The third annual Gulf Coast New Year’s Open was held January 6-8 at the Holiday Inn Airport in Fort Myers, Florida. 128 players were in attendance.
John G Ludwig won the Open Section with a score of 4.5/5. GM Ayram Abreu and Nat Kelleher tied for second with 4/5. Other section winners and full results and prizes may be found here.
The 15th Annual Turkey Bowl was held November 11-13 at La Quinta Hotel in Coral Springs. Logjam at the top with GM Julio Becerra, IM Orlen Ruiz Sanchez, GM Sandro Pozo Vera, and John G Ludwig sharing first with 4/5. Becerra took the trophy on tiebreaks. GM Yuri Gonzalez Vidal and Mel Goss finished with 3.5/5 to tie for 5-6.
JONATHAN C LAU and EITAN GENGER scored 4.5/5 in the Under 2050 section. VICTOR MAYORAL, JOHN M PALIWODA and SEBASTIAN LOJANO scored 4.5/5 in the Under 1750 section. PHILIP GUBBINS and EUGENE LI scored 4.5/5 in the 1450 section. MEGAN GARCIA took clear first in the Under 1100 section with 5/5(!)
Full results here.
FM Yans Richard Girones Barrios defeated IM Rafael Prasca Sosa in the final round of the Orlando Autumn Sunshine Open held October 28-30 in Orlando clinching first place with 4.5/5. FM Jorge Leon Oquendo was second with 4/5. Theodore Slade, Joshua Harrison, and Martin Hansen tied for 3rd place with 3.5/5. Chief TD was Steve Vigil. Full results available here.
The Autumn 2016 issue of floridaCHESS is now available. The printed version will be mailed to members soon.
Highlights include results and photos from the 2016 Florida State Championship (Tampa!) and from the 2016 Southern Open (Orlando) as well as games annotated by Florida players. Enjoy!
FM Yans Richard Girones Barrios scored 4/5 to grab clear first at the 14th Southern Class Championships held September 23-25, 2016 at the Wyndham Orlando Resort. GM Aryam Abreu and IM Rafael Prasca Sosa shared 2-3 with a score of 3.5/4. Full results may be found here.
Julio Becerra again won the Florida State Championship with a score of 5.5/6. Second to fourth place was shared by Corey Acor, Cesar Valido, and P. Hernandez-Perez with 4.5/6. Full results are available here. Congrats to the winners and on behalf of the FCA thank you to all participants. See you next year!
FCA president William Bowman has kindly provided the following photos from the winner’s circle.
The 2016 Arnold Denker Florida State Championship will be held Labor Day weekend in Tampa. Prize fund is $12,000 (based on 180 paid entries). The group rate of $109/night has been extended to August 18th. See you there!
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The Summer 2016 issue of floridaCHESS is now available! The printed version will be mailed to members soon.
This issue contains ballots and instructions for the upcoming FCA Board of Director election (see pages 18-19). Please take a few moments to vote for the candidate of your choice. Your vote matters!
John G. Ludwig and GM Sandro Pozo Vera shared first place with 4.5/5 points and Roshan Jayaraman took clear 3rd with 4/5 at the 2016 Sunshine Summer Open. Jayaraman gained a cool 61 rating points for his effort! The event was held June 10-12 at the Wyndham Orlando Resort & Convention Center in Orlando. Chief TD was Steve Vigil.
Other section winners were as follows:
Under 2000 – 4/5 – Matthew O’Brien, Kevin M Mc Donald, Ryan Hamley, Alexander Sinnott, Frank Castillo (5-way tie!)
Under 1600 – 4.5/5 – Neil Coffman, Cesar Gonell
Under 1200 – 5/5(!) – Judin Job Thomas
Congrats to all of the winners. Results and prizes.