9TH ANNUAL WESTERN ALLIANCE SUMMER CHESS CAMP
TUCSON, JUNE 24-28TH, 2014.
We have done it! This Summer Camp was packed with non stop action and a record breaking crowd of more than 100 participants,coaches, helpers and players. Thank you all for being part of this event! Here are several highlights from the event: 85 students / tournament players and 19th coaches and helpers. Expanded to 5 groups instead of the usual 4 (2 separate Intermediate groups of Coyotes this year) Titled Player Addition: International Master Aleksei Diulger and Woman Grandmaster Anjelina Belakovskaya were part of the Coaching team. So were several National and State Champions: Bryan Hu, Emma Wing, Steven Pennock, Rohan Mittal, etc.
It was wonderful to see so many young students just having fun learning chess, competing for prizes and staying in the evening to do even more chess! That is the true chess spirit.
Main Camp: 9AM-4PM. Evening Events: 5PM-7PM.
Day 1: A Simultaneous Exhibition against FIDE Master Ken Larsen. 22 boards: +20 / =0 / -2 score.
Day 2: Blitz Tournament. About 30 players
Day 3: Bughouse. 40 participants.
June 28th: Grand Prix#3 74 participants!
Link to the event: http://www.uschess.org/msa/XtblMain.php?201406286132
Congratulations to Sameer Manchanda for winning the Open section with a perfect score of 4 out of 4 and beating IM Duilger!. Congratulations to Ed Kestler and Scotty Bonser for sharing the 1st place in the Reserve Section and Tyler Skorupa for winning the Booster Section with a perfect score of 4 pts also! More about this tournament in the later posts about Grand Prix. Thank You Coaches and helpers!
2014 OFFICIAL COACH/ HELPER / OFFICE LISTIM LEVON ALTOUNIAN / IM ALEKSEI DIULGER / WGM ANJELINA BELAKOVSKAYA / FIDE MASTER KEN LARSEN / BRYAN HU / SAMEER MANCHANDA / JOSH LEONARD / STEVEN PENNOCK / VICTOR YEE / ROHAN MITTAL / SREEKAR BOMMIREDDY / ANSHUL ADVE / JOHN WRIGHT / EMMA WING / DANIEL KATZEL / JUSTIN WANG / SUMHITH ARADHUYLA / ED KESTLER / AARON WILLIAMS / MICHELLE MARTINEZ Resume of Coaches: instructor resume 2014 CAMP CAMP WINNERS: winners pictures from the Camp: Enjoy!