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1st Sarapu Cup 2014 Tournament Results

1st Sarapu Cup 2014 Tournament Results

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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.

FM Ewen Green recollecting Ortvin Sarapu

Chess Power Staff

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.

Special Prizes


Fastest Draw in the West™
The Fastest Cowboy in the West™ was Rishit Patel who managed 18 seconds this time around. Rishit picks up $10 Chess Power dollars.
Knights Tour Challenge™ Selwyn Lin won the Knights Tour Challenge and $10 Chess Power dollars.
Hungry Knight™ The Hungry Knight™ score was 117. Richard Meng got the closest guess with 121 and picks up $20 Chess Power dollars. ]
Broken Board™ puzzle The new Broken Board puzzle still remains unsolved.

Master Challenge™ The Master Challenge™ is back! Today Master Gino conquered all.

Biggest Upset

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:

Pawns division Selwyn Lin winning against Logan Griffiths in Round 6. Selwyn picks up a $5 Chess Power Gift Voucher.
Knights division Timothy Ravi winning against Noam Rabinovich in Round 1. Timothy wins a $5 Chess Power Gift Voucher.
Rooks division David Xu for his great win against Sehej Juneja in Round 2. David wins a $10 Chess Power Gift Voucher.
Kings division

Brijesh Sivabalan for victory against Oliver Picken in the last round. Brijesh wins a $20 Chess Power Gift Voucher for this win.

Biggest Gainer

Biggest Gainer™ 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:

Pawns division Jaclyn Wang wins 5 Chess Power dollars.
Knights division Ailis Su wins $5 Chess Power dollars.
Rooks division Lucas Salazar wins $10 Chess Power dollars.
Kings division 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™.

 Pawns Division Winners

Pawns division From left: Selwyn Lin (1st Overall), Pamiru Gallage (Under 6), Mikey Hutton (Under 8), Samson Aldous (Under 12), Brenda Merz (Under 10 & Best Girl)



Knights Division Winners

Knights division 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)


Rooks Division Winners

Rooks division From left: Richard Meng (Under 8), Sam Zhuang (Under 12), Jennifer Zhang (Under 10 & Best Girl), David Xu (Under 14), Daljit Dhillon (1st Overall)



Kings Division Winners

Kings division From left: Te Aue Kaka (1st Overall), Darrick Pan (3rd Overall), Nicole Qin (2nd Overall)



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Posted: Sun 16 Mar 2014

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