Friday, February 22, 2013

Club Championship is Underway!!

Twenty players began their quest for the big trophy in Round 1 of the Club Championship. While there were no upsets in the opening round most of the games were tough, lengthy battles.

Philipp Lamby (2222) is seeking his third Club Title and survived a stiff test from Dan Quigley (1807) in the evening's longest game. New club member Leo Rabulan (2085) scored the win over Lendel Robinson (1765) on Board 2. The games from Boards 1 & 2 can be viewed HERE. We plan to have the live broadcast running for Round 2.

Co-State Champion Ben Caiello (2032) who is seeking his first Club Championship, brought home the point from Chris Labrecque (1667) as Gil Holmes (1832) picked up the point from Daniel Smith (1476) and Adam Shaw (1818) scored over Ralph Buske (1430) to round out the top half of the field.

Josh Lewer (1389) was able to solve the problems thrown at him by Birney Blind (1242) to pick up the point and lead the lower half of the field. Mike Mayfield (1367) took advantage of an opening miscue by James Doyle (1136) to grab a quick point, James Price (1246) successfully returned to the board with a win over Guna Yarramareddy (780) and Jordan Anderson (1245) joined the list of first round winners scoring the point over an improving Jose Escobar (UNR). Andrew Manion (1326) avoided being upset by Christian Dunlap (1047) in this round's only draw.

Round 2 is Thursday, Feb 28. Register or check in by 7:15!!!!

The first Lowry Grand Prix is this Sat, Feb 23. Around a dozen players have pre registered so there should be a pretty good turnout to start the series!

The Final Round of the U1200 Library Tournament is Monday, Feb 25.

Upcoming Tournaments:

Mar 2 - Knights Templar I - Charlotte, NC
Apr 20-21 - 5th Senior Open, Travelers Rest, SC
Apr 27 - Lowry Grand Prix, Augusta, GA

Be sure to check the SC Calendar & NC Calendar  for a full list of weekend events.

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