Sunday, October 20, 2013

McKinney Once Again Makes "Quick" Work of the Competition

Congratulations to Chris McKinney who took first place in ORCA's 2013 Fall "Quick Chess" Tournament in Mequon.  Chris scored 4.5 points out of 5 to lead the pack.  Joe Hernandez was a close second with 4.0 points.   The G/15, d3 time control gave rise to many exciting games, including one that was finished by the winner making a series of rapid-fire moves, each within the 3-second delay to avoid a loss on time.  The games were USCF Quick-Rated.

Three players (Peter Joachim, Wade Brooks, Jordan Beck) each earned a U1700 book prize.

Kudos to four players who tied for the top score in the Reserve (U1500) group: James Rockley, Al Buschmann, Tom Hudson and Steve Etzel. 

Complete results can be found here:

Thanks to those who donated their cash prizes to ORCA.

1 comment:

  1. Great event. I plan to play more ORCA events in the future. Congrats to Joe for his stalwart defense and in our final round game and for taking clear 2nd against a tough field.