RECAP: Grand Prix #2

RECAP: Grand Prix #2

Posted on 20. Dec, 2012 by in 2012, Camps/Tournaments, Tournament Results, Tournaments

TUCSON GRAND PRIX #2
DECEMBER 15TH, 2012

SPONSOR: INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF TUCSON
USCF RATED GAME IN 45 MINUTE / 4 ROUNDS

This event was the 2nd one in the series of Tucson Grand Prix events aimed to determine the best players in each category and at the same time provide a chance to play USCF rated tournaments- open to all. It was sponsored by IST where players made use of the school’s spacious hall to enjoy the competitive part of chess. Once again about 50 players of all ages and experience levels showed up to match their skills, learn and enjoy.

HERE IS THE LINK TO THE USCF WEBSITE TO SEE THE EVENT RATED THERE FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS: http://www.uschess.org/component/option,com_wrapper/Itemid,181/

BELOW IS THE BREAK DOWN OF PRIZE WINNERS:

OPEN SECTION:

1ST PLACE: DANIEL SHEVELEV (3.5 PTS OUT OF 4)
2ND PLACE: BELAKOVSKY MIKHAIL (3 PTS)
3RD PLACE: BOMMIREDDY SREEKAR (2.5 PTS)

RESERVE SECTION / UNDER 1500 USCF

1ST PLACE: ERIC VAN ALLEN (PERFECT SCORE OF 4 PTS)
2ND PLACE: SUMEDH PRASAD (3 PTS)
3RD PLACE: MAX COY
SHARING WITH LAST 2 PLAYERS (BUT 4TH PLACE ON MODIFIED TIE-BREAKS)-RYAN ZOU

BOOSTER SECTION / UNDER 800 USCF

1ST PLACE: TREVOR GARCIA (PERFECT 4 PTS SCORE- IST MUST BE PROUD!)
2ND PLACE: MATT RACIOPPO (ALSO A PERFECT SCORE!!)
3RD PLACE: MARK JANSKY (3 PTS- ON MODIFIED TIE-BREAKS)

OTHER PRIZE WINNERS (SPECIAL TROPHIES AND MEDALS)

SAMEER SHAH
MAX BEKKER
SAI KONKIMALLA
JEEVAJ BONDALAPATI
IVAN PEREIRA
DAVID EL
RYAN ZOU
ROBERT LEENHOUTS
ROMY NICOLE BENITO

SPECIAL CHESS SET WINNER BY A RUFFLE:

SAMEER SHAH

The Grand Prix #2 tournament hall

Can Experience prevail?

chess is so hard!

total concentration

Making tough choices

leaders playing for the title

can the cool hat protect against the “girl magic”?

can we play better chess with more colorful pieces? Maybe.. if we believe Kitar

The TD John Wright. What is he doing with all those prize toys?

The happy trophy winner Sumedh with the organizer Levon Altounian

Coach Eric Van Allen proved at the tournament he not just a coach…

U800 section winner Trevor Garcia playing Black

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