3 NtvMry   1.5 19.5 6.0 L6 W37 L16 L38 D48 L44
57 Shore, Jacob (Jake 16880546 2 ProvAc   1.5 14.5 4.0 L21 L43 D44 L34 W64 L42
58 Anderson, Ezra 16878573 2 ScenH   1.5 13.5 5.5 L48 W39 L30 L49 L52 D59
59 Garrity, Colin 16878421 2 Cologn   1.5 13.0 2.5 L53 L16 L39 L50 W63 D58
60 Turner, Zachariah 16881864 3 ExCl   1.5 11.0 2.5 L28 L55 L49 D64 L50 W61
61 Rebman, Mariana 16878133 3 DpHvn   1.0 14.0 5.0 L22 W63 L40 L37 L31 L60
62 Diaz, Michael 16878112 3 Brnsd   1.0 12.5 4.0 L54 L38 W63 L33 L51 L53
63 Eiden, Molly 16880677 3 NtvMry   1.0 9.0 0.0 L26 L61 L62 L44 L59 -B-
64 Lunn, Izsabella 16881528 2 Bonner   0.5 13.0 1.5 L30 L32 L52 D60 L57 L54

Grades K-1

No. Name ID Gr Team Rate Pts TBrk1 TBrk2 Rnd1 Rnd2 Rnd3 Rnd4 Rnd5 Rnd6
1 Anderson, Asher 16625773 1 KmLn 286 5.0 19.0 19.0 W9 W3 W2 W5 L4 W8
2 Shemesh, Yuno 16433590 1 ChryVw   5.0 18.0 17.0 W10 W7 L1 W3 W6 W4
3 Shemesh, Kai 16711943 Pr JCC 159 3.5 21.5 12.0 W5 L1 W6 L2 D8 W7
4 Medikonduru, Soumith 16885611 1 GlcrHl   3.5 20.0 12.0 D6 L5 W9 W7 W1 L2
5 Andrews, Kip 16878092 K ClrSpg   3.5 16.0 10.0 L3 W4 D7 L1 W9 W10
6 Ranjan, Anush 16880698 K PlyCrk   3.0 16.0 9.5 D4 D8 L3 W10 L2 W9
7 Fanska, Weston 16627550 1 OkHl 136 2.5 18.5 10.0 W8 L2 D5 L4 W10 L3
8 Jakubowski, Isaac 16878718 1 DpHvn   2.5 15.5 9.0 L7 D6 W10 D9 D3 L1
9 Floyd, Graham 16878897 K SusanL   1.0 18.0 4.0 L1 D10 L4 D8 L5 L6
10 Petrich, Brayson 16877852 K LlyLk   0.5 17.5 2.5 L2 D9 L8 L6 L7 L5

 



  • 1.CHESS TOURNAMENT FAQ
  • How long is a tournament?
    Chet Gunhus26-08-2014

    Chess tournaments last 6 rounds (Anoka is 5 rounds).  We start the first round at approximately 9:15am and typically finish the last round at approximately 2:45pm.  Trophies and awards are distributed between 2:45-3pm.

  • Does my child need to stay all day?
    Chet Gunhus03-02-2016

    Our chess tournaments are non-elimination chess tournaments.  Meaning that all students participate all day.  Parents should count on their child staying until after the prizes are awarded.

  • Can I leave early?
    Chet Gunhus03-02-2016

    Occasionally a student does not feel well and asks to leave before the end of the tournament.  We do our best to encourage the student to stay until the end, but understand there are other circumstances.

    If a child decides they would like to leave early, we would check them out of the tournament and give them a medal based on their current score.

    If you are leaving early, we request that you make sure to alert a tournament director so we can adjust the pairings for future rounds.

  • What is the schedule for the day?
    Chet Gunhus03-02-2016

    We try to keep as close to the schedule as possible, but please understand that all times are approximations.  Rounds may last longer dependent on the pace of all students' play.  One game may last forty-five minutes longer than another (BEWARE THE FOUR MOVE CHECKMATE!).

