Mark Kernighan, Ziggy Bliznikas, Ian Mangion, Richard Lewis (via forfeit), Pat Mazzillo & Lou Sturniolo stayed within a point of first with their second victories.
Also within striking distance, after their draw, are Steve Stoyko & Mark Schwarcz.
In Thurday's other action, Aaron Kiedes, Bert Shiffman & Joe Renna took whole points while Rich Buschgans & Max Sherer split one.
White to win
White to win
So, with 2 rounds to go, the overall standings look this way :
= 1-2. Norowitz, Moldovan 3.0
= 3-12. Stoyko, Schwarcz, Kernighan, Minkov, Bliznikas, Mangion, Carrelli, Lewis, Mazzillo, Sturniolo 2.0
= 13-16. Buschgans, Sherer, Hart, Kiedes 1.5 = 17-22. Tomkovich, Wojcio, Mann, Zhu, Shiffman, Renna, 1.0
= 23-24. McCorkell, Azzarello 0.5
= 25-26. Agress, Cole 0.0
Trophies will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places plus the top U2000, U1800, U1600 & U1400 scores.
At the moment, the class-prize leaders are :
- U2000 - Moldovan (1811) 3.0
- U1800 - Carrelli (1748) & Lewis (1719) 2.0
- U1600 - Mazzillo (1442) 2.0
- U1400 - Sturniolo (1368) 2.0
Finally, to wrap this post, here are 7 of the week's games (all annotated) in Java-replay & PGN.
The other 5 will be uploaded when I get them... along with a crosstable, if I have time.