Guy Bashkansky reports: Naomi Bashkansky won 1st place in the Under-12 category at the annual Susan Polgar Foundation Girls’ Invitational Chess Championship in St. Louis, treat where she represented Washington State. Also, online she shared 2nd place in Blitz (speed chess). CLICK HERE for BLITZ Crosstable
The reward is $1000 assistance from SPF for her travel to the World Youth Chess Championship in Greece in October.
Check out our family Chess Travel blog post for more information and some photos CLICK HERE
20 player top section was won by Nels Truelson of South Dakota and Becca Lampman of Vancouver WA with 3.5-.5 scores. They drew in round 4. Same score in the 18 player lower section by Henry Romero and David Morris-Diaz topped the field. Mike Janniro handled the TDs tasks. Event held at Portland CC on July 25. 4 players took part in their first USCF rated event.
FM Roland Feng and NM David Golub topped the 70-player field of the 2015 Seattle Seafair Open, pill each scoring a perfect 5 wins from 5 games. The tournament was hosted by Seattle Chess Club July 24-26 and directed by the inimitable Fred Kleist, who paired the entire event by hand! A slew of players tied for 2nd with 4 points: FM Bill Schill, Bada Norovsambuu, and Anthony He. The tournament has now been rated: USCF Crosstable.
WCF President Joshua Sinanan made a post on facebook’recently
United States Chess School in Seattle, Wash ·
Greg Shahade “It was an honor and a pleasure to work with all of these talented young players over the past four days at our USCS camp here in Seattle. Look forward to seeing all of them again soon! “(Left-right): Daniel He, Noah Fields, Kyle Haining, Joey Kelly, Josiah Stearman, Samir Sen, Becca Lampman, Aaron Grabinski, Megan Lee, Agata Bykovtsev, Bryce Tiglon, Samuel He.
Editor comment: Will be interesting to see if the ratings of these players go up. Appears most have been quite active in tournament play in the last few years. I know Becca is now a college student and maybe some other others are also. I was not able to capture the photo that Josh posted with his comments. Hope to add it later. DONE but names of players might not be in right order. Photo Credit:Breck Haining
This might be the right order of the above photo: Breck says: “(Left-right): Daniel He, Noah Fields, Kyle Haining, Joey Kelly, Josiah Stearman, Samir Sen, Becca Lampman, Aaron Grabinski, Megan Lee, Agata Bykovtsev, Bryce Tiglon, Samuel He.” In photo I took Aaron is left of Becca. (I took photos from a different angle, which would likely explain this difference.)
221 players in 6 sections took part in the 20th Annual Pacific Coast Open on July 16-19, here 2015 in Aqoura Hills, California. William Schill won the Open Section with a 5-1 score.
In the under 1700 Oscar Petrov tied for first place with 5-1. There were several other players from Washington who took part.
This was a CCA event.
Michael Lilly of Portland Chess Club reported on Facebook
Steven Breckenridge’s simultaneous exhibition was a success tonight (Saturday 18 July 2015). Against 18 players, Steven was 16-1-1. A win was achieved by Santiago Tenesaca, and a draw was secured by Prashant Periwal. Congratulations are due to all.
Picture above is from several years ago of the event winner, askSteve Breckenridge at 4.5-.5. He is a student at Texas Tech home to Portland for the summer. Nick Raptis of Portland was 2nd at 4-1. 22 players in the Open Section.
The Reserve was won by Roland Eagles with 5-0. 16 players in that section. Michael Lilly and Mike Janniro were the TDs.