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05/27/2019Prize winners at the 88th Massachusetts Open

Prize winners at the 88th Massachusetts Open, held May 25-27 in Westford, Mass.

Championship Section

1st CM Ridvan Sakir 5.5-0.5
2nd FM Nathan Solon 5-1
3rd IM Denys Shmelov 4.5-1.5
Top U2300 Danila Poliannikov, Luis Baez 4-2

Under 2100 Section

1st-2nd Anton Barash, Andrew The 5-1
Top U1950 Jonathan Hsu 4.5-1.5

Under 1800 Section

1st-2nd Arthur Nagel (CT), Ranjan Dey 5-1
Top U1650 Eric Strachan

Under 1500 Section

1st Ian Van Hulle 6-0
2nd Kurt Amber 5-1
Top U1350/U1200 Sophoern Chheak, Yinghan Liu 4.5-1.5

K-12 Under 1500 Section

1st Tyler Cummins 4-0
2nd Steven Feng 3.5-0.5
3rd-6th Franklin Lewis, Oskar Zoffer, Aedeyn Mennell, Kaustabh Kislay 3-1

K-12 Under 700 Section

1st Santhosh Ayyappan 4-0
2nd Anushka Ayyappan 3.5-0.5
3rd-8th Sankaran Menon, Lev Strougov, Aryan Kammili, Owen Mennell, Bhuvan Rongali, Yan Barash 3-1

K-6 Under 1400 Section

1st Franklin Lewis 4-0
2nd-3rd Alex Haight, Kaustubh Kislay 3.5-0.5
Medals: Charles Xie, Oskar Zoffer, Alexander Skulte, David Xie, Santhosh Ayyappan 3-1

K-6 Under 600 Section

1st Lev Strougov 4-0
2nd-3rd Yan Barash, Aidin Narynbekov 3.5-0.5
Medals: Ansh Nandurbarkar, Kayla Zhang, Kevin Xiang, Annabelle Zhang, Nathan Small, Rajit Naik, Evan Shi 3-1

K-3 Under 1200 Section

1st-2nd Andrew Liu, Pragyan Sriram 3.5-0.5
3rd-5th Vihaan Jain, Benjamin Amber, Emilia Shen 3-1

K-3 Under 400 Section

1st John Duguid 4-0
2nd George Zhang 3.5-0.5
3rd-9th Vedanth Srivatsan, Robert Duguid, Caiden Lainer, Jaswant Ambati, Donald Chen, Alexander Natenshon 3-1

Massachusetts Blitz Championship

1st-2nd Vadim Martirosov, Charles Slade 9-1
Top U2200 Joseph Perl, Nathan Smolensky 6.5-3.5
Top U2000 Andrius Jankauskas, Nathaniel Moor 6-4
Top U1800 Dattasai Kilari 4.5-5.5
Top U1200 Rithika Kilari 4.5-5.5

Tied players are listed in tiebreak order in the scholastic sections, rating order in other sections.

The tournament was directed by Bob Messenger, Frank Vogel, Nicholas Sterling, Dmitry Barash, and Oleg Poliannikov.
 

Bob Messenger
Chief TD

05/25/2019MACA Election Results

President

OLEG POLIANNIKOV (elected)

96

Dan Sullivan

1

Yi Wang

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blanks

8

Spoiled ballots

0

Total ballots

106

 

            Vice President

STEVEN WINER (elected)

96

Jeffrey Caruso

1

Yi Wang

1

 

 

 

 

Blanks

8

Spoiled ballots

0

Total ballots

106

 

Treasurer

ROBERT MESSENGER (elected)

99

 

 

 

 

Blanks

7

Spoiled ballots

0

Total ballots

106

 

            Clerk

ANDREW HOY (elected)

93

Jim Aspinall

1

 

 

Blanks

12

Spoiled ballots

0

Total ballots

106

 


 

            Director (8 positions)

STEVE FRYMER (elected)

87

NICHOLAS STERLING (elected)

87

JEFFREY CARUSO (elected)

82

ROBB STEWART (elected)

76

YI WANG (elected)

75

NATHAN SMOLENSKY (elected)

69

DMITRI BARASH (elected)

69

PRATHIBA YUVARAJAN (elected)

51

ROBERT E. KING

42

Lawyer Times

2

Donna Allaire

2

Michail Perelstein

1

Alonzo Ross

1

William Kelleher

1

George Winsor

1

Lou Mercurio

1

Matt Phelps

1

Stephen Dann

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blanks

199

Total

 

Valid ballots     (total divided by 8)

848

Spoiled ballots

0

Total ballots

106

 

 

 

Officers-elect and directors-elect will take up their positions at the end of the annual MACA meeting (May 27).

 

Tiffany Wang
MACA Webmaster

05/24/2019Massachusetts Open Advanced Entries as of May 24, 2019

Massachusetts Open takes place on the Memorial weekend May 25-27. Below are the early entries. Register for the main event or any of the three (3) companion scholastic events:

SwissSys Wall Chart. 88th Massachusetts Open: Championship Section 

# Name/Rtng/ID St/Tm Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6
1 GM Alexander Ivanov MA            
  2555 12513936               
2 FM Nathan Solon MA            
  2405 12637883               
3 IM David Vigorito  MA            
  2394 12426279               
4 Ryan Sowa RI            
  2311 13751622               
5 Lawyer Times  MA            
  2303 12167330               
6 CM Ridvan Sakir  MA            
  2269 16974012               
7 Danila Poliannikov MA            
  2246 14969622               
8 WIM Agata Bykovtsev CA     bye      
  2215 13711887               
9 Nithin Kavi MA            
  2211 14212491               
10 Henry L Terrie NH            
  2206 10025265               
11 John Riddell NY            
  2200 10084369               
12 Suraj Ramanathan MA            
  2188 14361257               
13 CM Jerry Li  MA            
  2167 15391332               
14 Maxwell D Chen MA            
  2149 14678004               
15 Brett Kildahl MA            
  2149 12924445               
16 William Smirnov MA            
  2131 12400352               
17 J Timothy Sage MA            
  2121 10146712               
18 Dustin Liang MA            
  2106 15072460               
19 WFM Ellen Wang NY            
  2096 15401090               
20 Kenneth Patrick Thomas MA            
  2095 10773571               
21 Alex Yu  MA            
  2083 14581805               
22 Michael P Carey RI            
  2081 10120560               
23 Derek Jin MA            
  2072 15200352               
24 Libardo Rueda MA bye       bye  
  2060 12497363               
25 WCM Iris Zhaoying Mou NY            
  2020 15794244               
26 Andrew Colwell CT            
  2007 14815078               
27 Joaquin Carlson MA            
  2004 15794580               
28 Bernie Xu  MA            
  1996 14940771               
29 Brian Zijian Yin MA         bye ----
  1979 14815152               
30 Connor John Riddell NY            
  1941 13518335               

