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Southern Metro Chess Tournament

April 13 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

- $45
Oak Hills | Team Champion

Southern Metro Chess Tournament

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19 Southern Metro Results

4/13/19

Plc Code Name (Players:Top 4 used) Score Solk Cum CumOp Med
               
1 OkHl Oak Hills, Lakeville (9) 19.0 83.0 71.0 319.0 57.0
    Urban, William (6.0,555)          
    Ebersole, Trey (5.0,720)          
    Hardwick, Cole (4.0,697)          
    Ebersole, Kyle (4.0,700)          
2 AllSnt All Saints (17) 18.0 79.0 62.5 288.5 50.0
    Younes, Thomas (5.0,nnnn)          
    Schoen, Isabelle (4.5,207)          
    Warford, Jay (4.5,nnnn)          
    Ritz, Jake (4.0,765)          
3 RndHt Randolph Heights, St. Paul, MN (6) 16.5 82.5 63.5 299.0 53.5
    Halland, Alex (4.5,307)          
    Liimatta, Olli (4.0,732)          
    Anderson, Everest (4.0,564)          
    Erickson, Riley (4.0,669)          
4 LkVw Lakeview (10) 16.0 80.0 54.0 278.0 55.5
    Mack, Ada (5.0,nnnn)          
    Yi, Alice (4.0,357)          
    Sheils, Jack (3.5,594)          
    Isaac, Henry (3.5,409)          
    Olson, Jack (3.5,599)          
5 ProvAc Providence Academy, Plymouth (4) 15.5 79.0 57.0 297.0 54.5
    Lemieux, Ryan (5.5,992)          
    Schaffer, Matthew (4.5,nnnn)          
    Hub, William (3.0,517)          
    Lemieux, Riley (2.5,449)          
6 EglRdg Eagle Ridge Academy (3) 15.5 71.5 56.0 275.0 48.0
7 Athnm Athnm (3) 14.0 64.0 52.0 231.5 43.0
8 DrWd Deerwood, Eagan (4) 13.5 66.0 43.0 250.5 45.0
9 ChryVw Cherry View, Lakeville (9) 12.0 86.0 44.0 296.0 57.0
10 GlcrHl Glacier Hills, Eagan, MN (10) 12.0 79.5 41.0 282.0 53.0
11 NuFrnt Nuevas Fronteras (4) 12.0 69.0 38.0 224.5 44.5
12 Grnlf Greenleaf, Apple Valley (12) 11.5 72.0 42.0 259.5 47.0
13 Lncln Lincoln (3) 11.5 65.5 46.0 228.0 45.0
14 VdnsHt Vadnais Heights, White Bear Lak (6) 9.5 64.5 28.0 222.5 41.5
15 Hale Hale School (3) 9.5 49.5 26.5 175.0 32.5
16 HLndAV Highland, Apple Valley (3) 9.5 47.0 28.0 170.5 31.5
17 GrnVPk Greenvale Park, Northfield (3) 9.0 48.5 33.0 176.5 32.5
18 Owtnna Owtnna (2) 8.5 40.0 28.5 146.0 25.5
19 Znwd Znwd (6) 6.5 63.0 25.5 214.0 42.5
20 CapHll Capitol Hill Magnet, St. Paul, (2) 5.5 39.5 21.0 135.0 26.0
21 Oxbow Oxbow (2) 5.0 24.5 17.0 86.0 17.0
22 Mtska Matoska, White Bear Lake (2) 3.5 36.0 14.5 111.5 24.5
23 ShnPrk Shannon Park (2) 3.0 30.0 8.0 101.5 20.0
24 PrkSd Parkside, Buffalo, MN (1) 5.5 24.0 20.0 92.0 16.0
25 Jcksn Jackson, Shakopee (1) 5.0 25.0 18.0 92.0 16.5
26 WdLnd Woodland – Eagan, Eagen, MN (1) 4.5 26.5 19.0 96.5 18.0
27 Parn Parnassus Academy, Plymouth (1) 4.5 21.0 19.0 76.5 14.0
28 RbnSI RbnSI (1) 4.0 21.5 16.0 78.0 14.5
29 SiouxT Sioux Trail (1) 4.0 20.5 16.0 73.0 13.5
30 PrkVw PrkVw (1) 4.0 20.5 15.0 72.0 12.0
31 EdnLk Eden Lake, Eden Prairie (1) 4.0 20.0 14.0 72.5 13.5
32 SusanL Susan Lindgren, St. Louis Park (1) 4.0 19.0 15.0 72.0 13.0
33 JCC Jewish Community Center, Hopkin (1) 3.0 22.0 15.0 79.0 15.0
34 EglVw Eagle View, Eden Prairie, MN (1) 3.0 19.5 12.0 69.5 12.5
35 VlyCrs Valley Crossing (1) 3.0 17.0 11.0 61.5 12.0
36 ExCl Excelsior, Minnetonka (1) 3.0 17.0 10.5 65.5 11.5
37 WstVw Westview (1) 3.0 15.0 7.0 51.0 9.5
38 CrkVly Creek Valley, Edina (1) 2.5 20.0 10.0 66.0 13.0
39 DpHvn Deephaven, Minnetonka (1) 2.5 19.5 8.5 65.0 12.5
40 PlyCrk Plymouth Creek, Plymouth (1) 2.5 19.0 9.0 58.5 13.0
41 PSI Park Spanish Immersion, St. Lou (1) 2.0 14.0 8.0 55.0 10.0
42 OkPnt Oak Point, Eden Prairie (1) 2.0 13.5 7.0 50.5 10.0
43 ThmsLk Thomas Lake, Eagan, MN (1) 1.5 17.0 5.0 47.0 11.5

