Seattle Spring Open Results

Photo Credit: James Stripes
Photo Credit: James Stripes

James Stripes directed a scholastic event in Spokane on March 22, hospital 2014.
Ryan Waters of Northwest Christian School in Spokane won the 28 player K-3 section with 5-0 score.
Ethan Naresh of Northwest Christian School topped the K-6 section which had 25 players.
Savanna Naccarato of Farman Elementary in Sandpoint, sale Idaho won the K-12 section with a 5-0 score. 15 players in this section.

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James Stripes report from his facebook post

“A Day of Upsets

Savanna Naccarato (5.0) topped the Dragonslayer’s competitive K-12 section at Saint George’s School March 22 to take the $60 top prize. Shawn Lewis (4.0) was second, earning $40. There were five players with 3.0 sharing third place. Christian Monzingo won the prize for biggest upset ($15), while the others–Alex Herron, Alex Anderson, Logan Faulkner, and Suhang Liu--split the prizes for third and fourth place ($10 each).

As the highest rated player, Savanna might have been expected to win. However, the top rated players in the other sections fared less well as ten players each scored upsets of 200 points or more. There were also several strong upsets in K-12. Christian started the day with a 277 point upset and then scored a 511 point upset in the second round. An even larger upset of 522 was achieved in the K-3 section by John Paul Schlegel. In the K-6 section, both Malachi Hernandez (311 points) an Emmett Davidson (295 points) won prizes for their upsets.

Individual trophy winners in K-6 included Ethan Naresh (4.5), Grand Champion; Tariq Ravasia (4.0), first in fourth grade; Dawson Jury (4.0), first in fifth grade; Cameron Simonds (4.0); A.J. Stenbeck (3.5); and Evan Craciun (3.5). All those scoring 3.0 won trophies or medals depending on the strength of their tie-breaks.

Ryan Waters topped the K-3 section with the day’s only other perfect 5.0. Derek Phipps (4.0) was first in third grade, Josh Lubanski (3.5) was first in second grade, Enelyn Arquette (3.0) was first in grade one, and Ethan Shan (2.5) was first in kindergarten. Noah Brody and Kara Chiang each scored 4.0 an won trophies. Those scoring 3.0 won trophies or medals based on tie-breaks.

The team competition in K-6 earned Northwest Christian its second trophy in March with 14.5 points among the school’s top four. Saint George’s School and Pioneer School placed second with 13.0 each. North Wall School won the trophy for bringing the most new players.”

The turnout of 39 players was so high that the usual monthly G/60 event held by the Portland Chess Club was for the March 29, pharmacy 2014 event turned into a G/45 event and had 5 rounds. As usual the winner was Nick Raptis of Portland. His score was 5-0. Neil Dale of Portland was the tournament director.

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67 players total in two sections at the Seattle Chess Club on March 21-23. Nick Raptis of Portland won the Open event with 3.5-.5. The reserve section was 5 rounds and winner scored 4.5-.5, Brumas Newstead of Seattle. Fred and Carol Kleist were the tournament directors.

There are pictures on the Seattle Chess Club facebook page. This page is only accessible if you have a Facebook account.
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Portland Chess Club Monthly Event Results

The Chessmates group of Seattle held a large scholastic event in Seattle at Broadview Thompson Elementary on March 15. Directors were Georgi Orlov and Mr. Cao.
Two players topped the 67 player K-1st grade section, pulmonologist Milo Wright of Pathfinder Elementary in Seattle and Griffin O’Connor of Stevens Elementary in Seattle with 5-0 scores.
76 kids in Grades 2-4 section also were topped by two players with 5-0 scores, medicine Forest Berg of TOPS at Seward Elementary School, syringe Seattle and Daniel Shubin of Rockwell Elementary in Redmond.
Grades 5 to 8 section had 50 players. The top score was 4.5-.5 by both Andreas Farny of Leschi Elementary School in Seattle and George Michailov of Audubon Elementary in Redmond. Andreas has now played 359 rated scholastic games.

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H. G. Pitre of Seattle held a two weekend event at the Tacoma Chess Club on Saturdays March 8 and March 15. The event was 4 rounds, unhealthy
two on each Saturday at time control of G/90 with 30 seconds added to each move. Paul Bartron of Tacoma won the event with 3.5-.5. 3 players missed the games on the first Saturday including Viktors Pupols of Kingston just back from playing in Iceland. Those three were allowed two half point byes for the games they missed. 11 players took part.
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some of the same people who played in the Saturdays event. Paul Bartron and Alan Bishop of Tacoma plus Naomi Bashkansky of Bellevue tied for first place in this section with 3-1.

The total amounts of prize money won from the events.
Paul Bartron $270; Alan Bishop $190; Naomi Bashkansky of Bellevue $120; and Steve Buck of Tacoma $120.

CLICK HERE for the USCF Crosstable for the Saturdays event.

CLICK HERE for the USCF Crosstable for the Sundays event. The name might say SATURDAY which the TD is trying to get fixed.

CLICK HERE for a report on the first weekend of these events. Has a couple of pictures.

The turnout of 39 players was so high that the usual monthly G/60 event held by the Portland Chess Club was for the March 29, capsule 2014 event turned into a G/45 event and had 5 rounds. As usual the winner was Nick Raptis of Portland. His score was 5-0. Neil Dale of Portland was the tournament director.

CLICK HERE for the USCF crosstable.

