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GM Julio Sadorra clear first in Agoura Hills

The 21st Annual Western Class Championships were held from March 7-9, 2014, at the Sheraton Agoura Hills Hotel, 30100 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills, California.

The event had 7 sections: Master, Expert, Class A, Class B, Class C, Class D and Class E.

Texas resident GM Julio Sadorra took a clear first place in the Master Section after drawing the last year winner GM Melikset Khachiyan in the final round.

Sadorra earned $1600 for the effort, while Khachiyan and FM Cameron Wheeler bagged $630 each for the shared second place.

Master Section final standings:
1. GM Julio C Sadorra 2680 TX – 4.5
2-3. GM Melikset Khachiyan 2626 CA and FM Cameron Wheeler 2345 CA – 4.0
4-5. WGM Atousa Pourkashiyan 2415 ATOBER CA and Kevin Davidson 2297 CA – 3.5
6-12. IM John D Bryant 2486 CA, FM Eugene Yanayt 2333 CA, Brandon Ashe 2315 CA, Albert Lu 2287 CA, Siddharth Banik 2247 CA, Mike Y Zaloznyy 2243 NV, Daniel Youseff Mousseri 2238 CA – 3.0

Julio Sadorra

Grandmaster Julio Sadorra

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