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Iowa Closed Championship Pairings

In this year's closed to be played at the PCI building in Cedar Rapids this coming Saturday the 17th of March, we have returning champion Daniel Brashaw and the top five finishers of the Leather Jackets. It was a case of win it you are in it, with the top eight players in Iowa going at it to secure the invitations to this year's closed championship.

We also have the Iowa Girls Championship to be played between Sarah Carson and Anjali Lodh for the honor of representing Iowa in the National Girls Tournament of Champions to be held concurrently with the US Open in Madison, Wisconsin.

Times for the closed rounds:


9:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m.


9:00 a.m.; 2:00 p.m.

Each player's pairing number was picked randomly by James Hodina then placed in the pairing order per P. 317 of the rulebook governing 6-player round robin events.

Round 1 (first player listed is white)

Takahashi - Neal

Brashaw - Saleem

Wan - Keating

Round 2

Keating - Neal

Saleem - Wan

Takahashi – Brashaw

Round 3

Neal - Brashaw

Wan - Takahashi

Saleem - Keating

Round 4

Neal - Saleem

Brashaw - Wan

Keating - Takahashi

Round 5

Wan - Neal

Keating - Brashaw

Takahashi - Saleem

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