Coffee Time Quick Chess Event on March 7 results.

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.

Pupols wins Washington Senior

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.

Some recent event results

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 wins again

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.

Five of the players in the Evergreen Open: Gary Dorfner, Steve Buck, H.G. Pitre, Joe Kiruu and Paul Bartron
Five of the players in the Evergreen Open: Gary Dorfner, Steve Buck, H.G. Pitre, Joe Kiruu and Paul Bartron

Tacoma Chess Club Event Results

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.

Events at Tacoma Chess Club JOIN THE EVENT

Mike MacGregor of Tacoma vs Travis Olson of Mukiliteo Photo Credit: H. G. Pitre
Mike MacGregor of Tacoma vs Travis Olson of Mukiliteo
Photo Credit: H. G. Pitre

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
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1. FM Bartron, Paul |2108 | B 5 | W 4 |
WA 12590173 | | 1.0 | 2.0 |
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2. Bishop, Alan |2000 | — | B 7 |
WA 11311016 | | F0.0 | 1.0 |
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3. Olson, Travis James |1810 | HALF | B 6 |
WA 14841357 | | 0.5 | 1.5 |
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4. Buck, Stephen |1792 | B 8 | B 1 |
WA 10428700 | | 1.0 | 1.0 |
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5. Bashkansky, Naomi |1675 | W 1 | B 8 |
WA 14048474 | | 0.0 | 1.0 |
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6. Varner, Murlin E |1551 | — | W 3 |
WA 12460801 | | X1.0 | 1.0 |
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7. Dorfner, Gary |1210 | ZERO | W 2 |
WA 10511780 | | 0.0 | 0.0 |
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8. Taylor, Ron | 946 | W 4 | W 5 |
WA 14842387 | | 0.0 | 0.0 |
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TCC March Semi-Class Saturdays — TCC March Semi- Class PremierWall Chart, Page 1

Name/State ID Group/Team Rate Rnd 1 Rnd 2
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1. NM MacGregor, Michael Scott |2228 | B 5 | W 4 |
WA 12418627 | | 1.0 | 2.0 |
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2. FM Bartron, Paul |2108 | W 6 | B 3 |
WA 12590173 | | 1.0 | 2.0 |
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3. Bishop, Alan |2000 | B 7 | W 2 |
WA 11311016 | | 1.0 | 1.0 |
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4. Olson, Travis James |1810 | W 9 | B 1 |
WA 14841357 | | 1.0 | 1.0 |
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5. Buck, Stephen |1792 | W 1 | B 9 |
WA 10428700 | | 0.0 | 0.5 |
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6. Tu, Robin Li-Yang |1642 | B 2 | W 7 |
WA 13714563 | | 0.0 | 1.0 |
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7. Yang, Richard |1515 | W 3 | B 6 |
WA 14365082 | | 0.0 | 0.0 |
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8. Hasuike, Mike K |1500 | HALF | HALF |
OR 10505216 | | 0.5 | 1.0 |
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9. Dorfner, Gary |1210 | B 4 | W 5 |
WA 10511780 | | 0.0 | 0.5 |
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Murlin Varner, NWC GP Adm. Photo Credit: H.G. Pitre
Murlin Varner, NWC GP Adm.
Photo Credit: H.G. Pitre