The 1st MC Cup tournament for 2014 attracted 62 avid competitors. The event was full of fun, excitement and the lolli scramble was the best ever!
Paul Macdonald was the Chief Arbiter for the Pawns and Knights divisions.
Bruce Pollard was the Chief Arbiter for the Rooks and Kings divisions.
Jade Macdonald ran the Chess Power Store. And Liam Macdonald did great work in the kitchen making sure everyone got refreshments - it wasn't easy getting a biscuit sometimes! ;-)
|The Fastest Cowboy in the West™ was Rishit Patel who managed 26 seconds. Rishit picks up $10 Chess Power dollars. Samuel Zheng recorded a faster time of 18 seconds but he wasn't present and his witnesses couldn't be verified.|
|Joel Potter won the Knights Tour Challenge and $10 Chess Power dollars.|
|The Hungry Knight™ score was 131. Aleck Shen got the closest guess with 121 and picks up $20 Chess Power dollars. Aleck, if you read this please email firstname.lastname@example.org so we can load up your voucher]|
|The new Broken Board puzzle seemed to challenge the most serious puzzle solvers to the point no-one managed to solve it!
The biggest upsets seemed to mostly occur during the 5th round. Perhaps the stronger players on paper were getting a little tired! The biggest upsets were as follows:
|Mathew Steadman winning against Ben Field in Round 5. Mathew picks up a $5 Chess Power Gift Voucher.|
|Preston Dai winning against Sam Potter in Round 1. Preston wins a $5 Chess Power Gift Voucher.|
|Selena Hu for her great win against Sam Roberton in Round 5. Selena wins a $10 Chess Power Gift Voucher. [Selena, if you read this please email email@example.com so we can load up your voucher]|
Raghav Ramachandran for overcoming Bella Qian in Round 5. Raghav wins a $20 Chess Power Gift Voucher for this win.
Spot Prizes for Merit Award Winners
The winners of the spot prizes were as follows:
|Aditeya Anand wins 5 Chess Power dollars.|
|Sam Potter wins $5 Chess Power dollars.|
|Selena Hu wins $10 Chess Power dollars [Selena, if you read this please email firstname.lastname@example.org so we can load up your voucher]|
|Brijesh Sivabalan wins $10 Chess Power dollars.|
Age Group Winners
Photos of the Age Group Winners and names are below. For additional photos visit our Facebook page.
|From left: Quinn Hoare (Under 8), Rachel Ravi (1st Overall and Best Girl), Timothy Ravi (Under 10)|
|From left: Jayti Pattni (Under 12 Best Girl), Saasha Ghadiali (Under 10 & Best Girl), Raaz Alfassi-Berman (1st Overall), Andy Liang (Under 12)|
|From left: Aleck Shen - Under 8, Daniel Salazar - Over 14, Sam Zhuang - 1st Overall, Rishit Patel - Under 14, Lucas Salazar - Under 12, Richard Meng - Under 10.
Jennifer Zhang - Best Girl (not pictured)
|From left: Darrick Pan - 2nd overall, Aaron Wang - 1st overall
Nicole Qin - 3rd Overall (not pictured)
Posted: Sun 16 Feb 2014