Saturday, April 23, 2011

Farb leads Ashland XX after two rounds!

Twenty players battled in Round 2 of Ashland XX. Paul Farb (1900) defended Board 1 from David Vetterlein (1800) to move into clear first at 2 points in the Open Section. Keith Eubanks (2036) defeated Adam Shaw (1810) , Gil Holmes (1774) took the point from George Morton (1728) and Steve Boshears (1638) outlasted Russell Thurmond (1600) creating a four way tie for second at 1.5 points. Ben Caiello (1608) broke into the win column scoring the point over Pani Wickramasinghe (1392).

Ralph Buske (1489) won over Birney Blind (1194) as Mike Mayfield (1275) defeated Mark Woodman (1177) creating a tie at the top at 2 points. Craig Patton (1283) took the point from Christian Dunlap (916), Mike Meekins (954) scored the win over James Price (1098) and Mark Acklie (901) picked up the point from Richard Watts (1151).

Round 3 will be Thursday, April 28.

The Columbia Open will be August 19-21. This year's edition features an increased prize fund of $5000 guaranteed and a reduced early entry fee of $59. We expect this to be the biggest and best Columbia Open to date! Be There!!

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