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CCSN Spring Open, March 13-14, 1999

(Sponsored by the Southern Nevada Chess Club, directed by Ken Sims)

Mason and Sevandal win

Well, in the third of the six Southern Nevada Grand Prix tournaments, 7 players showed up and again with such a small turnout, a two-day five round tournament seemed remote so the players got their entry fee back and a 4 round G/29 quickplay was held. Rogelio Sevandal needed only three games to get his established regular rating and he was adamant that he be allowed to play at a regular rating, which was only the difference of one minute on the clock. So four players volunteered to play at G/30. This proved pairing wise to be an herculean effort for our tournament director, but he is GOOD and he prevailed by separating the G/29 from the G/30 matches. This made for some very interesting pairings. Scott Mason (2008) and Joe Higler (1690) were the new players making their debut. Glen Buckendorf (1859) traveled from Idaho on a chess and bridge tour before the National Open. Ken Sims (1458) played as well to even out the field. Sims, Francisco Vela, Higler, and John Trivett volunteered for G/30 series for Sendaval.
Note from Ken Sims: My thanks to those who put their Regular Ratings on the line for the G/30 games!

In round one, Jim Winberg (1690) upset Mason, Francisco Vela (1569) held John Trivett (1907) to a draw, who was to suffer from clock problems, and Ken Sims won a piece and the game from Buckendorf.

In round two, Sendaval blew away Trivett's futile sacrifical attack. Sims, Higler, and Winberg move to 1.5/2

In round three, Sims outplayed Sendaval completely and was winning hands down but was swindled and mated. Vela drew Buckendorf and Higler won to share the lead with Sevandal at 2.5/3.

In round four, Mason came back from his first round loss to score 3/4 by defeating Higler. Vela held a draw versus Sevandal in a game filled with some blunders, resourcefulness and tactics. Sims played such simple chess and had a won position right out of the opening against Trivett, but again, resourceful play brought about a draw. Winberg beat Buckendorf.

Scores: Mason and Sevandal 3/4, Higler and Winberg 2.5/4, Sims 2/4, Vela 1.5/4, Trivett 1/4, Buckendorf .5/4.

I would like to thank and tip my hat to Ken Sims for providing me with a crosstable and standings even before I completed the drive home from the tournament and for directing and playing! And a thank you to those who kept score of their games since this is an optional requirement in quickplay. My apologies for any errors.


Report by John Trivett

Due to the low turnout, the tournament was changed to a one day 4SS Quick Chess tournament, Game/29.
The ratings listed are Quick Chess ratings where available, Regular ratings as noted.
Games where Rogelio Sevandal is a player were played as Game/30, for Regular ratings.
                          Cross Table           Actual Ratings
                                               Quick    Regular
#   Name / Rating     Rd 1  Rd 2  Rd 3  Rd 4  Pre/Post  Pre/Post
1   Scott Mason       W5    B3    W2    B4    2010
    2008              0.0   1.0   2.0   3.0       2008
2   John Trivett      B6    W8    B1    B7    1781      1830
    1907              0.5   0.5   0.5   1.0       1765      1814
3   Glen Buckendorf   W7    W1    B6    W5    1859
    1859              0.0   0.0   0.5   0.5       1818
4   Joe Higler        B8    W6    B5    W1    1690      1746
    1690              0.5   1.5   2.5   2.5       1705      1750
5   Jim Winberg       B1    W7    W4    B3    1749/13
    1680 (Reg)        1.0   1.5   1.5   2.5       1774/17
6   Francisco Vela    W2    B4    W3    B8    1575/10   1575
    1569 (Reg)        0.5   0.5   1.0   1.5       1591/13   1585
7   Ken Sims          B3    B5    W8    W2    1458      1543
    1458              1.0   1.5   1.5   2.0       1488      1538
8   Rogelio Sevandal  W4    B2    B7    W6              1828/10
    unr.              0.5   1.5   2.5   3.0                 1841/14


