The Mid-Hudson Scholastic Chess League (MHSCL) launched it’s 15th season by holding the Kickoff Swiss tournament at Cornwall Central HS (NY) on October 29, 2016. Twenty-Six players participated in the five-round event.
Carl Tyce of James O’Neill HS finished in first-place with a perfect 5-0 score. Second-to-Fourth place finishers, each with 4-1 records (in tie-break order), were Curin Odell of West Point Middle School, Ella Collins of Cornwall Central HS, and Cristian Garcia of Middletown High School. Emil Vyskocil of Cornwall Central HS and Collin Strauch of Middletown High School finished with 3.5 points apiece.
The event was a combination of an individual and team tournament. The top four scores of players from the same school counted as that school’s points. Cornwall Central HS won the team trophy with 13.5 points on tiebreaks over Middletown HS. James O’Neill HS finished in third with 12.5 points.
The matches will start Saturday, December 10, 2016.
You can follow the 2016-17 season by reading this blog or go to www.mhschess.com website.