Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Southern California Open

The 30th Annual Southern Cal Open, held at the Pasadena Hilton August 30-Speptemebr 1, hada good turnout of 147. Tying for first in the Open section were GM Melikset Khachiyan, IMs Enrico Sevillano and Andanik Matikozyan, and Tatev Abrhamyan, all with 5-1. Sevillano took the title and trophy on tiebreak, giving him two championship trophies in two weeks. In the Amateur (U1800) section, Gonzalo Alejandro Roberts Cervantes (the tall one in the photo) and Jeffrey Ding tied for first, with Cervantes winning the trophy. The Sunday SCO Scholastics drew 117, with Sean Manross winning the Open and Arissa Torres the Reserve. Click here for complete standings of all sections. The new Pasadena site was well-received, and we hope to return there again soon.


kpchessman said...

Great tournament great site. Thank you for your assistance in answering my questions on various tournament direction issues. --KJP

Rick.Aeria said...

I would like to congratulate IM Enrico Sevillano on a tremendous performance this summer. Winning the U.S. Open on tie-breaks then the Southern California Invitational on tie-breaks and now the Southern California Open, again on tie-breaks.

Enrico Sevillano is a phenomenal natural talent and someday I would like to see this gifted master get the grandmaster title he so richly deserves.

kpchessman said...

I agree. We are very fortunate that he is in our club, the Bakersfield Chess Club. You can read about IM Sevillano and others at www.bakersfieldchessclub.com and learn about future tournaments in the San Joaquin Valley!