8TH ANNUAL WESTERN ALLIANCE
JUNE 25-28TH, 2013
At the International School of Tucson (IST)
One of the largest chess Camps in Arizona and the largest in Tucson took place at the end of June as usual.
The Camp consisted of the Main Event (9AM-4 PM), the Evening Events (5PM-7PM) and the Grand Prix #4 tournament (June 29th).
We had 64 participants, 5 coaches and 8 Assistant Coaches and Helpers.
It was one of the most peaceful, comfortable and non-problematic camps we ever had a pleasure of running . The Group 1 even had an entire auditorium all to themselves! It was wonderful to also see all of those who traveled far and wide to be part of this Camp. It does help when each group has not only a coach but several helpers as well.
The Coaches as usual were selected to to reflect the greatest diversification in terms of experience, practical knowledge, contemporary tournament experience and skills.There were 4 groups with a rating of 100 and up to 1850 USCF. Ages also widely varied between 5 and 76 years olds.
Thank You to all the Parents, participants, IST, Coaches and Helpers for such a wonderful event and so much dedication!
Please remember that this Camp happens on the LAST FULL WEEK OF JUNE EACH YEAR!
1. SIMULTANEOUS EXHIBITION (TUESDAY, JUNE 25) with Master Sameer Manchanda. 15 players. Congratulations to Justin Wang for winning and Robert Leenhouts for a super cool draw!
2. BLITZ TOURNAMENT
OPEN: (Coaches were not eligible to win trophies)
1st place: Crisanto Inuguez
2nd place: Emma Wing
3rd place: Robert Leenhouts
Under 1000 USCF
1st place: Traigh Kirkeeng
2nd place: Max Bekker
3rd place: Francesca Pieroni
BUGHOUSE TOURNAMENT: All names mentioned here are of the Team Captains to make things easy. Everyone knows whose team they were in.Both team members however won trophies and medals.
OPEN SECTION (TEAM COMBINED UNDER 2500 USCF)
1ST PLACE: EMMA WING-ANI ALTOUNIAN TEAM (shared)
2ND PLACE (TIEBREAKS): SREEKAR BOMMIREDDY- SUDEEP BOMMIREDDY (shared)
3RD PLACE: MATT NOBLE TEAM
4TH PLACE: RUESHIL FADIA TEAM
1ST PLACE: CRISANTO INIGUEZ TEAM
2ND PLACE: ALEKS BEKKER TEAM
3RD PLACE: WILLIAM ALLEN TEAM
DAREN CRUSENBERRY TEAM
RENE UYEHARA TEAM
GRAND PRIX #4. JUNE 29TH, 2013
82 PLAYERS in 3 sections!!!!!!
1ST MATTHEW NOBLE
2ND ROHAN MITTAL
3RD SHARED BETWEEN 6 PLAYERS
UNDER 1500 USCF
1ST-2ND PLACE: GEORGE KLINE AND BRIAN BELAKOVSKY
3RD SHARED BETWEEN 5 PLAYERS
UNDER 800 USCF
1ST-5TH: DEREK LIANG / MAX BEKKER / ANNALISE ALLEN / AXEN BAILEY / IAN HOLEHAN
OVERALL 2012-2013 GRAND PRIX WINNERS:
OPEN: DANIEL SHEVELEV
UNDER 1500: ALEKS BEKKER
UNDER 800: MAX BEKKER
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