Welcome chess denizens!

Come and have fun playing your favorite game of chess in a skittle or tournament atmosphere. We meet every Tuesday at 7-9:30 PM for the Tuesday Night Casual Chess at Wegman's at 45131 Columbia Place, Sterling, VA. We also meet every Friday at 7-10 PM for the Friday Night Blitz (USCF rated) at 42876 Truro Parish Drive, Ashburn, VA. Bring your own chess set!

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December USCF Rated Scholastic Tournament – XIII

December 21, ASHBURN CHESS CLUB SCHOLASTIC TOURNAMENT

Ashburn Chess Club, 42876 Truro Parish Drive, Suite # 101, Ashburn, VA (Next door to Dunkin Donuts)

In 2 Sections:
Under 900: 5SS, G30 / d5, Open to 900 & under.
Prizes: Trophies to top 5 players, Top Unrated player, Top Girl Player, Medals to all with score 2.5 and above

Under 1500: 4SS, G45 / d5, Open to 1500 & under.
Prizes: Trophies to top 3 players. Medals to all with score 2.0 and above

Rounds: First round 9.30 AM for all sections, then ASAP

Entry Fee: $25 for all sections

Byes: One half-point bye allowed. Must be requested before Round 2

Email: novachessinc@gmail.com

Please note that first round for all sections starts at 9.30 AM. On site registrations from 9.00 to 9.15 AM

Section
Name of the Player
USCF ID

October USCF Rated Scholastic Tournament – XII

October 26, ASHBURN CHESS CLUB SCHOLASTIC TOURNAMENT

Ashburn Chess Club, 42876 Truro Parish Drive, Suite # 101, Ashburn, VA (Next door to Dunkin Donuts)

In 2 Sections:
Under 900: 5SS, G30 / d5, Open to 900 & under.
Prizes: Trophies to top 5 players, Top Unrated player, Top Girl Player, Medals to all with score 2.5 and above

Under 1500: 4SS, G45 / d5, Open to 1500 & under.
Prizes: Trophies to top 3 players. Medals to all with score 2.0 and above

Rounds: First round 9.30 AM for all sections, then ASAP

Entry Fee: $25 for all sections

Byes: One half-point bye allowed. Must be requested before Round 2

Email: novachessinc@gmail.com

Please note that first round for all sections starts at 9.30 AM. On site registrations from 9.00 to 9.15 AM

Section
Name of the Player
USCF ID

Section Player Name USCF ID Expiration Date Rating
U1500 KOBLA, AKSHAY 14744166 6/30/2015 1285
U1500 BREDESEN, ZOE 15203263 7/31/2015 1210
U1500 VISHWESHWARAN, SIDDHARTH 14579220 2/28/2015 1096
U1500 CARR, NATE 14701023 8/31/2015 1069
U1500 RALLABANDI, HAVISH 15124565 3/31/2017 1001
U1500 BILLINGTON, THOMAS 15169704 4/30/2017 709
U1500 MARTI, CAROLINE 15218471 10/31/2014 651
U900 BILLINGTON, LUCAS 15169690 4/30/2017 838
U900 ANGALKUDRU, PRADYUMNA 15407220 3/31/2015 545
U900 MALAVATHU, ROHAN 14925994 11/30/2014 538
U900 BHAT, ARNAV 15187324 7/31/2016 478
U900 BABU, PRANAV 15449704 5/31/2015 474
U900 KOBLA, RITHIKA 15187743 6/30/2015 406
U900 ANGALKUDRU, ROMA 15486722 8/31/2015 362
U900 BABU, ABHINAV 15449690 5/31/2015 172

September USCF Rated Scholastic Tournament – XI

September 28, ASHBURN CHESS CLUB SCHOLASTIC TOURNAMENT

Ashburn Chess Club, LVE Community center – 43636 Lucketts Bridge Cir Ashburn VA, Ashburn VA 20148.

