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Halloween Special - Scholastic USCF Online Rated

Saturday, October 31, 2020


Halloween Special

USCF Online Quick Rated!

via ChessKid.com, Open for everyone!

Register: https://mechanics-institute.jumbula.com/2020OnlineTournament/ScholasticOnlineRatedTournamentOct31SATHalloweenspecial

The tournament is now an automatically run tournament on chesskid.com



Help desk will be available and live througout the tournament!

Eligibility - Players must have:

- current US Chess Federation membership
- chesskid.com account that is part of Mechanics' Chess Club (free account is perfectly sufficient) 


- 6 rounds of G/10+2
- Two sections: u1200 and 1200+ based on USCF OTB or ONL USCF rating.
** In case not enough players in the 1200+ section, sections will be combined and prizes will be allocated for both groups. **
- players are ordered and assigned to sections based on OTB or ONL (whichever is the higher) Oct 2020 supplemental regular rating!
- pairing will be done manually using match command on chesskid.com. You'll need to be on https://www.chesskid.com/play/fastchess and wait for your game to pop up!
- Games will be US Chess Online quick rated - tournament will be submitted 5-7 days after the tournament to allow all games to be screened for fair play.
- byes are allowed: if you can't make one or more rounds, simply ask for a half point bye in advance!
- more rules might be published as we move forward


Rules: standard USCF rules apply.

  • Mouse slips count, no take-backs.


Trophies to Top 10 players in both sections!


Entry Fee: 

All players: $20

Starting 11/1 - Special event pricing:
Mechanics' Institute members: $20
Non-members: $30

Fair Play

US Chess online rated tournament - most USCF rules and consequences apply.
Players should not use any outside assistance: not have other browsers open and not be talking to other people during their games
Parents are strongly encouraged to monitor their kids' activity during the tournament to ensure fair play.
All games will be carefully reviewed by chess.com and Mechanics' Institue Chess club staff during and after the event.
Players found or believed to be violating fair play are not eligible for a prize and their account will be removed from Mechanics' group.
Players who are confirmed to be using outside assistance will be reported to US Chess and restricted from future Mechanics' online and over-the-board events.

Parents - Please help us educate your child that IT'S SIMPLY NOT WORTH THE RISK!

For some helpful links regarding fair play, please check these out:


Fair play screening: all games will be screened by both ChessKid.com and by Dr. Kenneth W. Regan, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University at Buffalo. 

The Organizer and/or the Chief Tournament Director can require players to play their games with a camera that records the player playing with a view to the screen. Players should be prepared to provide this precaution if asked to do so.


For players who are interested in play in our online tournament,
PLEASE fill out our online Players database: https://forms.gle/X3hChCWbusHp4Ze56
to get email notifications about last minute changes and invitational opportunities.


Prize Winners: 



Final Standing

SwissSys Standings. Hallowween Scholastic Special: Halloween

# Name ID Rating Fed Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Total T-Sonneborn Prize
1 Vishwak Guntupalli 17181620 763 BestDizzyTeeth W7 W15 W9 W2 W3 W6 6.0 24.5 1st Place
2 Jashith Karthi 30016333 849 CoolPowerfulGhoul W22 W14 W8 L1 W17 W5 5.0 16.5 2nd Place
3 Shiv Sohal 30032729 1090 OpalMilitaryDugout W18 D4 W11 W10 L1 W13 4.5 15.25 3rd Place
4 Dominic Matar 16748251 1146 TastyCelery W17 D3 L13 W21 W19 W12 4.5 13.75 4th Place
5 Oliver Rana 16880986 728 LateLoyalBagel W26 L19 W24 W9 W8 L2 4.0 12 5th Place
6 David Kuperman 17140478 778 NeatDryPie L14 W21 W18 W16 W13 L1 4.0 11.5 6th Place
7 William Fitzgerald 17048414 855 dinosaurus333 L1 W12 W25 L17 W18 W14 4.0 11.5 7th Place
8 James C Moore 30024947 726 SummerKnight20 W28 W24 L2 W23 L5 W17 4.0 9 8th Place
9 Ram Stewart 30036336 805 FineGoldFirefly W27 W30 L1 L5 W23 W15 4.0 8 9th Place
10 Ryuta Watanabe Nunez 17015848 1024 GeyyaYippe2000 W32 W11 D19 L3 L12 W21 3.5 8.25 10th Place
11 Hubert Lee Wang 17101448 789 KindMagneticFist W29 L10 L3 D15 W20 W19 3.5 8 1st u800
12 Aathyandh Srinivasan 16827837 669 AwesomeHat D21 L7 W33 W29 W10 L4 3.5 6.25 2nd u800
13 Carl Lin 17110834 991 AtomicSillyTiger W20 U--- W4 W19 L6 L3 3.0 9.5  
14 Pavantej Reddy Kamireddy 17187944 694 CoolLastGem W6 L2 L16 W28 W26 L7 3.0 8 3rd u800
15 Lucas Chenghang Liu 15775155 667 ShyMagneticImage W23 L1 D29 D11 W16 L9 3.0 7.5  
16 Pranathi Hemanth Gorur 30015817 373 MasterPranathi1 L30 W22 W14 L6 L15 W23 3.0 7.5 1st u400
17 Akhil Venkatesh 17205241 990 GlumFlakyStyle L4 W28 W30 W7 L2 L8 3.0 7  
18 Avnish Gunasekaran 30015415 346 Avnish L3 W20 L6 W27 L7 W26 3.0 6.5 2nd u400
19 Ethan Liu 30021739 526 BestMiddleSun W25 W5 D10 L13 L4 L11 2.5 7.75  
20 Patrick C Moore 30024957 349 SummerKnight12 L13 L18 D22 W24 L11 W29 2.5 4.75 3rd u400
21 Neel Rai 17085192 550 LimeRapidKid D12 L6 W31 L4 W29 L10 2.5 4.25  
22 Tyler Walsh 17351055 586 NewThinClock L2 L16 D20 L31 B--- W32 2.5 2.25  
23 Avani Shenoy 30015624 469 AquaJollyPopsicle L15 W27 W26 L8 L9 L16 2.0 4  
24 Arjun Hemanth Gorur 30015823 100 MasterArjun W31 L8 L5 L20 L27 W25 2.0 3  
25 Ashling Kavanagh 30017475 346 AbleGoldenCar L19 W31 L7 L26 W32 L24 2.0 2  
26 Mrithika Gunasekaran 30015394 391 Mrithika L5 B--- L23 W25 L14 L18 2.0 2  
27 Aoife Kavanagh 30017534 213 DearCuddlyTie L9 L23 W32 L18 L24 B--- 2.0 1  
28 Oliver White     MagicOliver L8 L17 B--- L14 W31 U--- 2.0 1  
29 Nate Bradley 16694514 444 SoftBronzeJump L11 W32 D15 L12 L21 L20 1.5 2.5  
30 Aryan Reddy Vuyyuru 17064058 789 FunSkilledMagma W16 L9 L17 U--- U--- U--- 1.0 3  
31 Thomas C Moore 30024974 297 SummerKnight11 L24 L25 L21 W22 L28 U--- 1.0 2.5  
32 Desmond Ligeralde 30019947 464 DesmondL3 L10 L29 L27 B--- L25 L22 1.0 0  
33 Izyan Khalfan     IzyanK-W-10 U--- U--- L12 U--- U--- U--- 0.0 0