On Sunday, November 15, the NSCF presented its first over-the-board tournament since the springtime and what a great event it turned out to be. Thanks to our friends restaurateur Jimmy Goldman and his son Dylan who hosted the event at The Hudson. With its large covered outdoor patio overlooking the river in beautiful Inwood Hill Park, the location was ideal. Players were organized into 7 quads with a lower section 6-person Swiss. This allowed for limited personal contact. Tables were widely spaced and there was a separate area for parents as well as a separate skittles area for between rounds.
The winners were Harper Wallace from IS 318 (Quad 1), Connor Wang from Scarsdale (Quad 3), Ethan Shemo from Thompson Brook School in Avon, CT (Quad 5) and David Porres from the Buckley School (Quad 6). In Quad 2, Aditya Das from Success Academy Union Square won on tie-breaks, while Quad 4 was a two-way tie between Jack Guttman from A.J. Heschel and Jonathan Tieng from Trinity School. And in Quad 7, the 3-way tie went to a play-off with Constantine Zelatis from Isaac Young Middle School emerging as champion. Finally, in the 6-player Swiss, the champion was the youngest player in our competition, Chenxuan Ling who attends Apple Montessori in Hoboeken.
You can see all the results by clicking here.