68th Annual Oregon Open (September 1-3):
Unrated Rapid (September 8): This month’s edition was run by Lennart Bjorksten. There were five players so Lennart played to make the field even. Due to the Oregon State Championship and Invitational being rescheduled for September 14-16 and 22-23, unfortunately it forced this month’s Unrated Rapid had to be rescheduled from the 22nd to the 8th, five days after the Oregon Open finished and on the same weekend as the Sunday Quads. These were likely the reasons for the lower than usual attendance. Due to the attendance, the tournament was run as a round robin with five rounds instead of the usual Swiss with six rounds. FM Shunkai Peng finished first with 4.5/5 and won a book. Lennart was generous and also gave trophies to William Holloran, Havish Sripada, and Saahil Gupta for their performances.
Sunday Quads (September 9): This month’s edition was run by Micah Smith and got sixteen players. This is a good turnout considering the tournament was six days after the Oregon Open finished (unfortunately the tournament had to be rescheduled from the 16th to the 9th due to the due to the Oregon State Championship and Invitational being rescheduled for September 14-16 and 22-23). Andrea Botez swept quad 1 with a perfect 3-0. She was eligible to choose a book as well as a trophy as a scholastic player who won her section with three points but declined. Austin Tang and Pierre-Hadrien Beauchet tied for first in quad 2 with 2/3. They drew their matchup in round 2. They each won a book as well as a medal as scholastic players who won their section with 2 points. Pierre also gained around 70 rating points and achieved a new peak rating. Ishaan Rao, the lowest rated player in quad 3, swept it with a perfect 3-0, winning a book and trophy and gained around 185 rating points and achieved a new peak rating. Andrei Stancescu swept quad 4 with a perfect 3-0, winning a book and trophy and gained around 90 rating points and achieved a new peak provisional rating.
Oregon State Championship and Invitational (September 14-16; 22-23):
Game in 60 (September 29):
Tuesday Quads (September 11-):