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|Day Before Mother's Day Open |
U.P. Women's Championship
On May 10, 1997, the Day Before Mother's Day Open and the U.P. Women's Championship were held in Negaunee, Michigan. In the Open section, Tom Ceterski took a clear first with 4 wins and 0 losses. Martha Ceterski won the Women's section with 2 wins and 0 losses. Greg Rose did a wonderful job in directing both of these tournaments and thanks is extended to the VFW Post for the use of the playing site.
Day Before Mother's Day Open Name R1 R2 R3 R4 Total 1) Tom Ceterski W5 W3 W2 W4 4 2) Bob John H-- W6 L1 W3 2 ½ 3) Bob Bergman W4 L1 W5 L2 2 4)Greg Seppanen L3 W5 W6 L1 2 5) Gary Gill L1 L4 L3 W7 1 6) Greg Rose H-- L2 L4 X-- ½ 7) M. Ceterski X-- X-- X-- L5 0
U.P. Women's Championship Name R1 R2 R3 Total 1) Martha Ceterski X W3 W2 2 2) Lavrene Laramie W3 X L1 1 3) Jenny Valenti L2 L1 X 0
1997 Michigan Technological University Spring Open
Once again Michigan Tech.'s chess team held their annual Spring Open and received an excellent attendance of surrounding chess players. With 22 players participating, there was plenty of competition. Dmitry Olevskiy, a 2300 from Belarus, took first place on tie break. Tom Ceterski finished a close second, losing only on tie break points. Jerry Truitt had a good finish with third place. Ken Ceterski won the 1400 - 1699 section, and Ken Charette took second place in the 1400 - 1699 section. Jeremy Truitt won the U1400/UNR section with Tony Chen taking second in that section. Pat Reed won the Beginner section with 3.5 points and Matt Berg place second. The prized consisted of bars of silver with an engraving in one of them stating the place that each person received. Coupons for free sandwiches at Hardees and Subway were given out at the end of the tournament to all of the participants. Everyone had a great time and enjoyed the free chess tournament. Thanks is extended to Steve Lubinski for directing the tournament and to the Michigan Tech chess club for organizing this great event. Special thanks to Iron Mountain Chess Club, MTU Chess Club/Team, Wadsworth Hall Cafeteria, Memorial Union Board, Subway of Houghton, Hardee's of Houghton, and Undergraduate Student Government for making this all possible.
1997 Michigan Tech. Spring Open# Name R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 Total 1.Olevskiy W14 W3 W5 D4 W10 4.5 2.T. Ceterski W13 W12 D8 W9 W4 4.5 3.Jerry Truitt W17 L1 W15 W7 W8 4.0 4.Lubinski W15 W9 W13 D1 L2 3.5 5.K. Ceterski W16 W18 L1 D8 W12 3.5 6.Reed L13 W19 W18 W14 H-- 3.5 7.J. Ceterski W14 L8 W14 L3 W13 3.0 8.Charette W19 W7 D2 D5 L3 3.0 9.Jeremy Truitt W20 L4 W11 L2 W15 3.0 10.Tony Chen L4 W21 W12 W13 L1 3.0 11.Horning L5 W22 L9 W19 W18 3.0 12.Skoda W18 L2 L10 W18 L5 2.0 13.Goman W22 W17 L4 L10 L7 2.0 14.Orr L1 W16 L7 L6 W20 2.0 15.Deiss L7 W20 L3 W17 L9 2.0 16.Berg L3 L14 W21 L20 W19 2.0 17.Jake Truitt L12 L13 W22 L15 W21 2.0 18.M.Ceterski W21 L5 L6 L12 L11 1.0 19.Bailey L2 L6 W20 L11 L16 1.0 20.Chi Chen L8 L15 L19 W16 L14 1.0 21.Chen Chen L9 L10 L16 H-- L17 0.5 22.Ryan L18 L11 L17 F-- F-- 0.0
Written by: Justin Ceterski | The LSCA | Copyright 1997