#   Name              Rtng   Rd 1  Rd 2  Rd 3  Rd 4  Total
1   Scott Mason       2008   L4    W8    W7    W3     3.0
2   Rogelio Sevandal  unr.   D3    W7    W5    D6     3.0
3   Joe Higler        1690   D2    W6    W4    L1     2.5
4   Jim Winberg       1680   W1    D5    L3    W8     2.5
5   Ken Sims          1458   W8    D4    L2    D7     2.0
6   Francisco Vela    1569   D7    L3    D8    D2     1.5
7   John Trivett      1907   D6    L2    L1    D5     1.0
8   Glen Buckendorf   1859   L5    L1    D6    L4     0.5

Information provided by Ken Sims


1 D18
Vela, Francisco (C) - Trivett, John (A) ()
1999, Spring Open G/29
1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 d5 3.c4 c6 4.Nc3 d:c4 5.a4 Bf5 6.e3 e6 7.B:c4 Nbd7 
8.Qe2 Be7 9.e4 Bg6 10.O-O O-O 11.Bf4 Re8 12.h3 h6 13.Rfd1 Bb4 14.a5 
B:c3 15.b:c3 N:e4 16.Qe3 Nef6 17.Bd6 Nd5 18.Qd2 N7f6 19.Bb4 N:b4 
20.c:b4 a6 21.Ne5 Bh7 22.Qf4 Qe7 23.Rab1 B:b1 24.R:b1 Nd7 25.Nd3 Rad8 
26.Re1 Qf6 27.Qe3 Nf8 28.Ne5 Nd7 29.Nf3 Nf8 30.Ne5 Nd7   1/2

2 C45
Buckendorf, Glen (A) - Sims, Ken (C) ()
1999, Spring Open G/29
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 e:d4 4.N:d4 Be7 5.Bd3 N:d4 6.O-O d6 7.Be3 Bf6 
8.c3 Nc6 9.Nd2 Be6 10.Qc2 Ne5 11.Bb5+ c6 12.Ba4 b5 13.Bb3 B:b3 14.a:b3
a6 15.h3 Ne7 16.Rad1 O-O 17.f4 N5g6 18.Nf3 Qc7 19.Qf2 Rad8 20.Bb6 Qb8 
21.B:d8 R:d8 22.g4 N:f4 23.Qh2 Be5 24.Nd4 Ne6 25.Qf2 B:d4 26.c:d4 Rf8 
27.d5 Ng5 28.Qe3 h6 29.h4 Nh7 30.Qf4 Ng6 31.Qg3 Ne5 32.d:c6 Qb6+ 
33.Kh2 Q:c6 34.Rd5 Qc2+ 35.Rf2 Q:e4 36.Rfd2 N:g4+ 37.Kh3 Qh1+ 38.K:g4 
Nf6+ 39.Kf5 N:d5 40.Q:d6 Qf1+ 41.Ke4 Qe1+ 42.K:d5 Q:d2+   0:1

3 A28
Sevandal, Rogerlio (U) - Higler, Joe (B) ()
1999, Spring Open G/30
1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 Nc6 3.Nc3 e5 4.d4 e:d4 5.N:d4 Bb4 6.Qd3 O-O 7.Bg5 Ne5 
8.Qc2 N:c4 9.O-O-O B:c3 10.Q:c3 d5 11.f3 c5 12.Nb3 Qb6 13.e4 N:b2 
14.Q:b2 d:e4 15.B:f6 g:f6 16.f:e4 Bg4 17.Rd5 c4 18.Nd4 Q:b2+ 19.K:b2 
Rac8 20.Kc3 Be6 21.Rd6 a6 22.a4 Rfe8 23.Be2 Rc5 24.Rb1 Re7 25.g4 Re5 
26.Bf3 Kg7 27.Nc2 b5 28.a:b5 a:b5 29.Rg1 Ra7 30.h4 Ra4 31.g5 f:g5 
32.R:g5+ R:g5 33.h:g5 Kg6 34.Rb6 K:g5 35.R:b5+ Kf4 36.Bh5 K:e4 37.Rb7 
Ra5 38.B:f7 B:f7 39.R:f7 h5 40.Kb4 Rg5 41.K:c4 h4 42.Rh7 Rg4 43.Nb4 
Kf3+ 44.Kc3 R:b4 45.K:b4 Kg3   1/2

