Tournament Results

Nicole Niemi Wins 2019 Texas Women’s Chess Championship

Tom Crane, Texas Chess Association President; Nicole Niemi, 2019 Texas Women's Chess Champion; and Maritta Del Rio Sumner, Distinguished Visitor.

Tom Crane, Texas Chess Association President; Nicole Niemi, 2019 Texas Women’s Chess Champion; and Maritta Del Rio Sumner, Distinguished Visitor.

Nicole Niemi (from Garland) won 2019 Texas Women’s Chess Champion on tie-breaks over Woman International Master Alexey Root, Ph.D. (from Denton), the 1998 Texas Women’s Chess Champion. Both ended the four-round event with 3.5 points.

Both players performed as exemplary champions throughout this Championship, in the North Richland Hills Library, during the period of August 17-18, 2019. Both finished with 3.5/4 points after their hard-fought draw on Board One in the final round. The games is available on Twitch at https://www.twitch.tv/texaschesschamps/video/469029679.

The 2019 Texas Women’s Chess Championship was held in the North Richland Hills Library.

See Wall Chart at USCF (Not in tiebreak order.)

Cameron Wheeler Wins State Championship

Cameron Wheeler and Lucas Revellon

Cameron Wheeler, 2019 Texas State Champion and Lucas Revellon, 2019 Texas Amateur Champion

IM Cameron Wheeler’s 6.5 points (out of seven) topped the field of 46 in the championship section of the 74th Texas State and Amateur Championships held at the DFW Airport Marriott South in Fort Worth from May 24-27, 2019. IM Zurab Javakhadze was second with six points. GM Julio Sadorra and NM Jack Easton were third with 5.5 each. Lucas Revellon won the amateur section with 6.5 points out of seven.

Championship Section Results | Amateur Section Results

The tournament was organized by Dallas Chess Club.

IM Paz Wins Texas Senior Championship

IM Miguel Medina Pas Wins 2019 Texas Senior Championship

IM Miguel Medina Pas Wins 2019 Texas Senior Championship

IM Miguel Medina Paz won the 2019 Texas Senior Championship in San Antonio on the weekend of March 30 – April 1 with 4.5 points in five rounds. Donald Flournoy finished secound.  See the full results at US Chess.

 

Thirty Eight Teams Compete State Jr Teams Championships

MC2 Home School Group won all five rounds at the 2018 Texas State Jr. Teams Championships in Southlake recently.  Thirty-eight teams with 152 players competed.  Team results are below, individual results are posted at US Chess.

Championship:

  1. MC2 Home School 5.0 (Fort Worth) State Champions
  2. Reynolds Middle School (Prosper) 4.0
  3. Imagine International (McKinney) 3.0
  4. Imagine International (McKinney) 2,5

Reserve U800

  1. Otto Middle School 4.5 (Plano)
  2. Carroll Middle School 3.5 (Southlake)
  3. Plainview Home School 3.0 (West Texas)
  4. Wyatt Elementary School 3.0) Plano
  5. Glenhope Elem (Grapevine) 3.0 (tie)
    WRE Elem (Prosper) 3.0 (Tie)
    Westwood Middle School (Carrollton) 3.0

Novice U400

  1. Durham Intermediate School 4.0 (Tie) (Southlake)
  2. Imagine International 4.0 (Tie) (McKinney)
  3. Lee Elementary (Coppell) (Tie)
  4. Great Hearts Academy 3.5 (Irving)

Hollingsworth, Fricks, and Farrar Win Military Championships

From left to right, Ron Farrar, Texas Legacy Champion; Jim Hollingsworth, Texas Armed Forces Champion; Charles Fricks, Texas Military Champion

From the left, Ron Farrar, Texas Legacy Champion; Jim Hollingsworth, Texas Armed Forces Champion;
and Charles Fricks, Texas Military Veterans Champion

Jim Hollingsworth was named 2018 Texas Armed Forces Champion, Charles Fricks was named 2018 Texas Millitary Veterans Champion, and Ron Farrar was named 2018 Texas Legacy Champion at the 2018 Texas Armed Forces and Military Veterans Open held at Hills College in Hillsboro, Texas. The Armed Forces Championship included active Military and Retired Military.  The Military Veterans Championship was open to veterans.  The Texas Legacy was open to  active, retired, or veterans with a Texas connection.  Players in all three championships were combined in a single section four-round tournament held recently. The event was organized by Serious Chess Players.

In addition to the three top awards above, the following were also awarded:

  • Jimmy Nazario, Air Force Champion
  • Neil Naputo, Army Champion
  • John Farrell, Marines Champion
  • Tom Crane, Navy Champion
  • David Hater, Retiree Champion
  • Tom Boyd, Life Member Champion
  • Clarese Roberts, Texas Armed Forces Women’s Champion
  • Sheryl McBroom, Texas Armed Forces Student Champion
  • Jedwayne Bowser, Unrated Champion
Players, Judges, and Tournament Directors for the 2018 Texas Armed Forces Chess Championship and Military Veterans Open held September 29-30, 2018 at Hills College in Hillsboro, Texas.

Players, Judges, and Tournament Directors for the 2018 Texas Armed Forces Chess Championship and Military Veterans Open held September 29-30, 2018 at Hills College in Hillsboro, Texas.

Three other state organizations authorized the awarding of military champions for their organizations.  Neil Naputo was named Oklahoma Armed Forces Champion. David Hater was named Georgia Armed Forces Champion. Tom Boyd was named CalChess Armed Forces Champion.

Tournament Results at US Chess.

Arlington Chess Club President Chris Wood was Chief Tournament Director. Jeffrey Spyrison from the Waco Chess Club was Games Judge. Dale Chaney, from Fort Worth, provided outstanding logistics support as Adjutant and helped out wherever needed, including “House Player.”