The Challengers July Open – 2014 – Results

11 Year old Patel wins The Challengers July 2014 Chess OKC OPEN

Sports Press Release
By Tommy Hay, Challengers Chess Club

 just weeks after winning the 69th OK Open Championship in Tulsa.

 Eleven-year-old and current USCF sanctioned Oklahoma state chess champion Advait Patel wins The Challengers Chess Club’s July 2014 OPEN that was held last Saturday, July 12, at the Kamp’s 1910 Café’ located in downtown OKC. Just a couple of weeks ago on June 28th -29th Patel won the 69th OK Open Championship that was held in Tulsa, OK.

Broken Arrow resident and expert level player James Long came in 2nd Place. Chuck Johnson came in 3rd Place, and Shaun Graham-Bowcaster came in 4th  Place in the OPEN.

In the U-1000 section Ralph Ward from Sand Springs, OK came in 1st Place; Bridge Creek school teacher and softball coach Kenneth “Ray” Chidester came in 2nd Place in U-1000; and 12-year-old Wichita Kansas resident and grade school student Uday Kabirpanthi came in 3rd Place in the U-1000 section.

Patel and his family just recently moved to Oklahoma from West Virginia.  Advait currently has a No. 2 ranking nationally in his age group. Advait is a Challenger chess club member. He is also a Candidate Master level player with a 2251 USCF rating that will surely go up after USCF tallies this win. The Challengers next tournament is tentatively scheduled for September.

The Challengers July 2014 Open Results:
2 Sections – Open and U-1000

Open Section:
1st Place –  Advait Patel
2nd Place – James Long
3rd Place –  Chuck Johnson
4th Place – Shaun Graham-Bowcaster

U-1000(Unrated)
1st Place – Ralph Ward
2nd Place – Kenneth “Ray” Chidester
3rd Place – Uday Kabirpanthi

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