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From the Pig's Pen


edition 8 * 23 July, 2014

Business picked back up this past week in the North Carolina chess scene as over 200 chess players participated in tournaments statewide last week.

The main headliner last weekend was the 41st Annual Lipkin-Pfefferkorn Open which was held in Winston-Salem from 18-20 July. 109 players entered this year’s event which was presented by Thad Rogers and American Chess Promotions. This year’s LPO marked it’s return to a more traditional summer schedule after a few years of being run in October.

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LPO Champion IM Ronald Burnett

IM Ronald Burnett  of Nashville, TN was the big winner claiming the $770 first prize in the Open section scoring four wins and a draw en route the claiming the title. NM Peter Giannatos, who drew Burnett in round three finished in clear second after drawing his last round game.

Emmanuel Carter, who became an expert earlier this month, won the under 2000 section by scoring 4.5 points. He was followed by Scott Baldwin, Yan Lyansky, Reynaldo Diaz, and Michael Lipkin, who all shared 2nd-5th, a point behind Carter.

Four players tied for first place in the under 1800 section with Jordan Joseph, Suhas Madiraju, Terry Maskin, and Sujay Jagadeesh all scoring four points to split the prize.

Meanwhile Suraj Maridaju claimed clear first in the under 1600 division with 4.5 points. Arman Margaryan and Ritvik Bodducherla settled behind Madiraju with four points each sharing 2nd-3rd place.

The only perfect score of the LPO was turned in by Nicholas Schuch in the under 1400 section. Benjamin Yan and Michael Birk each had four points for a split second place finish.

NTD Kevin Hyde served as tournament director for the LPO.

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With Open play covered by the LPO the youngsters had their opportunities this to spread their wings as well. On Saturday, NM Shawn Pealer and the Charlotte Chess Network hosted the Charlotte Summer Scholastics. Sixteen youths participated in the event which offered a G/30 section and a G/60 section for more serious players.

Pradhyumna Kothapalli took a bye in round one, but won out to win the “Deep Thinkers” G/60 section. He was followed by Andrew Chen and Ojas Panda who scored three points each.

Karthik Dunigalla won all three of his games in the “Express” G/30 section while Saveley Lopez finished half of a point behind him for second.

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Raleigh’s turn for the scholastics occurred on Sunday as Bill Clausen and Chess Achieves hosted a quad event at Crabtree Valley Mall. 90 students divided into 22 round-robin sections. Winners include:

I: Matthew Klassa 2 pts.    II: Leo DeSouza 3 pts.   III: Kevin Xi 3pts.   IV: Adam Schrand 3 pts.  V: Krishna Pallavalli 2.5 pts.   VI: Leonard Yang 2.5 pts.  VII: Shalini Subramanian 3 pts.   VIII: Abhijit Gupta 3 pts.   IX: Varnika Kasu 2.5 pts.   X: Isaac Huryn 3pts.   XI: Daniel Shen 3 pts.   XII: Dev Sashidar 3 pts.   XIII: Claire Pasulka & Jacob Chuong 2 pts.  XIV: Jakai Dickerson & Ravi Deshpande 2 pts.  XV: Annika Moorjani 2.5 pts.   XVI: Naveen Prabhu 3pts.   XVII: Kabeer Kalra 3 pts.   XVIII: Glen Gimpl 3 pts.   XIX: Krishna Dasyam 3 pts.  XX: Oviya Ilangovan 3pts.   XXI: Leo Bai 3pts.   XXII(six players): Anil Chintapalli 5 pts.

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Congratulations are in order also for NM Klaus Pohl and NM Neal Harris who tied for first in the Western North Carolina Blitz Championships in Hendersonville .

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With so many players this week we saw quite a few people achieve new rating levels this week:

Player

Rating Level

Event

Suraj Madiraju

1700

41st Annual LPO

Neil Deshpande

1600

41st Annual LPO

Ritvik Bodducherla

1600

Mega Masters Camp II

Alex Chen

1500

41st Annual LPO

Ali Mirzazadeh

1500

41st Annual LPO

Jaiden Chuang

1400

Mega Master Camp II

Ojas Panda

1300

Charlotte Summer Scholastics

Kevin Xi

1200

Chess Achieves July Quads

Adam Schrand

1200

Chess Achieves July Quads

Joshua Gambrell

1200

41st Annual LPO

Leonard Yang

1000

Chess Achieves July Quads

Shalini Subramanian

1000

Chess Achieves July Quads

Best Regards,

Jeff “Pig” Jones

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Current Pairings and Results:


RoundDateWhiteBlackResult
15/16 7pPETER GIANNATOS (2226)ROBIN CUNNINGHAM (2239) 0-1
15/16 7pTIANQI WANG (2221)PATRICK SCIACCA (2158) 0-1
15/16 7pAARON BALLEISEN (2120)DOMINIQUE MYERS (2172) 1-0

RoundDateWhiteBlackResult
25/17 11aDOMINIQUE MYERS (2172)ROBIN CUNNINGHAM (2239) 0-1
25/17 11aPATRICK SCIACCA (2158)AARON BALLEISEN (2120) 1-0
25/17 11aPETER GIANNATOS (2226)TIANQI WANG (2221) 1/2-1/2

RoundDateWhiteBlackResult
35/17 4pROBIN CUNNINGHAM (2239)TIANQI WANG (2221) 1-0
35/17 4pAARON BALLEISEN (2120)PETER GIANNATOS (2226) 1/2-1/2
35/17 4pPATRICK SCIACCA (2158)DOMINIQUE MYERS (2172) 0-1

RoundDateWhiteBlackResult
45/18 10aROBIN CUNNINGHAM (2239)PATRICK SCIACCA (2158) 1-0
45/18 10aTIANQI WANG (2221)AARON BALLEISEN (2120) 1-0
45/18 10aDOMINIQUE MYERS (2172)PETER GIANNATOS (2226) (bye)1/2-1/2

RoundDateWhiteBlackResult
55/18 3pAARON BALLEISEN (2120)ROBIN CUNNINGHAM (2239) 1-0
55/18 3pDOMINIQUE MYERS (2172)TIANQI WANG (2221) 1-0
55/18 3pPETER GIANNATOS (2226)PATRICK SCIACCA (2158) 1/2-1/2

NC K-12 Grand Prixd Prix


The NCCA has started a scholastic Grand Prix for the 2014 year.

Announcement


Format for the NCCA Invitational Tournament

Accepting Bids


The following are the tournaments the NCCA will  accept bids  for the 2013-2015 years. Please look at the bidding process on the ADMIN Tab of the NCCA web page :


2014 NC OPEN  BD 4/1/2014 

2014 NC CLOSED  BD 7/1/2014 

2014 NC K-12 SCHOLASTIC  STATE CHAMPIONSHIP (Feb-March 2014) 

2015 NC K-12 SCHOLASTIC STATE CHAMPIONSHIP (Feb-March 2015)  BD 8/1/2014 

2016 NC K-12 SCHOLASTIC STATE CHAMPIONSHIP  BD 8/1/2015 


(Approx. Tournament Dates)

BD = Bidding Deadline