Louisiana Players Rock 2010 National Scholastic Chess Championships

posted May 17, 2010, 4:55 AM by Rene Phillips   [ updated May 17, 2010, 5:55 AM ]

The cross tables below represent the final results for the National Scholastic Chess Championships played in Atlanta, Georgia this past weekend. The Louisiana players made their mark winning titles in practically every chess championship category. Louisiana talent was so prevalent at this year’s Nationals, one would be hard-pressed to cite championship results a greater or equal to the performance waged this past weekend. Stellar results were turned in by girls, Cecilia Tisserand, Amelia, and Anastasia Wyzywany in a sport typically dominated by the boys. Cecilia tied for third in the K6 under 1000 and won seventh place Bughouse honors. Amelia and Anastasia turned in solid performances in both the blitz and standard time control tournaments. 2010 marks the first time in my memory that a female (Cecilia Tisserand) walked across the big stage at a National Chess Championship with a trophy despite girls representing less than one percent of the tournament’s competitors. "You go girl!’

Now for the future of Louisiana Chess. The seven and eight year old "phenoms" stole the show. Get this, Holy Name of Jesus of New Orleans took fourth place team championship in the K-3 CHAMPIONSHIP Division despite having a first and second grader on the team. David Webster (first grade) and Robert Curran (second grade) literally "took one" for the team. Both players opted to play in the hotly contested K3 championship division forgoing a possible National title playing kids their age, for the chance to win a team trophy in an older group. The gamble paid off as Robert and David carried the older members of the plus scores during the seven rounds. Robert(the pizza man-throw all my pieces at your King) Curran scored 3 wins and one draw, while David (don’t tell anybody I am seven playing against the Nation’s best nine-year olds) Webster secured 4 wins netting Holy Name of Jesus the huge fourth place team trophy! Noteworthy performances was also turned in by seven year old Aqib (the Prince) Zakaria in both the K3 blitz and K3 under 800 where Aqib was undefeated after the first 5 rounds! The Holmes duo of Max and Si also turned in solid performances. Max aided the Stuart Hall team of Charles Korndorffer, L.J. Gilyot, and Stephen Crocker earn 9th place team championship honors.

Karl Hoefer probably turned in the arguably the best performance scoring six wins and one draw in the K5 under 900. This was the largest and most heavily contested division of the entire 2010 K6 National Chess Championship with 371 contestants! Karl checked and castled his way thru myriads of difficult positions and was undefeated after a marathon seven round tournament. Great focus was required as each game could potentially last four hours. Great job Karl! Solid performances were turned in by our usual top players, Andy Beams, Dex Webster, L.J. Gilyot , and Charles Korndorffer. Dex Webster reeled in a big catch by waging the only draw in the simul to GM Alexandra Kosteniuk! Wow, I can’t wait until the Polgar World Championship next month in Las Vegas.

Coach Rene’ Phillips

La. Scholastic Coordinator

Individual Standings   K-6 Championship  

41 Kitson, Jason                  6 ILC033 IL 1265 4.5  25.0  19.5 W 13 D 22 L 52 L 89 W145 W106 W105

42 Beams, Andy            6 LAM004 LA 1535 4.5  25.0  19.5 W158 L 10 W123 W 76 L 55 W 56 D35  

85 Hoffman, Robert                6 OHBG1  OH 1105 3.5  20.5  20.5 W 32 L 44 D 90 W 77 L 71 W133 L49

86 Wyzywany, Annastasia Marie     6 LAS002 LA 1492 3.5  20.5  20.5 W152 D 12 L  8 W104 W136 L 36 L47

87 Segal, Leonardo                6 MNS007 MN 1326 3.5  20.0  20.0 W186 D 27 L 22 W146 W105 L 38 L48

haskar, Rohan                 6 WIR003 WI 1744 4.5  24.5  19.5 L 75 W 94 W 98 W 88 D 38 L 18 W74
K-6 Under 1000  

