2013 WESTERN ALLIANCE SUMMER CAMP RECAP

2013 WESTERN ALLIANCE SUMMER CAMP RECAP

Posted on 04. Jul, 2013 by in 2013, 2013, Andrew Lebovitz, Camps/Tournaments, FM Ken Larsen, Instructors, Matt Noble, Western Alliance Camps

8TH ANNUAL WESTERN ALLIANCE

JUNE 25-28TH, 2013

At the International School of Tucson (IST)

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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!

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RESULTS:

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

Special Prizes:

Scotty Bonser

Aleks Bekker

Ethan Pieroni

Sudeep Bommireddy

Devynn Spangenberg

Collin Spangenberg

Rene Uyehara

Ani Altounian

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

SPECIAL SECTION:

1ST PLACE: CRISANTO INIGUEZ TEAM

2ND PLACE: ALEKS BEKKER TEAM

3RD PLACE: WILLIAM ALLEN TEAM

SPECIAL PRIZES:

DAREN CRUSENBERRY TEAM

RENE UYEHARA TEAM

GRAND PRIX #4. JUNE 29TH, 2013

82 PLAYERS in 3 sections!!!!!!

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OPEN SECTION:

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

64 PICTURES ARE POSTED ON FLICKR AND READY FOR YOUR VIEWING ON THE MAIN PAGE!

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