In 3 Sections:
Under 800: 5SS, G30 / d5, Open to 800 & under.
Prizes: Trophies to top 5 players, Top Unrated player, Top Girl Player, Medals to all with score 2.5 and above

Under 1200: 4SS, G45 / d5, Open to 1200 & under.
Prizes: Trophies to top 3 players. Medals to all with score 2.0 and above

Under 1400: 4SS, G45 / d5, Open to 1400 & under.
Prizes: Trophies to top 3 Players. Medals to all with score 2.0 and above

Rounds: First round 9.30 AM for all sections, then ASAP

Entry Fee: $25 for all sections

Byes: One half-point bye allowed. Must be requested before Round 2

Email: novachessinc@gmail.com

Please note that first round for all sections starts at 9.30 AM. On site registrations from 9.00 to 9.15 AM

Section
Name of the Player
USCF ID

Section Player Name USCF ID Expiration Date Rating
U1400 KOBLA, AKSHAY 14744166 6/30/2015 1305
U1200 BREDESEN, ZOE 15203263 7/31/2015 1125
U1200 SATISHKUMAR, SACHIN 15166924 5/31/2017 1075
U1200 SATISHKUMAR, SHREEYAS 15303228 12/31/2014 1059
U1200 WILSON, RONEN 15349011 1/31/2015 853
U1200 BILLINGTON, LUCAS 15169690 4/30/2017 813
U1200 GANOTRA, KRISH 15224845 9/30/2014 739
U1200 YU, LARINA R 14807785 1/31/2018 719
U1200 MARTI, CAROLINE 15218471 10/31/2014 639
U800 BILLINGTON, THOMAS 15169704 4/30/2017 658
U800 BHAT, ARNAV 15187324 7/31/2016 515
U800 BABU, PRANAV 15449704 5/31/2015 501
U800 ANGALKUDRU, PRADYUMNA 15407220 3/31/2015 444
U800 BRAXTON, TAVIAN ROSS 15273254 11/30/2014 411
U800 KOBLA, RITHIKA 15187743 6/30/2015 406
U800 BABU, ABHINAV 15449690 5/31/2015 211
U800 KADIGARI, YASH 15423256 3/31/2015 143
U800 ANGALKUDRU, ROMA 15486722 8/31/2015 Unrated
U800 VENKATESWARAN, SAMYUKHTHA 15503417 9/30/2015 Unrated

August USCF Rated Scholastic Tournament – X

August 24, ASHBURN CHESS CLUB SCHOLASTIC TOURNAMENT

Ashburn Chess Club, 42876 Truro Parish Drive, #101, Ashburn VA 20148.

In 3 Sections:
Under 800: 5SS, G30 / d5, Open to 800 & under.
Prizes: Trophies to top 5 players, Top Unrated player, Top Girl Player, Medals to all with score 2.5 and above

Under 1200: 4SS, G45 / d5, Open to 1200 & under.
Prizes: Trophies to top 3 players. Medals to all with score 2.0 and above

Under 1400: 4SS, G45 / d5, Open to 1400 & under.
Prizes: Trophies to top 3 Players. Medals to all with score 2.0 and above

Rounds: First round 9.30 AM for all sections, then ASAP

Entry Fee: $25 for all sections

Byes: One half-point bye allowed. Must be requested before Round 2

Email: novachessinc@gmail.com

USCF Web Listing TLA: http://www.uschess.org/tlas/5056.tla

Please note that first round for all sections starts at 9.30 AM. On site registrations from 9.00 to 9.15 AM

Section
Name of the Player
USCF ID

Section Player Name USCF ID Expiration Date Rating
U1200 VISHWESHWARAN, SIDDHARTH 14579220 2/28/2015 1108
U1200 BILLINGTON, LUCAS 15169690 4/30/2017 813
U1200 WILSON, RONEN 15349011 1/31/2015 675
U1200 BISHT, SHYLA SINGH 15199841 8/31/2015 770
U800 SUNDARARAMAN, AYUSH 14882300 5/31/2014 740
U800 BILLINGTON, THOMAS 15169704 4/30/2017 658
U800 MARTI, CAROLINE 15218471 10/31/2014 648
U800 GANOTRA, KRISH 15224845 9/30/2014 619
U800 SIVANANDAN, TARUN 14556378 1/31/2015 564
U800 BHAM, KUNAL 14920625 5/31/2017 529
U800 WISECARVER, ROBERT EMERY 15384947 2/28/2015 515
U800 BHAIP, VINAY 15428075 4/30/2015 472
U800 BABU, PRANAV 15449704 5/31/2015 430
U800 BABU, ABHINAV 15449690 5/31/2015 229
U800 KOBLA, RITHIKA 15187743 6/30/2015 177
U800 AGGARWAL, ANGAD 15409205 3/31/2015 112
U800 MEDAM, ARYAN 15475612 7/31/2015 Unrated
U800 POUND, HADLEY DONOVAN 15485452 8/31/2015 Unrated