  6 Tillson, Christopher James     6 WIM029 WI  805 6.0  28.0  22.0 W195 W 56 W 20 W120 W 30 L  4 W27

 7 Tisserand, Cecilia   tied for 3rd place  6 LALUSH LA  869 6.0  26.5  19.5 W210 W207 W103 W 26 W 22 L  1 W21

  8 Krishnan, Rahul                3 MAN008 MA  928 6.0  26.0  20.0 W162 L  5 W183 W130 W 24 W 41 W28

118 Fernandez, Christian           6 LAM004 LA  347 3.0  23.5  21.5 W199 W 16 L  4 L 93 W116 L 48 L58

119 Kroner-Martin, Marcus          4 NYP166 NY  956 3.0  23.0  21.0 W 39 W 96 L  5 L 61 L 70 W183 L89

K-5 Championship  

161 Wyzywany, Amelia Florence     5 LAS002 LA 1344 3.0  21.0  18.0 L 93 W114 W174 L154 W178 L 32 L108

162 Moon, Stephen                 4 NYCOLL NY 1148 3.0  20.5  18.5 W246 L 16 L138 W182 W113 L 72 L118

209 Chimento, Christopher         5 LAN007 LA 1194 2.5  19.0  18.0 L 59 L 58 W267 L119 D148 W222 L151

210 Tomar, Shivansh               4 NCC038 NC 1077 2.5  19.0  17.5 W260 L107 W113 L 48 L155 L118 D212

K-5 Under 900    

1 Rogers, Bryce A                4 KSO001 KS  883 7.0  30.0  24.0 W150 W178 W 41 W 29 W 37 W 28 W4

  2 Katz, Bennett Michael          3 AZP008 AZ  801 6.5  30.5  24.5 W 89 W168 W  5 D 39 W 74 W 68 W7

  3 Hoefer, Karl Ernst             5 LAN007 LA  759 6.5  29.5  24.0 W344 W123 D 17 W 75 W 19 W 79 W18 

 

27 Berry, Mitchell Mario          4 LAN010 LA  700 5.0  31.5  25.5 W287 W 40 W 13 W 15 L 20 L 38 W101

 28 Kue, Ethan                     5 NYP116 NY  777 5.0  30.0  23.0 W174 W107 W109 W 35 W 98 L  1 L10

K-3 Championship   

 