    A typical schedule is (NOTE: All times are approximations.):

    • 8:30-9am: Check-in
    • 9-:915am: Announcements.
    • 9:15am-10:05am: Round 1
    • 10:05-10:50am: Round 2
    • 10:50-11:35am: Round 3
    • 11:35am-12:05pm: Lunch Break - Pizza, snacks and beverages are provided for all paid attendees.
    • 12:05-12:50pm: Round 4
    • 12:50-1:35pm: Round 5
    • 1:35-2:45pm: Round 6
    • 2:45-3pm: Award presentation
  • Why are chess tournaments important?
    Chet Gunhus03-02-2016
    • We feel that chess tournaments are like piano recitals in that they sharpen a student's focus in class and leading up to the tournament.
    • We also fee l it is a great way to increase a student's level of play more quickly.  Students learn a lot in six rounds of tournament chess.
    • It also helps build camaraderie between school mates, between chess players from different schools and can serve as a bonding experience between a child and their parent.
    • Students get an opportunity to play students from other schools.  They rarely, if ever,  play against student's from their school.  NOTE: The Grade 6+ division is a usually a smaller division, so it is harder to avoid playing someone from your school in that division.
    • MOST IMPORTANTLY - they are FUN!  We often see players playing chess between rounds, asking their parent to play chess with them when they get home and just enjoying the whole experience.
  • What is your time control?
    Chet Gunhus03-02-2016

    Each round is scheduled for approximately 45 minutes.  In order to stick to that timeline, we may put a clock on each player.  The clock is usually set to 5-10 minutes per player.

  • How do you determine when to add clocks?
    Chet Gunhus03-02-2016

    We add clocks to players primarily to stay on schedule.

    We have found that 90-95% of YEL chess tournament games are finished within the first 25 minutes.  We usually add a clock to the remaining games at the 25-30 minute mark.  Each student receives between 5-10 minutes per player.

    Sometimes we may not add a clock.  Some factors in our determination are:

    • What is the position on the board?
      • If one student is markedly ahead of the other (i.e. two rooks versus one king), we would not add a clock.  We figure if the student can't checkmate in the remaining 20 minutes of that round, they won't be able to do it with or without a clock.
      • We will assess each game individually.  We like to avoid using clocks if we feel the game is near the end.
    • What section are the students in?
      • We try to avoid adding clocks to the K-1 division.
      • The 6+ division almost always plays with a clock set at 25 minutes per player.
      • Grades 2-3 and 4-5 we will often add clocks to keep within our timeline.

    We would also like to note that we understand that clocks can change the way a student plays.  Often times they focus entirely on the clock and not on the board and make blunders that wouldn't otherwise occur.  So, again, we try to add clocks sparingly and primarily to keep the tournament on schedule.

  • Student Etiquette
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    1. Be courteous to your opponents.
      1. Shake hands at the beginning of each game and say, “Have a good game.”
      2. Shake hands at the completion of each game and say, “Good Game.”
      3. Talking should be kept to an absolute minimum.
      4. Fidgeting should be kept to a minimum.  Avoid:
        1. Tapping your pencil.
        2. Humming
        3. Tapping your finger
    2. Always use “Touch Move”
      1. If you touch a piece, you have to move that piece unless it is an illegal move.
      2. If you need to rearrange a piece (it isn’t in the middle of it’s square, for instance), you should say “Rearranging.” before moving the piece to avoid confusion.
    3. We also use “Touch, Take”, meaning that if you touch an opponents piece, you have to take that piece, unless it is an illegal move.
    4. Never argue with an opponent
      1. Raise your hand if you have a question or disagreement and a tournament referee will come and answer your question or resolve the disagreement.
    5. Don’t take losses too seriously.  This is only a step in your chess journey.  There is plenty more chess ahead for you.
    6. Don’t take too much pride in victory.  There is a lot of chess out there to be played.  And a lot more to learn.
    7. Have a lot of fun.
      1. Between games, chat (outside the playing area) with other chess players.  Get to know them.  I’m sure you’ll see them at other chess tournaments.
        1. Maybe start a round of bughouse or other games from our booklets.
    8. We may have gym space available between games for competitors to run and burn off some steam.
      1. When you leave the playing area, please be aware that some rounds may start early.
      2. We will have staff watching the gym area (if the space is available) and monitoring the students return for each round.
  • Parent Etiquette
    Chet Gunhus03-02-2016
    • Parents and coaches are not allowed to comment on an ongoing game.
    • No talking is allowed in the playing area.  Please take all discussions outside.
    • Parents and coaches are allowed to watch ongoing games, but must stay out of the playing area to do so.
    • If there is an illegal move or a disagreement, it is up to the players to report it to a referee.  If it goes unreported until after the game or later on during an ongoing game, referees have no recourse but to let the game stand as it is.
      • If a parent or coach interjects about an illegal move or other issues during a game, the child they are advocating for may have to resign that game.  This is at the Tournament Director’s discretion.
    • If parents and coaches would like to help analyze competitors games, we strongly encourage students to take score notation.  Parents, coaches and competitors can then analyze the game in between rounds.  This is very helpful to developing students.
      • Chess notation score booklets may be purchased from Youth Enrichment League for $1 per booklet.  Each booklet has score sheets for 16 games.  Please have exact change.
    • Parents and coaches may approach the referees and tournament directors about issues, however, the primary responsibility of the referees is to monitor the games being played.  The primary responsibility of the tournament director is to keep the tournament running, set up pairings, post results, etc.
    • The Tournament Director may ask a parent or coach, or all parents and coaches, to leave the playing area at his discretion.
  • What is a “Bye” or “Please Wait”?
    Chet Gunhus03-02-2016

