South Team "Four Found Fischers" Clinch 2007 U.S. Amateur Team Champion Chess Title
Press
By Joan DuBois   
March 26, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Carol Jarecki
March 26, 2007IA & Chief TD
Press Release #7 of 2007carolj1028@yahoo.com

The four 2007 U.S. Amateur Team Playoff, a U.S. Chess Federation (USCF) National Event, concluded March 24, 2007 with "Four Found Fischers" from the winning securing this years title of 2007 U.S. Amateur Team Champion!

Play took place in cyberspace, Saturday, March 24th on the Internet Chess Club (ICC) website under the direction of TD Duncan Oxley. International Arbiter and Chief Tournament Director was Carol Jarecki.

In the first round, "Four Found Fischers" - South Team beat "Beavis and Buttvinnik" - East Team with 2.5-1.5. The "Repeat Offenders" - North Team  beat the "Orange County Chess Club" - West Team with a score of 2.5-1.5.

In the Final round, "Four Found Fischers" beat "Repeat Offenders" with a final score of 2.5-1.5 to clinch the title. The "Four Found Fischers" team receive the title of 2007 U.S. Amateur Team Champion and each member of the team will receive an engraved watch.

Team rosters:

USAT-South

FOUR FOUND FISCHERS  2191.25

Bd. 1 Daniel Ludwig (Captain) 2388 
Bd. 2 Corey B. Acor  2254
Bd. 3 Jeffrey De Jesus 2017  
(substituted for Eric Rodriguez)
Bd. 4 Anthony Felicione 1914 

USAT-East

BEAVIS AND BUTTVINNIK  2159

Bd. 1 FM James Critelli 2311 
Bd. 2 Evan Turtel  2206
Bd. 3 Evan Rabin (Captain) 2076 
Bd. 4 Alt. Alan Kantor 2000
(substituted for Nick Panico III  2043)
 
USAT-North

REPEAT OFFENDERS  2199

Bd. 1 John Cole  2330
Bd. 2 John Langreck  2250
Bd. 3 FM Jim Dean (Captain) 2234
Bd. 4 Drew Hollinberger 1982 
 
USAT-West

ORANGE COUNTY CHESS CLUB 2177.75
 
Bd. 1 Alexander Kretchetov 2365
Bd. 2 Ilia Serpik  2307
Bd. 3 Takashi Iwamoto (Captain) 2269 
Bd. 4 Krishna Kaliannan 1770

Congratulations to all players.

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