Daniel Garrett Wins 2016 Bradley Summer Open
- Written by Bill Feldman Bill Feldman
With a fourth-round draw against Martin Franek, Daniel Garrett secured top placement in the 2016 Bradley Summer Open, an Illinois Tour event.
Daniel's 3.5 was a half-point to the good over co-runners up "Northerner" David Rockwell and Mihir Bafna. David was a perfect 3-for-3, but did not play the last round. In the third round, David defeated Michael Leali who at 1854 was the tournament's top-rated entrant.
15 competed in the one-day Open.
For his effort, Daniel presumably received the $240 first prize with David and Mihir receiving $90 a piece, splitting combined second and third place prize funds.
20 players fought it out in the Reserve section with Brad Baldridge running the table with four wins for players rated Under 1400.
Brad raised his rating 103 points to 1351 while collecting $90 first place Reserve prize money.
A four-way tie for second place featured Megan Chen, Alex Beecher, Kushal Mungee and Rahul Bhavan. Kushal and Rahul both saw their ratings go up at least 60 points.
Both sections featured Game in 80 minutes time controls with five-second delay.
Results for Under / Class and Upset prizes were not available on the tournament website as of press time.
The 2016 Illinois Chess Tour features 10 events with three remaining after the BSO. The tour provides prizes in three categories: Open, Reserve and Reserve Scholastic. Sadly, none of the pre-tournament top five in any of these categories participated in the Bradley event. However, with his success, David Rockwell may now be tied for fourth place in the Reserve Tour standings, official calculations pending.
The tour continues with the Illinois Open this weekend.
The BSO marked the third 2016 Tour event which was sponsored by the Greater Peoria affiliate.