SwissSys Wall Chart. 88th Massachusetts Open: 3-Day Under 2100 Section 

# Name/Rtng/ID St/Tm Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6
1 Akshay Sai Padmanabhan MA            
  2090 14297271               
2 Anton Barash  MA            
  2065 13679247               
3 Joseph Bihlmeyer CT            
  2030 12686352               
4 Leo W Bonnell MA            
  2024 10018048               
5 Peter Pashkov  MA bye bye        
  2012 12600882               
6 Mark Chudnovsky MA            
  1998 15018810               
7 Frederick Pearson MA            
  1989 12223060               
8 Scott Didham MA            
  1942 11480977               
9 Jonathan West NY            
  1937 12684722               
10 Aaron Lu MA            
  1923 15586034               
11 Alonzo H Ross MA            
  1918 10481376               
12 Brandon Ni  MA            
  1915 15801498               
13 Stephen Gradijan MA            
  1913 12454998               
14 Amy Lei MA            
  1909 15760000               
15 Nathaniel Philip Moor CT            
  1906 15012516               
16 Stephen Brudno MA            
  1900 10017734               
17 Eric Feng MA            
  1894 15742464               
18 Skyler Zhou MA            
  1892 15456428               
19 Raymond Xu MA            
  1886 15248334               
20 David Milliern MA            
  1879 13784637               
21 Shailendra S Negi MA            
  1869 12910249               
22 Ryan Wang MA            
  1867 15486461               
23 Joy Cao MA            
  1864 14973655               
24 Kelsey Liu MA            
  1858 15770981               
25 David Katsman MA            
  1852 14958088               
26 Remy Louedec FRA            
  1849 17071385               
27 Rafael Pashkov  MA bye bye        
  1834 15251590               
28 Scott Boyce NY bye          
  1819 12415480               
29 Henry He MA bye          
  1819 15714654               
30 Thomas James Fini NY            
  1794 15129425               
31 Y Owen Ji MA            
  1773 16225038               
32 Henry Yu-Feng Han  MA         bye bye
  1773 14728674               
33 Justin Y Li MA            
  1770 15826242               
34 Lydia Shen MA            
  1762 15918700               
35 Paul Arond MA            
  1757 12602977               
36 Brice Huang  MA            
  1755 13530897               
37 Adithya Sharma MA            
  1755 15326525               
38 Thomas T Ha MA            
  1751 15207334               
39 Tianna Wang MA            
  1742 15486476               
40 Leonard Sweeney-Barrett MA            
  1500 15478612               

SwissSys Wall Chart. 88th Massachusetts Open: 2-Day Under 2100 Section 

# Name/Rtng/ID St/Tm Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6
1 Alex Eydelman CT            
  2057 12553018               
2 Zubin Mohandas Baliga MA            
  2007 13744248               
3 Lewis Tu MA            
  1924 15454526               
4 Andrew The MA            
  1906 14217434               
5 Varun P Palnati  MA            
  1805 13054461               
6 Victor Feng MA            
  1751 15560438               
7 Saanvi Tiruveedhula NH            
  1695 15087552               
8 Arjun Girish MA            
  1687 15471954               
9 Sritan Devineni MA            
  1628 15586296               
10 Venkatraman Varatharajan MA            
  1563 15415283               

SwissSys Wall Chart. 88th Massachusetts Open: 3-Day Under 1800 Section 

# Name/Rtng/ID St/Tm Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6
1 Stephen Michael Shea MA            
  1770 12202620               
2 Arthur C Nagel CT            
  1743 10264669               
3 Ranjan Dey MA            
  1733 15718966               
4 Ben Marlin  MA            
  1730 16765625               
5 Riya A Kanury MA bye bye        
  1720 16066054               
6 Andrew Su MA            
  1715 15518741               
7 Katharine B Gasser MA bye bye        
  1712 10010411               
8 Kari Albert Thornton NJ            
  1699 16881074               
9 Pitambar Dayal MA            
  1668 16781123               
10 Anthony P Cortizas Jr MA            
  1618 12378850               
11 Ryan Sun MA            
  1615 16379802               
12 Isabella Lai MA bye bye        
  1614 15990974               
13 Robert Oresick MA            
  1607 12659519               
14 Roland D Booker III MA            
  1600 10569176               
15 Prachi Dayal MA            
  1567 16442640               
16 Michael Scott David MA            
  1565 16636306               
17 Kevin Li MA            
  1557 15465238               
18 Thomas L Sifter MA            
  1547 12411472               
19 Jeffrey Liu MA            
  1542 16046820               
20 Omar Treminio Lopez MA            
  1532 17059456               
21 Michelle Zhang  MA            
  1518 15879438               
22 Jericho Carlson  MA            
  1513 16096060               
23 Eric Daniel Strachan MA            
  1425 14898532               
24 Meghana Kunamneni MA            
  1418 16433976               
25 Y Luke Ji MA            
  1403 16237733               
26 Joshua Lee MA            
  1377 16260353               

SwissSys Wall Chart. 88th Massachusetts Open: 2-Day Under 1800 Section 

# Name/Rtng/ID St/Tm Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6
1 Bharath Heggadahall  MA            
  1763 14364786               
2 Keiji Imai MA            
  1719 14802491               
3 Joseph W Sparks MA            
  1600 12443818               
4 Maruthi Tiruveedhula NH            
  1525 15087546               
5 Isaac X Chen MA            
  1478 15966891               
6 Lucas Harding Kamon MA            
  1451 15697335               
7 Zhiyang Tan RI            
  1389 14467496               
8 Jacob Qijie Wu MA            
  1377 16337966               
9 Dattasai Kilari MA            
  1347 16429310               
10 Arnesh Sachin Yeola MA            
  1328 15838967               
11 Shouri Rao Mosaliganti MA            
  1308 16646805               
12 Siddharth Gupta RI            
  1298 16087835               
13 Sam MacLeod  MA            
  1296 16965265               
14 Arnaud Kohler  MA            
  1242 16414296               
15 Hrishikesh Sai Vedula NH            
  1215 16099404               
16 Jesse Zhang MA            
  1089 16463192               

SwissSys Wall Chart. 88th Massachusetts Open: 3-Day Under 1500 Section 

# Name/Rtng/ID St/Tm Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6
1 Justin Trey NY            
  1311 15592064               
2 Clyde Franklin Snow MA            
  1300 12460814               
3 Robert Edward Norris MA   bye   bye    
  1241 13000176               
4 Gregory Michael Chernov MA            
  1161 17000542               
5 Gordon Redwine MA            
  1119 16600924               
6 Jasper Xu MA            
  1115 15184152               
7 Sujay Kunamneni MA            
  1090 16433982               
8 Yicong Li  MA            
  1048 16916580               
9 Ariel Zhou MA            
  1002 16371696               
10 Michelle Chudnovsky  MA bye          
  909 15433981               
11 Ronak Wakhlu  MA            
  689 16764198               
12 Rene Minalga-Rheault NH            
  378 16957835               
13 Mike Densmore MA            
  unr. 12551171               
14 Ajit Dixit MA            
  unr. 17071391               
15 Eva Beylin ONT            
  unr. 17071735               

