2014 KLA Spring Open

 

 

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Saturday, June 7, 2014- Keiller Leadership Academy

The KLA chess club hosted its 2nd annual Spring Open Chess tournament. Last year, the tournament consisted only students from KLA and was a great start to the chess program. However, this year’s tournament featured approximately 40 students from KLA and other parts of San Diego, including Gompers Preparatory Academy and North Country SD.It was a great addition to the tournament to have more students attend with strong competition. 

This year’s tournament had 4 sections including Open, Intermediate, Novice and a special Rated Beginner’s Open (RBO). Tournament cross tables can be found from the USCF  

Top finishers from this year’s tournament:

OPEN DIVISION

1 | PEDRO IVAN ROJAS               |4.5  |W   5|W   2|W   3|D   4|B    |
   CA | 15184057 / R:  821   ->1043    |     |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q:  802P25-> 999    |     |     |     |     |     |     |
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    2 | ANKIT BISAIN                   |4.0  |W   4|L   1|B    |W   3|W   5|
   CA | 15212230 / R: 1108   ->1115    |     |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1101P20->1095P24 |     |     |     |     |     |     |
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    3 | JOSE LUIS MARTINEZ CORPUS      |3.0  |B    |W   5|L   1|L   2|W   4|
   CA | 15242094 / R:  892P16-> 927P20 |     |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q:  875P9 -> 890P13 |     |     |     |     |     |     |
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Intermediate Division:
1 | SAHIL WADHWA                   |4.0  |W   5|W  10|W   2|D   3|D   4|
   CA | 15211697 / R:  747   -> 829    |     |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q:  713P19-> 823P24 |     |     |     |     |     |     |
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    2 | SEBASTIAN JAIMES               |4.0  |W   9|W  12|L   1|W   5|W   6|
   CA | 15242120 / R:  571P17-> 719P22 |     |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q:  563P10-> 732P15 |     |     |     |     |     |     |
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    3 | NEFTALI BOJORQUEZ              |3.5  |W   7|W   6|L   4|D   1|W   8|
   CA | 15029804 / R:  606P22-> 724    |     |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q:  669P15-> 731P20 |     |     |     |     |     |     |
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NOVICE DIVISION:
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    1 | ARMANDO RADILLA                |5.0  |W   5|W   7|W   4|W   2|W   3|
   CA | 15029605 / R:  493P22-> 816    |     |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q:  485P15-> 813P20 |     |     |     |     |     |     |
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    2 | NEEL KUMAR                     |4.0  |W   9|W  11|W   8|L   1|W   4|
   CA | 15457820 / R: Unrated-> 789P5  |     |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: Unrated-> 799P5  |     |     |     |     |     |     |
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    3 | ANVIT WATWANI                  |3.5  |D   8|W  10|W   5|W   6|L   1|
   CA | 15365451 / R:  166P5 -> 436P10 |     |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q:  156P5 -> 432P10 |     |     |     |     |     |     |
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Donor’s Choose Project

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We have a new Donors Choose Project now posted. We are currently asking for a 1 year site license to the excellent online chess curriculum, “Chess Magnet School”.

 In a class full of students of various playing abilities, Chess Magnet School progresses each student at their own pace and level, allowing students maximum quality instruction. Since this online, students can also practice and learn at home. 

For a limited time, if the promo code 100WOMEN is used by May 7th, donations will be matched dollar for dollar up to $100. 

Click Here to visit our project.

San Diego Union Tribune- High school Nationals

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San Diego Union Tribune- High school Nationals

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This generation of youth chess players got good faster than their predecessors thanks to computer programs, games and websites that make chess help more accessible than ever. On top of that, more schools are establishing chess programs, which experts say are in sync with the nation’s new Common Core academic standards that go into effect in most states in the fall.

“Chess is a natural fit with Common Core, which preaches going deep with knowledge and applying it,” said Jay Stallings, a member of the United Chess Federation’s Scholastic Committee. “With chess, you’re thinking five and seven moves deep.”

2nd Annual KLA Spring Open

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KLA Chess Club will be hosting its 2nd Annual KLA Spring Interscholastic Chess Tournament on Saturday, June 7th at Keiller Leadership Academy, home of the KLA Chess Club. Our inaugural tournament last year was a great success, as well as our National Chess Day Tournament this past October.

Our goal is to get as many students as possible playing. KLA students will be Free, while all other students will be charged only $5. Click here for more information and registration.

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Game Annotations

This has been a work in progress, but we are finally starting to analyze and annotate our own games. The goal of this activity is twofold:

a)To help students to analyze their own games and learn from what they did well and what they need to improve on

b) To incorporate writing with chess to develop students writing skills.

Click here for game annotations.

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Jimmy Quon Scholastic/ Friday Showdowns #6

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KLA Chess Club represents at the Jimmy Quon Scholastic Chess Tournament

February 24, 2014.  KLA Chess Club had six students participate in the annual Jimmy Quon Scholastic Chess Tournament held at the San Diego Chess Club at Balboa Park.

Students included were:
Primary Students Emily H. Samantha W
Secondary Students Angelica W. Fua D. Alex J. Pedro R.
Special recognition for Pedro R. for his exceptional play and capturing 2nd place in the intermediate division. In his first tournament outside of KLA Chess Club, Pedro scored 4 out of 5 points. 
The tournament featured nearly 100 students from around San Diego ranging from primary to high school students. KLA chess club is very proud to support our players by helping defer costs through club fundraising.
The club looks ahead to April 4-6 as the K-12 High School Nationals comes to San Diego. This tournament will feature scholastic players from all over the country and is sure to be a tournament to remember.

Cross Tables from the events can be found here:

Intermediate Division-

Novice Division

 

We also recently completed the 6th Friday Showdown Tournament.

Congratulations to Au’dorieyaeh A. for winning the Intermediate Division and Elizabeth V. for winning the novice division.

Results/ Cross tables  can be found here