Paul Bartron was the winner of the $100 dollar prize at the Evergreen Open in Tacoma on June 7, 2014. Though he played with stiff competition (he played against Arjun Thomas, H.G. Pitre and Joe Kiiru), he managed to win all three rounds in the modified tournament. Second place was a tie between Pitre, Thomas, and Kiiru. The last tournament with a $100 prize will be the Puget Sound Open on July 12 with four rounds. Maybe some more players will come to give Paul and the other players more competition. Paul has annotated his game against H.G. Pitre, and the game may appear in the August edition of Northwest Chess.
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, 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. The same type event was held on Sundays, March 9 and 16. This one had 10 players, 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.