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2020 Mechanics' Summer Scholastic Championship - ONLINE

Sunday, August 30, 2020


2020 Mechanics' Summer Scholastic Chess Championship Online


Come join us for this fun event! All games played online on chesskid.com in a safe environment. We want kids to be able to play, have fun, compete, make friends and keep the scholastic community together in the Bay Area through chess. 

If your child has never played online no worries, we can guide you through the process. Once your child has an account, they are eligible to particpate in not only this tournament, but in Mechanics' weekly scholastic tournaments as well.



via Jumbula: 

Registration deadline: Sunday 12PM SHARP! No exceptions, no late registrations.


Sections & Time control:

per ChessKid rating!
USCF Online Rated Time control # of Rounds Start Time
1200+ Yes G/15+5 6 3PM
(u600 and 600-1199 merged)
Yes G/15+5 6 3PM

Links to join the tournament:

1200+: https://www.chesskid.com/play/fastchess#t=101361
u1200 (u600 & 600-1199 merged): NEW link: https://www.chesskid.com/play/fastchess#t=101412

USCF Online rated - only affecting USCF online rapid rating, NOT the regular rating. Current USCF membership is needed.

Sections are based on ChessKid rating: makes it easier to know which sections player are and more accurate reflection of the players' current strenght.
All sections are reachable through one club: Mechanics' Online Rated



Trophies to Top 5 players in each section.
Top Girl in each section.
Trophies will be available for pickup at the club after Mechanics' Institute reopens. Trophies cannot be delivered or mailed.

Fee: $25

USCF membership required for the USCF online rated sections.

--> Purhcase your USCF memberships here & Support Mechanics': https://mechanics-institute.jumbula.com/Tournaments2020/USCFMemberships


Live Broadcast via Twitch.tv with amazing hosts FM Paul Whitehead and Abel Talamantez: https://www.twitch.tv/mechanicschess



Chesskid.com is a safe, secure and fun platform for kids to learn and play chess, and participate in a wide variety of activities, including listening to lectures, doing puzzles, play with their friends, and participate in online tournaments. Please see instructions how to join the platform below.


Organziers: Senior TD, FA Abel Talamantez, and Senior TD, FA Dr. Judit Sztaray


Trophy Pick-up

Trophies earned as part of the 2020 Mechanics' Summer Scholastic Championship will only be available for pick up at the Mechanics' Institute in person, and only after it has re-opened. We will notify winners when the building is open, as well as the hours available for trophy pick up, which will likely include weekends. Trophies will not be mailed out by special request.
Fair Play Rules
All games in a chess competition require that fairness prevail, and that people do not use outside sources or help in any way. This is particularly true in online competition. We expect all players and parents to help us protect the integrity of the competition by making sure everything is done so that all games are played fairly and without the help of computers or other people. 
To help ensure this, all games from the rated championship section will be verified for fair play by Dr. Kenneth W. Regan, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University at Buffalo. He is one of the leading experts in detecting fair play violations in chess. We will post tentative results at the conclusion of the tournament . We will post final results when the fair play screening is complete. We expect this to be completed about 3-5 after the conclusion of the tournament.
Players who have been found violating fair play will be removed from Mechanics' Institute Chess Club's online clubs.
Games that were played by players with fair play violation will be marked as loss, will be reported for online rating as such, and opponents' scores will be adjusted.
For some helpful links regarding fair play, please check these out:

How to join ChessKid?

Mechanics' Institute Chess Club on chesskid.com:

GROUP:  https://www.chesskid.com/groups/sub/mechanics-institute

How to join our group?

If you are new: click on this link: https://www.chesskid.com/register/kid/group/QCJJNH

If you already have an account: registration key:  QCJJNH

  • Have the Kid log in to his own account & click the grey Settings icon. **They’ll need to log in from a browser for access to this page.**
  • Click “Do you have a Group Registration Key”
  • Enter the 6 digit Registration Key & click Save. The kid will be added to your Group.

If you already have an account - and you don't have a place to put the registration - need to make Mechanics' as secondary guardian

  • From your Parent account Home screen:
  • Click the "Kids" tab.
  • Select the "Edit Kid" option from the menu next to the kid account to which you'd like to add a guardian.
  • Click the "Edit Guardianship" option on the right side of the screen.
  • Enter '[email protected]' & select "Add Guardian." This adds them as an additional Guardian; you remain the Primary Guardian of the account.




