Archives 2013



Dan ascetta, (Glastonbury HS), of Glastonbury, CT. scored a perfect 3.0 – 0  for  1st place and the $2000 Scholarship to the UConn School of Engineering.

Aidan Sowa, (North Kingstown HS), of North Kingstown, RI. scored 2.0 -1.0 for clear second and the $1000 Scholarship to the UConn School of Engineering.

Eric Hilhorst, ( Simsbury HS ), of Simsbury, CT took 3rd and the $500 scholarship after defeating Giridhar Murali, (Trumbull HS), of Shelton, CT. in a hotly contested blitz playoff.

Giridhar did take home the Top Upset prize.

All Participants took home cool UCONN chess t-shirts as well.


UCONN Fall K – 8 Scholastic 2013

Dmitri Efimov  of the IAR School in Farmington, CT scored a perfect 4.0 – 0.0 to take clear 1st. overall.  He also garnered the Top UPset prize.

Manav Ramprasad of the Academy of Aerospace & Engineering in Tolland, CT took 1st with a 2.5 – 1.5 score, in K-8, U900 Section.

Mason Pawelek of the Gideon Welles School in Glastonbury, CT took 2nd with 2.0 – 2.0.

Sam Lumelsky of Bugbee Elementary School in West Hartford, CT took top honors in the K – 5 Open with a 3.5 – 0.5 score.  He also garnarded the Top Upset Prize.

Aaron Corcino of the Booth Hill Elementary School in Shelton, CT took 2nd with 3.0 – 1.0.

Ian Sullivan of Buttonball Elementary School in Glastonbury, CT copped 3rd place at 2.0 – 2.0.

Ms. Jade Logan of Thompson Brook School in Avon, CT took clear 1st with a fine 3.0 – 1.0 score in the U700 section.
Connor Farquhar of Bugbee Elementary in West Hartford, CT with 2.0 – 2.0 took 2nd place on tie breaks, edging Sarvin Bhagwagar of St. Thomas Elementary in North Haven, CT who took 3rd.  Mr. Bhagwagar and Max Pawelek of the Button Ball School in Glastonbury, CT took home Top Upset prizes in this section as well.

Bugbee Elementary of West Hartford, CT once again bested the field for Top Team honors. IAR School of Farmington, CT took 2nd Team honors while Buttonball Elementary of Glastonbury took 3rd.


On October 9, 2013, the college of Liberal Arts and Sciences,  Neag School of Education, and the UConn Chess Club invite all members and community chess players to a film screening of the new documentary, Brooklyn Castle.   This will be followed by a panel discussion with special guest Brian Schulz ’97 (CLAS).  Schulz is a producer and the director of photography for the film.  Two members of our chess club who know and have played some of the players in this documentary will be part of the pannel.  This is free, but you must register in advance at the website below.

Wednesday, October 9. 2013
Laurel Hall, Room 101
6:00PM to 9:00 PM
Film Sarts at 6:00PM