Jeffrey B. Siebrandt Wins Sixth U.S. Blind Chess Championship Title
Press
By Joan DuBois   
June 25, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Joan DuBois
June 25, 2007931-787-1234, #123
Press Release #16 of 2007jdubois@uschess.org

(Crossville, TN) USCF Chess organizer Rick Varchetto ran USCF's 2007 U.S. Blind Chess Championship in Buckhannon, West Virginia. Play concluded June 23 with Jeffrey B. Siebrandt claiming his U.S. Blind Chess Champion title for the sixth time! The four round event was held at the Hampton Inn.

Final list of competitors:

Jeffrey B. Siebrandt of Texas won with a 3.5 score.
Agan Hajric of New York tied with Jessica T. Lauser of California for second place with 3.0.
Alexander Barrasso of DC took fourth with 2.5.
Albert Peitrolungo of Maryland tied with Joseph C. Wassermann of Pennsylvania and Virginia Alverson of Massachusetts with 2.0.
Richard A. Mc Straw of Ohio and Allen Betts also from Ohio tied for 8th with 1.0.
Nicholas Stockton of Virginia finished out the field of 10.

Chief Tournament Director Tim Just directed this USCF National event.

Final crosstable can be found at: http://www.uschess.org/msa/XtblMain.php?200706235821

Games from this years 2007 U.S. Blind can be found/downloaded at: http://chessforlife.com/chess/usblind07c.zip

Congratulations to all players for another exciting event!

The United States Chess Federation (USCF), founded in 1939, serves as the governing body for chess in the United States and is now headquartered in Crossville, Tennessee. USCF is devoted to extending the role of chess in American society. It promotes the study and knowledge of the game of chess, for its own sake as an art and enjoyment, and as a means for the improvement of society. The USCF is a not-for-profit membership organization with over 80,000 members. For additional information on the USCF see: http://www.uschess.org.