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Standings & Pairings

On this page are the final standings of our most recently completed tournament,  the 2019 New Year Swiss. This event concluded on Feb 4. 


SwissSys Standings. 2019 TOCC New Year Swiss: Open

# Name Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Tot TBrk[M] TBrk[S] TBrk[C]
1st Larry L Smith 2183 W12 L3 W2 W4 W5 4.0 12.5 14.5 11
2nd Patrick Gordon-Davis 1927 H— W8 L1 W7 W3 3.5 12 12 9
3rd Julia Sevilla 2124 W13 W1 W7 L5 L2 3.0 13 14 12
4 Fernando Sevilla 1853 L8 W6 W12 L1 W9 3.0 11.5 13.5 8
5 Jose Marcal 2211 W11 L7 W9 W3 L1 3.0 11.5 13 10
6 Irina Ivanova 1621 D9 L4 W8 W11 D7 3.0 10 11.5 8
7 Arnel B Odero 1935 W10 W5 L3 L2 D6 2.5 9 14 9.5
8 Naren Krishnan 1624 W4 L2 L6 H— W11 2.5 7.5 11 6.5
9 David Chow 1841 D6 H— L5 W13 L4 2.0 7 10 6
10 Steve J Choi 1702 L7 L11 H— H— X12 2.0 1.5 4 1.5
11 Frank Martelli 1813 L5 W10 H— L6 L8 1.5 7 10 5
12 Jahan Raymond 1813 L1 W13 L4 H— F10 1.5 4 8 4.5
13 Eliseo Javier 1766 L3 L12 B— L9 U— 1.0 4 7 2


SwissSys Standings. 2019 TOCC New Year Swiss: Under 1700

# Name Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Tot TBrk[M] TBrk[S] TBrk[C]
1st Harry Van Den Berg 1463 W7 W2 W4 L3 W5 4.0 11.5 13 13
2nd Steven Porta Jr 1518 W6 L1 W5 W4 W3 4.0 11.5 13 11
3 Riday Bhatrai 1383 L5 W6 W7 W1 L2 3.0 11.5 13 9
4 Ernest J Lauer 1355 H— W5 L1 L2 W6 2.5 7.5 11.5 7
5 Grady Wang 1120 W3 L4 L2 W8 L1 2.0 11.5 15.5 7
6 Joy Chu 1353 L2 L3 B— W7 L4 2.0 7 11 4
7 Dhuruv Sankararaman 1297 L1 W9 L3 L6 B— 2.0 6.5 10.5 4
8 Sabrina T Shenker 1439 U— U— U— L5 U— 0.0 0 2 0
9 Lori J Qian 892 U— L7 U— U— U— 0.0 0 1.5 0


SwissSys Standings. 2019 TOCC New Year Swiss: Under 1300

# Name Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Tot TBrk[M] TBrk[S] TBrk[C]
1st Prince A Rohatgi 1264 H— W9 W6 W8 W3 4.5 10 10 12
2nd Ryan Henderson 1108 W14 L6 W7 W4 W8 4.0 10 11 11
3rd Vanessa G Zhou 940 H— X13 W12 W6 L1 3.5 9 9 10
4 Arthur M Marcal 971 L6 X14 W9 L2 W11 3.0 10 10 7
5 Maxim Fedorchak 832 L12 L7 W14 W10 W9 3.0 8 9 6
6 Vladimir Bendersky 1225 W4 W2 L1 L3 D7 2.5 9.5 16.5 9.5
7 Steven Porta unr. L9 W5 L2 W14 D6 2.5 7.5 12.5 6.5
8 Mariya Kiseleva 1141 W11 W12 H— L1 L2 2.5 7.5 12 10
9 Aman Wardak 1002 W7 L1 L4 W11 L5 2.0 9.5 14 7
10 Lori J Qian 892 H— H— L11 L5 B— 2.0 1.5 4.5 3.5
11 Inika Vellore 790 L8 H— W10 L9 L4 1.5 6 8.5 4.5
12 Bobby Grewal 1161 W5 L8 L3 H— U— 1.5 5.5 8.5 5.5
13 Jashwanth Bamidi 1180 H— F3 U— U— U— 0.5 0 0 2
14 Chuck McNary 174 L2 F4 L5 L7 U— 0.0 5.5 9.5 0