Dragonslayer Results

Photo Credit: James Stripes
Photo Credit: James Stripes

James Stripes directed a scholastic event in Spokane on March 22, order 2014.
Ryan Waters of Northwest Christian School in Spokane won the 28 player K-3 section with 5-0 score.
Ethan Naresh of Northwest Christian School topped the K-6 section which had 25 players.
Savanna Naccarato of Farman Elementary in Sandpoint, pharmacy Idaho won the K-12 section with a 5-0 score. 15 players in this section.

CLICK HERE for for the Chess Ratings Northwest crosstable.

James Stripes report from his facebook post

“A Day of Upsets

Savanna Naccarato (5.0) topped the Dragonslayer’s competitive K-12 section at Saint George’s School March 22 to take the $60 top prize. Shawn Lewis (4.0) was second, symptoms earning $40. There were five players with 3.0 sharing third place. Christian Monzingo won the prize for biggest upset ($15), while the others–Alex Herron, Alex Anderson, Logan Faulkner, and Suhang Liu--split the prizes for third and fourth place ($10 each).

As the highest rated player, Savanna might have been expected to win. However, the top rated players in the other sections fared less well as ten players each scored upsets of 200 points or more. There were also several strong upsets in K-12. Christian started the day with a 277 point upset and then scored a 511 point upset in the second round. An even larger upset of 522 was achieved in the K-3 section by John Paul Schlegel. In the K-6 section, both Malachi Hernandez (311 points) an Emmett Davidson (295 points) won prizes for their upsets.

Individual trophy winners in K-6 included Ethan Naresh (4.5), Grand Champion; Tariq Ravasia (4.0), first in fourth grade; Dawson Jury (4.0), first in fifth grade; Cameron Simonds (4.0); A.J. Stenbeck (3.5); and Evan Craciun (3.5). All those scoring 3.0 won trophies or medals depending on the strength of their tie-breaks.

Ryan Waters topped the K-3 section with the day’s only other perfect 5.0. Derek Phipps (4.0) was first in third grade, Josh Lubanski (3.5) was first in second grade, Enelyn Arquette (3.0) was first in grade one, and Ethan Shan (2.5) was first in kindergarten. Noah Brody and Kara Chiang each scored 4.0 an won trophies. Those scoring 3.0 won trophies or medals based on tie-breaks.

The team competition in K-6 earned Northwest Christian its second trophy in March with 14.5 points among the school’s top four. Saint George’s School and Pioneer School placed second with 13.0 each. North Wall School won the trophy for bringing the most new players.”

Spokane Chess Club Event Results

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Newport High School chess team won Washington High School State Team Championship, squeezing ahead by mere 0.5 point.
Playing for the winning Newport team, Ethan Bashkansky got a special medal for winning all 5 out of 5 games.
Also congratulations to the previous 4 years champion Lakeside High School in second place, and Interlake High School in third.

The event was held Feb 28-Mar 1 at Issaquah High School.

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Thanks to Guy Bashansky for much of the info for this post.

CLICK HERE for Barry Hansen’s photos taken at the event.

Spokane Chess Club reports on Facebook:

“A total of 16 players competed in the g/45 dual-rated March Madness event that started March 13 and ended on on March 20. Jeremy Krasin was a perfect 4.0 to top the field. Second place at 3.0 was shared by Ted Baker, contagion
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and Walter van Heemstede Obelt. That threesome shared the u/1800 prize. The u/1500 prize was shared by Jim Burney and John Frostad with 2.0. The u/1300 prize was won by Travis Jones (2.0), who also directed the tourney.”

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Seattle Chess Club March Tornado Results

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The Chessmates group of Seattle held a large scholastic event in Seattle at Broadview Thompson Elementary on March 15. Directors were Georgi Orlov and Mr. Bo Cao.
Two players topped the 67 player K-1st grade section, information pills Milo Wright of Pathfinder Elementary in Seattle and Griffin O’Connor of Stevens Elementary in Seattle with 5-0 scores.
76 kids in Grades 2-4 section also were topped by two players with 5-0 scores, stuff Forest Berg of TOPS at Seward Elementary School, search Seattle and Daniel Shubin of Rockwell Elementary in Redmond.
Grades 5 to 8 section had 50 players. The top score was 4.5-.5 by both Andreas Farny of Leschi Elementary School in Seattle and George Michailov of Audubon Elementary in Redmond. Andreas has now played 359 rated scholastic games.

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CLICK HERE for Chessmates website for more information about this group.

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2014 found 18 players taking part in an event at the Seattle Chess Club under the direction of Fred Kleist of Seattle.
A 4-0 score by National Master Roland Feng of Seattle won the tournament. Clear 2nd place score of 3-1 was made by Toshihiro Nagase of Redmond. The event was dual rated by USCF. The time control was G/60 d5.

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Chessmates Springfest Scholastic Results

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Photo Credit: Bruce Haley

The Chessmates group of Seattle held a large scholastic event in Seattle at Broadview Thompson Elementary on March 15. Directors were Georgi Orlov and Mr. Bo Cao.
Two players topped the 67 player K-1st grade section, food Milo Wright of Pathfinder Elementary in Seattle and Griffin O’Connor of Stevens Elementary in Seattle with 5-0 scores.
76 kids in Grades 2-4 section also were topped by two players with 5-0 scores, visit Forest Berg of TOPS at Seward Elementary School, allergy Seattle and Daniel Shubin of Rockwell Elementary in Redmond.
Grades 5 to 8 section had 50 players. The top score was 4.5-.5 by both Andreas Farny of Leschi Elementary School in Seattle and George Michailov of Audubon Elementary in Redmond. Andreas has now played 359 rated scholastic games.