K-1 Grades

No. Name Gr Team Pts Local TBrk1 TBrk2 Rnd1 Rnd2 Rnd3 Rnd4 Rnd5 Rnd6
1 Urban, William 1 OkHl 6.0   22.5 21.0 W14 W6 W2 W11 W3 W4
2 Younes, Thomas 1 AllSnt 5.0   21.0 17.0 W15 W8 L1 W19 W11 W7
3 Schoen, Isabelle 1 AllSnt 4.5   20.5 17.0 W13 W16 D17 W6 L1 W11
4 Gambaiani, Keith 1 PrkVw 4.0   20.5 15.0 W10 L17 W15 W16 W9 L1
5 Clarkin, Cylas 1 DrWd 4.0   15.0 12.0 W20 L7 L6 W24 W18 W12
6 Crawford, Emma 1 Owtnna 3.5   23.0 12.5 W18 L1 W5 L3 W16 D9
7 Fanska, Weston 1 OkHl 3.5   21.5 15.0 W9 W5 L11 W17 D8 L2
8 Nelson, Miles 1 DrWd 3.5   18.0 11.0 W12 L2 L14 W22 D7 W17
9 Ericson, Zachary K AllSnt 3.5   16.0 12.5 L7 W24 W20 W14 L4 D6
10 Scrafford, Bentley 1 AllSnt 3.5   15.5 8.5 L4 L20 W13 D18 W22 W14
11 Shemesh, Kai Pr JCC 3.0   22.0 15.0 W23 W21 W7 L1 L2 L3
12 Andrews, Carter 1 AllSnt 3.0   17.0 9.5 L8 D19 D18 W21 W15 L5
13 Mack, Edwin K LkVw 3.0   15.5 6.0 L3 L15 L10 W23 W21 W20
14 Fries, Harry 1 CrkVly 2.5   20.0 10.0 L1 W23 W8 L9 D17 L10
15 Min, George 1 DpHvn 2.5   19.5 8.5 L2 W13 L4 W20 L12 D16
16 Plaunt, Owen 1 GlcrHl 2.5   19.0 10.5 W19 L3 W21 L4 L6 D15
17 Soderlund, Nolan 1 Grnlf 2.5   18.5 11.0 D24 W4 D3 L7 D14 L8
18 Kolehmainen, Landon 1 GlcrHl 2.5   16.5 7.0 L6 D22 D12 D10 L5 W23
19 Klocke, Rylan 1 ChryVw 2.5   14.5 7.5 L16 D12 W24 L2 L20 W22
20 Erickson, Benjamin 1 RndHt 2.0   19.0 7.0 L5 W10 L9 L15 W19 L13
21 Mejia, Enryque K OkPnt 2.0   13.5 7.0 W22 L11 L16 L12 L13 W24
22 Louismet, Eli 1 Mtska 1.5   15.0 6.5 L21 D18 W23 L8 L10 L19
23 Deodhar, Divya K AllSnt 1.0   13.0 2.0 L11 L14 L22 L13 W24 L18
24 Onu, Anna K ShnPrk 0.5   15.5 3.0 D17 L9 L19 L5 L23 L21