Chess Summer Camp

Ashburn Chess Club Summer Camp
August 18 – 22, 2014

Join our Chess Summer Camp and learn to play chess well and have Fun at the same time.

A New Chess summer camp is being offered by the Ashburn Chess club and Expert Tim Rogalski to the Loudoun community.
Enjoy some fun chess before school starts! Our Ashburn Chess Club Summer Camp will feature quality lectures, simultaneous exhibitions, daily rated games (quick and blitz), round robin tournaments, bullet chess, and everyone’s favorite, bughouse!

When: Monday, August 18th to Friday, August 22nd, 2014
Time: 9 AM to 4 PM (Full Day) or 9 AM to 12 PM (Half Day)
Where: Loudoun Valley Estates Community Center located at 43636 Lucketts Bridge Circle, Ashburn, VA 20148
Cost: $250 for 5 full days; $150 for 3 full days; $150 for 5 half days;

Register at: www.ashburnchessclub.com (search for ‘Chess Summer Camp’). For any questions, email Sunil Lalwani at novachessinc@gmail.com or Tim Rogalski at timothyrogalski@verizon.net.

Only 20 spots are available. Minimum 8 registrations needed to run the camp.

About the instructor Coach Tim Rogalski:

* Tim is a USCF Expert, a USCF Correspondence Master, and a Shogi Shodan.
* He has played, and beaten, every skill level of chess player ranging from beginner to International Grandmaster, including a World Champion.
* He is a member of the Arlington Kings, back-to-back winners of the prestigious winter 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 Open section of the D.C. Chess League.
* His students have received numerous accolades at the state and national level including a Virginia State Amateur Champion title.

Details:
* The Club would need an adult volunteer to be present along with the instructor on all days. A child or a sibling of a volunteer will get a 10% discount for each day of volunteering time. In addition, any high school students (of age 18+) will get a certificate for volunteering from the Ashburn Chess Club.

* USCF membership is required (www.uschess.org). Unrated players will receive a $3 discount off a year’s $17 scholastic membership ($14) if they join USCF for the first time on the first day of camp.

* All kids should bring a no-mess snack and a drink (no nuts please). Full-day campers need to bring a box lunch, except for Friday, where the kids will enjoy healthy pizza.

* Sets and boards provided. Bring a chess clock if you have one.

* Parents can drop their kids off as early as 8:45 AM, but they must pick them up promptly at 4 PM.

* http://www.uschess.org/docs/forms/MembershipForm.pdf is the link to the USCF membership form.

Ashburn Chess Club is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization with the mission of teaching chess to children as a means of improving their academic and social skills.

CHESS!, CHESS!!, CHESS!!!, CHESS!, CHESS!!, CHESS!!!

Camp Options
Name of the Participant
USCF ID

5 Day-Full /3 Day-Full /5 Day-Half Participants Name USCF ID Expiration Date Rating
5 Day – Full BILLINGTON, LUCAS 15169690 4/30/2017 813
5 Day – Full BILLINGTON, THOMAS 15169704 4/30/2017 658
5 Day – Full BHAM, KUNAL 14920625 5/31/2017 529
5 Day – Full ANGALKUDRU, PRADYUMNA 15407220 3/31/2015 444
5-Day Full KOBLA, RITHIKA 15187743 6/30/2015 177
5 Day – Half Vishnubhatla, Akshaj     Unr
3 Day – Full THADKAMALLA, SHIVA SAI 15089496 1/31/2015 Unr

July USCF Rated Scholastic Tournament – IX

July 27, ASHBURN CHESS CLUB SCHOLASTIC TOURNAMENT

Ashburn Chess Club, 42876 Truro Parish Drive, #101, Ashburn VA 20148.

