11 players took part in two sections. Viktors Pupols of Kingston WA won the top section, 3-0. Ralph Anthony won the 2nd section. Gary Dorfner of Tacoma handled the TD’s tasks as usual for Tacoma events. Event was held August 29 at the Tacoma Chess Club.
Stephen J. Buck won the 6-player Evergreen Empire Open held June 6, 2015 at the Tacoma Chess Club. Buck scored 2.5 of 3 possible points, raising his rating from 1700 to 1719. The event was directed by Gary Dorfner, who also was one of the six players. See the USCF crosstable.
Nick Raptis won a 10-player G/15 event at Coffee Time in Portland. For the USCF Crosstable, CLICK HERE.
Editor’s Note: The annual Northwest Open was held at the Tacoma Chess Club the same day, in three groups (of 6, 4 and 3 players). The group winners were Viktors Pupols (3 of 3), Murlin Varner (2.5 of 3) and Michael Munsey (2 of 2). For the USCF crosstables, click here.
Continuing his long and amazing chess career, Viktors Pupols won the Washington Senior Adult Championship held at the Tacoma Chess Club, August 16, 2014. Pupols scored 3.5 out of 4, drawing only longtime expert and Tacoma Chess Club member Paul Bartron, who finished second with 3.0 points. USCF crosstable link.
Report by TD Gary Dorfner: The 2014 Wash. Sr. Adult Championship was won by Viktors Pupols, 3.5. He drew Paul Bartron who finished second. U2000 went to Steve Buck. Richard Gillmann took home U1700 and Stephen Burnworth claimed the U1400 prize. There were only 7 players who showed up for this event.
Seattle July Tornado (sometimes called the Sunday Tornado), held July 27, 2014 at the Seattle Chess Club. Ethan Bashkansky and Zixiao Han draw each other and tied for first with 3.5 out of 4 points. Both are now expert-rated, with Han having a provisional rating. See the USCF crosstable.
Tacoma Open, held August 2, 2014 at the Tacoma Chess Club. The winner was Bryce Tiglon with a perfect score of 3.0. He raised his USCF rating to 2247. See the USCF crosstable.
Vancouver Open was held by the WCF August 9-10, 2014 in Vancouver, Washington. There were three sections. David Golub won the Open section with an impressive 4.5 out of 5 score, drawing only Nick Raptis (who finished second along with Kevin Gafni with 4.0) in the final round. Golub is now rated over 2300, as is Raptis. See the USCF crosstables.
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.
Extremely low turnout for the Tacoma CC March Semi-Class Saturdays forced the organizer, H. G. Pitre, to change the format to a single section swiss tourney which might as well be called an Open.
Low turnout continued for the Tacoma CC March Open Sundays. As a result, we are offering to admit up to twelve new players who want enter next weekend on either day with half-point byes for rounds 1 and 2, and join the field for round 3 for the cost of $30 in either tourney. If you choose to play in both events it will be just $55 total. You will have an excellent chance to win a prize in either event. The March Open Sundays prize specifications remain as before, The Semi Class prizes are now identified in this way: The first three prizes go to those over rated over 1800, and the second three prizes go to those rated under 1800 or unrated.
Please refer to the NWC either the magazine or website detailed tournament listing for the special terms.
Here is the wall chart of the proceedings so far.
TCC March Open Sundays — TCC March Open Sundays Wall Chart, Page 1
Name/State ID Group/Team Rate Rnd 1 Rnd 2
1. FM Bartron, Paul |2108 | B 5 | W 4 |
WA 12590173 | | 1.0 | 2.0 |
2. Bishop, Alan |2000 | — | B 7 |
WA 11311016 | | F0.0 | 1.0 |
3. Olson, Travis James |1810 | HALF | B 6 |
WA 14841357 | | 0.5 | 1.5 |
4. Buck, Stephen |1792 | B 8 | B 1 |
WA 10428700 | | 1.0 | 1.0 |
5. Bashkansky, Naomi |1675 | W 1 | B 8 |
WA 14048474 | | 0.0 | 1.0 |
6. Varner, Murlin E |1551 | — | W 3 |
WA 12460801 | | X1.0 | 1.0 |
7. Dorfner, Gary |1210 | ZERO | W 2 |
WA 10511780 | | 0.0 | 0.0 |
8. Taylor, Ron | 946 | W 4 | W 5 |
WA 14842387 | | 0.0 | 0.0 |
TCC March Semi-Class Saturdays — TCC March Semi- Class PremierWall Chart, Page 1
Name/State ID Group/Team Rate Rnd 1 Rnd 2
1. NM MacGregor, Michael Scott |2228 | B 5 | W 4 |
WA 12418627 | | 1.0 | 2.0 |
2. FM Bartron, Paul |2108 | W 6 | B 3 |
WA 12590173 | | 1.0 | 2.0 |
3. Bishop, Alan |2000 | B 7 | W 2 |
WA 11311016 | | 1.0 | 1.0 |
4. Olson, Travis James |1810 | W 9 | B 1 |
WA 14841357 | | 1.0 | 1.0 |
5. Buck, Stephen |1792 | W 1 | B 9 |
WA 10428700 | | 0.0 | 0.5 |
6. Tu, Robin Li-Yang |1642 | B 2 | W 7 |
WA 13714563 | | 0.0 | 1.0 |
7. Yang, Richard |1515 | W 3 | B 6 |
WA 14365082 | | 0.0 | 0.0 |
8. Hasuike, Mike K |1500 | HALF | HALF |
OR 10505216 | | 0.5 | 1.0 |
9. Dorfner, Gary |1210 | B 4 | W 5 |
WA 10511780 | | 0.0 | 0.5 |
The Tacoma Chess Club held on January 25, 2014 the Northwest Open under the direction of Gary Dorfner. 10 players took part. Paul Bartron of Tacoma and H. G. Pitre of Seattle tied for 1st place with 3.5-.5 scores. The event was dual rated by the United States Chess Federation.
Vivi Bartron posted this photo on facebook so I assume she took it. This not the Tacoma CC that I remember visiting several years ago. This looks like more space than I remember. Maybe some one can take some more photos. Understand there maybe some new type events held there next Spring.