Sunday, September 30, 2018

Report on 2018 Charter Oak Open


Abhijit Mondal, a grad student from UConn, won first place (3-0) at the 2018 Charter Oak Open Chess Championships.

Mondal (pronounced mon-dull) is from Bangladesh and is earning a Phd in Computer Science here on a F1 work visa.

Alex Woodbury and Eugene Bystrak tied for 2nd place, each with 2-1 scores.

Only eight players entered the tournament, mostly because the weather was sunny and warm after a miserable week of rain and cold.

We welcomed seven players new to our monthly tournament program. We are especially pleased to welcome our first new member who resides in the town of Coventry; Jacob Shor, age 15.

Jacob's father, Mike, is a professor of economics at UConn Storrs. Mike played dozens of informal games with many different opponents (including myself) throughout the day. Mike and Jacob helped put back the tables and chairs.

Eight benefited from our open house policy of free admission to spectators and those who play informal games.  This policy continues forward.  We have room to welcome anyone and everyone.  You can arrive at any time between 10am and 5pm.

I wish to thank everybody for being so considerate and helpful all day long. 

 

 

2018 CHARTER OAK OPEN  (201809298062)
COVENTRY CHESS CLUB # 30
Sept 29, 2018
Rob Roy USCF Senior TD
----------------------------------------------------------------- Pair | Player Name |Total|Round|Round|Round| Num | USCF ID / Rtg (Pre->Post) | Pts | 1 | 2 | 3 | ----------------------------------------------------------------- 1 | ABHIJIT MONDAL |3.0 |W 7|W 5|W 2| CT | 16778795 / R: 1737P9 ->1799P12 | | | | | | Q: 1875P5 ->1914P8 | | | | | ----------------------------------------------------------------- 2 | EUGENE BYSTRAK |2.0 |W 8|W 3|L 1| CT | 10037913 / R: 1674 ->1665 | | | | | | Q: 1676P18->1670P21 | | | | | ----------------------------------------------------------------- 3 | ALEX BENJAMIN WOODBURY |2.0 |W 4|L 2|W 7| RI | 16606814 / R: 1115P16->1206P19 | | | | | | Q: 1066P16->1157P19 | | | | | ----------------------------------------------------------------- 4 | ARTHUR C NAGEL |1.5 |L 3|W 8|D 5| CT | 10264669 / R: 1835 ->1795 | | | | | | Q: 1514 ->1481 | | | | | ----------------------------------------------------------------- 5 | THOMAS RIZZO |1.5 |W 6|L 1|D 4| MA | 10017769 / R: 1565 ->1570 | | | | | | Q: 1565P10->1553P13 | | | | | ----------------------------------------------------------------- 6 | JACOB E SHOR |1.5 |L 5|D 7|W 8| CT | 16792453 / R: Unrated-> 979P3 | | | | | | Q: Unrated-> 967P3 | | | | | ----------------------------------------------------------------- 7 | SAMUEL SIRAG |0.5 |L 1|D 6|L 3| CT | 16775486 / R: Unrated-> 907P3 | | | | | | Q: Unrated-> 880P3 | | | | | ----------------------------------------------------------------- 8 | YASH PONNABOYINA |0.0 |L 2|L 4|L 6| CT | 16752640 / R: 684P5 -> 670P8 | | | | | | Q: 684P5 -> 669P8 | | | | | -----------------------------------------------------------------

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