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2011 Western Idaho Open
(December 10-11, Boise, ID)

Crosstable Games Pictures Flyer Special Coverage
Score Sheets: Round 1, Round 2, Round 3, Round 4, Round 5 Pairing Sheets

Pictures courtesy of Jeff Roland


Overview of the playing room.


Scott Featherston (left) vs. Van George (right). Michelle Mares records moves for Scott.


Dylan Porth (left) vs. Kevin Patterson (right).


Dylan Porth (left) vs. Kevin Patterson (right).


Desmond Porth (left) vs. Jamie Lang (right).


Katie Rae Patterson (left) vs. Peter Olsoy (right).


George Lundy III (left) vs. John Carr (right).


Paul Johnson (left) vs. Patrick Kirk (right).


Phil Weyland (left) vs. Paul Edvalson (right).


James McGarvey (left) vs. Brett Hamilton (right).


Caleb Kircher (left) vs. Corey Longhurst (right).


Clement Falbo (left) vs. Kurt Douglas (right).


Jim Stark (Left) vs. Kory Puderbaugh (right).


Caleb Abernathy (left) vs. Nathan Jiang (right).


Chong-Jin Ong.


Scott Featherston (left) vs. Desmond Porth (right). Michelle Mares recording the moves for Scott.


Desmond Porth (left) vs. Scott Featherston (right). Michelle Mares records the moves for Scott.


Michael Healy (left) vs. Dylan Porth (right).


Van George (left) vs. Peter Olsoy (right).


Jamie Lang (left) vs. Adam Porth (right).


Brett Hamilton (left) vs. John Carr (right).


Corey Longhurst (left) vs. Kory Puderbaugh (right).


Chong-Jin Ong.


Jim Stark (left) vs. Caleb Kircher (right).


Kurt Douglas (left) vs. Paul Edvalson (right).


Carmen Pemsler (left) vs. Caleb Abernathy (right).


James McGarvey (left) vs. Nathan Jiang (right).


Steven Merwin (left) vs. Chong-Jin Ong (right).


Jamie Lang (left) vs. Adam Porth (right).


Peter Olsoy (left) vs. Van George (right).


Scott Featherston (left) vs. Desmond Porth (right). Michelle Mares recording moves for Scott.


Paul Johnson (left) vs. Steven Merwin (right).


Paul Johnson (left) vs. Steven Merwin (right).


Caleb Abernathy (left) vs. Caleb Kircher (right).


Jim Stark (left) vs. George Lundy III (right).


Nathan Jiang (left) vs. Kurt Douglas (right).


Brett Hamilton reading the instructions on how to set his digital clock. We ended up using an analog clock!


Paul Edvalson (left) vs. Brett Hamilton (right).


Michael Healy (left) vs. Desmond Porth (right).


Katie Rae Patterson (left) vs. Adam Porth (right).


Clement Falbo (left) vs. James McGarvey (right).


Dylan Porth (left) vs. Van George (right).


Desmond Porth (left) vs. Michael Healy (right).


Peter Olsoy.


Clement Falbo (left) vs. James McGarvey (right).


Kory Puderbaugh (left) vs. John Carr (right).


Carmen Pemsler (left) vs. Corey Longhurst (Right).


Carmen Pemsler (left) vs. Corey Longhurst (right).


Dylan Porth's shoes.


Overview of the Open Section.


Overview of the Reserve Section.


Paul Edvalson (left) greeting Larry Parsons, a spectator (right).


Larry Parsons came down to watch some of the action.


Larry Parsons.


John Carr (left) and Larry Parsons (right).


Paul Johnson (left) vs. Steven Merwin (right).


Group Photo (take 1).


Group Photo (take 2).


Group Photo (take 3), this time includes Chong-Jin Ong.


Group Photo (take 4).


Kurt Douglas (left) and James McGarvey (right), just missed the group photo.


Kurt Douglas (left) and James McGarvey (right), just missed the group photo.


Adam Porth (left) vs. Van George (right).


Caleb Kircher (left) vs. Paul Johnson (right).


Caleb Kircher (left) vs. Paul Johnson (right).


Jim Stark.


Paul Edvalson (left) vs. George Lundy III (right).


Desmond Porth (left) vs. Katie Rae Patterson (right).


Kevin Patterson (left) vs. Michael Healy (right).


Scott Featherston (left) vs. Dylan Porth (right). Michelle Mares records moves for Scott.


Dylan Porth.


Kurt Douglas.


Clement Falbo.


Nathan Jiang.


Kory Puderbaugh (left) vs. James McGarvey (right).


Desmond Porth.


Chong-Jin Ong (left) vs. Jim Stark (right).


John Carr (left) vs. Carmen Pemsler (right).


Adam Porth (left) vs. Van George (right).


Caleb Kircher viewing the wall charts.


Overview of the tournament in the final round.


Additional pictures, courtesy of Adam Porth


Overview of the playing hall.


Dylan Porth (left) vs. Kevin Patterson (right).


Desmond Porth (left) vs. Jamie Lang (right).