2-3 Grades

No. Name Gr Team Pts Local TBrk1 TBrk2 Rnd1 Rnd2 Rnd3 Rnd4 Rnd5 Rnd6
1 Kannan, Aditi 2 EglRdg 5.5 681 23.5 19.5 W20 W23 W13 D6 W7 W3
2 Kannan, Aarti 2 EglRdg 5.0 796 25.5 19.0 W24 W4 W9 W7 L3 W6
3 Pothula, Anvith 3 Athnm 5.0 747 23.5 20.0 W35 W19 W11 W12 W2 L1
4 Kondadadi, Rishik 3 Athnm 5.0   19.5 16.0 W40 L2 W33 W22 W8 W14
5 Crawford, Nathan 3 Owtnna 5.0 571 17.0 16.0 W21 L26 W35 W34 W15 W9
6 Halland, Alex 2 RndHt 4.5   23.0 18.5 W34 W8 W29 D1 W12 L2
7 Liimatta, Olli 3 RndHt 4.0   22.0 16.0 W18 W38 W22 L2 L1 W23
8 Skluzacek, Alexander 3 NuFrnt 4.0 618 21.5 14.0 W32 L6 W24 W16 L4 W27
9 Kotturi, Nivrit 3 Athnm 4.0   21.0 16.0 W31 W37 L2 W25 W10 L5
10 Karnatak, Vedansh 3 GlcrHl 4.0   21.0 13.0 L11 W28 W23 W13 L9 W22
11 Kincaid, Jack 3 EdnLk 4.0   20.0 14.0 W10 W44 L3 L15 W21 W20
12 Ebersole, Kyle 2 OkHl 4.0 644 19.5 16.0 W45 W14 W26 L3 L6 W24
13 Anderson, Everest 2 RndHt 4.0 391 19.0 14.0 W30 W33 L1 L10 W34 W19
14 Strack, Toby 2 CapHll 3.5   19.5 13.0 W41 L12 D21 W36 W16 L4
15 Isaac, Henry 3 LkVw 3.5 559 19.0 12.5 L25 W31 W45 W11 L5 D17
16 Shah, Avik 2 HLndAV 3.5   18.5 13.0 D27 W36 W17 L8 L14 W29
17 Gohl, Dylan 2 Hale 3.5   16.0 10.5 L33 W42 L16 W18 W35 D15
18 Fostervold, Castiel 2 HLndAV 3.5   15.5 10.0 L7 W43 D19 L17 W42 W33
19 Gavin, Liam 2 OkHl 3.0   21.0 12.0 W28 L3 D18 W26 D20 L13
20 Peterson, Hunter 3 AllSnt 3.0 155 20.0 10.5 L1 D30 W32 W29 D19 L11
21 Gagnon, Seth 2 AllSnt 3.0   20.0 9.5 L5 W32 D14 D27 L11 W36
22 Chakladar, Amaan 2 GrnVPk 3.0   19.5 13.0 W39 W25 L7 L4 W37 L10
23 Rick, Grady 3 Grnlf 3.0 339 19.0 11.0 W42 L1 L10 W33 W39 L7
24 Thissen, Walter 3 LkVw 3.0 194 19.0 10.0 L2 W39 L8 W45 W25 L12
25 Ochoco, Archer 2 RndHt 3.0   17.5 11.0 W15 L22 W38 L9 L24 W35
26 Levitt, Caleb 3 VlyCrs 3.0   17.0 11.0 -B- W5 L12 L19 L27 W39
27 Sio, Devin 3 ExCl 3.0   17.0 10.5 D16 L29 W37 D21 W26 L8
28 Kothe, Nolan 2 WstVw 3.0   15.0 7.0 L19 L10 D31 W43 D36 W34
29 Lemieux, Riley 3 ProvAc 2.5   18.5 10.0 D36 W27 L6 L20 W30 L16
30 Heldstab, Cooper 2 Grnlf 2.5   15.0 6.5 L13 D20 L36 W40 L29 W42
31 Patel, Aahan 3 ShnPrk 2.5   14.5 5.0 L9 L15 D28 L42 W45 W43
32 Turberville, Jack 2 HLndAV 2.5 100 13.0 5.0 L8 L21 L20 W46 D44 W37
33 Louismet, Owen 3 Mtska 2.0 182 21.0 8.0 W17 L13 L4 L23 W38 L18
34 Mack, Abilene 2 LkVw 2.0   20.0 9.0 L6 W41 W44 L5 L13 L28
35 Orrick, Timothy 2 CapHll 2.0 191 20.0 8.0 L3 W40 L5 W44 L17 L25
36 Nelson, Dylan 2 ChryVw 2.0   18.0 8.0 D29 L16 W30 L14 D28 L21
37 Scrafford, Taylor 3 AllSnt 2.0 100 14.5 8.0 -B- L9 L27 W41 L22 L32
38 Christensen, Adam 2 VdnsHt 2.0 342 14.0 7.0 W43 L7 L25 L39 L33 W44
39 Nypen, Trygve 2 AllSnt 2.0   13.5 7.0 L22 L24 W46 W38 L23 L26
40 Rydberg, Atticus 2 NuFrnt 2.0   13.0 4.0 L4 L35 D42 L30 D41 W46
41 Huffman, Ben 2 ChryVw 2.0   11.5 4.0 L14 L34 D43 L37 D40 W45
42 Leary, Grady 2 ThmsLk 1.5   17.0 5.0 L23 L17 D40 W31 L18 L30
43 Niemann, Caleb 3 LkVw 1.5   13.0 4.0 L38 L18 D41 L28 W46 L31
44 O’brien, Keira 3 Oxbow 1.5   12.5 7.0 W46 L11 L34 L35 D32 L38
45 Kusuma, Srihan 2 GlcrHl 1.0   15.0 5.0 L12 W46 L15 L24 L31 L41
46 Bauman, Ben 2 VdnsHt 0.0   10.5 0.0 L44 L45 L39 L32 L43 L40

