Wayne Christensen is the 2014 SC State Champion!
Over the weekend of Oct 4-6, 2014, the 75th South Carolina Championships were held in Columbia, SC. Wayne Christensen opened the event with four straight wins, including a round 1 upset over the event's highest rated player, before yielding a draw to Gene Nix in the last round. Christensen's 4.5 points netted him clear first place in the event, earning him the title of SC State Champion for 2014. Nix's 3 points landed him in a tie for the U2000 prize. Congratulations to both!
Additional information, including crosstables, games, and photos, can be seen at www.scchess.org.
Blitz at Barnes & Noble this Thursday, Oct. 9
This Thursday, the GCC will hold an unrated blitz tournament at Barnes & Noble on Haywood Rd. The first round will begin at 8 PM. The entry fee is $1, and anyone may participate - no memberships are required.
Pohl wins October Quick Quad
On Thursday, Oct. 2, the GCC held a 3-round quick-rated quad. Klaus Pohl finished in clear first with a perfect 3-0 score, followed by Gene Nix with 2 points.
The previous Thursday, the GCC held an unrated blitz tournament. Petar Jotev won the event with a score of 10.5/12, followed by Klaus Pohl with 8.5 points.
Nix and Fejzulai win Fall Quick
On Thursday, Sept. 18, the GCC held Fall Quick 2014, a 3-round USCF quick-rated event. Gene Nix and Aidan Fejzulai tied for first place with 2.5 points apiece.
Brown wins August Squad; Brown and Fejzulai win August Quick-Octo
The past two weeks, the GCC held two more 3-round quick-rated events. On August 21, six players competed in the August Squad I. Will Brown took clear first with 2.5 points, followed by Gene Nix and Aidan Fejzulai with 2 points each.
On August 28, eight players showed up for the August Quick-Octo. Will Brown once again took a share of first prize, this time joined by Aidan Fejzulai, each with 2.5 points. Joseph Rochester finished in third place with 2 points.