    When there is an odd number of participants in a division, one person each round is assigned a “Bye”.  It is marked as “Please Wait” on the pairing sheet.

    If you receive a bye, you get 1 point and you take a break for that round.  It is very unusual to receive more than one bye in a one day tournament.

    In divisions with 13 or more players, byes are usually assigned to students with lower point totals.  If 9 or fewer players, the computer tries to make sure most participants receive a bye, but this is not always possible.

    It should also be noted that the computer software tries to avoid assigning byes to players from the same school in the same division throughout that tournament.

  • How does the scoring work?
    Chet Gunhus03-02-2016

    Scoring follows United States Chess Federation and the World Chess Federation (FIDE) guidelines.

    • Win = 1 point
    • Loss = 0 point
    • Draw = 1/2 point
  • What are the tiebreakers?
    Chet Gunhus03-02-2016

    We use tiebreakers when the score is tied.  The tournament software (WinTD) is designed to determine a true champion.  The final results may contain a number of students with the same score.  For instance, 12 students may end up with 3.0 points.  To rank these students, a tiebreak method is used.

    • Tbrk1 (or Solkoff) - This tiebreaker is a direct measure of the strength of your opponents throughout the tournament.  This tiebreaker adds up the scores of the listed players OPPONENTS.  The higher the score, the stronger competition you have played.
      • For instance, #4 Ryker Huseby competed against numbers 14 (2.0), 13 (2.0), 8(3.0), 2 (5.0), 3 (5.0), 1 (5.0).  Add up the opponents points (in parentheses above) and you get the TBrk1 Score of 22.
    • Tbrk2 (or Cumulative) - This tiebreaker indirectly measures the strength of your opponents.  The calculation is based on the logic that if you win in early rounds, you face stronger competition in those rounds and so it gives more weight to having points in the earlier rounds.  It adds up your cumulative scores for each round.  So if you have 1 point (a win) after round one, 2 points after round 2 (a second win) and still have 2 points after round 3 (2 wins and a loss), your cumulative score would be 1 + 2 + 2 or 5 points.
      • Using Tommy Clobes and Bennett Kerfeld as examples from the chart, their Tbrk2 scores would be:
        • Round 1: Tommy = 1; Bennett = 1
        • Round 2: Tommy = 3 (1+2); Bennett = 3 (same)
        • Round 3: Tommy = 5 (1+2+2)- Tommy lost in round 3 to Bennett; Bennett = 6 (1+2+3)
        • Round 4: Tommy = 8  (1+2+2+3); Bennett = 9 (1+2+3+3)- Bennett lost to Ryker Huseby in Round 4
        • Round 5: Tommy =  12 (1+2+2+3+4); Bennett = 13 (1+2+3+3+4)
        • Round 6: Tommy = 17 (1+2+2+3+4+5); Bennett = 18 (1+2+3+3+4+5)
        • So by winning in an earlier round and losing in a later round, Bennett’s Tbrk2 is a bit higher.
      • There are two other tiebreakers we use, but in 5 years we have never had to go to them, so we leave them off of the chart.
  • What is Swiss style pairings? How are pairings determined?
    Chet Gunhus03-02-2016

    At all YEL chess tournaments, we don't know the level of play of all chess players.  So, the software we use (WinTD) is designed to put all students into one bracket, separated by grade levels.  This is called Swiss Style bracketing or pairing.

