21st Eastern Class Championships
March 2-4, 2012
The 21st Annual Eastern Class Championships was held from March 2-4, 2012, at the Host Hotel at Cedar Lake, Sturbridge, Massachusetts.
GM Mikheil Kekelidze finished at the top of the Master Section, beating out GM Alex Ivanov by virtue of the better tie-break score. Both GMs finished with 4/5, a half-point ahead of two more GMs, Tamaz Gelashvili and Sergey Kudrin. Kekelidze and Ivanov beat Kudrin and Gelashvili respectively in round 4 to put them both in the driving seat going into the final round where they drew each other to ensure they finished at the top. Only IM Leonid Gerzhoy could catch them with a win but he lost in round 5 to the top-seeded Gelashvili.
Final standings for all sections, with prizes, are now posted. We look forward to seeing you in Sturbridge next year, March 15-17, 2013, for the 22nd Annual Eastern Class Championships!
Please use the following links to obtain more information regarding the Eastern Class Championships 2012:
- Tournament Information: Prize funds, entry fees, schedules, hotel info, etc.
- Final Standings