Corey Russell of Medford and Robyn Shane Wilde tied for 1st place with 2.5-.5 scores. They drew with each other in round one. 10 players took part in the event held November 17, 2013. Tai d Pruce-Zimmerman was the chief TD.
Fred Kleist of Seattle won the 2013 Seattle Chess Club Championship with a 6-1 score. The event was held Sept 6 to Nov 1 with 19 players taking part. The time control was 35/100, 25/60 no delay. 2nd at 5-2 was a new player to the area, Vahe Muselimyan.
24 players played from Nov 1 to Nov 23 in a one game a week four round event. Brian Raffel had the top score of 3.5-.5. Fred and Carol Kleist were the TDs. Fred named the section: Drizzle. No player played all 4 games.
Vivi Bartron posted this photo on facebook so I assume she took it. This not the Tacoma CC that I remember visiting several years ago. This looks like more space than I remember. Maybe some one can take some more photos. Understand there maybe some new type events held there next Spring.
40 players took part in a two section event at the Seattle Chess Club on Nov 15-17, 2013. 17 players were in the top section. Top score was 5-2 by Roland Feng and Bryce Tiglon. This score pushed Bryce’s rating to 2199. It was 2079 in Jan 2013! They drew with each other in round 5. Two players had 4.5-2.5: Viktors Pupols and Kyle Haining.
23 players were in the Reserve Section won with a 6-1 score by Dan Mathews. In 2nd place at 5.5-1.5 was Stephen Buck. He and Dan drew in round 4. Buck’s rating went over 1800 so this might be his last Reserve Section play as they are usually for players under 1800.
8 players took part in the event held Nov 5-19, 2013 at the Portland Chess Club. They were divided into two sections. Lennart Bjoksten, the top rated player in section A, won his section 2.5-.5. The same score by Yurty Kamsha won section B. Gregori Alpernas handled the TD tasks.
The Washington G/60 tournament was held at the Tacoma CC on Nov. 9th. 7 players showed up for this event. The winners were: 1st Viktors Pupols 4.0 $40.00, 2nd Ralph Anthony 3.0 $30.00, U1600 Richard Sewell 2.0 $25.00, U1400 Ronald Purbaugh 1.0 $25.00. TD for this event was Gary Dorfner. There was one upset when Ralph Anthony (1716) defeated Paul Bartron (2138).
27 players played a 4 round 1 day event at the Seattle Chess Club on Nov 10. Two players, Bryce Tiglon and Ethan Bashkansky tied for 1st place when they both scored perfect 4-0 tallies. Fred Kleist was the TD.
FM David Bragg and NM Josh Sinanan tied for first place at the Tri-Cities Open with 4/5 points. 20 players took part. The tournament was run by WCF officers Josh Sinanan, Dan Mathews, Duane Polich, and Robert Allen.
Report by WCF Secretary Gary Dorfner:
The Tri-Cities Open was held in Richland, Wash. There were 20 players in all. They came from California, Oregon, Washington and Idaho. The winners were: 1st-2nd Josh Sinanan and David Bragg 4.0 $75.00 each, U2000 Mark Havrilla, Steve Fabian and Michael Hosford 3.0 $16.75 each, U1700 Dan Mathews and Olga Cherepakhin 3.0 $25.00 each, U1400 Alden Ortolano and Donald Shoemaker 2.0 $25.00 each. TD’s for this event were Dan Mathews and Robert Allen.