NYS Open

Bob Simmons, director at the Millerton Chess Club, scored 3.5/5 in the Senior section, which was good enough for a 3-way tie for 2nd.  He’s also hosting an unrated chess tournament on June 9 (9 AM), with a possible rated section if enough people show.

East Coast Open

John Weigand easily swept through the field at the inaugural East Coast Open just west of Philadelphia with a perfect 7-0 in the u1300, netting $1200 in the process!  Chris Brooks recovered from a rough 1-2 start in the u2200 to end up with a respectable 4/7, drawing former NM Chris Welcome and the section winner in the last round.  Congratulations to the pair (especially John) for their fine performances.

Poughkeepsie May Action

Four players tied for 1st in the Poughkeepsie May Action.  2018 DCC Champion Rudy Van Dommele, Ayman Haoula, JJ Oracz and John Weigand all scored 3/4.  Trevor Brooks and Darius Jafary followed with 2/4.  John Weigand’s rating jumped 114 points from 1517 to 1631.  Thanks to all who participated, and to Craig Fisher and Michael O’Connor who directed the event.  We now move to our Summer Schedule, which begins June 4.

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Summer Schedule Posted

Our summer schedule has been posted, with play commencing on June 4.  We will remain at Vassar College in room 104 (only) unless noted otherwise.  A note on a booster prize has been added to our FAQ.

Poughkeepsie Spring Open Final

John Weigand (3.5) beat Trevor Brooks (3.0) to capture clear first in the Poughkeepsie Spring Open!  Trevor, JJ Oracz and Leo Freyvert all tied for 2nd, with Trevor edging out the others on tiebreaks.  Trevor also officially wins this year’s Chadwick Grand Prix, and his name will be enshrined on the GP plaque on May 21.  Thanks to all who participated.

PokSpr Open 2018

Poughkeepsie Spring Open Round 2

Here is the wall chart for the Poughkeepsie Spring Open:

Wall Chart. Poughkeepsie Spring Open after Round 2
# Name/ /ID Rd 1 Rd 2 Rtng Results
1 Leonid Freyvert     W 10 B 6 2077 1.0 1.5
2 Scott Strattner       B 11 W 9 1966 1.0 2.0
3 Ernest Johnson     bye W15 1908 0.5 1.0
4 Rasit Topaloglu     W 12 B 5 1825 0.0 0.0
5 Craig W Fisher       bye W 4 1800 0.5  1.5
6 Robert Simmons    B 13 W 1 1800 1.0 1.5
7 Trevor W. Brooks  W 14 B 12 1795 1.0 2.0
8 Darius Jafary         B 15 W 13 1692 0.0 0.0
9 Jurij Josep Oracz  W 16 B 2   1690 1.0 1.0
10 Michael Mendez  B 1 W 17   1623 0.0 1.0
11 Peter Hardman    W 2 B 16   1567 0.0 1.0
12 Ronald Holland    B 4 W 7    1536 1.0 1.0
13 Ori Raz                W 6 B 8     1300 0.0 1.0
14 David A Wright    B 7 bye      1285 0.0 0.5
15 John  Weigand    W 8 B 3     1254 1.0 1.5
16 Michael Guse      B 9 W 11    1125 0.0 0.0
17 Hance Huston I     — B 10      unr 0.0 0.0

Poughkeepsie Spring Open Round 1

Wall Chart: Poughkeepsie Spring Open

#          Name  /Rtng/ID         Rd 1

1          Leonid Freyvert           W 10

2077   15388062   (1978)         1.0

2          Scott Strattner             B 11

1966   12524932   (1986)         1.0

3          Ernest Johnson            bye

1908   10089115   (1960)         0.5

4          Rasit Topaloglu           W 12

1825   14724540   (1639)         0.0

5          Craig W Fisher             bye

1800   10124743   (1808)         0.5

6          Robert A Simmons      B 13

1800   10104424   (1705)         1.0

7          Trevor Wil Brooks       W 14

1795   15363983   (1674)         1.0

8          Darius Jafary               B 15

1692   14321073   (1548)         0.0

9          Jurij Josep Oracz         W 16

1690   16069823   (1379)         1.0

10        Michael Mendez         B   1

1623   12495089   (1637)         0.0

11        Peter Hardman           W   2

1567   10075335   (1527)         0.0

12        Ronald Holland           B   4

1536   13576350   (1543)         1.0

13        Ori Raz                         W   6

1300   15447060   (1161)         0.0

14        David A Wright            B   7

1285   16431640                       0.0

15        John Maxw Weigand  W   8

1254   15330742   (665)           1.0

16        Michael Guse              B   9

1125   12619322   (1111)         0.0