CLICK HERE for the Chess Ratings Northwest crosstables.

CLICK HERE for Chessmates website for more information about this group.

Tacoma Chess Club Event Results

Photo Credit: Dennis Chang
Photo Credit: Dennis Chang

Oregon Episcopal School in Portland Oregon on March 8, resuscitator
2014 was the site of a 6 section event directed by Dennis Chang.
18 players in the Kings Section had two players score 3.5-.5, Praveer Sharan of Oak Creek School in Lake Oswego and Colin Lin of Jacob Wismer Elementary School in Portland.
Rooks Section of 20 players had a 5-0 winner, Mason Bagoyo of Whitford Middle School in Beaverton, Oregon.
Bishops Section had another 5-0 score winner, Egan Wong of Jacob Wismer Elementary.
Knights A Section with 24 players top score was 4.5-.5 by Kelly Ryu of Sylvan Middle School in Portland.
Knights B Section also 24 players top score was 5-0 by Neeraj Javadekar of Stoller Middle School in Portland.
Pawns Section winner was Nathaniel Tan of Orenco Elementary School in Hillsboro. He had a perfect 5-0 score in the 29 player section.

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BY MIKE MURRAY

Three Northwesterners competed in the ten-round 2014 Reykjavik Open: Viktors Pupols of Kingston, visit
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Jason Kenney of the Vancouver, BC area, and Mike Murray of Port Townsend, Washington. Kenney and Murray scored 5-5, while Unkel Vik scored 4.5 – 5.5, but the picture painted by the final numbers is a bit distorted. Vik and Jason faced substantially stronger opposition.

Pupols started with a loss to GM Richard Rapport, scored two draws and a loss against IMs, drew an FM, dropped a couple games to 2250 rated untitled players, and picked up three points against class players — a respectable score against a tough field. Pupols had 3 wins 3 draws and 4 lost. His starting rank was 130 and finish was 148.

Kenney had a superb start. After winning his first round game against a 1513, drawing an IM, then a GM, beating an IM, and drawing another GM, he could seriously contemplate an IM norm. But after pushing too hard to win a drawish position against WGM Alini L’Ami, he scored only 1.5 points out of the last five rounds. Still, he had a good tournament, with an Event Performance Rating (2244) exceeding his FIDE by 120 points.

My own results were somewhat less than mediocre, no upset wins or draws, a couple of draws against lower rated players, and a loss to a 1624 junior. I finished 5-5, 4 wins 2 draws and 4 lost. My starting rank was 147 and finish rank was 141.

Chinese GM Li Chao won it with 8.5. Four GMs, including Canada’s Eric Hansen, tied for second with 8.

This was the fiftieth anniversary of the tournament, held the last three years in Reykjavik’s Harpa Hall, and was superbly run, as usual. Rounds 2 and 3 were played on the same day, with one game a day for all other rounds.

Chessbase website has several reports.

CLICK HERE for crosstables and other info. Mike Murray is listed as Canadian.

CLICK HERE for lots of the game scores.
BY MIKE MURRAY (a bit was added by Russell Miller)

Three Northwesterners competed in the ten-round 2014 Reykjavik Open: Viktors Pupols of Kingston, viagra sale
Washington, nurse
Jason Kenney of the Vancouver, BC area, and Mike Murray of Port Townsend, Washington. Kenney and Murray scored 5-5, while Unkel Vik scored 4.5 – 5.5, but the picture painted by the final numbers is a bit distorted. Vik and Jason faced substantially stronger opposition.

Pupols started with a loss to GM Richard Rapport, scored two draws and a loss against IMs, drew an FM, dropped a couple games to 2250 rated untitled players, and picked up three points against class players — a respectable score against a tough field. Pupols had 3 wins 3 draws and 4 lost. His starting rank was 130 and finish was 148.

Kenney had a superb start. After winning his first round game against a 1513, drawing an IM, then a GM, beating an IM, and drawing another GM, he could seriously contemplate an IM norm. But after pushing too hard to win a drawish position against WGM Alini L’Ami, he scored only 1.5 points out of the last five rounds. Still, he had a good tournament, with an Event Performance Rating (2244) exceeding his FIDE by 120 points.

My own results were somewhat less than mediocre, no upset wins or draws, a couple of draws against lower rated players, and a loss to a 1624 junior. I finished 5-5, 4 wins 2 draws and 4 lost. My starting rank was 147 and finish rank was 141.

Chinese GM Li Chao won it with 8.5. Four GMs, including Canada’s Eric Hansen, tied for second with 8.

This was the fiftieth anniversary of the tournament, held the last three years in Reykjavik’s Harpa Hall, and was superbly run, as usual. Rounds 2 and 3 were played on the same day, with one game a day for all other rounds.

Chessbase website has several reports.

CLICK HERE for crosstables and other info. Mike Murray is listed as Canadian.

