Thursday, January 19, 2012

2011 Elaine Howie Rating Clubs

Juniors are capable of so much progress in chess! In recognition of their efforts, I have assigned players to "clubs". Each club is based on a certain amount of rating increase in both CFC (and/or FQE) and CMA in the year 2011. CFC and FQE ratings are based on regular (slow) games. Those mentioned have also met the criteria of being in the top fifty lists for the CFC/FQE/CMA and have recent participation in a CFC or FQE event (since September). Even the "100 club" is a huge achievement, so keep up the good work!

In bold are the names of players who were in the “Top 12” last year. This year’s progress is a very significant achievement for them since they have made great strides two years in a row. Congrats!

Note: Rating increase is not the only factor considered in the selection & ordering of the “Top 12” finalists. The finalists are named in my previous post, and their award order will be announced soon.

EH 100 club
NameGradeProvinceCFC RatingFQE RatingCMA Rating
Kaixin Wang3AB+ 624N/A+ 105
Kaining Lin3AB+ 382N/A+ 101
Frank Wang3ON+ 658N/A+ 119
Hou Han Zhang4QCN/A+ 162+ 141
Varun Sekar4ON+ 127N/A+ 265
Jiaxin (Dora) Liu5ON+ 184N/A+ 119
Dennis Shamroni5ON+ 215N/A+ 113
Ananda Saha5QCN/A+ 143+ 435
Jingzhi (Edwin) Xu5BC+ 220N/A+ 144
Terrence (Terry) Ju5ON+ 216N/A+ 146
Jason Cao6BC+ 132N/A+ 297
Matthew Zita6AB+ 126N/A+ 740
Olivier-Kenta Chiku-Ratte7QC+ 396+ 101+ 140
Yu Qing Liu7QCN/A+ 117+ 169
Lakes Liang7ON+ 257N/A+ 119
Sheng-Ming Gu8QCN/A+ 113+ 139
Cedric Lepine9QCN/A+ 143+ 286
James Fu9ON+ 161N/A+ 112
Yimang Yang9ON+ 144N/A+ 221
Aquino Inigo11ON+ 121N/A+ 242
David Itkin11ON+ 105N/A+ 259

EH 150 club
NameGradeProvinceCFC RatingFQE RatingCMA Rating
Harmony Zhu1BC+ 156N/A+ 274
Rohan (Shiyam) Talukdar3ON+ 160N/A+ 481
Patrick Angelo Tolentino4AB+ 164N/A+ 194
Matthew Geng4BC+ 196N/A+ 217
Yuanchen Zhang5ON+ 191N/A+ 264
Jeffrey Xu5ON+ 259N/A+ 177
Matthieu Johnson-Constantin5QCN/A+ 170+ 260
Razvan Preotu7ON+ 180N/A+ 570
John Doknjas7BC+ 160N/A+ 272
Melissa Giblon7ON+ 180N/A+ 218
Chang Yun8QC+ 315+ 159+ 174
Qun Tian Xiang9QCN/A+ 165+ 182
Michael Gomes9ON+ 177N/A+ 184

EH 200 club
NameGradeProvinceCFC RatingFQE RatingCMA Rating
David Yao4AB+ 559N/A+ 240
Varshini Paraparan4ON+ 203N/A+ 568
Yue Tong (Davy) Zhao4ON+ 252N/A+ 208
Richard Chen5ON+ 546N/A+ 222
Jackie Peng8ON+ 241N/A+ 412
Dragos (Octavian) Manailoiu8QCN/A+ 372+ 205
Emile Trottier12QC+ 305+ 248+ 389
David Miller12AB+ 205N/A+ 513

EH 250 club
NameGradeProvinceCFC RatingFQE RatingCMA Rating
Sergey Noritsyn3ON+ 252N/A+ 750
Luke Pulfer3BC+ 289N/A+ 337
Kevin Yi-Xiao Yie4ON+ 270N/A+ 259
Dinny Wang5ON+ 424N/A+ 262
Constance Wang5ON+ 264N/A+ 347
Michael Chang7QCN/A+282+ 296
Mathew Herdin8BC+ 256N/A+ 496
Ryan Lo9BC+ 250N/A+ 300
Owen Qian9ON+ 253N/A+ 315
Nicolas Robichaud9NB+ 254N/A+ 300
Krishneel Singh10AB+ 300N/A+ 258

EH 300 club
NameGradeProvinceCFC RatingFQE RatingCMA Rating
Shawn Rodrigue-Lemieux2QCN/A+ 311+ 719
Immanuel Huang4ON+ 300N/A+ 325
Qiyu Zhou6ON+ 334N/A+ 422
Nikola Isaev11QCN/A+ 520+ 306

EH 350+ club
NameGradeProvinceCFC RatingFQE RatingCMA Rating
Jia Yu Luo3QCN/A+ 350+ 462
Eric Zechen Wang6ON+ 421N/A+ 371
Zong Yang Yu7QCN/A+ 542+ 463
Nicholas Lee7AB+ 373N/A+ 355

Further Honourable Mentions
Taylor Zhang (ON, Grade 3) and Benjamin Lin (ON, Grade 2) would have been in the “EH 200 Club”

Our 2011 WYCC Team: Luke Pulfer, Frank Wang, Sergey Noritsyn, Rohan (Shiyam) Talukdar, Taylor Zhang, Jeannie Zhang, Yuanchen Zhang, Dinny Wang, Constance Wang, Varshini Paraparan, Lily Zhou, Michael Song, Razvan Preotu, Olivier-Kenta Chiku-Ratte, Qiyu Zhou, Melissa Giblon, Rachel (Long-Xin) Tao, Dorsa Moayyed, Richard Wang, Mark Plotkin, James Fu, Agastya Kalra, Yimang Yang, Bryant Yang, Rebecca Giblon, Joanne Foote, Louisa (Qian Qian) Hou, Konstantin Semianiuk, David Zhang, Nikita Gusev, Mike Ivanov, Simon Gladstone, Myriam Roy, Chang Yun, Regina-Veronicka Kalaydina, Tina Fang, Kimia Moayyed, Loren (Brigham) Laceste, Yelizaveta (Liza) Orlova, Linda Fu

Our 2011 Pan-Am Team: Jackie Peng, Dezheng Kong, Jiaxin (Dora) Liu