US Team in Brazil

The December 29th G/60 event at the Portland Chess Club had 22 players. Yogi Saputra of Albany Oregon won the event with 3.5-.5. Gregori Alpernas of Lake Oswego Oregon handled the TD tasks. The crosstable can be found on the USCF website.
The United States will play in the Pan American Team Championship, stuff a qualifier for the 2013 World Team Championship. The event will be held January 24-30 in Campinas, pancreatitis
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near Sao Paulo.

The US team, in the absence of Hikaru Nakamura and Gata Kamsky, who have prior commitments to compete in conflicting events in Wijk aan Zee and Gibraltar, will consist of Alex Onischuk, Varuzhan Akobian, Alex Lenderman, Ray Robson and Sam Shankland. Yury Shulman will serve as team coach and John Donaldson as team captain.

This will be the first time the US has fielded an entry for the Pan American Team in its over-forty-year history. Grateful thanks go to Rex and Jeanne Sinquefield and the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis for making the US participation possible.

Above by John Donaldson in the MI CC newsletter.

Seattle CC December Tornado

TIS Your Move USCF affiliate under the direction of Sean Tobin of Portland held events on March 24. The BLITZ rated event with time control of G/5 was won by Bradley Bogle with 8-2. 8 players took part. 7 players took part in the Slam played at G/90 d5. Brian Berger of West Linn won that event.

USCF Crosstable
TIS Your Move USCF affiliate under the direction of Sean Tobin of Portland held events on March 24, buy 2013 The BLITZ rated event with time control of G/5 was won by Bradley Bogle with 8-2. 8 players took part. 7 players took part in the Slam played at G/90 d5. Brian Berger of West Linn won that event.

USCF Crosstable
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from 1-27 found 12 players taking part in TGIF March 2013 event in Beaverton. Nick Raptis of Portland won with 6-0. Tied for 2nd at 4-2 were Steven Witt of Aloha and Kirk Hedlund. Time control was G/90 d5. The TD was Sean Tobin of Portland.

USCF Crosstable
 

24 players took part in the event on Dec 16th. Fred Kleist of Seattle was the tournament
director. From the USCF website, viagra sale
he sure has run a lot of events since 1991.
Tournaments as Chief Director 680 (since Jan. 1, buy information pills
1991)
Sections Directed 1699 (in 688 events since Jan. 1, ampoule
1991)
Other Events Worked 26 (since Jan. 1, 1991)
Total Sections Worked 1908 (in 729 events since Jan. 1, 1991)
Now for the tournament results.
There was a tie for first place between Patrick Van Dyke of Maple Valley WA and Bryce Tiglon of WA at 3.5-.5. They drew with each other in round four. Three players had 3-1: Daniel and Samuel He of Redmond plus Noah Fields of Tacoma. USCF crosstable link.

Portland CC Winter Open Dec 15-16, 2012

Long time tournament director for the Portland CC.
Long time tournament director for the Portland CC.

Steven Breckenridge of Gresham and Andrew Larson of Florida tied for first place with 4-1 scores. The both took a 1/2 point bye and drew with Bill Heywood. At 3.5-1.5 were Alfred Pechisker and James Chan both of BC and Heywood of Portland. 19 players in this section.
The lower section was won by a 5-0 score of Dillon Murray of Gresham. Tied for 2nd at 4-1 were Bradley Bogle of Oregoan and Valentine Molchanov of Beaverton. 23 players in this section.

Full crosstable here: http://www.uschess.org/msa/XtblMain.php?201212169642.

For some photos of the event: http://www.flickr.com/photos/27748810@N03/sets/72157632265029304/.

Christmas Congress Results

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The 2012 Western Idaho Open, December 8-9, 2012 in Boise, Idaho was won by GM Alex Yermolinsky (Sious Falls, SD) with 4.5 points. FM Nick Raptis (Portland) was 2nd place with 4 points. There was a 4-way tie for 3rd-6th place between Joshua Sinanan (Seattle), Paul Johnson (Boise), Caleb Abernathy (Meridian, ID), and Peter Olsoy (Boise) with 3.5 points each.

In the Reserve Section, Gary Hollingsworth (Pocatello, ID) and Jarod Buus (Nampa, ID) tied for 1st-2nd place with 4 points each. There was a tie for 3rd-5th place between Jamie Lang (Meridian), Michaela Abernathy (Meridian), and Kevin Patterson (Meridian) with 3.5 points each.

I wish to thank everyone who played and supported this tournament.  Many players expressed a desire to play but couldn’t make it for one reason or another, but interest was high.  Boise State University (BSU) was a great site, and the staff at BSU did a fantastic job in accommodating our every need.

Jeff Roland was the Chief TD, and George Lundy was the Assistant TD.  Here are the crosstables.

