TCCC 2011 Club Championship – Awards Photos

The trophies for the Twin City Chess Club championship of 2011 were presented on March 21st, 2011.  Photos (with links to higher resolutions) are below.

Because this is a picture-heavy thread that is crosslinked to the championship, the other photos after the first are below a cut line.  Click on the “More” link to see the remainder.

Champions with trophies 2011
(t/b l-r) Joseph Alford (Open,) Surya Kopula (Open,) Chris Morgan (U12,) Nikhil Palem (U12,) Hanson Hao (schol.) Not pictured: L.T. Thompson (U12,) Niranjan Panneerselvam (Schol.)

The awards began with Garrett Scott, who reminded us of the club’s long history:

Garrett Scott (Center) makes remarks about the club's remarkable history.

Garrett Scott (Center) makes remarks about the club's remarkable history.

Dennis Bourgerie, Master of Ceremonies, begins by showing the first trophy he ever won.  (It was HEAVY – the little cup is a marble base and the cup is a real and heavy metal!)

Dennis Bourgerie, Master of Ceremonies

Dennis Bourgerie, Master of Ceremonies

And then we began our presentations!  Not available this evening (and no photos,) are Niranjan Panneerselvam (Scholastic tied champion,) and L.T. (Lamont) Thompson (Under 1200-Unrated tied Champion)

We began with the Under 1200 section.

Nikhil Pallem receives an U-1200/Unr. Champion Trophy (Tied with 2 others.)
Nikhil Pallem receives an Under 1200-Unrated Champion Trophy
Chris Morgan receives an Under 1200-Unrated Champion Trophy
Chris Morgan receives an Under 1200-Unrated Champion Trophy

Next was the scholastic section.

Hanson Hao receives a Scholastic Champion Trophy

Hanson Hao receives a Scholastic Champion trophy.

Then it was time for the Open champions:

Surya Kopula is presented with a Champion trophy.

Surya Kopula is presented with a Champion trophy.

Joseph Alford is presented with a Championship trophy.

Joseph Alford is presented with a Championship trophy.

 

Joseph Alford displays his trophy

Joseph Alford displays the coveted Open Champion trophy.

And then it was time to thank all players for having participated in this year’s championship and time for us to thank our winners and admire their trophies!

Joseph Alford, Open Champion, begins considering his opening repetoire for next year's championship...

Joseph Alford, Open Champion, begins considering his opening repetoire for next year's championship...

Does Hanson Hao like his new trophy?  The votes are in...

Does Hanson Hao like his new trophy? The votes are in...

Our Champions show their Trophies

Our Chamions show their Trophies

And then our Champions show us their Wilder Sides.

And then our Champions show us their Wilder Sides.

But then, seriously….

Nikhil Pallem, Under 1200-Unrated Co-Champion
Nikhil Pallem, Under 1200-Unrated Co-Champion
Chris Morgan, Under 1200-Unrated Co-Champion
Chris Morgan, Under 1200-Unrated Co-Champion
Hanson Hao, Scholastic Co-Champion
Hanson Hao, Scholastic Co-Champion
Joseph Alford, Co-Champion
Joseph Alford, Co-Champion
Surya Kopula, Co-Champion
Surya Kopula, Co-Champion

See you next year!!!

One Response to “TCCC 2011 Club Championship – Awards Photos”

  1. Dennis Bourgerie says:

    Terrific photos—I just love them! Perhaps we can have a continuing record of who wins over the years.