Open Game Play

Open Chess Game Play: All ages and skill-levels welcome!

When: Every Tuesday evening 7:15 pm - 11pm (or so) * * * * * Where: Aurora Turners Club, 1335 Mitchell Rd., in the Banquet Hall, downstairs.

This is just north of Indian Trail, in Aurora, east of Lake Street, west of Farnsworth.

ANCC is affiliated with the US Chess Federation and the Illinois Chess Association.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Ramnath Ties for 3rd in K-1 Nationals in Dallas

Aurora Naperville Chess Club member Vrishank Ramnath continues his incredible year with a wonderful showing at the USCF Elementary Nationals in Dallas. Vrishank competed in the K-1 Championship section, winning six matches and losing only once in the next to last round to the eventual runner up. The first-grader tied for third place, taking home the fourth place trophy on tiebreaks.

Club members Alex Zhao and Neola Edwin fared well in the same section. Alex finished with 5.0/7, Neola posted a 4.0/7 score. Along with two others, Alex and Neola helped Downer Grove's Avery Coonley School win the 8th place team trophy in the national event.

Kindergartner Alex's 5.0 result was good enough to place him in a tie for 22nd place out of more than 300 juniors in the section.

Neola has seen her rating rise from 107 after the Illinois K-8 Championships in March to a provisional rating of 541 in just two months!  Keep up the good work, Neola (and keep practicing those "Pawn Wars"!).

The event featured four champion sections and five others, attracting over 2200 entrants. The competition was held May 9-11 in Dallas, TX.