The Chessmill

Ramblings and ruminations on chess in Milwaukee,

SE Wisconsin, theUSA and the World.

...certain people do improve their chess. In the main though these people are smaller than grown-ups. Children seem to have no problem improving their chess and I do not believe that this is due to a greater capacity for hard work. The key is that adults become stubborn. They refuse to keep their minds open - especially on the chess board.

 — David Norwood

1970 - De Fotis Wins

Master Greg DeFotis won the 1970 North Central Open with an unbeaten score of 6.5 points (out of 7). DeFotis won on tiebreaks over Dr. Orest Popovych, who also finished with 6.5. DeFotis led all the way, only getting nicked for a draw in the final round by Andrew Karklins.

Karklins, a longtime regular at these events, finished even with Stephen Popel and Richard Kujoth, also regulars at this event, with 6 points. Rounding out the top six was Richard Verber, with 5.

Other notable entrants include Curt Brasket, Fred Cramer and Susan Sterngold, who won the trophy for best score by a female player in the event.

No. Name USCF 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Pts
1 DeFotis, Greg 2350 W37 W43 W20 W29 W11 W7 D4 6.5
2 Popovych, Dr. Orest 2326 W71 W56 D9 W34 W21 W6 W10 6.5
3 Popel, Dr, S A 2227 W55 W25 W33 L7 W32 W11 W8 6
4 Karklins, Andrew 2258 W51 W24 D34 W64 W12 W31 D1 6
5 Kujoth, Richard 2036 W78 W63 D23 D32 W24 W29 W21 6
6 Verber, Richard 2304 W35 W44 W86 W8 D7 L2 W28 5.5
7 Brasket, Curt 2374 W28 W40 W14 W3 D6 L1 D9 5
8 Mihajlovic, Jova 2038 W62 W47 W54 L6 W17 W14 L3 5
9 Presser, David 1999 W68 W60 D2 L11 W37 W23 D7 5
10 Sandrin, Angelo 2096 W102 W41 L11 W49 W33 W20 L2 5
11 Heitmann, Raymond 1901 W79 W109 W10 W9 L1 L3 W31 5
12 Hechtlinger, John 1999 W58 D22 W27 W70 L4 D35 W32 5
13 Ditrichs, Dr. Ray 2067 W72 D27 D22 D61 D26 W42 W40 5
14 Nowak, Gregory 2003 W96 W45 L7 W16 W63 L8 W38 5
15 Zacks, Pedro 1660 L30 W104 L25 W67 W43 W41 W33 5
16 Rice, Steven 1815 W104 D30 D31 L14 W72 W70 W39 5
17 Zacks, Naum 1903 W88 W65 L29 W76 L8 W55 W30 5
18 Sokolowski, Mark 1929 D94 W46 D30 L63 W102 W76 W35 5
19 Francisco, Orville 1921 L65 W88 L55 W46 W69 W63 W29 5
20 Vano, Edward 2036 W81 W50 L1 W22 W38 L10 D24 4.5
21 Lifson, Ronald 2108 W69 W26 D64 W93 L2 W61 L5 4.5
22 Gustafson, Dale 1762 W97 D12 D13 L20 W68 D25 W36 4.5
23 O'Leary, Arthur 1552 W59 W111 D5 L38 W64 L9 W61 4.5
24 Vasto, Daniel 1858 W91 L4 W96 W36 L5 W57 D20 4.5
25 Mengelis, Ainis 1862 W113 L3 W15 W72 L31 D22 W54 4.5
