Prescott Blitz #5 Saturday, Nov 18 2017 

Jim Briggs

Jim Briggs

On Saturday seven Prescott area chess players competed in 42 chess games, each game with only five minutes for each player using special timers. Jim Briggs, Chino Valley, was the top finisher with a 10-2 record which netted him $65.

Henry Ebarb

Henry Ebarb

Dr. Henry Ebarb, Prescott, was the top Class B rated player. He finished with 8.5 points and won $40. Dr. Ebarb is currently ranked the 80th best U. S. Blitz chess player of those aged 65 and over. He will move up on this list as he gained 60 points in this event.

Tommy Keenan

Tommy Keenan

Dr. Thomas Keenan, Prescott, was the best Class C player. He scored 5 points and earned $30. He gained 17 rating points

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Prescott Quads #11 Sunday, Oct 29 2017 

Lower Vs. Briggs, Ebarb Vs. Keenan

Lower Vs. Briggs, Ebarb Vs. Keenan

Chess Master Spencer Lower, Clarksdale, topped the Prescott Chess Club’s Quads #11. This former two-time Arizona State Champion received $50 for his undefeated record of three wins. Lower is currently ranked 22nd out of 1419 Arizona chess players. He is also ranked 42nd for his Quick chess rating among those aged 50 and over in the U. S.

Dr. Henry Ebarb, Prescott, and Jim Briggs, Chino Valley, split the $25 prize money for 2nd place. They each won one game and drew each other in a last round matchup. Ebarb’s Blitz rating ranks him as the 76th best among seniors in the U. S. Briggs is currently ranked 76th out of 1419 Arizona chess players.

Prescott Chess Club President Tom Green directed this U. S. Chess rated event held on the Yavapai College campus Saturday, October 28th.

 

4th Prescott Open Sunday, Jul 16 2017 

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.

2017 Yavapai County Scholastic Chess Tournament Saturday, Apr 1 2017 

Riley Nollet

Riley Nollet

Sixteen scholastic chess players converged on the Yavapai College campus for a day of chess on Saturday, April 1. The tournament, divided in two sections based on grade, was played in the Community Room.

Riley  Nollet, a 3rd grader at Franklin Phonetic in Prescott Valley, was the top finisher in the grammar school section. He defeated second place finisher Robbie Manning, a 5th grader at BASIS Prescott, in an exciting tie-break playoff. Preston Reed, a 5th grader at Franklin Phonetic won the grammar school third place trophy.

Mason Low

Mason Low

Mason Low, a 7th grader at BASIS Prescott, was the top finisher in the middle school section. One-and-a-half years ago Mason , as a 6th grader, was the 3rd place finisher in the middle school section. Joshua Meintjes, an 8th grader at Congress Elementary, won the second place trophy. Cody Ballinger, an 8th grader at Congress Elementary, and Dallin Cannon, a 7th grader as Mile High Middle School, each received a trophy for their 3rd place finishes.

 

 

 

Galen Dennis

Galen Dennis

Galen Dennis, a 12th grader at Northpoint Expeditionary Learning Academy, won the 1st place high school trophy. He won all five of his games in a section that combined both middle school and high school players.

Players who did not win a trophy selected a chess pin recognizing their participation.

The Prescott Chess Club sponsored this unrated chess tournament. Tom Green directed the event with help from Tommy Keenan, David Steeves, and Henry Ebarb.

Prescott Quads #10 Sunday, Feb 26 2017 

Quads #10

Quads #10

On Saturday, February 25th Dr. Henry Ebarb, Prescott, was the top finisher in the Prescott Chess Club’s Quads #10. He won $60 for his undefeated record of three wins and one draw.

The only player to draw him was David Steeves, Prescott, who finished with two wins, one draw, and one loss. He collected $25 for his second place finish.

Roger Gibson and Phillip Ebarb, both of Prescott, tied for third place and split $10. They each won one game and drew each other.

This U. S. Chess rated tournament, played at the Pine Cone, was directed by Prescott Chess Club President Tom Green.

Prescott Blitz #3 Saturday, Feb 4 2017 

Eight Prescott area chess players played 56 chess games, each with only five minutes on special timers. Tom Green, Prescott, topped the field with 10.5 points. He received $60 for 10 wins, 1 draw, and only 3 losses in the Prescott Chess Club Blitz #3.

Green is currently the 42nd best Blitz player in the United States age 65 or older. Henry Ebarb, Prescott, is currently ranked 59th in the U. S. age 65 or older. After this event, Thomas Keenan and David Steeves, both of Prescott, are likely to add their names to the top 100 Blitz players in the U. S. age 65 or older. So, four Prescott chess players are likely to be among the top 100 for their age in the U.S.

Dan Tyler, Prescott, was the 2nd place finisher. He scored 9.5 points and won $30.

Toby Ebarb, Phoenix, was the top Class C player. He finished with 8.5 points and won $25.

Phil Ebarb, Prescott, was the top Class D players with 5 points. He won $25.

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