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2018 calendar of events

Pasadena Chess Club: cross tables for all club tournaments
2018
Note important changes, effective from January 1st, 2018:
Annual club membership dues will go up from $20 to $25 for adults
Annual club membership dues will go up from $10 to $15 for junior members (under 18)
Standard tournament entry fee will go up from $15 to $20
Entry fee for 7 round tournaments will be $25
Entry fee for 8 round tournaments will be $30
No admittance to the building before 7:00 PM
Round starting time moved to 7:15 PM
01/05/2018
02/09/2018
Dr. Richard Lewis Memorial 6 rounds
Three Sections
40 moves in 90 minutes followed by SD/30, $20 entry fee.
Arrive by 7:00 PM to register before round 1. USCF & club membership required


2018: Final Standings
2018: USCF Rated Final Standings
Posted Wednesday 14 February @ 1:45 PM

2018 Dr. Richard Lewis Memorial Prize List

Section 1
1st: Anthony Ge
1st U2200 Raymond Armagnac
1st U2100: Caleb Wan
1st U2000: Jessie Victoria
1st U2000: Tommy Wen
1st U1900: Philip Leung
1st U1800: Alex He
1st U1700: Aaron Zhao

Section 2
1st: Bertram Buggs
1st U1500 William Chen
1st U1400: Ethan Liu
1st U1400: Kshitij Patibandla
1st U1300: Elizabeth Wiley
1st U1100: Zhiqin Jiang
1st U1000: Juan Henry
1st U800: Clement Lee
1st U500: Arnav Aggarwal
1st U500: Thaddeus Philpot
1st Unrated: Devin Harper Riskin

Most upset points (single game): Aaron Zhao (501points)
Most upset points (cumulative): Juan Henry (767 points)

02/16/2018
03/23/2018
Club
Championship

2016 Champion
Annie Wang
First female
club Champion!

2017 Champion
Annie Wang
Two Years in a Row

2018 Champion
Anthony Ge

6 rounds
Two Sections

Open Section
U1000 section
(juniors only)

$25 entry fee
40 moves in 90 minutes followed by SD/30, 10-second delay
Note change to 10-second delay

Registration begins at 7 PM on 16 February
USCF & club membership required
Free entry for all players above National Master
Entry fee will be deducted from any prize

Note: Entry fee is $25
Note: Guaranteed $1500 Prize Fund
See 2018 tournament flyer for prize distribution list

2018: PCC Final Standings
2018: USCF Rated Final Standings

2018 Championship Final Prize List

Open Section
1st: Anthony Ge
2nd & 1st U2200: Daniel Manahan
2nd & 1st U2200: Alex He
2nd U2200: Axel Muller
2nd U2200: Alan Severino
2nd U2200: Raymond Armagnac
2nd U2200: Teddie Wen
1st & 2nd U2000: Aaron Sun
1st & 2nd U2000: Patrick Giles
1st & 2nd U2000: Tim Thompson
1st & 2nd U2000: Oscar Ortiz
1st & 2nd U2000: Philip Leung
1st & 2nd U2000: Samuel Katagi
1st & 2nd U1800: Yash Vora
1st & 2nd U1800: Grace Liang
1st U1600: Ryan Qu
2nd U1600: Sasha Patibandla
2nd U1600: Tanish Vora
2nd U1600: Kevin Teng
1st U1400: Patrick Giles, Jr.
1st U1200: Juan Henry
2nd U1200: Eric Teng
2nd U1200: Zhiqin Jiang
2nd U1200: Sam Vanis
2nd U1200: Gregg Spector

Junior Section
1st U1000, 900 & 800 Justin Lo
1st U1000, 900 & 800 Isaac Zhang
1st U1000, 900 & 800 Jessica Wang
1st U500: Clement Lee
1st U500: Arnav Aggarwal
1st U500: Thaddeus Philpot

Best Upset: Manu Prasad (610 points)
Most cumulative upset points: Kevin Teng (741 points)

03/30/2018 Annual
Election
Meeting

Championship
Trophy
Presentation

Blitz Chess
Tournament

double rounds in groups of six Game/10, blitz rating system, $20 entry fee. USCF & club membership required