26 Gaigals, Leonids 1827 W117 L21 W58 D30 D13 D48 W62 4.5
27 Wierzbicki, Michael 1785 W116 D13 L12 W65 L30 W75 W60 4.5
28 Liepaskalns, Voldemars 1732 L7 W100 W67 W39 WF D30 L6 4.5
29 Otteson, Milton 2212 W57 W38 W17 L1 W56 L5 L19 4
30 Wasserman, Joseph 2072 W15 D16 D18 D26 W27 D28 L17 4
31 Holyon, Robert 2069 W48 D32 D16 W42 W25 L4 L11 4
32 Boos, Gary 1825 W73 D31 W51 D5 L3 W34 L12 4
33 Gibbs, James 1924 W90 W36 L3 W45 L10 W50 L15 4
34 Evans, Larry 1960 W105 W75 D4 L2 W60 L32 D37 4
35 Anderson, R 1706 L6 W92 D111 W59 W93 D12 L18 4
36 Duesing, Tim 0 W42 L33 W50 L24 W71 W56 L22 4
37 Jonaitis, Algis 1728 L1 W107 D59 W111 L9 W64 D34 4
38 Johnson, Gerald 1849 W101 L29 W68 W23 L20 W66 L14 4
39 Rogan, Marvin 1981 W82 L54 W71 L28 W77 W52 L16 4
40 Leighton, George 1877 W100 L7 W102 L55 W84 W78 L13 4
41 Wheeler, Hugh 1846 W83 L10 L72 W85 W81 L15 W78 4
42 Gozum, Ekrem 1807 L36 W79 W81 L31 W74 L13 W72 4
43 Schuller, John 1884 W103 L1 D57 D69 L15 W98 W77 4
44 Kay, Robert 1873 W107 L6 D69 W62 D57 D54 D48 4
45 Schmitt, Tom 1772 W53 L14 W73 L33 L78 W95 W83 4
46 Phillips, Michael 1574 L86 L18 W101 L19 W87 W110 W63 4
47 Amort, Anthony 1774 W87 L8 L66 L80 W65 W68 W73 4
48 Anthony, James 1650 L31 W115 L56 W98 W49 D26 D44 4
49 Cramer, Fred 1854 W95 L70 W74 L10 L48 W103 W69 4
50 Tykwinski, David 1765 W114 L20 L36 W99 W58 L33 W66 4
51 Forman, William 1702 L4 W91 L32 W114 L66 W105 W67 4
52 Brown, Walter 1782 L66 W80 D65 W112 D70 L39 W82 4
53 Wong, Roger 0 L45 L96 W100 L68 W99 W74 W76 4
54 Heath, David 1741 W67 W39 L8 L86 W80 D44 L25 3.5
55 Campbell, Tony 1701 L3 W113 W19 W40 L61 L17 D64 3.5
56 Ellis, James 1871 W99 L2 W48 W75 L29 L36 D57 3.5
57 Gales, Wesley 1685 L29 W101 D43 W66 D44 L24 D56 3.5
58 Manthe, Barry 1595 L12 W97 L26 W73 L50 D59 W89 3.5
59 Domsky, Arthur 1927 L23 W99 D37 L35 D75 D58 W92 3.5
60 Prentice, Allen 1751 W106 L9 D112 W89 L34 W90 L27 3.5
61 Callaway, Joseph 1783 W115 LF W105 D13 W55 L21 L23 3.5
62 Altenbach, Tom 1611 L8 D87 W110 L44 W112 WF L26 3.5
63 Bielefeld, Martin 1780 W112 L5 W98 W18 L14 L19 L46 3
64 Olins, Ermanis 1899 W80 W66 D21 L4 L23 L37 D55 3
65 Sterngold, Susan 1532 W19 L17 D52 L27 L47 W109 D75 3
66 Grade, Hans 0 W52 L64 W47 L57 W51 L38 L50 3
67 Palenski, Allen 1355 L54 W82 L28 L15 W79 W81 L51 3
68 Rostrum, C Richard 1595 L9 W106 L38 W53 L22 L47 W98 3
69 Stachowski, Robert 1670 L21 W117 D44 D43 L19 W97 L49 3
70 Pehnec, Theodore 2119 W77 W49 D93 L12 D52 L16 LF 3
71 Shelburn, Ronald 1719 L2 W108 L39 W87 L36 L82 W90 3
72 Chobot, Joseph 1643 L13 W116 W41 L25 L16 W106 L42 3
73 Clay, Cleveland 0 L32 W84 L45 L58 W100 W84 L47 3
