2023-10-14 By Lili Ou
Thanks to the help of our member' parent, we found a great
place. Our members are excited about the spacious environment. However, I still
want to remind parents to take good care of their children. Running up and down
long stairs is not safe. We would also appreciate it if you could teach your
children to clear the table after lunch there.
We have 66 youth enrolled in the Calgary Junior Regional. 12
competitive players competed in 5 rounds of round robin in the open section to
compete for the glory of the Calgary regional championship. Jinghui Bai, Hemant
Srinivasan and Ricky McCoshen registered on the final day and pushed the
section to an even more intense level. Hemant won the title without losing any
match. He scored 4.5 out of 5. He only drew with the second player Ricky.
Congratulations to our new 2023 Calgary Junior Regional Champions. Jonathan Wu
finished third with 3/5. Eduardo Arturo finished fourth with 3/5. Eduardo is
only 8 years old and has just moved to Calgary from Mexico. CJCC is lucky to
have a rising star. April ultimately finished sixth and became the top girl in
the section. The biggest disparity of the tournament was April with 1424 defeated
James with 1742.
The U1300 section is the section with the most players, with
33 registrants. Leo Nguyen, who was ranked 5th before the game, finished 1st
without losing any games. He scored 6/7. Allison Chan won 4 games in a row and
ranked 1st on the first day, but lost 2 games on the second day. In
the last game, Allison scored 4 points and Ansh scored 4.5 points. The board
became the last to be completed, resulting in the top three finishers and top
girl. Allison had been in losing position until the end game when her
persistence finally paid off. Ansh used a knight to fork Allison’s king and
rook. But after Alison moved her king to attack Ansh's rook, Ansh lost his chance
to prevent Alison from promoting her pawn. Ansh had since resigned. 4 players
had 5 points and Allison finished 2nd with better tie-break scores.
Zhihui Lai finished 3rd, Jaiven Johal 4th and Christopher
5th. A total of 7 girls participated in the U1300 competition.
Alison finished second, so Liubov Shtepa was the top girl in U1300.
In U800 section. Lakshan Sathishkumar won the 1st
place with 6 out of 7. The same as U1300, 4 players got 5 points. Aarav Singh finished
2nd with better tie-break scores. Logan Fu was 3rd,
Stepan Smaha 4th and Audvik Vema 5th. Victor Zhao was 6th
with 4.5/5. Because of miscommunication, Kathik Korrapati left early on the 1st
day and forfeited for the 4th game. He still got 7th by
getting 2.5 out 3 in the 2nd day. Lucy Zhao was the top girl in
It's been a flu season lately. Four children did not finish
the game because they felt sick. Please take care of yourself. See you at the
usual AJCC venue in November.
Published at 2023-10-17 02:29:03 by Lily Ou