CLICK HERE for lots of the game scores.
Chess4Life held a tournament in Napavine Washington at the Napavine Elementary School on March 15, viagra
2014. Darren Campbell was the tournament director.
6 different sections were held with players from several different school districts in the area taking part.
Two players scored 3-1, prescription
Adin Stratton of Napavine Elementary and Haarika Yajamanam of Olympic View Elementary in Oak Harbor in the Beginners 2-3 section. 6 players in this section.
6 players also in the K-3 under 800 rated section. A 4.5-.5 score by Travis Vestal of Centralia Christian School topped the section.
Samir Amin of Olympic View Elementary in Lacey and Nathaniel Serl of Napavine Elementary both scored 4-1 in the 8 player Grade 4-6 section.
Brian Lee of Napavine Elementary won Section Grades 4-6 under 800 rated with 5-0. 9 players in this section.
15 players in the Grades 7-12 Open Section. Another 5-0 score won this section. That player was Ian Richards of Onalaska Elementary/Middle School.
10 players in the Beginners Grades 4-8 section. 4-0 score by Daryl Leischner of Rochester Middle School topped the section.
Your reporter visited the school before the event and left some old chess magazines to be handed out at the tournament.

CLICK HERE for the Chess Ratings Northwest crosstable for the event.
Chess4Life held a tournament in Napavine Washington at the Napavine Elementary School on March 15, buy more about
2014. Darren Campbell was the tournament director.
6 different sections were held with players from several different school districts in the area taking part.
Two players scored 3-1, Adin Stratton of Napavine Elementary and Haarika Yajamanam of Olympic View Elementary in Oak Harbor in the Beginners 2-3 section. 6 players in this section.
6 players also in the K-3 under 800 rated section. A 4.5-.5 score by Travis Vestal of Centralia Christian School topped the section.
Samir Amin of Olympic View Elementary in Lacey and Nathaniel Serl of Napavine Elementary both scored 4-1 in the 8 player Grade 4-6 section.
Brian Lee of Napavine Elementary won Section Grades 4-6 under 800 rated with 5-0. 9 players in this section.
15 players in the Grades 7-12 Open Section. Another 5-0 score won this section. That player was Ian Richards of Onalaska Elementary/Middle School.
10 players in the Beginners Grades 4-8 section. 4-0 score by Daryl Leischner of Rochester Middle School topped the section.
Your reporter visited the school before the event and left some old chess magazines to be handed out at the tournament.
Chess4Life held a tournament in Napavine Washington at the Napavine Elementary School on March 15, physician
2014. Darren Campbell was the tournament director.
6 different sections were held with players from several different school districts in the area taking part.
Two players scored 3-1, buy Adin Stratton of Napavine Elementary and Haarika Yajamanam of Olympic View Elementary in Oak Harbor in the Beginners 2-3 section. 6 players in this section.
6 players also in the K-3 under 800 rated section. A 4.5-.5 score by Travis Vestal of Centralia Christian School topped the section.
Samir Amin of Olympic View Elementary in Lacey and Nathaniel Serl of Napavine Elementary both scored 4-1 in the 8 player Grade 4-6 section.
Brian Lee of Napavine Elementary won Section Grades 4-6 under 800 rated with 5-0. 9 players in this section.
15 players in the Grades 7-12 Open Section. Another 5-0 score won this section. That player was Ian Richards of Onalaska Elementary/Middle School.
10 players in the Beginners Grades 4-8 section. 4-0 score by Daryl Leischner of Rochester Middle School topped the section.
Your reporter visited the school before the event and left some old chess magazines to be handed out at the tournament.

CLICK HERE for the Chess Ratings Northwest crosstable for the event.
Chess4Life held a tournament in Napavine Washington at the Napavine Elementary School on March 15, generic 2014. Darren Campbell was the tournament director.
6 different sections were held with players from several different school districts in the area taking part.
Two players scored 3-1, information pills
Adin Stratton of Napavine Elementary and Haarika Yajamanam of Olympic View Elementary in Oak Harbor in the Beginners 2-3 section. 6 players in this section.
6 players also in the K-3 under 800 rated section. A 4.5-.5 score by Travis Vestal of Centralia Christian School topped the section.
Samir Amin of Olympic View Elementary in Lacey and Nathaniel Serl of Napavine Elementary both scored 4-1 in the 8 player Grade 4-6 section.
Brian Lee of Napavine Elementary won Section Grades 4-6 under 800 rated with 5-0. 9 players in this section.
15 players in the Grades 7-12 Open Section. Another 5-0 score won this section. That player was Ian Richards of Onalaska Elementary/Middle School.
10 players in the Beginners Grades 4-8 section. 4-0 score by Daryl Leischner of Rochester Middle School topped the section.
Your reporter visited the school before the event and left some old chess magazines to be handed out at the tournament.

CLICK HERE for the Chess Ratings Northwest crosstable for the event.
H. G. Pitre of Seattle held a two weekend event at the Tacoma Chess Club on Saturdays March 8 and March 15. The event was 4 rounds, seek
two on each Saturday at time control of G/90 with 30 seconds added to each move. Paul Bartron of Tacoma won the event with 3.5-.5. 3 players missed the games on the first Saturday including Viktors Pupols of Kingston just back from playing in Iceland. Those three were allowed two half point byes for the games they missed. 11 players took part.
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some of the same people who played in the Saturdays event. Paul Bartron and Alan Bishop of Tacoma plus Naomi Bashkansky of Bellevue tied for first place in this section with 3-1.

The total amounts of prize money won from the events.
Paul Bartron $270; Alan Bishop $190; Naomi Bashkansky of Bellevue $120; and Steve Buck of Tacoma $120. There was $1,200.00 total prize fund.

CLICK HERE for the USCF Crosstable for the Saturdays event.

CLICK HERE for the USCF Crosstable for the Sundays event. The name might say SATURDAY which the TD is trying to get fixed.

