The dual USCF rated event held at the Portland Chess Club on Dec 28, 2013 was won by Dagado Bapurao Gaikwad of Beaverton, with a 4-0 score. Rated both regular and quick he went up regular 1678 to 1799 and quick 1424 to 1559. Neil Dale directed the event. 20 players took part.
The Spokane CC held a 8 player event rated in two sections of G/5; d2 chess. They called it BLITZEN. One section called FREEZE was won by a 7-0 score by Nikolay Bulakh. David Griffin won the second section with 5.5-1.5. Kevin Korsmo directed and played.
Nov 4 to Nov 29 – 18 players under direction of Sean Tobin took part in the monthly Monday chess event. Jason Cigan and Jerry Sherrard both scored 2.5-.5 in the 8 player Open Section. Krishna Shurla won the 8 player Reserve Section with 3-0. Event was played at G/90; d5 time control.
16 players took part in a dual USCF rated G/60 d5 event on Dec 8, 2013. 4-0 by Ethan Bashkansky topped the field. Several of the players had played the day before in the Quads event. Fred Kleist handled the TD tasks.
13 players in three sections took part in an event on Dec 7, 2013 under the direction of Fred Kleist. David Bragg gained 16 USCF rating points when he won a 4 player section 3-0. Skylor Fryberg gained 8 rating points for his 3-0 score in an 8 player section.
Several Oregon residents played in this event in Redding California. 9 Players in the 4 round MEA section and 5 of them got 2.5-1.5: David Bowman (CA), Paul Romero (OR), Edwin Battistella (OR), Matthew Rudd (CA) and Eric Isberg (CA). The Reserve Section finished with two players 3-1: Peter Grant (OR) and Michael Nielsen (CA) in a 10 player section. Another 10 players took part in Amateur Section and it ended with a 4-0 score winner: W V Graham Matthews (CA). The event took place Dec 7-8 under the direction of John Mccumiskey and sponsoring affiliate of Sacramento Chess Club. Several of the Redding area players have been taking part in chess events in Grants Pass Oregon.
The master section with 20 players was won with a 5.5-.5 score. Nick Raptis of Portland was that player. At 4-2 were: Roland Feng, Bryce Tiglon and Daniel He.
Expert Section with 17 players was a 3 way tie for 1st with 4.5-1.5 scores by Ethan Bashkansky, Sara May of Vancouver WA and John Donjas of British Columbia.
Class A section of 25 players was a two way tie for 1st place at 5-1 by Micah Smith of Vancouver WA and Skylor Fryberg.
Class B Section had a clear winner at 5.5-.5 score by Travis Olson. There were 30 players in this section. At 4.5-1.5 score group were Dan Mathews and Naomi Bashkansky.
Class C Section drew 15 players to the event. Two players scored 5-1: Trevor Jung and Robin Li-Yang Tu and only one player Howard Hare scored 4-2.
Class D Section had 32 players and another 5.5-.5 score. That score was by Neil Doknjas of British Columbia. Three players had 4.5-1.5: Jason Yu, Andreas Farny and Nate Getz.
Class E Section was topped by Emily Saletan with 5-1. Those with 4-2 were Jed McCaw, Alexius Buntaran and Alexander Popescu.
9 players took part in a Under 1000 rating section. Another 5.5-.5 score won this section. George Michailov. Only one 4-2 score by Ethan Huang in this section.
A BLITZ tournament of 10 players was won by Yaman Tezcan with 9.5-.5. In second place at 6.5-3.5 was Luke Pulfer.
Fred Kleist of the Seattle Chess Club was the chief TD with assistance from Gary Dorfner of the Tacoma Chess Club. Mostly players from Washington but several from British Columbia. The event was open to all.