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Nevada Scholastic 2016 Express Report

Posted in Events on March 16th, 2016 by Juan Jauregui

The Nevada State Scholastic 2016 took place Saturday, March 12th at the Las Vegas Day School, 190 players from all over the valley and even Reno participated, the event was organized by Nevada Chess.
The players were grouped in four sections based on age and school grades: K3, K5, K8, K12, with sections K3, and K5 playing six rounds and K8, K12 five rounds. The venue offered a lot of space for kid activities in between rounds such as basketball, soccer, etc. the weather was also magnificent.
Over the board the action was intense and very competitive, K3 and K5 were dominated by Shenlone Wu and Chris Bao respectively with a perfect score of 6 out of 6, K8 section was a tough one with a few high rated players on the roster, at the end when the smoke of the battle cleared, Aayan Patel from Reno emerged on first place, he also will be the State representative for the Barber tournament. The K12 section as expected was a highly contested section, Naomi Santiago and Ishan Saran tied for first with 4.5 points each but tiebreaks favored Naomi, who became the first female ever in the State history to win the High school championship. Naomi is planning to play on both, the Susan Polgar girls tournament and on the 2016 National girls tournament of Champions, the later one will be held on Indianapolis on July- August, representing Nevada. The Co- Champion Ishan Saran will present us at the prestigious Denker tournament.
This year the top finisher in each event will also receive a $5,000 scholarship that can be used at any University or College. In addition, the top finisher in the Denker Tournament will receive a spot in the US Junior Championship, the top finisher in the Barber Tournament will receive a spot in the US Cadet Championship, and the top finisher in the National Girls Tournament will receive a spot in the US Junior Girls Championship. The top finishers in the three events will also qualify for the World Youth Tournament.
The team’s competition was also very exciting with St Viator Catholic School winning K3 and K5 followed by Saint Elizabeth Seaton Catholic School on second, and Las Vegas Day School on third. The K12 was won by Advance Technologies Academy power house, they were the winners of the 2014, and 2015 edition too.
We would like to congratulate the winners; we wish them the best! Thank you to all the participants and to the volunteers and the support team from Las Vegas Day School. Thank you also to the parents for their support for Chess. We will meet again on 2017!
For complete results click on the following link http://www.nevadachess.org/scholastic/results.php

2014 Nevada Scholastic Championships

Posted in Events, Scholastic on March 11th, 2014 by Nevada Chess

Saturday, March 22, 2014 at Las Vegas Day School

INFO Enter Now Advance Entries Flyer and Entry Form Results

On line entry will be available up to the start of the tournament. Entries received after Friday  March 21 will incur an additional Late Fee. On site registration starts at 8 a.m.  Players who enter on site after 8:30 a.m. Saturday may not be paired for round 1, and will receive 1/2 point for that round.

2014 State Scholastic Championship

Posted in Events, News, Scholastic on January 20th, 2014 by Tom Brownscombe

Attention scholastic chess players! The 2014 Nevada State Scholastic Chess Championship will be held Saturday, March 22 at the Las Vegas Day School. For more information, click here. If you would like to register for the tournament online, please visit our registration page.

2013 Nevada State Scholastic Championships

Posted in Events, News on February 25th, 2013 by Nevada Chess

Saturday, March 16, 2013 – Las Vegas Day School

3275 Red Rock, 89146 -on the corner of Desert Inn and Jones Blvd.

K-3 & K-5 (6 rounds)   K-8 & K-12 (5 rounds)

Individual and Team Trophies will be awarded and every player who scores 3 or more points will win a medal or trophy!

Entry Fee: $30. postmarked by March 4 or online by March 8,  $40 if received by March 15. On site registration  8:00-8:30 a.m. $60. March 16.  Players who register after 8:30 a.m.   may not be paired in round 1.

USCF Membership required: $20 for new or renewing members.

Download Flyer and Entry Form or Enter On Line.

Advance Entries are posted here.

Utah Summer Games – June 19-20, 2009

Posted in Events on April 24th, 2009 by Nevada Chess

The Utah Summer Games will have two days of quick chess and fun chess variants on June 19-20 in Cedar City, which is only a couple of hours away from Las Vegas. There will be a 12-round, USCF rated quick (G/15) tournament, an unrated quick tournament, a Chess960 (Fischer Random Chess) tournament, and a Bughouse tournament. These four events should appeal especially to young chess players.

More information regarding the event can be found on the tournament website at http://www.utahsummergames.org/sports/chess.html.

Thanks, and we hope to see you there,

Damian Nash
(435) 260-2789

2008 Western States Open, Reno, October 17-19

Posted in Events on July 14th, 2008 by Nevada Chess

The 26th Annual Western States Open will take place at the Sands Regency Hotel in Reno, Nevada, from October 17-19, 2008. This 200 Grand Prix Point event will offer a prize fund of $40,000 based on 400 entries.

As usual the event will be run by NTD Jerry Weikel and will be a 6 round Swiss in 7 sections: Open (FIDE Rated), Expert, A, B, C, D and E/Under.

For complete details regarding the event and online entry information, please visit the tournament website at http://www.renochess.org/wso/index.html.

Southern Utah Chess Festival in Moab – Labor Day Weekend

Posted in Events on July 14th, 2008 by Nevada Chess

I would like to invite Nevada chess players to the Southern Utah Chess Festival in Moab, Utah, over Labor Day weekend. It should be a fun chess weekend, including a 6-round Swiss tournament, a beginner’s tournament, a Blindfold Chess tournament, a Chess960 (Fischer Random) tournament and a Bughouse tournament. It coincides with the Moab Music Festival, which is Utah’s premier chamber music and world-jazz festival. Full information is online at the Utah Chess website: http://www.utahchess.com/Event_Flyers/Southern_Utah_Chess_Festival_2008.doc.

Best regards,

Damian Nash
USCF Senior TD
435-260-2789