Sunday, August 11, 2013

Gambito #620

Gambito Open  #620  on 8/10/12 

Six Gambito Opens in a row with 30+ players, this one had 31, I wasn't expecting this as there usually is a drop off after the big County Championships last week (64 players). We had a few new players too which is always nice. I (Chuck Ensey) wasn't able to play, but I stopped by during the lunch break to collect some entry fees for next week's Super Double Gambito and also for the Southern California Open coming up on August 31st. Sign up online or mail a check in soon to get the advance rate of $100 ($50 for the Super Double), or pay in person Wednesday night. Soon the SCO rate goes up to $120 and then to $140.

Here they are today's players in pre-event rating order, Bruce Baker directed using a 4 point McMahon pairing system:

4 Masters: Cyrus Lakdawala, Kyron Griffith, Todd Andrews and Bruce Baker

6 Experts: Nikolay Arutyunov, Venkat Iyer, Leonard Sussman, Elkaei Rivera, Peter Hodges and Jeff Turner.

8 Class A: Buddy Morris, Chris Wonnell, Aaron Householder, Dara Oissine Murchadha, Ramil Macaspac, Jerry Qu, Jay Choi and Kevin Yang

6 Class B: Datris Robinson, (John Donahoo and Brian Kelly were house players for 1 game each), Justin Kang, Scott Householder, Ben Duong, Christopher Lane and Anthony Harbone

2 Class C: Sabrina Duong and Tygan Zeng

5 Class D: Alex Householder, Joshua Chung, David Terr, Frank Yang and Ken Green (unr)

Here are the prize winners:

First Place: Cyrus Lakdawala (8), $100

Second Place: Kyron Griffith (6), $50  BU2400: Todd Andrews (6) and Bruce Baker (6), $50 each

BU2200: Venkat Iyer (5 1/2) and Elkaei Rivera (5 1/2), $37 each

BU2000: Buddy Morris (5), Jay Choi (5) and Jerry Qu (5), $25 each

BU1800: Chris Lane (4), $75

BU1600: Sabrina Duong (3), $75

BU1400: Alex Householder (2 1/2), $20

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