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The 1st Sarapu Cup tournament for 2014 attracted 67 avid competitors. The event was enjoyed by all as you can see from the lively photos.
Fide Master Ewen Green opened the tournament recollecting Ortvins Life and contribution to Chess. You can read more about Ortvin Sarapu on our Tribute to Ortvin Sarapu.
Paul Macdonald was the Chief Arbiter for the Pawns and Knights divisions.
Bruce Pollard was the Chief Arbiter for the Rooks and Kings divisions.
Roshan Gallage was the Assistant Arbiter for the Pawns and Knights divisions.
Gino Thornton was the Master in the Master Challenge™
Jade Macdonald ran the Chess Power Store and the Lolli Scramble. And last but not least Liam Macdonald ran the kitchen.
|The Fastest Cowboy in the West™ was Rishit Patel who managed 18 seconds this time around. Rishit picks up $10 Chess Power dollars.|
|Selwyn Lin won the Knights Tour Challenge and $10 Chess Power dollars.|
|The Hungry Knight™ score was 117. Richard Meng got the closest guess with 121 and picks up $20 Chess Power dollars. ]|
|The new Broken Board puzzle still remains unsolved.
|The Master Challenge™ is back! Today Master Gino conquered all.|
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:
|Selwyn Lin winning against Logan Griffiths in Round 6. Selwyn picks up a $5 Chess Power Gift Voucher.|
|Timothy Ravi winning against Noam Rabinovich in Round 1. Timothy wins a $5 Chess Power Gift Voucher.|
|David Xu for his great win against Sehej Juneja in Round 2. David wins a $10 Chess Power Gift Voucher.|
Brijesh Sivabalan for victory against Oliver Picken in the last round. Brijesh wins a $20 Chess Power Gift Voucher for this win.
|Oscar Qin wins a 20 Chess Power Gift Voucher for gaining 73 rating points!|
Spot Prizes for Merit Award Winners
The winners of the spot prizes were as follows:
|Jaclyn Wang wins 5 Chess Power dollars.|
|Ailis Su wins $5 Chess Power dollars.|
|Lucas Salazar wins $10 Chess Power dollars.|
|Leo Zhang wins $10 Chess Power dollars.|
Age Group Winners
Photos of the Age Group Winners and names are below. For additional photos visit the Chess Memories Photo Gallery™.
|From left: Selwyn Lin (1st Overall), Pamiru Gallage (Under 6), Mikey Hutton (Under 8), Samson Aldous (Under 12), Brenda Merz (Under 10 & Best Girl)|
|From left: Oscar Qin (Under 8), Yanyu Huang (Under 10), Noam Rabinovich (Under 12), Rachel Ravi (Under 14), Andy Liang (1st Overall), Renae Ghadiali (Best Girl)|
|From left: Richard Meng (Under 8), Sam Zhuang (Under 12), Jennifer Zhang (Under 10 & Best Girl), David Xu (Under 14), Daljit Dhillon (1st Overall)
|From left: Te Aue Kaka (1st Overall), Darrick Pan (3rd Overall), Nicole Qin (2nd Overall)|
Posted: Sun 16 Mar 2014