OCG/OCA July Tournament Concludes with a Sweep in the Scholastic Section; Tie For 1st Place in the Quick Section

Players in the Scholastic Section of OCG/OCA's  USCF tournament held at UCF's Student Union Complex on Saturday July 30, 2016, along with OCG's Tournament Director Steven Vigil and OCG Founder Alex Zelner (Rear).

Players in the Scholastic Section of OCG/OCA's  USCF tournament held at UCF's Student Union Complex on Saturday July 30, 2016, along with OCG's Tournament Director Steven Vigil and OCG Founder Alex Zelner (Rear).

We'd like to thank all the players who participated in our Saturday 1-Day tournament last weekend! There were 29 players in the scholastic section and 13 players in the quick section. The tournament was hosted by the UCF Chess Club and was held in the newly renovated Key West Ballroom at UCF's Student Union Complex.


Winners In The Scholastic Tournament

Round 4, Board 2, Colton T. (L) vs Kareena S.(R) (Front) & Board 1 Steven H. (L) vs Neel S. (R) (Rear)

Round 4, Board 2, Colton T. (L) vs Kareena S.(R) (Front) & Board 1 Steven H. (L) vs Neel S. (R) (Rear)

With a strong crowd of scholastic chess players, it would be Neel S. who would sweep the scholastic section with a perfect score of 5-0! Congratulations to Neel S. for his perfect performance among a field of 29 scholastic players.

Honorable mentions also go to Kareena S., Anavi M. & Aayush C. who all tied for 2nd place with 4 points. Aarash C. & Aidan G. finished in 3rd place, each with 3.5 points; Steven H., Arthur V., Michelle M., Avi G., Ranjiv S., Elijah S. & Serena H. all tied for 4th place with 3 points. Great job you guys! All other players received participation medals for the hard work they put into their games!

Winners In The Quick Tournament

Ryan Hamley (Q: 1694) (L) & Jacob Smalberger (Q: 1239-P20) (R) tie for 1st Place in the Quick Tournament which was held concurrently with our scholastic tournament.

Ryan Hamley (Q: 1694) (L) & Jacob Smalberger (Q: 1239-P20) (R) tie for 1st Place in the Quick Tournament which was held concurrently with our scholastic tournament.

The quick tournament concluded with a tie for 1st place with Ryan Hamley & Jacob Smalberger each scoring 4 points in the 5 round quick tournament. Great job and congratulations to both of you!

Honorable mentions go to Yevgeney Postrehkin & Zoe Zelner who finished with 3.5 points, and Arnold Banner, Natahja Graddy & Alex Zelner who all finished with 3.0 points! Great job everyone!

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