In 3 Sections:
Under 800: 5SS, G30 / d5, Open to 800 & under.
Prizes: Trophies to top 5 players, Top Unrated player, Top Girl Player, Medals to all with score 2.5 and above

Under 1200: 4SS, G45 / d5, Open to 1200 & under.
Prizes: Trophies to top 3 players. Medals to all with score 2.0 and above

Under 1600: 4SS, G45 / d5, Open to 1600 & under.
Prizes: Trophies to top 3 Players. Medals to all with score 2.0 and above

Rounds: First round 9.30 AM for all sections, then ASAP

Entry Fee: $25 for all sections

Byes: One half-point bye allowed. Must be requested before Round 2

Email: novachessinc@gmail.com

USCF Web Listing TLA: http://www.uschess.org/tlas/5009.tla

Please note that first round for all sections starts at 9.30 AM. On site registrations from 9.00 to 9.30 AM

Section
Name of the Player
USCF ID

Section Player Name USCF ID Expiration Date Rating
U1200 HARRISON JR, JAMES L 14710121 9/30/2014 1056
U1200 BREDESEN, ZOE 15203263 7/31/2015 1075
U1200 MUHAMMAD, FARHAN 15336338 1/31/2015 927
U1200 RAVELLA, PRANAV 14768555 3/31/2015 915
U1200 BHAIP, VINAY 15428075 4/30/2015 469
U1200 HUANG, ANDREW 15451794 5/31/2015 412
U800 YE, THOMAS 15182898 5/31/2016 760
U800 GANOTRA, KRISH 15224845 9/30/2014 566
U800 WISECARVER, ROBERT EMERY 15384947 2/28/2015 515
U800 MARTI, EMILY 15218486 10/31/2014 354
U800 RANJITH, SANJAY 14768801 7/31/2015 Unrated
U800 BABU, ABHINAV 15449690 5/31/2015 Unrated
U800 BABU, PRANAV 15449704 5/31/2015 Unrated
U800 AGGARWAL, ANGAD 15409205 3/31/2015 Unrated
U800 THADKAMALLA, SHIVA SAI 15089496 1/31/2015 Unrated
U800 ZHOU, BRIAN 14992628 10/31/2015 Unrated

June USCF Rated Scholastic Tournament – VIII

June 29, ASHBURN CHESS CLUB SCHOLASTIC TOURNAMENT

Ashburn Chess Club, 42876 Truro Parish Drive, #101, Ashburn VA 20148.

In 3 Sections:
Under 800: 5SS, G30 / d5, Open to 800 & under.
Prizes: Trophies to top 5 players. Medals to all with score 2.5 and above. Top Unrated player. Top Girl Player.
Rounds: First round 9.30 AM then ASAP.

Under 1200: 4SS, G45 / d5, Open to 1200 & under.
Prizes: Trophies to top 3 players. Medals to all with score 2.5 and above.
Top Upset prize.
Rounds: First round 9.30 AM then ASAP.

Under 1600: 4SS, G45 / d5, Open to 1600 & under.
Prizes: Trophies to top 3 Players. Medals to all with score 2.5 and above. Top Upset prize.
Rounds: First round 9.30 AM then ASAP.

Entry Fee: $25 for all sections.

Byes: One half-point bye allowed. Must be requested before Round 2.

Email: novachessinc@gmail.com.

Limited to a total of 40 participants. On site registrations from 9.00 to 9.30 AM.
Please note that first round for all sections starts at 9.30 AM.

Section
Name of the Player
USCF ID

Section Player Name USCF ID Expiration Date Rating
U1200 HARRISON JR, JAMES L 14710121 9/30/2014 1056
U1200 KOBLA, AKSHAY 14744166 6/30/2014 1016
U1200 MUHAMMAD, FARHAN 15336338 1/31/2015 924
U800 YE, THOMAS 15182898 5/31/2016 759
U800 WILSON, RONEN 15349011 1/31/2015 631
U800 GANOTRA, KRISH 15224845 9/30/2014 566
U800 HUANG, ANDREW 15451794 5/31/2015 412
U800 ANGALKUDRU, PRADYUMNA 15407220 3/31/2015 337
U800 KOBLA, RITHIKA 15187743 6/30/2015 106
U800 MEHTA, SHIVIKA 15225593 9/30/2014 104
U800 BABU, PRANAV 15449704 5/31/2015 Unrated
U800 BABU, ABHINAV 15449690 5/31/2015 Unrated
U800 MUHAMMAD, ZAYD 15457381 5/31/2015 Unrated
U800 NGUYEN, THAI 14261924 1/31/2015 Unrated
U800 BURON, HENRY 15131048 6/30/2015 Unrated

