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. 



  1. ME 2/20 SACOVALLEY QUASI QUICK QUADS (ME)
  2. NH 2/24 5TH QUEEN CITY TORNADO (NH)
  3. CO 3/4  2018 COLORADO SPRINGS OPEN
  4. OR 3/18 APRIL 2018 PCC SUNDAY QUADS (OR)
  5. WA 3/31 CLARK HARMON MEMORIAL (WA)
  6. ID 4/14 2018 IDAHO OPEN (ID)
  7. CA 5/6  8TH CHARLES POWELL MEMORIAL (CA)
  8. UT 5/12 GAME-IN-SIXTY CHAMPIONSHIP (UT)
  9. LA 6/21 SR Open Kenny LA 
TBA 
  1. AK
  2. AZ
  3. AR
  4. HI
  5. ND
  6. MS
  7. MT
  8. NE
  9. SD
  10. UT
  11. WY


Michael in action.
  1. Alabama United States Amateur South 19 (AL)
  2. Alaska
  3. Arizona
  4. Arkansas
  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
  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
  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
  25. Missouri US CLASS CHAMPIONSHIPS (MO)
  26. Montana
  27. Nebraska
  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
  32. New York NY AUGUST UNDER 1800! (NY)
  33. North Carolina LAND OF THE SKY XVII (NC)
  34. North Dakota
  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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