Joplin Memorial Day Open Update
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 actually 1158)
In the over 1200 group there were no ties and the standings were:
1. Daniel Todd 5.0
2. Christopher Talbot 4.0
3. Robert Talbot 3.0
In the under 1200 group there was a 1st and 2nd place tie between Justin Holland and David King with 2 wins each. There was also a tie, with 1 point each, for 3rd and 4th between Devon Stahl and Andrew Souder. Though we only had cash prizes, the 1st-3rd place standings with tie breaks were:
1. Justin Holland 2.0
2. David King 2.0
3. Devon Stahl 1.0
The full cross table, without the tie breaks, is available at the USCF site.
I would again like to thank all the players for coming out and enjoying a day of chess. Also, I want to give thanks to the First Baptist Church of Galena for allowing us to use their site for the tournament.
As soon as a location is finalized, I will have details on the next tournament posted. Hope to see you there.