Players focused on their games with the Santa Monica Pier in the background.

On a beautiful Sunday morning, the chess families laid out their camping chairs, set up umbrellas, and settled on the tables for day of chess at the beautiful Santa Monica Chess Park.

Fifty players in both rated and unrated sections, the competition was fierce. In the Open section, Tanvi Borse won all 4 rounds.

Tanvi Borse is the Summer Fiesta Chess Champion 2019

In the U1200, Siddesh Ganapathy clinched first with a perfect 4-0. Chace Sun won U800, Vian Parik an unrated topped U400. Justin Wang taught by Coach Lam swept the Booster section.

Thank you to all the parents who helped set up in the morning. Your dedication to chess help tournaments like this thrive and continue to provide quality chess events to rising stars.

Hope to see everyone at the next scholastic tournament, Regionals.