Desmond Porth (left) vs. Jamie Lang (right).


Jamie Lang.


Peter Olsoy.


Carmen Pemsler.


Chong-Jin Ong.


Nathan Jiang.


Jim Stark (left) vs. Kory Puderbaugh (right).


Clement Falbo.


Corey Longhurst (left) vs. Caleb Kircher (right).


Phil Weyland.


Paul Edvalson.


James McGarvey.


Brett Hamilton.


Paul Johnson.


Patrick Kirk.


John Carr (left) vs. George Lundy (right).


John Carr.


Michael Healy.


Brett Hamilton (Black) vs. James McGarvey (White) while TD Jeff Roland (right) and other spectators watch.


Brett Hamilton (Black) vs. James McGarvey (White) while TD Jeff Roland (right) and other spectators watch.


Brett Hamilton (Black) vs. James McGarvey (White) while TD Jeff Roland (right) and other spectators watch.


Brett Hamilton (Black) vs. James McGarvey (White) while spectators watch.


Brett Hamilton (Black) vs. James McGarvey (White) while spectators watch.


29 moves recorded then time trouble happened causing both players to stop recording. Here Jamie Lang (left), Jeff Roland, TD (center), and Desmond Porth (right) reconstruct the first round 73-move game after it completed.


29 moves recorded then time trouble happened causing both players to stop recording. Here Jamie Lang (left), Jeff Roland, TD (center), and Desmond Porth (right) reconstruct the first round 73-move game after it completed.


29 moves recorded then time trouble happened causing both players to stop recording. Here Jamie Lang (left), Jeff Roland, TD (center), and Desmond Porth (right) reconstruct the first round 73-move game after it completed.


29 moves recorded then time trouble happened causing both players to stop recording. Here Jamie Lang (left), Jeff Roland, TD (center), and Desmond Porth (right) reconstruct the first round 73-move game after it completed.


29 moves recorded then time trouble happened causing both players to stop recording. Here Jamie Lang (left), Jeff Roland, TD (center), and Desmond Porth (right) reconstruct the first round 73-move game after it completed.


29 moves recorded then time trouble happened causing both players to stop recording. Here Jamie Lang (left), Jeff Roland, TD (center), and Desmond Porth (right) reconstruct the first round 73-move game after it completed.


Jamie Lang's chess set (foreground), tournament playing hall (background).


Jim Stark.


Steven Merwin (left) vs. Nathan Jiang (right).


Chong-Jin Ong.


Jeff Roland (Tournament Director) setting a digital clock.


Dylan Porth.


Dylan Porth.


Desmond Porth.


Tournament playing hall.


Michael Healy (red-striped shirt) vs. Dylan Porth.


Michael Healy (left) vs. Desmond Porth (right).


Katie Rae Patterson.


Peter Olsoy.


Kevin Patterson.


Dylan Porth.


Van George.


Steven Merwin.


Paul Johnson.


Carmen Pemsler.


Kory Puderbaugh.


John Carr.


Idaho State Champion, Calaeb Abernathy.


Kurt Douglas (left) vs. Nathan Jiang (right).


Katie Rae Patterson.


Group photograph at the start of Round 5.


Group photograph at the start of Round 5.


Dylan Porth.


Katie Rae Patterson (left) vs. Desmond Porth (right).


Kevin Patterson.


Additional pictures, courtesy of Katie Sorenson

(With captions as presented by Katie on Peter Olsoy's Facebook page)


Peter walking to the competition.


His first tournament game!


Peter's first game in the tournament.


Thinking hard... this game ended in a stalemate.


Peter Round 3! (round 2 was so fast for him I didn't get a picture)


Third round.


Round 4


The group of players.


The last round.


The final round


After a slight delay, the final round has begun! Go Peter!


The pressure is on!


He held onto it.


Draw!


Analyzing the game.


After the tournament, a game or two was played. Much more talkative and happy.


Peter with his muffin of champions! A first place tie never tasted so good.

Captions from here on are no longer by Katie Sorenson.


Round 1.


James McGarvey (left) vs. Brett Hamilton (right).


Phil Weyland (left) vs. Paul Edvalson (right).


Phil Weyland (left) vs. Paul Edvalson (right). In background, Nathan Jiang (left) versus Caleb Abernathy (right).


Clement Falbo (left) vs. Kurt Douglas (right).


Kory Puderbaugh.


Van George (Left) vs. Scott Featherston (right).


Caleb Abernathy (left) vs. Nathan Jiang (right).


Carmen Pemsler (left) vs. Chong-Jin Ong (right).


George Lundy (left) vs. John Carr (right).


Jamie Lang (left) vs. Desmond Porth (right).


Michael Healy (left) vs. Adam Porth (right).


Kevin Patterson (left) vs. Dylan Porth (right).


Jamie Lang (left) vs. Desmond Porth (right).


Adam Porth (left) vs. Van George (right).


George Lundy (left) vs. Paul Edvalson (right) in skittles area outside the playing room. Nathan Jiang's father is spectator.


Panorama view #1


Panorama view #2