CLICK HERE for a report on the first weekend of these events. Has a couple of pictures.

Napavine Scholastic Event Results

Photo Credit: Dennis Chang
Photo Credit: Dennis Chang

Oregon Episcopal School in Portland Oregon on March 8, resuscitator
2014 was the site of a 6 section event directed by Dennis Chang.
18 players in the Kings Section had two players score 3.5-.5, Praveer Sharan of Oak Creek School in Lake Oswego and Colin Lin of Jacob Wismer Elementary School in Portland.
Rooks Section of 20 players had a 5-0 winner, Mason Bagoyo of Whitford Middle School in Beaverton, Oregon.
Bishops Section had another 5-0 score winner, Egan Wong of Jacob Wismer Elementary.
Knights A Section with 24 players top score was 4.5-.5 by Kelly Ryu of Sylvan Middle School in Portland.
Knights B Section also 24 players top score was 5-0 by Neeraj Javadekar of Stoller Middle School in Portland.
Pawns Section winner was Nathaniel Tan of Orenco Elementary School in Hillsboro. He had a perfect 5-0 score in the 29 player section.

CLICK HERE for the Chess Ratings Northwest Crosstables.
BY MIKE MURRAY

Three Northwesterners competed in the ten-round 2014 Reykjavik Open: Viktors Pupols of Kingston, visit
Washington, Phimosis
Jason Kenney of the Vancouver, BC area, and Mike Murray of Port Townsend, Washington. Kenney and Murray scored 5-5, while Unkel Vik scored 4.5 – 5.5, but the picture painted by the final numbers is a bit distorted. Vik and Jason faced substantially stronger opposition.

Pupols started with a loss to GM Richard Rapport, scored two draws and a loss against IMs, drew an FM, dropped a couple games to 2250 rated untitled players, and picked up three points against class players — a respectable score against a tough field. Pupols had 3 wins 3 draws and 4 lost. His starting rank was 130 and finish was 148.

Kenney had a superb start. After winning his first round game against a 1513, drawing an IM, then a GM, beating an IM, and drawing another GM, he could seriously contemplate an IM norm. But after pushing too hard to win a drawish position against WGM Alini L’Ami, he scored only 1.5 points out of the last five rounds. Still, he had a good tournament, with an Event Performance Rating (2244) exceeding his FIDE by 120 points.

My own results were somewhat less than mediocre, no upset wins or draws, a couple of draws against lower rated players, and a loss to a 1624 junior. I finished 5-5, 4 wins 2 draws and 4 lost. My starting rank was 147 and finish rank was 141.

Chinese GM Li Chao won it with 8.5. Four GMs, including Canada’s Eric Hansen, tied for second with 8.

This was the fiftieth anniversary of the tournament, held the last three years in Reykjavik’s Harpa Hall, and was superbly run, as usual. Rounds 2 and 3 were played on the same day, with one game a day for all other rounds.

Chessbase website has several reports.

CLICK HERE for crosstables and other info. Mike Murray is listed as Canadian.

CLICK HERE for lots of the game scores.
BY MIKE MURRAY (a bit was added by Russell Miller)

Three Northwesterners competed in the ten-round 2014 Reykjavik Open: Viktors Pupols of Kingston, viagra sale
Washington, nurse
Jason Kenney of the Vancouver, BC area, and Mike Murray of Port Townsend, Washington. Kenney and Murray scored 5-5, while Unkel Vik scored 4.5 – 5.5, but the picture painted by the final numbers is a bit distorted. Vik and Jason faced substantially stronger opposition.

Pupols started with a loss to GM Richard Rapport, scored two draws and a loss against IMs, drew an FM, dropped a couple games to 2250 rated untitled players, and picked up three points against class players — a respectable score against a tough field. Pupols had 3 wins 3 draws and 4 lost. His starting rank was 130 and finish was 148.

Kenney had a superb start. After winning his first round game against a 1513, drawing an IM, then a GM, beating an IM, and drawing another GM, he could seriously contemplate an IM norm. But after pushing too hard to win a drawish position against WGM Alini L’Ami, he scored only 1.5 points out of the last five rounds. Still, he had a good tournament, with an Event Performance Rating (2244) exceeding his FIDE by 120 points.

My own results were somewhat less than mediocre, no upset wins or draws, a couple of draws against lower rated players, and a loss to a 1624 junior. I finished 5-5, 4 wins 2 draws and 4 lost. My starting rank was 147 and finish rank was 141.

Chinese GM Li Chao won it with 8.5. Four GMs, including Canada’s Eric Hansen, tied for second with 8.

This was the fiftieth anniversary of the tournament, held the last three years in Reykjavik’s Harpa Hall, and was superbly run, as usual. Rounds 2 and 3 were played on the same day, with one game a day for all other rounds.

Chessbase website has several reports.

CLICK HERE for crosstables and other info. Mike Murray is listed as Canadian.

CLICK HERE for lots of the game scores.
Chess4Life held a tournament in Napavine Washington at the Napavine Elementary School on March 15, viagra
2014. Darren Campbell was the tournament director.
6 different sections were held with players from several different school districts in the area taking part.
Two players scored 3-1, prescription
Adin Stratton of Napavine Elementary and Haarika Yajamanam of Olympic View Elementary in Oak Harbor in the Beginners 2-3 section. 6 players in this section.
6 players also in the K-3 under 800 rated section. A 4.5-.5 score by Travis Vestal of Centralia Christian School topped the section.
Samir Amin of Olympic View Elementary in Lacey and Nathaniel Serl of Napavine Elementary both scored 4-1 in the 8 player Grade 4-6 section.
Brian Lee of Napavine Elementary won Section Grades 4-6 under 800 rated with 5-0. 9 players in this section.
15 players in the Grades 7-12 Open Section. Another 5-0 score won this section. That player was Ian Richards of Onalaska Elementary/Middle School.
10 players in the Beginners Grades 4-8 section. 4-0 score by Daryl Leischner of Rochester Middle School topped the section.
Your reporter visited the school before the event and left some old chess magazines to be handed out at the tournament.