2018: PCC Final Standings
2018: USCF Rated Final Standings

Prize list will be forthcoming soon

04/06/2018
05/18/2018
Pasadena
City
Championship
7 rounds
Two Sections
40 moves in 90 minutes followed by SD/30, 10 second time delay
$20 entry fee
Registration begins at 7 PM on 4/06. USCF & club membership required

2018: PCC Final Standings
2018: USCF Final Standings

2018 Pasadena City Championship Prize List

Open Section
1st: Ariel Mazzarelli
1st/2nd U2200: Alan Severino
1st/2nd U2200: Teddie Wen
1st/2nd U2000: Alex He
1st/2nd U2000: Jessie Victoria
1st/2nd U2000: Norbert Bell
1st/2nd U2000: Philip Leung
1st/2nd U2000: Greg Hall
1st/2nd U2000: Raphael Manahan
1st U1800: Raphael Manahan
2nd U1800: Kendryek Wu
2nd U1800: Ada Lin
1st U1600: Manu Prasad
2nd U1600: Xavier Armagnac
2nd U1600: Aris He
2nd U1600: Ryan Qu
2nd U1600: Alec Spencer
2nd U1600: Alejandro Quijano
2nd U1600: Frank Fan
1st/2nd U1400: Anna Lin
1st/2nd U1400: Gregg Spector
1st/2nd U1200: Archer Roberts
1st/2nd U1200: Alexander Chen

Junior Section
1st Anthony Iek
2nd Justin Lo
3rd Clement Lee
3rd Arnav Aggarwal
3rd Dahlia Roberts
4th Isaac Zhang
4th Thaddeus Philpot
5th Jessica Wang
5th Robert Tseng
6th Ishan Prabhu
7th Zachary Do

Best Game (Open): Arturo Armagnac
Best Game (Junior): Thaddeus Philpot
Most cumulative upset points (open): Evan Zhang (753 points)
Most cumulative upset points (Junior): Thaddeus Philpot (609 points)

05/25/2018
06/29/2018
Mt. Wilson
Open
6 rounds
Three Sections

Open: 1650 & above
Middle: 1000-1649
Junior: 999 & below

Possible top invitational section 2000 and up, depending on entries

40 moves in 90 minutes followed by game/30, 10-second time delay
$20 entry fee
Registration begins at 7PM on 5/25
USCF & club membership required

2018: USCF Final Standings

2018 Mount Wilson Open Prize List

Invitational, Open & Middle Sections
1st: Anthony Ge
2nd: Axel Muller
2nd: Ariel Mazzarelli
1st U2100: Norbert Bell
1st U2100: Cameron Lee
1st U1900: Cameron Lee
1st U1750 & 1st U1600: Ryan Qu
1st U1750 & 1st U1600: Tony XI Chen Tong
1st U1750 & 1st U1600: Nolan Cai Tai
1st U1750 & 1st U1600: Steve Conant
1st U1400: Rafi Andranigian
1st U1000: Golan Cabrales-Goldstein
Best Game: Christopher Han (927 points)
Most Upset Points: Christopher Han (927 points)

Junior Section
1st: Anthony Iek
2nd: Clement Lee
3rd: Thaddeus Philpot
3rd: Keanna Holcomb
4th: Zachary Do
5th: Justin Lo
5th: Jet Lew
6th: Ishan Prabhu
6th: Arnav Aggarwal
7th: Linus Eisenberg

07/06/2018
08/24/2018
Liberty
Open
8 rounds
4 Sections
40 moves in 90 minutes followed by game/30, 10-second time delay
NOTE: $30 entry fee
Registration begins at 7PM on 7/06
USCF & club membership required


2018: Standings after round 6
2018: Tentative round 7 pairings
Posted Wednesday 15 August @ 1:01 PM
Tentative pairings are always subject to change without notice

