The Spring Open was the largest open tournament ever organized in Aurora with 160 players, though more players wanted to enter it. Our next tournament in October 2018 will be at Newmarket Old Town Hall, a larger venue with the capacity of more than 200 players.
There was fierce fighting in the Open section but no clear winner emerged. The players - IM/GM Aman Hambleton, IM Tomas Krnan, and Slava Rek shared first place with four points, and took $700 each as a prize.
Open: 1st $1000, 2nd $700, 3rd $400 - Three players shared them - $700 each.
U2000: 1st $700, 2nd $450, 3rd $250. Clear first, and two players shared 2-3 with $350 each.
U1600: 1st $600, 2nd $350, 3rd $200. - Two players shared 1-2 with $475 each, and five players shared 3rd with $40 each.
U1300: 1st $500, 2nd $300, 3rd $200. Two players shared 1-2 with $400 each; two players shared 3rd with $100 each.
JU900: 1st $500, 2nd $300, 3rd $200. Clear first and second. Three players shared 3rd with $67 each.