o Walker beat IM Calvin Blocker in the last round to tie for first and take home $633. This brought Walker’s rating up to the very respectable 2348. Hopefully Walker will make it to the Ohio Chess Congress to win another State Championship for CCL.
o The Bakers, Vincent and Victoria, had a field day at the tournament. Vincent earned $457 for his 1st place tie in the U-2100, Victoria earned $200 for her 2nd place finish in the U-1200 and they won the Mixed Doubles Teams to take home another $600. In total bringing home $1,257. Vincent is now within striking range to qualify for the 2015 World Youth Championships. He will probably need to gain 100 rating points in about the next 8 months.
o Also in the prize money was John Xiang, taking home $200 for a share of the U-1600 class prize, in the U-1800 section
o Complete results can be seen at http://chessevents.com/clevelandopen/
o Members of this weeks 25 club are:
- Alan Zhang +116 1181 Sunday in the Park
- Vincent Baker +105 1950 Cleveland Open
- John Xiang +104 1697 Cleveland Open
- Om Borkar +74 1721 Cleveland Open
- Victoria Baker +65 1160 Cleveland Open
- Jason Wang +47 1944 Cleveland Open
- Evan Huang +43 1696 Cleveland Open