SwissSys Wall Chart. 88th Massachusetts Open: 2-Day Under 1500 Section 

# Name/Rtng/ID St/Tm Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6
1 Elizabeth C Smith CT            
  1477 15913683               
2 Kurt Michael Amber Jr MA            
  1369 15955011               
3 Keshav Rangan NH            
  1248 15163657               
4 Dhairya Mitul Mehta MA            
  1210 16378663               
5 Nicholas St John RI            
  1210 17036907               
6 Ian Van Hulle  MA            
  1171 15170895               
7 Steven Ziang Feng MA            
  1157 16388220               
8 Sophoern Chheak MA            
  1147 12793508               
9 Oskar Zoffer MA            
  1137 16471866               
10 Yinghan Liu MA            
  1109 16077226               
11 Eric Anthony Padovano MA            
  1101 16769738               
12 Rayhan Riaz MA            
  1100 16543002               
13 William MacLeod  MA            
  1089 14926028               
14 Joanne Zhou MA            
  1063 16092271               
15 Suhavi Tiruveedhula  NH            
  1040 15634225               
16 Jayden Wu NH            
  983 16671526               
17 Ajinkya Dhamdhere MA            
  925 16341262               
18 Annabel Kohler  MA            
  693 16414281               
19 Anish Sankar MA            
  628 16332556               
20 Thomas Robert White  MA            
  563 16928384               
21 Andrew Thatcher Moor CT         bye bye
  534 15012522               
22 Michael Hu MA            
  460 15435333               
23 Arhan Sai R Komma NH            
  unr. 16830412               
24 Matthew Jacob Van Iwaarden MA            
  unr. 16680817               
25 Keith Hetman               
  unr. ????????               

SwissSys Wall Chart. 88th Massachusetts Open: K-12 Under 1500 Section 

# Name/Rtng/ID St/Tm Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4
1 Tyler Benjamin Cummins MA        
  1366 16469055           
2 Eric Li  MA        
  1350 15486868           
3 Anthony He  MA        
  1191 14610150           
4 Steven Ziang Feng  MA        
  1157 16388220           
5 Oskar Zoffer MA        
  1137 16471866           
6 Alex Haight NH        
  1066 16894751           
7 Anand Ram Chintapalli MA        
  1046 16289926           
8 Andrew X Liu MA        
  984 16340541           
9 Kaiya Bridgit Smits MA        
  873 16486827           
10 Aedyn Paul Mennell MA        
  811 16610571           
11 Aditya Bhadouria RI        
  799 16898115           
12 Ryan Jin MA        
  768 16816968           
13 Wataru Takeuchi MA        
  728 16486723           
14 Peter Kouznetsov MA        
  720 16187153           
15 Anika Bhadouria RI        
  554 16898121           

SwissSys Wall Chart. 88th Massachusetts Open: K-12 Under 700 Section 

# Name/Rtng/ID St/Tm Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4
1 Ansh Jeslani MA        
  636 16438780           
2 Charlotte Swalley Younger MA        
  614 17015147           
3 Tara Gayatri Chintapalli MA        
  579 16289932           
4 Owen Phoenix Mennell MA        
  578 16747587           
5 Talha Chughtai NH        
  570 16923084           
6 Yan Barash MA        
  551 16433515           
7 Andrew Thatcher Moor CT        
  534 15012522           
8 Stephen Gregory MA        
  486 16690642           
9 Lev Strougov MA        
  475 16945592           
10 Kushagra Bhargava CT        
  457 16956146           
11 Anushka Ayyappan MA        
  418 16959220           
12 Max Currie MA        
  399 16813053           
13 Justin Michael Hildebrandt MA        
  398 16705391           
14 Santhosh Ayyappan MA        
  397 16959235           
15 Bhuvan Rongali MA        
  381 16960253           
16 Aidin Narynbekov MA        
  340 16934194           
17 Anna Katsman MA        
  312 15456538           
18 Evan Shi MA        
  117 16966603           
19 Alexander Lubarsky MA        
  105 17015792           
20 Aryan Kammili MA        
  unr. 16936645           

SwissSys Wall Chart. 88th Massachusetts Open: K-6 Under 1400 Section 

# Name/Rtng/ID St/Tm Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4
1 Ethan Yuxuan Qiao MA        
  1291 16231178           
2 Alex Haight NH        
  1066 16894751           
3 Andrew X Liu MA        
  984 16340541           
4 Kaiya Bridgit Smits MA        
  873 16486827           
5 Aditya Bhadouria RI        
  799 16898115           
6 Wataru Takeuchi MA        
  728 16486723           
7 Alec Truesdale MA        
  711 16535133           
8 Bohan Christopher Wang MA        
  676 16880573           
9 Anika Bhadouria RI        
  554 16898121           
10 Alexander Nicholas  MA        
  508 15503548           
11 Christian Y Li MA        
  399 16923000           
12 Nico Mehta  MA        
  unr. 16818380           
13 Alex Mehta  MA        
  unr. 16818374           

SwissSys Wall Chart. 88th Massachusetts Open: K-6 Under 600 Section 

# Name/Rtng/ID St/Tm Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4
1 Talha Chughtai NH        
  570 16923084           
2 Brandon Yanchen Li MA        
  562 16270151           
3 Yan Barash MA        
  551 16433515           
4 Andrew Thatcher Moor CT        
  534 15012522           
5 Eddie Zhan NH        
  526 16921128           
6 Ansh Nandurbarkar  MA        
  480 15857120           
7 Lev Strougov MA        
  475 16945592           
8 Anushka Ayyappan MA        
  418 16959220           
9 Nathan Small MA        
  400 16237623           
10 Santhosh Ayyappan MA        
  397 16959235           
11 Toby Snellgrove  MA        
  379 16387630           
12 Aidin Narynbekov MA        
  340 16934194           
13 Anna Katsman MA        
  312 15456538           
14 Alexandra Pominova MA        
  166 16807160           
15 Annabelle Zhang  MA        
  159 16811172           
16 Evan Shi MA        
  117 16966603           
17 Ilga Kats MA        
  unr. 17028097           
18 Alan Tratz MA        
  unr. 17071013           
19 Rahit Naik MA        
  unr. 17062836           

