National Master Nick Raptis of Portland Oregon won yet another Portland Chess Club event, the 2009 Spring Open. His score was 4-1, losing to 2nd place finisher Larry Ball of Portland in round 1.

This section of the tournament only drew 9 entrants. The reserve section had 12 players and was won by Kevin McKee also at 4-1. 2nd-3rd place at 3.5-1.5 went to Oregon Chess Federation President David Yoshinaga and Arliss Dietz.

Portland Chess Club website:

Neil Dale of Portland directed the event. The next major event at the club will be the 3rd Annual Clark Harmon Memorial, April 25-26.

Russell (Rusty) Miller
1151 NW 7th Ave.
Camas WA 98607-1803

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