FM Nick Raptis and Michael Cambareri (4.5) shared top honors in this year’s 27th Dave Collyer Memorial tournament and split the first and second prizes. A record 75 players participated in this year’s event.
There were seven players tied for third place at 4.0, including IM John Donaldson. The other 4.0 scores won their respective class prizes: Mark Erickson was the top Expert, Garret Casey and Wilton Strickland claimed the class A prizes, and Steve Fabian, Jonathan Geyman, and Jeremy Younker topped the class B category.
Class C saw three players score 2.5 to share the class prizes: Ted Baker, Jerrold Richards, and Murray Strong. Lily Den (3.5) was tops in class D, while her sister Grace and Alex Rosenkrantz shared the second class prize with scores of 2.5. The class E/unrated category was won by Griffin Herr (3.0), while Daniel Joshi (2.5) took second.
The Jim Waugh biggest upset prizes were both earned in the first round — as most of these prizes typically are. Missoula, Montana’s Daniel Carlino scored an 806 point upset to take the top prize, while veteran Jeff Hazen celebrated his return to chess by grabbing the second prize with a 506 point upset — a pretty good way to shake off the rust!
The complete story on this event, along with the cross table links, is posted on our Collyer Memorial page.