SwissSys Wall Chart. 88th Massachusetts Open: K-3 Under 1200 Section 

# Name/Rtng/ID St/Tm Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4
1 Emma Wang NY        
  1058 16538311           
2 Andrew X Liu MA        
  984 16340541           
3 Benjamin Robert Amber MA        
  981 16732227           
4 Vihaan Jain MA        
  893 16584243           
5 Kaiya Bridgit Smits MA        
  873 16486827           
6 Pragyan Sriram MA        
  854 16552308           
7 Aryan Santosh Jangle CT        
  846 16636532           
8 Maddox Halverson MA        
  812 17009055           
9 Wataru Takeuchi MA        
  728 16486723           
10 Vinamra Jain  MA        
  607 16584258           
11 Boris Urlanis MA        
  583 16761780           
12 Anushka Ayyappan MA        
  418 16959220           
13 Christian Y Li MA        
  399 16923000           
14 Santhosh Ayyappan MA        
  397 16959235           
15 Sriman Devineni MA        
  360 16732714           

SwissSys Wall Chart. 88th Massachusetts Open: K-3 Under 400 Section 

# Name/Rtng/ID St/Tm Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4
1 George Zhang  MA        
  379 16494147           
2 John Gilmore Duguid MA        
  368 16439013           
3 Robert Shi Duguid MA        
  345 16439028           
4 Kevin Xiang MA        
  337 16672666           
5 Genevieve L D'Amore MA        
  330 16966390           
6 Caiden Lainer MA        
  323 16549442           
7 Harry Li MA        
  300 16988211           
8 Kayla Zhang MA        
  270 16771070           
9 Nathaniel Jurkauskas MA        
  237 16821905           
10 Donald Chen MA        
  232 16992814           
11 Annabelle Zhang  MA        
  159 16811172           
12 Evan Shi MA        
  117 16966603           
13 Alexander Natenshon  MA        
  101 16818588           
14 Maria Mangino CT        
  101 16404153           
15 John Doherty           
  unr. new           
16 Kodi O'Grady MA        
  unr. 17065361           
17 Raymond Ngyuen MA        
  unr. 17070842           
18 Julia Nguyen MA        
  unr. 17070836           
19 Leo Alfred Tratz MA        
  unr. 17071007           
20 Annie Shi MA        
  unr. new           
21 Darsh Nayak MA        
  unr. 17050236           
22 Ariana Yap MA        
  unr. 17068506           

SwissSys Wall Chart. 88th Massachusetts Open: Blitz Championship 

  Name/Rtng/ID St/Tm Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5

 

Oleg V. Poliannikov
MACA Web Coordinator

05/12/2019Mass Open, Mass Open K-12, K-3, and K-6 Memorial Weekend

 May 25-27: Massachusetts Open + 3 scholastic tournaments 

 

Sat, 05/25/19
Sun, 05/26/19
Mon, 05/27/19
   - Westford, MA
6 round Swiss. 40/120, SD/30; d5.
2-day schedule rounds 1-3 are G/45; d5


Prize info:

  • State Champion title to top-scoring Massachusetts resident/student
  • $8,200 based on 120 paid entries ($25 off entries count half), 75% guaranteed (Championship section prizes are 100% guaranteed)

Scholastic tournaments:
 

Sat, 05/25/19    - Westford, MA
Sun, 05/26/19    - Westford, MA
Mon, 05/27/19    - Westford, MA


No limit of how many you can play. Play all that you qualify for by grade!

Oleg V. Poliannikov
MACA Web Coordinator

05/5/2019Prize winners at the 29th Massachusetts G/60 Championship

Prize winners at the 29th Massachusetts G/60 Championship, held May 5th in Westford, Mass.

Open Section

1st IM Denys Shmelov 4-0
Equal 2nd GM Alexander Ivanov, FM Steven Winer 3-1
Equal 2nd/Top U2400 Rajesh Shanmagasundaram, Danila Poliannikov, Nithin Kavi 3-1
Top U2200 Karthik Padmanabhan, J Timothy Sage, Luis Baez, Derek Jin 2.5-1.5

Under 2000 Section

Equal 1st/2nd Albert French Jr, Rafael Pashkov, Henry He, Henry Han 3-1

Under 1800 Section

1st Aaron Li 4-0
Equal 2nd Paul Baginski, Jason Davis, Meghana Kunamneni 3-1

Under 1600 Section

1st Kurt Amber Jr 3.5-0.5
Equal 2nd/1st U1400 Shouri Mosaliganti, Clyde Snow 3-1
Equal 2nd U1400 Stan Wojnowski, Jasper Xu 2.5-1.5

Under 1200 Section

1st Sophoern Chheak 4-0
2nd Anand Chintapalli 3.5-0.5
Top U1000 Benjamin Amber, Aedyn Mennell 3-1

The tournament was directed by Bob Messenger, Matt Phelps, and Steve Frymer.
 

Bob Messenger
Chief TD

05/4/2019Massachusetts G/60 Advanced Entries

Accurate as of May 4 9:16AM. 

SwissSys Wall Chart. 29th Massachusetts G/60 Championship: Open Section (Team)

# Name/Rtng/ID St/Tm Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4
1 GM Alexander Ivanov MA        
  2555 12513936           
2 FM Steven Winer MA        
  2465 12549813           
3 Lawyer Times MA        
  2303 12167330           
4 Rajesh Shanmugasund  MA        
  2281 16434545           
5 Danila Poliannikov MA        
  2246 14969622           
6 Alejandro Felix Botta MA        
  2220 12740272           
7 Paris Prestia NY        
  2216 15417342           
8 Nithin Kavi MA        
  2211 14212491           
9 Karthik Sai Padmanabhan MA        
  2190 14297265           
10 Maxwell D Chen MA        
  2149 14678004           
11 Alexander Deatrick MI        
  2137 13481346           
12 J Timothy Sage MA        
  2121 10146712           
13 Dustin Liang  MA        
  2106 15072460           
14 Derek Jin  MA        
  2072 15200352           
15 Anton Barash MA        
  2065 13679247           
16 Libardo Rueda MA        
  2060 12497363           
17 Nicholas Belous  MA        
  2039 15039926           
18 CM Sebastian Prestia NY        
  2015 15490734           
19 Peter Pashkov MA        
  2012 12600882           
20 Arthur P Nugent MA        
  2000 10011191           
21 Bernie Xu MA        
  1996 14940771           
22 David Tianyi Zhou MA        
  1968 15194137           
23 Lawrence Tu MA        
  1948 15597798           
24 Frank Prestia NY        
  1935 15417630           
25 Harry Gates MA        
  1917 12896708           
26 Geoffrey LePoer MA        
  1911 12763343           
27 David Milliern MA        
  1879 13784637           

SwissSys Wall Chart. 29th Massachusetts G/60 Championship: Under 2000 Section (Team)

# Name/Rtng/ID St/Tm Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4
1 Neil Cousin MA        
  1993 12065210           
2 Robert E Stewart MA        
  1942 12456989           
3 Alonzo H Ross MA bye      
  1918 10481376           
4 Skyler Zhou MA        
  1892 15456428           
5 Henry Liu  MA        
  1868 14211764           
6 David Katsman MA        
  1852 14958088           
7 Rafael Pashkov MA        
  1834 15251590           
8 Henry He MA        
  1819 15714654           
9 Henry Yu-Feng Han MA        
  1773 14728674           
10 Y Owen Ji MA        
  1773 16225038           
11 Justin Y Li MA bye      
  1770 15826242           
12 Paul Arond MA        
  1757 12602977           
13 Adithya Sharma MA        
  1755 15326525           
14 Thomas T Ha MA        
  1751 15207334           
15 Victor Feng MA        
  1751 15560438           
16 Saanvi Tiruveedhula NH        
  1695 15087552           
17 Arjun Girish MA        
  1687 15471954           
18 Isabella Lai MA        
  1614 15990974           

