Congratulations to our new 2010 champion, Ian Mackay, who won clear first with 5.5/6 games and $500. This is the first year for the Langley Chess Club Labour Day Tournament to be a qualifier for the BC Closed Championship. The organizer for the BC Closed, Stephen Wright, was on hand to congratulate and invite Ian to the 2010 BC Closed Championship, which will be held on the Thanksgiving Day Long weekend in Victoria, BC.
Congratulations also to Mayo Fuetebella, Louis Cheng, Jofrel Landingin, and Loren Laceste, who all tied for 2nd place with 4.5/6 games and each winning $275.
Jason Cao (3.5/6 games) won the U1500 section prize ($150) and Joshua Doknjas won the Biggest Upset prize ($50) beating a player rated 522 points higher.
Among the forty-four chess players who came out to this year’s event were some of BC’s top junior players, including four players, Joshua Doknjas, John Doknjas, Jason Cao, and Tanraj Sohal, who will be representing Canada and competing in the 2010 World Youth Chess Championship being held in Greece this October.
The majority of players came from the Lower Mainland; but, we were pleased to welcome players coming from a variety of areas including Victoria, Seattle, and the Philippines.
Thank you to the Langley Chess Club members and volunteers for making this event possible each year:
Tournament Director: Brian Davidson (not an easy task to TD and play at the same time!)
Organizer: Hugh Long
Pairings/Standings/Game Recorder: Lara Lo
Webmaster/Tournament Promoter: Savvas Kyriakides
Set up/Clean up Crew: Michael Lo, Brian Davidson, Victoria Jung-Doknjas, Brian Sullivan, and Peter Yee.
2010 Langley Chess Club Open Winner Ian Mackay (left)
with Langley Chess Club President Hugh Long
2010 Langley Chess Club Open four way tie for 2nd place: (from left) Loren Laceste, Louis Cheng, Jofrel Landingin, Mayo Fuentebella with Langley Chess Club President Hugh Long