Western Idaho Open — Open Section Cross Table, Page 1

No. Name                          St Rate 1   2   3   4   5   Score
 1. Yermolinsky, Alex (1)........ SD 2541 W6  W15 D3  W2  W7  4.5
 2. Raptis, Nick (2)............. OR 2349 W11 W16 W7  L1  W3  4.0
 3. Sinanan, Joshua Ch (3)....... WA 2252 W12 W5  D1  W4  L2  3.5
4. Johnson, Paul M (4).......... ID 1986 W9  W14 -H- L3  W12 3.5
5. Abernathy, Caleb P (12)...... ID 1695 W22 L3  W11 W10 D6  3.5 
6. Olsoy, Peter John (13)....... ID 1694 L1  W9  W8  W15 D5  3.5
 7. Kircher, Caleb Paul (6)...... ID 1834 W17 W20 L2  W16 L1  3.0
8. Baggett, Jeff M (8).......... ID 1722 L13 W17 L6  W21 W16 3.0
9. Booth, Tom R (18)............ ID 1540 L4  L6  W19 W18 W15 3.0
10. Carr, John (9)............... ID 1704 L14 W19 W13 L5  D11 2.5
11. Gorman, Cody Austin (14)..... ID 1662 L2  W21 L5  W14 D10 2.5
12. Edvalson, Paul (17).......... ID 1545 L3  W22 -H- W13 L4  2.5
13. Pemsler, Carmen (21)......... ID 1474 W8  -H- L10 L12 W19 2.5
14. Ruberry, Chip (22)........... ID 1422 W10 L4  -H- L11 W21 2.5
15. Niro III, Frank A (10)....... NY 1700 W18 L1  W20 L6  L9  2.0
16. Roland, Jeffrey T (11)....... ID 1700 W21 L2  W18 L7  L8  2.0
17. Longhurst, Corey Kenneth (19) ID 1537 L7  L8  W22 L19 -B- 2.0
18. Blake, Lloyd (25)............ ID  996 L15 -B- L16 L9  W22 2.0
19. Nathan, Jacob Ari (27)....... ID  687 -B- L10 L9  W17 L13 2.0
20. Myers, Hugh S (20)........... ID 1500 -X- L7  L15 -U- -U- 1.0
21. Puderbaugh, Kory (24)........ ID 1359 L16 L11 -B- L8  L14 1.0
22. Roemer, Phillip (28)......... ID nnnn L5  L12 L17 -B- L18 1.0
23. Hamilton, Brett B (7)........ ID 1757 -F- -U- -U- -U- -U- 0.0

Western Idaho Open — Reserve Section Cross Table, Page 1

No. Name                           St Rate 1   2   3   4   5  Score
 1. Hollingsworth, Gary (1)....... ID 1394 W18 W11 L6  W3  W4  4.0
2. Buus, Jarod (6)............... ID 1120 W14 W8  L4  W12 W6  4.0
 3. Lang, Jamie (2)............... ID 1355 W12 D5  W10 L1  W9  3.5
4. Abernathy, Michaela (3)....... ID 1325 W13 D10 W2  W6  L1  3.5
5. Patterson, Kevin R (5)........ ID 1225 W15 D3  -H- D9  W12 3.5
 6. Porth, Adam (4)............... ID 1325 W17 W7  W1  L4  L2  3.0
7. Schwab, Kyle J (18)........... ID nnnn W8  L6  L12 W15 W13 3.0
 8. Patterson, Katie Rae (7)...... ID 993  L7  L2  -H- W17 W14 2.5
9. Porth, Desmond (9)............ ID 915  L11 W17 W14 D5  L3  2.5
10. Roberts, Zane A (17).......... ID nnnn W16 D4  L3  W11 -N- 2.5
11. Greear, Blue (16)............. ID nnnn W9  L1  D13 L10 W16 2.5
12. Healy, Michael (11)........... ID 789  L3  W15 W7  L2  L5  2.0
13. Bentley, Houston D (13)....... ID 526  L4  W16 D11 -H- L7  2.0
14. Clark, Riley Mae (15)......... ID 101  L2  -B- L9  W16 L8  2.0
15. Porth, Dylan (14)............. ID 489  L5  L12 -B- L7  D17 1.5
16. Abernathy, Patrick (8)........ ID 966  L10 L13 W17 L14 L11 1.0
17. Blake, Isaac R R (12)......... ID 763  L6  L9  L16 L8  D15 0.5
18. Featherston, Scott (10)....... ID 794  L1  -U- -U- -U- -U- 0.0

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the Tacoma Chess Club held the Christmas Congress on Dec 8&9 with just 9 players. Alan Bishop of Tacoma took a 1/2 point first round bye and then won the rest of his games for a 3.5-.5 score including a win over NM Viktors Pupols (3-1) of Kingston, WA.
The cross table can be found on the USCF website.

