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Mechanics' Championship Quads

Sunday, October 3, 2021

In-Person Over-The-Board Event

Open to everyone!
 

Dates & Location -- Tournament Format -- Byes -- Prize Fund

Registration -- Eligibility -- Tournament Rules -- FAQ -- Final Results -- Prize-Winners
 

Please Note: Masks are now mandatory.
Check out List of Registered Players!

1. Dates & Location

  • Every second Saturday of the month @ 3:00PM
  • Location: Mechanics' Institute - Chess Room, 4th Floor
    57 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94104 (click here to map)

     
Date Day Start time Time Control Link to Register
** NEW DATE **
10/3
Sunday 3:00 PM PT 3RR G/30;d5 Register: https://mechanics-institute.jumbula.com/Tournaments2021/MechanicsChampionshipQuadsOct2021
11/13 Saturday 3:00 PM PT 3RR G/30;d5 Register: https://mechanics-institute.jumbula.com/Tournaments2021/MechanicsChampionshipQuadsNov2021
12/11 Saturday 3:00 PM PT 3RR G/30;d5 Register: https://mechanics-institute.jumbula.com/Tournaments2021/MechanicsChampionshipQuadsDec2021


List of regsitered players for 10/3 as of .. coming as we get closer to the tournament

                         
 

 

2. Tournament Format:

  • Tournament Format: Round-robin
  • Total Rounds: 3
  • Round Times: 3:00PM and Rounds 2 & 3 on a rolling schedule
  • Time Control: G/30;d5  (Game in 30 minutes with 5-second delay before each move. -- Please note that we are back to delay!)
  • Games will be US Chess regular- & quick-rated (so called dual-rated.) Tournament RESULTS will be submitted immediately after the last round is finished.
  • Players will be split into groups of four (quads) based on their ratings, from the highest-rated to the lowest-rated.
  • In case the last quad is not an even four players, they will play a mini-Swiss tournment.
  • Monthly supplemental OTB rating will be used. The Chief TD has discretion to use a player's USCF online rating (ONL) or live rating for pairing purposes in extreme cases where fairness will be preserved by doing so.
     

3. Byes

  • No byes are available!
     

4. Prize Fund --  $60 for each quad

  Quad
1st Place $60 -- Winner takes it ALL!
  • Please allow 2-3 weeks for processing prize checks.
  • Per IRS rules anyone with a cumulative $600+ prizes in any calendar year will need to fill out a W-9; the Mechanics' Institute will also provide a 1099 form. 
     

5. Registration

  • MI library member: $30
  • Non-MI library member: $35
  • $5 admin fee for all cancellations & refunds.
     

6. Eligibility

  • Players must have current US Chess Federation membership. Expiration date of their US Chess membership must be later than the last day of the tournament.
  • Not sure if you have a membership? Need to check the expiration date of your members? Visit: https://new.uschess.org/player-search
  • Become a member or renew your membership: https://new.uschess.org/join-us-chess
     

7. Tournament Rules

  • Standard US Chess rules apply.
  • Forfeit time is 30 minutes.

8. FAQ

  • What do the time controls mean?
    The time controls tell you how much time you have for each game.
    G30;d5: Game in 30 minutes with a 5-second delay after each move. This means you get 30 minutes, your opponent gets 30 minutes, and at each move the clock counts down from 5 to 0 before the player's time starts. If the player doesn't use up the whole 5 seconds, that time is lost.
  • How many games/rounds?
    This tournament is a round-robin tournament. Every player in each quad will play against all the other players in the quad for a total of 3 games.
  • Players Database
    For players who are interested in playing in our tournaments,  PLEASE fill out our Players database: https://forms.gle/X3hChCWbusHp4Ze56 to get email notifications about last-minute changes and invitational opportunities. 