    In early rounds, students are paired at random with preference given to pairing the most experienced students against the least experienced.  So, if you have an established LOCAL rating of 800 or more, you will likely play another player with no rating or an assigned rating of 200-400.

    As the rounds progress, the determining factors are:

    • Score - In the fourth round, for instance, a student with 3 points will likely play another player with 3 points.  A player with 0 points will likely play another player with 0 points.  Etc.
    • Color - If you are due to play black, the software tries to pair you with some one with the same point total who is due to play white.
    • Team - The software will avoid pairing students from the same school.  Usually only the Grade 6+ division might play players from the same school, but the K-1, 2-3 and 4-5 divisions will not unless an announcement is made to the contrary at the tournament.
      • PLEASE LET US KNOW IF A STUDENT IS PAIRED AGAINST SOMEONE FROM THE SAME SCHOOL!

     

    NOTE: When a division has 7 or fewer players, we may decide to use a round robin or double round robin format.  In this format, each player plays every other player in their division once or twice.

  • How is the team score determined?
    Chet Gunhus03-02-2016
    • Team standings incorporate all divisions between kindergarten and 5th grade (6th and up don’t count for the team trophy).
    • We take the top four scores from each school and add them up.  We do this manually based on the computer calculated individual player scores.
    • The standings will be posted throughout the day.  It is sometimes difficult to post the Team Standings after each round, but we will try to come close to that.
    • The software is designed to avoid pairing students from the same school.  However, if there are fewer participants in a division or if the top players are from the same school, it is unavoidable to pair students from the same school.
      • We will make an announcement if a division must include pairings from the same school.
    • TIEBREAKERS are used in the same fashion for the team score as they are for the individual scores.
  • How are prize awards determined?
    Chet Gunhus03-02-2016
    • Trophies are given out to 1st-5th in each section
    • Medals are given out to the rest of the participants based on their score at the end of the tournament.  Typically, it works like this:
      • 3.5 points or more without a trophy = Gold
      • 2.5-3.0 points = Silver
      • 2 or fewer points = Bronze
      • These may be adjusted if more or fewer games are played.
      • NOTE: The Anoka tournament does not include medals.

    Curious students may ask how they know if they get a trophy.  We don't know until the entire tournament is finished, but typically you need 4.5 or more points to get a trophy.  Sometimes you need 5.0 or more to get a trophy if there is a number of students tied at the top of a division.

  • Do parents need to stay all day?
    Chet Gunhus03-02-2016
    • A lot of parents ask if they need to stay the entire day.  Some bullet points:
      • We ask that parents stay through the opening announcements which start at 9am.
      • We encourage them to stay through the first round which should end around 10:05am.
      • We suggest that parents return by 2:30pm in case the tournament is over quicker than expected.  The awards presentation usually starts between 2:45-3pm, but may start as early as 2:30pm if the event is finished faster than expected.
      • K-1 students: Parents usually stay with their child in the k-1 division.
      • 2-3, 4-5 and 6+: It's really dependent on the child.  Some 3rd graders are completely independent.  Others need more nurturing.  We suggest you ask your child.
        • Often a parent will leave for an hour or two and come back.
      • Cell phone numbers - If you leave the event, please make sure that we have your contact number on the sign in sheet and make sure you take our contact number at the event.
  • Should my child play in a chess tournament?
    Chet Gunhus03-02-2016

    YES!  Chess tournaments are fun and a great way for students to accelerate their chess skills.  Some determining factors for whether your child should attend:

    • K-1 grades: Students in this division should understand piece movement and capturing, can identify check and have a basic understanding of the Rook Ladder.
      • NOTE: Students who finish at the top of this division usually have a solid grasp of the Rook Ladder.
    • 2-3 grades: Same as k-1 grades, but they should understand solid openings (e4, Knights before Bishops, castling, etc.), should have a grounding in how to block the four move checkmate and should have a firm grasp of the Rook Ladder.
    • 4-5 grades: As above.
    • 6+: As above.
  • What do players do between rounds?
    Chet Gunhus03-02-2016

    We offer a lot of options for players to have fun between rounds.

