Colorado State Chess Association


Colorado Senior Championship 2018 (By Dean Clow)

The first Colorado State event of the year!

22 players joined us this year for the Senior Championship at Club Chess!! in Colorado Springs. This marks a decent improvement over the previous year; Maybe due to the location change or the slight price reduction. The prize fund was also significantly increased over last year due to lower TD and venue fees, leaving the tournament with $485 in prizes.

We had many of regular players, and some that have not been seen in a while; It's always good to see Mark Krowczyk and Dan Avery back in action after some time off. We were also fortunate to have a house player in Ohio player Michael Abron, who is making a tour of the nation playing rated chess in every state. Unfortunately, Dan Avery had to pull out before the start of Round 3 due to an illness. A very unfortunate turn of events as Dan was 2/2 at the time.

With companys trying to going 'Green' nowadays, we saw an opportunity to do the same with this tournament. We leveraged the TV's in the playing areas (along with CaissaChess) to project the pairings and standings to players, removing the need for printers. My personal hope is that this becomes a regular occurence in other tournaments.

I would like to add a quick word from our hosts, Club Chess!!

"Whether your interest is in top-notch training and competitive sportsmanship -- or good old fashioned casual play for the sheer fun and excitement of it -- or perhaps you're just being moved by that inner desire to finally learn "The Game of Kings" -- or maybe you simply enjoy meeting and being with fun, interesting people!- -whatever your interest level may be, Club Chess!!™ was built especially for you."

A big thank you to our hosts Club Chess!!, and of course to the players who made the tournament a success.

# Name Rating Rd 1Rd 2 Rd 3Rd 4 Total Est. Post Prize
1BRIAN WALL2248W15 (w)W8 (b)W4 (w)W3 (b)42258$200.00 : OPEN: 1st
2PAUL COVINGTON1823W22 (b)D6 (w) 66.5W14 (b) 82W9 (w) 481882$110.00 : OPEN: 2nd
3MARK KROWCZYK2010W16 (b)W14 (w)W10 (b)L1 (w)32023 
4ALEKSAND BOZHENOV1978W11 (b)W5 (w)L1 (b)W6 (w)31995 
5BRIAN ROUNTREE1854W19 (w)L4 (b)W17 (w)W12 (b)31858$70.00 : U1900
6EARLE WIKLE1956W20 (w)D2 (b)W8 (w)L4 (b)1953 
7DAN AVERY2008W17 (w)W9 (b)------22020 
8JOSHUA SAMUEL1916W21 (b)L1 (w)L6 (b)W16 (w)21909 
9SAM BRIDLE1871W12 (b)L7 (w)W11 (b)L2 (b)21852 
10CLIFTON P FORD1815W13 (w)W15 (b)L3 (w)---21823 
11JOE BEANE JR1521L4 (w)W19 (b)L9 (w)W15 (w) 28321571$32.50 : U1700
12FRED ERIC SPELL1464L9 (w)W16 (w) 246W21 (b) 53L5 (w)21531$32.50 : U1700
13SHIRLEY HERMAN1115L10 (b)D21 (w) 201L15 (b)W22 (b) 3031207$40.00 : OPEN: Upset
14DUWAYNE LANGSETH1905W18 (w)L3 (b)L2 (w)---11880 
15CHARLES ALEXANDER1804L1 (b)L10 (w)W13 (w)L11 (b)11762 
16STEVE ROBE KOVACH1710L3 (w)L12 (b)W19 (w)L8 (b)11676 
17GARY BAGSTAD1700L7 (b)W22 (w)L5 (b)---11691 
18MICHAEL ABRON1500L14 (b)---W22 (w)---11513 
19DEAN BROWN1422L5 (b)L11 (w)L16 (b)W21 (w) 9511423 
20JEFFREY COHEN1518L6 (b)H---------½1515 
21GEORGE PESCHKE1517L8 (w)D13 (b)L12 (w)L19 (b)½1451 
22JOHN TURNER1418L2 (w)L17 (b)L18 (b)L13 (w)01357