The 2017 Texas State and Amateur Championship Tournament was held in Irving between May 26th and May 29th. The State Championship section had 41 participants with IM Zurabi Javakhadze winning with a score of 6.0/7. The Amateur Championship section had 145 participants with Jhonel Baniel and Stephen A. Hough sharing the top spot with a score of 6.0/7.
This year the Texas Scholastic Championships were played in two places at two different times. There was a North/Central State Tournament played in Arlington from March 3rd to March 5th and a South State Tournament played in Edinburg from March 10th to March 12th. Below are some of the Individual results.
Congratulations to GM Julio Sadorra for his success at the Texas State Championship and to Benjamin Frenkel for his success in the Amateur Championships. Both Championships were played between May 22nd and May 25th in Fort Worth, TX.
The Texas Scholastic Championship is coming to McAllen this year! Time to start making your plans for the weekend of March 28-29.
Congratulations to GM Leonid Kritz for winning the Open section of the 80th Annual Southwest Open which was played August 29th-September 1st. There were a total of 214 participants in the tournament with 25 players rated 2200 or higher. GM Kritz won with a score of 6.0/7 with five (5) wins and two (2) draws.