Sunday Slam Blitz Results

On April 28 at Red Castle Games in Portland, Sean Tobin of Portland organized, directed, played in and won a 9 player USCF Blitz rated (G/5) event with 11.5-2.5. 2nd – 3rd placed with 10-4 were Yogi Saputa of Albany and Jerry Sherrard of Portland. In this type event you play your opponents one game with white and a second game with black.

Red Castle Games, 6416 SE Foster Rd, Portland was the site of this chess event..
Red Castle Games, 6416 SE Foster Rd, Portland was the site of this chess event.

USCF Crosstable CLICK HERE.

TGIF for April Results

Nick Raptis wins TGIF April Event
Nick Raptis wins TGIF April Event

Sean Tobin of Portland directed the April TGIF event held in Beaverton, April 5-26, 2013. There were two sections. Nick Raptis with 3.5-.5 (a half point bye) score won the 13 player Section 1. 2nd-3rd places at 3-1 scores were: Nathan Khingratsaphone and Matthew Stevens of Portland. Section 2 of 5 players was won with 2-0 by Jazon Samillano. Affiliate sponsor of this event was TIS Your Move.

USCF Crosstable Click Here.

Portland CC April Game in 60 results

Nick Raptis
photo by Russell Miller, not taken at Seattle Spring event but at a Portland event.

Nick Raptis of Portland once again won the Portland Chess Club’s monthly Game in 60 event. This time with a 4-0 score. 27 players took part in the event held April 27 under the direction of Gregori Alpernas of Lake Oswego. Sean O’Connell of Hubbard, OR finished clear 2nd with 3.5-.5. 3rd – 7th place with 3-1 scores were: Gunther Jacobi, Micah Smith of Vancouver WA, Dillon Murray of Gresham, Aaron Nicoski of Vancouver WA and Ralph Anthony of Mukilteo, WA.

USCF Crosstable Click Here.

2013 Inland Empire Chess Tournament

Murlin Varner at IEO about to start round 1 game. Photo by Russell Miller
Murlin Varner at IEO round 1 game. Photo by Russell Miller

Spokane Chess Club reports on Facebook:
This year’s installment of our oldest tourney, the Inland Empire Open, was played at Gonzaga University’s Schoenberg Center April 27-28 with a field of 32 competing. Top seed John Julian of Walla Walla won with a 4.5 score; he was the only perfect (3.0) score after the first day’s action. John defeated James Stripes of Spokane in a final round pairing of last year’s City Championship match players.
Michael Cambareri and Cam Leslie of Moscow Idaho finished second with scores of 4.0; they also shared the top class A prize. A score of 3.5 gave Stripes and Mark Havrilla second place in class A, while the same score gave Loyd Willaford the first class B prize. Second in B was shared by Jeff Roland of Boise ID, Murlin Varner of Woodinville WA, and Jeremy Younker with 3.0 scores. That same score gave Walter Van Heemestede Obelt first place in class C. Second place in class C, with a score of 2.5, went to Ted Baker of Spokane. Savanna Naccarato of Sandpoint ID won the class D first prize with a 2.5 score, while second in that category was shared by John Frostad , Patrick Kirlin, and Alexander Popescu with scores of 2.0. Jeremy Younker claimed the biggest upset prize with his second round victory over one of the three Expert players in the event. There was a brief celebration of Jim Waugh’s 84th birthday just before the second round on Saturday, with the competitors singing happy birthday to the grand old man of Spokane chess and sharing in some birthday cake.

NWC Banner at IEO
NWC Banner at IEO, James Stripes in blue shirt

USCF Crosstable.

David Griffin was the tournament director and I believe wrote the above report for the Spokane Chess Club. Russell Miller took the photos and posted this info adding the home towns of players on the NWC subscription list to the NWC BLOG.

Photo is the entry way into the building on the Gonzaga Campus in Spokane where the tournament was played.
Photo is the entry way into the building on the Gonzaga Campus in Spokane where the tournament was played.
Some of the players in round one including NWC Jeff Roland with is NWC Logo cap. You can get one of those, check the home page of the NWC website for the logo store.
Some of the players in round one including NWC Jeff Roland with is NWC Logo cap. You can get one of those, check the home page of the NWC website for the logo store.