Western Idaho Open

Alex Yermolinsky, <a href=
recuperation Joshua Sinanan, abortion Nick Raptis” src=”http://www.nwchess.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/DSC_1284-Large-1024×685.jpg” width=”584″ height=”390″ /> 2012 Western Idaho Open, health care Boise, Idaho. l-r: GM Alex Yermolinsky, Joshua Sinanan, and Nick Raptis. Photo credit: Jeff Roland.

The 2012 Western Idaho Open, December 8-9, 2012 in Boise, Idaho was won by GM Alex Yermolinsky (Sious Falls, SD) with 4.5 points. FM Nick Raptis (Portland) was 2nd place with 4 points. There was a 4-way tie for 3rd-6th place between Joshua Sinanan (Seattle), Paul Johnson (Boise), Caleb Abernathy (Meridian, ID), and Peter Olsoy (Boise) with 3.5 points each.

In the Reserve Section, Gary Hollingsworth (Pocatello, ID) and Jarod Buus (Nampa, ID) tied for 1st-2nd place with 4 points each. There was a tie for 3rd-5th place between Jamie Lang (Meridian), Michaela Abernathy (Meridian), and Kevin Patterson (Meridian) with 3.5 points each.

I wish to thank everyone who played and supported this tournament.  Many players expressed a desire to play but couldn’t make it for one reason or another, but interest was high.  Boise State University (BSU) was a great site, and the staff at BSU did a fantastic job in accommodating our every need.

Here is a link to the complete report, including article, pictures, all the games, and even scans of all the score sheet images.

Rain City Plus-Score Swiss Results

The 2012 National K12 Championships that were held 30 November – 2 December at the Marriott Orlando World Center Resort, pharm Orlando, patient FL had 10 players from Washington and Oregon attending.
Kyle Haining of Kellogg Middle School, Lake Forrest Park WA played in the 95 player 7th grade section and scored
5.5-1.5 tying for 5th-9th place just .5 point behind the 1st-4th place winners. In the same section were
Olga Cherepakin of Lakeside Middle School living in Lake Forrest Park WA (4-3) and Konstant Velichko of Inglewood Jr. High in Sammanish WA (4-3).
Marcell Szabo of Lowell Elementary, Seattle WA placed clear first in the 131 player 6th grade section with 6.5-.5. Also in the section with a 4.5-2.5 score was Seth Talyansky of Portland Jewish Academy, Portland OR.
The 5th grade section of 125 players had Jan Buzek of APP at Lincoln, Seattle WA scoring 5-2 and Karen Haining of Ridgeway Elementary, Lake Forrest Park WA scoring 2.5-4.5.
The 4th grade section had 163 players.and Marc Huang of Bellevue Children’s Academy scored 6-1 tying for 1st-6th place. Sean Alexander Van-zo-li of Catlin Gabel School in Portland OR scored 4-3 in this section.
The 3rd grade section had 145 players including Aaryan Deshpande of Audubon Elementary, Redmond WA scoing 5-2.
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2012 at the Seattle Chess Club under the direction of Fred Kleist of Seattle. Viktors Pupols of Kingston won the event with a perfect 4-0 score. The event had 13 players and a time control of G/125 with delay of 5. The cross table can be found on the USCF website.

WA/OR in National Scholastic

The 2012 National K12 Championships that were held 30 November – 2 December at the Marriott Orlando World Center Resort, capsule Orlando, more about FL had 10 players from Washington and Oregon attending.
Kyle Haining of Kellogg Middle School, Lake Forrest Park WA played in the 95 player 7th grade section and scored
5.5-1.5 tying for 5th-9th place just .5 point behind the 1st-4th place winners. In the same section were
Olga Cherepakin of Lakeside Middle School living in Lake Forrest Park WA (4-3) and Konstant Velichko of Inglewood Jr. High in Sammanish WA (4-3).
Marcell Szabo of Lowell Elementary, Seattle WA placed clear first in the 131 player 6th grade section with 6.5-.5. Also in the section with a 4.5-2.5 score was Seth Talyansky of Portland Jewish Academy, Portland OR.
The 5th grade section of 125 players had Jan Buzek of APP at Lincoln, Seattle WA scoring 5-2 and Karen Haining of Ridgeway Elementary, Lake Forrest Park WA scoring 2.5-4.5.
The 4th grade section had 163 players.and Marc Huang of Bellevue Children’s Academy scored 6-1 tying for 1st-6th place. Sean Alexander Van-zo-li of Catlin Gabel School in Portland OR scored 4-3 in this section.
The 3rd grade section had 145 players including Aaryan Deshpande of Audubon Elementary, Redmond WA scoing 5-2.