2015 WA President’s Cup

The 2015 WA President’s Cup took place at the Seattle Chess Club, anorexia February 14-15, weight loss 2015. Around 55 players took part in two sections: Open and Reserve U1600. Gabriel Tafalla won the Open section with 3.5/4 and Cheyenne Zhang won the reserve with 4.5/5! The tournament has now been rated: See rating report.

2015 WA State Championship Results

Couple of young players at the event. Megan Cheng and Marcus Chi-Kin Leung
Couple of young players at the event. Megan Cheng and Marcus Chi-Kin Leung.

Photo Credit: Brian Berger.

Phillip Seiterof Portland scored 4-0 to top 17 other players on Nov 22 in an event held at the Portland Chess Club.
Neil Dale was the tournament director. Phillip appears to be a fairly recent resident of Oregon. He has lots of events in California and Ohio that I noticed on the USCF MSA pages.

CLICK HERE for USCF crosstable
Roland and TrophyBelow are the final results of the 2015 WA State Championship, malady
Premier, and Invitational Round Robins in order of tie-breaks.
A link to the USCF rating report can be found here.
Full results with crosstables can be viewed here.
Games from the first weekend can be found here and from the second weekend here.

Championship

NM Roland Feng 2295 6.5 1st $1,440
FM Costin Cozianu 2466 6.0 2nd $800
NM Bryce Tiglon 2258 5.5 = 3rd/4th $400
FM Curt Collyer 2313 5.5 = 3rd/4th $400
FM Tian Sang 2350 5.0 5th $160
FM David Bragg 2200 4.0
NM Daniel He 2227 4.0
FM William Schill 2215 3.5
NM Samuel He 2233 3.5
LM Viktors Pupols 2202 1.5

Premier

Derek Zhang 2061 6.5 1st $450
Kyle Haining 2090 6.0 = 2nd-4th $166.67
NM Michael MacGregor 2188 6.0 = 2nd-4th $166.67
Kevin Gafni 2077 6.0 = 2nd-4th $166.67
NM David Levine 2200 5.0 5th $50
NM Harley Greninger 2158 4.0
Cameron Leslie 2081 3.5
James Colasurdo 2059 3.5
FM Paul Bartron 2120 3.0
Anath Gottumukkala 1278 1.5

 Invitational

Chouchanik Airapetian 2017 7.0 1st $225
Neo Olin 1910 6.5 2nd $125
David Arganian 2000 6.0 3rd $75
Badamkhand Norovsambuu 2056 4.5 = 4th/5th $25
Alan Bishop 2000 4.5 = 4th/5th $25
Vikram Ramasamy 1880 4.5 = 4th/5th $25
Ryan Ackerman 1842 4.0
Michael Hosford 1954 3.5
Travis Olson 1860 2.5
Joseph Kiiru 1891 2.0

Notes/Requests:

  • We kindly ask that prize winners please annotate at least one game for Northwest Chess magazine.
  • NMs Nat Koons, David Golub, and Peter Lessler will judge the brilliancy prizes ($100) for all three sections.

Thanks to everyone for taking part and making this such a wonderful event!  Any feedback/suggestions to improve the tournament are welcome.