    • Gym time with some organized games.
    • Snacks and beverages.
    • Pizza at the end of round three.
    • Parents versus kids dodge ball.

    In addition, some kids like to play chess with friends or family between rounds, do sudoku, read, joke around with friends, etc.

  • Parent tips.
    Chet Gunhus03-02-2016

    Prepare for the tournament:

    • Play some practice games and positions in the week leading up to the tournament.
    • Get your sleep the night before.  It's a lot of thinking and lots of sleep helps lots of thinking.
    • Eat a good breakfast, but not too much.
    • We have crackers, cookies and beverages for snacks and pizza coming as well.  If you want something more, please provide it.
    • Bring some extras for your child.  We will have access to a gym to burn off steam between games, but you can also send Sudoku, reading material or other things to keep kids engaged between games.

    The day of the tournament

    • Focus on fun!  Ask questions like:
      • How was the pizza?
      • Did you get anybody in the dodge ball game?
      • Are the cookies tasty?
      • Isn't chess fun!
    • The game - Some students want to race to their parent and tell them the result.  Others prefer to move on with their day and dive into a book or gym time.  Parental encouragement can serve as a life lesson for your child.  Properly phrased questions can help the student get ready for the next game.
      • What did you do right in that last game?  (castling, knights out in opening, captured opponents queen, etc.)
      • What do you think might work in the next game?
      • Let's go play in the gym!
      • Remember, every chess player will lose at some point.  Even the world's greatest players lose occasionally.
  • Do we need four players to make a team?
    Chet Gunhus04-02-2016

    The short answer is no.  We count your school as a team whether you have 1 player or 20 players.

    We merge all divisions (K-1, 2-3 & 4-5) and take the top four scores from your school.  We total those scores to get the team score.

    We use the same tiebreakers for the teams as we do for individuals.

  • What is a good result?
    Chet Gunhus04-02-2016

    I think the first determining factors are:

    • Did your child have fun?
    • Are they interested in future chess classes, chess games at home, chess tournaments?

    As far as the score goes, Swiss Style tournaments are designed to have a few people at the top, a few people at the bottom and a bunch of people in the middle.  Most players leave with a score of 2.0 to 3.5.

    In chess jargon:

    • A plus player is a player with a final score greater than the number of rounds divided by 2.
      • 3.5 or more at a YEL six round tournament.
    • A minus player is a player with a final score less than the number of rounds divided by 2.
      • 2.5 or less at a YEL six round tournament.
    • An even player is a player with a final score equal to the number of rounds divided by 2.
      • 3.0 score at a YEL six round tournament.
  • How closely are the kids monitored?
    Chet Gunhus04-02-2016

    We have a lot of staff in place at each event.  However, the primary responsibility of our tournament staff is to monitor chess play, monitor the gym and keep the tournament timeline on track.

    Participants should be mature enough to either monitor themselves or a parent should be present to watch over their child(ren).

    Our gym staff will organize some activities and are present to ensure child safety.

Details

Date:
December 1, 2018
Time:
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Cost:
$45
Event Category:
Website:
https://minnetonka.ce.eleyo.com/course/4143/fall-2018/holiday-chess-tournament

Organizer

Chet Gunhus
Phone:
(952) 314-1176
Email:
info@yelkids.com
Website:
www.youthenrichmentleague.com

Venue

Scenic Heights
5650 SCENIC HEIGHTS DRIVE
Minnetonka, MN 55345 United States
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Details

Date:
December 1, 2018
Time:
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Cost:
$45
Event Category:
Website:
https://minnetonka.ce.eleyo.com/course/4143/fall-2018/holiday-chess-tournament

Organizer

Chet Gunhus
Phone:
(952) 314-1176
Email:
info@yelkids.com
Website:
www.youthenrichmentleague.com

Venue

Scenic Heights
5650 SCENIC HEIGHTS DRIVE
Minnetonka, MN 55345 United States
+ Google Map