Nick Raptis Wins Harmon Memorial 5-0

Sean Tobin reports on Facebook:

Congratulations to my good friend Nick Raptis who won the HARMON MEMORIAL in a last round thrilla! Way to go champ!! Nick sacked his Queen for a Rook, Knight and pawn and won in style against a super solid expert. No easy task with all the marbles on the line in the final round. Congrats to Jerry Sherrard (Shared top U2000!), Jason Cigan, Adam Culbreth, Scott Levin (Shared top U2000!), Daniel Gay, Mike Goffe, Nathan Khingratsaphone, Dean Di Pietrantonio, Jazon Samillano, Brian Berger, Tom Greger and Mike Hasuike for playing in the big event. Scott Levin revealed himself to be a giant killer just before our match starts this Wednesday by taking down ultra tough Daniel Gay and solid expert Richard Gutman … finishing on 4 out of 5! Adam Culbreth took down a solid 1800 in the final round to land feet first in a big old stack of greenbacks! Congrats to all of my many friends who participated in this event!

USCF Crosstable.

David Rupel of Olympia was 2nd with a 4.5-.5 score.

The crosstable with the prize money won can be found on the Portland CC website, CLICK HERE.

Support Plaid Pantry stores as a donation from them made for a larger prize fund for this event than in previous years.

Northwest players win trophies at SuperNationals V

Reported by Hock San Lee.

Northwest players won numerous trophies at the 2013 SuperNationals V held in Nashville over last weekend, April 5-7, 2013. Bellevue’s Spiritridge Elementary team (Derek Zhang, Naomi Bashkansky, Zachary Zhang, Richard Yang, and Brian Chen) took the 2nd place team award in the K-5 Championship section. Derek also placed 9th individually in that section. In the K-12 Championship section, Seattle’s Lakeside 9-player team won the 5th place trophy. Members include Michael Omori, who tied for 9th-18th place individually, Quentin Chi, Nicolo Gelb, Thomas Thongmee, David Inglis, Nicholas Xing, Justin Yu, Peter Sherman, Alexander Koh. In the K-8 Championship section, Bellevue’s Odle Middle won the 7th place team award. Team members are Jason Yang, Benjamin Cheung, Aditya Kannan, Jack Yu, Emily Bazar, and Cheyenne Zhang. Notable individual winners are Luke Harmon-Vellotti of Idaho (2nd place, K-12 Championship), Bryce Tiglon of Redmond Junior High (6th, K-6 Championship), Anthony He of Christa Mcauliffe Elementary in Sammamish (5th, K-3 Championship), Jason Yu of Open Window in Bellevue (7th, K-1 Championship), Eric Zhang of Endeavour Elementary in Issaquah (11th, K-1 Championship), and Praneeth Somisetty of Tyee Middle in Bellevue (1st, K-6 Unrated).

According to USCF, The SuperNationals V officially broke the attendance record for largest rated chess competition in history with 5335 participants.

TGIF March 2013 Event Results

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, 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
Fridays in March, 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.

Sunday Slam Events

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

TIS Your Move USCF affiliate under the direction of Sean Tobin of Portland held events on March 24, 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.

Russell Miller Photos of Event CLICK HERE.