Champions

Missouri Champions  (* denotes winner on tiebreaks)

2017

  • Missouri Open Championship
    • State Champion: IM Michael Brooks
    • Reserve Champion: Wesley Willis
  • Missouri Class Champions
    • Master: GM Priyadharshan Kannappan
    • Expert: Benjamin Shoykhet
    • Class A: William Nesham
    • Class B: Aleksey Kazakevich
    • Class C: Christopher Shelton
    • Class D: Ken West*, Anuraag Pujari
    • U1200: Vishnu Arun
    • Novice: Joshua Fundler*, Jason Woolem

2016

  • Missouri Open Championship
    • State Champion: GM Fidel Corrales Jimenez
    • Reserve Champion: Aaron Lin
  • Missouri Class Champions (N/A)

2015

  • Missouri Open Championship
    • State Champion: Abhishek Mallela
    • Reserve Champion: Nathan Summerville, Blake Splitter
  • Missouri Class Champions
    • Master: Iskander Aripov
    • Expert: Tomislav Juricic
    • Class A: Steven Bange
    • Class B: Erik Tkachenko
    • Class C: Eric Hoffner
    • Class D: Sachin Milli
    • Class E: Kevin Powell
    • Novice: Owen Hill, Austin Roth

2014

  • Missouri Open Championship
    • State Champion: IM Michael Brooks*, Ron Luther
    • Reserve Champion: Davaun Williams
  • Missouri Class Champions
    • Master/Expert: David Scott
    • Class A: Vikram Arun
    • Class B: Harper Smith
    • Class C: Ryan Deering
    • Class D: Wilson Gao
    • Class E: Ethan Stech
    • Novice: Ajun Puri*, Abraham Davis, William Loudin

2013

  • Missouri Open Championship
    • State Champion: GM Fidel Corrales
    • Reserve Champion: Vairam Arunachalam
    • Quick Champion: GM Denes Boros*, William Nesham, Julian Proleiko
    • Blitz Champion:  Julian Proleiko*, William Nesham, Akshay Srinivasan
  • Missouri Class Champions
    • Master/Expert: Benjamin Gradsky
    • Class A: Tim Blaco
    • Class B: Andrew Parkerson
    • Class C: David Sayler
    • Class D/E/Unr: Ryan Deering

 

2012

  • Missouri Open Championship
    • State Champion: GM Denes Boros, GM Anatoly Bykhovsky, Matthew Larson
    • Reserve Champion: Chris Dobbs
    • Quick Champion: GM Fidel Corrales, IM Vitaley Neimer
    • Blitz Champion:  GM Fidel Corrales
  • Missouri Class Champions
    • Master/Expert: Barry Manthe, Abishek Mallela
    • Class A: Alex Esposito
    • Class B: Steve Goldschmidt
    • Class C: Khin Kyi
    • Class D: Daniel Raymon
    • Class E/U1200: David Reitz
    • Novice: Andrew Schauer

2011

  • Missouri State Championship
    • State Champion: GM Benjamin P. Finegold
    • Amateur Champion: Selden Trimble
  • Missouri Open Championship
    • Open Champion: IM Goran Vojinovic
    • Reserve Champion: Martin Stahl
    • Quick Champion: IM Goran Vojinovic
    • Blitz Champion:  IM Goran Vojinovic
  • Missouri Class Champions
    • Master/Expert: Abhishek Mallela
    • Class A: Alex V. Exposito
    • Class B: William D. Collin
    • Class C: Tim V. Campbell
    • Class D: Daniel Hawley
    • Class E: Rohit K. Rao
    • Novice: David Braton

 

2010

  • Missouri State Championship
    • State Champion:GM Benjamin P. Finegold
    • Amateur Champion: Alex J. Marler
  • Missouri Open Championship
    • Open Champion: Jialin Ding
    • Reserve Champion: Khin M. Kyi
    • Quick Champion: Joshua Frank
    • Blitz Champion: Tamas Mizik
  • Missouri Class Champions
    • Master/Expert: Ron Luther
    • Class A: Steven J. Rand
    • Class B: Joel N. Stebbins
    • Class C: Tha Dun
    • Class D: Jay Shapiro
    • Class E: Mark L. Johnson
    • Novice: Jason Ding

2009

  • Missouri Open Championship
    • State Champion: IM Michael A. Brooks
    • Open Champion: Selden Y. Trimble
    • Quick Champion: Kevin Y. Cao
    • Blitz Champion: Kevin Y. Cao
    • Bughouse Champions: Tony Dutiel & Elizabeth _______
  • Missouri Class Champions
    • Master/Expert: Ron Luther*, Kevin Y. Cao
    • Class A: Henry Cao
    • Class B: Steven J. Rand
    • Class C: Richard Fox
    • Class D: Alex V. Esposito
    • Class E: David B. Reitz
    • Novice: Mark L. Johnson

