Nick Raptis scored a perfect 4-0 in the 24 player event on August 24th at the Portland Chess Club. 2nd place at 3.5-.5 was a clear win for Dan Dalthorp. Neil Dale and Gregori Alpernas handled the TD tasks. These events are played at Game in 60 with a delay of 5 seconds. They are rated by the regular USCF rating system as both a regular rated event and a quick rated event.
Paul Bartron of Tacoma repeated his 2012 victory to win the 2013 Washington Senior Championship with a 3.5-.5 score. 8 players under the direction of Gary Dorfner of Tacoma took part in the event. Second at 3-1 was Viktors Pupols. The event was held as a one day event on August 24 at the Tacoma Chess Club.
Michael K Lin listed as from California by USCF won the 32 player event held August 11, 2013 at the Seattle Chess Club under the direction of Fred Kleist. Lin has played in a number of Seattle events over the last several months. His score was 4-0. Clear 2nd at 3.5-.5 was Brendan Zhang.
20 players attended the Aug 10, 2013 event at the Seattle Chess Club. Fred Kleist was the TD. 4 sections were set up. Brice Tiglon won Section A 2.5-.5. Man Tran Quang scored 2.5-.5 winning section B. Stuart Rowe scoring 2.5-.5 won Section C. The first three sections were 4 player quads. The 4th section had 8 players and was a 3 round Swiss won with 3-0 by Paul Han.
Also includes Everett Chess of 1947.
Paul Bartron of Tacoma scored a 3-0 perfect score in the Olympia Open held Aug 3, 2013 in Olympia Washington. 18 players took part under the direction of Gary Dorfner of Tacoma. The Washington Chess Federation was the sponsoring affiliate.
US Open in Madison WI had 519 players. There were a number from WA/OR/ID.
Below are the scores of 4.5 or better from the 9 round event. Ratings listed are the one used for pairing the event.
Roland Feng WA 2268 6.5
Bryce Tiglan WA 2142 6.5
Carl Haessler OR 2210 6
Corbin Yu OR 2176 6
Aaron Grabinsky OR 2055 6
Patrick Van Dyke WA 2129 5.5
Dakota Dixon WA 2119 5.5
Fred Kleist WA 2037 5
Andrew Trattner OR 1771 5
Michael Murray WA 2037 4.5
Noah Fields WA 1880 4.5
Brendan Zhang WA 1753 4.5
Jeff Roland ID 1731 4.5
Wesley Esko WA 1538 4.5
There were others who scored less points. Expect there will be a report in the September NORTHWEST CHESS as Murlin Varner was there once again and he usually does a report.