67th Annual Oregon Open (September 2-4)
Sunday Quads (September 17): This month’s edition was run by Micah Smith with assistance at registration from Chad Lykins, who also played in the event. Mike Hasuike also helped clean up the facility in the morning. The tournament got a good turnout of twenty-two players and was split into four quads and a six player Swiss. The Swiss was made up of the bottom six players to try and avoid two family members from having to play against each other. Isaac Vega won quad 1 with 2.5/3 and gained around 35 rating points. He declined to take a book. Fedor Semenov won quad 2 with 2.5/3, winning a book and a small trophy as a scholastic player who won his section with 2.5 points. He also gained around 90 rating points and has now gained rating points and achieved a new peak rating in his last eight US Chess rated events! David Roshu and Arlo Maslen tied for first in quad 3 with 2/3, with Arlo winning their matchup in round 3. They both won a book and were both eligible to receive a medal as scholastic players who won their section with 2 points and Arlo took a medal but David declined. Arlo also gained around 40 rating points. Pierre-Hadrien Beauchet won quad 4 with a perfect 3-0, winning a book and a trophy as a scholastic player who won his section with 3 points. He also gained around 60 rating points and achieved a new peak rating. William Nobles added around 35 points to his provisional rating in quad 4. Arnold Yang, who was playing in his first US Chess rated tournament, swept the Swiss with a perfect 3-0, winning a book and a trophy. Pace Lykins, Christopher Morrissey, and Paul Maslen tied for second in the Swiss with 2/3. Paul also gained around 125 rating points. There was one other player playing in his first US Chess rated tournament, Arthur Yang. Note that next months Sunday Quads is on the fourth Sunday in the month, October 22, a week later than usual.