Sunday, January 6, 2008

2008 SD County Championship

2008 San Diego County Championship  8/09 - 8/10 

$3,500 in Guaranteed Prizes   5 Round Swiss, 3 Sections

It was really great that we had such a good turnout, so that even the wildly ambitious prize fund was fully covered.

Khachiyan-Bruno (annotated by GM Khachiyan) 

David Khachiyan-Fred Cleveland

See pictures of this event taken by Jim Woodward at his website  http://jameswoodward.smugmug.com/

Here are the prize winners: 

Open Section:

1st Place: GM Melikset Khachiyan (4 1/2) $500

2nd Place/U2400/2nd U2400: Peter Graves (3 1/2 -new SD County Champion by tie breaks), Bruce Baker (3 1/2), Craig Faber (3 1/2), Romeo Ignacio (3 1/2), $175 each  

U2200: Michael Yee (3 1/2) $200    U2100/2nd U2300: Rick Dyberg (3) and Mario Amodeo (3), $125 each

2nd U2200/2nd U2100: Carey Milton (2 1/2), Alejandrino Baluran (2 1/2), Michael Nagaran (2 1/2), Leonard Sussman (2 1/2), Simone Sobel (2 1/2), Varun Krishnan (2 1/2), $20 each  

Reserve Section (U2000):

1st/2nd Place: Alan Tsoi (4), Bob Defore (4), Dayne Freitag (4), $150 each

BU1900: Haochi Shi (3 1/2), Esteban Escobedo (3 1/2), John Badger (3 1/2), Fausto Robles (3 1/2), Jason Qu (3 1/2), $50 each

BU1800: Ariel Gerardo (3) $200     2nd U1800: Ronaldo Salenga (2 1/2) $50 

BU1700: Ken Hopper (3) $200       2nd U1700: Aaron Ibarra (2), Yash Pershad (2), Arsenio Caccam (2), $20 each

Best Game won by Shaun Sweitzer ($25), see Cyrus Annotates

Booster Section (U1600):

1st/2nd Place/BU1500: Steven Dahl (4), Ryan Nichols (4), Numan Abdul-Mujeeb (4), $108 each

2nd U1500: Morgan Fox (3 1/2), $50

U1400/2nd U1400: Aaron Chow (3) and Patrick Edwards (3), $50 each

Best Game Prize $25 won by Steven Dahl, see Cyrus Annotates

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TOTAL PLAYERS: 80

Open (24 players): Rick Aeria (2100), Roberto Aiello (1880), Mario Amodeo (1972),  Bruce Baker (2324), Alejandrino Baluran (2138), Ron Bruno (2306), Raoul Crisologo (2100), David Delgadillo (1800), Rick Dyberg (1863), Craig Faber (2223), John Funderburg (2123), Peter Graves (2292), Peter Hodges (1955), Romeo Ignacio (2216), GM Melikset Khachiyan (2573), Varun Krishnan (1982), James Mahooti (1914), Carey Milton (2062), Michael Nagaran (2002), David Oldham (1986), Jamieson Pryor (1850), Simone Sobel (1907), Leonard Sussman (2100), Michael Yee (2104)

Withdrawn - Open Section: Vadim Kudryavtsev, John Rinaldo, Jeff Turner. These players signed up and paid entry fees, but had to withdraw at the last minute for various reasons. We didn't count them in the totals and we will refund their money. 

Reserve (31 players):  John Badger (1899), Charlie Berkman (1703), Arsenio Caccam (1500), Daniel Collins (1879), Nestor Dagamat (1619), Robert Defore (1937), Alfredo Deleon (1890), Chuck Ensey (1844), Esteban Escobedo (1848), Damani Fair (1753), Dayne Freitag (1923), Tom Fries (1915), Daniel Grazian (1958), Ariel Gerardo (1787), Kyron Griffith (1714), Ken Hopper (1612), Aaron Ibarra (1682) Mariano Lozano (1962), Jesse Orlowski (1848), Yash Pershad (1638), Jason Qu (1861), Robert Reed (1791), Fausto Robles (1890), Pejman Sagart (1800), Renaldo Salenga (1737), Haochi Shi (1887), Shaun Sweitzer (1817), Alan Tsoi (1959), Tom Victory (1855),  Ray Viernes (1762), Chris Wonnell (1835)  

Booster (25 players): Numan Abdul-Mujeeb (1492), Thomas Adams (1562),  Gene Arnaiz (1511), Gary Boulrice (unr), Chris Calbat (1352), Aaron Chow (1323), Darren Chow (1322),  Fred Cleveland (1146), Steven Dahl (1408), Patrick Edwards (1135), Morgan Fox (1472), Harold Xavier Gonzalez (1402), Javier Jose Gonzalez (1113), James Hillard (1196), Aaron Householder (1341), Scott Householder (1540), David Khachiyan (894), Donald Klaas (1497), Oliver Lapurga (1507), Ryan Nichols (1567), Joseph Sanna (1400), Michael Thomas (1536), Darryl Woodson (1119), Eric Yang (1400), Winston Zeng (1254 - 7 years old, won in rounds 1 and 2) 

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