74 Blenker, Ambrose 1613 W118 L86 L49 W103 L42 L53 W108 3
75 Zvers, Juris 1736 W89 L34 W109 L56 D59 L27 D65 3
76 Bender, Fred 1764 L109 W103 W95 L17 W83 L18 L53 3
77 Robinson, Edward 1679 L70 L95 W90 W97 L39 W80 L43 3
78 Annen, Richard 1607 L5 LF W113 W95 W45 L40 L41 3
79 Grade, Lothar 1521 L11 L42 W104 L84 L67 W113 W95 3
80 Burtch, James 1514 L64 L52 W115 W47 L54 L77 W97 3
81 Stowell, Ralph 1606 L20 W114 L42 W106 L41 L67 W100 3
82 Meinhardt, Christian 1590 L39 L67 L99 W101 W113 W71 L52 3
83 Berkoff, Dmitry 0 L41 L102 W88 W96 L76 WF L45 3
84 Gerber, Robert 1652 LF L73 W91 W79 L40 L73 W103 3
85 Phillips, Sidney 1571 L111 D89 D87 L41 L97 W99 W106 3
86 Josef, Friedman 1953 W46 W74 L6 W54 LF LF LF 3
87 Wojcechowsky, Dr. S 0 L47 D62 D85 L71 L46 W107 D88 2.5
88 Tieffenbach, Robert 1524 L17 L19 L83 W110 L95 W101 D87 2.5
89 Brown, James 1336 L75 D85 W94 L60 D105 D92 L58 2.5
90 Healy, Stephen 1548 L33 D110 L77 W94 W109 L60 L71 2.5
91 Albianich, Michael 0 L24 L51 L84 L100 W116 D96 W110 2.5
92 Paszotta, Dick 1530 L93 L35 W117 L102 W115 D89 L59 2.5
93 Sandoval, Edgardo 1911 W92 W98 D70 L21 L35 LF LF 2.5
94 Koput, Cindy 1561 D18 L105 L89 L90 L107 WF W109 2.5
95 Arndt, Ed 0 L49 W77 L76 L78 W88 L45 L79 2
96 Woods, Thomas 1605 L14 W53 L24 L83 L98 D91 D107 2
97 Kuck, Brigid 1396 L22 L58 W108 L77 W85 L69 L80 2
98 Vernon, Kenneth 1446 W108 L93 L63 L48 W96 L43 L68 2
99 Roberson, Bertha 1457 L56 L59 W82 L50 L53 L85 W115 2
100 Sunara, Marko 1489 L40 L28 L53 W91 L73 W115 L81 2
101 Ausen, Jeffrey 0 L38 L57 L46 L82 W104 L88 W114 2
102 Farkas, Kalman 1666 L10 W83 L40 W92 L18 LF LF 2
103 Robinson, Harrison 1497 L43 L76 W116 L74 W114 L49 L84 2
104 Creed, John 0 L16 L15 L79 L108 L101 W116 W113 2
105 Quinn, John 1585 L34 W94 L61 D109 D89 L51 LF 2
106 Gould, Howard 1373 L60 L68 WF L81 W108 L72 L85 2
107 Fisher, Frank 1487 L44 L37 L114 D117 W94 L87 D96 2
108 Kusswurm, Armin 1483 L98 L71 L97 W104 L106 W114 L74 2
109 Zechel, Carl 0 W76 L11 L75 D105 L90 L65 L94 1.5
110 Rostrum, Richard C 1527 LF D90 L62 L88 W117 L46 L91 1.5
111 Oshana, David 1942 W85 L23 D35 L37 LF LF LF 1.5
112 Warren, Stuart 0 L63 WF D60 L52 L62 LF LF 1.5
113 Booth, Duane 1428 L25 L55 L78 W116 L82 L79 L104 1
114 Yugovich, Michael 0 L50 L81 W107 L51 L103 L108 L101 1
115 Gould, Mervyn 0 L61 L48 L80 WF L92 L100 L99 1
116 Goldbeck, Kathleen 0 L27 L72 L103 L113 L91 L104 WF 1
117 Brill, Donald 0 L26 L69 L92 D107 L110 LF LF 0.5
118 Leopoldi, Norbert 2063 L74 LF LF LF LF LF LF 0
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