2013 Washington Class Results

149 players in 10 sections, including reentered players, took part.

USCF Crosstables CLICK HERE. See page of photos on the NWC website.

The master section with 20 players was won with a 5.5-.5 score. Nick Raptis of Portland was that player. At 4-2 were: Roland Feng, Bryce Tiglon and Daniel He.

Expert Section with 17 players was a 3 way tie for 1st with 4.5-1.5 scores by Ethan Bashkansky, Sara May of Vancouver WA and John Donjas of British Columbia.

Class A section of 25 players was a two way tie for 1st place at 5-1 by Micah Smith of Vancouver WA and Skylor Fryberg.

Class B Section had a clear winner at 5.5-.5 score by Travis Olson. There were 30 players in this section. At 4.5-1.5 score group were Dan Mathews and Naomi Bashkansky.

Class C Section drew 15 players to the event. Two players scored 5-1: Trevor Jung and Robin Li-Yang Tu and only one player Howard Hare scored 4-2.

Class D Section had 32 players and another 5.5-.5 score. That score was by Neil Doknjas of British Columbia. Three players had 4.5-1.5: Jason Yu, Andreas Farny and Nate Getz.

Class E Section was topped by Emily Saletan with 5-1. Those with 4-2 were Jed McCaw, Alexius Buntaran and Alexander Popescu.

9 players took part in a Under 1000 rating section. Another 5.5-.5 score won this section. George Michailov. Only one 4-2 score by Ethan Huang in this section.

A BLITZ tournament of 10 players was won by Yaman Tezcan with 9.5-.5. In second place at 6.5-3.5 was Luke Pulfer.

Fred Kleist of the Seattle Chess Club was the chief TD with assistance from Gary Dorfner of the Tacoma Chess Club. Mostly players from Washington but several from British Columbia. The event was open to all.

CLICK HERE for photos taken at the tournament.

By Russell (Rusty) Miller

In memory of Rusty Miller, 1942-2020. Former Editor and Business Manager of NORTHWEST CHESS. Worked for International Chess Enterprises 1991-2001. Former President Washington Chess Federation.