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2015 Oregon State Championship

The 2015 Oregon State Championship ("Oregon Closed") chess tournament was contested as a round-robin the weekends of February 7-8 and 14-15-16, 2015 in Portland as detailed below. Rounds begin at 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM.

Grisha Alpernas is the TD and collects the game scores. Players were selected according to the OCF Bylaws.

Game scores: PGN format: ORChamp2015.pgn (moved to games section).

Information (also see OregonChessFed.org website and Grisha Alpernas Facebook page).

Usual formats and prizes. Time control of 40/120, SD/60, with 5 second delay. Players in the Championship needed to send a $50 deposit which was returned after completion of all rounds. Prizes are $200 for 1st place, $100 for 2nd, $50 for third. Best wishes and Good Luck to you all!

The Field:

Final roster/pairing numbers per Grisha Alpernas (ratings as of January 1, 2014; also see below for pairing numbers, updated ratings and city of residence):

Name & Rating (Jan. 1)

1 JASON CIGAN 2159
2 AARON GRABINSKY 2316
3 FM COREY J RUSSELL 2237
4 FM NICK RAPTIS 2389
5 CARL A HAESSLER 2213
6 PHILLIP SEITZER 2178
7 LENNART BJORKSTEN 2147
8 BRIAN JOHN ESLER 2194
9 YOGI SAPUTRA 2113
10 STEVEN B DEETH 2109

Alternate: JERRY DEAN SHERRARD. He would have replaced a player that withdrew from the tournament before the start of round 3.

The drawing of starting numbers was held in the Portland Chess Club on January 31 (Saturday).
See the crosstables (PDF file). See the pairings (PDF file). The pairing numbers are shown in the crosstable below.
See the final USCF crosstable.

Schedule and Other Information

Revised Schedule/Location:
Feb. 7-8 at 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM.
Feb. 14-15-16 at 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM (except only one round at 5:00 PM on 2/16).
Portland Chess Club, 8205 SW 24th Ave, Portland, OR 97219. See www.pdxchess.org.

The official opening ceremony was held before the first round on Saturday, February 7.

Here are the pairings:
Pairings using round robin table from U.S. Chess Federation's Official Rules of Chess, 5th Edition, Page 296.
See the pairings (PDF file).


Photos
OREGON CLOSED CHAMPIONSHIP 2015 PARTICIPANTS:
Seated (left to right): Phillip Seitzer, LM Carl Haessler, Yogi Saputra, Steven Deeth.
Standing (left to right): NM Aaron Grabinsky, FM Corey Russell, FM Nick Raptis, Jason Cigan, Lennart Bjorksten, Brian Esler.
Photo credit: Grisha Alpernas.
Click on photo to view a larger version.
ROUND 5 Photos ... Who can you identify?


Photo credit: Grisha Alpernas.

Championship

Congratulations to Nick Raptis for successfully defending his Oregon State chess championship!
Nick also won the Oregon championship in 2001 and 2013-14, and tied with Oleg Zaikov for the championship in 2005.

The Championship has been registered and FIDE rated.
Titles: FM = FIDE Master, NM = USCF National Master, LM = USCF Life Master.

  Name Title City (OR) Rtg 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Total Pos
1 JASON CIGAN   Portland 2159 x 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 0.0 4.0  
2 AARON GRABINSKY NM Coquille 2316 1.0 x 1.0 0.5 1.0 0.5 1.0 0.0 1.0 1.0 7.0  
3 COREY J RUSSELL FM Medford 2237 1.0 0.0 x 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 1.0 0.0 0.5 3.0  
4 NICK RAPTIS FM Portland 2389 1.0 0.5 1.0 x 1.0 1.0 0.5 0.5 1.0 1.0 7.5  
5 CARL A HAESSLER LM Lake Oswego 2213 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 x 1.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 1.0 4.0  
6 PHILLIP SEITZER   Portland 2178 1.0 0.5 1.0 0.0 0.0 x 1.0 0.0 1.0 0.5 5.0  
7 LENNART BJORKSTEN   Portland 2147 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.5 1.0 0.0 x 0.5 1.0 1.0 4.5  
8 BRIAN JOHN ESLER   Portland 2194 0.0 1.0 0.0 0.5 0.0 1.0 0.5 x 1.0 0.0 4.0  
9 YOGI SAPUTRA   Clackamas 2113 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 x 0.5 2.5  
10 STEVEN B DEETH NM Beaverton 2109 1.0 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.0 1.0 0.5 x 3.5  

Prizes: $200 (1st), $100 (2nd), $50 (3rd).


Organized by the Oregon Chess Federation.
Tournament director: Grisha Alpernas. Assistant TD: Mike Morris.

Look for a report in a future issue of NORTHWEST CHESS.
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Other recent OR chess championships: 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2006 | 2004

Previous OR chess championships: List of winners (includes links to event summary pages).