About three dozen players ventured out on the last day of very low wind chill temperatures in Edmonton to play in the first Roving ChessNuts open scholastic chess tournament of 2020. Prior to beginning the battles on the board, the players had to 10 jumping jacks led by Matteo Schlack and yell out welcome to 2020 to burn off some energy.
Watch for full results and photos in the January 20 issue of Chess Teasers. Below are the results without scores and other details.
The Roving ChessNuts, founded
in 2001, teaches chess in schools,
community halls, and its own training facilities in Edmonton and other Alberta communities.
The ChessNuts also organize chess tournaments and events .
The Roving ChessNuts are
involved with the national
Chess'n Math Association ratings
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Results of Scholastic Chess Event
January 19, 2020 at Greenfield Hall
Section A: 1. Tri Tran, 2 Tied. Anu Purevjamts and Kevin Huang,
4. Terry Li, 5. Ryan Chen
Section B: 1. Tied Jarek Walker and Joshua Johnson,
3 Tied. Kai Riley and Manny Perla, 5. Vincent Yang
Section C: 1. Caleb Menard, 2. Matteo Schlack, 3. Andrew Wang,
4. Daniel Suchand, 5. Nuno Gao, 6. Linus Jin
Section D: 1. Felix He, 2 Tied. Dana Lee and Kyle Tang,
4. Daniel Strungaru, 5. Patrick Walker
Section E: 1. Kyle Ma, 2. Raj Khanna, 3. Aiden Lee, 4. Shaan Ahuja
Section F: 1. Frank Xia, 2. Henry Jung, 3. Andrew Semagin
Section G: 1. Ayush Subudhiray, 2. Peter Semagin, 3. Torres Li,
4. Benjamin Wai.
This tournament was organized by The Roving ChessNuts and directed by Derek Thomas and Bruce Thomas. Junior Leader Vincent Yang and player Kai Riley assisted and other players and parents helped with set-up and take-down. There were draw prizes of various chess items.
Next Tournament will be held
Sunday Afternoon, February 9
Pre-Valentine's Chocolate and Candy Blast
with some Chess Goodies, Too!
Watch for details including draw prizes
such as a Vertical Chess Board
with not only functional chess pieces
but chocolates to eat as you play!
Reminder to Parents:
Please remember when making e-mail or text inquiry to include your child(ren) full name and school or class. We have hundreds of students involved, many with similar names. Best phone hours 780-474-2318 are weekdays, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30, and sending an e-mail might work best as e-mails are often answered during days, early mornings and evenings.
To aid and improve the development of logical and strategic thinking skills in Alberta's youth.
Chess is a game of perfect information, nothing happens due to luck or random chance. The player is presented with all the information they need to make a decision. Every move the player must process the information they are given in a logical manner and come up with the most strategic solution to the problem. Often times this requires planning many moves in advance.
A single game of chess is comparable to solving dozens or even hundreds of logical problems. Repeated training of the brain in solving logical problems aids students in their real life problem-solving and planning skills. Not only does chess have these educational benefits, it is also a fun and competitive game which keeps students engaged and eager to learn.
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