Tournaments Results :NECA 20, SUNDAY , JUNE 29, 2014
NEWS FLASH !
JACKSON CHOI IS CONNECTICUT STATE CHESS CHAMPION!
Congratulations to Jackson Choi from Brunswick School for winning the K-3 Connecticut State Championship in his section, March 16, in Fairfield. Jackson is a first grader who attends the Advanced Chess Club at the Italian Center in Stamford. The tournament was his 21st, earning him a U.S. Chess Federation rating of 813. Jackson started his tournament career in November 2012 debuting with a rating of 388. Today he has played 96 rated matches winning 60 of them. Congratulations also to Dicheng Wu for winning his section the day before at the same tournament. Dicheng attends Ox Ridge School in Darien. He now has 22 tournaments under his belt moving from an initial rating of 482 in January 2011 to a rating of 1429 today. Dicheng has played 78 rated games and won 41 of them. Great job to both of these players!
SUMMER CHESS CAMP
The National Educational Chess Association summer chess camps are available through the Darien Summer School program. They are open to players of all levels from beginners to tournament players. Beginners will play a full game all the way to checkmate by the end of the week. Intermediate players will learn new strategies and openings. Tournament players will study famous games and learn how the best players in the world win.
Competitions during the session will include ladders, team tournaments and individual matches. Each day’s class will include playing time, lecture and study time. This is an especially good opportunity for players to meet others who take the game seriously and learn from them.
Enrollment is limited to 16 students per instructor, with some classes being smaller, based on age and experience. Parents are invited and encouraged to join the class at no cost as parental involvement in a crucial ingredient to success.