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.