ICA Qualification Tournaments - March 21, 2021

Tournament Results: http://icanj.net/allresults.php?pid=1765

Booster Section: Michael Karcher wins 1st place!

This past Sunday, 3/21, we welcomed 38 eager competitors to ICA’s bi-weekly qualification tournament! As the turnout implies, the event was a success with 24 kids playing in the booster section and 14 in the advancement section.

Congratulations to Michael K, Dhurv, Leo, Vihaan, Michael L, Oliver, Ryan, Rebecca, Anna for earning 2.5+ points in the booster section, thereby qualifying for the advancement section.

Despite the virtual format, the competitiveness of the event was still felt by all. The kids played through sharp and exciting positions from the comfort of their own homes while parents had the opportunity to follow the action without distracting the players. Through the tournament’s four rounds, we saw some miraculous comeback wins, clever tactics, and a fair amount of backrank, ladder, and scholar’s mates. Special congratulations go to Michael Karcher and Daniel Yan for winning all four of their games and taking home 1st place in the booster and advancement sections, respectively.