Wednesday, March 18

Last Round of Sacramento Team Championship Tonight

(This photo of the UC Davis Chess Club is posted on their website.)

The Sacramento Chess Club Team Championship wraps up tonight. The scene will be a bit anticlimactic as the UC Davis Knights already clinched first place with a dominating 6-0 match score and 74% of all possible game points. Last week they defeated the Warriors, a team that many thought would compete for top honors, by a convincing 4.5-1.5 margin (Heiserman defeated Ross on board 1). Thanks to this victory, the Knights lead B-Nam by 1.5 match points heading into the final round. Three teams are tied for third place way back at 50%: the above mentioned Warriors, my squad from Elk Grove and the overachieving King Hunters.

TEAM STANDINGS (after round 6)
  1. UC Davis Knights 6.0 MP, 26.5 GP
  2. B-Nam 4.5 MP, 22.5 GP
  3. Warriors 3.0 MP, 20.5 GP
  4. Elk Grove 3.0 MP, 20.0 GP
  5. King Hunters 3.0 MP, 15.5 GP
  6. UC Davis Bishops 2.5 MP, 18.0 GP
  7. Zoka Zoki Academy 1.0 MP, 12.0 GP
  8. Daze Knights 1.0 MP, 8.0 GP
Kudos to the UC Davis Chess Club and the members of the mighty Knights: NM Jimmy Heiserman, club President Zach Han, Rohan Sathe, Anthony Blessing, Erik Friedlander, Marcus Langston, Brian Eller, Ryan Leung and David Whiteneck.

Here are the unofficial board prize standings. I listed all players who have scored at least 3.0 in the first 6 rounds, or are within a point of the leader. To be eligible for the board prize at the end of the tournament, the person must play 60% of the rounds at that board. Boards 1 and 2 are pretty close to being settled, but at least three players have a shot at winning each of the others. Look at board 5: even Mike Parmon has a shot!

BOARD 1
  • 5.5 NM Zoran Lazetich (ZOKA) -- defeated MacFarland, Heiserman and Ross
  • 4.5 NM James MacFarland (BNAM) -- defeated Aigner
  • 4.5 NM Michael Aigner (EG) -- defeated Heiserman and Ross
  • 3.5 NM Jimmy Heiserman (UCD-N) -- defeated Ross
BOARD 2
  • 5.5 John Cohen (UCD-B)
  • 3.0 Alonzo McCaulley (WAR)
  • 3.0 Zach Han (UCD-N)
BOARD 3
  • 4.5 Kevin Dooley (KING)
  • 4.0 Joe Birt (WAR)
  • 4.0 Romeo Pilar (EG)
  • 3.0 Dalton Peterson (BNAM) -- 3 games on board 3 and 3 games on board 4
BOARD 4
  • 4.5 Erik Friedlander (UCD-N)
  • 4.5 Brady Hill (KING)
  • 4.0 Nebojsa Gvozden (BNAM)
  • 4.0 Bob Baker (WAR)
  • 3.0 Robert Russo (EG)
BOARD 5
  • 3.5 Everett Penn (WAR)
  • 3.5 Michael Parmon (KING)
  • 3.0 Brian Eller (UCD-N)
  • 2.5 Marcus Langston (UCD-N)
BOARD 6
  • 4.5 Ryan Leung (UCD-N) -- 3 games on board 6, 2 on board 5 and 1 on board 4
  • 4.5 Donald Dixon (EG)
  • 4.0 Joel Iniquez-Aguiar (BNAM)
  • 3.0 Justin Garvin (WAR)

1 comment:

DodgerMike said...

Mike Parmon has a shot???? The apocolypse is truely upon us :-)