Friday, September 6, 2013

Caiello leads after two rounds! Stoner on top of Amateur Section!

Round 2 of Ashland XXXIV saw ten players crossing swords over the board. Ben Caiello (2056) held down board one scoring the win over Shaun McCoy (1370) to move into clear first with 2 points. Daniel Smith (1465) scored the upset win over Lendel Robinson (1668).

In the Amateur Section, new club member David Stoner (UNR) moved into clear first after taking the point from Jordan Anderson (1346) and improving to 2-0. Mike Mayfield (1409) secured the point over Jaime Sanyer (1204) and Richard Watts (1200) outlasted Jared Whiting (1127).

Round 3 is Thursday, Sept 12. Register/Check in by 7:15, round starts at 7:30.

The Sinquefield Cup starts on Monday, Sept 9.  This tournament features the top two players in the world, GM Magnus Carlsen & GM Levon Aronian and the top two players in the U.S., GM Hikaru Nakamura & GM Gata Kamsky. This field should produce some exciting chess and you can follow it all live online.

Upcoming Tournaments:

Sept 14 - Queen City Senior Quads, Charlotte, NC
Sept 21 - GSSM Fall Open - Hartsville, SC
Oct 5 - Knights Templar VI - Charlotte, NC
Oct 18 -20 - 74th SC Chess Championships - Columbia, SC
Oct 26 - Lowry Grand Prix #5 - Columbia, SC
Oct 26 - Reverse Angle 33 - Charlotte, NC
Nov 2 - Pageland Chess #2 - Pageland, SC
Nov 15-17 - 40th LPO - Winston Salem, NC
Nov 30 - Reverse Angle 34 - Charlotte, NC

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