Kindred’s Special: Marchand Open Draws 132!

The 30th Marchand Open drew 132 players to brave snowstorms and chilling temperatures. Once again St. John Fisher College played host to this annual event held over the weekend of March 8th and 9th. This annual affair sponsored by The Rochester Chess Center and this year’s guaranteed prize fund of $5375 had 50 Grand Prix Points for players to vie for.

Open Section: GM Eugene Perelshteyn and Thomas Bartell shared lst/2nd prizes of $1000/550 = $775.00 each, both scoring 4.5 points. Nipping at their heels to finish with a great effort with 4 points were: Mark Paragua and Thomas Riccardi whose effort was rewarded sharing $300/175 for 3/4 places with $237.50 each.

U2200 Section winners were: lst $300 Ben Dean Kawamura who axed out a nice 3.5 with Carl Ademec, Victor Levine and Eddie Mark sharing $175 2nd prize in close pursuit with 3 points.

Under 2000 Section winners were: Stephen Dygert and Bob Shad who tied for lst/2nd $475 each earning $237.50.

Under 1800 Section winners were: lst/2nd place tie with Glenn Westcott and Mark Johnson sharing $590 to earn $295 each after turning in a sizzling score of 4.5! On their heels were John Mannic and Thomas Warner who shared the 3rd prize of $130, each awarded $65 for an excellent 4 point total.

Under 1600 Section: $380 was split by two sharing top honors, John-John Lambropoulos and Peter Panther Agok each taking away $190 by their nice 3 points totals.

Under 1400 Section: Daniel Johnston repeated again taking top honors with 5 points and $240. Glenn Conlin and Jack Oleksyn blasted through with 4 points each to share 2nd/3rd place $160/100 ($260) earning $130 each.

Under 1200 Section: Cash winners were Brian Barnum 4 points, Matt Slomski 3.5 points, Nolan Henrie and Rob Wagner with 3 points.

Under 1000 Section: lst and $150 to Eric Stahl with 4.5 ; 2nd/3rd with 4 points and $92.50 each went to Marcus Elia and David Markakis; 4th place tied were Dustin Zhu and Meghesh Pansari taking away 3.5 and earning $20 each.

Under 800 Section: Ryan McIntosh took lst place earning $85 and 2nd/3rd tie went to Connor Wagner and William Kodeski who each took home $45 and 3.5 point total.

 Excellent food was available from the cafeteria offered by the college during the event.

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6 Responses to “Kindred’s Special: Marchand Open Draws 132!”

  1. kindredspiritks Says:

    The 33rd Marchand Open took place over March 12-13, 2011 but I did not have time to provide information on it due to illness. Sorry about that.

  2. kindredspiritks Says:

    33rd Marchand Open is one of the longest running annual tournaments in the Rochester, NY area run by the Rochester Chess Center. This event was held over March 12-13 with a prize fund of $10,750 guaranteed and with 120 Grand Prix Points.

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