60th Maryland Open Advance Entries
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When I was working at Supernationals last spring as a TD, I got into a discussion with my section assistant TD about how little things have changed in the way we record results at tournaments. The current processes that we use at both our local tournaments and at National events is labor intensive, slow, and prone to error. After returning home, I thought about what would be needed and spent time in the summer and fall coding up an Android app and a matching program on the pairing computer.
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by John D. Rockefeller V
Congratulations to the 2014 Maryland Junior Open Chess Co-Champions: Sahil Sinha (2088), Alexander Davydov (1945), Jeffrey E. Chang (2158), Zachary Jablow (1755), Jeffrey Du (1678), Jerry T. Wu (2018), & Andrew Zheng (2205)—all of whom earned 3/4 points in the Championship section. The Co-Champions will share the 2014 MCA Junior Open Chess Champion Stipend of $500 to attend the US Junior Open & will receive free entry to MCA’s Maryland Open on April 25-27.
Click below for the tournament’s Final Standings, USCF Crosstables, pictures, & highlight video:
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Congratulations to the 2014 Maryland High School Chess Champion: Kevin Wang (2427), an 11th grader at Winston Churchill High School who earned 5/5 points in the HS Championship section. The HS Champion will receive the 2014 MCA High School Chess Champion Stipend of up to $500 to represent Maryland at the Denker Tournament of High School Champions & will receive free entry to MCA’s Maryland Open on April 25-27.
Congratulations to the 2014 Maryland Middle School Chess Co-Champions: Sahil Sinha (2066), a 7th grader at Forest Oak Middle School; Andrew Mao (1764), an 8th grader at Tilden Middle School; & Meghana Bhanuprasad (1712), a 6th grader at Dunloggin Middle School—all of whom earned 4/5 points in the MS Championship section. The MS Co-Champions will receive free entry to MCA’s Maryland Open on April 25-27. The winner of a Blitz playoff among the 3 Co-Champions, Sahil Sinha will receive the 2014 MCA Middle School Chess Champion Stipend of up to $500 to represent Maryland at the Barber Tournament of K-8 Champions.
Congratulations to the 2014 Maryland High School Team Chess Co-Champions: Richard Montgomery High School & Winston Churchill High School, both of which earned 12.5/20 points in the HS Championship section.
Congratulations to the 2014 Maryland Middle School Team Chess Champion: Roberto Clemente Middle School, which earned 10/20 points in the MS Championship section.
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By Chris Kim
Update to follow: Jerry T Wu from Gaithersburg, MD has won the 2014 Maryland Sweet 16 chess tournament at UMBC with a perfect 4-0 record, including a 4th round win over Sahil Sinha. Jerry is a freshman at Richard Montgomery High School in Montgomery County. With the victory, he has won a 4-year chess scholarship to UMBC. More details to follow.
The Washington International will be returning this year after a very successful first two years. For the first two years the tournament has attracted a strong field, and player feedback has been positive. A critical component of the tournament's success was the financial support we received from the chess community. We are evolving the tournament with the goal of this being the open tournament with the best playing conditions in the US. Several of this year's players have said just that. Once again, we need the help of the chess community. Our biggest need is for sponsors and donors to help cover the costs of bringing in the foreign titled players who allow US players to earn GM and IM norms.
Read more: Supporting the 3rd Annual Washington International
Congratulations to Tad Mrozek (1687), a home-schooled 5th grader who earned 4.5/5 points to become the 2014 Maryland Elementary School Chess Champion and who will receive free entry to MCA’s Maryland Open on April 25-27.
Congratulations to Bradley Guo (1469), a 3rd grader at Beverly Farms Elementary School who earned 5/5 points to become the 2014 Maryland Primary School Chess Champion and who will receive free entry to MCA’s Maryland Open on April 25-27.
Congratulations to Centennial Lane Elementary School, which earned 7.5/20 points to become the 2014 Maryland Elementary School Team Chess Champion.
Congratulations to Wood Acres Elementary School, which earned 4/20 points to become the 2014 Maryland Primary School Team Chess Champion.
Click below for the tournament’s Final Standings & USCF Crosstables:
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