May USCF Rated Scholastic Tournament – VII

May 25, ASHBURN CHESS CLUB SCHOLASTIC TOURNAMENT

Ashburn Chess Club, 42876 Truro Parish Drive, #101, Ashburn VA 20148.

In 3 Sections:
Under 800: 5SS, G30 / d5, Open to 800 & under.
Prizes: Trophies to top 5 players. Medals to all with score 2.5 and above. Top Unrated player. Top Girl Player.
Rounds: First round 9.30 AM then ASAP.

Under 1200: 4SS, G45 / d5, Open to 1200 & under.
Prizes: Trophies to top 3 players. Medals to all with score 2.5 and above.
Top Upset prize.
Rounds: First round 9.30 AM then ASAP.

Under 1600: 4SS, G45 / d5, Open to 1600 & under.
Prizes: Trophies to top 3 Players. Medals to all with score 2.5 and above. Top Upset prize.
Rounds: First round 9.30 AM then ASAP.

Entry Fee: $25 for all sections.

Byes: One half-point bye allowed. Must be requested before Round 2.

Email: novachessinc@gmail.com.

Limited to a total of 40 participants. On site registrations from 9.00 to 9.30 AM.
Please note that first round for all sections starts at 9.30 AM.

Section
Name of the Player
USCF ID

Section Player Name USCF ID Expiration Date Rating
U1200 PALANI, RAHUL 14715525 9/30/2015 1125
U1600 LALWANI, GAUTAM 14566987 10/31/2014 1085
U1600 RAYAVARAPU, GANESH N 14740706 2/28/2015 1060
U1600 KOBLA, AKSHAY 14744166 6/30/2014 1016
U1200 CHAI, AARON 15385977 2/28/2015 969
U1200 BREDESEN, ZOE 15203263 7/31/2015 948
U1200 MARTI, CAROLINE 15218471 10/31/2014 480
U800 MUHAMMAD, FARHAN 15336338 1/31/2015 924
U800 YU, LARINA R 14807785 1/31/2018 775
U800 VONTERU, ABHINAV REDDY 15195324 6/30/2014 754
U800 BHAT, ANAY 15035181 12/31/2015 747
U800 BILLINGTON, LUCAS 15169690 4/30/2017 747
U800 MATHIAS, ETHAN JOSEPH 15320840 12/31/2014 661
U800 RALLABANDI, HAVISH 15124565 3/31/2017 659
U800 GOYAL, UTKARSH 14944931 9/30/2016 642
U800 BILLINGTON, THOMAS 15169704 4/30/2017 477
U800 PALANI, RITVIKA 15062950 1/31/2016 464
U800 BHAT, ARNAV 15187324 6/30/2014 455
U800 NIGAM, ARUL 14908937 4/30/2015 396
U800 ANGALKUDRU, PRADYUMNA 15407220 3/31/2015 337
U800 BHAIP, VINAY 15428075 4/30/2015 331
U800 ANEJA, ARJUN 15406232 3/31/2016 274
U800 MEHTA, SHIVIKA 15225593 9/30/2014 104
U800 MUHAMMAD, ZAYD 15457381 5/31/2015 Unr

Chess for Beginners!

CHESS for Beginners!

Join our Chess Class and learn to play chess well and have Fun at the same time.

A NEW Chess class is being offered to beginners by the Ashburn Chess club and National Master Shawn Hoshall to the Loudoun community.

Chess 101: In the course players will learn, Basics of the game, Opening, Tactics, End game, Planning and decision making and many other concepts.

