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2012 Oregon Open

Sep 1-3, 2012 in Gresham, OR, organized by the Portland Chess Club.

$3,000 guaranteed prizes ($1,500 in each section)

Report by Russell Miller

This annual event was held Labor Day weekend at Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham, and ended in a 6-way tie in the Open Section at a 4.5-1.5 score. Winning $175 each were Nick Raptis of Portland, Roland Feng of Seattle, Michael MacGregor of Tacoma, Matt Sellers of Michigan, Nathan Lee of Issaquah, WA and Paul Bartron of Tacoma. 42 players were in the Open Section. 47 players played in the Reserve Section (U1800), and that ended in a two-way tie at 5-1 between David Yoshinaga, Oregon Chess Federation President of Tigard and Takuma Sato-Duncan of Oregon, good for $295 each. Gregori Alpernas of Lake Oswego was the chief tournament director. USCF crosstable link. Portland CC crosstable link (includes prize money winners and amounts).

Photos of Oregon Open event courtesy of Jeff Roland (click to enlarge):

Top row: Paul Bartron and Nathan Lee, Steven Brendemihl vs. David Yoshinaga,
Nikolay Bulakh vs. Nick Raptis, Matt Dalthorp.
Bottom row: Arliss Dietz vs. Geoffrey Kenway, Richard Gutman,
William Kiplinger, Sr., Jeremy Krasin vs. Alexander Barrett.