 

Prize Winners: 

Mechanics' Championship Quads - 2021 September - Prize Winners

SwissSys Standings. Mechanics' September Quads: Quad 1

# Name ID Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Total Prize
1 Austin Mei 16090452 2161 W4 W2 W3 3.0 60.00

SwissSys Standings. Mechanics' September Quads: Quad 2

# Name ID Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Total Prize
1 Rithwik Narendra 14903560 1964 W2 W4 D3 2.5 60.00

SwissSys Standings. Mechanics' September Quads: Quad 3

# Name ID Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Total Prize
1 Lucas Lesniewski 17039584 1929 W4 W3 D2 2.5 30.00
2 Ethan Guo 16761994 1925 W3 W4 D1 2.5 30.00

SwissSys Standings. Mechanics' September Quads: Quad 4

# Name ID Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Total Prize
1 Ranen Lardent 12614986 1861 W3 W4 D2 2.5 60.00

SwissSys Standings. Mechanics' September Quads: Quad 5

# Name ID Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Total Prize
1 Adam Mercado 16571026 1793 W3 L2 W4 2.0 20.00
2 Anshul Govindu 14721288 1795 W4 W1 L3 2.0 20.00
3 Philip Gerstoft 12913356 1788 L1 W4 W2 2.0 20.00

SwissSys Standings. Mechanics' September Quads: Quad 6

# Name ID Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Total Prize
1 Luke Widjaja 16010621 1748 W4 W2 W3 3.0 60.00

SwissSys Standings. Mechanics' September Quads: Quad 7

# Name ID Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Total Prize
1 Daniel Wang 15361305 1581 D2 W3 W4 2.5 60.00

SwissSys Standings. Mechanics' September Quads: Quad 8

# Name ID Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Total Prize
1 John Chan 12561007 1500 W2 W3 D4 2.5 60.00

SwissSys Standings. Mechanics' September Quads: Quad 9

# Name ID Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Total Prize
1 Yuvraj Sawhney 17095004 1419 W4 D3 W2 2.5 60.00

SwissSys Standings. Mechanics' September Quads: Quad 10

# Name ID Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Total Prize
1 Matt Long 13377410 1306 W3 W2 W4 3.0 60.00

SwissSys Standings. Mechanics' September Quads: Quad 11

# Name ID Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Total Prize
1 Yali Dancig-Perlman 16280288 1154 W2 W3 W4 3.0 60.00

SwissSys Standings. Mechanics' September Quads: Quad 12

# Name ID Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Total Prize
1 Gogo Dancig-Perlman 17151222 1068 W3 W2 X4 3.0 60.00

SwissSys Standings. Mechanics' September Quads: Quad 13

# Name ID Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Total Prize
1 Axel Joseph 30240086 1234 W4 W3 W2 3.0 60.00

SwissSys Standings. Mechanics' September Quads: Quad 14

# Name ID Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Total Prize
1 Aidan Bhatnagar 30269045 unr. W4 W3 W2 3.0 60.00

 

 

Mechanics' Championship Quads - 2021 August - Prize Winners

Prizes. Mechanics' Championship Quads - 2021 August: Quad1
#
Name
Cash
Prize credited to pool
2
Austin Mei (2.0/2155)
30.00
Place: 1 - $45
1
Pranav Senthilkumar (2.0/2034)
30.00
Place: 2 - $15
 
Prizes. Mechanics' Championship Quads - 2021 August: Quad2
#
Name
Cash
Prize credited to pool
3
Alan Finkelstein (3.0/2025)
45.00
Place: 1 - $45
2
Ako Heidari (2.0/1985)
15.00
Place: 2 - $15
 
Prizes. Mechanics' Championship Quads - 2021 August: Quad3
#
Name
Cash
Prize credited to pool
1
Krish Matai (2.5/1919)
45.00
Place: 1 - $45
2
Rohan Rajaram (2.0/1936)
15.00
Place: 2 - $15
 
Prizes. Mechanics' Championship Quads - 2021 August: Quad4
#
Name
Cash
Prize credited to pool
3
Ranen Lardent (3.0/1842)
45.00
Place: 1 - $45
4
Ethan Mei (2.0/1688)
15.00
Place: 2 - $15
 
Prizes. Mechanics' Championship Quads - 2021 August: Quad5
#
Name
Cash
Prize credited to pool
2
Akshaj Pulijala (2.5/1559)
45.00
Place: 1 - $45
1
Sebastian Suarez (2.0/1521)
15.00
Place: 2 - $15
 
Prizes. Mechanics' Championship Quads - 2021 August: Quad6
#
Name
Cash
Prize credited to pool
4
Daniel Wang (3.0/1515)
45.00
Place: 1 - $45
1
Samuel Agdamag (1.0/1504)
5.00
Place: 2 - $15
2
Albert Starr (1.0/1500)
5.00
 
