A total of 34 players braved the snowy weather on December 14 to compete in the 17th Joe Feider Memorial in Random Lake, Wisconsin. The format was a 4-round Swiss System with a G/25, d5 time control. Entry was free to all participants.
Past winner Stephan Desmoulin led the pack with a perfect 4-0 score to take first place in the Open section. Mitchell Beine took second on tiebreak with a 3-1 score. Also scoring 3-1 were Wade Brooks and Steve Etzel. Joe Hetzel was the top-scoring Senior.
In the Scholastic section, Alexander Jentsch took first with 4-0 and three players were tied for second with 3-1.
Complete results can be found at: http://orcachess.org/tournaments/TourneyReport.php?EID=131214001
Once again, Tom Hudson did an excellent job as Tournament Director. Trophies were awarded to the winners and other prizes were awarded by random drawing. As the saying goes, "A good time was had by all."
Next year's tournament is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, December 13, 2014. Watch our tournaments page for details.
Our next USCF tournament is scheduled for Saturday, January 18, 2014. Flyer
|Trophies (foreground) and permanent plaque/trophy (background).|
|Open winner Stephan Desmoulin (left) and TD Tom Hudson.|
|Scholastic 2nd place winner Jerome Wood, Jr. (left).|
|Scholastic section winner Alexander Jentsch.|
|Senior high-scorer Joe Hetzel.|
|Open section 2nd Place - Mitchell Beine.|
|Al Buschmann (left) and Paul Bevans battle in an intense ending in Round 4.|
|Round 4 Action|
|Round 3 - Open Section|
|Round 2 - Scholastic and Open Section|
|Round 2 - Open Section|
|Round 2 - Open and Scholastic|