CLICK HERE for the Chess Ratings Northwest crosstable for the event.

Pacific Northwest Players in Iceland

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Photo Credit: Azira Sande

James Stripes reports on facebook
CLICK HERE for his BLOG

Some are More Equal Than Others

The top six players at the Rook Madness tournament demonstrated that any one of them could defeat any of the others. Upsets abounded in the thirteen player K-12 section that was 1/3 elementary age players.

The top two cash prizes were split ($50 each) between co-champions Ken McGuire (4.0) and Alex Herron (4.0). Shawn Lewis defeated Ken, viagra the top rated player, in the first round. Shawn drew Ethan Wu in round three, but was leading the tournament until he fell to Alex in the last round. Alex defeated the number two seed, Jack Harris, in the fourth round. His only loss was to Suhang Liu in round two. Suhang also defeated Jack, but lost to Ken and Shawn. Shawn and Ethan split the remaining cash ($18 each). Jack was the victor in Ethan’s only loss.

Northwest Christian School won the elementary team trophy. Saint George’s was second and Arcadia Elementary finished third.

In K-6, Logan Faulkner defeated all opponents to win the Grand Champion trophy. Naomi Hertz (4.0), who lost only to Logan, was the top fifth grader. The top fourth grader, Ethan Naresh (4.0), lost only to Naomi. John Field (3.0) had the top upset and earned a trophy.

Evelyn Arquette topped the K-3 section with a perfect 5.0 to win Grand Champion for that section. Kara Chiang’s 4.5 made her the top third grader. The first place in second grade trophy went to Ryan Waters (4.0), who was third overall. Two kindergartners scored 2.0. Per Sande had better tie-breaks so won the first place in grade trophy, while Elizabeth Arquette took home a smaller trophy. She will be in kindergarten next year. Toby Kast (2.5) earned a medal for notable upset.

The 62 player event on March 8 at Saint George’s School was Spokane’s second largest of the year and drew nearly 15% new players. Tournament advertising promised a trophy for the team with the most new players. It was taken home by Mead Educational Partnership. Individual awards also went to the top unrated players: Riley Madsen (2.5) won a medal and Nathan Gellatly (3.0) won a trophy. All players scoring 3.0 or better in the elementary sections took home trophies or medals.

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for the Chess Ratings Northwest Crosstable
BY MIKE MURRAY (a bit was added by Russell Miller)

Three Northwesterners competed in the ten-round 2014 Reykjavik Open: Viktors Pupols of Kingston, psychotherapist
Washington, Jason Kenney of the Vancouver, BC area, and Mike Murray of Port Townsend, Washington. Kenney and Murray scored 5-5, while Unkel Vik scored 4.5 – 5.5, but the picture painted by the final numbers is a bit distorted. Vik and Jason faced substantially stronger opposition.

Pupols started with a loss to GM Richard Rapport, scored two draws and a loss against IMs, drew an FM, dropped a couple games to 2250 rated untitled players, and picked up three points against class players — a respectable score against a tough field. Pupols had 3 wins 3 draws and 4 lost. His starting rank was 130 and finish was 148.

Kenney had a superb start. After winning his first round game against a 1513, drawing an IM, then a GM, beating an IM, and drawing another GM, he could seriously contemplate an IM norm. But after pushing too hard to win a drawish position against WGM Alini L’Ami, he scored only 1.5 points out of the last five rounds. Still, he had a good tournament, with an Event Performance Rating (2244) exceeding his FIDE by 120 points.

My own results were somewhat less than mediocre, no upset wins or draws, a couple of draws against lower rated players, and a loss to a 1624 junior. I finished 5-5, 4 wins 2 draws and 4 lost. My starting rank was 147 and finish rank was 141.

Chinese GM Li Chao won it with 8.5. Four GMs, including Canada’s Eric Hansen, tied for second with 8.

This was the fiftieth anniversary of the tournament, held the last three years in Reykjavik’s Harpa Hall, and was superbly run, as usual. Rounds 2 and 3 were played on the same day, with one game a day for all other rounds.

Chessbase website has several reports.

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Success Through Chess Event

Becca Lampman a student a Union High School in Vancouver won the event with 3.5-.5 score. 2nd was another Vancouver resident, more about
Sarah May who is home schooled at 3-1. 12 took part under the direction of David Hendricks on March 2, sale 2014.

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Photo provided by the TD
Photo provided by the TD

This picture is from the last years event. Becca is the one in RED. Sarah is the tall blond in the back row.

Here is a picture from this years event also taken by the TD.
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Sarah May, Olga Cherapakhin, Sangeeta Dhingra, Naomi Bashkansky ” width=”2561″ height=”1649″ class=”size-full wp-image-1933″ /> Top 5 winners:
L to R: Becca Lampman, Sarah May, Olga Cherapakhin, Sangeeta Dhingra, Naomi Bashkansky

Becca Lampman a student a Union High School in Vancouver won the event with 3.5-.5 score. 2nd was another Vancouver resident, medications
Sarah May who is home schooled at 3-1. 12 took part under the direction of David Hendricks on March 2, tuberculosis
2014.

