Austin Area Scholastic Championships

13001097_966405770141230_8929420170259821622_nA number of AAH Chess Club participants competed in the Austin Area Scholastic Championships on Saturday. It was a great tournament with many competing for the first time. Thank you and congratulations to everyone who participated!!!  If you would like to know more about our club, you can find our website at
Competing for their very first time were: Danny Conner, Jace Dressen, Gabriel Anderson, Grayson Rorrer, and Naya Domingo.  
Our medal winners with a score 3-3.5 out of 5 games were: Jeremy Lara, Grayson Rorrer, Danielle Rye, Caleb Anderson, Evan Davis and Ian Hall. 
Anshu Chenurru won 1st place in the Elementary Championships Section
Grayson Rorrer competed in the K5 Under 300 section and won 6th place.
Carson Freidman competed in the 6-12 Under 900 section and won 5th place. 
Also in the 6-12 Under 900 Section: Carson Friedman, Tucker Water, John Birch, and Naya Domingo came in 4th place as a team.  
Tucker also won the Good Sportsmanship Award for excellence in his attitude, turning every opportunity into a learning experience, and for cheering his teammates on!
Anshu Chenurru and Rocco Trosclair came in 4th place in the Elementary Championships team division. 
In the Secondary Championship section: Abhiram Chenurru won 3rd place.
Abhiram Chenurru, Ian Hall, Caleb Anderson, and Evan Davis came in 1st place for the team trophy. 
Way to go AAH-Chess Club!

Casis Chess Tournament 2016

Congratulations to the AAH Chess Club for their participation in the Casis Chess Tournament!
Here are the AAH members who participated:
Carson Friedman
Davis Rye
Danielle Rye
Hazel Fleming
Walter Fleming
Josiah Ross
Judah Lara
Marie Young
Oliver Davis
Individual Awards:  
We had 4 medal winners:  Davis, Judah, Marie and Oliver
Plus, Danielle had 4 wins and earned a 3rd place trophy in her section.
Team Results:  
Carson, Danielle and Marie earned a 3rd Place Trophy in their K-12 Under 700 Section.
Great job!
Special recognition also goes to Carson and Judah since this was their first Scholastic chess tournament.
Congratulations to all of the AAH players and their parents and grandparents who participated in this event! 

Region VI Chess Championships

KUDOS to our 11 AAH participants at the 2012 Region VI Chess
Championships that took place on April 21! AAH Chess Club was represented in
8 of 10 scholastic
sections!!! There were ~300 kids in attendance from all over our Region
(Austin &
San Antonio area) and the competition was tough!

Congratulations to the following kids & teams:


Caleb Tunks – Honorable mention trophy (1st trophy!) – 6th place – also
gained 145 rating pts!

Primary JV:

Cyrus Lowden – 1st tournament!!

Elizabeth Oksanen – 1st tournament!!

Primary Championship:

Ariadne Dodd – 1st place trophy!! – also gained 134 rating pts!!

Caleb, Cyrus, Elizabeth and Ariadne brought home the 3rd place Primary team

Elementary Novice:

Rocco Trosclair – medal – 10th place – also gained 101 rating pts!

Elementary JV:

Atticus Lowden – gained 75 rating pts!!

Middle School JV:

Shelby Britt – medal (1st time to get medal!) – 8th place – also gained 197
rating pts!!!

Middle School Championship:
Chad Quartaro – represented AAH well in a VERY tough section (harder than
high school section!!)

High School Championship:
Dylan James – 1st place trophy!!

Stephen Young – medal – 4th place – gained 42 rating pts!

Connor Britt – 10th place

Dylan, Stephen, and Connor brought home the 4th place High School team

State Scholastic Championships

Congrats to all of the AAH Chess Club members who competed at the State Scholastic Championships (Feb 18-19) in Dallas!

The seven AAH competitors were Emma Quartaro, Ian Hall, Chad Quartaro, Keith James,  Jeff Wylie, Stephen Young and Dylan James.

With over 1140 players in attendance, the State Championships offered some very stiff competition! We are proud of all of them!

Special congratulations for their performance go to Dylan James (tied for
3rd place, High School Championship), Ian Hall (tied for 6th place, Middle School JV),
and Keith James (tied for 13th place, Middle School Championship).

Chad, Emma, Jeff, and Keith all received honorable mention in their sections.

Most of the AAH participants gained rating points: Keith (15 pts), Stephen (29 pts), Jeff (36 pts), Chad (101 pts!), Ian (185 pts!), and Emma (227 pts!!!!).


In addition, Dylan, Stephen, & Jeff brought home the 5th place team trophy in the High School Championship section.

And Chad and Ian received the 10th place team trophy in the Middle School JV

In the Blitz tournament Friday night, Dylan got 1st place, Keith got 3rd and
Stephen got 4th.

In the bughouse tournament Saturday night, Dylan and Stephen got 4th place
in bughouse.

Other participants were Keith, Chad and Ian. It was a late night but
everyone had a good time.

Thank you, thank you, thank you to the awesome AAH chess parents who
volunteered at the event – Cheryl Quartaro, Bob Woodward, Dennis Hall and Annaleise Hall!!

Their work helped pay for our team room! In addition, Lori (our retired Director!) and I worked Chess Control for the organizer all weekend.

Special, special recognition goes to Brooke James and Ella Hall for putting together 1,150 medals. Those girls worked their tails off!!!!

Austin Chess Club Championships

The Second Annual Austin Chess Club Championships took place this past
weekend (Jan 6-8). Congrats to both Stephen Young and Michael Tunks,
who both played in the U1500 section. Michael, one of our chess club
dads, tied for 2nd place, bringing home a nice check for his efforts.
Stephen, one of our chess club teens, finished just out of the money,
but both players gained quite a few rating points.

The Austin Chess Club Championships is an adult tournament (with a
number of kids participating) which attracted 139 players from all
over Texas, and even New Mexico and Lousiana!

Congrats, guys!

All other results can be found at:

Scholastic Tournament – Mathews Elementary

This past Saturday, December 3rd, the last scholastic chess tournament
of 2011 was held at Mathews Elementary in Central Austin. Over 170
players were in attendance, and AAH was well represented. Kudos to
the following players who competed in the tournament. New players (*)
and awards are listed!

K-3: Ariadne Dodd – medal; K-3 U400: Davis Rye – medal; Caleb Tunks* –
medal Marie Young – medal; Brook James. The combined K-3 team came
home with the 2nd place trophy!

K-5/6: Joshua Anderson

K-12: Connor Britt – tied for first place, trophy; Stephen Young –
tied for third place, trophy; Chad Quartaro – medal; Walter Stager;
Caleb Anderson; Shelby Britt
The K-12 team came home with the 2nd place trophy!

Open: Keith James – 1st place u1600, cash prize

Baranoff Tournament Kudos

Congrats to all of the AAH participants at this weekend’s Baranoff
Scholastic Chess Tournament. AAH earned quite a few trophies, but they all
walked away winners!!!!!

Competing on the K-12 team were:
Connor Britt, Shelby Britt, Ian Hall, Chad Quartaro, and Stephen Young. The
team walked away with the 1st place trophy! In addition, Stephen and Connor
tied for 1st place, both with 4.5 out of 5. Chad earned a medal for a
positive score.

Competing on the K-3 team were:
Ariadne Dodd and Rocco Trosclair. Ariadne brought home the 3rd place
trophy, and Rocco was competing in his first chess tournament!

We are proud of you!!!!!!!!!