Thursday, November 29, 2012

Players' Individual Points and Ratings Posted; Preview of Rounds 2 and 3 Matches

Players’ individual points and MHSCL ratings were recently posted on the league’s website. Five players had three wins after round 1 - Ella Collins and Nelson Singh of Cornwall Central HS Team Two, Kostya Shetekauri of Monroe-Woodbury HS, Ian Payne of The Mount Academy, and David Sanz of James O’Neill HS Team One. Timothy Mills of James O’Neill HS Team One scored two-and-a-half points. The above players helped jump-start their respective teams.

Kostya Shetekauri’s 1619 rating is the highest amongst all players. Some of the ratings included the 2012-13 Kick-Off tournament results. Updated ratings would be posted soon after rounds two and three matches.

Rounds two and three will be played on Saturday, December 1 at Cornwall Central HS. Two of round two matches will be interesting. Monroe-Woodbury and The Mount Academy Team Two, tied for first in the Kasparov Conference, will play each other. Cornwall Central HS Team Two- James O’Neill HS Team One match will battle for first place in the Kasparov Conference. Monroe-Woodbury HS will play two 1-0 teams, The Mount Academy Team Two in round two and Cornwall Central HS Team Two in round three.

Please visit the MHSCL website and this blog for information on the league.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Mid-Hudson Scholastic Chess League Match Play Started – Round 1 Summary


The match portion of the 2012-13 season started November 18, 2012, Round one was played at Cornwall Central High, located in Cornwall, NY. Three of the four matches were one-sided, while the fourth was decided by one game.

The Middletown - The Mount Academy Team One match was postponed to a later date.

James O'Neill Team One vs Kingston HS: Last year's runner-up to Cornwall HS defeated Kingston 7.5 - 1.5. Dave Sanz won three games and Tim Mills had two victories for O'Neill. Michael Liu was responsible for Kingston's points, one win and one draw.

Monroe-Woodbury vs James O'Neill Team Two: Kostya Shetekuri’s three wins and Ethan Besas' two points led Woodbury to a 7-2 match victory.

Cornwall Central Team Two vs Highland Mills Middle School: Cornwall shutout Highland Falls Middle School, 9-0. Ella Collins and Nelson Singh each had three wins, and Kyle Emanuele won two games.

The Mount Academy Team Two vs Cornwall Central Team One: The Mount Academy, led by Ian Payne's three victories and Titus Decker's two wins, defeated the defending champs, 5-4. Chase Heustis scored two points for Cornwall Central.

Cornwall Team One's lost snapped the team’s ten-consecutive match winning streak overall (seven-match winning streak during the regular season). Cornwall Team One lost to Middletown in round four, 5-4, during the 2010-11 season. Middletown then defeated Cornwall Team Two the next round by the same margin. It was the first time one team defeated two teams from the same school during the regular season.

Rounds Two and Three will be played Saturday, December 1, 2012, at Cornwall Central HS.

Please check to view round one crosstables, photos, and additional information on the Mid-Hudson Scholastic Chess League.