Becca Lampman of Vancouver won the 48 player Gresham Open held at Mt. Hood Community College on January 5-6. She won 4 games and had a 1/2 pt bye. She beat the only master rated player, Carl Haessler of Lake Oswego, in the fifth round. Neil Dale of Portland was the tournament director. The number of players was about the same as the usual number for this event recently. Pictures of the event can be found on FACEBOOK page of Pacific Northwest Players. USCF crosstable link.
The December 29th G/60 event at the Portland Chess Club had 22 players. Yogi Saputra of Albany Oregon won the event with 3.5-.5. Gregori Alpernas of Lake Oswego Oregon handled the TD tasks. The crosstable can be found on the USCF website.
Steven Breckenridge of Gresham and Andrew Larson of Florida tied for first place with 4-1 scores. The both took a 1/2 point bye and drew with Bill Heywood. At 3.5-1.5 were Alfred Pechisker and James Chan both of BC and Heywood of Portland. 19 players in this section.
The lower section was won by a 5-0 score of Dillon Murray of Gresham. Tied for 2nd at 4-1 were Bradley Bogle of Oregoan and Valentine Molchanov of Beaverton. 23 players in this section.
Club Championship Starts October 2 (in lieu of quads)
USCF-rated 5-round Swiss. Registration and round 1 take place October 2,
at the Portland Chess Club. Doors open around 7 pm. Visitors and spectators are welcome.
Time Control: 40 moves in 90 minutes, and additional 30 minutes to end the game (40/90 SD/30).
Entry Fee: $10.
Membership: Club Membership and USCF is required and can be purchased/renewed at registration.
Registration: 7-7:30 PM on October 2.
Rounds: Begin each Tuesday @ 7:30 PM.
Blake Salisbury was the winner of this monthly event, held at the Portland Chess Club on August 25, with a score of 3.5 out of 4 games. Photo of Blake playing one of his games at left. Congratulations, Blake!