Ad Spot

Morenilla win chess Grand Prix

Mohak Agarwalla, at left, upsets favored Om Badhe in the final round of October's Sunny Street Cafe Grand Prix Tournament. (CONTRIBUTED)
Mohak Agarwalla, at left, upsets favored Om Badhe in the final round of October’s Sunny Street Cafe Grand Prix Tournament. (CONTRIBUTED)

MADISON – Luis Morenilla posted his second win in the Sunny Street Cafe Chess Grand Prix.

Morenilla scored three wins out of four rounds on Oct. 3. He was helped in the third round when 11-year-old Mohak Agarwalla upset Madison expert Josh McClellan and bumped him into second place in the premier section, Don Maddox said. Maddox is club manager of Space City Chess Club.

Morenilla leads the first annual Sunny Street Grand Prix with 12 points, followed by Josh McClellan with 9 and Om Badhe at 8.5. Om’s father Nitin Badhe won the reserve section with 3.5 points, followed by Victor Lundy and Pranaav Satheesh with 3 points.

Nitin leads the reserve section of the Grand Prix with 9 points, followed by Victor Lundy and Puja Chopade with 8.

In the Grand Prix, players rack up two points for a win, one per draw. At year-end, each section’s top two players will be awarded chess sets from House of Staunton. Space City Chess Club is conducting these tournaments.

In addition, Space City Chess Club is launching weekly chess scrambles. On Oct. 21, MadVille Quads start as chess tournaments with participants stacked in order of club rating (playing strength), divided into four-person groups. Players will earn SCCC Club ratings and earn MadVille Grand Prix points weekly.

Each player will receive 4 GP for first, 2 for second, 1 for third and 1/2 for fourth. Weekly entry fee will be $1. At year-end, MadVille Grand Prix Prizes will be awarded to the top three scorers. The tournament’s strongest and weakest players will have an equal chance.

Members who don’t participate in weekly quads will find plenty of pick-up games and opponents of all strengths. “Teaching chess is the heart of the Space City Chess Club’s mission, so new players are welcome,” Maddox said.

The club meets at 6 p.m. on Wednesdays at Sunny Street Cafe on Slaughter Road at U.S. 72.

James Clemens High School

Alabama Consortium for Technology in Education awards James Clemens

Huntsville

Alex Cole earns Eagle Scout rank with school beautification project

Huntsville

‘Into the Woods Jr.’ to unfold on Madison Academy campus

LIFESTYLES -- FEATURE SPOT

What’s the significance of red poppies? American Legion has answers.

James Clemens High School

Massachusetts Institute of Technology selects Yewon Lee for institute

Madison

Elementary students excel in play at State Scholastic Chess Championship

Harvest

Groups can apply for Master Gardeners grant for horticulture projects

James Clemens High School

Madison teens’ yearlong practice culminates in 2021 State Scholastic Chess Championship

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Alabama State Games Offer Academic Scholarships

Bob Jones High School

Exploravision regional win goes to James Clemens

Bob Jones High School

Alabama State Games To Offer Academic Scholarships During Opening Ceremony

James Clemens High School

James Clemens shows its tech savvy in Science Olympiad

James Clemens High School

James Clemens Jets Press rates first at All American High School Film Festival

Digital Version

Digital version of The Madison Record – April 7, 2021

Bob Jones High School

Sam Uchitel at Bob Jones founds business for Madison CEO

Madison

City Chess Blitz Championship to decide victor on April 24

Bob Jones High School

Senior boys can apply for Alabama Boys State

Madison

VBC says scams targeting ticket seekers increasing, explains how to avoid them

Madison

State open records bill clears Senate committee

Madison

‘Essential business’ bill goes to governor

Madison

EDITORIAL: Fighting COVID-19 will require personal responsibility when mask mandate expires

Madison

Huntsville Ballet Company is back with Peter and the Wolf – April 16-18

Madison

Hubert Family Farms finding success with area’s first “pick your own tulip” experience

Madison

Community tips lead police to Harvest man accused of sexual abuse of a child

x