3
Nursultan Uzakbaev (1.0/1446)
5.00
 
 
Prizes. Mechanics' Championship Quads - 2021 August: Quad7
#
Name
Cash
Prize credited to pool
2
Yuvraj Sawhney (3.0/1416)
45.00
Place: 1 - $45
1
Aaron Craig (2.0/1416)
15.00
Place: 2 - $15
 
Prizes. Mechanics' Championship Quads - 2021 August: Quad8
#
Name
Cash
Prize credited to pool
1
Katherine Sunny Lu (2.0/1287)
45.00
Place: 1 - $45
2
Justin Brunet (1.5/1301)
7.50
Place: 2 - $15
4
Tobiah Rex (1.5/1178)
7.50
 
 
Prizes. Mechanics' Championship Quads - 2021 August: Quad9
#
Name
Cash
Prize credited to pool
1
Michael Sun (3.0/0)
45.00
Place: 1 - $45
4
Zachary Fitzpatrick (2.0/1091)
15.00
Place: 2 - $15
 
Prizes. Mechanics' Championship Quads - 2021 August: Quad10
#
Name
Cash
Prize credited to pool
4
Ruyi Hu (2.5/1013)
30.00
Place: 1 - $45
3
Axel Joseph (2.5/0)
30.00
Place: 2 - $15

 

 

 

 

Standings: 

Date

Time Control

Mechanics' Championship Quads - Final Results

8/14/2021

3RR G/30;d5

Detailed Results

Prize Winners

Link to USCF rating table

9/11/2021

3RR G/30;d5

Detailed Results

Prize Winners

Link to USCF rating table

 

Final Standings of Mechanics' Championship Quads - 2021 September

 SwissSys Standings. Mechanics' September Quads: Open

# Name ID Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Total Prize
1 Austin Mei 16090452 2161 W4 W2 W3 3.0 60.00
2 Ethan Boldi 15088362 2120 W3 L1 D4 1.5  
3 Alan Finkelstein 14958842 2037 L2 W4 L1 1.0  
4 Manas Paldhe 16418854 1994 L1 L3 D2 0.5  

SwissSys Standings. Mechanics' September Quads: Quad 1

# Name ID Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Total Prize
1 Rithwik Narendra 14903560 1964 W2 W4 D3 2.5 60.00
2 Krish Matai 16444206 1942 L1 W3 W4 2.0  
3 Rohan Rajaram 15739716 1942 W4 L2 D1 1.5  
4 Steven Svoboda 10451671 1936 L3 L1 L2 0.0  

SwissSys Standings. Mechanics' September Quads: Quad 2

# Name ID Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Total Prize
1 Lucas Lesniewski 17039584 1929 W4 W3 D2 2.5 30.00
2 Ethan Guo 16761994 1925 W3 W4 D1 2.5 30.00
3 Max Hao 16083648 1881 L2 L1 W4 1.0  
4 Daniel Lin 15176393 1901 L1 L2 L3 0.0  

SwissSys Standings. Mechanics' September Quads: Quad 3

# Name ID Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Total Prize
1 Ranen Lardent 12614986 1861 W3 W4 D2 2.5 60.00
2 Sean Kelly 16962568 1840 W4 D3 D1 2.0  
3 Fernando Martinez 30273958 1850 L1 D2 D4 1.0  
4 Nenad Zagorac 14395732 1818 L2 L1 D3 0.5  

SwissSys Standings. Mechanics' September Quads: Quad 4

# Name ID Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Total Prize
1 Adam Mercado 16571026 1793 W3 L2 W4 2.0 20.00
2 Anshul Govindu 14721288 1795 W4 W1 L3 2.0 20.00
3 Philip Gerstoft 12913356 1788 L1 W4 W2 2.0 20.00
4 Nelson Sowell 11103405 1807 L2 L3 L1 0.0  

SwissSys Standings. Mechanics' September Quads: Quad 6

# Name ID Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Total Prize
1 Luke Widjaja 16010621 1748 W4 W2 W3 3.0 60.00
2 Adam Stafford 14257838 1665 D3 L1 W4 1.5  
3 Ethan Mei 16090467 1688 D2 W4 L1 1.5  
4 Serena Yuan 16843308 1603 L1 L3 L2 0.0  

