Monday, August 13, 2012

Shaw and Price Win Ashland XXVIII

Eighteen players returned to the board to wrap up Ashland XXVIII.  Twenty six players in all competed in the tournament.

In the Open Section, Adam Shaw(1789) defeated Dan Quigley(1812) to claim 4 points and win the section.
Ben Caiello(1927) defeated Lendel Robinson(1767) to claim 3.5 points and improve his rating to 1949.  Erik Murrah(1693) never relinquished the initiative with white and defeated Dan Caiello(1626).  Visitor from the Greenville Club, Tim Rankin(2002) used all his time wisely to defeat Mike Mayfield(1395).  In the longest battle of the evening, George Morton(1623) converted his advantage to a win against Gil Holmes(1862).

In the Amateur section,  James Price's 3 points held strong winning the section.  Birney Blind(1202) defeated Julie Sheil(1104). Mark Woodman and Christian Dunlap agreed to disagree and agreed to a a draw.  Richard Watts(1309) returned to his winning ways by claiming the point against Michael Thompson and Andrew Manion(1023) claimed the point against newcomer Zach Hadsell.

Full tournament results can be seen here.

August 16th will be casual night and IM John Bartholomew will share some chess wisdom with a lecture before squaring off against IM Alexander Matros in a teaching consult game.

August 17th starts the Columbia Open.  If you aren't registered you can still register online or on site.

August 23rd will be Ashland QuickXXXII.  3 rounds of G20 quick chess.  Entry is $10.

There are lots of opportunities for chess learning int he near future.  Come out and share in the fun.

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