4 C30
Winberg, Jim (B) - Sims, Ken (C) ()
1999, Spring Open G/29
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.f4 d6 4.f:e5 d:e5 5.Nf3 Nc6 6.Bc4 Bg4 7.d3 Nd4 
8.B:f7+ Ke7 9.Bc4 c6 10.h3 B:f3 11.g:f3 b5 12.Bb3 a5 13.a3 N:b3 
14.c:b3 Kf7 15.Qe2 Bc5 16.Be3 B:e3 17.Q:e3 Rf8 18.O-O-O Qd4 19.Qe2 b4 
20.a4 b:c3 21.b:c3 Q:c3+ 22.Qc2 Q:c2+ 23.K:c2 Rfd8 24.Rhg1 Rd4 25.Rgf1
Rad8 26.f4 e:f4 27.R:f4 Ke6 28.Rf5 N:e4 29.R:a5 Nf2 30.Re1+ Kd6 31.Re3
N:d3 32.R:d3 R:d3 33.K:d3 Kc7+ 34.Kc4 Kb6 35.Rc5 Rd6 36.Rg5 g6 37.h4 
Rf6 38.Rg4 h5 39.Re4 Rf5 40.b4 g5 41.h:g5 R:g5 42.Kd3 Rg4 43.R:g4 h:g4
44.Ke3 c5 45.b:c5+ K:c5   1/2

5 B98
Trivett, John (A) - Sevandal, Rogerlio (U) ()
1999, Spring Open G/30
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 c:d4 4.N:d4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bg5 e6 7.f4 Be7 8.Qf3
Nc6 9.N:c6 b:c6 10.O-O-O d5 11.e:d5 c:d5 12.f5 O-O 13.Bd3 Rb8 14.B:f6 
B:f6 15.f:e6 B:e6 16.N:d5 B:b2+ 17.Kb1 B:d5 18.B:h7+ K:h7 19.R:d5 Qc7 
20.Rf1 Rfc8 21.Rh5+ Kg8 22.Qd3 Be5+ 23.Kc1 Bf4+ 24.Kd1 Rb1+ 25.Ke2 
Re8+ 26.Kf2 R:f1+ 27.K:f1 Bh6   0:1

6 C13
Higler, Joe (B) - Vela, Francisco (C) ()
1999, Spring Open G/29
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Be7 5.e5 Nfd7 6.h4 B:g5 7.h:g5 Q:g5 
8.Nh3 Qe7 9.Qg4 f5 10.Qf4 b6 11.O-O-O Ba6 12.B:a6 N:a6 13.Nb5 h6 
14.Ng5 Nf8 15.Qd2 Ng6 16.Kb1 h:g5 17.R:h8+ N:h8 18.c4 Nf7 19.c:d5 e:d5
20.Qc2 Nd8 21.Q:f5 Ne6 22.Rh1 Kd7 23.Qc2 Nb4 24.Qc3 a6 25.Nd6 N:a2 
26.K:a2 c:d6 27.Rc1 Ke8 28.Qc6+ Kf7 29.Q:a8 N:d4 30.Q:d5+ Ne6 31.e:d6 
Qd7 32.Rc7   1:0

7 B34
Sims, Ken (C) - Sevandal, Rogerlio (U) ()
1999, Spring Open G/30
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 c:d4 4.N:d4 g6 5.N:c6 b:c6 6.Bd2 Bg7 7.Bc3 Nf6 
8.Nd2 O-O 9.Bd3 d6 10.O-O Bb7 11.Re1 e5 12.Nf3 a5 13.Qe2 Nh5 14.Bd2 
Qe8 15.Bg5 Kh8 16.Rad1 h6 17.Bc1 f5 18.b3 f4 19.Ba3 Rd8 20.Ba6 Ba8 
21.B:d6 Rf7 22.Bc4 Rfd7 23.Bc5 Rb8 24.R:d7 Q:d7 25.Rd1 Qe8 26.a4 Bf6 
27.Rd3 Ng7 28.Qd2 Ne6 29.B:e6 Q:e6 30.Q:a5 g5 31.Qa7 Re8 32.Rd6 Qe7 
33.R:c6 Rd8 34.Q:a8 Kh7 35.Qa5 Rd1+ 36.Ne1 Qd8 37.Q:d8 R:e1#   0:1