SwissSys Wall Chart. 29th Massachusetts G/60 Championship: Under 1800 Section (Team)

# Name/Rtng/ID St/Tm Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4
1 Aaron Li MA        
  1701 15837922           
2 James Aloysius Hankard NH        
  1671 12222200           
3 Omar Treminio Lopez MA        
  1663 17059456           
4 Alan Axelrod MA        
  1631 12541766           
5 Robert Oresick MA        
  1607 12659519           
6 Paul A Baginski MA        
  1601 12376240           
7 Roland D Booker III MA        
  1600 10569176           
8 Jason Mark Davis NH        
  1585 13750284           
9 Leonard Sweeney-Barrett MA        
  1500 15478612           
10 Lucas Kamon MA        
  1451 15697335           
11 Meghana Kunamneni MA        
  1418 16433976           
12 Y Luke Ji MA        
  1403 16237733           
13 Jacob Qijie Wu MA        
  1377 16337966           
14 Joshua Lee MA        
  1377 16260353           
15 Dattasai Kilari MA        
  1347 16429310           

SwissSys Wall Chart. 29th Massachusetts G/60 Championship: Under 1600 Section (Team)

# Name/Rtng/ID St/Tm Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4
1 Nan Ji MA        
  1571 16758085           
2 Michael Scott David MA        
  1565 16636306           
3 Paul Kolojeski NH        
  1558 12734090           
4 Maruthi Tiruveedhula NH        
  1525 15087546           
5 Jonathan Traub  MA        
  1403 15597447           
6 Eli Traub  MA        
  1402 15597432           
7 Kurt Michael Amber Jr MA        
  1369 15955011           
8 Jack Appelmans  MA        
  1339 12672022           
9 Stan Ja Wojnowski NH        
  1239 12473084           
10 Dhairya Mitul Mehta MA        
  1210 16378663           
11 Steven Ziang Feng MA        
  1157 16388220           
12 Oskar Zoffer MA        
  1137 16471866           
13 Jasper Xu MA        
  1115 15184152           
14 Ariel Zhou MA        
  1002 16371696           

SwissSys Wall Chart. 29th Massachusetts G/60 Championship: Under 1400 Section (Team)

# Name/Rtng/ID St/Tm Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4
1 Clyde Franklin Snow MA        
  1300 12460814           
2 Bernard Mikolaj Wojnowski MA        
  1188 12476340           

SwissSys Wall Chart. 29th Massachusetts G/60 Championship: Under 1200 Section (Team)

# Name/Rtng/ID St/Tm Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4
1 Sophoern Chheak MA        
  1147 12793508           
2 Eric Anthony Padovano MA        
  1101 16769738           
3 Sujay Kunamneni MA        
  1090 16433982           
4 Sophia Tatar MA        
  1047 16062580           
5 Anand Ram Chintapalli MA        
  1046 16289926           
6 Suhavi Tiruveedhula NH        
  1040 15634225           
7 Qiurong He  MA        
  1014 17033028           
8 Nikolay Avdokhin MA        
  1008 16386416           
9 Kaustubh Kislay MA        
  981 16312814           
10 Benjamin Robert Amber MA        
  981 16732227           
11 Daniel Tatar MA        
  923 16417982           
12 Michelle Chudnovsky MA        
  909 15433981           
13 Aedyn Paul Mennell MA bye      
  811 16610571           
14 Amy Nguyen MA        
  805 16151483           
15 Roger H Goun NH        
  678 16925728           
16 Avaneesh Raj Mohan MA       bye
  673 16596142           
17 Christine Nguyen MA        
  652 16634247           
18 Tara Gayatri Chintapalli MA        
  579 16289932           
19 Owen Phoenix Mennell MA bye      
  578 16747587           
20 Yan Barash MA        
  551 16433515           
21 Nachiappan Chockalingam MA        
  423 16919883           
22 Mukul Gore MA        
  410 14715813           
23 Diego Martinucci MA        
  unr. 16972262           
24 Mehar Poreddy MA        
  unr. 17027815           
25 Rene Minalga-Rheault NH        
  unr. 16957835           
26 Joseph Lu MA        
  unr. 17052735           
 

 

Oleg V. Poliannikov
MACA Web Coordinator

04/29/2019Kelsey Liu wins Massachusetts Girls Championship

 Massachusetts Girls Championship took place on April 27-28 in Boylston Chess Club. Top Massachusetts girls competed for the title of Massachusetts Girls Champion and a qualification to represent Massachusetts in National Girls Tournament of Champions in Orlando this summer. 

Kelsey Liu (4.5) had a dominating performance, won the first 4 rounds, and secured the title with one round to go. She drew Joy Cao in the last round. Amy Lei (3.5) lost only to Kelsey in the fourth round, and ended up with the second place with 3 wins and a draw. Tianna Wang (3.0) had a rough start with two losses, but bounced back with three consecutive wins, and earned the third place. The youngest player Riya Kanuri put up a great fight every round, drew her second and fourth rounds. 

All players and parents gave very positive feedback on this tournament, and thanked MACA for organizing this tournament. 

Thanks also go to Robb Stewart and Bernardo Iglesias for directing this tournament. They did an excellent job at making the tournament run smoothly. Robb presented the trophies to the winners.

Oleg V. Poliannikov
MACA Web Coordinator

03/31/2019Prize winners at the Massachusetts Girls Open Championship

Prize winners at the Massachusetts Girls Open Championship, held March 31st at the Boylston Chess Club in Cambridge, Mass.

Open Section

1st Riya Kanury 4-0
2nd Tianna Wang 3-1
3rd Isabella Lai 2.5-1.5

Under 1000 Section

1st Sophia Tatar 4-0
2nd-5th Suhavi Tiruveedhula, Michelle Chudnovsky, Kaiya Smits, Ryana Riaz 3-1

Tied players are listed in tiebreak order.

The tournament was directed by Nicholas Sterling.
 

Bob Messenger
MACA Board Member

03/30/2019Mass Girls Open Adv. Entries Updated

Mass Girls Open Adv. Entries as of 03/30/19 09:40 AM: http://masschess.org/Events/Advance_Entry/2019-mass-girls-open-adv-entries.HTML

Tiffany Wang
MACA Webmaster

03/29/2019Mass Girls Open Adv. Entries

Mass Girls Open Adv. Entries as of 03/29/19 02/06PM: http://masschess.org/Events/Advance_Entry/2019-mass-girls-open-adv-entries.HTML 

Tiffany Wang
MACA Webmaster

03/24/2019Top prize winners at the Hurvitz Cup

Prize winners at the Hurvitz Cup, the Massachusetts scholastic team championship, held March 24th in Boxborough, Mass.

