The 4th annual tournament is now complete. GM Pascal Charbonneau was the winner with a superb performance. With a perfect score and full point lead going into the final round all he needed was a quick draw to secure the victory. It was a great event and every year Jamin makes improvements. The site was perfect and with only one game per table you didn't feel crowded during the games. Credit should also go to Tony for running the DGT boards on boards 1-3, Jill for doing a great job as TD, and Robert for taking video and pictures.
Here is a re post of the final standings from the official website.
Brad Willis: faced tough opposition and had played well
Ali Razzaq: also a great result at 3.5/6
Jason Xiao: Highly underrated. Drew & won against 1900 opponents
Jason Danner: 2 wins and a draw against 1900 opponents
Nigel Reynoldson: Another underrated junior who played well
and five who are probaly not satisfied:
Hikaru Nakamura: Anything but 1st is disappointing for him I'm sure.
Eric Hansen: A couple of draws on day 2.
Richard Wang: This talented junior was the victim of two upsets.
Len Steele: Unfortunately had to face both of the underrated Sask juniors and could only manage draws.
Roger Blum: Last year had a great tournament so in order to balance the universe had to perform badly this year.
My final two games were a victory over Chris Achtemichuk (1730) and a loss to Alex Yam (2222). I finished with 3/6 which is respectable. I regret only my first and last games where didn't put up much resistance to a couple of masters. I played badly in the opening and was lost by the 12th move in both games. I had the lead in my division until the last rounds when young Jason Xiao passed me by winning his last 3 games (perfect swiss gambit).
BATB R1 Gardner.pgn
BATB R2 McLeod.pgn
BATB R3 Willis.pgn
BATB R4 Reynoldson.pgn
BATB R5 Achtemichuk.pgn
BATB R6 Yam.pgn