In Progress: Summer Knights
The third round of the Summer Knights took place last Thursday, June 13. Tim Rankin currently stands in the lead with the only 3-0 score, followed by three players with 2 each. The round's results are below, and a full crosstable can be seen on the Pairings page.
Round 4 will begin at 7:30 PM on Thursday, June 20, in room 218 of the Leach building. The pairings for round 4 are given below.
Greenville Tech Barton Campus Map (The Leach building is #104 on the printable version.)
SC Open Results
On the weekend of May 24-26, the SC Open was held in Greenville, SC, directed by Gary Newsom and Walter High. Well over one hundred players participated, including two grandmasters. GM Elshan Moradiabadi won the event with a score of 4.5 points in the Open section, followed by GM Alonso Zapata and FM Miles Ardaman each with 4 points.
Several GCC members played in the event. Klaus Pohl carried the torch for the GCC in the Open section, scoring 3.5 points and finishing in a tie for fourth overall. Wayne Williams, Tim Rankin, Wayne Christensen, and Gene Nix also competed in the Open section.
In the U1800 section, David Adams started off 4-0 before falling to the eventual section winner, and Joseph Rochester followed a round 1 loss to Adams with his own 4-game winning streak. Each thus finished with 4 points to claim a share of second prize for the section along with a large gain in rating points.
In the U1400 section, Aidan Fejzulai scored 4 points out of 5 against much higher-rated average opposition, claiming a share of second place and posting an enormous rating gain of 241 points. Close behind was Harsha Srijay, who finished with 3.5 points, and Marcus Benjamin played as well.
The USCF crosstable for this year's SC Open can be seen here.
Pohl wins Q2 Quickdeath
On Thursday, May 16, the GCC held a 3-round quick-rated event. Klaus Pohl won the event outright with a 3-0 score, and Marcus Lemmond finished second with 2.5 points. Jeff Meece won the U1700 prize with 2 points.
Christensen and Williams win SC Senior Open
The 2013 SC Senior Open, directed by Gene Nix, took place the weekend of April 20-21, and GCC members made a strong showing. Wayne Christensen and Wayne Williams each won their first three games, then battled to a draw on the top board in round 4 to share first place with 3.5 points each. Klaus Pohl and Michael Anderson finished in a tie for third with 3 points apiece, splitting the 3rd place prize. Karl Bossmeier and Bill Wetzel each finished with 2 points, with Wetzel and Kevin Hyde of NC sharing the 1st/2nd U1600 prizes. Marcus Benjamin also participated when needed as a house player.