Scholastic Rating Lists

March 23rd, 2017

Check out the below scholastic rating lists compiled by Dennis Dawley:

I’ve come up with four rating lists. The first one is Top 11 Charleston Area Scholastic Players. I chose a definition of, playing more than half of their tournaments in the Charleston area. So without further ado…

Charleston Area Top 11 Scholastic Chess Players as of March 18, 2017

1. Matthew Johnson  1530

2. David Dye   1470

3. Eli Moore    1435

4. Seiram Ramesh   1272

5. Robert (Alex) Hylton   1254

6.  Braeden Reed   1227

7.   Sam Stalnaker   1157

8.   William Tabakian    1151

9.   Matthew Stewart    1092

10.  Arden Richter    1060

11.   Alex Tabakian    1059

 

Second Scholastic rating list is “K8 and Younger”  (Pre High School)?  Note top 5 are same as K12

 1.  Matthew Johnson  1530

2.  David Dye  1470

3.   Eli Moore  1435

4.   Sairam Ramesh  1272

5.   Robert (Alex) Hylton  1254

6.   Sam Stalnaker  1157

7.   William Tabakian. 1151

8.   Matthew Stewart   1092

9.   Alex Tabakian   1059

10.   Brady Setser   1055

11.   Sanjay Ramesh  1018

 

Can we call this list “K5 and Below”?

 1. Eli Moore  1435

2. Robert (Alex) Hylton   1254

3. William Tabakian  1151

4.  Agustin Rivero  887

5.  Pierson Tran  870

6.  Daryl Dowty   837

7.   William Barnes  832

8.  Siena Boccabella  772

9.  Erica Oltmann   725

10. Campbell Lesher  690

11.  Zach Handel  671

This is the “K3 and Younger” rating list.

 1.  Daryl Dowty   837

2. Anderson Berger  657

3. Thomas Nguyen  648

4.  Logan Handel   558

5. Sam Boulware  538

6.  Chad Mason  517

7.  Stone Pham  504

8.  Graydon Foster  494

9.  Arju Maranpullatt  492

10. Jack Foster  484

11.  Henley Mathews  409

Snow Day Scholastic Tournament!

November 23rd, 2015

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Snow Day Scholastic Chess Tournament!

Saturday December 5, 2015 9:15-9:45 am Registration, 10:00 am Tournament Begins!

Location: Jennie Moore Elementary School Cafeteria (new building off Hamlin road) 2725 Bulrush Basket Lane, Mount Pleasant, SC 29466 Cost: $10 if registered by 11/29; $15 for registration after 11/29 or at door. USCF Membership Required: All participants MUST have a valid USCF membership. If you aren’t currently a member, check the box on the bottom section of the registration for a membership & add $14 or go to www.uschess.org & click join/renew. Tournament Details: Trophies to top 5 in K-12, top 5 in K-8, top 5 in K-5. Swiss System; 4 rounds G:30 (each player has 30 min per game)(Rounds 4 & 5 in K-12 G:45)

Sections: K-5th grade with a USCF rating under 300, K-8th grade with a USCF rating under 700, K-12th grade with any USCF rating. The tournament will last up to 5 hours. Many players will be finished by 2:00. Parents may watch quietly from specified sections. Remember to bring lunch & snacks!

If you have a chess clock, bring it with you! Questions? Contact Stephen Welt sawelt@yahoo.com or 843-991-1116

Charleston Snow Day Scholastic Tournament Registration Form

Player’s Name ______________________ Grade _____ School _____________________

Address____________________________________ Phone ________________________

Email ________________________ USCF ID #__________________EXP Date_________

□YES, I need a 1 year USCF membership. (Add $14) DOB__________ (req. if adding membership)

□ K-5 Under 300 USCF rating □ K-8 Under 700 USCF rating □K-12 Open

Mail form & registration fee to: Charleston Scholastic, Chess 835 Hale Street, Charleston, SC 29412

Scholastic Winners!

November 23rd, 2015

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On November 7, 72 scholastic players competed in the Charleston Scholastic Kick-Off! The competition was fierce but our players never wavered in their sportsmanship. 

All 1st place winners had perfect undefeated scores!

