In a 24 player event hosted by the Spokane Chess Club, Michael Cambareri scored 4.5-.5 to take first place. The event ran from Sept. 18 to Oct. 16. I noticed that most of the players played all 5 games which is kind of unusual for a game-a-week event. Brad Bodie was the TD.
Showing the geographic diversity of chess in Washington, two major events were held the first weekend of October on opposite sides of the state.
Oyster Bay Inn Classic, Bremerton, WA (Oct. 4-5, 2014)
16 players competed in two sections. Michael MacGregor won the Open section with 3.5 of 4 points, regaining a 2200+ rating (2202), while Zhili Liu won the Regular section with a perfect 4.0 score, raising his provisional rating to 1866. This event was sponsored by the Kitsap County Chess Club. USCF crosstable link.
Eastern Washington Open (Oct. 4-5, 2014)
Sponsored by the Spokane Chess Club, this long-running annual event drew 36 players in one section this year. The winner was Michael Cambareri with a perfect 5.0, raising his rating to 2052. USCF crosstable link.
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 March 20. Jeremy Krasin was a perfect 4.0 to top the field. Second place at 3.0 was shared by Ted Baker, Brad Bodie, 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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International Master John Donaldson of Berkeley California once again had the top score at the Collyer tournament, 4.5-5. But he was not the only one with that score, Paul Bartron of Tacoma and Mark Havrilla of Moscow Idaho also tied for first place. Three players had 4-1 scores: Timothy Moroney of WA, Cameron Leslie of Moscow and Nikolay Bulakh of Spokane.
50 players took part under the direction of Kevin Korsmo of Spokane. Sponsors of the tournament were the Spokane Chess Club and the Gary Younker Foundation. The playing site was St. Anne’s Children Center in downtown Spokane.
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On January 9, 2014 the Spokane Chess Club held a G/10; d3 USCF quick rated event. 12 players took part under the direction of David Griffin. Michael Cambareri won with an 7-1 score.
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The Spokane CC held a 8 player event rated in two sections of G/5; d2 chess. They called it BLITZEN. One section called FREEZE was won by a 7-0 score by Nikolay Bulakh. David Griffin won the second section with 5.5-1.5. Kevin Korsmo directed and played.
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Spokane Chess Club report from a Facebook post
BULAKH WINS G/10 CHAMPIONSHIP
Nikolay Bulakh was a perfect 14.0 in sweeping this eight player double round robin event held at the Spokane Valley Library. Michael Cambareri (11.5) finished second. Brad Bodie (9.0) won the under 1800 prize, while Travis Jones (6.0) won the under 1300 class prize. Dave Griffin again directed this event and donated $100 to the prize fund and all of the entry fees also were returned as prizes.
Spokane CC posts on Facebook
Leslie Wins EWO
Cam Leslie swept the field to win the 2013 Eastern Washington Open with a perfect 5.0 score. Second place (4.0) was shared by John Julian and Nikolay Bulakh; Nikolay’s score also won the class A first prize. Second prize in class A went to Jeremy Krasin (3.5). Nicholas Wolff won class B (3.5) after falling to Leslie in the final round, while second in the class (3.0) was shared by John Dill, Kevin Korsmo, and Walter Van Heemstede Obelt. Ted Baker and Dave Griffin (3.0) won the class C prizes. Ted also scored the biggest upset of the tourney (503 points in round 1) to win the upset prize. Pullman high school sophomore Peter Schumaker (3.5) easily won the class D/under prize, while second place in that category went to another rapidly improving newcomer, David Dussome (2.5). Steve Wallace and Harold Wetmur (2.0) tied for third.
There were 29 players competing this year in addition to two house players. Loyd Willaford directed the event this year, which once again was played at Gonzaga’s Schoenberg Center.
Nikolay Bulakh won the Spokane City Championship title by a match win score of 2.5-.5 over James Stripes.
The club held on July 13-14, 2013 the Spokane Falls Open with 20 players. Jeremy Krasin had the top score of 4.5-5. David Griffin was the TD.
David Griffin directed the event held March 14/March 21 at the Spokane Chess Club. Nilolay Bulakki of Spokane won the 15 player event with 3.5-.5 which included a half point bye in round one. Event was dual rated with time control of G/45; d6.