Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The Columbia Open Results

Fifty-six players competed The Columbia Open circa 2015  this past weekend  Aug. 22-23 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Columbia!

Congratulations to Peter Suich of Morristown, TN on winning this year’s Columbia Open!

Peter finished with 4.0 points with his only loss coming in the second round to Kevin Seidler (CO).

Randal Ferguson of Greenville placed second with 3.5 points.

Emmanuel Carter (NC), Kevin Seidler (CO), Kevin Wang (GA), and Jonathan Tan (SC) tied for third in the Open Section - all four players finished with 3.0 pts.

In the U2000 Section, Sijing Wu (AL) won the first place prize with 5.0 pts!

Ernest E. Nix, Jr. (SC) won second place with 4.0 pts.;

third place was split by Daniel Andrzejewski, Jr. (NC) and Vignesh Sekar (GA) - both finishing with 3.5 pts.

In the U1600 Section, the first place prize went to Gunateja Guruvelli (SC) with 4.0 pts.

Marty Anderson (SC) won the second place prize with 3.5 pts.

Victor Suich (TN), Zachary R. Darga (SC), Aditya N. Dias (SC), and Joshua Gambrell (SC) tied for third place with 3.0 pts. each.

In the U1200 Section, first place prize went to Robert Hylton (SC) with 4.5 pts.; second place was split by Birney Blind (SC) and Richard Trela (SC) - both with 4.0 pts.;

The U1000 prize was claimed by Ed Stewart (GA) with 2.5 pts.

Congratulations to all our prize winners!

Special thanks to Jordan Anderson (TD duties), Andrew Plyler(TD and DGT board guru), and NM Sam Copeland (online game support).
Thank You to all players and family members who chose to come out and spend their weekend with us here in Columbia!
We hope you had a great time and would love to see you back next year and also at this same location for the SC State Championships October 30th - November 1st!

Full Crosstable can be seen here.

This Thursday starts our next weekly tournament.  Call email or text by 7:15pm to be counted.

Round 1 of Ashland XLV begins on Aug 27th 1 rd per week, Rd 5 is Sept 24th.
G75+30s incr. In two sections, Open and U1505   $10 for entry  or $3 per round.
Sept Ratings list will be used.

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