50 Webster, Dex                   3 LAN008 LA 1595 4.5  24.0  18.5 D107 W169 L  9 W129 W 94 L 24 W103

 51 Qamar, Aadil                   3 FLG002 FL  892 4.5  23.5  19.0 L 40 W206 L 63 W153 W 77 D 56 W108

 52 Conkey, Andrew                 3 NYHUNT NY 1238 4.5  23.5  18.0 W148 L  9 L 29 W135 D113 W159 W95

 53 Titus, Andrew Lewis            2 MNP001 MN 1426 4.5  23.5  18.0 W190 W136 L 19 W131 D104 L 17 W94

 54 Nuryasin, Anna Maria           3 FLM030 FL 1188 4.5  23.0  17.0 W132 L  3 D 95 W158 L 46 W155 W101

 55 Zhong, Edward Q                3 KYL004 KY 1143 4.5  22.0  16.5 W175 L 11 D157 L 48 W169 W105 W102

 56 Korndorffer, Charles           3 LAN007 LA 1189 4.5  21.0  16.5 L 38 L174 W165 W122 W138 D 51 W99

 57 Banerjee, Abhimanyu            3 FLG001 FL 1103 4.5  20.5  15.5 W202 L 20 L130 W182 W172 W 78 D37

90 Webster, David Claiborne       1 LAN008 LA  609 4.0  20.5  16.5 W153 L 69 D114 L 93 D167 W139 W136

 91 Weinstein, Benji               3 NYN012 NY 1069 4.0  20.0  15.0 W178 L 68 W173 L 28 W175 L 79 W129

  97 Webster, Don                   3 LAN008 LA 1301 3.5  20.0  20.0 W125 D 98 W107 W 84 L 15 L 49 L47

104 Holmes, Max Hung               2 LAN007 LA 1181 3.5  18.5  18.5 W195 L 21 W170 W175 D 53 L 16 L38

105 Show, Serafina                 2 CAF012 CA  780 3.5  18.0  18.0 D 49 L 88 L112 W166 W111 L 55 W164

112 Demopoulos, Bryce              3 NYHUNT NY 1271 3.5  16.0  16.0 D158 L 81 W105 W159 L 42 L 95 W156

113 Gilyot, Lee John               3 LAN007 LA  981 3.5  15.5  15.5 L  8 L181 W150 W173 D 52 L102 W163

118 Curran, Robert  Jr        2 LAN008 LA  233 3.5  13.0  13.0 L133  -B- L106 L164 W182 D149 W155  

135 Crocker, Stephen               3 LAN007 LA  900 3.0  17.5  15.5 L 23 W178 L121 L 52 W150 L129 W173

136 Castillo, Jose A, Jr           3 TXHUDS TX 1097 3.0  17.5  15.5 W129 L 53 L156 W174 L124 W147 L90

K-3 Under 800  

54 Hartley, Sagan R              2 GAPAID GA  635 4.5  28.0  22.0 W261 W121 L  7 W102 W114 D 58 L17

 55 Zakaria, Aqib                 2 LAM002 LA  172 4.5  27.5  21.0 W146 D159 W205 W 43 W 99 L  4 L18

 56 Baten, Andy                   3 NYCELS NY  109 4.5  26.5  21.0 W234 D205 W 70 W 20 L 23 W 99 L43

89 Valigosky, Brian              2 LAN007 LA  279 4.0  24.5  19.5 W149 W116 L 24 L 73 W185 L 46 W176

124 Tisserand, Miles              3 LALUSH LA  665 4.0  18.5  14.5 L165 W250 L175 W258 W195 L 79 W150

125 Kenney, Thomas                2 PAP002 PA  645 4.0  18.5  14.5 W255 L129 L 77 W236 W232 L100 W165

K-3 Unrated   

 

41 Pruett, Luke                   3 LALUSH LA      4.0  26.0  21.0 W 24 W 31 L 17 W 95 L 33 L 23 W90

K-1 Championship  

34 Holmes, Si                     1 LAN007 LA  744 5.0  27.5  22.0 W 80 L 14 W173 W 94 W 40 L 31 W109

 35 Moody, Elizabeth Osborn        1 TNSTMA TN  752 5.0  27.5  21.5 W 87 W101 W 81 L 13 W 91 L  5 W80

142 Beams, Chase                   K LAM002 LA  250 3.5  18.0  18.0 W287 W179 L 15 D 61 L 63 L144 W240

143 Mcghee, Lavante Leshawn        1 TXBAP1 TX  585 3.5  17.5  17.5 L  5 D198 W190 W154 L151 W235 L67

239 Carruth, Liam Nicholas         K LABLSU LA  483 2.5  14.0  14.0  -H- W273 L128 L174 W278 L139 L155

Blitz K-6  

22 Wyzywany, Annastasia Marie     6 LAS002 LA 1492  8.5  35.5  26.5 D110,1.0 W103,2.0 W 70,2.0 D 12,1.0 D 16,1.0 W37,1.5

48 Beams, Andy                    6 LAM004 LA 1535  7.0  36.0  27.0 W130,2.0 W109,2.0 L 13,0.0 D 74,1.0 W 56,2.0 L16,0.0

60 Wyzywany, Amelia Florence      5 LAS002 LA 1344  7.0  27.0  20.0 L 76,0.0 W146,2.0 D101,1.0 L 54,0.0 W130,2.0 W106,2.0

83 Fernandez, Christian           6 LAM004 LA  347  6.0  31.5  23.5 W 78,2.0 L 35,0.0 L 32,0.0 L 69,0.0 W146,2.0 W126,2.0

121 Tisserand, Cecilia             6 LALUSH LA  869  4.5  36.0  26.0 D  6,1.0 L 53,0.0 W159,2.0 D 58,1.0 L 97,0.5 L67,0.0

Blitz K-3  

 36 Pruett, Luke               3 LALUSH LA       6.0  37.5  28.5 -X-,2.0 D12,1.0 D62,1.0 L 8,0.0 W45,2.0 L17,0.0

42 Tisserand, Miles           3 LALUSH LA  665  6.0  31.5  23.5 L24,0.0 W69,2.0 D35,1.0 D53,1.0 W59,2.0 L18,0.0

47 Zakaria, Aqib    Trophy 2nd Place           2 LAM002 LA  172  6.0  29.5  22.5 L33,0.0 D61,1.0 W31,2.0 L28,0.0 D60,1.0 W77,2.0

52 Wyzywany Ii, Kenne         3 LAS002 LA  659  5.0  34.0  26.0 D80,1.0 W74,2.0 D18,1.0 D62,1.0 L25,0.0 L27,0.0

54 Curran, Robert Jr         2 LAN008 LA  233  5.0  32.5  24.5 D62,1.0 W60,2.0 L15,0.0 D29,1.0 D63,1.0 L35,0.0

 Team Standings  

 

4 LAN008 Holy Name Of Jesus (Hnj), New O (4)   15.5 68.0  94.5  89.0 60.5

             WEBSTER, Dex (4.5,1595)           

             WEBSTER, David Claiborne (4.0,609)

             WEBSTER, Don (3.5,1301)           

             CURRAN, Robert, Jr (3.5,233)      

  9 LAN007 Stuart Hall School For Boys, Ne (4)   14.5 66.0  94.5  78.5 53.0

             KORNDORFFER, Charles (4.5,1189)   

             HOLMES, Max Hung (3.5,1181)       

             GILYOT, Lee John (3.5,981)        

             CROCKER, Stephen (3.0,900)        

 

Simul with GM Alexandra Kosteniuk all wins with only draw suffered to
Dex ( the giant-killer) Webster!
 
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