8 players took part in the a USCF rated event held in Klamath Falls, Oregon where rated chess had not been held for several years. Several came from California for the event. It was a 3 round G/45; d5 event directed by Tai D Pruce-Zimmerman. Paul Romero and Robyn Wilde both scored 2.5-.5. They drew with each other. Club plans to hold more events.
Nick Raptis perfect in the 20 player event to take 1st place.
Mathew Wilson, U of W and U of O grad, writes two-part article on ChessBase.com.
5-1 was the winning score for both sections of the 139 player Oregon Open. Those getting that score in the Open section were Oregon players: Aaron Grabinsky, Richard Gutman and Alexandra Botez. Topping the Reserve Section were: Stephen Buck (WA), James Chen (OR) and Abhinav Brahmarouthu (OR) and Ralph Anthony (WA).
Believe the 139 players taking part was one of the largest turnouts for an Oregon Open. Tournament directors were: Gregori Alpernas and Michael Morris of the Portland Chess Club. Event was held Aug 31-Sept 2 in Portland Oregon.