is proud to announce


The Asheboro Open XXIII




 Total Players:     16 

 Total Prizes:      $320

 Cross table:       USCF Crosstable 


 PHOTOS:           The Asheboro Open XXIII

                             The Asheboro Open XXII

                             The Asheboro Open XXI

                             The Asheboro Open XX

                             The Asheboro Open XIX

                             The Asheboro Open XVIII





                                                Section Winners:


Championship (Open; 1600-UP):   
1st:            Joshua David Jodrey  (3.0)                                                        $ 100.00
2nd:           Joshua Taylor, Lev Zilberter (2.0)                                              $   60.00 each
Class:        Combined with 2nd                                                                     ---------

Candidates (UNR-1599):

1st:             Jonathan McNeill  (3.0)                                                              $100.00
2nd:            Ben Blach, Bryan Metoyer, Ben Zhang (2.0)                               $  20.00 each                                     
Class:         Combined with 2nd                                                                     ----------

Some Thoughts on The Asheboro Open XXIII

from William "Tom" Hales, Organizer & Chief TD


Attendance was down from March (perhaps due to some unfortunate conflicts).  At 16 players,

we had the same number from April 2006.  I am still optimistic about this year's turnout, though.

If chess has taught me anything, it is that you can't expect to win every time.  Consistency is the

key, along with continual improvement.  Asheboro continues to make the grade.


My apologies for getting this out so late.  I had a car accident on March 29th, and I have been

playing catch up since!  So I will make this month's commentary a bit shorter.


I can't neglect welcoming several newcomers to Asheboro:  Russian Lev Zilberter and his son

Vladamir Zilberter, Professor Stephen Maynard, and Scholastic hopeful Ben Zhang

One of the things that keeps The Asheboro Open exciting is a constant influx of new chess talent. 

Thanks for including us in your plans!


Congratulations to all winners--you deserve a better tribute than I am penning this month.  You are

the vanguard of North Carolina chess, and your participation is the key to our success.  Thanks! 


There is some quite interesting VIDEO in our multimedia lineup this month.  While I am certainly no

Stephen Spielberg, it is my hope that you will find the videos fun and entertaining.  My goal is to enhance

your tournament experience.  As with my photo taking, I strive to remain merely a fly on the wall.  I am

careful to be a tournament director first, and a producer a distant second.  I welcome your feedback! 

Catch this month's videos here:    The Asheboro Open Video Library         


I will need a bit more time to update the Tournament Games SectionI appreciate your patience!


The Asheboro Open XXIV is May 12th!  Now is the time to make those chess memories that will last a

lifetime.  Come be a part of it all at TAO XXIV!




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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