Congratulations to the winners at our latest tourney! Daniel Sajkowski from Torch Lake won the Open Section, and Gavin Roupe from Mount Pleasant won the Reserve Section at the Traverse City Challenge V held on Saturday, May 16 at the Grand Traverse Mall. These are Dan’s and Gavin’s first wins at our tournament series and I’m sure we will be seeing a lot more of them in the future!
Complete list of section winners:
1st: Daniel Sajkowski, 2.5 ($50)
2nd + U1900: Sam Bridle, 2.0 ($25)
2nd + U1900: I.C. Matias, 2.0 ($25)
1st: Gavin Roupe, 2.5 ($50)
2nd: Kyle Yee, 2.0 ($27.50)
U1300: Brady Cramer, 1.5 ($22.50)
We’re taking the summer off, but our next tournament is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, September 19. Details on the Tournament tab of our main website, www.cherrychess.com
I recently moved to Traverse City from North Carolina, where I had been active as a chessplayer and a USCF tournament director. A longtime tournament veteran, I've been chasing the Expert title which I finally achieved in mid-2014.