Austin Kids # 12

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We had a record turnout of 75 players, and had to split the U900 into 2 rooms. There were quite a few new faces in the U900. Some came to the chess tournament for the first time. It was very nice to see a lot of kids so eager to play chess. The registration with a large number of players, some trying to get USCF membership in the last minute, was causing some delay. In the future, please help us ensure that everyone has valid USCF membership and has sent pre-registration email prior to the event. At the end of the day, everyone seemed to enjoy the day. My fatigue seemed to go away when parents asked me when the next event would be.

Congratulations to the winners:

Anthony Nguyen, Jonathan Manion, Michael Ingram, and William Liu: four-way tie for 1st place in the Open section.
Emily Nguyen and Niteka Raina: tie for U1600 - 1st place in the Open section.
Dang Nguyen: 1st place in the U1400 section with perfect score 4/4.
Steve Manion, Forrest Marler, and Dylan Dong: 3-way tie for 2nd place in the U1400 section.
Camille Kao and Louis Fernandes: tie for U1000 - 1st place in the U1400 section.
Ritik Goyal and Duru Gucer: tie for 1st place in the U900 section.
Eric Ingram, Shauhin Ahmadian, Abhishek Rao (Biggest Upset prize for defeating a opponent 683 points stronger), Venkat Alapati (unrated - 1st place prize), Vikas Burugu (U600 - 1st place prize), and Andrew Lu: 6-way tie for 2nd place in the U900 section.
Mike/Eric Ingram: 1st place Parent/Child team.
James Joh: winner of the Puzzles Solving drawing.
Ernest Fernandes: winner of the Puzzles Solving competition.

Each of the winner should receive a chess prize. Please send Nam Nguyen (nam67@yahoo.com) an email if you have not picked up your prize.

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