2024 Winnipeg Open Final Results

By | January 7, 2024

Theo Wolchock congratulated by Al MacPherson

Premiere section

Theo Wolchock defeated the 4th round co-leader Jordan Kwiatek to win the 2024 Winnipeg Open Premier section (33 players) with 4.5 points.

Marlon Jodar and Collin Anderson shared 2nd-3rd with 4.0 points.   (Colin only lost to Marlon in Round 3. Marlon lost his only game to Theo in Round 4.)

Rolando Bince was top U1900 with 3.5 points.  2nd U1900 was shared by Jackson Stordeur and Blair Rutter with 3 points.

Gabriel Hamm, Joe Zhou, and Roshini Poorna Prakash shared the U1700 prize with 2.5 points.

Crosstable at: https://www.chessmanitoba.org/tournaments/2024/2024_Wpg_Open.htm

U1600

The U1600 section (41 players) had no player scoring more than 4 points, resulting in 7-way (!) tie for first amongst

Harrison Parboosingh, Jon Bettner, Yuchen Li, Mason Bilugan, Eros Villamar, Vincent Celones, and Erik Terentiev.  With representatives in that group from all the rating prize categories including U1400 and U1200, the result was that all the prize money for the section (excluding top Unrated) was pooled  and split. (The highest class prize was less than a 7-way split)

Top unrated was won by Sandeep Singh with 3.5 points.

Crosstable at: https://www.chessmanitoba.org/tournaments/2024/2024_Wpg_Open_U.htm

Tournament Director / Organizer was Al MacPherson.  Thanks to John Klokow and Mark Jenkins acting as house players in their respective sections, ensuring no one received a forced bye.