Monday, July 27, 2009

San Diego County Championships

August 8 & 9, 2009 San Diego County Championships

2225 Sixth Avenue (near Ivy) in Balboa Park San Diego 92101  (619) 239-7166

$$3,500 in Guaranteed Prizes!! 

Prize Winners:

Open Section: First Place: Dionisio Aldama (4 1/2), $500

Second Place: Joel Banawa (4), U2400: Giovanni Carreto (4), U2300: Eugeny Shver (4), U2200: Leonard Sussman (4), $212 each

Leonard Sussman is our new San Diego County Champion, as he is the only player out of the above 5 players from San Diego County. This is a repeat performance for Lenny, he was also the County Champ in 2007. Peter Graves was the Champion in 2008, but could not play this year.     

U2100/2nd U2200: Rick Aeria (3 1/2) and Barry Lazarus (3 1/2), $125 each

2nd U2400: Romeo Ignacio (3 1/2)  2nd U2300: John Rinaldo (3 1/2), $50 each

2nd U2100: Raoul Crisologo (3), Michael Nagaran (3), Leo Raterman (3) and Daniel Giordani (1912), $12 each

Reserve Section: (U2000): First Place: Antonio Gonzalez (4), U1900: Daniel Collins (4), U1800: Semen Filatov (4), $233 each

Second Place: Jess Orlowski (3 1/2), Alejandro Ruiz (3 1/2), 2nd U1900: John Badger (3 1/2), $66 each 

2nd U1800: Nestor Dagamat (3), $50  

U1700: Ronaldo Salenga (2 1/2), $200

2nd U1700: Manny Abundo (2) and Tom Kuhn (2), $25 each

Booster Section (U1600): First Place, Todd Arone (4 1/2), $150

U1500: Joseph Komrosky (4) $100

2nd Place: James Hillard (3 1/2), $75

U1400: Cristhian Garcia (3), $50, 2nd U1500: Andrew Ritter (3), $50, 2nd U1400: Claire Negus (3), $50

Note: some of these prizes have been adjusted from what was initial paid out. In the rush to pay out prizes at the end of the day, sometimes our brains are fried from too much chess (and directing!) and we (Bruce and I) make a few errors, but we always correct them the next day. That's why we always say prizes are "subject to review".     

Plus Best Game Prize of $25 for each section! To be announced...

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75 Total Players, great attendance, thanks everyone, we were able to exactly cover the Guaranteed Prize Fund.   

Open (37 players): players listed in pre-event rating order 

7 Masters: Dionisio Aldama (2489), Joel Banawa (2413), Bruce Baker (2306), Giovanni Carreto (2241), Jorge Balares (2221), Craig Clawitter (2204) and Romeo Ignacio.

18 Experts: Juan Nunez (2192), Eugeny Shver (2143), Alan Tsoi (2132), Michael Brown (2109), Kyron Griffith (2106), John Rinaldo (2101), Ignacio Sainz (2094), Rick Aeria (2078), Barry Lazarus (2077), Leonard Sussman (2072), Raoul Crisologo (2065), Alejandrino Baluran (2049), Daniel Grazian (2042), Jamieson Pryor (2027), Michael Nagaran (2013), Carey Milton (2013), Hin Tsang (2000), and Leo Raterman (2000)  

12 Class A (playing up): Carl Bolm (1976), Jason Qu (1949), Peter Hodges (1946), Fausto Robles (1936), Tom Fries (1924), Roberto Aiello (1915), Ryan Polsky (1913), Daniel Giordani (1912), Rick Dyberg (1872), David Delgadillo (1850), Wael Shreiba (1850), Alicia Narducci (1808)  

Reserve [U2000] (22 players):

11 Class A: Antonio Gonzalez (1995), Jesse Orlowski (1995), Dennis Saccuzzo (1956), Alejandro Ruiz (1948), Robert Defore (1905), Joel Batchelor (1888), John Badger (1878), Daniel Collins (1837), Chuck Ensey (1836), Bret Strunk (1835) and Joselito Quiba (1801)

11 Class B: Nestor Dagamat (1773), Mike Friedel (1754), Frank Arias (1707), Ronaldo Salenga (1684), Aaron Ibarra (1676), Richard Martin (1658), Semen Filatov (1650), Manny Abundo (1629), Tom Kuhn (1627), Anthony Harbone (1623), Numan Abdul-Mujeeb (1578, playing up) 

Booster [U1600] (16 players):

5 Class C: Gene Arnaiz (1563), Todd Arone (1530), Armando Garcia (1500), Steven Dahl (1492), and Gene Fernando (1400)

11 Class D and below: Cristhian Garcia (1372), Morgan Fox (1352), Fred Cleveland (1340), James Hillard (1297), Joseph Komrosky (1295), Andrew Ritter (1243), Robert Martin (1124), Claire Negus (1099), Jerry Qu (894), Andrew Negus (894), Xiao Li (385) 

See Photo Section for some nice pix and more commentary

Note that the Open Section was huge this year compared to last year's 24 players. The break down was

               2009: 37 Open + 22 Reserve + 16 Booster = 75   

               2008: 24 Open + 31 Reserve + 25 Booster = 80

               2007: 21 Open + 31 Reserve + 22 Booster = 74

               2006: 15 Open + 20 Reserve +12 Booster = 47    

The reason is that this year 12 Class A players decided to "play up" and try their chances in the Open, where they didn't have much chance of making money, but they could possibly score a big upset, or at least have a chance against a high rated player.         

  

4 comments:

  1. sign me in..chezz buzz...ed....

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  2. Congratulations to everyone who played! This was a successful reprise in terms of attendance. A special mention for Leonard Sussman (4-1) who is the highest finishing San Diego resident and thus the 2009 San Diego County Chess Champion!

    Also a special shout out to tireless organizer, patron and player Chuck Ensey who ran and continues to run smooth, well-directed tournaments to the benefit of chess players. DO NOT MISS THE UPCOMING SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS ON LABOR DAY WEEKEND.

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  3. Congratulations Lenny Sussman, the new San Diego County Champion!

    Thank you Chuck for putting on another fantastic event! My apologies for not being able to be there.

    Sincerely,
    Ron Rezendes
    President, San Diego Chess Club

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