Sunday, July 9, 2017

July G/60 Action - Cremisi, Cropper, McElroy, Chen victorious!

Author: Grant OenCCCSA Assistant Director

The Charlotte Chess Center's July 8 G/60 Action Tournament was well-attended by 54 players.  The monthly G/60 is always a strong tournament, as the last two events were both won by NMs Daniel Cremisi and Elias "gone but not forgotten" Oussedik.  Participants competed for an increased prize fund of $875 spread across three sections: Top, Under 1700, and Under 1200.

Top Section
The Top section featured 16 players, including four National Masters rated above 2200: Daniel "Joseph" Cremisi (2312), Emmanuel Carter (2259), Shawn Pealer (2253), and Klaus "I drew Bisguier twice" Pohl (2200).  There were six Experts and seven Class A and B players to round out the field.  They were competing for a $350 prize fund in their section, including $200 for first place.

Cremisi defended his G/60 title, scoring 3.5/4 and clear first place ($200).  Tying for second place with three points were Emmanuel Carter, Shawn Pealer, and Mark "Copenhagen" Biernacki, good for $34 each.  Austin "Jaiden's brother" Chuang (1718) scored two upsets on his way to the $50 top U1900 class prize.

Under 1700
The highly competitive U1700 section had 17 players with ratings from 1100 to 1700.  Danny Cropper (1642) scored the only clean sweep of the day, collecting $175 for his 4/4 result.

William Odom (1657) and Andrew Jiang (1521) both scored 3/4 and $25, while Aarush "who am I playing?" Chugh (1294) received $50 for the under 1500 class prize with 2.5/4.

Under 1200
The largest section of the day was the U1200 section, with 21 players.  Henry Chen (1074) and Connor McElroy (unrated) shared first place, each earning $100.  Connor earned a first rating of 1428.  Tied for third place were Akhil Sompuram (1063), Dhyey Shah (821), Sahana Raghavan (767), Ankit Durbha (640), and Matthew Odom (unrated), with 3 points.

USCF Rated Results here!

Until next time,
G Money

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