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2015 Eastern Idaho Open
(September 19-20, Pocatello, ID)

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Jacob Nathan Defends Title And Becomes Co-Champion

by Jay Simonson, Tournament Director

Eleven year old Jacob Nathan of Idaho Falls tied for first place with Lloyd Landon, also of Idaho Falls, with a score of four out of five points in the Eastern Idaho Open, which was held September 19-20, 2015 at the Idaho State University (ISU) Student Union building in Pocatello, Idaho. Jacob's only loss was to Lloyd in round three, while Lloyd's loss came at the hands of Michael Rabadan of Yakima, Washington. Gary Owen of Evanston, Wyoming took home the third place prize in the Open Section with three points.

Michael Rabadan scored 3.5 points to capture first place in the Reserve Section. Brian Curtis took second place in the Reserve section and Owen Buffaloe won third place in the Reserve Section.

We had only eight participants, but each game was hard-fought and challenging for each person playing. We had two people from out of state, and three each from Pocatello and Idaho Falls. Everyone who played said they had fun and enjoyed the tournament. See you there next year.