SwissSys Standings. 2019 TOCC New Year Swiss: Junior Under 900

# Name Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Tot
1st Arthur Yin 535 WW4 WL2 B— WL3 WL5 6.5
2nd Rohit Ukkan 467 WD5 WL1 H— DL4 WW3 6.0
3 Ekaterina Fedorchak 297 B— WD5 WD4 WL1 LL2 5.5
4 Mus’ab A Faghmous 417 LL1 B— DL3 WD2 B— 5.0
5 Shane Crawford 372 DL2 DL3 H— H— WL1 4.0




Projected Next Round Pairings

*Please note: these pairings are tentative and subject to change at any time. THEY ARE NOT FINAL. Due to players requesting byes, entering late, etc, the actual pairings at the club may be completely different!

If you are shown with a full-point bye — still show up to the club, as you will likely have a game! Do not use the projected pairings to gauge whether to come or not. Always assume you will be paired unless you request otherwise.

Players who forfeit a game will automatically be dropped from the tournament and not paired for subsequent rounds. Confirm with us that you want to continue playing and you will be reentered.



2019 New Year Swiss Begins Jan 7!

Happy New Year! It is now 2019 and the TOCC starts back up Monday, Jan 7 with Round 1 of the 2019 New Year Swiss.

This tournament will be five rounds and take place in four sections: Open, Under 1700, Under 1300, and Junior Under 900. The top 3 sections play one game per week at a G/60 d5 time control, while the scholastic Junior Under 900 section plays one double-round (two games) each week at a G/30 d5 time control. Note that the time control for this section has changed a bit — from G/25 to G/30!


It is not too late to jump into this event! Email us at


Click below to view flyer with full tourney information!

We hope to have you join us!

Autumn BLITZ is Oct 15!

On Mon, Oct 15 we will be holding our 2018 Autumn Blitz!

Like most blitz tournaments at our club, this event will be 5 double-rounds of G/5 (this means you play two games each against five opponents for a total of 10 blitz games) and will be USCF Blitz rated.

Furthermore, this event awards cash prizes: 75% of all entries we receive will be given back to the players as prizes, guaranteed!

The entry fee is $15. To register, email us at or register onsite on the 15th.

Registration will open at 6:00 pm and the first round will start promptly at 6:30. 

 Click here to view the flyer for breakdown of prize money and more info!

We recommend that players be rated at least 900 to participate in this event. 

These fast-paced events are held about 3 times/year and are always a blast. We hope you can join us!

The following week, Oct 22, we will begin a new tournament — our 6th annual (2018) Autumn Blast. Full info on that coming soon.

Congratulations to the Club Championship Winners!!

Congratulations to all our prizewinners for the 4th annual (2017) TOCC Club Championship! NM Larry Smith clinches the Club Champion title for the fourth year in a row. He receives the Champion trophy plus free entry at the club for a year! 2nd & 3rd place winners and class winners receive trophies plus one free club tourney entry. Other winners receive trophies.


4th annual (2017) TOCC Club Championship!

    June 26 — Aug 7, 2017


1st (Club Champion): Larry L Smith          5.0/6       

2nd:  Patrick Gordon-Davis            4.5/6               

3rd:  Marco Segui            4.5/6


Best U2000:  Fernando Sevilla          4.5/6

Best U1800:   David Steinhart          4.0/6  

Best U1600: Irina Ivanova          4.0/6

Best U1400: Vadim Romanoff            4.0/5 

Best U1200: Dhuruv Sankararaman           3.0/6

Best U1000:  Mariya Kiseleva                2.5/6

Best U700:  Andrew Belanger           2.0/6

Best U400:  Joshua Belanger           1.5/6


Biggest Upset (individual):  Riday Bhatrai           919 pts in Rd 2

 Most Upset Points (cumulative): Riday Bhatrai          1365.5 pts


Bonus Prize:  Steve Justin Choi            Amazing performance! 3 straight wins to open the event, plus the 2nd-biggest upset and 2nd-most upset points



To see final standings from this event, see Completed tournaments page.

COMING UP: BLITZ Tournament Mar 20!

We are excited to announce the 2017 TOCC Kutasov Memorial BLITZ will take place Mon, Mar 20! This event will consist of 5 Double-rounds of G/5 (that means you play two 5-min games each against 5 opponents, for a total of 10 blitz games) and feature $CASH PRIZES!!$ 75% of the money that we take in as entries goes back to the players, guaranteed!! Blitz rated!

