Not Logged In

Create Account



Montana Chess
MCA loses stalwart player, organizer
Bill McBroom passed away February 15. Bill was a fixture on the Montana chess scene for 35 years. This notice will be updated soon.

Murray lands on top at 2013 Turkey Open
Mike Murray scored 4.5 to stand alone at the top of the Turkey Open. Five 3.5 scores fell into the 2-6 places. Conrad Lee nailed the biggest upset. 25 participated. View the standings on the results page. More info will posted later in the week.

Bain brings silver bullets to Montana Open
Moshe Bain racked up 4 straight upsets, two over former MCA Champs, Daisy Purcell's first event landed a 1413 rating, Arman Goplen and Bill Lynch appeared as ghosts of Opens past and Tim Schoessler returned to share 1st. Read all about it below.







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


2013 Turkey Open
Submitted by Dan McCourt on 11/02/2013

Mike Murray scored 4.5 to stand alone at the top of the Turkey Open. Five 3.5 scores fell into the 2-6 places. Conrad Lee nailed the biggest upset. 25 participated. View the standings on the results page. More info will posted later in the week.


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).


Montana Open
Submitted by Murray Strong on 01/29/2013

Twenty one individuals participated in the 78th Montana Chess Open, in Billings April 13 and 14. At a rating of 1592, Mo Bain made an impressive run for the 78th Montana Open Title before being tripped up by Tim Schoessler of Wyoming in the 5th round. The two shared the title with 4.0 points each. Four individuals shared 2nd place with 3.5 points David Duke, Wil Strickland, Bob Martin and unrated Guy Stafford. Mo Bain took home the biggest upset with a first round win over David Duke (1885). Special thanks to Charlie Wittnam for securing a wonderful venue at the Billings Clinic Hospital, free of charge.

During the annual business meeting, Murray Strong was reelected President, and David Duke was elected Executive Vice-President, Dan McCourt Secretary/Treasurer. Charlie Wittnam was elected Eastern Regional Vice-President, Jacob Copley Western Regional Vice-President. The body agreed to changes in the by-laws: raise annual adult membership to $15 (article I.A.1.); move the date for the earliest State Open to March 1 (article IV.A.); and the earliest date for the State Closed to May 1 (article V.A.).

Based on the results of the Open, this year\'s slate of candidates for the Montana Closed to be played along with the Barto Open, June 1 and 2 in Helena, include Lukas Geyer, Sherwood Moore, Will Strickland, Mo Bain, David Duke and Guy Strickland.


Take me to the Tournament Report Archives!

Montana Chess Association Web Hosting Web Design
Site Map