The Presidents Weekend Championship took place on 14-16th February at La Quinta Inn & Suites in Coral Springs, Florida, USA.
The tournament was organized by Boca Raton Chess Club. The playing format was 5-round Swiss with five sections (Open, U2100, U1800, U1500, U1000).
GM Julio Becerra won the Open section with 4,5/5 points.
The U2100 section had 30 participants. Lester Machado, Alexander Villafuerte, Harold Scott, Ravindra Wijesundera and Carlos Hoyos shared the first place with 4,0/5 points each.
The U1800 section had 34 participants. Anthony Leyva, Gabriel Tafalla, Alex Hall, George Zhou and Paulo Castro shared the first place with 4,0/5 points each.
The U1500 section had 30 participants. Wilfer Arango, Michael Hutsko and Raghav Venkat shared the first place with 4,0/5 points each.
The U1000 section had 15 participants. Joel R Martin is the clear winner with 4,5/5 points.
Open section final standings (25 players):
1. GM Julio Becerra FL 2628 – 4,5
2-3. John Gabriel Ludwig FL 2297 and Eric Cooke FL 2227 – 4,0
4-9. Arnold Dubow FL 2070 – 3,5
5-9. FM Fabio La Rota FL 2300, Nicholas Rosenthal FL 2279, Mel Hunt Goss FL 2237, Sergey Berchenko OH 2252 and Vlad Yanovsky FL 2179 – 3,0 etc