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Jackson Painter wins
2024 Arkansas Open

Jackson Painter was undefeated in this six round event in Russellville directed by Nick Jagger. Full results and crosstable can be found here.

1 JACKSON PAINTER 1761 5.5 1st Place
2 CHUMA IKEHORA 2020 5 2nd Place
3 BILL ORTON 2200 4.5 3rd Place
4 JERRY WELLS 1792 4.5 3rd Place

Bill Orton: Here's a game I had with the Hogeye Gambit, showing how opposite colored bishops may not be drawish, but a good thing, in an attacking position.

I played a Botvinnik setup as black against a Symmetrical English and achieved an equal game. My opponent made a mistake with his unsound pawn break 29 g4.

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[12/16/2023]

Arkansas Chess League Starts

The Arkansas Chess League is underway. Team Northwest Arkansas had a fantastic battle against Team Central Arkansas in Little Rock on December 16. Our top four boards faced off against their top four boards and the match came down to the top board.

Central Arkansas was ahead 2-1 and just needed to secure a draw to win the match. In an intense position and mutual time scramble it was the Central Arkansas flag that fell and NWA was able to draw the match. There are no tiebreak rules established yet so the match will remain a peaceful result. Fun was had by all. We will be facing off against Jonesboro early next year at our home site and traveling to Beebe to face off against White County. Let me know if you have interest in participating and i can add you to our player pool. Only Requirements are a current USCF membership.

Central Arkansas Result Northwest Arkansas Result
Chuma Ikeorha 0 Thomas Waymouth 1
William Donham 1 Rolyn Kropf 0
Joseph Holmes 1 David Morgan 0
Craig Hillyard 0 Justin Pockrus 1
  2   2

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David Phillips wins
Fayetteville Winter Classic

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David Phillips won with 4.5 out of 5.

The 2023 FCC Winter Classic, sponsored by Taco Bell is in the books! We had 48 people from across the state come and play which is a new high for us. Congrats to David Phillips who ran away with the Open section with a score of 4.5/5 . Brian Rude from Missouri and our current State Champion Bill Orton shared the 2nd and 3rd place prize with a score of 4.0/5. In the Beginner section we had a four way tie for first place. Congrats to Nathan Gosman, Jasper Hall, Aryyan Vineeth, and Eshwar Atmakuri for fantastic performances. Thank you to everyone who came out to play! and of course a big thanks to Taco Bell for the sponsorship! See everyone at the next event! Happy Holidays and Live Mas!   [David Morgan, organizer and TD, reporting.]

Bill Orton Wins 2022 Ark Open

Thank you to everyone who came out to the Arkansas Open this weekend. It was our largest tournament yet. We had 51 total players across all sections, 9 of which played in their very first tournament.

Bill Orton was the overall Open champion scoring 4.5/5.0, Miles Bowlin won the Blitz tournament with 4.5/5 and David Phillips won the Rapid portion with 2.5/3 Nathaniel Fast (4.0/5) out of Missouri took 2nd overall and William Donham (3.5/5) out of Little Rock took 3rd.

In the U1600 section:
1st- Tyler Madsen (4.5/5)
2nd- Gage Carr (3.5/5)
3rd- Ian-Lee Kim (3.5/5)

In the U1000 Section
1st- Devansh Alwa (3.5/4)
2nd- Lalitsingh Rawat (3.5/4)
3rd- William Zeng (3.0/4)
Congrats to all our winners!

- David Morgan, TD and FCC President

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Steve Elkins Wins 2020 Fayetteville Championship

Thanks to all (11 in Open and 8 in Scholastic) who participated in our annual club championship this year last Saturday. Was the perfect number to pay all expenses--USCF Affiliation fee, room cost, and the trophies. The Open section was "player with white pieces" Day. In the following games the player with white won: Rd. 2--Bii Orton (1.0) beat Les Kline (1.0), Rd. 3--Miles Bowlin (2.0) beat Orton (2.0), and Rd. 4--Steve Elkins (3,0) beat Bowlin (3.0) for perfect score of 4.0 and winner of Open Trophy. Congrats to Steve (reg. rating 1583); just too bad wasn't a rated tournament? In the Scholastic section Zach Muench (2.0, rating 717) defeated Vrishank (2.0, rating 917) for only perfect score (3.0). Zach also had white in that round! Congrats to Zach. - Les Kline, TD.

Bill Orton Wins State Championship 2017

Three-peat! Beating Bellasario and Davis.

Miles Bowlin and Bill Orton Win 2016 Arkansas Open

Tournament on Beautiful Mt. Sequoyah

2016 Fayetteville Championship

Invaded by Fort Smith Players

Bill Orton Wins 2015 Arkansas Championship

Larry Swartwood's Team Wins Round Robin

Alex Wolf 2014 Arkansas Co-Champion

Ties with Tony Davis
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News and Results

Jackson Painter wins
2024 Arkansas Open

Jackson Painter was undefeated in this six round event in Russellville directed by Nick Jagger. Full results and crosstable can be found here.