4-5 Grades

No. Name Gr Team Pts Local TBrk1 TBrk2 Rnd1 Rnd2 Rnd3 Rnd4 Rnd5 Rnd6
1 Huang, Jack 3 PrkSd 5.5 900 24.0 20.0 W34 W40 W20 W3 D7 W8
2 Lemieux, Ryan 5 ProvAc 5.5   22.5 20.0 W47 W18 W15 W30 D8 W7
3 Solberg, Sam 5 Jcksn 5.0   25.0 18.0 W19 W31 W21 L1 W12 W9
4 Venkatakrishnan, Arjun 4 EglRdg 5.0   22.5 17.5 W13 D25 W32 W24 D9 W15
5 Mack, Ada 4 LkVw 5.0   19.5 15.0 L31 W50 W33 W36 W16 W14
6 Ebersole, Trey 4 OkHl 5.0   19.0 18.0 W65 W38 W35 L7 W30 W13
7 Iyer, Shrinivas 4 WdLnd 4.5   26.5 19.0 W39 W26 W14 W6 D1 L2
8 Hennig, Martin 5 Lncln 4.5   23.5 19.0 W61 W36 W23 W16 D2 L1
9 Nichols, Elijah 5 Parn 4.5   21.0 19.0 W56 W32 W39 W37 D4 L3
10 Schaffer, Matthew 4 ProvAc 4.5   18.0 15.0 D48 W70 W25 L17 W26 W24
11 Warford, Jay 5 AllSnt 4.5   17.5 13.5 L33 W61 W48 D26 W27 W25
12 Henke, Kenzo 4 Hale 4.0   22.5 14.0 W27 L14 W34 W18 L3 W36
13 Yi, Alice 5 LkVw 4.0   22.5 14.0 L4 W69 W22 W40 W20 L6
14 Hardwick, Cole 4 OkHl 4.0   22.0 16.0 W68 W12 L7 W43 W21 L5
15 Schmidt, Griffin 4 RbnSI 4.0   21.5 16.0 W51 W62 L2 W46 W17 L4
16 Mejia, Rynaldo 5 SiouxT 4.0   20.5 16.0 W63 W42 W37 L8 L5 W32
17 Ritz, Jake 4 AllSnt 4.0   20.0 15.0 W50 W33 L30 W10 L15 W31
18 Farrell, Hayden 4 NuFrnt 4.0   20.0 13.0 W54 L2 W56 L12 W45 W35
19 Christensen, Nathan 5 VdnsHt 4.0   19.5 11.0 L3 W28 L44 W59 W37 W30
20 Marckel, Jacob 4 SusanL 4.0   19.0 15.0 W72 W41 L1 W42 L13 W38
21 Erickson, Riley 4 RndHt 4.0   18.5 15.0 W67 W59 L3 W41 L14 W39
22 Hennig, Graham 5 Lncln 4.0   18.0 12.0 W45 L37 L13 W64 W41 W43
23 Chakladar, Adam 4 GrnVPk 4.0   16.0 14.0 W73 W55 L8 L32 W33 W34
24 Engels, John 4 AllSnt 3.5   20.0 15.0 W57 W35 D47 L4 W31 L10
25 Fanska, Cade 4 OkHl 3.5   20.0 13.5 W75 D4 L10 W38 W47 L11
26 Sheils, Jack 4 LkVw 3.5   19.0 12.5 W74 L7 W57 D11 L10 W49
27 Olson, Jack 5 LkVw 3.5   16.5 10.5 L12 D48 W72 W49 L11 W47
28 Gagnon, Keith 4 AllSnt 3.5   15.0 9.0 L30 L19 W73 W50 D48 W52
29 O’brien, Shamus 4 Oxbow 3.5   12.0 10.0 L70 W66 D49 L47 W68 W48
30 Skildum, Carson 4 Lncln 3.0   24.0 15.0 W28 W58 W17 L2 L6 L19
31 Edwards, Charlie 5 ChryVw 3.0   22.5 13.0 W5 L3 W58 W44 L24 L17
32 Nandikotkur, Advaik 5 GlcrHl 3.0   22.0 11.0 W49 L9 L4 W23 W55 L16
33 Juffer, Stefan 4 ChryVw 3.0   21.5 10.0 W11 L17 L5 W58 L23 W64
34 Jawahir, Vivek 5 ChryVw 3.0 399 21.5 10.0 L1 W54 L12 W51 W46 L23
35 Painter, Aaron 4 ChryVw 3.0   20.5 11.0 W44 L24 L6 W63 W42 L18
36 Weaver, Cameron 4 ChryVw 3.0   20.0 12.0 W53 L8 W51 L5 W62 L12
37 Hub, William 5 ProvAc 3.0   20.0 12.0 W66 W22 L16 L9 L19 W65
