All Saints Winter Warm-Up Tournament Report

02.26.16 Fifty-five players competed in the rated sections of the All Saints Winter Warm-Up Tournament on February 20, 2016 as did a number of players who competed in the non-rated K-3 section. Winners were as follows: Open: Sergio Mejia and Chester Young, High School: Catherine Rudnicki, K-8: Colin Rich, K-6: William Xu, K-3 non-rated: Jacob Kline. We bring you the tournament report with USCF Crosstables.

Players in the K-12 section receive their awards and get a photo op with tournament director Steve Wong.

USCF crosstable of this event

Thanks to Steve Wong and Stephen Wong for contributing to this report.

Winners in the K-8 section

Participation in scholastic chess tournaments in Maine has been very good during the latter part of 2015 and the first two months of 2016. This can only bode well for the future health of chess in Maine!

There were twelve players in the open section of this tournament and topping the wall chart tied for first were Sergio Mejia and Chester Young with 3.5 points. Just behind the leaders Robert Bridgham and Nathan Gates tied for third with 3.0 points.

In the K-12 section, Catherine Rudnicki stunned the field with an unbeaten performance scoring 3.5 points to take clear first over many higher-rated opponents. Trailing Rudnicki with 3.0 points and sharing second place were: Brendan Penfold, Wyatt Hendrix, Devan Baird, and Zachary Grindal.

Colyn Rich, the highest-rated player in the K-8 section, prevailed with 3.5 points to win the section. He was closely pursued by Ben Penfold and Henry Clarke with 3.0 points.

William Xu was perfect in the K-6 section scoring 4.0 points in four games to take first place. Tied for secon with 3.0 points in this section were: Henry Penfold, Liam Hillery, Swaroop Handral, and Evan Astbury.

In the K-3 non-rated section, Jacob Kline swept the field with 5.0 points. Alexander Yeardon took clear second with 4.0 points and Reice Jamison, Surya Vel, and Will Grover shared third with 2.0 points.

Thanks to all players, parents, and coaches, and to the tournament organizer and director Steve Wong as well as All Saints School for hosting this great event.

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