Saturday, July 2, 2011

Johnson wins Ashland XXI

In the final round of Ashland XXI, fourteen players battled it out in the green and white square arenas.

With intense cogitation, Klaus Johnson(1840) kept Paul Farb's(1901) Bird opening from soaring and secured a draw to claim first place with 3.5 points. George Morton(1726) defeated Russell Thurmond(1600) and Ralph Buske(1492) claimed the point against David Boyd(1319).

In the Amateur section, Darell Hunt(1112) and Paul Lowry(1177) ended on even terms, giving Hunt 4.5 for the tournament, claiming first prize. A stalemate ended Jaime Sanyer(1161) and Birney Blind's(1237) game and Richard Watts(1141) defeated U1000 prize winner Christian Dunlap(924). In an interesting matchup, new member Megh Testerman defeated newer member Stephen Barker, both left in good spirits.

Prize winners for the tourney are:
1st Klaus Johnson
2nd Paul Farb
U1805 Adam Shaw
U1605 Ralph Buske

1st Darell Hunt
2nd Paul Lowry
U1205 Jaime Sanyer
U1000 Christian Dunlap

Congratulations to all prize winners and thanks to all for playing and continuing to improve your game.

People who want to improve should take their defeats as lessons, and endeavor to learn what to avoid in the future. You must also have the courage of your convictions. If you think your move is good, make it. - Jose Capablanca

Next Week Thursday, July 7 is casual night. Come out for a fun night of chess.

The SC Class Championship is July 9-10. You can register with Klaus at the club on Thurs evening.

July 14th will start Ashland XXII, entry fee will be $2 for the whole tournament.

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