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.
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.
Fred Kleist of Seattle played in, 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.
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.
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.
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.
Sean Tobin reports on CEDAR HILLS CROSSING CHESS CLUB, 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!
William Schill and Daniel He both scored 3.5-.5. Viktors Pupols held them both to a draw. 20 players took part in the event directed by Fred Kleist. Time control was G/60 d5 and rated by USCF by both the regular and quick rating systems. Event was held April 14.
Fred Kleist was the TD for the G/120; d5 event. Play took place on April 13.
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