SwissSys Standings. Mechanics' September Quads: Quad 7

# Name ID Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Total Prize
1 Daniel Wang 15361305 1581 D2 W3 W4 2.5 60.00
2 Daniel Perlov 16465203 1574 D1 W4 D3 2.0  
3 Michael Sun 30249649 1556 X4 L1 D2 1.5  
4 Lisa Willis 12601676 1583 F3 L2 L1 0.0  

SwissSys Standings. Mechanics' September Quads: Quad 8

# Name ID Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Total Prize
1 John Chan 12561007 1500 W2 W3 D4 2.5 60.00
2 Sankash Shankar 12939328 1468 L1 W4 W3 2.0  
3 Albert Starr 12844781 1500 W4 L1 L2 1.0  
4 Branislav Radakovic 15064653 1484 L3 L2 D1 0.5  

SwissSys Standings. Mechanics' September Quads: Quad 9

# Name ID Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Total Prize
1 Yuvraj Sawhney 17095004 1419 W4 D3 W2 2.5 60.00
2 Aaron Craig 12872385 1451 W3 W4 L1 2.0  
3 Jonathan Disenhof 12906711 1430 L2 D1 W4 1.5  
4 Conor McAvoy 15664953 1450 L1 L2 L3 0.0  

SwissSys Standings. Mechanics' September Quads: Quad 10

# Name ID Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Total Prize
1 Matt Long 13377410 1306 W3 W2 W4 3.0 60.00
2 Katherine Sunny Lu 16425316 1390 W4 L1 D3 1.5  
3 Ian Widjaja 16010636 1308 L1 D4 D2 1.0  
4 Gabriel Ngam 13553308 1406 L2 D3 L1 0.5  

SwissSys Standings. Mechanics' September Quads: Quad 11

# Name ID Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Total Prize
1 Yali Dancig-Perlman 16280288 1154 W2 W3 W4 3.0 60.00
2 Michael Hsu 14949587 1264 L1 W4 W3 2.0  
3 Jay Phatak 30220271 1264 W4 L1 L2 1.0  
4 Benjamin Anderson 30235937 unr. L3 L2 L1 0.0  

SwissSys Standings. Mechanics' September Quads: Quad 12

# Name ID Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Total Prize
1 Gogo Dancig-Perlman 17151222 1068 W3 W2 X4 3.0 60.00
2 Carlo De La Sancha 17039563 1041 W4 L1 D3 1.5  
3 Michael Gamba 30273015 unr. L1 W4 D2 1.5  
4 Sean Bambic 30273374 unr. L2 L3 F1 0.0  

SwissSys Standings. Mechanics' September Quads: Quad 13

# Name ID Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Total Prize
1 Axel Joseph 30240086 1234 W4 W3 W2 3.0 60.00
2 Nilufer Sagat 17256603 unr. W3 W4 L1 2.0  
3 Elizabeth Denhup 30161536 763 L2 L1 W4 1.0  
4 Armin Hamrah 30272591 unr. L1 L2 L3 0.0  

SwissSys Standings. Mechanics' September Quads: Quad 14

# Name ID Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Total Prize
1 Aidan Bhatnagar 30269045 unr. W4 W3 W2 3.0 60.00
2 Robyn Nakhimovsky 16064063 1014 W3 W4 L1 2.0  
3 Westlee Saperstein 30128340 585 L2 L1 W4 1.0  
4 Edward Karabinus 30273775 unr. L1 L2 L3 0.0  

SwissSys Standings. Mechanics' September Quads: Extra Games

# Name ID Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Total
1 Abel Talamantez 12465386 1800 L2 W3 1.0
2 Michael Sun 30249649 1556 W1 U--- 1.0
3 Gogo Dancig-Perlman 17151222 1068 U--- L1 0.0

 

Final Standings of Mechanics' Championship Quads - 2021 August

SwissSys Standings. Mechanics' Championship Quads - 2021 August: Quad1

# Name ID Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Total Prize
1 Austin Mei 16090452 2155 W4 W3 L2 2.0 30.00
2 Pranav Senthilkumar 14020007 2034 W3 L4 W1 2.0 30.00
3 Abhishek Mallela 12888811 2118 L2 L1 W4 1.0  
4 Christophe Bambou 12734479 2099 L1 W2 L3 1.0  

SwissSys Standings. Mechanics' Championship Quads - 2021 August: Quad2

# Name ID Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Total Prize
1 Alan Finkelstein 14958842 2025 W2 W4 W3 3.0 45.00
2 Ako Heidari 15206848 1985 L1 W3 W4 2.0 15.00
3 Steven Svoboda 10451671 1985 W4 L2 L1 1.0  
4 Lucas Lesniewski 17039584 1966 L3 L1 L2 0.0  

