This year a new prize, the Allan Ong prize for top undergraduate student, was added to honor Allan,who was the first presidentof the modern BU Chess Club and started the BU Open. After 14 years of living in Toronto andBoston, Allan returned to his native Manila in the Philippines.
The Open Section was won by Harvard freshman FM Teddy Coleman with 4 of 4 points.
Steven Abrahams, a BU freshman, won the U1900 section with 4 also. They both tied for the 1st annual Allan Ong prize for the top undergraduate college student.
Travis Dover, a BU alum and former BU Chess Club president, won the U1600 section, also with a perfect 4.
Stuart Finney of the
1st FM Teddy Coleman (4.0; $300)
2nd NM Christopher Williams (3.0; $40) & NM Lawyer Times (3.0; $40)
Top U2200 WIM Esther Epstein (3.0; $40) & Dr. Aung Kyaw Lwin (3.0; $40)
1st Steven Abrahams (4.0; $75)
2nd Kapil Chandran (3.5; $40)
1st Travis Dover (4.0; $75)
2nd Soheil Saadat (3.5; $20) & Corey Tolbert (3.5; $20)
Top U1200 Akshay Saini (3.0; $40)
Allan Ong Top Undergrad
FM Teddy Coleman (4.0) & Steven Abrahams (4.0)
Corey Tolbert (3.5; $50) (Corey won the prize money because Teddy and Steven qualified for more lucrative prizes.)
Artem Sharamet, Soheil Saadat, Corey Tolbert, Eric Lawless, Kent Leung
(Only the top three scores were counted.)
Jesse Nicholas, Lior Rozhansky
James Lung, Christine Lung, Timothy Lung