8 C88
Mason, Scott (X) - Trivett, John (A) ()
1999, Spring Open G/29
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 O-O 8.a4
Rb8 9.d4 d5 10.d:e5 N:e4 11.B:d5 N:f2 12.K:f2 Bc5+ 13.Be3 Nd4 14.B:d4 
Q:d5 15.Nc3 B:d4+ 16.Q:d4 Qb7 17.a:b5 Bg4   1:0

9 D12
Vela, Francisco (C) - Buckendorf, Glen (A) ()
1999, Spring Open G/29
1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 Bf5 5.e3 e6 6.a3 Nbd7 7.b4 d:c4 8.B:c4
Bd6 9.Ne2 O-O 10.Bb2 Re8 11.Ne5 B:e5 12.d:e5 Ng4 13.O-O Nd:e5 14.Qb3 
N:c4 15.Q:c4 Qd5 16.Qc3 e5 17.Ng3 Bg6 18.Rad1 Qe6 19.h3 Nf6 20.Rd2 
Rad8 21.Rfd1 Nd5 22.Qc5 b6 23.Qc4 Qc8 24.Qc1 Rd7 25.e4 Nf6 26.R:d7 
N:d7 27.Rd6 c5 28.Qd2 Nf6 29.f3 c:b4 30.a:b4 Nh5 31.N:h5 B:h5 32.B:e5 
f6 33.Bg3 Bf7 34.Rd7 a6 35.Rc7 Qd8 36.Rd7 Qc8 37.Rc7 Qe6 38.Rd7   1/2

10 A06
Sevandal, Rogerlio (U) - Vela, Francisco (C) ()
1999, Spring Open G/30
1.Nf3 d5 2.e3 Nf6 3.c4 d:c4 4.B:c4 Bf5 5.d4 c6 6.O-O e6 7.Nbd2 Bd6 
8.h3 Nbd7 9.a3 Nb6 10.Ba2 Qc7 11.Re1 Ne4 12.N:e4 B:e4 13.Nd2 Bd5 14.b3
e5 15.Bb2 e4 16.Nc4 O-O-O 17.N:d6+ Q:d6 18.Qg4+ Kb8 19.Rec1 Qg6 
20.Qf4+ Rd6 21.Bc3 Ka8 22.Ba5 Qe6 23.B:b6 a:b6 24.Bb1 Rg8 25.b4 h5 
26.Qg5 Qc8 27.b5 Rg6 28.Qh4 Rh8 29.Kh1 Rf6 30.B:e4 g5 31.Q:g5 B:e4 
32.Rc4 Rg6 33.Ra4+ Kb8 34.Qe5+ Qc7 35.Ra8+ K:a8 36.Q:c7 B:g2+ 37.Kh2 
Bd5 38.Rg1 Rhg8 39.Rg3 h4 40.R:g6 R:g6 41.Q:b6 Rg2+   1/2

11 C69
Sims, Ken (C) - Trivett, John (A) ()
1999, Spring Open G/29
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.B:c6 d:c6 5.O-O Bg4 6.d3 Bc5 7.Re1 f6 
8.Be3 B:e3 9.R:e3 Qd7 10.Qd2 O-O-O 11.Qa5 Ne7 12.Nbd2 g5 13.Nb3 Kb8 
14.Qb4 Qd6 15.Nc5 b6 16.N:a6+ Kb7 17.Q:d6 c:d6 18.Nb4 d5 19.e:d5 N:d5 
20.N:d5 c:d5 21.d4 e4 22.Nd2 f5 23.Rc3 Rhe8 24.Nb3 f4 25.a4 Rc8 
26.R:c8 R:c8 27.c3 Be2 28.Re1 Bc4 29.Nd2 Bd3 30.Nb3 Bc2   1/2

Games provided by John Trivett