2013 US Womens Championship
- Written by Web Custodian
Camilla Baginskaite of Sioux Falls tied with Iryna Zenyuk for 4th place in the 2013 US Women's Championship held in St. Louis between May 2-13. The US Women's Championship was won by Irina Krush who was the defending champion from 2012. Irina won the tournament with impressive scores. Out of nine games Irina won seven, had no loses, and had draws with only Sabina Foisor and Camilla. Originally Camilla had planned to attend the Black Hills Open held in Rapid City then realized that the events were too close together and she wouldn't get sufficient rest between the events.
2013 SD State Scholastic Championship
- Written by Jill Likens
There were 72 players in 4 sections. Only 5 in the top section. The other 3 sections were pretty well balanced.
Jerry John Casteel and Luke Rysavy played in the second round. According to Jerry, Sabine Marks had a drawn end game against Luke, but in the end, Luke won the game. Garretson was the first place team - as the only team with more than one player.
Michael Knudson came back to pick up his 7th title - in his last year in the Middle School section with 4 1/2 points after offering a draw to George Hong in the final round. There was a 4-way tie for 2nd place at 4 points. Southwest Middle School took the championship with PILC and New Life Fellowship following at 2nd and 3rd.
The elementary section ended up with a 3 way tie at 4 points after the two 3.5 point scores were defeated in the final round. Susanna Marks - in her second tournament - took first place on tie breaks. Joshua Lehman and Carson Boland were also part of the tie. Corral Drive Elementary won the championship on Tie Breaks against Garretson Elementary. PILC took 3rd.
The Primary section was won by Jackson Geerts with a perfect 5.0 score. There was a 3 way tie at 2nd and one 3.5 point score at 5th place. Robert Frost Elementary took first place with 3 of the top 5 scores. Corral Drive was 1/2 point behind - with the score of 4 players. New Life Fellowship took 3rd place.
2013 SD Summer Chess Camps
- Written by Alex Yermolinsky
Dear Chess Fans
Please, consider signing up for our east river chess camp this summer.
The Beginners and Intermediate camp is over two days, Thursday and
Friday, 6/13-14. Once again, we're hosted by the Dragon's Den. Good location, lots of eateries around, only a 5-minute walk to a park
where we do sports. Weather permitting we'll have two outdoor sessions per day.
The flyer and signup form is here: (Intermediate)
2013 Sioux Falls Open
- Written by Mark Derby
Nels Truelson brings the title home with a perfect score (5-0) in the 2013 Sioux Falls Open. Sixty-two participants played over four sections with twenty -two competing in the open section. Second place went to Lary Rust of Clevland, OH who lost only to Nels in the fourth round. Third place went to Corey Butler of Marshall, MN who won in rounds 1, 2, and 5 but lost to Nels in round 3 and had drawn Dale Mach in round 4.
Alexander Fuhs, Mike Fuhs, and Dylan Steinwand tied for first in the under 1200 with 3 out of 4 wins.
In the under 900 section Lennon Richart Keller won with a score of 5 of 6. Luke Jensen took 2nd and John Helmueller and Adelyn Diaz tied for third.
David Guarraci won the under 600 section with 5.5 of 6 and Jordan Klein and Nobel Nothstine tie for second with 5 of 6 games.
Held at the Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls wiith GM Yermolinsky as Chief TD and GM Suat Atalik acting as Chief Arbiter of the Open Section.
Crosstables for the 2013 SFO seen at: www.uschess.org/msa/XtblMain.php?201303100602.0-12534917
If you are not a current SDCA member you can view a fine game played by Jerry John Casteel and Lary Rust with annotation by Suat Atalık.
If you are a current member then you should be able to view the games from the 2013 SFO using the (user/password combo) given to you when you paid for your current SDCA membership.
2013 SDCA memberships for sale
- Written by Web Custodian
2013 SDCA memberships are on sale now.