October 8, 2023
SDCC 2023 October Scholastic by far was the largest scholastic event we have had ever since we re-opened the scholastic events in December 2021.
The tournament went very smooth in 4 sections: OPEN (22 players), U800 (34 players), U500 (35 players), and U300 (37 players).
In the OPEN section Lucca Vitko and Gaspar Mauris Girault and Sai Krishna had the highest score of 3.5/4 but Lucca took fist place on tie-breaks, Gaspar 2nd place and Sai 3rd place. Smaran Mukkavilli, Anirudh Ajay and Angelina Lee all got 3 points but took 4th, 5th and 6th places on tie-breaks. Arjun Amit Jain took 7th place with 2.5 points (on tie breaks).
In U800 section, Patricio Godinez and Anoushka Silva shared a perfect score of 4/4 but Patricio won 1st place on tie-breaks. Anoushka got the 2nd place. Renae Chen, Thomas Hamacher, Calvin Kim, Cameron Twu, Abhiram Kasireddi and Owen Hanson all shared the same score 3/4 but got 1st through 8th place based on tie-breaks. Agastya Shiv Mali got 9th place, and Liam Sakurada got 10th.