Saturday, March 19, 2011

Eubanks still perfect going into the Final Round!!

Twenty four players compete in Round 4 of the 2011 Club Championship.

Keith Eubanks (2022) defeated co leader Paul Farb (1908) and now stands alone at the top a full point clear of the field, ready to reclaim the title he won in 2008. Four players are tied at 3 points for the Runner Up spot led by Philipp Lamby (2190) who bounced back to win over Adam Shaw (1699). Also on 3 points are David Vetterlein (1800), who found the win over Steve Boshears (1626) in a tough Knight ending and Erik Murrah (1691), who had a solid upset win over Paul King (1924). Edsel Pena (1986) returned to pick up the point from Russell Thurmond (1600) .

Ralph Buske (1452) secured the draw with Gil Holmes (1805) as Birney Blind (1233) won over Mike Meekins (982) and both trail U1605 Trophy leader Mike Mayfield by .5 point.

Mark Woodman (1045) took the point from Christian Dunlap (851) to pull even for the U1205 Trophy with Paul Lowry (1060), who settled peacefully with Jason Arthur (1404).

Richard Watts (1129) split the point with Alex Humphreys (830) and Max Witherell (1110) defeated Mark Acklie (952).

The Final Round of the 2011 Club Championship will be Thursday, March 24. Trophies will be awarded that night.

The Border Battle is being contested this weekend in Cornelius, NC. Check the SCCA Website for updates over the weekend.

Here are the Team Rosters (Cola Chess members are in bold):

SC Champ: Philipp Lamby; NC Champ: Craig Jones

SC HS Champ: Kenzie Moore; NC HS Champ: Samuel Xin

Team South Carolina:

Expert--Keith Eubanks and Stephen Welt
Class A--Bill Taylor and John Vonderlieth
Class B--Joerg Lohse and Karl Bossmeier (Day 1) - Ron Gaskins (Day 2)
Class C--James Brown and Daniel Smith
Class D--Shiva Balasubramanian and Michael Boone
Class E--Torri Whatley and Gordon Miller

Team North Carolina:

Expert---John Timmel and Peter Giannatos
Class A---David High and Bill LeFew
Class B---Mike Eberhardinger and Mark Biernacki
Class C---Shawn Spencer and Anthony Cato
Class D---Ray Hight and Rudy Abate
Class E---Walter High and Ethan Yen

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