On May 23rd, the Joplin Chess Club sponsored its second annual Memorial Day Open. There were two sections for prizes, with the reserve section being those players rated under 1200 USCF (average rating was...
Board 1 was the final game to finish, the result determining if there would be a clear first place or if there would be a tie at the top.
NM Ron Luther won his game against Zach Schuh, guaranteeing at least 2nd place overall.
Matt Pratt was able to convert his game against Selden Trimble, giving a tie for first at 4.0 points.
Jason Delpire won his final round game along with the U1600 prize. Riley Shoaf also won his final game to receive the U1400 prize. His opponent, Jerry Naylon, edged out the U1200 field by half a point, to win the last of the prize pool.
Final round has started. Currently Selden Trimble leads, unbeaten at 3.5. He faces Matt Pratt, at 3.0, on board one. NM Ron Luther is still in the running for a top place, at 3.0, followed by six players at 2.5. ... See MoreSee Less
Scholastic event went faster than scheduled for the five rounds and has completed.
Due to a lower number of K-12 players, sections were combined for paring purposes. Marcus Brooks (Green Forest) took clear first (and tied for overall first). Bailey Steele (Fair Grove) took second and Gaby McDonald (Green Forest) received third.
In the K-8 section all the players were from Green Forest. First was Gracie Brooks, Second was Tyler Schellhammer (both tied for overall first) and Braden Atkinson, Miquel Morel-Fernandez, and Gunnar Konkel received medals. ... See MoreSee Less