Brothering UP!
Alpha Lambda, Alpha Pi chapters in Louisville, Kentucky and Pi, Delta Alpha Lambda chapters in Cleveland, Ohio are brothering up to host a scholastic chess tournament in Louisville, KY., November 10, 2018. This partnership between these chapters will hopefully form the foundation for the expansion of scholastic chess within the Midwest Region and Alpha nationally.

Novice Section K-4, 5-8, 9-12 | Rated Section K-4, 5-8, 9-12 | Collegiate
Format: 5 rounds, game/30, Time D5 | Check in: 8:30-9:30am| Welcome: 9:45am,
Rounds: #1-10:00am | #2-11:30am |#3-1:00pm | #4-2:30pm | #5-4:00pm

Individual Collegiate Awards: 1stplace $300, 2ndplace $150, 3rdplace $100
Individual Awards: Trophies to top 5 finishers in all K-12 sections
Door Prizes: Various gift cards, Various other gifts


Louisville Scholastic Chess Open
Top Competition, Scholarships, Great Door Prizes
Saturday, November 10, 2018
University of Louisville, Student Activity Center, Multipurpose Room
2100 S. Floyd St, Louisville, KY 40208
Entry Fee: $35 before October 26th | $45 after October 26th

Online Registration:
Contact Info: Tony Dunlap
Email: [email protected]
cell: 502-882-0508

**All Registrations received before 10/26/18 will be eligible for door prize drawing **
The 7th Annual Cleveland Scholastic Open
October 13, 2018

Our Tournament
One hundred and nine students participated in this year's  chess tournament.   The Cleveland Scholastic Chess Tournament was designed to attract more students in northeast Ohio to participate in scholastic chess. 
One of the highlights of the Cleveland Scholastic Chess Open is the college scholarships available to the high school section winner and the job internships available to the college section winner. 

The colleges and universities that are offering the scholarships;  University of Maryland Baltimore County, University of Akron, Alabama A&M University and the Cleveland Alumni Group of Hampton University.  The administrators at these universities have been outstanding they understand that if a young person is good enough to win a scholastic chess event they are probably an excellent student as well.  By providing a scholarship to the high school winner they may attract an outstanding student to their institution at no cost to them, receive free advertising and exhibit great community public relations by supporting such a worthy activity.  
The University of Maryland Baltimore County is an American public research university, located in Baltimore County, the university specializes in the natural sciences and engineering trying to provide more scientist, their scholarship offer was added this year while the others have been on board for two year.  Alabama A&M University added an additional scholarship offer; a scholarship to the highest finishing female (senior) in the high school section, that offer is outstanding.  The University of Akron was the first to support us in 2013.  The support of these institutions reflect the outside the box thinking of its administrators and leaders. We wish the other universities in Cleveland like Case Western Reserve and Cleveland State would consider supporting our students, community and scholastic chess tournament.  
We appriecate our partnership with all of the insitutions.
                                                      Jobs from playing chess?
Other scholastic chess events have provided the opportunity for a scholarship to a section winner no one has provided a job internship until GE corporation partnered with us in 2013.  A job for playing chess?  Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity has always supported education we has taken a step forward by arranging the ultimate reason for a young person to go to school, stay in school and finish school and that is the opportunity to be employed.  We believe that the youth in our community need opportunities to change their situation and have a better life and scholastic chess is one of those available opportunities.

             5th place finisher in the 9-12
             Rated section, Victoria Baker.
             Victoria is the participant  Eligible
             to receive the "female"
             scholarship from Alabama A&M
2018  Results

Keeping it in the family,  Destynn Keuchel was the winner of the 9-12 Rated Section finishing with a  score of 4.5 points.  Destynn's win follows his brother Brennen's championship wins in 2017 and 2016 in the 9-12 Rated section.  Brennen a high school senior at Hawkens moved up to the colliagate section this year paveling the way for his brother to succeed him as this year's champion.    

​                                     Order of Finish in the College Section
1, Joel Jaffe, pursuing the Messer Construction internship
2, Vincent Baker
3, Brennen Keuchel
4, Jasen Lai
5,  Vincent Chen
Order of Finish in the 9-12 Rated Section
1, Destynn Keuchel
2, Alfredo Andujar
3, Shashank Raghuraj
4, Ralph Tan
5, Victoria Baker
Order of Finish in the 5-8 Rated Section

​1, Anant Adury
2, Varun Sathyajeeth
3, Ethan Chen
4, Shamith Murthy
5, Jason Xi

​Order of Finish in the K-4 Rated Section

​1, Sam Molom
2, Siddarth Kunapuli
3, Broderick Bauml
4, Patricia Tan
5, Max Luo

​                              Order of Finish in the 9-12  Non-Rated Section

​1, Praveen Kumar
2, Tristan Smith
3, Ishmael Calloway
4, Shivam Engineer
5, Ethan Parker

​                              Order of Finish in the 5-8 Non-Rated Section

​1, Jesse Moore
2, Tyler Stevens

                               Order of Finish in the K-4  Non-Rated Section

​1, William Konkoly
2, Noah Ahmad
3, Kanitha Mannar
4, Leo Mamotlivi
5, Sophie Baum

2nd place finisher in the 9-12 Rated section, Alfredo Andujar is from Toledo Spain, which is a city near Madrid