Saturday, November 20, 2010

Leaders stay on top as Twenty Players compete in Round 3

Twenty players compete in Round 3 of Ashland XVIII as Keith Eubanks (2027) and James MacDougall (1940) agree to a grandmaster draw to stay tied at the top of the Open Section. Paul King (1946) battled to a draw with Paul Farb (1931) to stay a half point off the leaders. Adam Shaw (1610) outlasted Ralph Buske (1481) as Russell Thurmond (1600) survived to take the point from Daniel Smith (1352). Robert Folts (1761) split the point with Steve Boshears (1600).

Ben Caiello (1497) scored the win over Shiva Balasubramanian (1242) to stay alone at the top of the Amateur Section. Dan Caiello (1411) defeated Jaime Sanyer (1008) as Birney Blind (1282) took the point from Christian Dunlap (754). Cody Kyzer (1202) executed a successful kingside attack against Mike Mayfield (1355) to secure the point and David Boyd (1129) claimed the full point from Drew Plyler (1248)

The club WILL NOT meet next week, Thursday, Nov 25. Happy Thanksgiving!!

Round 4 will be Thursday, Dec 2.

Upcoming Tournaments!
Sat Dec 4 - Charleston's Scholastic Kickoff - Charleston
Dec 10-11 - Greater Charlotte Championship - Charlotte

Steve Boshears is forming a team to compete in the 2011 US Amateur Team - South in Orlando, Fl Feb 18-20. This will be a 4-player team (plus optional alternate), Team Avg rating below 2200 using Jan ratings. If there is enough interest the club could field two teams. If you would like to be on this team contact Steve by Email or at the club on Thursday evenings.

Speaking of Teams, start forming your three player team for Ashland XIX! This tournament will begin Jan 6. Full details will be posted soon. Here's how it worked last time Team Challenge I

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