38 Carlton, Ayden 5 EglVw 3.0   19.5 12.0 W64 L6 W59 L25 W44 L20
39 Simpson, Brad 5 DrWd 3.0   19.5 10.0 L7 W68 L9 W57 W40 L21
40 Schauf, Nate 5 Grnlf 3.0   17.0 11.0 W71 L1 W62 L13 L39 W56
41 Jarboe, Devlin 4 AllSnt 3.0   17.0 11.0 W60 L20 W70 L21 L22 W55
42 Larson, Luke 4 AllSnt 3.0   16.5 11.0 W69 L16 W55 L20 L35 W57
43 Kuhn, Isaac 5 AllSnt 3.0   15.5 11.0 L59 W53 W71 L14 W56 L22
44 Rick, Braden 5 Grnlf 3.0   15.0 10.0 L35 W73 W19 L31 L38 W62
45 Lo, Donald 4 OkHl 3.0   14.0 8.0 L22 L49 W74 W72 L18 W60
46 Decattoire, Louis 5 DrWd 3.0   13.5 10.0 L55 W75 W60 L15 L34 W58
47 Misukanis, Samuel 5 Grnlf 2.5   21.0 10.0 L2 W67 D24 W29 L25 L27
48 Waschek, Matthew 5 Grnlf 2.5   20.5 9.5 D10 D27 L11 W71 D28 L29
49 Motmarri, Kamalesh 5 PlyCrk 2.5   19.0 9.0 L32 W45 D29 L27 W53 L26
50 Bhattathiripad, Sreyas 4 GlcrHl 2.5   17.5 6.5 L17 L5 W69 L28 W71 D51
51 Spitzack, Lucas 5 Grnlf 2.5   15.5 7.5 L15 W52 L36 L34 W75 D50
52 Oliyath, Zayan 4 GlcrHl 2.5   14.5 7.5 L58 L51 W67 D53 W54 L28
53 Carlson, Andrew 4 LkVw 2.5   14.0 6.5 L36 L43 W61 D52 L49 W68
54 Little, Gabe 4 Grnlf 2.5   13.0 6.0 L18 L34 D68 W73 L52 W69
55 Santana, Chris 5 Znwd 2.0   17.5 9.0 W46 L23 L42 W65 L32 L41
56 Pagey, Aayush 4 GlcrHl 2.0   17.5 8.0 L9 W74 L18 W60 L43 L40
57 Hoekenga, Grant 4 GlcrHl 2.0   17.0 7.0 L24 W64 L26 L39 W59 L42
58 Gwost, Ronnie 4 Grnlf 2.0   16.5 8.0 W52 L30 L31 L33 W63 L46
59 Williams, Fassou 5 Znwd 2.0   16.5 7.0 W43 L21 L38 L19 L57 W72
60 Heinen, Calvin 4 NuFrnt 2.0   14.5 7.0 L41 W63 L46 L56 W61 L45
61 Soderlund, Liam 5 Grnlf 2.0   14.5 3.0 L8 L11 L53 -B- L60 W70
62 Lewis, Oliver 5 PSI 2.0   14.0 8.0 -B- L15 L40 W70 L36 L44
63 Chandra, Arjun 5 VdnsHt 2.0   14.0 5.0 L16 L60 W66 L35 L58 W74
64 Mccormick, Elizabeth 4 GrnVPk 2.0   13.0 6.0 L38 L57 W75 L22 W72 L33
65 Casper, Adam 4 GlcrHl 2.0   12.0 5.0 L6 L71 -B- L55 W70 L37
66 Demarais, Sam 4 OkHl 2.0   11.0 3.5 L37 L29 L63 D75 D74 W71
67 Kesterson, Graham 4 Hale 2.0   11.0 2.0 L21 L47 L52 L68 -B- W75
68 Bauman, Joe 5 VdnsHt 1.5   17.0 5.0 L14 L39 D54 W67 L29 L53
69 Hernandez De Leon, Keyla 5 Znwd 1.5   13.5 3.5 L42 L13 L50 D74 W73 L54
70 Siaffa, Elijah 5 Znwd 1.0   15.5 6.0 W29 L10 L41 L62 L65 L61
71 Vang, Chance 5 Znwd 1.0   14.5 5.0 L40 W65 L43 L48 L50 L66
72 Hahn, Carter 4 Grnlf 1.0   14.5 4.0 L20 -B- L27 L45 L64 L59
73 Aubin, Daniel 5 VdnsHt 1.0   14.5 0.0 L23 L44 L28 L54 L69 -B-
74 Schaffer, Owen 4 ChryVw 1.0   14.0 2.5 L26 L56 L45 D69 D66 L63
75 Dorliae, Soretta 5 Znwd 0.5   14.5 1.5 L25 L46 L64 D66 L51 L67

