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Brandon Lee Sweeps

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With a perfect 4-0 score, Brandon Lee swept the field on Jan. 9 and became the Junior Joust Fall 2020 champion. He also joined the 1000 Club. The 7-player 4-round Swiss was held on Jan. 9. Congratulations for a job well done!


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Normal Schedule This Week

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TCC is back to a normal schedule this week.


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Action at TCC

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Here is some recent action at the club.


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Good Sized Free Play Day

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We had a good sized free play day Monday. New faces are trickling in and familiar ones are making them feel welcome. 😁


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Kudryavtsev & Lucan Top TCC87

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Vadim Kudryavtsev and Marius Lucan topped the field in TCC No. 87 with a score of 6.5-1.5.

Joshua Perez and and Jacob Wang shared the under 1600 prize with a score of 4-4.

The 11-player event ended December 29.

This month all rounds had a G/30+5 seconds time control due to new Covid-19 curfew restrictions

Complete standings are here.


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Lucan & Roods Top Field

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L to R: Marius Lucan, Michael Bascon, and Scott Roods

Marius Lucan and Scott Roods shared top honors in TCC No. 86 with a score of 6-1. Michael Bascon took the under 1600 prize with a score of 4-3. The 12-player event ended November 24.

This month was more predictable than October, except for the games of 7-year-old Jacob Wang who made his first appearance and impressed all with his talent. His draw with NM Vadim Kudryavtsev was the shocking highlight of the tournament. Jacob’s defensive resourcefulness and patience in equal positions was ironic because these are usually the traits of veteran players. Dakota Rowland returned and played well.

The first three Tuesdays featured two games each night of the traditional G/45+5 seconds time control; but, the final night was limited to one round due to new Covid-19 curfew restrictions. The chess was lively as usual and all had a good time.

Masks continue to be required and TCC remains Covid-19 free.

Complete standings are here.


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Lucan Awarded Fischer Prize

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For his perfect 10-0 score in TCC #84 against exceptional chess players, TCC awarded Marius Lucan with a beautiful Bobby Fischer trophy. Congratulations Marius.

L to R: Coach Paschal, Marius Lucan, NM Vadim Kudryavtsev


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Lucan’s Romp is a 10

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With a perfect score of 10-0, Marius Lucan won clear first place in TCC No. 84 by 1.5 points. The 10-round Swiss ended Sept. 29. NM Vadim Kudryavtsev was runner-up at 8.5-1.5.

Here is a game from the event:


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Arnold Sweeps JJ Finals

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Lily Arnold

Lily Arnold scored a perfect 4-0 in the Summer 2020 Junior Joust Finals. Her impressive performance earned her clear first place by a full point. Runners-up at 3-0 were Brandon Yu, Gavin Ebreo, and Lily’s sister Hannah Arnold. The 4-round Swiss was held on September 26, 2020.


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7 Qualify for JJ Finals

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The fifth Summer Junior Joust tournament was held Saturday Sept. 12. Hannah Arnold topped the field with a perfect 4-0 score.

This marks the end of the Summer qualifying events and the field is set for the 2020 Junior Joust Summer Finals. The seven who qualified are as follows:

Brandon Yu
Giovanna Bascon
Gavin Ebreo
Hannah Arnold
Maximus Bascon
Malachi Stiles
Lily Arnold

Good luck to all in the finals!


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