Saturday, July 29, 2006

Michael Abron's quest to play rated chess in all 50 states

I met Michael Abron from the east coast in Sussex, Wisconsin. He plans to play rated tournaments in all 50 states. He has 20 to go.



**2/19/2018 Update from Michael
I am completing my quest to play in all 50 States by beginning to play in the 20 States that needed to complete the task. 


***7/26/2018 Update
45 States completed; only 5 left:


***10/07/2018 Update

3 to go
  1. WY Nov 10 - 11
  2. AK Nov 23 - 25
  3. SD March/April 2019

Michael in action.
  1. Alabama United States Amateur South 19 (AL)
  2. Alaska
  3. Arizona UNITY WEEKLY MAY 20TH, 2018 (AZ)
  4. Arkansas SEVEN MORE STATES (AR)
  5. California 18TH CHARLES POWELL MEMORIAL (CA)
  6. Colorado 2018 COLORADO SPRINGS OPEN
  7. Connecticut FOXWOODS OPEN (CT)
  8. Delaware 4TH SATURDAY QUAD # 31 (DE)
  9. Florida 8TH SOUTHERN OPEN (FL)
  10. Georgia 2006 EMORY GRAND PRIX (GA)
  11. Hawaii 2018 HAWAII STATE OPEN (HI)
  12. Idaho 2018 IDAHO OPEN (ID)
  13. Illinois CHICAGO OPEN (IL)
  14. Indiana JUNE OPEN (IN)
  15. Iowa HAWKEYE MIND CHALLENGE XIII (IA)
  16. Kansas KANSAS OPEN (KS)
  17. Kentucky 2ND LOUISVILLE OPEN!? (KY)
  18. Louisiana 2018 US SENIOR OPEN (LA)
  19. Maine SACOVALLEY QUASI QUICK QUADS (ME)
  20. Maryland MAYWEEKEND2006 (MD)
  21. Massachusetts 2002 NORTHEAST CHESS FALL GETA (MA)
  22. Michigan 2006 MICH BOTTOM-HALF CHAMPION (MI)
  23. Minnesota FIRST ANNUAL HB GLOBAL CHESS C (MN)
  24. Mississippi MICHAEL'S TOUR (MS)
  25. Missouri US CLASS CHAMPIONSHIPS (MO)
  26. Montana 2018 BIG SKY COUNTRY (MT)
  27. Nebraska 2018 CORNHUSKER (NE)
  28. Nevada 2005 NATIONAL OPEN (NV)
  29. New Hampshire 5TH QUEEN CITY TORNADO (NH)
  30. New Jersey 2003 SOUTH JERSEY OPEN (NJ)
  31. New Mexico MINI SENIOR (NM)
  32. New York NY AUGUST UNDER 1800! (NY)
  33. North Carolina LAND OF THE SKY XVII (NC)
  34. North Dakota MIKE ABRON INVITATIONAL (ND)
  35. Ohio 61ST OHIO CHESS CONGRESS (OH)
  36. Oklahoma OKLA OPEN 2006 JERRY SPANN MEM (OK)
  37. Oregon APRIL 2018 PCC SUNDAY QUADS (OR)
  38. Pennsylvania 2006 GREATER PHILADELPHIA OPEN (PA)
  39. Rhode Island CRANSTON-WARWICK JUNE MONTHLY (RI)
  40. South Carolina GRU-BELL OCTOBER 2000 (SC)
  41. South Dakota
  42. Tennessee 10TH VULCAN MATERIALS FUN-FEST (TN)
  43. Texas DCC WED 7.19.06 (TX)
  44. Utah GAME-IN-SIXTY CHAMPIONSHIP (UT)
  45. Vermont 13TH VERMONT RESORT OPEN! (VT)
  46. Virginia BOOZ ALLEN 2ND CLUB CHAMPIONSH (VA)
  47. Washington CLARK HARMON MEMORIAL (WA)
  48. West Virginia UNITED STATES AMATEUR SOUTH (WV)
  49. Wisconsin SCORCHING 15 (WI)
  50. Wyoming
District of Columbia US CHESS CENTER LADDER (DC)

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