1 JACKSON PAINTER 1761 5.5 1st Place
2 CHUMA IKEHORA 2020 5 2nd Place
3 BILL ORTON 2200 4.5 3rd Place
4 JERRY WELLS 1792 4.5 3rd Place

Bill Orton: Here's a game I had with the Hogeye Gambit, showing how opposite colored bishops may not be drawish, but a good thing, in an attacking position.



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Arkansas Chess League Starts

The Arkansas Chess League is underway. Team Northwest Arkansas had a fantastic battle against Team Central Arkansas in Little Rock on December 16. Our top four boards faced off against their top four boards and the match came down to the top board.

Central Arkansas was ahead 2-1 and just needed to secure a draw to win the match. In an intense position and mutual time scramble it was the Central Arkansas flag that fell and NWA was able to draw the match. There are no tiebreak rules established yet so the match will remain a peaceful result. Fun was had by all. We will be facing off against Jonesboro early next year at our home site and traveling to Beebe to face off against White County. Let me know if you have interest in participating and i can add you to our player pool. Only Requirements are a current USCF membership.

Central Arkansas Result Northwest Arkansas Result
Chuma Ikeorha 0 Thomas Waymouth 1
William Donham 1 Rolyn Kropf 0
Joseph Holmes 1 David Morgan 0
Craig Hillyard 0 Justin Pockrus 1
  2   2

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David Phillips wins
Fayetteville Winter Classic

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David Phillips won with 4.5 out of 5.

The 2023 FCC Winter Classic, sponsored by Taco Bell is in the books! We had 48 people from across the state come and play which is a new high for us. Congrats to David Phillips who ran away with the Open section with a score of 4.5/5 . Brian Rude from Missouri and our current State Champion Bill Orton shared the 2nd and 3rd place prize with a score of 4.0/5. In the Beginner section we had a four way tie for first place. Congrats to Nathan Gosman, Jasper Hall, Aryyan Vineeth, and Eshwar Atmakuri for fantastic performances. Thank you to everyone who came out to play! and of course a big thanks to Taco Bell for the sponsorship! See everyone at the next event! Happy Holidays and Live Mas!   [David Morgan, organizer and TD, reporting.]

Bill Orton Wins 2022 Ark Open

Thank you to everyone who came out to the Arkansas Open this weekend. It was our largest tournament yet. We had 51 total players across all sections, 9 of which played in their very first tournament.

Bill Orton was the overall Open champion scoring 4.5/5.0, Miles Bowlin won the Blitz tournament with 4.5/5 and David Phillips won the Rapid portion with 2.5/3 Nathaniel Fast (4.0/5) out of Missouri took 2nd overall and William Donham (3.5/5) out of Little Rock took 3rd.

In the U1600 section:
1st- Tyler Madsen (4.5/5)
2nd- Gage Carr (3.5/5)
3rd- Ian-Lee Kim (3.5/5)

In the U1000 Section
1st- Devansh Alwa (3.5/4)
2nd- Lalitsingh Rawat (3.5/4)
3rd- William Zeng (3.0/4)
Congrats to all our winners!

- David Morgan, TD and FCC President

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Steve Elkins Wins 2020 Fayetteville Championship

Thanks to all (11 in Open and 8 in Scholastic) who participated in our annual club championship this year last Saturday. Was the perfect number to pay all expenses--USCF Affiliation fee, room cost, and the trophies. The Open section was "player with white pieces" Day. In the following games the player with white won: Rd. 2--Bii Orton (1.0) beat Les Kline (1.0), Rd. 3--Miles Bowlin (2.0) beat Orton (2.0), and Rd. 4--Steve Elkins (3,0) beat Bowlin (3.0) for perfect score of 4.0 and winner of Open Trophy. Congrats to Steve (reg. rating 1583); just too bad wasn't a rated tournament? In the Scholastic section Zach Muench (2.0, rating 717) defeated Vrishank (2.0, rating 917) for only perfect score (3.0). Zach also had white in that round! Congrats to Zach. - Les Kline, TD.

Bill Orton Wins State Championship 2017

Three-peat! Beating Bellasario and Davis.

Miles Bowlin and Bill Orton Win 2016 Arkansas Open

Tournament on Beautiful Mt. Sequoyah

2016 Fayetteville Championship

Invaded by Fort Smith Players

Bill Orton Wins 2015 Arkansas Championship

Larry Swartwood's Team Wins Round Robin

Alex Wolf 2014 Arkansas Co-Champion

Ties with Tony Davis