Saturday, January 22, 2011

Knight Riders stand alone after Three Rounds!!

The Knight Riders took control of the Team Challenge moving to a perfect 3-0 by sweeping the Gambiting Gamblers 3-0. Ben Caiello (1487) scored the win on Boad 1 over Daniel Smith (1364) who had to play up a board as a higher rated sub for the absent MacDougall couldn't be found. Dan Caiello (1436) used a crushing attack to defeat substitute Max Witherell (979) and Shiva Balasubramanian (1267) completed the sweep with a win over Mike Meekins (925).

Top seed We Three Kings continued their march back from the round 1 upset defeating the Patriots 2-1 to move into a tie for second place with 2 points. Adam Shaw (1605) won on board one for the Patriots over Erik Murrah (1677) but the Kings took wins on boards 2 & 3 as Ralph Buske (1468) scored the upset over Russell Thurmond (1600) and Cody Kyzer (1202) took down Christian Dunlap (797).

The Barnwell Board Busters posted their second straight win to move into the tie for second with a victory over the Good Guys 2-1. Paul Farb (1935) and David Vetterlein (1817) settled peacefully on board 1 as did Richard Watts (1126) and Roger Allen (UNR) on board 3. The match was decided in a tense battle on board 2 that saw Mark Woodman (1045) outlast Birney Blind (1225) to secure the point for the Busters.

The final match of the evening was a draw between a King & Two Pawns and Eighth Rank. Keith Eubanks (2012) scored the win on board 1 over Paul King (1946). Paul Lowry (1032) drew with David Gongre (978) and on board 3 Mark Acklie (952) took the point from Jonathan Bundy (104).

Pairings for Round 4 will be posted noon Sunday.

The Board Standings are:

Board 1: Paul Farb & David Vetterlein (2.5) Ben Caiello (2.0)

Board 2: Ralph Buske (3.0) Russell Thurmond & Dan Caiello (2.0)

Board 3: Shiva Bala (3.0) Mike Meekins (2.0)

Next week, Jan 27 is Round 4.

The Land of the Sky is next weekend Jan 28-30 in Asheville, NC. A handful of club members are going. Check the message board or at the club Thursday if you'd like to car pool or share a room.

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