The 6th MC Cup Qualifiers event for 2012 entertained 79 keen Chess enthusiasts ranging in age from 4 (one of our students!) through to 15 years. The event continues to remain popular as we head into Spring.
There were 12 girls in the event which was great to see.
We changed the names of the divisions so that we can add more divisions to the tournament as its popularity continues to increase. We had intended to run a 3rd rooks division but decided to leave this for the 7th MC Cup in September. You can read all about the new divisions on the Format section of the MC Cup FAQ.
Paul Macdonald was the Arbiter for the Pawns Division and Roshan Gallage was the Arbiter for the Kings division.
Brandon Walker, an avid Chess Player from Parakai School worked the kitchen once more supplying drinks and biscuits to famished kids.
We did have a few puzzles out but didn't have prizes this time. The main reason for this was we had limited staff running the event and our focus was on ensuring the tournament was run to schedule as best we could.
The biggest upset in the Pawns Division has been awarded to Akram Al-Chalabi for beating Liam Parker in the 2nd Round. Akram has been awarded 20 Chess Power dollars for the win.
The biggest upset in the Kings Division goes to James Yang for winning against Alan Green in the 4th round. James has been awarded 50 Chess Power dollars for this great victory.
The winners of the spot prizes for Pawns division players are: 1st 50CPDs Saasha Ghadiali, 2nd 20CPDs Ranae Ghadiali, 3rd 20CPDs Justin Mo.
The winners of the spot prizes for Open division players are: 1st 50CPDs Cindy Wang, 2nd 20CPDs Jack Julian, 3rd 20CPDs Max Gu.
Winners will be emailed details for claiming their prizes.
Photos of the Age Group Winners and names are below.
We do note that we awarded Anthony Choong the Under 10 Age Group prize for the Pawns Division when Nathaniel Yan had the same score but a slightly higher tie-break score. So we feel both players deserve recognition as Age Group Winners.
MC Cup Kings Division players hard at work
Age Group Winners - Pawns Division
[Back Row from left: Linus Harder-Barfoot (Under 14), Paul Macdonald (Arbiter)
Middle Row from left: Joshua Xin (1st Overall), Richard Lu (Under 12), Anthony Choong (Joint Under 10)
Front Row from left: Julian Mo (Under 8), Malinda Guan (Best Girl)
Nathaniel Yan (Joint Under 10 - not pictured]
Age Group Winners - Kings Division gain entry to the King Division of the MC Cup Championships
[Back Row from left: Nicholas Quek (Over 14), George Wang (Under 14), Paul Macdonald (Arbiter)
Front Row from left: Nicole Qin (Best Girl), Daniel Gong (Under 10), Allen Fan (1st Overall), Biyuan Chen (Under 12)]
Posted: Mon 27 Aug 2012