The qualifying phase of the 2007 Checkmate Championship started last night with Bert Shiffman (1434) drawing top seed Bob Sherry (1812) & Ted Mann (1437) besting Juan Huaman. I defeated Joe Azzarello.
Bert, as it turns out, missed a win in the Bishop ending :
Here are the crosstable, Java Replay page & zipped PGN file for the 3-round swiss.
Annotations will follow at some point.