The 73rd annual Southwest Open was held in Brownsville over Labor Day weekend. The remote location hurt attendance - only 76 players competed, roughly half as many as in previous years. What the event lacked in size, it made up for in strength, with 7 IMs in the field.
Five players tied for first with 5.5/7 - IM Salvijus Bercys, IM Axel Bachmann, IM Daniel Fernandez, Tautvydas Vedrickas, and IM Alfonso Almeida. In the Reserve section, Victor A. Flores won clear first with 6/7. See the crosstables for all the results. In the one-day scholastic event, Kristin Ramos and Jorge Hernandez both notch perfect 5-0 scores to win their respective sections.
Duplicate scoresheets were not provided to the players, and as a result, very few games scores were submitted. Please email your games to Texas Knights editor Selby Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Victor A. Flores, winner of the Reserve Section.
Nelly Estrada & Janeth Moreno ponder their next move.