2017: Final Standings
2017: USCF Rated Crosstable

2017 Liberty Open Final Prize List

Section 1
1st-3rd (tie): Anthony Ge
1st-3rd (tie): Jeffrey Chou
1st-3rd (tie): Alan Severino
1st-3rd (tie): Nicanor Navarro
1st-3rd (tie): Daniel Manahan
1st U2100: Daniel Manahan
2nd U2100 (tie): Willy Macpacpac
2nd U2100 (tie): Caleb Wan
1st U2000: Patrick Giles
2nd U2000 (tie): Kyle Li
2nd U2000 (tie): Tim Thompson
1st U1900: Philip Leung
2nd U1900: Brian Cheng
1st-2nd U1800 (tie): Aaron Zhao
1st-2nd U1800 (tie): Chris Stychinsky
1st-2nd U1800 (tie): Arturo Armagnac
1st-2nd U1800 (tie): Kendryek Wu
1st-2nd U1800 (tie): Richard Zhu
1st-2nd U1800 (tie): Jason McKeen
1st-2nd U1800 (tie): Philip Leung
1st U1700: Jason McKeen
2nd U1700 (tie): Ada Lin
2nd U1700 & 2nd U1600 (tie): Cameron Lee
2nd U1700 & 2nd U1600 (tie): Yash Vora
2nd U1700 & 2nd U1600 (tie): Tony Xl Chen Tong
1st U1600: Ada Lin

Section 2
1st: Henry Carlson
2nd (tie): Benjamin Kinner
2nd (tie): Johnson Lin
2nd (tie): Roland Brockers
2nd (tie): Nolan Cai Tai
2nd (tie): Tanish Vora
2nd (tie): Aaron Zhao
1st U1300: Aaron Zhao
1st U1200: Anna Lin
1st U1100 (tie): Juan Henry
1st U1000 (tie): Heidi Teng
1st U1000 (tie): Adelynne Yang
1st U900 (tie): Sam Vanis
1st U900 (tie): Sydney Cong
1st U700: Sydney Cong
1st U500 (tie): Sydney Cong
1st U500 (tie): Robert Tseng
1st U500 (tie): Sofia Vigil
1st Unrated (tie): John Kevin Lepkor
1st Unrated (tie): Ishan Prabhu
1st Unrated (tie): Evan Giang

Best game: Keanna Holcomb (717 points)
Most upset points: Daniel Manahan (895 points)

08/31/2018
09/29/2018
San Gabriel
Valley
Championship
6 rounds
Four Sections
40 moves in 90 minutes followed by game/30, 10-second time delay
$20 entry fee
Registration begins at 7PM on 8/31
Contact TD to register in advance if you can
USCF & club membership required

2017: Final Standings
2017: USCF Rated Crosstable

San Gabriel Valley Championship 2017 prize List

Section 1
1st & 1st U2100: John Wright
1st & 1st U2100: Shiyan Shen
1st U2000: Tommy Wen
1st U2000: Kylie Li
1st U2000: Aaron Sun
1st U2000: Yevgeny Selivanov
1st U1800: Alex He
1st U1700: Ada Lin
1st U1600: Cameron Lee
1st U1600: Grace Liang
1st U1600: Kevin Teng

Section 2
1st & 1st U1400: Ethan Liu
1st & 1st U1400: Manu Prasad
1st U1300: Patrick Giles, Jr.
1st U1200 & 1st U 1100:Anna Lin
1st U1200 & 1st U 1100:Andrew Giang
1st U1000: Gregg Spector
1st U800: Michael Zhang
1st U500: Evan Giang
1st U500: Isaac Zhang

Best game: Johnson Lin (438 points)
Most cumulative upset points: Evan Zhang (1094 points)


Big News!!
Fifteen year old WIM Annie Wang, Champion of the Pasadena Chess Club for 2016 & 2017, won the 2017 World Youth Chess Championship for Girls Under 16, with a relentless score of 10˝/11, a full 2˝ points ahead of the 2nd place finisher.

Annie also came in 2nd place in the 2018 U.S. Women's Chess Championship. Annie & Nazí Paikidze tied at 8˝/11 in the regular tournament, and split their two rapid playoff games, before Paikidze finally won the armageddon blitz game to take the title.

