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2017 Oregon State Championship

The 2017 Oregon State Championship ("Oregon Closed") chess tournament was contested as a round-robin the weekends of February 11-12 and 18-19-20, 2017 in Portland as detailed below. Rounds began at 10:00 AM and 4:30 PM. Last year an additional 10-player invitational section was added, and was continued this year.

Grisha Alpernas was the TD and collected the game scoresheets. Players were selected according to the OCF Bylaws.

Game scores: PGN format: some may be available after the event.

Information: also see OregonChessFed.org website.

Usual formats and prizes. Time control is 40/120, SD/55; d5. Players needed to send a $50 deposit which is returned after completion of all rounds. Prizes (championship section only) are $200 for 1st place, $100 for 2nd, $50 for third. Best wishes and Good Luck to you all!

The Field and Pairings:

Pairings were made using the round robin table from U.S. Chess Federation's Official Rules of Chess, 5th Edition, Page 296.

Final rosters/pairings per Grisha Alpernas (ratings as of January 1, 2017; also see below for pairing numbers, updated US Chess ratings and city of residence):

The drawing of starting numbers was held in the Portland Chess Club.

Championship Section: See the crosstables (PDF file). See the pairings (PDF file).
Invitational Section: See the crosstables (PDF file). See the pairings (PDF file).
See the final USCF crosstables (with ratings).

The pairing numbers are also shown in the crosstables below.

Schedule and Other Information

Schedule/Location:
Feb. 11-12 at 10:00 AM and 4:30 PM.
Feb. 18-19-20 at 10:00 AM and 4:30 PM (except only one round at 4:00 PM on 2/20).
Portland Chess Club, 8205 SW 24th Ave, Portland, OR 97219. See www.pdxchess.org.

The official opening ceremony was held before the first round on Saturday, February 11.


Photos
OREGON CLOSED CHAMPIONSHIP 2017 PARTICIPANTS:
Left to right: Steven Deeth, Ryan Richardson, Ben Smail, Joshua Grabinsky, Corey Russell, Lennart Bjorksten, Carl Haessler, Jason Cigan, and Matt Zavortink. (Missing: Seth Talyansky.) Photo credit: Grisha Alpernas. Click on photo to view a larger version.
OREGON CLOSED INVITATIONAL 2017 PARTICIPANTS:
Left to right: Jose Gatica, Paul Shannon, Karl Cosner, Mike Morris, Sean Tobin, Danny Phipps, Robert Hamm, and Tres Roring. (Missing: Jerry Sherrard and Phillip Seitzer.) Photo credit: Grisha Alpernas.
Click on photo to view a larger version.

Championship

Congratulations to Matt Zavortink for winning the Oregon State chess championship, and achieving a U.S. Chess master rating!
Matt is a first-time Oregon championship winner!

The Championship is registered and FIDE rated. (Only US Chess ratings shown in this table.) Titles: FM = FIDE Master, NM = US Chess National Master, LM = US Chess Life Master.

  Name Title City (OR) Rtg 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Total Pos
1 RUSSELL, COREY JOHN FM Medford 2205 x 1 0.5 0 0 1 1 0.5 0 0.5 4.5 3rd
2 BJORKSTEN, LENNART   Portland 2123 0 x 0.5 0 0.5 1 0 0.5 1 0.5 4.0 5th
3 RICHARDSON, RYAN   Lake Oswego 2103 0.5 0.5 x 0 0.5 1 1 0 0.5 0 4.0 5th
4 ZAVORTINK, MATT   Portland 2161 1 1 1 x 0.5 0.5 1 1 1 0.5 7.5 1st
5 GRABINSKY, JOSHUA   Coquille 2019 1 0.5 0.5 0.5 x 0.5 0 1 0 0 4.0 5th
6 SMAIL, BENEDICT NM Portland 2206 0 0 0 0.5 0.5 x 1 0 1 0.5 3.5  
7 HAESSLER, CARL A LM Lake Oswego 2233 0 1 0 0 1 0 x 1 1 0.5 4.5 3rd
8 CIGAN, JASON DANIEL NM Portland 2230 0.5 0.5 1 0 0 1 0 x 1 0 4.0 5th
9 DEETH, STEVEN B   Beaverton 2112 1 0 0.5 0 1 0 0 0 x 0 2.5  
10 TALYANSKY, SETH   Portland 2189 0.5 0.5 1 0.5 1 0.5 0.5 1 1 x 6.5 2nd

Prizes: $200 (1st), $100 (2nd), $50 (3rd).


Invitational

Congratulations to Tres Roring for winning the Oregon State invitational chess championship!

The Invitational is registered and FIDE rated. (Only US Chess ratings shown in this table.)

  Name Title City (OR) Rtg 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Total Pos
1 TOBIN, SEAN   Portland 2052 x 1 0 1 0 0 0.5 0 0 0 2.5  
2 PHIPPS, DANNY   Portland 1982 0 x 0.5 0 0.5 0 0.5 1 0.5 0.5 3.5  
3 COSNER, KARL   Portland 2030 1 0.5 x 0.5 0 1 0.5 0 0 1 4.5 5th
4 SHANNON, PAUL D   Bend 2004 0 1 0.5 x 0.5 0.5 1 1 0 0.5 5.0 3rd
5 HAMM, ROBERT M   Portland 1968 1 0.5 1 0.5 x 0.5 0.5 0 0.5 0 4.5 5th
6 SEITZER, PHILLIP   Portland 2026 1 1 0 0.5 0.5 x 0.5 1 0.5 1 6.0 2nd
7 SHERRARD, JERRY   Portland 2095 0.5 0.5 0.5 0 0.5 0.5 x 0 0 0.5 3.0  
8 GATICA, JOSE MIGUEL   Portland 2095 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 x 0.5 0 4.5 5th
9 RORING, TRES   Portland 2018 1 0.5 1 1 0.5 0.5 1 0.5 x 0.5 6.5 1st
10 MORRIS, MICHAEL   Portland 2055 1 0.5 0 0.5 1 0 0.5 1 0.5 x 5.0 3rd

Prizes: to be announced.


Organized by the Oregon Chess Federation.
Tournament director: Grisha Alpernas. Assistant TD: Mike Morris.

Look for a report in a future issue of NORTHWEST CHESS.
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Other recent OR chess championships: 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2006 | 2004

Previous OR chess championships: List of winners (includes links to event summary pages).