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Photo provided by the TD
Photo provided by the TD

This picture is from the last years event. Becca is the one in RED. Sarah is the tall blond in the back row.

Here is a picture from this years event also taken by the TD.

Top 5 winners: L to R: Becca Lampman, Sarah May, Olga Cherapakhin, Sangeeta Dhingra, Naomi Bashkansky
Top 5 winners:
L to R: Becca Lampman, Sarah May, Olga Cherapakhin, Sangeeta Dhingra, Naomi Bashkansky

The K-Grade3 section had 9 players and was a three way tie for 1st at 4-1 between Alexander Strigul of German American School in Portland, this site
Tyler Griffith of LaCenter Elementary and Georgly Gidishvili of Orchards Elementary in Vancouver.
A clear winner at 4.5-.5 in the 27 player Grade 4-6 section was Levi Harms of Orchards Elementary in Vancouver.
John Palm was the tournament director for this event held March 1, 2014.

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The K-Grade3 section had 9 players and was a three way tie for 1st at 4-1 between Alexander Strigul, ailment
Tyler Griffith and Georgly Gidishvili.
A clear winner at 4.5-.5 in the 27 player Grade 4-6 section was Levi Harms.
Palm was the tournament director for this event held March 1, rx
2014.

CLICK HERE for the crosstable
The K-Grade3 section had 9 players and was a three way tie for 1st at 4-1 between Alexander Strigul of German American School in Portland, visit this site
Tyler Griffith of LaCenter Elementary and Georgly Gidishvili of Orchards Elementary in Vancouver.
A clear winner at 4.5-.5 in the 27 player Grade 4-6 section was Levi Harms of Orchards Elementary in Vancouver.
Palm was the tournament director for this event held March 1, valeologist
2014.

CLICK HERE for the crosstable
Becca Lampman a student a Union High School in Vancouver won the event with 3.5-.5 score. 2nd was another Vancouver resident, pills
Sarah May who is home schooled at 3-1. 12 took part under the direction of David Hendricks on March 2, sildenafil
2014.

CLICK HERE for USCF crosstable

CLICK HERE for the Crosstable

Photo provided by the TD
Photo provided by the TD

This picture is from the last years event. Becca is the one in RED. Sarah is the tall blond in the back row.

Here is a picture from this years event also taken by the TD.
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Sarah May, Olga Cherapakhin, Sangeeta Dhingra, Naomi Bashkansky ” width=”2561″ height=”1649″ class=”size-full wp-image-1933″ /> Top 5 winners:
L to R: Becca Lampman, Sarah May, Olga Cherapakhin, Sangeeta Dhingra, Naomi Bashkansky

Lots of kids in Richland Washington on March 1, advice
2014 under the direction of Gregg Delmon Dillingham.
Lots of clear section winners.
Section K-1 under 800 rating was won by Colin Shen of Sacajawea Elementary School in Richland with 4.5-.5 score. 24 players in this section.
Section K-3 Open another 4.5-.5 score won, price
Patrick Kovels of Christ The King School in Richland. 10 players in this section.
The Grade 2-3 section had 39 players and a clear winner at 5-0,
Bishan Zheng of Lewis & Clark Elementary School in Richland.
26 players in the Grade 4 under 800 rated section and another 5-0 score by Jocelyne Neri of Virgie Robinson Elementary in Pasco.
The Grade 4-6 Open had 27 players and another 5-0 winner, Christopher Rausch of Lewis & Clark Elementary in Richland.
Also a perfect 5-0 score in 41 player Grade 5-6 under 800 rating section by Santos De Lee of John McLoughlin Middle School in Pasco.
Only 11 players in the Grade 7-12 section won by three players with 4-1 scores: Tony Ngo of John McLoughlin Middle School, Elijah Perez of Bethlehem Lutheran School in Kennewick and Marcus Hernandez of John McLoughlin Middle School.

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Lots of kids in Richland Washington on March 1, more about
2014 under the direction of Mr. Dillingham.
Lots of clear section winners.
Section K-1 under 800 rating was won by Colin Shen of Sacajawea Elementary School in Richland with 4.5-.5 score. 24 players in this section.
Section K-3 Open another 4.5-.5 score won, ed
Patrick Kovels of Christ The King School in Richland. 10 players in this section.
The Grade 2-3 section had 39 players and a clear winner at 5-0,
Bishan Zheng of Lewis & Clark Elementary School in Richland.
26 players in the Grade 4 under 800 rated section and another 5-0 score by Jocelyne Neri of Virgie Robinson Elementary in Pasco.
The Grade 4-6 Open had 27 players and another 5-0 winner, Christopher Rausch of Lewis & Clark Elementary in Richland.
Also a perfect 5-0 score in 41 player Grade 5-6 under 800 rating section by Santos De Lee of John McLoughlin Middle School in Pasco.
Only 11 players in the Grade 7-12 section won by three players with 4-1 scores: Tony Ngo of John McLoughlin Middle School, Elijah Perez of Bethlehem Lutheran School in Kennewick and Marcus Hernandez of John McLoughlin Middle School.

