Shan Rengasamy

Shan Rengasamy

Shan Rengasamy, Scottsdale, and Neil Wadsworth, Prescott Valley, split $150 in prize money at the 4th Annual Prescott Open held Saturday, July 15th. Rengasamy, a student at BASIS in Scottsdale, is one of the top eleven-year-olds in U. S. Chess. Wadsworth, who tied for second in last year’s Open, defeated the highest rated chess player in this event in the second round. Rengasamy, initially ranked third by rating, and Wadsworth, initially fourth, won their first two games before agreeing to a hard-fought draw in their last round encounter.

 

Neil Wadsworth

Neil Wadsworth

The tournament attracted 16 chess players for a full day of chess at the Pine Cone. The format of the event was to divide players into two sections, each composed of eight players based on rating. Tom Green, President of the Prescott Chess Club, directed this U. S. Chess rated event.

 

Robin Green

Robin Green

In Section B, playing in his first chess tournament, Robin Green, Prescott, accumulated three wins to collect the section’s first place prize money of  $100. Roger Gibson and Phillip Ebarb, both of Prescott, and William Cheney, Flagstaff, shared the $50 2nd place prize money for their 2-1 records.

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