Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Chess Tournament at Buffalo Seminary

QueensKnight Chess Club presents…

The Valentines Chess Tournament

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February 11th 2017 from 10am to 4pm

Where: Buffalo Seminary, 205 Bidwell Parkway, Buffalo NY 14222

Sections: Our regular sections are The Open, U1000, and Unrated.

Awards: Medals for top 3 in each section.

Rounds and Game Time: 4ss Rounds G/30 (5 sec delay) .Except Open (G/45;d0)

Entrance Fee: $5.00 if registered 12 hours before tournament start time, even if registered via e-mail. $10.00 for late registrants or walk ins. Pizza may be ordered for for an additional cost. No obligation you may bring your own lunch.


or Register by e-mail by sending all information to cirilloav@yahoo.com, please include players; Name, Section, and USCF# if rated. Rated players may play within their section or above their level but never below their level. 

Non USCF Players wanting to play in the rated sections may purchase a USCF Membership at the tournament. 2012 USCF membership prices for players under 13yrs. of age is $17.00, under 16 yrs. $22.00, under 25yrs. $26.00, and adults $40.00. Rules, sections and prizes may change at tournament directors discretion.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

2017 Blizzard Bowl -----Results---

First and foremost a huge THANK YOU must go out to Mr. Wilson and his staff at Sonwil in Elma NY, for sponsoring the 6th annual BLIZZARD BOWL, we couldn’t do it without you.

This year the tournament attracted over 55 new and seasoned chess players from all corners of Western New York. Beginning with our usuals from Pioneer Central, Bishop Timon, Canisius, St. Joes and our newcomers from Elmwood Village Charter School and Lockport Knights. Without your love for the game of chess none of these events would be possible, Thank You coaches and parents alike.


Now without further ado here are the results of the individual, and team competitions for each section, followed by some images captured at this wonderful tournament. Thank you and I hope you all had a great time at “The Blizzard Bowl”.

K-12 Unrated
# Place Name Team Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Tot TBrk[M] TBrk[S] TBrk[C]
1 1 Quinn McCulle   W6 W8 W3 W2 W5  5.0 13.5 15.5 15
2 2 Aiden Spurlock CLAR W11 W12 W4 L1 W10  4.0 10.5 10.5 13
3 3 Adam Peruzzini TROOP 618 W12 W5 L1 W11 W9  4.0 10 10 12
4 4 Nicholas Nadrowski TROOP 618 W7 W11 L2 W12 W8  4.0 9 9 12
5 5 Ethan Przytulski TEAM EN W9 L3 W12 W10 L1  3.0 11.5 11.5 10
6 6 Dustin Fuer TROOP 618 L1 W10 D9 L7 W11  2.5 5 10.5 6.5
7 7 Noah Przytulski TEAM EN L4 D9 L10 W6 W12  2.5 5 9 5
8 8 Quinn Spurlock CLAR W10 L1 D11 D9 L4  2.0 7 12 7.5
9 9 Dominic Ciraolo PION L5 D7 D6 D8 L3  1.5 10 14 4.5
10 10 Salvatore Ciraolo PION L8 L6 W7 L5 L2  1.0 10 14 3
11 11 Kohl Schweickert PION L2 L4 D8 L3 L6  0.5 12.5 16.5 1.5
12 12 Jazzimine Schweickert PION L3 L2 L5 L4 L7  0.0 13.5 17.5 0