Final Results

1200+ Section

# Name ID Rating Fed Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Total T-Sonneborn Prize
1 Adrien Cheng 16318903 1294 rarethirddessert W5 W14 W9 W3 L2 5.0 19 1st Place
2 Kian Jamali 16761438 1166 CritAura W15 W6 W20 L9 W1 5.0 18 2nd Place
3 Daniel Tua Videna 17066495 803 GoodShakyBeetle W22 W7 W8 L1 W6 4.5 15.75 3rd Place
4 Sreyan Ghosh 17248390 681 sreyangbayareachess L18 W25 W12 W16 W8 4.0 11 4th Place
5 Leia 1 Lin 17110828 898 leialin L1 W21 W14 W20 W9 4.0 10.5 5th Place & Top Girl
6 Zi Zheng Ng 16466872 539 zzng W21 L2 W10 W18 L3 4.0 10.5 5th Place
7 Shiv Sohal 30032729 unr. opalmilitarydugout W12 L3 L11 W24 W16 4.0 10  
8 Dominic Matar 16748251 677 Tastycelery W25 W18 L3 W11 L4 4.0 9  
9 Zidan Liu 30018660 unr. LastDryHope W10 W19 L1 W2 L5 3.5 12.75  
10 Willia Fitzgerald 17048414 537 Dinosaurus333 L9 W17 L6 D12 W22 3.5 8  
11 Eric Japson 16252148 521 saferelaxedkite W17 L20 W7 L8 L14 3.0 8.5  
12 Carl Lin 17110834 313 carllin L7 W22 L4 D10 W19 3.0 7  
13 Vidyuth Harish 16094497 1050 standingwriter U--- D23 D19 W21 W18 3.0 6  
14 Lilang Liu 30018695 unr. BLUECOLDTOOTH W24 L1 L5 W19 W11 3.0 6  
15 Rafael Frans 30032276 unr. blueinkyshirt L2 W24 L18 W17 W20 3.0 5.5  
16 Charlie Zitnick 17144267 560 YellowPig357 L19 B--- W23 L4 L7 3.0 4  
17 Andrew Ballantyne 17079795 948 DarkCapableCharm L11 L10 W25 L15 W24 2.5 3.5  
18 Dawson Yee 16081018 774 MindfulFriend W4 L8 W15 L6 L13 2.0 7  
19 Jashith Karthi 30016333 unr. CoolPowerfulGhoul W16 L9 D13 L14 L12 2.0 5.5  
20 Adithya Chitta 16695036 unr. KeenUpbeatClock W23 W11 L2 L5 L15 2.0 5  
21 Jack Buswell 17194240 178 Nightimeninja L6 L5 W22 L13 W25 2.0 3  
22 Om Gaddam 17355551 unr. magicom L3 L12 L21 W23 L10 2.0 3  
23 Tansen Mehta 17203773 151 NiceLoyalLogic L20 D13 L16 L22 B--- 2.0 2.5  
24 Vaishali Madoori 15281783 637 CuteMintyCup L14 L15 B--- L7 L17 1.0 0  
25 Hubert Wang 17101448 175 KindMagneticFist L8 L4 L17 B--- L21 1.0 0  


u1200 section


# Name ID Rating Fed Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Total T-Sonneborn Prize
1 Akash Vadali 16868053 unr. Chessp9999 W6 W23 W13 W9 H--- 5.5 14.5 1st Place
2 Aaron Pau Kantner 16926895 619 ShallowFly W21 L3 W17 W14 W10 4.5 10 2nd Place
3 Oliver Rana 16880986 446 LateLoyalBagel W18 W2 U--- W13 W9 4.0 12.5 3rd Place
4 Dani Rivera Villa 17345287 unr. pokespower L7 W22 W6 U--- W8 4.0 12 4th Place
5 James Moore 30024947 unr. SummerKnight20 L23 W19 D7 W18 D6 4.0 10.5 5th Place
6 Dominic Leung 17346830 unr. daodao01 L1 W15 L4 W7 D5 3.5 11  
7 Avani Shenoy 30015624 unr. AquaJollyPopsicle W4 L11 D5 L6 W18 3.5 10.5  
8 James Zukin 30018386 unr. Opalswimmingname W16 L9 W23 H--- L4 3.5 5.5  
9 Mrithika Gunasekaran 30015394 unr. Mrithika W12 W8 W11 L1 L3 3.0 9.5  
10 Taurus Tong 16321755 839 RichJazzyCannon U--- W21 W12 W11 L2 3.0 8  
11 Avnish Gunasekaran 30015415 unr. Avnish W19 W7 L9 L10 W15 3.0 8  
12 Felix Leung 17202283 197 Fifi55 L9 W16 L10 W19 W13 3.0 7.5  
13 Pavel Vasiljev 15911163 550 GrittyEagle W20 W14 L1 L3 L12 3.0 6.5  
14 Prithviraj Singh 17088893 500 coolroaringtiger W15 L13 D18 L2 W16 2.5 6  
15 Patrick Moore 30024957 unr. summerknight12 L14 L6 W22 W17 L11 2.5 5.5  
16 Jasper Stimmel 17048278 263 WhisperingNarwhal L8 L12 D20 W23 L14 2.5 4.5  
17 Krishna Katta 30020238 unr. KrishnaK30020238 B--- H--- L2 L15 W23 2.5 1 1st u600
18 Thomas Moore 30024974 unr. SummerKnight11 L3 W20 D14 L5 L7 2.0 4.5  
19 Mariam Khan 30015757 unr. FullBestKoala L11 L5 W21 L12 W20 2.0 4  
20 Massimo Gue Briem 17352640 unr. joecool-iii L13 L18 D16 D22 L19 2.0 3.25  
21 Conall Thom Black 17237054 106 CoolMiddlePopcorn L2 L10 L19 B--- W22 2.0 2  
22 Simon Lee Kantner 17044694 unr. wisedisplay H--- L4 L15 D20 L21 2.0 1  
23 Ethan El Calaguas 17081120 502 thecalboys W5 L1 L8 L16 L17 1.0 4  
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