Dave Sprenkle and Alex Bemben Both Repeat as Champs at TC Challenge #3

Local FM Dave Sprenkle scored a perfect 3-0 to win first place in the Open section at the TC Challenge #3 held on January 31, 2015 at the Grand Traverse Mall.  With this victory, Dave becomes our first repeat champion in the Open section.

Meanwhile in the Reserve Section, the “Prodigy of Petoskey” Alex Bemben also scored a perfect 3-0 to win first place, extending his winning streak to 10 straight games in Traverse City tournaments.  For Alex this is a three-peat.  And at this rate it won’t be long before Alex “graduates” to the Open section!

Complete list of winners:

Open Section:

  • 1st:  David Sprenkle, 3.0 ($70)
  • 2nd:  Dennis Bailey, 2.0 ($31.50)
  • U1900:  Robert Bemben, 2.5 ($38.50)

Reserve Section:

  • 1st:  Alexander Bemben, 3.0 ($70)
  • 2nd+U1300:  Christian Duran, Brady Cramer, Bruce Hooper 2.0 (each $23.35)
From left: FM David Sprenkle and Alexander Bemben.



Here is the Round 1 game between Dennis Bailey and Dave Sprenkle.  A very tricky tactical game.

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