The 25th Annual Eastern Class Championships were held from April 22-24, 2016, at the Host Hotel at Cedar Lake, 366 Main St, Sturbridge, Massachusetts.
The event had 7 sections: Master, Expert, Class A, Class B, Class C, Class D and Class E. The playing format was 5-round Swiss with the time control 40/100, SD/30, d10.
The main Master section had 26 participants. Grandmaster Alexander Ivanov took a clear first place with 4,0/5 points to claim the top prize of 2100 USD.
Master section final standings:
1. GM Alexander Ivanov 2596 MA – 4,0
2-6. GM Eugene Perelshteyn 2609 MA, GM Sergey Kudrin 2547 CT, GM Bryan Smith 2503 PA, FM Nicolas Checa 2499 NY and Wesley Wang 2149 NY – 3,5
7-9. GM Alexander Fishbein 2546 NJ, FM Christopher Chase 2390 MA and Martire Duarte 2232 NY – 3,0 etc