Rochester Scholastic Open 2012 Results

The Rochester Scholastic Open 2012 tournament was a success!  We had eight participants in total, four of them already USCF members.  Mikael Paulik had significant tournament experience so he was not eligible for the USCF membership prizes.  Thanks goes out to Dennis Mays and Jack Fulsom for their help organizing.  George Paulik was very generous and donated some chess books as prizes.  Here are the final standings:

1st – Mikael Paulik | 4.0 | (Won a 1 tournament RCC credit)

2nd – Michael Kern | 3.0 |  (Won a 1-year extension on his USCF membership)

3rd – Charlie Liu | 2.0 | (Won a 1-year extension on his USCF membership)

4th – Ben Lee | 2.0 | (Won a chess book donated by George Paulik)

5th – Logan Slavin | 2.0 | (Won a chess book donated by George Paulik)

6th – Cory Li | 2.0 | (Won a chess book donated by George Paulik)

7th – Richard Xiong | 1.0 |

8th – Ian Kern | 0.5 |

Rochester Grand Summer Open this weekend!

This weekend

The Rochester Grand Summer Open is this weekend.  The RGSO 2012 event page has more information on the tournament.  So far we have about 30 players pre-registered for the event, including 3-time winner Matt Dahl.  Online registration is probably still available if you sign-up today, otherwise you can still register at the event.  List of past winners.


We are trying  a new tournament format for the scholastic players in town.  The Rochester Scholastic Open will be an unrated event for youth ages 18 and under, with a chance to win a United States Chess Federation membership.  Visit the event page for more information.

There is still time to register for the Rob Newshutz and Jack Fulsom chess camps.  Click the events on the right sidebar for more info.

Chess players are invited to be recognized at the next school board meeting


All RPS chess players who were successful at the state and national tournaments are invited to bring their trophies and “show off” at the Rochester Public Schools board meeting next Tuesday April 24.  Be there by 6:20 as the public comments part of the meeting starts at 6:30 and chess is second on the agenda.

Should be an article in the PB today.  Also here is a link  to the Fox 47 news report which aired Sunday on the success of Rochester players at the national chess tournament: