The DC Chess league 2014-2015 Winter season awards ceremony took place on July 22nd as well as the second round of the DCCL. As usual Bill Simmons took great pictures of the event.
We also had some interesting results. The Sterling Skewers beat the very dangerous Ashburn Junior team 2.5-1.5 while Cold Fury beat last year’s summer league winners Arlington Argyles 3.5-.5. Both of these teams stand at 1.5-.5 in the overall standing and will square off on August 14th at Arlington. Meanwhile: Forever Young beat up on the Kings 4-0 and Coral Reef won against the Mome Raths 3.5-.5. Both “The Reef” and Forever Young are 2-0 and are paired as the only undefeated teams for round 3.
Finally in the Amateur section George Mason beat Ashburn to be the only team undefeated in the Amateur section this summer. Can anyone stop these guys?
Below are some of the pictures from the night.
Winter Open League champions: The serious Ashburn Open squad (Actually we are pretty laid back): L to R: NM Mahbub Alam, Scott Webster, NM Shawn Hoshall and FM Paolo del Mundo (Paolo won top board prize)
George Mason vs Ashburn Amateur. George Mason (On Right- L-R): Jonathan Bode, Ako Heidari. Ashburn: Pranav Karthik
NM William Marcelino checking out the results of his team Forever Young vs The Kings. He was pleased.
Cold Fury vs Arlington Argyles: Cold Fury pulled off the big upset and won the match. L-R Cold Fury (On right L-R) Steve Miller (In orange shirt), Jonathan Mathews, Arthur Tang, NM Daniel Lowinger. Argyles (L-R): NM Geoff McKenna, NM Andrew Samuelson
NM Jeevan Karamsetty of the Arlington Kings
Savage Fury vs Morphy’s Mojo: Savage Fury (On right L-R): Josh Hiban, Paul Swaney, Tim Hamilton. Morphys Mojo: James Guill. The match ended in a draw.
Silver Knights Squad (L-R): Oliver Gainer, Ali Thompson, David Bennett and NM Jeremy Kane. Silver Knights barely lost to Ashburn Open (AKA: “Can You Smell What the Rook is Cookin?” is Ashburn’s fancy new name this summer)