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UTB Teams Win All 8 First Round Matches

MILWAUKEE, WI, December 27, 2010

Both the UTB "A" and "B" teams won Round 1 matches by 4-0 scores at the 2010 Pan American Intercollegiate Team Chess Championships here Monday.

The tournament began Monday. Each team will play six rounds, with the final round scheduled Thursday, Dec. 30.

UTB  "A" team (2612 average rating) def. Miami-Dade College (1967) 4-0-0.0

#1 Board: GM Timur Gareyev def. Alexander Villafuerte
#2 Board: GM Axel Bachmann def. Gilb Luna II
#3 Board: GM Mauricio Flores def. Maydellis Quesada
#4 Board: IM Max Cornejo def. Michel Leon

UTB "B" team (2247) def. Texas Tech "C" (1775) 4.0-0.0

#1 Board: IM Alfonso Almeida def. Zachary Haskin
#2 Board: WGM-Elect Nadya Ortiz def. Maranni Kamphorst
#3 Board: WIM Luciana Morales def. Brett James
#4 Board: Arturo Gracia Jr. def. Ananya Roy

Pairings for Round 2 will be announced late Monday night.

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