K-12 Unrated Team Standings
Code Name Score TBrk[S] TBrk[C]
1 TROOP18 BOY SCOUTS TROOP 618 (0.0) 10.5 29.5 30.5
  Adam Peruzzini (unr.) 4.0      
  Nicholas Nadrowski (unr.) 4.0      
  Dustin Fuer (unr.) 2.5      
2 CLAR CLARENCE (0.0) 6.0 22.5 20.5
  Aiden Spurlock (unr.) 4.0      
  Quinn Spurlock (unr.) 2.0      
3 TEAM EN TEAM EN (0.0) 5.5 20.5 15
  Ethan Przytulski (unr.) 3.0      
  Noah Przytulski (unr.) 2.5      
4 PION PIONEER CENTRAL SCHOOLS (0.0) 3.0 62 9
  Dominic Ciraolo (unr.) 1.5      
  Salvatore Ciraolo (unr.) 1.0      
  Kohl Schweickert (unr.) 0.5      
  Jazzimine Schweickert (unr.) 0.0      
K-12 U600 Standings
# Place Name Team Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Tot TBrk[M] TBrk[S]
1 1 TRISTAN J PERKINS LGK W8 W12 W4 W2 W3  5.0 12.5 14
2 2 Cyan Barbour ELMV CH W12 W10 W11 L1 W6  4.0 12 13.5
3 3 GABRIEL KEMPF PION D5 W13 W7 W4 L1  3.5 13 14
4 4-5 Felix Hatton ELMV CH W9 W8 L1 L3 W7  3.0 12.5 14.5
5   MAX WECHSLER ELMV CH D3 W9 D6 L7 W8  3.0 10 12
6 6 RYAN CARMINA LGK W10 L7 D5 W9 L2  2.5 7 12.5
7 7-11 ZANDER CLARKSON PION L14 W6 L3 W5 L4  2.0 9.5 13
8   MASON B BATES PION L1 L4 W13 W14 L5  2.0 8 13
9   MATTHEW SCHANTZ PION L4 L5 W14 L6 W12  2.0 8 11
10   KALEB RONAN PION L6 L2 L12 B--- W14  2.0 5 9
11   JACKSON WOOLLEY PION W13 W14 L2 U--- U---  2.0 2 6
12 12-13 XANDER ANTH MOORE PION L2 L1 W10 D13 L9  1.5 8.5 13.5
13   Noah Rajecki ELMV CH L11 L3 L8 D12 B---  1.5 6.5 10
14 14 Harrison Rajecki ELMV CH W7 L11 L9 L8 L10  1.0 7.5 10.5
K-12 U600 Team Standings
Name Score TBrk[S] TBrk[C] TBrk[M] TBrk[E]
1 ELMWOOD VILLAGE CHARTER SCHOOL (0.0) 11.5 50 33 41 22
Cyan Barbour (unr.) 4.0          
Felix Hatton (unr.) 3.0          
MAX WECHSLER (unr.) 3.0          
Noah Rajecki (unr.) 1.5          
2 PIONEER CENTRAL SCHOOLS (522.5) 9.5 51 26.5 38.5 23
GABRIEL KEMPF (320) 3.5          
ZANDER CLARKSON (542) 2.0          
MASON B BATES (297) 2.0          
MATTHEW SCHANTZ (566) 2.0          
3 LOCKPORT GOLDEN KNIGHTS (538.0) 7.5 26.5 23.5 19.5 19
TRISTAN J PERKINS (586) 5.0          
RYAN CARMINA (490) 2.5          

