Oct 16 - M. Derek Meredith (2080) bested a field of 28, including a win against GM Kudrin, to take clear first at the Greater New Haven Fall Open. 103 chessplayers participated in the
Saturday, Nov. 4. First Place U1600 went to Ethan Segall (1449), First Place U1200 went to Tyler Durkee (1081), First Place U1000 went to Danny Chen (864) and First Place U800 went to
Alexander Buhimschi (UNR). Check Full Results under Results Section of this website or see www.edutechchess.com.
Oct 6 - Max Enkin (MA - 2252) and Alisa Melekhina (PA - 2104) drew their third round game, and tied for first place in the 27th Townsend Cup tournament with scores of 3.5-0.5.
Director Fred Townsend finished third with a score of 2.5-0.5. Arthur Nagel had the dubious honor of playing all four games into the second time control, and played 20 hours of chess
in four rounds. The second Townsend Cup will be retired when one player has three clear wins. No player has won two tournaments outright yet for the second Townsend Cup. Rick
Bauer (CT) retired the first Townsend Cup. The 28th Townsend Cup is tentatively scheduled for June 23-24, 2007.
Sep 25 - James Nitz of Rocky Hill, CT took 1st & the $2000 renewable 4 yr. scholarship on TB's at 4 - 1 at the UCONN School of Engineering Scholarship Tournament; 2nd at 4 - 1 and
$1000 renewable 4 yr. scholarship was Haizhou Xu of Essex Junction, VT; 3rd at 3 - 2 and taking the $500 renewable 4 yr. scholarship was Haotian Zheng of Newtown, CT. 4th - 6th
were, respectively, Alex Fikiet of Storrs, CT, Willam Turpin of West Haven, CT & Matthew Masino of Wantagh, NY.
Apr 2 - Elementary Reserve Team Championships
1st and state champions Parkway School
2nd Riverfield Elementary School, Fairfield CT
3rd Greenwich Country Day School
Elementary Reserve Individual Results
1st Hank Cohen, Rye Neck NY
2nd Henry Kalb, Greenwich, CT
3rd Danny Chen, Woodbridge, CT
4th Douglas Wrotnowski, Greenwich, CT
5th Anne Donnelly, Fairfield, CT
Elementary K-5 Team Championships
1st Rippowan Cisque School, Bedford NY
2nd and state Co-champions, Greenwich Country Day School, Greenwich, CT
3rd and state Co-champions, Riverfield Elementary School, Fairfield, CT
4th Parkway Elementary School, Greenwich, CT
5th Cider Mill Elementary School, Wilton, CT
Elementary K-5 Individual Results
1st Likhit Ganedi, Branford, CT and 4th grade state champion
2nd Ethan Segall, Wilton, CT
3rd Leonardo Filgueiras, Stamford, CT
4th Max Barg, Bedford, NY
5th Dinkar Ahuja, East Lyme, CT
Elementay K-6 Team Championships
1st place and state champions, Greenwich Country Day School, Greenwich, CT
2nd East Ridge Middle School, Ridgefield, CT
3rd Peck Place Elementary School, Orange, CT
4th Riverfield Elementary School, Fairfield, CT
5th Cold Spring Elementary School, Hamden, CT
Elementary K-6 Individual Results
1st place and 6th grade state champion, Robert Denunzio, Greenwich, CT
2nd William Gregory, Madison, CT
3rd-4th Clark Courtenay, Greenwich, CT
3-4 Chad Wilson, Greenwich, CT
5 Alexandra Wiener, Westport, CT
Mar 7 - The 2006 CT High School/Middle School Chess Championships took place this past weekend at Peck Place Elementary School in Orange, CT. Turnout was 75 chess players. West
High School won their 9th state championship. Peck Place School won the Middle School team championship. 2006 High School State Champion and Denker representative is Christian
Antonio, a junior from West Haven High School. 2006 Middle School Champion is William Gregory from The Country School in Madison, CT. 2006 Polgar representative is once again
Alexandra Wiener, from Bedford Middle School. Congratulations to all our state champions! For full results, check wallcharts under RESULTS section of this website.
Mar 6 - On Sunday, 160 chess players from 40 schools in CT, MA, NY, and RI competed in the 2006 Greater New Haven Winter Open Chess Tournament at Peck Place School in Orange.
U800/Unrated Section, Rashmi Pashankar from Bethany Community School took 5th place, Pinny Elbaum from Hebrew Day Academy took 4th place, Wilberto Vega from Amistad
Academy to 3rd place, Lukas Tolar from Flanders School took 2nd place, and Matthew Schatz from Peck Place School took 1st place. In the U1000 Section, Freeman Demirjian from Peck
Place School took 5th place, Jehanzeb Kayani from Peck Place School to 4th place, Benjamin Della Rocca from Cold Spring School to 3rd place, Benjamin Shao from Mary T Murphy School
to 2nd place, and Daniel McCabe from Peck Place School took 1st place. In the U1200 Section, Kapil Chandran from Miller School took 5th place, Rodrigo Sapriza from Calf Pen School to
4th place, Ron Scherban took 3rd place, Ryan O'Connor from West Haven High School took 2nd place, and David Portnoy from Amity High School took 1st place. In the U1600 Section,
Matt Warnecke from Shaker High School took 5th place, Michael-David Mangini from Scotts-Ridge Middle School took 4th place, William Turpin from West Haven High School took 3rd
place, Ethan Segall from Cider Mill School took 2nd place, and Alexander Fikiet from Mansfield Middle School took 1st place. In the Open Section, Stuart Finney took 5th place, Ryan
Goldenberg from West Haven High School took 4th place, David Lyons took 3rd place, FIDE Master Akira Watanabe took 2nd place, and Grandmaster Sergey Kudrin took first place.
School Team prizes went to Amistad Academy for 3rd place, Flanders School for 2nd place, and Peck Place School took 1st place. The next chess tournament held at Peck Place School
will be the CT High School/Middle School State Championships scheduled for March 5.