Oregon Junior Players Succeed at 2015 Susan Polgar Open for Boys and Girls

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Coquille chess team at the 2015 Susan Polgar National Open

Oregon was represented with great success at this year’s SPNO, which took place in San Mateo, CA, last weekend. For detailed results, click through after the break:

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Aaron Grabinsky

U18/16 Boys
1st Aaron Grabinsky – Co-Champion – Won Blitz Playoff to win invitation to FIDE World Youth Championship in Greece, October 2015, as well as Webster U. Scholarship, also 2nd in the Blitz Championship and 1st at Chess Puzzles








U18/16 Girls
3rd Hailey Riley

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Under 14 Boys:
2nd Seth Talyansky

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Seth Talyansky










Under 14 Girls
1st Andrea Botez – Wins invitation to FIDE 2015 World Youth Championship and to SPF Girl’s Invitational

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Andrea Botez


Under 12 Boys
1st Joshua Grabinsky Co-Champion also 3rd in the Blitz Championship

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Joshua Grabinsky











Under 12 Girls
1st under 1200 rating – Cassandra Roshu  

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Cassandra Roshu









Also participating and performing above their ratings:

Josiah Perkins (U18/16 Boys) – part of Coquille chess team champion in that section,

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Josiah Perkins











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David Roshu

David Roshu (U12 Boys) at his first participation in a National tournament.








(All photos by Paul Truong (thank you!)).