LVCA - 2nd Annual Lehigh Valley Invitational - Juniors Section

LVCA - 2nd Annual Lehigh Valley Invitational - Juniors Section

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srdiamondd
Dec 8, 2013, 11:28 PM |
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On November 23, 2013, the 2nd Annual Lehigh Valley Invitational was completed. There were two sections with 8 players each.

 

This year's Winner of the Juniors Section is Lehigh Valley's Chess Club's supporter and Pocono Mountain East's own Daniel Tartaglione. Congratulations Daniel on another great tournament result and we also wish you much success in this event in the coming years and perhap when you're ready you might venture into the Premier Section. Good Luck and Good Chess Fortune Daniel!

 

 This is a report on the Juniors Section players and their games as submitted for consideration for the best game prize. We were not concerned with prejudging these games ahead of time as submitted over the 7 weekend's these games were played from Sept 14th - Nov 23rd. We hope you will enjoy these games even if your choice would be different than the game selected as there may be different reasons for close competition for the "Best Game" selection. Please remember these games were played under G/75;d5 time controls and some players were under extreme time pressures in completing some good moves in the games. So Enjoy the Action as played in the Juniors competition!

      Lehigh Valley Invitational - Junior Section            
          Crosstable                  
                                 
Rk   Name Rtg 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Points TB1 TB2 TB3 TB4
1   Daniel Tartaglione 1801   1 1 1 1 0 1 1 6        
2   Joshua Goldin 1607 0   0 1 0 1 1 0 3        
3   Evan Betzenberger 1531 0 1   0 0.5 0 1 0 2.5        
4   Alex Quirindongo 1699 0 0 1   1 0 1 0 3        
5   Sean Crowley 1491 0 1 0.5 0   0.5 1 1 4        
6   Christian Wadsworth 1738 1 0 1 1 0.5   1 1 5.5        
7   Alexa Nunamaker 1376 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 0        
8   Andy Weng 1818 0 1 1 1 0 0 1   4        
                            Proposed and Alternate Schedules *    
    Round     8 Player Pairings         Juniors   Premier  
    1   4-8   5-3   6-2   7-1     14-Sep 10:00 AM 5-Oct 10:00 AM
    2   8-7   1-6   2-5   3-4     28-Sep 10:00 AM 5-Oct 1:30 PM
    3   3-8   4-2   5-1   6-7     5-Oct 10:00 AM 12-Oct 10:00 AM
    4   8-6   7-5   1-4   2-3     12-Oct 10:00 AM 12-Oct 1:30 PM
    5   2-8   3-1   4-7   5-6     26-Oct 10:00 AM 9-Nov 10:00 AM
    6   8-5   6-4   7-3   1-2     9-Nov 10:00 AM 9-Nov 1:30 PM
    7   1-8   2-7   3-6   4-5     23-Nov 10:00 AM 23-Nov 10:00 AM

 

Our selection for "Best Game" in the Juniors Section is this one between Christian Wadsworth(1738) and Alex Quirindongo(1699) in their Round 6 scheduled game.

This was considered one of the closest games played of those submitted for consideration for "Best Game" in the Juniors Category.

This game was also critical towards Christian coming in second by only a half point behind Daniel Tartaglione and who was the only competitor to win against Daniel and with the Black pieces in the tournament. It was hard fought game to win against a strong competitor as Alex can be for "Best Game".  Great competition was contributed by all the players in the tournament in both Premier and Junior sections. For Premier Games see -

http://www.chess.com/blog/srdiamondd/lvca---2nd-annual-lehigh-valley-invitational---premier-section

(7) More Junior Round 1 - 7 Games Below -

Rounds 1-3 Games -

Round 4 -

Round 4 (cont'd) -

Round 5

Round 5 (cont'd) -

Round 6 -

Round 7 -

As in the Premier Section of this tournament we thank all the Participants win or lose for their contibution to th history of this Junior Section's part of this event.

To the tournament participants who would like to submit additional commentary, corrections or other games from this tournament please send to me, Bruce Davis, Sr., for adding to this historical document of the actual game summary at BDavis@lehighvalleychessclub.org . "Thank you!", to all the players and LVCA club supporters everywhere.