Handicap League (Oct-Dec) results
Final rankings for league participants:
1) Ronald Meeks, 11-14, 36points
2) Sam Quintanar, 15-6, 36pts
3) Luc Longpré, 15-5, 35pts
4) Marty Alvarado, 11-4, 26pts
5) Coach, 8-9, 25pts
6) Cruz Talamantes, 8-7, 23pts
2014 US Nationals results from las Vegas
Mike Gopin won the 4200 doubles event with Dan Seemiller which is very impressive considering all the highly rated teams participating.
In the same event, Mark Flores and Coach Nordby lost in the qtrs. 3-1 to two very tough Japanese players from Washington state. Flores played nicely and Coach struggled to do anything decently.
They were all unable to progress very far in any of their singles events.
6th annual El Paso Fall Open, Nov 22nd, 2014, results
Xiaomei Ye currently from Las Cruces went undefeated
in her first-ever US tournament and took the $80 prize
Gustavo Gutierrez from Chihuahua Mexico took second and $70. He valiantly tried to win here in El Paso for the second time, but fell just short against the spirited defensive play of Xiaomei
Chinoz Rojas of our El Paso club played very well losing 3-1 to both the top finishers to take the $60 for 3rd place. He also defeated fellow El Paso club members Mark Flores and Ronald Meeks in tough 5 game battles
It was all El Paso in Group B with Robert Compton($50) narrowly defeating ChaeSun Jimenez($40) 13-11 in the fifth to go undefeated
Gaspar Cabanes of Santa Fe suffered a tough early loss to drop into Group C, but proved his level of play by dominating this group
Rick Chartrand of Los Alamos also felt the sting of an early upset to fall into Group C, but then battled back to finish 2nd
Jelmer DeManuel of Alamogordo had a solid showing for his 1st USA sanctioned tournament by finishing 1st in Group D
Pedro Rojas played hard to claim 2nd
Unfortunately, no photo of the winners was taken
In the double-elimination U-3250 doubles, Gaspar and Shekhar Deshpande of Santa Fe defeated 2nd place finishers Chinoz and Pedro Rojas(Group D 2nd) twice to prove they deserved the title and $40. Chinoz and Pedro narrowly defeated Mike Gopin and Luc Longpre and then also Ronald and Ralph Tanner to earn $30 for their efforts
Santa Fe Open, Oct 25
Michael Gopin finished 4-3 in a group of 8 players in the top division. He unfortunately lost to the 3rd and 5th place finishers in reasonably close 3-1 battles
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