Grades 9-12 Section

1st Lincoln Sudbury Regional High School (Eric Feng, Brian Yin, Sandeep Shankar, Jesse Sun) 4-0
2nd Commonwealth A (Evan Meyer, Jonah Boardman, Max Sunog, Siddharth Simon) 3-1
3rd-4th Boston Latin School A (Anton Barash, Henry Liu, Luke Randolph, Gavin Randolph),
     Newton South High School (Michael Mi, Alan Sikarov, Mark Chudnovsky, Joshua Bornstein) 2.5-1.5
Top Booster Team (U1000/Unr): Malden Catholic H.S. (Zhipeng Chen, Andrew Scacchi, Santiago Marmoleja, Thomas Veeramani) 2-2

Medal: Taisuke Miyamoto (Lexington High School) 3-1

Grades 6-8 Section

1st R.J. Grey Junior High School (Adithya Sharma, Prachi Dayal, Raaga Pulya, Curtis Ying) 4-0
2nd-3rd Bigelow Middle School (Isaac Shaw, Aaron Li, Bingdonghua [Edward] Yang, Haofeng Zheng),
     F.A. Day Team #1 (Benjamin Fauman, Duncan Naylor, Dominic Iafrate, Desmond FitzGerald-Lara) 3-1
Top Booster Team (U500): F.A. Day Team #3 (Antonio Feng, Hernan FitzGerald-Lara, Aaditya Aryan, Naveh Gershon),
     F.A. Day Team #2 (Max Zuckernik, Evan Morgan, Jack Tsai, Erik Shin) 1-3

Grades K-5 Section

1st Joseph Estabrook Elementary (Shouri Mosaliganti, Jeremy Wang, Aditya Phadnis, Shreyas Pokharna) 3-1
2nd-6th Heights Elementary School (Thomas Ha, Isaac Chen, Sabrina Li, Alex Kuriakose),
    John Bishop Elementary (Y Owen Li, Y Luke Li, Miles Rosenberg, Yasha Vasilyev),
    Mason Rice (Oskar Zoffer, Annabel Kohler, Lucas Keefe, Rowan Smith),
    The Learning Project - Green (Paul Tompros, Sam Parsi, Milan Kapasi, Brynn Bennett),
    Broadmeadow (Daniel Tatar, Sophia Tatar, Daniil Landau, Sofia Ribaudo) 2.5-1.5
Top Booster Team (U500): Wellesley (Kiran Weerapana, Anish Sankar, Henry Brackenbury, Aren Veral) 2-2

Medals: David Shaine (Cottage Street - Sharon), Wahid Liyakath (Luther Conant Crushers), Manas Konthan (Luther Conant Polar Bears) 3-1

Grades K-3 Section

1st Willard School - Concord (Austin Fischl, Elan Davenport, Samuel Keener, Gaku Kopczynski) 3-1
2nd-3rd Lexington Fiske Elementary (Yinghan Liu, Justin Sun, Emilia Shen, Lihan Liu),
    JFK Elementary - Canton (Kurt Amber Jr, Benjamin Amber, Shaan Anton, Zachary Bishay, Nirvan Baduamanda, Xander Shea) 2.5-1.5
Top Booster Team (U300): Wellesley (Noah Cho, Caiden Lainer, Oliver Brackenbury, Genevieve D'Amore) 2.5-1.5

Medals: Paul Gopu (Cottage Street School - Sharon) 3.5-0.5,
    Haniya Hussain (Cottage Street School - Sharon), Tomas Werning (The Learning Project - Blue) 3-1

Medals for side games: Yan Barash, Nathaniel Levitsky 3-1

Tied teams are listed in tiebreak order.

The tournament was directed by Bob Messenger, Nicholas Sterling, Alonzo Ross, Dmitry Barash, and Steve Frymer.
 

Bob Messenger
Chief TD

03/23/2019Final update for 2019 Hurvitz Cup Adv. Entries

Adv. Entry for 2019 Hurvitz Cup as of 03/23/19 10:56AM: http://masschess.org/Events/Advance_Entry/2019-hurvitz-cup-adv-entries.html.  

Tiffany Wang
MACA Webmaster

03/21/2019Adv. Entry for 2019 Hurvitz Cup

Adv. Entry for 2019 Hurvitz Cup as of 03/21/19 08:55PM: http://masschess.org/Events/Advance_Entry/2019-hurvitz-cup-adv-entries.html. 

Tiffany Wang
MACA Webmaster

03/19/20192019 MACA Election - Candidate Statements

Oleg Poliannikov, candidate for President:

MACA is a great institution that remains the leading force promoting and organizing chess in Massachusetts. It also serves a lot of chess players from CT, NH,  and RI. With such an impact, we must improve the way MACA does business for the benefit of hundreds of players: present and future. 

Among the problems that need to be urgently addressed are: the calendar, the website, the future of the Prison Program after Chess Horizons is no longer published, coordination with clubs and independent organizers, and increasing the number of tournaments (run by MACA or independents) for all players from novices to the 2000+ rated scholastic elite.    

My immediate goal is to have tournaments scheduled and announced at least 6 months in advance. I will work with existing and potential TDs to have more people certified and available to direct in order to simplify scheduling and running chess tournaments. I will work with Prison Chess to design a new program that fulfills MACA's firm commitment to charity. MACA will have a new website and a much improved online presence. 

I ask for your support, feedback, criticism, and participation. Time is of the essence.
 
 
Steven Winer, candidate for Vice-President (current MACA board member)
I am looking to help grow Massachusetts chess even further.  There has already been much success for players in the state, but there is still more we can do to reach even greater success.  
 

Dmitry Barash, candidate for Director (incumbent):
I’m running for the board for the 6th consecutive time. I worked in Scholastic Committee all these years and help to schedule and run tournaments for kids.

In the last 5 years overall tournament attendance (including scholastic) went up.

The main MA Championship Spiegel Cup becomes stronger by rating each year.

Many kids successfully represent MA in National events.

Though we have room for improvement by running more tournaments for unrated kids, and for elite players too. We can also automate adding preregistered list of players online.

You can find scholastic related data on my pages:

 

Jeffrey Caruso, candidate for Director (incumbent):
Service, fairness, transparency. As Elections Commissioner and MACA board member I have delivered these for you. Please vote for me again so that I can continue to serve you.

Our candidates include a strong field of volunteers. I support the current board members who are running again, as well as Oleg Poliannikov, who was an active board member from January 2017 to July 2018, and newcomers Stewart, Yuvarajan and Wang, who are all active promoters of chess in Massachusetts.