2008

  • Missouri Open Championship
    • State Champion: Ron Luther
    • Open Champion: Bob Holliman
    • Reserve Champion: Jialin Ding
    • Quick Champion: Kevin Y. Cao
    • Blitz Champion: Ron Luther
  • Missouri Class Champions
    • Master/Expert: Ron Luther*, Kevin Dale Johnson
    • Class A: Daniel R. Huff
    • Class B: Timothy C. Nesham
    • Class C: Cody B. Ruggles
    • Class D: Tim V. Campbell*, Stehpen G. Easton
    • Class E: Austin Madenwald
    • Novice: Ashwath S. Kumar

2007

  • Missouri Open Championship
    • State Champion: Ron Luther
    • Open Champion: James Davies
    • Reserve Champion: Bradley Herbst
  • Missouri Class Champions
    • Master/Expert: Ron Luther
    • Class A: Kevin Y. Cao
    • Class B: Nick W. Karlow
    • Class C: Khin M. Kyi*, Vikram Arun, John Slattery
    • Class D: Vairam Arunachalam*, Arjun K. Khurana (tie)
    • Class E: Ken Karczewski
    • Novice: James W. Doran

2006

  • Missouri Chess Festival
    • State Champion: Ronald Luther
    • Open Champion: Francis Crow
    • Reserve Champion: Nicholas Manley
    • Quick Champion: Ron Luther
    • Blitz Champion: Kevin Cao
    • Bughouse Champions: Tony Dutiel & Frank Chressanthis
  • Missouri Class Champions
    • Master/Expert:  IM Michael A. Brooks
    • Class A: Tony Song
    • Class B: Tony Rich
    • Class C: Shan Siddiqi
    • Class D: Vikram Arun
    • Class E: Dan Laurila
    • Class F: Tyler Harris

 

2005

  • Missouri Open Championship
    • Open Champion: Bob Holliman
    • Quick Champion: Ron Luther
  • Missouri Class Champions
    • Master/Expert: Zeb Fortman III
    • Class A: (prefers to remain anonymous)
    • Class B: Nathan Swinger
    • Class C: Barry Walker
    • Class D: Cody Ruggles*, Troy Wolz (tie)
    • Class E: Chris Ivy
    • Class F: Arjun Khurana
    • Unrated: Jared Bray

2004

  • Missouri Open Championship
    • Open Champion: Jim Voelker
  • Missouri Class Champions
    • Master/Expert: Thomas Gossell
    • Class A: Chris Pitts, Zeb Fortman Jr. (tie)
    • Class B: Ed Irish
    • Class C: Nathaniel Fast
    • Class D: Troy Wolz
    • Class E: Cody Ruggles
    • Class F: Luke Ruggles

2003

  • Missouri Open Championship
    • Open Champion: Ken Jones
  • Missouri Class Champions
    • Master/Expert: Ron Luther
    • Class A: Selden Trimble
    • Class B: Frank D. Smith, Thomas Epplin-Zapf (tie)
    • Class C: Mike Clark
    • Class D: Jag Erkembayar
    • Class E: Matthew Hosler
    • Class F: Douglas Howe
    • Unrated: Don Huff

2002

  • Missouri Open Championship
    • Open Champion: Ron Luther
  • Missouri Class Champions
    • Master/Expert: Pavel Bereza, Jim Voelker (tie)
    • Class A: Tony Song
    • Class B: Ed Irish
    • Class C: Kevin Guo, Ed Bauer (tie)
    • Class D: John Koonce
    • Class E: Troy Wolz
    • Class F: Caleb Huff
    • Unrated: Clifton Ricana

2001

  • Missouri Open Championship
    • Open Champion: Pavel Bereza
  • Missouri Class Champions
    • Master/Expert: James Ellis
    • Class A: Thomas Gossell
    • Class B: Tony Song
    • Class C: Charles Ward
    • Class D: Tim Campbell
    • Class E: Tyler Severance, James A. Hulsey (tie)
    • Class F: Tony Noce, James A. Chapin (tie)

2000

  • Missouri Open Championship
    • Open Champion: Friedemann Brock
  • Missouri Class Champions
    • Master/Expert: James Ellis
    • Class A: Mark T. Smith
    • Class B: Shane Evans
    • Class C: Stan Jackson
    • Class D: Craig LaSalle
    • U1200/UNR: Daniel Drazic

1999

  • Missouri Open Championship
    • Open Champion: George Essig
  • Missouri Class Champions
    • Master: Loal Davis
    • Expert: Rohit Parthasarathy
    • Class A: Yves Tan, Mike Cerezo (tie)
    • Class B: Devin Tesar, James Smith, Milton Garber (tie)
    • Class C: Wesley Willis
    • Class D: Sam Gross, P. Jayaraman, David Owens (tie)
    • Class E: Craig LaSalle
    • UNR: Shane Evans

 

* Winner on tiebreaks.