Booster Section Report
In the booster section, 12 rookie tournament players, returning and new, battled each other in 4 intense rounds. Even with the relatively slower G25 + 3 time control, the players, young and old, quickly ended their games with classic queen and helper, scholar, and windmill checkmates. Although the games in the booster section may have displayed unpredictable and unusual opening and middle game play, they were exciting for everyone involved. Congratulations to Abhiraam, Callista, and Abhishek for earning 3+ points in this section, and thereby receiving the right to advance to the higher section in the next progressive tournament on July 25th. Special congratulations to Abhiraam for winning all 4 of his matches and 1st place in the section!
Steppingstone 5 Report
Bentley Zee won the tournament by scoring a perfect 4 points. Five participants (Siddharth, Leon, Shiv, Achyut and Avyay) tied for 2nd place with 3 out of 4 points. Congratulations Siddharth and Leon who made their second norm, and now have to pass the test to get 5th category title. Bentley, Shiv, Achyut, and Avyay made first norm. Overall, everyone played well, with great fighting spirit.
Steppingstone 4 Report
Only four studnets participated in this section. Ido Alkin won the tournament with a perfect 3 out of 3 points and made 1st norm for Category 4 title – Congratulations!