Giant Chess

Wooldridge Square in downtown Austin has a set of Giant Chess pieces (knee-high on a 1st-grader) which are available for public use.  Here are some pictures from a game a few years ago:

 

A city-wide unrated chess tournament has been scheduled at Wooldridge Park for Oct. 14!  The tournament is a 5-round Swiss G/20 which means that every entrant will play 5 games and each game will take no more than 40 minutes.  The tournament will start at noon and should run until about 5pm.  

This will be a very inexpensive tournament: only $4 if entry mailed by 10/6!  Since this is an unrated tournament, you don't have to be a USCF member either.  They only have a limited number of tables in the park, so the tournament will be closed after the first 100 entrants.

More information can be found on the Austin Chess Tournaments site: "Chess in Wooldridge Park."  Here's the online registration form and the list of people who have already pre-registered.


Results:

Primary (K-3)

No.NameRatePtsRnd1Rnd2Rnd3Rnd4
1Liu, William7894.0W33W7W6W4
2Mohn, James7304.0W31W38W5W3
3Yam, Robert W.
3.0W39W9W13L2
4Quach, Alexander6403.0W20W16W8L1
5Manion, Sarah Kay3853.0W12W19L2W22
6McMinn, Elan Thomas Desai5993.0W35W21L1W11
7Schaffer, Ethan Benjamin3263.0W32L1W35W17
8Groseclose, Henry Winter3953.0W17W22L4W23
9Fernandes, Louis3823.0W28L3W20W18
10Buckman, Liam
3.0D34W14W24-H-
11Ganesh, Sangavai
2.5D27W15W26L6
12Newman, Jason Storey1822.5L5W25D16W27
13Tewari, Aditya3932.5D26W29L3W21
14Gerosolina, Anna K.1002.5D18L10W31W28
15Raina, Yutika
2.5-H-L11W37W26
16Guzman, Joshua Ryan
2.0W36L4D12D24
17Amodwala, Jugal Alkesh1892.0L8W41W38L7
18Paulson, Nicholas
2.0D14D30W34L9
19Kumar, Aishwar1002.0W25L5L23W30
20Alonzo, Cameron Blake
2.0L4W43L9W32
21Sayiner, Selin
2.0W42L6W30L13
22Narvekar, Neil S
2.0W41L8W36L5
23Brinker, Jeremy R M
2.0-H-D34W19L8
24Belisle, Joshua M
2.0D40W37L10D16
25Quach, Valerie
2.0L19L12W41W36
26Cunningham, Brock1851.5D13W40L11L15
27Schmidt, Walton R1001.5D11L39W33L12
28Ellington, Seth
1.5L9D33W40L14
29Jayabalan, Sanddhya
1.5D30L13D32D37
30Groseclose, James Gray
1.0D29D18L21L19
31Bailey, Eleanor Elizabeth
1.0L2D32L14D33
32VanBuren, Spenser1051.0L7D31D29L20
33Cunningham, Haden
1.0L1D28L27D31
34Almy III, Adrian Hines
1.0D10D23L18-N-
35Ahuja, Ojas k.
1.0L6W42L7-N-
36Graves, Natasha Y
1.0L16-B-L22L25
37Blackley, Aaron Mitchell
1.0-H-L24L15D29
38De La Rosa, Dylan M
1.0W43L2L17-N-
39Chakravarty, Rohan
1.0L3W27-N--N-
40Rochelle, Gabe
0.5D24L26L28-N-
41Ahuja, Avik S.
0.0L22L17L25-N-
42Ortiz, Breck
0.0L21L35-N--N-
43Perry, Cole Matthew
0.0L38L20-N--N-