November 5, 2023
Fall Scholastic Games finished today with final 4th through 6th rounds. We were worried about the big event in Balboa and parking situation, but it all worked at the end. It is always great to see kids returning and continuing to improve. The Tournament Directors and volunteers today were Irina Nizmutdinova, Jonathan Frye, Arman Tursunkhanov, Jim Harrell, Kathryn Mokhov and David Saponara.
The tournament concluded in 5 sections with 10-14 players per section. The top 3 finishers of each section got golden crown sculpture. In addition, the first place winner in each section received $40 Amazon card gift card.
In the OPEN section, Rustam Zokirov won the first place trophy with 5 out of 6 points, Bolivar Rascon got second place with 4.5 points and Koroush Asadi Morales got 3rd place on tie breaks with 4 points. Arthur Arman also finished with 4 points.