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Washington Defeats Oregon in 2008 Chess Match

Reported by Harley Greninger

The surroundings of medieval times at the Hoquiam Castle proved to be a wonderful environment to hold the 2008 Washington vs. Oregon chess match. Each state fielded 5 players and faced off Saturday July 26th. When the smoke cleared, it was Washington atop by a final score of 6 ˝-3 ˝. The lower two boards proved to be Oregon’s downfall, as Washington outscored Oregon 3 ˝ to ˝, while the top 3 boards yielded an even score. Premier Realty Grays Harbor sponsored the event, and many players commented how nice the event was. Many local players and spectators were also on hand to witness the hard-fought match.


Left: Washington team. Center: Games in progress. Right: Oregon team.

2008 Washington vs. Oregon Chess Match

Saturday, July 26 in Hoquiam, WA.

For info, contact Harley Greninger, Phone: 360-533-1900,
E-mail: harleyg@prgraysharbor.com.

See PDF flyer | See games page for PGN games file.

Roster of players/results:

Washington vs. Oregon

John Ready (B)(2296) vs. Chuck Schulien (W)(2322); Result: 0.5-0.5
John Ready (W)(2296) vs. Chuck Schulien (B)(2322); Result: 0.5-0.5

David Roper (W)(2279) vs. Radu Roua (B)(2209); Result: 0.5-0.5
David Roper (B)(2279) vs. Radu Roua (W)(2209); Result: 0.5-0.5

John Graves (B)(2239) vs. Corbin Yu (W)(2085); Result: 0.5-0.5
John Graves (W)(2239) vs. Corbin Yu (B)(2085); Result: 0.5-0.5

Josh Sinanan (W)(2162) vs. Mike Morris (B)(2049); Result: 0.5-0.5
Josh Sinanan (B)(2162) vs. Mike Morris (W)(2049); Result: 0-1 (Sinanan won)

Nick Paleveda (B)(2132) vs. Anthony Hann (W)(1658); Result: 0-1 (Paleveda won)
Nick Paleveda (W)(2132) vs. Bob Allyn (B)(1762); Result: 1-0 (Paleveda won)

Note: Paleveda played two different opponents because his originally scheduled opponent, Bob Allyn, was not able to arrive on time. (Anthony Hann was the alternate player for the Oregon team.)

Tournament director: Gary Dorfner.