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Beasts From the Southeast Take Amateur Team South Print E-mail
By Harvey Lerman   
February 15, 2010
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Beasts from the Southeast, The winning team with the "Ugly Rook" trophy

After the US Amateur Team South championship team, Beasts from the Southeast, beat the top rated team in round 4 with a 3-1 score board two Toby Boas raised his fist high in the air and exclaimed "All the way! No tiebreaks!" He was remembering 2009 when this team had lost out to the Miami team on tiebreaks. The fired up, Beasts went on to win their last round match 4-0 and stood alone at 4½ to become USATS Champions. They had drawn against the Larry Storch team in the 3rd round, their only blemish in their score.
 
OPEN

Beasts from the Southeast (2174.0)

Jeffrey Haskel (2290)   Bd: 1
Toby Boas (2230)   Bd: 2
Dalton Perrine (2132)   Bd: 3
Adam Miller (2044)   Bd: 4
 
The captain of the team that won last year, Gil Luna, drove from Miami to Orlando with his wife to celebrate Valentines' Weekend and to deliver the rotating "Ugly Rook" trophy, which is the responsibility of each year's winner of USATS. It contains the history of winners of this event since it was restarted in Gainesville, Florida about 10 years ago. Gil brought his wife to make sure that things would be different this year, as last year when he brought the Miami team with him, he had to name that team "My Girl is Pissed!". The team won that event and later the National Championship Playoff, but things might not have been so happy at home. This time Gil could not round up a team to defend the title as he and other top Miami players had other committments. But it was nice to see Gil again and he looked radiant as he introduced his lovely wife to everyone.
 
The Scholastic Section included 18 children from the Virgin Islands (VI) who had decided to come to Orlando on their big trip this year to play in the USATS event and to visit Disney World and Epcot. They formed 4 teams and offered their two alternate players to another team who ended up short two players when they got sick and had to have their parents turn back and drive home.

Mark Ritter and Tania Kranich Ritter entered three teams from their Ritter Champions chess school and it was a tough fight between them and the VI teams, with one of each group's teams tieing for 1st at 4-1. As the VI team had beaten the Ritter team and were undefeated (2 drawn matches against the other two Ritter teams) they had hoped to win the tiebreaks, but their 1st round win over a team that finished with just a 0.5 score did them in and Chess Champions 1 won on tiebreaks.
 
 
SCHOLASTIC

Chess Champions 1 (1108.3)

Keerthivasan Vengatesan (1234) Bd: 1
Jordan Hart (1182) 2.5 Bd: 2
Abhishek Taiwade (1158) Bd: 3
Rohit Iyer (859)  Bd: 4 

 
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The champs in the Scholastic section

Team Roster and Scores. US Amateur Team South: Open



 

 

Code

Score

Total

1

BEASTS

Beasts from the Southeast (2174.0) - Cnt: 4 W11 W3 D4 W2 W8

4.5

53

2

PIECE

Piece Mongors II (2187.8) - Cnt: 5 W6 W8 W5 L1 W4

4.0

45

3

AUSLAN

Auslanders (1877.5) - Cnt: 4 W10 L1 W11 W6 W9

4.0

36.25

4

STORCH

Our Rx: Mate in Four (2143.5) - Cnt: 4 W9 W14 D1 W5 L2

3.5

40.5

5

GOLDEN

Golden Knights (2010.5) - Cnt: 5 W15 W7 L2 L4 W13

3.0

31.25

6

ENDGAM

Endgame Knightmares (1875.0) - Cnt: 4 L2 W13 W15 L3 W10

3.0

27

7

CLERM1

Clermont's Perpetual Zugzwang (1745.8) - Cnt: 4 W16 L5 L9 W15 W14

3.0

22.5

8

OCG

Orlando Chess & Game Center (1877.5) - Cnt: 5 W12 L2 W13 W14 L1

3.0

21

9

JAYLO

Jay Leno blunders - Takeback requested (1598.0) - Cnt: 4 L4 W12 W7 W11 L3

3.0

19.5

10

QUEEN

Queen mates with Knight (1548.3) - Cnt: 4 L3 W16 L14 W12 L6

2.0

13.5

11

THENO

The No Name Team (1598.3) - Cnt: 4 L1 W18 L3 L9 W17

2.0

13

12

MORPHY

Morphy's Rule (1618.3) - Cnt: 5 L8 L9 W17 L10 W16

2.0

12.5

13

CLERM2

Clermont's Sandbaggers (1592.8) - Cnt: 4 W17 L6 L8 W16 L5

2.0

11.5

14

NEPTUN

Neptune's knights who say "NI" (1716.5) - Cnt: 4 W18 L4 W10 L8 L7

2.0

11

15

HELFST

Little Ludwig and the Crew (1587.0) - Cnt: 4 L5 W17 L6 L7 W18

2.0

10.5

16

GULL-A

Gulliver Prep Alpha (1435.0) - Cnt: 4 L7 L10 W18 L13 L12

1.0

9

17

GULL-B

Gulliver Prep Beta (1049.3) - Cnt: 4 L13 L15 L12 W18 L11

1.0

7

18

CLERM3

Clermont's Dangerous Dans (1307.3) - Cnt: 4 L14 L11 L16 L17 L15

0.0

2.5

19

GATORS

Gators eat fish (2119.3) - Cnt: 4 U-- U-- U-- U-- U--

0.0

0

20

----

---- (100.0) - Cnt: 1 U-- U-- U-- U-- U--

0.0

0


Team Roster and Scores. US Amateur Team South: Scholastic



 

 

Code

Name

Score

1

CHESS1

Chess Champions 1 (1108.3) - Cnt: 4 W4 W5 W3 L2 W6

4.0

43.5

2

ROKCTY

Rock City Gambit (1071.8) - Cnt: 4 W12 D6 W5 W1 D3

4.0

33

3

RITTER

Ritter's Winners (1194.3) - Cnt: 4 W10 W8 L1 W6 D2

3.5

37.5

4

VICAST

V. I. Castles (811.0) - Cnt: 4 L1 D9 W11 W8 W7

3.5

22

5

CHUNG

CHUNG (882.8) - Cnt: 4 W9 L1 L2 W10 W8

3.0

28

6

CHESS2

Chess Champions 2 (888.0) - Cnt: 4 W7 D2 W10 L3 L1

2.5

28.5

7

HURRIC

Hurricane Knights (491.0) - Cnt: 4 L6 W12 L8 W9 L4

2.0

15.5

8

PAWNS

Pawn Stars (630.7) - Cnt: 4 W11 L3 W7 L4 L5

2.0

14.5

 

9

STBAR1

STBAR1 (478.3) - Cnt: 4 L5 D4 W12 L7 D11

2.0

12.5

 

10

TROPIC

Tropical Storms (827.5) - Cnt: 4 L3 W11 L6 L5 W12

2.0

11.5

 

11

STBARN

SAINT BARNABAS (376.3) - Cnt: 4 L8 L10 L4 D12 D9

1.0

7

 

12

KNIGHT

Knight Invaders (661.3) - Cnt: 4 L2 L7 L9 D11 L10

0.5

5

 

13

OUT

OUT (0.0) - Cnt: 2 U-- U-- U-- U-- U--

0.0

0

 

14

RYAN

RYAN (100.0) - Cnt: 1 U-- U-- U-- U-- U--

0.0

0

 

15

VI

Virgin Island Alternate (0.0) - Cnt: 1 U-- U-- U-- U-- U--

0.0

0

 

 
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