Originally Published: May 14, 2015 6 a.m.
Seventeen chess players participated in the Prescott Quads #4 held at Yavapai College on Saturday, May 9. This U.S. Chess Federation-rated event, directed by Prescott Chess Club President Tom Green, was divided into four sections based on rating.
Prescott Chess Expert Jeff Hardin won $50 for his two wins and a draw in Section A, composed of the four highest-rated chess players. Luke Calhoun, a Candidate Master from Sedona, received $25 for his second-place finish with a 2-1 record.
Prescott's Dr. Henry Ebarb, the 70-plus Arizona State Chess Champion, was the top finisher in Section B. His 2.5-0.5 score earned the $50 first-place prize money. W.H. Archer of Flagstaff won the $25 second-place prize money with a 2-1 score.
David Sletton of Las Vegas won the $50 first-place prize money in Section C for his undefeated 3-0 score, while Prescott's David Steeves collected the $25 second-place prize money for his 2-1 record.
In Section D, Phillip Ebarb and Michael Ebarb, both from Prescott, split the section's $75 prize money for their 3-1 records.
The Prescott Chess Club meets at the Wild Iris on Monday, Thursday and Saturday afternoons. Anyone interested in chess is welcome. The second annual Prescott Open chess tournament will be held at Yavapai College on Saturday, July 18.