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.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Vrishank Top-Rated Under 8 Player Heading Into US Junior Nationals

Club member Vrishank Ramnath has already had quite a year, winning the Illinois Grades 2-3 Championship in March and competing against high schoolers at the Ice Harbor Scholastic in May.

Without leaving the shores of Illinois, Vrishank will get a chance to win a National Championship this weekend when he competes at the US Junior Open in Schaumburg.

The 6-round tournament kicks off Friday, June 12, and runs through Sunday.

As of today's pre-registration, Vrishank is rated 316 points higher than #2, Aradh Kaur, with 28 players signed up.

The Junior Open is being held in four sections; at the same time and location, the US Senior Open will be held in one section. Vrishank is not quite eligible for that tournament!

Other club members signed up so far include K-1 National Champion Alex Zhao playing up in the Under 11.

In the Under 15 will be Brian Gong, Aidan Carey and Kevin Ho.

Along with Vrishank, others in the U8 will be Neola Edwin, and siblings Aditya and Vikram Oberai,

More information can be found on the ICA site.