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Tuesday, June 26, 2007

2007 U.S. Blind Chess Championship

This press release was received from the United States Chess Federation:

Jeffrey B. Siebrandt Wins Sixth U.S. Blind Chess Championship Title!

(Crossville, TN) USCF Chess organizer Rick Varchetto ran USCF's 2007 U.S. Blind Chess Championship in Buckhannon, West Virginia. Play concluded June 23 with Jeffrey B. Siebrandt claiming his U.S. Blind Chess Champion title for the sixth time! The four round event was held at the Hampton Inn.

Final list of competitors:

Jeffrey B. Siebrandt of Texas won with a 3.5 score.
Agan Hajric of New York tied with Jessica T. Lauser of California for second place with 3.0.
Alexander Barrasso of DC took fourth with 2.5.
Albert Peitrolungo of Maryland tied with Joseph C. Wassermann of Pennsylvania and Virginia Alverson of Massachusetts with 2.0.
Richard A. Mc Straw of Ohio and Allen Betts also from Ohio tied for 8th with 1.0.
Nicholas Stockton of Virginia finished out the field of 10.

Chief Tournament Director Tim Just directed this USCF National event.

The crosstable can be found here. Games from the tournament can be downloaded here.

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