CLICK HERE for the CHESS RATINGS NORTHWEST Crostable

Lots of kids in Richland Washington on March 1, surgery
2014 under the direction of Mr. Dillingham.
Lots of clear section winners.
Section K-1 under 800 rating was won by Colin Shen of Sacajawea Elementary School in Richland with 4.5-.5 score. 24 players in this section.
Section K-3 Open another 4.5-.5 score won, Patrick Kovels of Christ The King School in Richland. 10 players in this section.
The Grade 2-3 section had 39 players and a clear winner at 5-0,
Bishan Zheng of Lewis & Clark Elementary School in Richland.
26 players in the Grade 4 under 800 rated section and another 5-0 score by Jocelyne Neri of Virgie Robinson Elementary in Pasco.
The Grade 4-6 Open had 27 players and another 5-0 winner, Christopher Rausch of Lewis & Clark Elementary in Richland.
Also a perfect 5-0 score in 41 player Grade 5-6 under 800 rating section by Santos De Lee of John McLoughlin Middle School in Pasco.
Only 11 players in the Grade 7-12 section won by three players with 4-1 scores: Tony Ngo of John McLoughlin Middle School, Elijah Perez of Bethlehem Lutheran School in Kennewick and Marcus Hernandez of John McLoughlin Middle School.

CLICK HERE for the CHESS RATINGS NORTHWEST Crostable

Lots of kids in Richland Washington on March 1, find 2014 under the direction of Gregg Delmon Dillingham.
Lots of clear section winners.
Section K-1 under 800 rating was won by Colin Shen of Sacajawea Elementary School in Richland with 4.5-.5 score. 24 players in this section.
Section K-3 Open another 4.5-.5 score won, Patrick Kovels of Christ The King School in Richland. 10 players in this section.
The Grade 2-3 section had 39 players and a clear winner at 5-0,
Bishan Zheng of Lewis & Clark Elementary School in Richland.
26 players in the Grade 4 under 800 rated section and another 5-0 score by Jocelyne Neri of Virgie Robinson Elementary in Pasco.
The Grade 4-6 Open had 27 players and another 5-0 winner, Christopher Rausch of Lewis & Clark Elementary in Richland.
Also a perfect 5-0 score in 41 player Grade 5-6 under 800 rating section by Santos De Lee of John McLoughlin Middle School in Pasco.
Only 11 players in the Grade 7-12 section won by three players with 4-1 scores: Tony Ngo of John McLoughlin Middle School, Elijah Perez of Bethlehem Lutheran School in Kennewick and Marcus Hernandez of John McLoughlin Middle School.

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The K-Grade3 section had 9 players and was a three way tie for 1st at 4-1 between Alexander Strigul of German American School in Portland, sick
Tyler Griffith of LaCenter Elementary and Georgly Gidishvili of Orchards Elementary in Vancouver.
A clear winner at 4.5-.5 in the 27 player Grade 4-6 section was Levi Harms of Orchards Elementary in Vancouver.
John Palm was the tournament director for this event held March 1, 2014.

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Redland Elementary School in Oregon City, order
Oregon held a tournament on March 1, 2014. April Albers was the tournament director.
The Kings section was won by Ethan Allison with 5-0.
The Rooks section winner with 4-1 was Allen Shang of Lake Oswego Junior High.
Grace Trieu of Woodstock Elementary School in Portland won the Bishops section with 5-0.

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Redland Elementary School in Oregon City, help Oregon held a tournament on March 1, rehabilitation
2014. April Albers was the tournament director.
The Kings section was won by Ethan Allison with 5-0.
The Rooks section winner with 4-1 was Allen Shang of Lake Oswego Junior High.
Grace Trieu of Woodstock Elementary School in Portland won the Bishops section with 5-0.

CLICK HERE for the CHESS RATINGS NORTHWEST crosstable.
Redland Elementary School in Oregon City, drugs
Oregon held a tournament on March 1, 2014. April Albers was the tournament director.
The Kings section was won by Ethan Allison with 5-0.
The Rooks section winner with 4-1 was Allen Shang of Lake Oswego Junior High.
Grace Trieu of Woodstock Elementary School in Portland won the Bishops section with 5-0.

CLICK HERE for the CHESS RATINGS NORTHWEST crosstable.
Redland Elementary School in Oregon City, look Oregon held a tournament on March 1, here 2014. April Albers was the tournament director.
The Kings section was won by Ethan Allison with 5-0.
The Rooks section winner with 4-1 was Allen Shang of Lake Oswego Junior High.
Grace Trieu of Woodstock Elementary School in Portland won the Bishops section with 5-0.

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The event was held Feb 28-March 1 at South Umpqua High School in Myrtle Point, medicine
Oregon. The sponsoring group was Oregon High School Chess Team Association. CLICK HERE for their website.

Crescent Valley Varsity Team.
Crescent Valley Varsity Team.

Photo Credit: Brendon Thrash


Crescent Valley varsity team won the overall team championship and also the 5A school title. The high school is in Corvallis, Oregon. Team members are Matt Dalthorp, Yogi Saputra (both scored 5-0 in the event), Ian Dickson (3-2) and Thomas Kneeland (2.5-2.5) plus David Wen (2-3).

2nd place team was Lincoln of Portland while two teams tied for 3rd, Lake Oswego High School and LaSalle High School of Portland.

Tournament Director was Norman May for the event.

Trophies for quad winners.
Trophies for quad winners.

On March 14 at Round Table Pizza on SE Mill Plain in Vancouver, hospital
Washington American Chess Institute held one of their events for kids. I took a few photos.

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for the photos. I did not try to get any names of the kids this time.

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