Steve Frymer, candidate for Director (incumbent):
50+ years as a MACA prez, vp, treasurer, clerk and director.
Currently Living Memorial Chess Fund coordinator, Prison Chess
coordinator, and Scholastic Committee member.
 
 
Robert E. King, candidate for Director
My history of MACA service, my past service as director and president make me uniquely qualified to be beneficial for MACA.  I have had a great history of promoting my hobbies, and I know a lot more needs to be done in the future as I am continuing with my plans.  I am working on a couple of books, including a chess book.  I have been taking on the on-line chess world and those games are being compiled for the book.  I have been teaching chess in Plymouth, and my friend Eric has played in two USCF rated adult tournaments.
 
 
Robb Stewart, candidate for Director
My interest in joining MACA's Board of Directors will serve three goals:

To leverage my overall experience and connections as a lifelong Massachusetts resident and chess player with 30+ years playing experience;

To bring insights to the Board from my roles as chess tutor and coach, school program director, and scholastic and club tournament director, and parent;

To share my qualifications as a business professional with strong communication skills, leadership qualities, financial acumen and superior organizational skills.

I ask all voting members their consideration of my skills and qualifications when evaluating the options.
 
 
Prathiba Yuvarajan, candidate for Director
As a coach, International Woman Master and mother I want to promote chess in all aspects for all age groups. I will do my best to promote chess in schools with curriculum classes, after school programs, tournaments and camps. As I mastered in Cognitive Science I understand how chess helps kids in learning and improving scores at schools and other activities. My main goal is to encourage all kids to learn the game and provide more opportunities at professional level. Currently I am the owner and coach of ChessEmpireKids (www.chessempirekids.com). I teach kids at various schools in MA and NH.

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Tiffany Wang
MACA Webmaster

03/10/2019Prize winners at the Barry S. Spiegel Cup

 Prize winners at the Barry S. Spiegel Cup Massachusetts scholastic championship, held March 10th at the Boylston Chess Club in Cambridge, Mass.

 
High School Section
 
1st Evan Meyer 4-0
2nd-3rd Kevin Hass, Nithin Kavi 2.5-1.5
 
Age 14 & Under Section
 
1st Danila Poliannikov 3.5-0.5
2nd Dustin Liang 3-1
3rd-4th Alan Song, Mark Chudnovsky 2.5-1.5
 
Age 11 & Under Section
 
1st Raymond Xu 3.5-0.5
2nd Brandon Ni 3-1
3rd Thomas Ha 2.5-1.5
 
Age 8 & Under Section
 
1st Y Luke Ji 3.5-0.5
2nd Ryan Sun 3-1
3rd-5th Kurt Amber Jr, Siddharth Kurup, Shouri Mosaliganti 2.5-1.5
 
Tied players are listed in tiebreak order.
 
The tournament was directed by Nicholas Sterling, Oleg Poliannikov, Nathan Smolensky, and Steve Frymer.
 

Bob Messenger
MACA Board Member

03/3/2019Prize winners at the 4th Spiegel Cup Qualifier

 Prize winners at the 4th Spiegel Cup Qualifier, held March 3rd in Westford, Mass.

 
Age 14 & Under Section
 
1st Bernie Xu 4-0
2nd Kelsey Liu 3-1
3rd-5th Skyler Zhou, Rafael Pashkov, Raymond Xu 2.5-1.5
 
Age 11 & Under Section
 
1st-3rd Y Owen Ji (playoff winner), Kevin Li, Henry He 3.5-0.5
 
Medals: Ansh Yadawad, Tianna Wang, Eric Li, Leonard Sweeney-Barrett 3-1
 
Age 8 & Under Section
 
1st Aidan Tan 4-0
2nd-4th Andrew Liu, Daniel Tatar, Vihaan Jain 3-1
 
Booster Under 1200 Section
 
1st Jacob Wu 3.5-0.5
2nd Michelle Chudnovsky 3-1
3rd-5th Yinghan Liu, Amit Piryatinsky, Anand Chintapalli 2.5-1.5
 
Booster Under 800 Section
 
1st Kiran Weerapana 4-0
2nd-5th Andrey Kalashnikov, Daniil Landau, Mark Piryatinsky, Edmund Flanagan 3-1
 
Booster Under 400 Section
 
1st Leo Marzoratti 4-0
2nd-6th Evan Chang, Aidin Narynbekov, Milan Kapasi, Noreen Flanagan, Lev Strougov 3-1
 
Tied players are listed in tiebreak order except as noted.
 
The tournament was directed by Bob Messenger, Nicholas Sterling, Dmitry Barash, and Steve Frymer.
 

Bob Messenger
Chief TD

03/2/2019Q4 Adv. Entry Final Update

Adv. Entry List for Q4 as of 03/02/19 09:49AM: http://masschess.org/…/Advance…/2019-q4-advance-entries.HTML  

Tiffany Wang
MACA Webmaster

03/1/2019Q4 Adv. Entry Updated

Adv. Entry List for Q4 as of 03/01/19 05:35PM: http://masschess.org/…/Advance…/2019-q4-advance-entries.HTML 

Tiffany Wang
MACA Webmaster

02/28/2019Adv. Entry for Q4

Adv. Entry List for Q4 as of 02/28/19 02:44PM: http://masschess.org/…/Advance…/2019-q4-advance-entries.HTML 

Tiffany Wang
MACA Webmaster

02/10/2019Prize winners at the Gus Gosselin Grade Championship

Prize winners at the Gus Gosselin Grade Championships, held February 10th in Westford, Mass.

High School / Grades 9-12 Section

1st Anton Barash 3.5-0.5
2nd-3rd Suraj Ramanathan, Kevin Haas 3-1
Top 9th Grade Alex Yu 2.5-1.5

Grade 8 Section

No entries.

Grade 7 Section

1st Aaron Li 3-1
2nd Holden Chalfant 2-2
3rd-4th Dennis Jin, Jack Tompros 1.5-2.5

Grade 6 Section

1st Noah Brauner 4-0
2nd Kaustubh Kislay 3-1
3rd-4th Peter Kouznetsov, Sarayu Mudundi 2-2

Grade 5 Section

1st Franklin Lewis 4-0
2nd Leonard Sweeney-Barrett 3.5-0.5
3rd Brian Li 3-1

Grade 4 Section

1st Tyler Cummins 4-0
2nd-4th Oskar Zoffer, Paul Tompros, Kiran Weerapana 3-1

Grade 3 Section

1st Maya Figelman 3.5-0.5
2nd-4th Adriano Perola, Shouri Mosaliganti, Nikolay Avdokhin 3-1

Grade 2 Section

1st Ryan Sun 3.5-0.5
2nd-3rd Austin Fischl, Dattasai Kilari 3-1

Grades K-1 Section

1st Christine Nguyen 3.5-0.5
2nd-3rd David Figelman, Rafael Celtruda 3-1

Tied players are listed in tiebreak order.

