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MT Closed, Barto/Caffrey, Turkey Open
Particulars for the MT Closed, Barto/Caffrey Memorial, and the Turkey Open are posted on the 'Coming Events" page.

2014 MT Closed set for Bozeman
The 2014 Closed has been scheduled for October 25-26. The site is the Citi-Center Inn--the same place as the 2014 Montana Open. Participants and alternates are listed below.

Grand Prix Posted
Finally!!! 2014 Grand Prix Standings have been posted. Go to the 'MCA' column and choose 'Grand Prix' from the drop-down menu.

2014 MT Closed Alternates
Submitted by Dan McCourt on 10/12/2014

If one of the co-champs can't play, then the replacement will be the next place finisher from the Open. Grand Prix Alternates are: Wilt Strickland, Dean Drake. Open Alternates have already been moved up to the Closed so now alternates are players from the G.P. list and then players from the Open with even scores.

2014 Barber Invitational
Submitted by Dan McCourt on 07/29/2014

The July, 2014 Barber Invitational in Orlando drew 48 participants. Two states were not represented but Montana was not one of those thanks to Conrad Lee and the Lee family.
Of those 48, 26 were rated 2000 and above with 10 enjoying a 2200 or better rating. Only 5 were rated in 1700's with Conrad. A very few were rated lower. Conrad finished at 2.5 and tied for 32nd. Not bad for joining a battle in which the average rating was probably around 1900 and the mean rating was likely some number over 2000.
Montana didn't field anyone for the Denker or the Polgar this year so, once again, thanks and a tip of the MCA hat to Conrad and the Lee family for showing the Montana flag at the big national event.

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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