If you plan on playing, sign up in advance by emailing

On-site registration begins at 6:00 pm and closes at 6:20. The first round will begin at 6:30 pm.

See below for complete information (including breakdown of prizes) or check out the flyer here!

This is a special event that we hold about 3 times a year, and is separate from the main tournament. This is in lieu of the main tournament so no regular round will take place that week.

We hope you can come join us!



2017 T.O.C.C.  Kutasov Memorial BLITZ!

Come join us for some exciting, fast-paced fun!

  Mar 20, 2017    in our regular tournament room. Registration begins at 6:00 pm that Monday night and will close at 6:20. Or preferably, sign up in advance!

   Round 1 will begin at 6:30 pm.

G/5        5 rds         Dbl-SS        USCF Blitz rated

 Each player has 5 minutes for the entire game with no delay. 5 round Double Swiss-System; you play 2 games each against 5 opponents, one as white and one as black for a total of 10 games. Tournament will affect only your USCF Blitz rating, NOT your standard or quick rating.

    Entry Fee: $15 (cash only)

 Single section with class prizes awarded. One bye available for the first round. Blitz rated but higher of Blitz or Standard rating used for pairings and prizes. Must be a current USCF member to participate. Recommended for players rated 900 and above. Please bring your own sets and clocks.


75% of entries awarded as cash prizes, guaranteed!!!!

Prizes:       (b/20)

       1st Place:        $55             

       2nd Place:        $40

       3rd Place:         $30

Class Prizes  —  Best U1800, Best U1600, Best U1400, and Best U1200:  $25 each

Prizes based on 20 paid entries; raised or lowered in proportion depending on the number of entries. There must be at least 3 players eligible for each prize for that prize to be awarded.

The Thousand Oaks Chess Club is located at the Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Rd, Thousand Oaks, CA   

For more information or to sign up in advance, email us at 


Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 Midwinter Swiss!

Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 TOCC Midwinter Swiss! This event concluded on Mar 6. Hope to see everyone back for the 2017 Shoma Kutasov Memorial, which begins Mar 13!



Open Section

1st:  Larry L Smith              4.5-0.5           

2nd:  Frank Martelli      (tb)        3.5-1.5                 

3rd:   David H Chow     (tb)         3.5-1.5

Best U1600: Patrick Gordon-Davis   2.5-2.5


Under 1600 Section

1st:  Irina Ivanova               4.5-0.5          

2nd:  Sabrina T Shenker       4-1                 

3rd:   Justin Yao                3.5-1.5

Best U1300: Joy Chu           2.5-2.5


U1000 Section

1st:  Nirvan Raymond            4.5-0.5            

2nd: Jahan O Raymond              4-1  

3rd:  Grady Wang  (tb)         3.5-1.5

Best U700/Unr:  Mariya Kiseleva      3-2


For complete final standings, see Completed tournaments page.



Congratulations to the Kutasov Memorial winners!

Congratulations to our trophy winners of the 2016 Shoma Kutasov Memorial!

This tournament concluded on April 25.


1st Place: Larry L. Smith                5-0

2nd Place: Joshua Z. Rose             4-1

3rd Place: John R. Williams          3-2

Best Under 1600: Robert Armstrong         3-2


Under 1200

1st Place:  Aryan Gutla               4.5-0.5

2nd Place: Alex Harjoto             3.5-1.5

Best U600: Shravan Sriram     2.5-2.5


For final standings, see the Completed tournaments page. For all new ratings, see the USCF crosstables here.


Hope to see everyone back for the Springtime Swiss, which begins May 2!

New last-round bye policy

The TOCC’s new policy regarding byes in the last round of a tournament will go into effect with our next event, the 2016 Wet Winter Swiss, which begins on Feb 1.

From now on, it will be possible to take half-point byes in the last round, but they MUST be requested at least 2 rounds in advance. For most of our tournaments, which are 5 rounds, this means a bye for round 5 must be requested BEFORE the START of Round 3. (For the 6-round Club Championship it will be before the start of round 4).  For the upcoming Wet Winter Swiss, that deadline will be Feb 22 at 6:30 pm.  Any byes requested for the final round after this time will instead be a zero-point bye.

Our old policy, which was in effect from the start of the club’s rated tournaments until now, was that all byes requested for the last round were zero points, regardless of when they were requested.