is proud to announce


The Asheboro Open XIV




 Total Players:         32

 Total Prizes:      $690.00

 Cross table:       USCF Crosstable 


 PHOTOS:           The Asheboro Open I

                             The Asheboro Open II

                             The Asheboro Open III

                             The Asheboro Open IV

                             The Asheboro Open V

                             The Asheboro Open VI

                             The Asheboro Open VII

                             The Asheboro Open VIII

                             The Asheboro Open IX

                             The Asheboro Open X

                             The Asheboro Open XI

                             The Asheboro Open XII

                             The Asheboro Open XIII

                             The Asheboro Open XIV


Section Winners:


Championship (Open; 1700-UP):   
1st:            Van Alan Patrick, Jr.                                   $140.00
2nd:            Henry Mattison                                          $  65.00
Class:          Matthew Greene                                        $  25.00

Candidates (1699-1450):

1st:             Burnice Bullock                                            $140.00
2nd:            Mark Stout, Stephen Styers, David High       $  65.00
Class:          Combined with 2nd                                      $  25.00

Club (1449-Below):

1st:              Eric Noden, Andrew Dejong                        $140.00
2nd:            Combined with 1st                                        $  65.00
Class:          Zachary High                                                $  25.00



Some Thoughts on The Asheboro Open XIV

from William "Tom" Hales, Organizer & Chief TD


July 2006 turned out to be one of our stronger turnouts recently.  I want to thank everyone who participated,

and made this a true BIG TOURNAMENT experience!


Thirty two players (one representing each Chess Piece!!) gathered for a day of friendly competition.  This included "first timers" Henry Mattison, Dr. Joseph Graves, Gary Morris, Burnice Bullock, Theresa Williams, Michael Clay, Renato Jesalva, Elijah Jesalva, Ashley Brackins, and Beatrice Dlesk.  We hope you all enjoyed the tournament,

and will return soon!  A special mention must be made:  We want to welcome former NC Women's Champion Theresa Williams back to active competition.  It's good to have you back!      


In the Championship Section, former NC Champion Alan Patrick dominated the field with his perfect 3-0 score. 

We appreciate his participation--players of his caliber certainly add status to our tournament.  Russian born Henry Mattison was undefeated and earned clear 2nd was his 2.5 score.  Matthew "Chess Machine" Greene earned

13 rating points and the class prize with an impressive 1.5 final score.  Congratulations winners!


The Candidate's Section was smaller, but it made for good pairings.  TAO newbie Burnice Bullock showed he

is no chess newbie:  his smoking 3-0 shutout earned him 1st place, 35 rating points, and a spot in the Championship Section at USCF 1701!  Asheboro's own Mark Stout shared 2nd with Stephen Styers and David High at 2.0 points

each.  Applause!! 


The Club Section was indeed a perfect fit for future chess stars Eric Noden and Andrew Dejong.  The two young players tied for 1st in the best way possible:  by fighting each other to a draw.  We want players of all strengths to feel welcome in Asheboro--and we appreciate your participation!  Zachary High earned the class prize with a solid 2.0 result.  NICE work! 


I was elated that we had enough players for three sections this month.  This allowed us to follow our preferred format, with three sections.  We have the facilities to easily accommodate 30-40 players, and by utilizing our skittles room, we could handle significantly more.  This month we played in the skittles area due to a fire in our main

playing area.  I was not completely satisfied with this solution, but we got by just fine and got free coffee to boot.


I encourage chess players to support their local tournaments.  When North Carolina Chess thrives, we all win with bigger and better tournament experiences.  We appreciate all of you who support this and other tournaments. 

Help us reach the huge reservoir of NC Chess talent that is inactive.  This will lead to outstanding monthly tournaments on a consistent basis.


I want to thank everyone who helped make The Asheboro Open XIV a success:  John Davis, who always helps out

with setup, and Assistant TD Mark Stout, who came in early to help with final preparations.  Most of all, I want

to thank YOU, the chess players of North Carolina, for your continued patronage.  We will keep working hard to

earn your business.


The Asheboro Open XV is August 12th!  Summer's here, and the time is right...for CHESS!!




William "Tom" Hales, Chief TD

The Asheboro Open


Asheboro Chess Club subscribes to the "Activity Means Members" philosophy of the

US Chess Federation.  Rated chess attracts new members, and helps regain those who have

lapsed.  We want to thank everyone who participated, and we encourage you to support other

tournaments and clubs in the area:   




Asheboro Chess Club meets Tuesdays from 6:00pm until 10:00pm

at the W.H. Moring Arts Center, 125 Sunset St, Asheboro, NC 27203

Enter parking lot at Bicentennial Park, turn left, and we are right next

to First National Bank.  Look for sign 125 Meeting Room.


We are USCF affiliates, and sponsor a variety of rated events.

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