The Chess Club & Scholastic Center of Saint Louis Club Championship was staged on 26-27th January at the Club’s headquarters in 4657 Maryland Ave., Saint Louis, MO 63108.
The Championship was held over five rounds of Swiss system with G/90 time control. 31 players competed.
Most of the eligible Grandmasters sat out but there were several IM’s in the field.
However, the 16-years old Iskandar Aripov of Uzbekistan, member of SPICE training program, took a clear first place with 4,5/5 points and the top prize of $500.
1. Iskandar Aripov UZB 2165 – 4,5
2-4. IM Priyadharshan Kannappan IND 2425, IM Levan Bregadze GEO 2360 and Matthew W Larson USA (2040 uscf) – 4,0
5-6. Zach Stuart USA 1972 and Rodney Vaughn USA 1890 – 3,5
7-11. Kevin Y Cao USA 2217, Spencer Finegold USA 2116, James McLaughlin USA 2054, Daniel Coryea (1897 uscf) and William Daniel Kane (1849 uscf) – 3,0 etc