Luke Calhoun

Luke Calhoun

The 2014 Prescott Open was held Saturday, July 19th, in the Crossroads Conference Center of Prescott College. Luke Calhoun, a Candidate Master from Sedona, was the top finisher. He earned $75 for his three wins. Bill Pace, Vail, Jim Briggs, Chino Valley, and Neil Wadsworth, Prescott Valley, split the $25 second place prize money.

A Reserve section of five new players to the U. S. Chess Federation faced one another in a round robin format. Thomas Keenan, Prescott, won $75 after winning all four of his games. Galen Dennis, who will be a sophomore at Northpoint Expeditionary Learning Academy, won $25 for clear second place for his three wins and one loss.

The last known U. S. Chess Federation rated event in Prescott was held 18 years ago. It is hoped that the Prescott Open chess tournament will become an annual event.

 

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