The numbers for the current Blitz and G/25 tournaments have not improved enough to justify continuing them in their current form; but, there is good news in this. TCC will be starting an exciting Quick/Blitz aggregate tournament with guaranteed prize money in April 2020. We will post details as soon as they are finalized.
Unfortunately, the March of Queens tournament scheduled for Saturday March 21 will have to be rescheduled. There have been some withdrawals due to health concerns and a scheduling conflict for our main staff member as well. We will keep you informed as we look for a new suitable weekend for it.
With a perfect score of 4-0, Brandon Yu won clear first place in the 14-player 4SS Junior Joust Winter No. 2 event. Second place was Dennis Zhao at 3.5-0.5, and there was a tie for 3rd place at 3.0-1.0 between Sahan Doraiswamy and Gavin Ebreo. The event was held Jan. 25, 2020. Junior Jousts are normally held every 2nd and 4th Saturday at 11 a.m.
Watch the Junior Joust games live today 11 am to ~ 1:30 pm here: https://view.livechesscloud.com/#ea572242-9ae4-446c-8766-eb1d8a553aa8
With a score of 4-1 and a winning tiebreak Blitz game, Amy Lin secured the title of 2019 Junior Joust Fall Finals Champion. Second at 4-1 was Evan Zhao, and third place was Brandon Yu at 3.5-1.5. Congratulations to these winners, and also to the other seven contestants who worked hard to earn a spot by qualifying in this invitational event.
Video of tiebreak blitz game here (coming soon).
Follow the JJ Fall Finals today live at 3:30 pm here: http://view.livechesscloud.com/85509bf4-df59-4b21-b55e-484d5785e5ae
Expert Marius Lucan continued his streak last night by winning another Tuesday night G/45 Swiss at the Temecula Chess Club. This makes six in a row. Congratulations to Marius who is pictured above with Dennis and Evan Zhao. Complete standings are here. Games from rounds 5 and 6 are here.