Congratulations to out high-achieving Club Champion! As of the May 2018 USCF rating list, Annie is the 2nd highest rated girl (under 21) in the country. As of the May 2018 FIDE rating list, Annie is the 16th highest rated girl (under 21) in the world.

2017 Youth Championship final standings
2018 U.S. Chess Championship
Annie’s FIDE profile
Annie's USCF profile


The Pasadena Chess Club meets in the Elmer and Teen Slavik Memorial Building at the Boys and Girls Club, 3230 East Del Mar, Pasadena 91107 (between Rosemead Blvd and San Gabriel Blvd). It's on the south side of Del Mar. Use the west driveway to enter and the east driveway to exit. There is a large parking lot we can use, but occasional events in other buildings on Friday nights might not leave enough parking for everybody, but there is no time limit & no charge for parking on the streets after 6:00 PM, including Del Mar in front of the Boys & Girls Club.

The club will meet from 7:00 to roughly 11:15 PM. Anticipate that start time for all games will move to 7:15 PM sharp, so we can get out by about 11:15 PM with the same time control we use now (40/90, SD/30). But always expect delays on the night of 1st round due to registration.


Officers of the Pasadena Chess Club
President
and
Chief Tournament Director
Scott Hunt
schkjv at yahoo.com
Secretary & Treasurer Tim Thompson
timthompson3 at verizon.net


The Pasadena Chess Club Library
Online catalog
Online catalog for mobile devices (smart phones & etc).
Online instruction manual for library services software
Library policy PDF Document

As a result of a generous donation the Pasadena Chess Club now has available a substantial library of chess books that can be borrowed by members in good standing. To borrow books, contact one of the club officers before or after their tournament game (borrowing library books is an insufficient emergency to justify interrupting a tournament game).


When? Friday nights opening at 7:00 PM, tournament games start promptly at 7:15 PM. Check the schedule below to make sure we are not closed.

Where? Boys and Girls Club, 3230 East Del Mar, Pasadena 91107 (between Rosemead Blvd and San Gabriel Blvd). See description at the top of this page.

The Pasadena Chess Club is one of the older chess clubs still extant in Southern California. During the 1930's the club successfully hosted a number of international competitions, which included the participation of Alexander Alekhine, then world chess champion. Recent events include successful simultaneous exhibitions by SM Levon Altunian and IM Jack Peters (chess columnist for the Los Angeles Times), and the Tim Pellant Memorial Masters Open.

The Champions of the Pasadena Chess Club
A list of champions of the Pasadena Chess Club follows. We don't know who was champion prior to 1967. There was no champion in 1994 because the championship tournament was unexpectedly interrupted when we lost our meeting venue and it was never completed.

1967 Donald Cotton
1968 Andrew Vinock
1969 Alan Carpenter
1970 Don Bicknell
1971 Al Larsen
1972 Greg Francis
1973 Al Larsen
1974 Greg Francis
1975 Jerome Hanken
1976 Neilen Hultgren
1977 Don Bicknell
1978 Rob Salgado
1979 Rob Salgado
1980 Charles Novitski
1981 William Pennucci
1982 William Pennucci
1983 Tim Pellant
1984 Bobby Avila
1985 Don Bicknell
1986 Don Bicknell
1987 Francisco Alonso
1988 Don Bicknell
1989 Don Bicknell
1990 Mel Tyner
1991 Michael Zachary
1992 Matthew Beelby
1993 Andy Sacks
1994 no champion
1995 Matthew Beelby
1996 William Longren
1997 Levon Altounian
1998 Levon Altounian & Mark Saylor
1999 Matthew Beelby
2000 Randy Hough
2001 Levon Altounian
2002 Tonci Korsano Saavedra
2003 William Longren
2004 Mike Zaloznyy
2005 Randy Hough
2006 Chris Lee
2007 Dave Matson
2008 Tianyi He
2009 Konstantin Kavutskiy
2010 Jesse Victoria
2011 Yusheng Xia
2012 Yusheng Xia
2013 IM Tim Taylor
2014 Alexander Xie
2015 Albert Lu
2016 WIM Annie Wang
2017 WIM Annie Wang
2018 Anthony Ge