K-12 Open

1st: Braeden Reed 

2nd-5th: Brady Setser, Jack McDougall, Luke Wassung, Whit Suber

Top U800: Matt Stewart, Will Tabakian, Vince Apostolico, Pedro Araujo

K-8 U700

1st: Sanjay Ramesh, Sairam Ramesh 

3rd-10th: Chandler Henry, William Bailey, Bryson Eaton, Wes Baldwin, Will Barnes, Kendra Rogers, JT Ho-Mueller, G Simmons

Top Unrated: Vansh Nagpal

K-3 U300

1st: Agustin Rivero 

2nd-5th: Willem Burkhold, Stone Pham, Trista Walter, Arjun Maranpullatt

Top Unrated: Vivienne Sjolander

All players did an amazing job! Join us on December 5th for a rematch at the Charleston Snow Day Scholastic! (see Upcoming Events)

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Charleston Scholastic Kick-Off Tournament!

October 13th, 2015

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Saturday November 7

Registration 9:15-9:45 am. Round 1 starts at 10:00 am.

Location: Laing Middle School Cafeteria (new building off Hamlin road) 2705 Bulrush Basket Lane, Mount Pleasant, SC 29466

Cost: $10 if registered by 11/1; $15 for registration after 11/1. USCF Membership Required: All participants MUST have a valid USCF membership. Please go to www.uschess.org & click join/renew or see registration form.

Sections: K-3rd grade & USCF rating under 300, K-8th grade & USCF rating under 600, K-12th grade & any USCF rating

Tournament Details: Trophies to top 3 in K-12, top 5 in K-8, top 3 in K-3. Trophy to top unrated player in K-3 and K-5. 4 rounds. Swiss System; G:30 (each player has 30 min). The tournament will last up to 5 hours. Many players will be finished by 2:00. Parents may watch quietly from specified sections. Please remember to bring lunch & snacks!

Questions? Contact Stephen Welt sawelt@yahoo.com or 843-991-1116

Charleston Scholastic Kick-Off Tournament Registration Form

Player’s Name _________________________ Grade _________ School ______________________

Address________________________________________ Phone _____________________________

Email ____________________________ USCF ID#____________________EXP Date____________

□YES, I need a 1 year USCF membership. (Add $12) DOB__________ (req. if adding membership)

Division: □K-3rd Under 300 USCF rating □K-8th Under 600 USCF rating □K-12th Open

Mail form & entry fee to: Charleston Scholastic Chess, 835 Hale Street, Charleston, SC 29412

Scholastic Kick Off Oct. 25

October 7th, 2014

Charleston Scholastic Kick Off

Chess Tournament

Saturday October 25

9:15-9:45am Registration/Check In

10:00am Tournament Begins

Bughouse side tournament at 3:00*

Location: Pinckney Elementary Cafeteria, 3300 Thomas Cario Blvd,Mt. Pleasant, SC 29466

Cost: $10 if registered by 10/20; $15 for registration after 10/20

Bughouse entry: $2 by 10/20: $5 after 10/20

USCF Membership Required: All participants MUST have a valid USCF card. Please go to

www.uschess.org & click join/renew. Temporary memberships available (see registration form).

Sections: K-5th grade with a USCF rating under 400

K-6th grade with a USCF rating under 800

K-12th grade with any USCF rating

Tournament Details:

4 Rounds in 3 Sections (Game time: 30 minutes)

Trophies to top 3 in each section

Trophy to top unrated player in K-5, top Under 600 in K-6, top under 800 in K-12

Swiss System; G30 (each player has 30 min)

The tournament will last up to 5 hours

Many players will be finished by 2:30.

Parents may watch quietly from specified sections.

Please remember to bring lunch & snacks!

*Team requests are encouraged (not necessary) but subject to TD approval. Start time may vary; we’ll begin once main event is completed

Questions? Contact sawelt@yahoo.com or 843-991-1116

Scholastic Kick Off Tournament Registration Form

Player’s Name _______________________________

Address__________________________________________________

Phone _____________________ Email _______________________

School _______________________ Grade: _______________________

Division: □K-5th Under 400 USCF rating □K-6th Under 800 USCF rating □K-12th Open

USCF ID # (unless playing in unrated)_________________EXP Date_________

□YES, I need a temporary USCF membership. (Add $8 for ages 12 and under; $10 for 13&up)

□YES I’d like to play in the bughouse side event

Mail form & entry fee to:

Charleston Scholastic Chess, 835 Hale St., Charleston SC 29412

Folloween Scholastic Nov 9th

September 20th, 2013

 

Folloween Scholastic Chess Tournament

Nov. 9th  at   11:30 a.m.

