114th US Open Highlights 



USCHESSThanks to Mike Nietman's help from being on the United States Chess Federation board, the 114th US Open was allowed to be played in Middleton, Wisconsin, July 27-August 4, 2013. Eight Green Bay club members competed in the national tournament. Overall, 137 players attended from various Wisconsin cities. The US Open had many side events, such as quick chess tournaments, lectures, awards banquet, and selling chess merchandise. It was the first time a US Open chess championship was held in Wisconsin since 1953!
The Barber k-6 tournament, Denker National High School Championship, Women's Invitational, and Women's Open were just some of the tournaments held in Middleton. The USOpen is also host to other side events such as a blitz tournament, game in 15 minutes, and quad tournaments.
Luke Ludwig, from our Green Bay club, received an honorary award for life long outstanding chess achievement by the United States Chess Federation at the awards ceremony. His life long dedication to chess has directed over 35 Green Bay Open chess tournaments and numerous other chess endevours over the years. He was partnered and instrumental in making the Green Bay Chess Association, Inc. a 501(c3) organization. The organization now is successfully working with area public and parochial schools to provide chess clubs in the local area.
Our club is quite competitive and has some good players. Among the eight attendees from our club at the US Open, three of them finished in the top half out of 519 total players from around the world, mostly from within the states. The main US Open tournament plays nine games with the possibility of achieveing a maximum high score of 9 out of 9 points. Tim Bogenschutz was one out of 17 players who won a small cash prize for taking fifth in a Game in 15 minute side event tournament.

The following players from our club played in the USOpen

their scores are recorded below:

  • Kelly Borman 5.5 pts.
  • Tim Bogenschutz 5 pts.
  • Josiah Robert Stein 4.5 pts.
  • Luke Ludwig 4 pts.
  • Kirk Plankey 4 pts.
  • Lynn Schmidt 4pts.
  • Tom Mattson 2.5 pts.
  • Steve Ziehms 2 pts.

They represented our local club well. Well done

Green Bay chess players!

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Green Bay club players, click here for your US Open pictures!

Click here for GB club 114th USOpen games.


Below are pictures of Luke Ludwig receiving his award.

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Videos from the award ceremony.
Click here to see video 1.  Click here to see video 2.


Below are pictures of the 2013 US Open.

It's Bucky Badger!
Bucky throws out the first
move in the USOpen.
Bucky Badger



Water fall with
Bottom of water fall.
Mariott hotel
10 stories high.
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Cheesehead hats at the
opening ceremony.
The playing room...
It's large!
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Some top games over the internet
on computer.
National high school chess
championship with flags!
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The skittles room is full! Players going over games
after their game is over.
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State tounament flags.
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        K-6 chess Championship!
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Women's National Invitational
with flags!
  Wisconsin's Derek Sachs plays
  against a 2409 rated player.
   GM Alexander Ivanov 2622 rated
    playing chess on board two.
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Board 3 of the last round in
the USOpen.
WGM Camilla Baginskaite plays on
a top board.
Board 2 of the last round in
the USOpen.
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