by Ed Addis
The Portland Area League played the 3rd round of their Swiss tournament on Wednesday, November 16th. Pairings had been made before hand — but, as fate would have it, Sherwood HS was shut down due to a sewage backup and all of their activities were cancelled. So at the last moment pairings had to be changed.
Top seeded Clackamas survived by a score of 3-2 over the very tough Jesuit squad. Cleveland dropped the top board against West Sylvan, but captured the rest of them. Lake Oswego slipped by LaSalle by a score of 3-2. Wilson topped Access Academy by 4-1, and Westview destroyed Sylvan #2 by a score of 5 to 0. LaSalle #2 split two games with Wilsonville, but won by a score of 4-1 when they received forfeits on the other boards. Lincoln beat Clackamas #2 by a score of 4-1. Access Academy #3 squeaked by Scio by a score of 3-2 and Cleveland #2 did the same thing to LaSalle #3. Access Academy won easily from Jesuit #2 by a score of 5 to 0, and Lake Oswego did the same thing to Wilson #2.
After three rounds Clackamas, Cleveland, and Lake Oswego stand on top with three match wins.
Individuals with 3 wins includes:
Access Academy: Kian Patel
Clackamas: Kevin Rhine, Kevin Phuong, and Tommy Lum
Cleveland: Peter Kleier
Jesuit: Bruce Eng, Varun Sah
Lake Oswego: Joel Porter
LaSalle: Charlie Summers
Sylvan: Clemen Deng
Wilson: Dillon Murray, Nathan Jewell, and Alexander Duley
Westview: Cheng Chen