K-12 U1200 Standings (2 players from the Open Section)
# Place Name Team Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Tot TBrk[M] TBrk[S]
1 1 DOUGLAS WARD PION2 W12 W14 W7 W2 L3  4.0 15 17.5
2 1 ANDERSON MILES PION W26 W6 W10 L1 W12  4.0 14 14.5
3 2 CHRIS DARLING PION2 W19 D9 W15 D11 W1  4.0 13 15
4 2 DYLAN HUTCHINSON PION L5 W22 W29 W8 W10  4.0 11.5 11.5
5 3 John Arnold STJOES W4 L15 W18 W29 W23  4.0 9.5 9.5
6 4 CHRISTIAN ACOSTA CANIS W25 L2 W26 W28 W11  4.0 8.5 8.5
7 5 CALEB KINMARTIN PION W24 W28 L1 W23 W26  4.0 6.5 6.5
8 6 LIAM G DELL CANIS W23 D11 W28 L4 W29  3.5 8 8
9 7 JONATHAN CARMINA LGK W29 D3 L23 W22 W28  3.5 6 6
10 8 Mason Benz STJOES W16 W24 L2 W14 L4  3.0 13 14
11 9 KEEGAN KEMPF PION W27 D8 W24 D3 L6  3.0 13 14
12 10 JIM KUANG TIMON L1 W25 W13 W19 L2  3.0 13 14
13 11 EMIL BENJAMIN KING CANIS L14 W16 L12 W18 W22  3.0 10 11
14 12 CODY LE TIMON W13 L1 W27 L10 D19  2.5 8 13.5
15 13 JON LUKE PENCILLE LGK W28 W5 L3 L24 D16  2.5 7.5 11.5
16 14 CULLEN M TONGE TIMON L10 L13 W20 W25 D15  2.5 7.5 11.5
17 15 KEVIN E SHEEHAN TIMON L21 W20 L25 W27 H---  2.5 4.5 8
18 16 JESSE XU TIMON W20 L21 L5 L13 W25  2.0 9.5 13.5
19 17 NICOLAS LEO GOLD PION L3 W29 D22 L12 D14  2.0 6.5 10.5
20 18 Brandon Wisz STJOES L18 L17 L16 W26 W24  2.0 6 8.5
21 19 ETHEN WARNER PION W17 W18 U--- U--- U---  2.0 2 4.5
22 20 ZACHARY BOUQUARD TIMON B--- L4 D19 L9 L13  1.5 8.5 12.5
23 21 Nick Miller TIMON L8 L27 W9 L7 L5  1.0 12.5 16.5
24 22 Jonathan Stachowski TIMON L7 L10 L11 W15 L20  1.0 10.5 14.5
25 23 Evan Benz STJOES L6 L12 W17 L16 L18  1.0 10 14
26 24 GUNNA SCHWANEKAMP TIMON L2 B--- L6 L20 L7  1.0 10 14
27 25 CONNOR PARADIS QK L11 W23 L14 L17 U---  1.0 6 9
28 26 MATTHEW LYNCH TIMON L15 L7 L8 L6 L9  0.0 13.5 17.5
29 27 CONOR EDW KENNEDY TIMON L9 L19 L4 L5 L8  0.0 13 17
K-12 U1200 Team Standings
Code Name Score TBrk[S] TBrk[C] TBrk[M]
1 PION PIONEER CENTRAL SCHOOLS (993.5) 15.0 46.5 46 45
  ANDERSON MILES (1017) 4.0        
  DYLAN HUTCHINSON (916) 4.0        
  CALEB KINMARTIN (856) 4.0        
  KEEGAN KEMPF (1070) 3.0        
2 TIMON BISHOP TIMON ST. JUDE (735.5) 10.5 47 29 33
  JIM KUANG (603) 3.0        
  CODY LE (808) 2.5        
  CULLEN M TONGE (870) 2.5        
  KEVIN E SHEEHAN (290) 2.5        
3 CANIS CANISIUS (709.5) 10.5 27.5 29 26.5
  CHRISTIAN ACOSTA (694) 4.0        
  LIAM G DELL (725) 3.5        
  EMIL BENJAMIN KING (unr.) 3.0        
4 STJOES ST. JOSEPH'S COLLEGIATE INST. (0.0) 10.0 46 28 38.5
  John Arnold (unr.) 4.0        
  Mason Benz (unr.) 3.0        
  Brandon Wisz (unr.) 2.0        
  Evan Benz (unr.) 1.0        
5 PION2 PION2 (1463.5) Win The Open Section 8.0 32.5 26 28
  DOUGLAS WARD (1210) 4.0        
  CHRIS DARLING (1717) 4.0        
6 LGK LOCKPORT GOLDEN KNIGHTS (838.5) 6.0 17.5 19.5 13.5
  JONATHAN CARMINA (808) 3.5        
  JON LUKE PENCILLE (869) 2.5        
7 QK QUEENSKNIGHT CHESS CLUB (592.0) 1.0 9 4 6
  CONNOR PARADIS (592) 1.0