2008 Starkweather Celebration
The new Second Saturday Specials Series had a successful debut with its opening number, the Starkweather Celebration. Named in honor of Mr. Don Starkweather, the former Board Member given large credit with birthing this concept, the 3-round, 1-day event was held on the 9th of February, 2008. The Second Saturday Specials inaugural event consisted of 2 sections.
Felix McCain of Lynchburg won the title, the 6 Grand Prix points, and the big bucks with a perfect 3-0 score, including a last-round Black win over fellow Class-A player Harold Mitchell, who came down from West Virginia. In the second section, Bluefield's Gilbert Stone clocked in with a fine 3-0 score of his own for a clean sweep. Congratulations to the winners! The Roanoke Valley Chess Club sincerely appreciates everyone who participated and made the first step into our regular Second Saturday Specials a successful one!
Check out the official USCF crosstable
|1st Place||Felix McCain||3.0||$125.00|
|2nd Place (tie)||Harold Mitchell||2.0||$43.75|
|2nd Place (tie)||Andrew Krawczyk||2.0||$43.75|
|2nd Place (tie)||Mike Huff||2.0||$43.75|
|2nd Place (tie)||J. Robert Mahan||2.0||$43.75|
|1st Place||Gilbert Stone||3.0||$125.00|
|2nd Place (tie)||Andrew Bazak||2.0||$34.00|
|2nd Place (tie)||Christopher Teeple||2.0||$34.00|
|2nd Place (tie)||Jon Hendrickson||2.0||$34.00|