Sarasota Scholastic Chess Fall Tournament - Nov 2012

Our second Sarasota Scholastic Chess tournament was on Saturday, November 3, 2012.  The players were all excited and enjoyed the full afternoon of chess play.  They each had their memorable moments, proud of some spectacular checkmates or upset with small oversights that turned a winning position into a stalemate or a loss.  We congratulate all of our players for their spirit and their sportsmanship throughout the event.

Our trophy winners were:

Section K-8 Open

1st  place   Ari Ginsberg-Klemmt Pine View 5th grade
2nd place Eitan Seldin-Schneider Island Village Montessori 6th grade
3rd place Gabriel von Kessel Pine View 8th grade
4th place Randy Cross Ashton Elementary 5th grade
5th place David Jacobs Brookside Middle School 6th grade

Section K-5 U600

1st place    Jaden Probus NewGate Montessori 2nd grade
2nd place Holden Prachar Venice Christian School 5th grade
3rd place Dylan Cross Ashton Elementary 3rd grade
4th place Noah Calcorzi Phillippi Shores Elementary 4th grade
5th place Max Jung Phillippi Shores Elementary 5th grade

Section K-2 U400

1st place    Matthew Hall Pine View 2nd grade
2nd place Dylan Foley NewGate Montessori 1st grade
3rd place Ian Crews Center Montessori 2nd grade
4th place Colin Lopin Ashton Elementary 2nd grade
5th place Joey Housh Ashton Elementary 1st grade

This tournament's School Team winners were: 

  • 1st -   Pine View
  • 2nd -  Ashton Elementary
  • 3rd -  Venice Christian School

We owe a big thanks to each of the sponsors and contributors to our event:

  • Faith Lutheran Church -- 7750 Beneva Rd
  • TCBY -- 3800 S. Tamiami Trail
  • Caragiulo's Italian Restaurant -- 69 South Palm Ave
  • Fresh Start Cafe -- 630 South Orange Ave

Thank you also to the Venice Division of the Sarasota Bar Association, members of the Sarasota/Venice Chess Club and all the parents for their contributions.

SNN and the Observer covered the event.  A photo gallery from the Observer is here.