On August 22nd, the Joplin Chess Club hosted the second annual Summer Open. Turnout for the event was very good, with many of our regulars, some returning players from past events and a few new players. The playing field was pretty strong and many good games were played.
As in past events, there were two sections, with the break being at USCF 1250.
In the upper section, Daniel Todd and Joel Stebbins tied for 1st place and 3rd went to James Smith. The standings, based on tie breaks were:
1. Daniel Todd 4.0
2. Joel Stebbins 4.0
3. James Smith 3.0
In the reserve section, Chris Killinger and Andrew Souder tied for 1st place and 3rd went to Devon Stahl. The standings, based on tie breaks were:
1. Chris Killinger 3.0
2. Andrew Souder 3.0
3. Devon Stahl 2.5
The full cross table, without the tie breaks, is available at the USCF site.
Again, I want to thank all the players for coming and Dalton-Killinger Construction for letting us use the room. Hope to see you all again at our next event (details posted as soon as I have them finalized).