SwissSys Standings. 2015 US Cadet Championship: FINAL
This year's Maryland Open set a record for attendance with a total of 213 players. That was 18% higher than last year's attendance. The highest finishing Maryland resident and Maryland State Champion was FM Shelby Getz. The Maryland Amateur Champion was Douglas Malcolm.
Read more: 61st Annual Maryland Open Results
As part of our increased security to prevent the use of electronic devices, MCA has purchased a thermal camera that can be used with cell phones.
This will allow us to monitor with out having to disturb the players.
By Chris Y Kim
Sunday, March 8, 2015 - 19:30
University of Maryland, Baltimore County [Baltimore, MD]
An Armageddon playoff for the MD Sweet 16 title was required. Arthur Tang managed a draw with Sahil Sinha on Board 1, while Alexander Davydov defeated Andrew Mao on Board 2 to set up the playoff with Tang and Davydov tied for first with 3.5 points.
Davydov was ahead on tiebreaks, so he selected White. Format for the Armageddon playoff was White with G/15+5" and Black with G/10+5" and draw odds. In a tight game, Tang was in time trouble and was able to nurse the clock while under 15" even down to 2" at one point while Davydov's time slowly whittled to under 1 minute while gaining a pawn advantage. Tang eventually flagged, and Davydov becomes the 2015 Maryland Sweet 16 champion. Congratulations!
Read more: 2015 Maryland Sweet 16 Update - Alexander Davydov wins Championship
The 7th Annual Chesapeake Open was held january 9-11, 2015 at the Rockville Hilton in Rockville, MD. The turnout was up 20% from last year with 175 players in seven sections. The Championship section was headlined by 5-time US Champion GM Gata Kamsky. Kamsky drew his third round game against IM Leven Bregadze. Because the tournametn paid prizes based primarly on scores, Kamksy was motivated to work hard to win his last two games. He played a very long game in round 4 against GM Mark Paragua and was able to pull out a win in a very drawish position. In round 5 he was able to do the same thing in his game against IM Akshat Chandra.
Read more: 2015 Chesapeake Open Report
The 3rd Annual Washington International was held from August 9-14 in Rockville, MD. GM Sergei Azarov (BLR) won the A section with a score of 7/9 and took home the $4000 first place prize. A full point behind the winner, six players tied for 2nd: GM Yaroslav Zherebukh (UKR), GM Ioan Cristian Chirila (ROU), IM Akshat Chandra (USA), IM Samuel Sevian (USA), IM Levan Bregadze (GEO), and IM Justin Sarkar (USA).
Read more: 3rd Annual Washington International Final Report
The MCA will again be hosting the US Cadet Championship this year. This is an invitational for the top under-16 players in the US. This year we will again have a field of 10 players. The tournament runs from July 25th to the 29th at the Rockville Hilton and the games will be broadcast live at http://uscadet.mdchess.com. The time control is 40/90, SD/30 + 30". The games for the first four days are at 11am and 6pm. The final round on Wednesday starts at 10am. The winner receives a scholarship to UMBC and the top three receive free entry to the Washington International. The full field is below.
Read more: 2015 US Cadet Championship Starts July 25th
In a survey given to participants at the end of the 53rd Annual Baltimore Open, the event earned a Net Promoter Score (NPS) of 82.5%. This high level of satisfaction rivals some of the most well respected companies (Apple - Laptop = 76%, Dillards 75%, Amazon 69%. See more examples). The Net promoter score is the percentage of people who answer 9 or 10 to the question "Would you recommend this tournament to your friends?" minus the number who gave an answer of 6 or below. Highly Likely 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 Not at all likely
Read more: 2015 Baltimore Open Survey Results
In a survey given to participants at the end of the 7th Annual Chesapeake Open, the event earned a Net Promoter Score (NPS) of 76%. This high level of satisfaction rivals some of the most well respected companies (Apple - Laptop = 76%, Dillards 75%, Amazon 69%. See more examples). The Net promoter score is the percentage of people who answer 9 or 10 to the question "Would you recommend this tournament to your friends?" minus the number who gave an answer of 6 or below. Highly Likely 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 Not at all likely
Read more: 2015 Chesapeake Open Survey Results
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