When: Friday, March 7th to Friday, May 23rd, 2014 from 6 PM to 7.30 PM
Where: Loudoun Valley Estates Community Center located at 43636 Lucketts Bridge Circle, Ashburn, VA 20148
Cost: $250 for the 11 week session

There will be one week off on April 18th for spring break. The first 40 minutes will be lecture where participation by all is encouraged, a 10 minute break will follow, and the final 40 minutes will be game play. The overall objective of the course is to teach beginning players how to play chess well and have fun!

Register at:www.ashburnchessclub.com (search for ‘Chess for Beginners!’), or email Sunil Lalwani at novachessinc@gmail.com. Limited number of spots available. Any questions please email shoshall@verizon.net or call 703-801-4913

About the instructor Coach Shawn:
* Received National Master Title in 1990 and currently one of the top 20 highest rated active players in the State of Virginia.
* Chess Teacher Northern Va 2010-2014
* Team Captain and player For Ashburn Chess Club Open Team in DC Chess League 2010-2014.
* Previous Teacher in Ashburn Chess club Road to Mastery Class 2012
* Master’s Degree in Psychology Towson University 1994
* BA Psychology Wake Forest University 1990

CHESS!, CHESS!!, CHESS!!!, CHESS!, CHESS!!, CHESS!!!

Register
Name of the participant
Age

April USCF Rated Scholastic Chess Tournament – VI

April. 13, ASHBURN CHESS CLUB SCHOLASTIC TOURNAMENT

Ashburn Chess Club, 42876 Truro Parish Drive, #101, Ashburn VA 20148.

In 3 Sections:
Under 800: 5SS, G30 / d5, Open to 800 & under.
Prizes: Trophies to top 5 players. Medals to all with score 2.5 and above. Top Unrated player. Top Girl Player.
Rounds: First round 10.30 AM then ASAP.

Under 1200: 4SS, G45 / d5, Open to 1200 & under.
Prizes: Trophies to top 3 players. Medals to all with score 2.5 and above.
Top Upset prize.
Rounds: First round 9.30 AM then ASAP.

Under 1600: 4SS, G45 / d5, Open to 1600 & under.
Prizes: Trophies to top 3 Players. Medals to all with score 2.5 and above. Top Upset prize.
Rounds: First round 9.30 AM then ASAP.

Please note that for U1200 & U1600, rounds start at 9.30 AM. For U800 at 10.30 AM.

ALL Sections:
Entry Fee: $20 till 6PM on 4/12, After 4/12 or on site $25.
Byes: One half point bye allowed. Must be requested before Round 2.

Section
Name of the Player
USCF ID

Section Player Name USCF ID Expiration Date Rating
U1600 YE, JAMES 15040326 12/31/2014 1201
U1200 HO, KINGSTON DANGKHOA 14777763 11/30/2015 999
U1200 PALANI, RAHUL 14715525 9/30/2015 938
U1200 BREDESEN, ZOE 15203263 7/31/2015 924
U1200 DIEP, ANDREW 15127811 4/30/2015 793
U1200 KONDURU, PRANAV RAJU 15028507 11/30/2015 784
U1200 REDROUTHU, SATHVIK 15181387 5/31/2014 760
U1200 KONDURU, NEHA RAJU 14829737 1/31/2016 757
U1200 TONG, JOHNATHAN 15241394 10/31/2014 756
U1200 RAYAVARAPU, GANESH N 14740706 2/28/2015 708
U800 RALLABANDI, HAVISH 15124565 3/31/2017 691
U800 VINAY, SAMHITA 14958067 8/31/2015 575
U800 PALANI, RITVIKA 15062950 1/31/2016 454
U800 DIEP, THOMAS 15326588 1/31/2015 435
U800 SHAH, DHRUVIL JATIN 14524434 12/31/2015 432
U800 GOYAL, UTKARSH 14944931 9/30/2016 377
U800 WEI, ALBERT 15388213 3/31/2017 Unrated
U800 BHAIP, VINAY 15428075 4/30/2015 Unrated
U800 WUNG, WILLIAM T 15428672 4/30/2015 Unrated
U800 GANOTRA, KRISH 15224845 9/30/2014 Unrated
U800 ANGALKUDRU, PRADYUMNA 15407220 3/31/2015 Unrated
U800 RALLABANDI, DHEENAV 15391876 3/31/2017 Unrated
U800 ANEJA, ARJUN 15406232 3/31/2016 Unrated