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:


*3/07/2019 Update : Only Alaska to go!
Michael  in action (2006 Sussex, Wisconsin.)


  1. 2019-03-17 South Dakota 2019 JACKRABBIT OPEN AND RESER (SD)
  2. 2018-11-10 Wyoming 2018 NEW WYOMING OPEN (WY)
  3. 2018-09-16 Montana 2018 BIG SKY COUNTRY (MT)
  4. 2018-09-03 Hawaii 2018 HAWAII STATE OPEN (HI)
  5. 2018-07-22 Nebraska 2018 CORNHUSKER (NE)
  6. 2018-07-14 North Dakota MIKE ABRON INVITATIONAL (ND)
  7. 2018-07-07 Arkansas SEVEN MORE STATES (AR)
  8. 2018-06-25 Mississippi MICHAEL'S TOUR (MS)
  9. 2018-06-24 Louisiana 2018 US SENIOR OPEN (LA)
  10. 2018-05-20 New Mexico MINI SENIOR (NM)
  11. 2018-05-20 Arizona UNITY WEEKLY MAY 20TH, 2018 (AZ)
  12. 2018-05-12 Utah GAME-IN-SIXTY CHAMPIONSHIP (UT)
  13. 2018-05-05 California 18TH CHARLES POWELL MEMORIAL (CA)
  14. 2018-04-29 Washington CLARK HARMON MEMORIAL (WA)
  15. 2018-04-22 Oregon APRIL 2018 PCC SUNDAY QUADS (OR)
  16. 2018-04-15 Idaho  2018 IDAHO OPEN (ID)
  17. 2018-03-04 Colorado 2018 COLORADO SPRINGS OPEN (CO)
  18. 2018-02-24 New Hampshire 5TH QUEEN CITY TORNADO (NH)
  19. 2018-02-20 Maine SACOVALLEY QUASI QUICK QUADS (ME)
  20. 2006-07-29 Wisconsin  SCORCHING 15 (WI)
  21. 2006-07-23 Kansas KANSAS OPEN (KS) 
  22. 2006-07-16 Oklahoma OKLA OPEN 2006 JERRY SPANN MEM (OK)
  23. 2006-06-27 Rhode Island CRANSTON-WARWICK JUNE MONTHLY (RI)
  24. 2006-06-25 Michigan 2006 MICH BOTTOM-HALF CHAMPION (MI)   
  25. 2006-06-10 Indiana JUNE OPEN (IN)
  26. 2006-05-28 West Virginia UNITED STATES AMATEUR SOUTH (WV)
  27. 2006-04-23 Kentucky 2ND LOUISVILLE OPEN!? (KY)
  28. 2006-02-19 Iowa HAWKEYE MIND CHALLENGE XIII (IA)
  29. 2005-06-12 Nevada 2005 NATIONAL OPEN (NV)
  30. 2004-02-22 Texas SOUTHEAST AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP (TX)
  31. 2003-08-10 Vermont 13TH VERMONT RESORT OPEN! (VT)
  32. 2003-06-15 New Jersey 2003 SOUTH JERSEY OPEN (NJ)
  33. 2002-11-29 Massachusetts 2002 NORTHEAST CHESS FALL GETA (MA)
  34. 2002-11-29 Delaware DELAWARE STATE QUICK CHAMP (DE)
  35. 2000-09-04 New York 122ND NYS CHAMPIONSHIP! (NY)
  36. 2000-08-13 Minnesota 101ST ANNUAL US OPEN - 2000 (MN)
  37. 2000-06-16 Virginia BOOZ ALLEN 2ND CLUB CHAMPIONSH (VA)
  38. 2000-06-09 Maryland FMCA EVERY FRI KNIGHT QUICK (MD)
  39. 2000-04-23 Connecticut 2ND ANNUAL FOXWOODS OPEN (CT)
  40. 1999-06-20 Ohio 1999 COLUMBUS OPEN (OH)
  41. 1999-06-13 South Carolina SOUTH CAROLINA OPEN (SC)
  42. 1999-05-31 Illinois 8TH ANNUAL CHICAGO OPEN (IL) 
  43. 1999-03-28 Florida 7TH ORLANDO OPEN! (FL)
  44. 1998-12-29 District of Columbia 25TH EASTERN OPEN (DC) 
  45. 1998-10-25 North Carolina NC OPEN (NC)
  46. 1998-11-29 Missouri US CLASS CHAMPIONSHIPS (MO)
  47. 1996-03-17 Alabama 1996 SPACE CITY OPEN (AL) 
  48. 1994-07-04 Pennsylvania 22ND ANNUAL WORLD OPEN (PA)
  49. 1991-12-08 Georgia 21ST ANNUAL ATLANTA OPEN (GA)
  50. 1991-12-08 Tennessee SOUTHEASTERN AMATEUR TEAM CHAM (TN)


  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 2019 JACKRABBIT OPEN AND RESER (SD)
  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 2018 NEW WYOMING OPEN (WY)
  51. District of Columbia DC)US CHESS CENTER LADDER (DC)



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