The tournament was directed by Bob Messenger, Alonzo Ross, Dmitry Barash, and Steve Frymer.
 

Bob Messenger
Chief TD

02/9/2019Final Adv. Entry for 2019 GGG

Adv. Entry for 2019 GGG (as of 02/09/19 09:08PM): http://masschess.org/Events/Advance_Entry/2019-ggg.htm 

Tiffany Wang
MACA Webmaster

02/8/2019Adv. Entry for 2019 GGG

Adv. Entry for 2019 GGG (as of 02/07/19 09:03PM): http://masschess.org/Events/Advance_Entry/2019-ggg.htm 

Tiffany Wang
MACA Webmaster

02/4/2019Massachusetts Chess Association Call for Nominations

The Massachusetts Chess Association is now accepting nominations for the annual election of its 12-member board, to serve from June 2019 to June 2020. Members may stand for election for one of its 4 officer positions (President, Vice President, Treasurer or Clerk) or 8 Director positions. The submission deadline for nominations is February 15, 2019. In order to be eligible to run, memberships must be valid through the end of the upcoming term (June 2020). 
 
For more information, please review MACA's current bylaws (http://www.masschess.org/about/MACA-Bylaws-2015.aspx) or visit the Elections FAQ at http://www.masschess.org/resources/faqs/chess_faqs.aspx?faq_type_uid=5
 

Please e-mail nominations and questions to director6@masschess.org. 

Tiffany Wang
MACA Webmaster

01/29/2019Massachusetts Chess Association Election Registration

The annual MACA elections will occur in May 2019.  Registered voters will receive either a paper ballot or an e-ballot link at the end of April, with results being announced at the Massachusetts Open on Memorial Day weekend.  REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR BOTH VOTING OPTIONS.
 
If you registered to vote in prior years, you do not need to register again unless your address has changed. New members who joined MACA after March 2018 will need to register to vote in this year's election.
 
Members can register for an online or paper ballot (not both) as follows:
 
TO REGISTER FOR AN ONLINE BALLOT: Email election@masschess.org with full name and unique email address by February 28, 2019.
 
TO REGISTER FOR A PAPER BALLOT: send a letter to Bob Messenger at 4 Hamlett Dr. #12, Nashua, NH 03062, postmarked no later than February 23. You can send an email to election@masschess.org to check on your registration status.
 

To vote, MACA membership must be valid as of February 28, 2019.  For more information, please visit  http://www.masschess.org/resources/faqs/chess_faqs.aspx?faq_type_uid=5 

Tiffany Wang
MACA Webmaster

01/27/2019Prize winners at the Third Spiegel Cup Qualifier

Prize winners at the Third Spiegel Cup Qualifier, held January 27th in Westford, Mass.

Age 14 & Under Section

1st Vineeth Nareddy 3.5-0.5
2nd-3rd Derek Jin, Bernie Xu

Age 11 & Under Section

1st Brandon Ni 4-0
2nd-3rd Ansh Yadawad, Kevin Li 3.5-0.5

Medals: Justin Li, Isabella Lai, Eric Li

Age 8 & Under Section

1st Dhairya Mehta 4-0
2nd-4th Shouri Mosaliganti, Steven Feng, Rayhan Riaz 3-0

Booster Under 1200 Section

1st-3rd Amit Piryatinsky, Armaan Mehta, Nikolay Avdokhin 3-1

Booster Under 800 Section

1st Jayden Wu 4-0
2nd-5th Yan Barash, Peter Kouznetsov, Koustav Datta, Milan Castelino 3-1

Booster Under 400 Section

1st Rohan Madhukar 4-0
2nd-6th Seth Feigenbaum, Alex Kuriakose, Vyom Shah, Tristan Wyma, Brynn Bennett 3-1

Tied players are listed in tiebreak order.

The tournament was directed by Bob Messenger, Nicholas Sterling, Dmitry Barash, and Steve Frymer
 

Bob Messenger
Chief TD

01/26/2019Final Q3 Adv. Entry List

Final Adv. Entries for Q3 as of 01/26/19 09:45 AM: http://masschess.org/Events/Advance_Entry/2019-q3-advance-entries.HTML 

Tiffany Wang
MACA Webmaster

01/24/2019Adv. Entry for Q3

 Adv. Entries for Q3 as of 01/24/19 10:28 AM: http://masschess.org/Events/Advance_Entry/2019-q3-advance-entries.HTML

Tiffany Wang
MACA Webmaster

01/13/2019Prize winners at the Winter Team Challenge

Prize winners at the Winter Team Challenge, held January 13th in Westford, Mass.

Grades K-12 Section:

1st Kings of Newton (Michael Mi, Aaron Lu, Mark Chudnovsky, Amit Piryatinsky) 4=0
2nd-5th Boston Latin School (Anton Barash, Luke Randolph, Gavin Randolph, Austin Wang),
     ChessMinds (Saanvi Tiruveedhuls, Sai Sneha Yerra, Sophie Rosenholtz, Prachi Dayal),
     Buckingham, Browne & Nichols (Karthik Padmanabhan, Samuel Gloss, Spencer Solit),
     Concord-Carlisle Chess Club (Henry Booth, Lucas Kamon, Holden Chalfant, Evan Ning) 2.5-1.5

Grades K-6 Section:

1st Bay State Chess Kings Team #1 (Leonard Sweeney-Barrett, Ryan Sun, Oskar Zoffer, Antonio Feng) 4-0
2nd Future Masters 2 (Suhavi Tiruveedhula, Ramaiza Sohail, Alden Kuo, Kaustubh Kislay) 3-1
3rd Newton Knights Team #1 (Hernan FitzGerald-Lara, Aaditya Aryan, Chris Qiao, Max Zhu) 2.5-1.5

Medals: Imad Aboo (Wahid Liyakath) 3.5-0.5,
     Felix Hentschel (Park School), Kiran Weerapana (Mr. K's Wellesley Chess Kids), Wahid Liyakath (Wahid Liyakath) 3-1

Grades K-3 Section:

1st Future Masters 1 (Dattasai Kilari, Shouri Mosaliganti, Sabrina Li, Christine Nguyen) 4-0
2nd-3rd Future Masters 3 (Rayhan Riaz, Adhirit Prabhugee, Amy Nguyen, Malin Kuo, Eilam Kuo),
     Concord-Carlisle Chess Club (Austin Fischl, Max Currie, Stephen Knight, Richard Huang) 3-1

Medals: Aiden Lee (Funky Owls Team C), Alan Zhang (Newton Knights Team #3) 3-1

The tournament was directed by Bob Messenger, Nicholas Sterling, Steve Frymer, and Dmitry Barash.
 

Bob Messenger
Chief TD

01/12/2019Adv. Entries for Winter Team Challenge

Adv. Entry List for Winter Team: http://masschess.org//Events/Advance_Entry/2019-WinterTeam.htm 

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Tiffany Wang
MACA Webmaster