Champions (from left): FM Dave Sprenkle, Joe Revnell, Dan Sajkowski.
After a ten-month hiatus, tournament chess returned to Traverse City with the Traverse City Challenge XI held on Saturday, June 10.
In the Open section, FM Dave Sprenkle and Dan Sajkowski shared first place, while Joe Revnell won first place in the Reserve Section. In all, fourteen players competed. I’d also like to give special recognition to our newcomers playing in their first TC tourney: Adam Masek, James Kleshinski, Dale Shalifoe, and David French. We hope to see you again at a future Cherry Chess tournament!
Congratulations to all of our prize winners:
- Open Section
- 1st-2nd: FM Dave Sprenkle, Dan Sajkowski (2.5, $66.50 each)
- Top U1900: James Kleshinski (1.5, $33.50)
- Reserve Section
- 1st: Joe Revnell (3.0, $50)
- 2nd: Sam Vorhauer (2.0, $30)
- Top U1300: David French (1.0, $20)
Youth vs. Experience: James Kleshinski (left) faces off with Dan Sajkowski.
Adam Masek (right) ponders the board in his game against Dave Sprenkle.