Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Southern Calif Open 2011

Southern California Open 2011

180 players, great turnout!  More comments later...First of all, here are the prize winners:

Open Section (59 players):

First Place: Varuzhan Akobian (5 1/2), $2,600

2nd Place: Dionisio Aldama (5), $1,800

3rd -6th Place: Roman Yankovsky (4 1/2), Howard Jed Chen (4 1/2), Melikset Khachiyan (4 1/2) and Ali Morshedi (4 1/2), $800 each 

BU2200: Shijie Chen (4 1/2) and Alan Tsoi (4 1/2), $800 each 

BU2300/2nd U2300/7th Place: Gregg Small (4), Eugene Yanayt (4), Giovanni Carreto (4), Ronald Bruno (4), Kyron Griffith (4), Ryan Porter (4), $266 each  

3rd-4th U2200: Ignacio Sainz (3 1/2), John Funderberg (3 1/2), Marian Nick Nita (3 1/2), Peter Hodges (3 1/2), Al Flore (3 1/2), Alejandrino Baluran (3 1/2), $100 each 

Premier (U2000) Section (35 players):

First Place/2nd Place: Vincent Nguyen (5) and Alexander Xie (5), $800 each 

3rd Place: Richard Yang (4 1/2), $400 

4th Place: Paul Duncan (4), Alex Wang (4), Kenneth Xu (4), and Bobby Avila (4), $50 each 

Amateur (U1800) Section (41 players):

First Place: Brian Glover (5 1/2), $1,000 each

2nd/3rd Place: Nicky Korba (5) and Allen Cunningham (5), $500 each

4th Place: Charles Berkman (4 1/2), $200 

Reserve (U1600) Section (21 players):

First Place: Theo Caen (5 1/2), $1,000 

2nd-4th Place: Sam Kennedy (4 1/2), Blake Borskey (4 1/2), David Bonner (4 1/2), $400 each 

Booster (U1400) Section (25 players):

First Place: Avi Jannol (5), $600 

Best Unrated: Fridha M. Becerra (5), $100 

2nd-4th: John Carson (4), James Holder (4), Roy Bensen (4) and Daniel Sun, $175 each 

BU1200: Anthony R. Wong (4), $300 

2nd U1200: Gia Petersen (3), $150 

Plus $150 in Best Games Prizes ($75, $50, $25) to be announced after further study

Total Prizes: $20,000 

     

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