6th Annual Louisville Open
September 20-22, 2013
The 6th Annual Louisville Open was held from September 20-22, 2013 at the Holiday Inn Southwest Fair Expo, 4110 Dixie Hwy, (I-264, Exit 8B), Louisville, Kentucky.
International Master Justin Sarkar swept his first four games before drawing his last round to clinch the $1,000 1st place prize in the Open Section, as well as the additional $50 bonus prize. Tied for 2nd-4th were IM Ron Burnett, WGM Sabina-Francesca Foisor and Ohioan Ram Dake, who was also the top-scorer Under 2200. The three each won $400.
Young Anagh Kulkarni won the $800 1st prize in the Under 2000 Section with 4½ points. Once again, three players tied for 2nd-4th with 4 points: Lewis Sanders and Luke Weishaar each won $300, while Vincent Rozanskas’s reward was the $400 Top Under 1800 prize.
Jacob Hill posted the sole perfect score of the event, sweeping the Under 1600 Section en route to the $700 1st Prize, while Rachel Weishaar, Yoan Perez Bello and Matt Price each won $233.34, following their counterparts in the top two sections and scoring 4 points to tie for 2nd-4th.
In the Under 1200 Section, 4 points once more produced a three-way tie, this time for 1st-3rd, among (in order of tiebreaks) Akul Rajan, Ankush Dhawan and Mikhail Kovalev, who each received their respective plaques, along with an additional $240 a piece. The remaining plaques were for Top Under 1000 (Calvin Houghland), Top Under 800 (Anna Kovaleva), Top Unrated (Paul Burke) and Top Under 600 (Violet De Credico).
Rachel Weishaar in the Under 1600 Section teamed up with her brother Luke, in the Under 2000 Section, to score a total of 8 points and the $400 1st Mixed Doubles Team prize. Their average rating was 1701 and they finished a point ahead of the top-rated Mixed Doubles Team of WGM Sabina Francesca-Foisor and Taylor Bagler (average rating 2176). Bagley seemed well on his way to winning the first round in the Open Section on Friday, but his opponent’s determined defenses held him to a draw instead. Not to be deterred, he promptly asked her if she would be his Mixed Doubles teammate. Such quick-thinking kept him from going home empty-handed on Sunday – they won the $200 2nd Mixed Doubles Team prize.
The final standings and prize winners for all sections are now posted.
Please use the following links to obtain more information regarding the 2013 Louisville Open:
- Tournament Information: Sections, schedules, entry fees, prize funds, hotel info, etc.