April 25, 2021 ICA Qualification Tournaments

On Sunday, the 25th of April there was a feeling of excitement in the (virtual) air!

The booster section tournament ended in an amazing five-way tie for 3rd place. Congratulations Amane Kumamoto, Adam Hallak, Prateek Pathuri, Sean Vandalovsky, and Andrew Liu!

In Second Place, a big Congratulations to Theo Beard!

And last but certainly not least in First Place, our booster section tournament winner was Jeremy Pangaribuan. Great work!!

The highlight of this booster tournament would have to be the match between the top two players in their section, Theo Beard (white) and Jeremy Pangaribuan (black). The game was relatively even until move #17... Rd8 by black was an amazing play which led Jeremy to win lots of material and complete the game with a two rook checkmate. Congrats again Jeremy!

A note to all our top 7 finishers: you are now all eligible to participate in the advancement section next time!

Jaeden Pangaribuan was the clear winner in the Advancement Section with a perfect 4 points. In his last game, he had white and played a nice game against the Philidor. 2nd place was a 3-way tie for: Yifei, Arnav and Nicholas. Everyone played very well, and displayed true talent and a fighting spirit.

Congratulations to Yifei, Arnav and Nicholas for achieving second (the final) 5th category title norm!