Location: Montessori Community School

2122 Wood Avenue, Charleston, SC 29414

Cost: $10 to enter

Tournament Details:

  • USCF Rated
  • 3 Rounds in 3 Sections*
  • K-2 Under 350, K-6 Under 500, K-12 Open
  • Trophies to top 3 in each section
  • Game time: 30 minutes*
  • Swiss System

 The tournament will last up to 4 hours.  Many players will be finished by 2:30.

Parents may watch quietly from specified sections.

Please remember to bring lunch & snacks!

*Number of rounds and game duration may be subject to slight alterations depending on section size.

Questions?

Contact Stephen @ sawelt@yahoo.com or 843-991-1116

8th Patrick D. Hart Memorial Scholastic

December 16th, 2012

February 16, 2013

4SS, G/30. Holiday Inn Express, 120 Holiday Dr., Summerville, SC 29483(New Venue).

EF: $20 if rec’d by 2/13/13;$25 at site. USCF & SCCA memberships req’d. OSA.

Trophies to 1st, 2nd & 3rd plus free 1yr USCF memberships to 1st(& ties) in each section

Reg.: 8-9:30am. Rds.: 10am, 1pm, 2:30pm, 4pm.

In four USCF rated sections: K-3, K-5, K-8 &K-12 (Sections may be combined for pairing purposes, if necessary.) Special Non-rated Beginners section.

4 rds, G/30 Open to beginning players. No USCF membership req’d.

EF: $15 Prize for top finisher/s – free 1 yr USCF membership.

Adv. Ent: Charleston Chess Club c/o David Y. Causey,741 Dragoon Dr., Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464.

K-12 scholastic tournament Oct 13th

September 17th, 2012

Charleston Scholastic Chess Kick Off Tournament IV

Saturday, Oct. 13th

10:00 a.m.

Location: Springfield Elementary Cafeteria

2741 Clover Street, Charleston, SC

Cost: $10 to enter

All participants MUST have a valid USCF card.

Please go to www.uschess.org and click USCF (left side).

Then click join/renew (top right).

Tournament Details:

USCF Rated

4 Rounds in 3 Sections*

K-2, K-5, K-12

Game time: 30 minutes*

1st Round starts at 10:30

Swiss System

The tournament will last up to 5 hours

Many players will be finished by 2:30.

Parents may watch quietly from specified sections.

Please remember to bring lunch & snacks!

*Number of rounds and game duration may be subject to slight alterations depending on section size.  Sections may be combined for pairing purposes only.

Questions?

Contact sawelt@yahoo.com or 843-991-1116

December Scholastic Tournament Results!

December 6th, 2011

The December Scholastic Tournament this past weekend in Charleston was attended by almost 30 very talented players! Many up-and-coming chess stars came out to Pinckney Elementary on December 3rd to battle for glory (and trophies!). Filled with enthusiasm, and showing unparalleled sportsmanship, these scholastic players are a force to be reckoned with.

Members of the Charleston Chess Club had better watch out for these faces in the next few years; they’ll give you a run for your money!

Hopefully we’ll see all of these promising young players, and more, at the Pat Hart Scholastic Tournament on January 21st, 2012!

–posted by Susan Reed

December Scholastic

November 16th, 2011

Charleston
December Scholastic
Chess Tournament
Saturday, Dec.3rd
10:00 a.m. Registration
10:30 Tournament begins
Location: Charles Pinckney Elementary Cafeteria
3300 Thomas Cario Blvd, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29466
Cost: $10 to enter
All participants MUST have a valid USCF card.
Please go to www.uschess.org and click USCF (left side).
Then click join/renew (top right).
Tournament Details:
USCF Rated
4 Rounds in 3 Sections*
K-2, K-5, K-12
Game time: 30 minutes*
1st Round starts at 10:30
Swiss System
The tournament will last up to 5 hours
Many players will be finished by 2:30.
Parents may watch quietly from specified sections.
Please remember to bring lunch & snacks!
*Number of rounds and game duration may be subject to slight alterations depending on
section size. Sections may be combined for pairing purposes only.
To Pre-register, please mail payment & USCF# to
Coach Stephen Welt, 301 B Coming St, Charleston, SC 29403
Questions? Contact sawelt@yahoo.com or 843-991-1116