The Asheboro Open 41

 Asheboro's Grand Re-Opening Draws 44 of North Carolina's Best.


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Championship Convergence: NC Chess Masterminds NM Chris Mabe (L) and FM Andrey Chumachenko enter the ring in round two.

More Master Mayhem: FM Ron Simpson (L) called his match with NM Craig Jones a "comedy of errors" which eventually ended in a draw.

Power Chess: Charlotte's Gary Newsom (L) squares off with the always dangerous Jacob Parrish in round two.

Scholastic Skirmish: Robert Jackson (L) and Anish Kottu fought to a second round draw.

Going to the Mat: Matthew Harlow (R) and Anish Shaw chess wrestle in round two.

Back in Business: Kenny Felder (L) returns to chess after twelve years! Ian Haigler was his second round opponent.

Calm, Cool, Collected...That's Greensboro's Michael Clay (L) in his second round match with Elliot Fus.

A Squeaker: Scholastic Wizard JJ Lang (R) lost on time in a dramatic match with Mike Eberhardinger in round two.

Bad To The Bone: But two of the nicest men you will meet. Greensboro players Lt. Col Ambrous Jacobs (L) and Dr. Joe Graves slug it out in round two.

Unbeatable: Fayetteville's Larry Williams (R) holds scholastic sharpshooter Elliot Cartee to a draw in round two.

Future Polgar Princess? Don't count her out! Indira Puri (L) fought tough Kevin Chen to a second round draw.

Seasoned Veteran Paul King (L) locks horns with scholastic superstar Andrew Dejong in round two.

Ratings Bonanza: Provisonally rated Cranford Crenshaw (L) and Marc Roach match wits in round two.

Made in the Shade: Josh Taylor (R) puts the chill on second round opponent John Retarides.

Welcome to Asheboro! Richard Stancil (L) made his debut in Asheboro this month. John "Jack" Brooks was his second round opponent.

Peter The Great: Scholastic Power Player Peter Giannatos handed Dennis Stearns his only loss of the tournament.