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Guidelines for the 2015 MCA Closed-page 7 MCA Constitution
Barring withdrawals, the six qualifing players for the MCA Closed are: David Duke, Dan McCourt, Wilton Strickland, Guy Stafford, Mark Anderson, and Romie Carpenter.

Grandprix Standings for 2014-2015 are final
Grandprix standings have been updated to include the Greater Great Falls Open and the 2015 Montana Open. Results are under the MCA menu

GM Yermolinsky at the Montana Open
World-class chess master, Alex Yermolinsky will lecture and perform a simul Friday evening at the Holiday Inn site of this weekend's Montana Open. Contact Jim Skovron, 406-781-7898, skovron5@hotmail.com

Greater Great Falls Open goes to Stafford
Guy Stafford prevailed/survived several wild tactical battles to finish at 4.5 and easily top score in Great Falls March 28-29. Next best were 5 scores of 3.5

Yermo tops the field at John Small Memorial Open
Grandmaster Alex Yermolinsky swept aside all-comers to land atop the 1st Annual John Small Memorial Open in Browning February 7-8. Jim Skovron's 3.5 score was good for second place.

MCA Champion --David 'Cool Hand' Duke
David Duke rose above a late-night, car-destroying collision with a mule deer, and subsequent sleep deprivation to claim the MCA Championship for 2014-2015. More details below and in the tournament reports.


2015 Barber Invitational
Submitted by Dan McCourt on 04/12/2015

The Montana representative to the National Barber Event will be Conrad Lee. Conrad is the top scholastic player in Montana by rating and by overall results. Congratulations to Conrad on another good year in chess and thanks to Conrad and the Lee family for carrying the Montana flag to this National event.


2014 Montana Closed
Submitted by Dan McCourt on 10/12/2014

David "Cool Hand" Duke prevailed once again in Montana's championship arena. David's Friday night journey to Bozeman almost ended 25 miles short with a mule deer meets automobile head-on collision. Despite the subsequent and expensive cab ride, sleep deprivation, and the nagging question of "how will I get back to Billings to the task of supervising 10 attorneys (think 'herding cats')Monday morning?", David rode out the 5-game schedule without a loss and took claim to sole possesion of the 2014-2015 Montana Chess Association Championship.
Congratulations David!


2013 Montana Closed
Submitted by Murray Strong on 06/02/2013

Jim Skovron (Great Falls) drew with the 2012 Montana Champion Lukas Geyer (Bozeman) in the last round of the 2013 Montana Closed, and both individuals share the title for the upcoming year. Each exited the six-man round robin tournament with 3.0 points. Wil Strickland and Michael Jensen, both from Missoula, trailed the two top finishers by a half of point. There were seven draws in the fifteen game event. The most impressive being Sherwood Moore's (1682) draw with Geyer (2046).


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