6+ Grades

No. Name Gr Team Pts Local TBrk1 TBrk2
1 Janota, Asher 6 CapHll 0.0   0.0 0.0
2 Wilson, Jonah 6 CapHll 0.0   0.0 0.0

 

 

Test your mettle against the best chess players throughout the metro area!  This tournament usually gets 100+ competitors.  Most from the

Chess Tournament | All Saints

Chess Tournament | All Saints

Southern Metro area.  Each participant will play SIX ROUNDS OF TOURNAMENT CHESS! This is a fantastic opportunity for students to match up their skills against players of similar age and skill level.

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† Team Trophy: Schools must have at least 4 players from their school in order to compete.  We take the best 4 scores from each school and combine them.  The school with the highest combined score will receive the TEAM CHAMPION TROPHY.  We will have a runner-up trophy for the second place team.

† Individual Tournament:  Students will play 6 rounds against students of similar grade level (k-1, 2-3, 4-5).  We reserve the option to combine or separate grade levels based on the number of participants.

† Swiss Play: Participants are matched against others of similar skill level and grade.  If a player wins more games, they will play other players who have won more often as well.  By the 6th round, we will have a clear champion.

† Medals & Trophies:  Trophies are given out to 1st – 5th place in each grade level category.  Medals are given out based on your performance.  Every student will get either a trophy or a medal by the end of the day.

Official USCF rules will apply.  Some games may be timed.  A tiebreaker playoff system will be introduced at the tournament.

Pizza lunch is included for all paid competitors.  Family members may purchase pizza slices for an additional fee.



  • 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
    Chet Gunhus03-02-2016
    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:
April 13
Time:
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Cost:
$45
Event Category:
Website:
https://secure.youthenrichmentleague.com/register.php?g=20192

Organizers

Chet Gunhus
Lakeville Community Education

Venue

McGuire Middle School
21220 HOLYOKE AVENUE W
Lakeville, MN 55044 United States
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Details

Date:
April 13
Time:
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Cost:
$45
Event Category:
Website:
https://secure.youthenrichmentleague.com/register.php?g=20192

Organizers

Chet Gunhus
Lakeville Community Education

Venue

McGuire Middle School
21220 HOLYOKE AVENUE W
Lakeville, MN 55044 United States
+ Google Map