Sunday Slam Blitz Results

Fred Kleist at 2012 US Open. Photo by Russell Miller
Fred Kleist at 2012 US Open. Photo by Russell Miller

Fred Kleist of Seattle played in, recipe directed and won the Seattle Chess Club Adult Swiss held on April 20-21, 2013. 13 players took part and Fred’s winning score was 3.5-.5. A half point behind was Neal Bonrud of North Bend, WA taking 2nd place clear.

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

Sean Tobin of Portland directed the April TGIF event held in Beaverton, patient
April 5-26, diabetes and Pregnancy
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.

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

Sean Tobin of Portland directed the April TGIF event held in Beaverton, cialis 40mg
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.

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

Sean Tobin of Portland directed the April TGIF event held in Beaverton, thumb
April 5-26, patient
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.

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On April 28 at Red Castle Games in Portland,
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play 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..

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TGIF for April Results

Fred Kleist at 2012 US Open. Photo by Russell Miller
Fred Kleist at 2012 US Open. Photo by Russell Miller

Fred Kleist of Seattle played in, recipe directed and won the Seattle Chess Club Adult Swiss held on April 20-21, 2013. 13 players took part and Fred’s winning score was 3.5-.5. A half point behind was Neal Bonrud of North Bend, WA taking 2nd place clear.

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

Sean Tobin of Portland directed the April TGIF event held in Beaverton, patient
April 5-26, diabetes and Pregnancy
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.

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Portland CC April Game in 60 results

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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, phlebologist 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.

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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, health 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

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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.

Red Castle Games Event

Valerie’s Waterfront Bistro in Chelan Washington hosted a chess event on May 7. 2013. Kids from Manson and Pateros took part in this the third of an annual event. Russell Miller (a Chelan High grad in 1960) donated some copies of CHESS LIFE and CHESS LIFE FOR KIDS to give away and was told the kids loved them! Valerie Flories the bistro owner reports they had approximately 40 players this year and as usual the kids had a blast eating pizza and playing. There was a camera man taking photos and you can view those at LakeChelanLive.com

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Sean Tobin reports on CEDAR HILLS CROSSING CHESS CLUB, health system
Beaverton OR

The April 21st edition of SUNDAY SLAM at RED CASTLE GAMES has been rated! Congratulations to 1st place winner Nick Raptis ($90),
2nd place finisher Yogi Saputra ($70) and top Under 1600 Jazon Samillano ($60)! Thank you to all participants for making this an awesome event!

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2013 Washington Elem. Photos and Standings

The USCF affiliate Tis Your Move held a three section event on Sunday May 26 at Red Castle Games in Portland. The organizer and TD Sean Tobin won two of them. In the 6 player G/25 d5 he scored 3-0. He won both games played in the 3 player G/90 +30 seconds event. Dennis Hoefler of Portland won the G/5 d0 6 player Blitz event with a 9-1 score.Sean Tobin holding NWC Banner but face is in a shadow so cropped him out.

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Photo of Paul Bartron taken by Phil Peterson at 2013 Washington Closed.

Paul Bartron of Tacoma was held to a 3-1 score in the event held April 6-7, cystitis
2013 at the Tacoma Chess. That gave him first place ahead of 2.5-1.5 scorers James Colasurdo of Olympia and Matthew Nill of Brementon. 10 players took part under the direction of Gary Dorfner of Tacoma.

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Paul Bartron of Tacoma was held to a 3-1 score in the event held April 6-7, esophagitis
2013 at the Tacoma Chess. That gave him first place ahead of 2.5-1.5 scorers James Colasurdo of Olympia and Matthew Nill of Brementon. 10 players took part under the direction of Gary Dorfner of Tacoma.

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Paul Bartron of Tacoma was held to a 3-1 score in the event held April 6-7, ailment 2013 at the Tacoma Chess. That gave him first place ahead of 2.5-1.5 scorers James Colasurdo of Olympia and Matthew Nill of Brementon. 10 players took part under the direction of Gary Dorfner of Tacoma.

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Photo of Paul Bartron taken by Phil Peterson at 2013 Washington Cl

Paul Bartron of Tacoma was held to a 3-1 score in the event held April 6-7, recuperation
2013 at the Tacoma Chess. That gave him first place ahead of 2.5-1.5 scorers James Colasurdo of Olympia and Matthew Nill of Brementon. 10 players took part under the direction of Gary Dorfner of Tacoma.

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Paul Bartron of Tacoma was held to a 3-1 score in the event held April 6-7, weight loss
2013 at the Tacoma Chess. That gave him first place ahead of 2.5-1.5 scorers James Colasurdo of Olympia and Matthew Nill of Brementon. 10 players took part under the direction of Gary Dorfner of Tacoma.

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Photos by Russell Miller from both days of the event, more about
Friday and Saturday.
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Projector Screen in the playing room on Friday evening during the BugHouse Tournament
Projector Screen in the playing room on Friday evening during the BugHouse Tournament

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