SwissSys Standings. Mechanics' Championship Quads - 2021 August: Quad3

# Name ID Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Total Prize
1 Krish Matai 16444206 1919 W4 W3 D2 2.5 45.00
2 Rohan Rajaram 15739716 1936 D3 X4 D1 2.0 15.00
3 Patrick Liu 16667410 1882 D2 L1 X4 1.5  
4 Gaziz Makhanov 16828914 1907 L1 F2 F3 0.0  

SwissSys Standings. Mechanics' Championship Quads - 2021 August: Quad4

# Name ID Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Total Prize
1 Ranen Lardent 12614986 1842 W4 W3 W2 3.0 45.00
2 Ethan Mei 16090467 1688 W3 W4 L1 2.0 15.00
3 Tony Zhou 16147444 1754 L2 L1 W4 1.0  
4 Jeff Andersen 11296106 1643 L1 L2 L3 0.0  

SwissSys Standings. Mechanics' Championship Quads - 2021 August: Quad5

# Name ID Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Total Prize
1 Akshaj Pulijala 16497860 1559 W4 D3 W2 2.5 45.00
2 Sebastian Suarez 16875347 1521 W3 W4 L1 2.0 15.00
3 Kevin Sun 16898540 1521 L2 D1 D4 1.0  
4 John Chen 12561007 1546 L1 L2 D3 0.5  

SwissSys Standings. Mechanics' Championship Quads - 2021 August: Quad6

# Name ID Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Total Prize
1 Daniel Wang 15361305 1515 W2 W3 W4 3.0 45.00
2 Samuel Agdamag 14874734 1504 L1 W4 L3 1.0 5.00
3 Albert Starr 12844781 1500 L4 L1 W2 1.0 5.00
4 Nursultan Uzakbaev 17137317 1446 W3 L2 L1 1.0 5.00

SwissSys Standings. Mechanics' Championship Quads - 2021 August: Quad7

# Name ID Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Total Prize
1 Yuvraj Sawhney 17095004 1416 W3 W4 W2 3.0 45.00
2 Aaron Craig 12872385 1416 W4 W3 L1 2.0 15.00
3 Matt Long 13377410 1337 L1 L2 W4 1.0  
4 Greg Zhou 16183296 1389 L2 L1 L3 0.0  

SwissSys Standings. Mechanics' Championship Quads - 2021 August: Quad8

# Name ID Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Total Prize
1 Katherine Sunny Lu 16425316 1287 D3 W4 D2 2.0 45.00
2 Justin Brunet 30055583 1301 W4 L3 D1 1.5 7.50
3 Tobiah Rex 30164211 1178 D1 W2 L4 1.5 7.50
4 Shiv Sohal 30032729 1206 L2 L1 W3 1.0  

SwissSys Standings. Mechanics' Championship Quads - 2021 August: Quad9

# Name ID Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Total Prize
1 Michael Sun 30249649 unr. W2 W3 W4 3.0 45.00
2 Zachary Fitzpatrick 16177988 1091 L1 W4 W3 2.0 15.00
3 Araddhya Tibrewall 16816418 1151 W4 L1 L2 1.0  
4 Emilia Jansen 30241966 unr. L3 L2 L1 0.0  

SwissSys Standings. Mechanics' Championship Quads - 2021 August: Quad10

# Name ID Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Total Prize
1 Ruyi Hu 16659933 1013 W4 W3 D2 2.5 30.00
2 Axel Joseph 30240086 unr. W3 W4 D1 2.5 30.00
3 Aaron Metyko 30209636 1024 L2 L1 X4 1.0  
4 Canyon Montana 30241889 unr. L1 L2 F3 0.0  

SwissSys Standings. Mechanics' Championship Quads - 2021 August: Extra Games

# Name ID Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Total Prize
1 Rohan Rajaram 15739716 1936 W4 U--- 1.0  
2 Patrick Liu 16667410 1882 U--- W4 1.0 45.00
3 Aaron Metyko 30209636 1024 W5 U--- 1.0  
4 Abel Talamantez 12465386 1800 L1 L2 0.0 15.00
5 Judit Sztaray 14708926 827 L3 U--- 0.0  
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