No less than 5 players tied for first in the Club Championship:  in tiebreak order, Zachary Thompson, Edward Dean, Bruce Leverett, John Vuillemot, and Kian Patel.  Going into the last round, three players were tied at 4 out of 5, but Neelansh Samanta lost (to Thompson) and Patel and Dean drew with each other, allowing Thompson, Leverett, and Patel to catch up.

The upset prize was won by Charles Kiesling, whose 205 provisional rating didn’t keep him from beating three players rated 900 to 1100 points higher.  The performance of Neelansh Samanta was also noticed; rated only in the 1400’s, he drew with an expert and a master (yours truly), beat players in the 1500’s and 1700’s, and was tied for first at the start of the last round.

# Name ID Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Total
Modified
Median
Solkoff Cumulative Opponents
Cumulative
1 Zachary Thompson 12687109 2047 W21 W14 L4 W7 D3 W6 4.5 20 23 16 82
2 Edward Dean 12670976 2082 W26 L7 W12 W9 W4 D5 4.5 20 22 15.5 80
3 Bruce Leverett 10142512 2200 W17 D6 W11 H— D1 W13 4.5 18 18 15.5 63.5
4 John Vuillemot 17095890 1722 W24 W18 W1 H— L2 W11 4.5 17 17 17 60
5 Kian Patel 14871315 2035 W19 H— D6 W15 W9 D2 4.5 17 17 15.5 64.5
6 Neelansh Samanta 16643387 1461 W23 D3 D5 W10 W22 L1 4.0 20 22 15.5 73
7 Matthew Madeya 30161934 1511 W30 W2 L9 L1 W16 W14 4.0 18.5 20 14 66
8 Charles Kiesling 13729682 205 H— D10 W14 L22 W17 W18 4.0 14.5 14.5 12 51
9 Sam Timmons 12915604 1784 W16 W20 W7 L2 L5 D10 3.5 19.5 22 15.5 73
10 Roy Provins 10140501 1582 H— D8 W26 L6 W15 D9 3.5 16.5 16.5 11.5 59
11 Douglas Deptola 12724835 1654 H— W27 L3 W17 W18 L4 3.5 15.5 15.5 12.5 56
12 Daniel Hodgson 30308543 1321 W29 H— L2 W20 L13 W19 3.5 13.5 13.5 12 45.5
13 Kenneth Harper 12453505 1612 H— H— D21 W19 W12 L3 3.5 13 13 11.5 44.5
14 Bryant Sims 12606500 1200 W15 L1 L8 W23 W25 L7 3.0 13 19 11 63
15 Shawn Henry 30537156 unr. L14 W16 W28 L5 L10 W26 3.0 11.5 18 10 57
16 Mason Anderson 30508773 489p L9 L15 W27 W28 L7 W25 3.0 10 15.5 8 55
17 Joshua Arabia 30384476 1137p L3 W23 D22 L11 L8 W24 2.5 14.5 19 8 59.5
18 Walter Angell 30420923 1346p W25 L4 D19 W21 L11 L8 2.5 14 18.5 11 64.5
19 Aayansh Samanta 30232400 756 L5 W25 D18 L13 X28 L12 2.5 11 15.5 8 56
20 Max Gebhardt 30609202 unr. W28 L9 H— L12 L21 W27 2.5 10 13.5 8.5 46
21 Matt Mahan 12744033 1126 L1 W29 D13 L18 W20 U— 2.5 9.5 14 9 49
22 James Carr 16121290 1735 H— H— D17 W8 L6 U— 2.5 6.5 10.5 9.5 35.5
23 Witold Lipski 30539491 unr. L6 L17 W24 L14 L27 W29 2.0 10 14 5 46
24 Miles McCoy 30309573 445p L4 L28 L23 W27 W29 L17 2.0 9 13.5 5 41.5
25 Yuvaan Kumar 30208427 unr. L18 L19 W30 X26 L14 L16 2.0 9 12 6 38
26 Isabel Ulis 16067586 1132 L2 W30 L10 F25 B— L15 2.0 8 12.5 6 37
27 William Murtha 30318852 740p H— L11 L16 L24 W23 L20 1.5 9.5 13 4.5 39
28 Daniel Kolich 12244160 1244 L20 W24 L15 L16 F19 U— 1.0 7.5 10.5 5 31.5
29 Robert Noble 30608370 unr. L12 L21 U— X30 L24 L23 1.0 7 10.5 2 31
30 John Andrew Kopay 14708775 413 L7 L26 L25 F29 U— B— 1.0 3.5 7.5 0 26

Here’s my “big one that got away” story from the event:

Bruce Leverett

Ed Dean, left; Kian Patel, right

Zachary Thompson

John Vuillemot