Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Columbia Open Updated Results

The Final results are here.

Round 5

Round 4

Round 3

Round 2

Round 1

Ashland XVI Round 3

We had 20 players compete in Round 3 along with some new faces visiting the club.

On the top two boards the higher rated players remained undefeated with Paul Farb(1917) defending against Ben Caiello's(1438) attack and Paul King(1802) defending against Richard Watts(1198).
George Morton(1680) won with white vs Ralph Buske(1412). Erik Murrah(1657) won, with the black pieces, against Daniel Caiello(1378). Cody Kyzer(1011) pulled the upset of the night against Steve Boshears(1614). Adam Shaw(1578) defended against Birney Blind(1315) and Thomas Sylvia(1038) won vs David Gongre(999). Gilbert Holmes(1805) defended vs Mike Meekins(1124) and Shiva Balasubramanian(1168) outlasted Jaime Sanyer(989). In an extra game, Keith Eubanks(2023) honed his expertise against Daniel Smith(1204).

On Thursday August 19th, IM Alexander Matros will give a presentation and a Simul exhibition.

We will continue Ashland XVI on Thursday the 26th.

The Columbia Open is upon is. I hope to see you there.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Columbia Open is one Week Away!

We currently have 37 players pre-registered with several more committed to play!  If you have not done so, please register online at

Today (Friday 13th) is the last day to receive the early discounted rate of $65. Hope to see you there.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Ashland XVI - Round2

Ashland XVI continues with 18 competitors vying for position on the cross table.

On board 1, Fearless Daniel Caiello(1378) fought valiantly vs co-leader Paul Farb(1917) finally succumbing to the higher rated player. The open section forced new faces on board 2 with Ben Caiello(1438) defeating Birney Blind(1315). Joerg Lohse(1790) returned to his winning ways by defeating Thomas Sylvia(1038). Adam Shaw(1578) held the draw vs up and comer Cody Kyzer "Sose" (1011) and his stout Caro-Kann defense. Mike Mayfield(1377) blitzed out the win vs David Gongre(999). Craig "The General" Patton's pawn on the 7th was oh so close but no cigar vs George Morton(1680). The ambassador of chess, Erik Murrah's(1657) English attack arrived before Mike "not so meek" Meekins' Sicilian did, ending with the higher rated player claiming victory. In a hard fought game, Steve Boshears(1614) claimed victoy against Jaime Sanyer(989). In a rook and pawns vs bishop and pawns endgame, Ralph Buske(1412) proved the rook too powerful for Shiva Balasubramanian's(1168) bishop.

Round 3 commences on Thursday Aug 12th. Registration ends at 7:15.

On Aug 19th, we will take a break from the tournament and IM Alexander Matros(2450) will give a presentation and simul exhibition at a $10 entry fee.

Early registration for The Columbia Open ends August 13th, Register Here.