1977 World Open chess tournament

5th annual WORLD OPEN
June 30-July 4, 1977 - 9 rounds,922 players 
Sheraton Hotel, 17th & Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia PA - prize fund $27,600

OPEN SECTION (367 players, 3 GMs):
John Fedorowicz(NJ)............8.0 $1500.00 1st on tiebreak
Ron Henley (TX)............... 8.0 $1500.00
IM Kevin Spraggett (CAN)...... 7.5 $ 400.00
Michael Valvo (NJ)............ 7.5 $ 400.00
Peter Nurmi (CAN)............. 7.5 $1000.00 1st 2200-2299
Antonio Palacios (VEN)........ 7.5 $1000.00 1st 2000-2099
GM Anatoly Lein (NJ).......... 7.0 $  40.00
GM Leonid Shamkovich (NY)..... 7.0 $  40.00
Carlos Garcia-Palermo (ARG)... 7.0 $  40.00
IM Lawrence Day (CAN)......... 7.0 $  40.00
Boris Baczynskyj (PA)......... 7.0 $  40.00
Camille Coudari (CAN)......... 7.0 $ 300.00 2nd-4th 2200-2299
Roberto Kaimo (PHI)........... 7.0 $ 300.00 2nd-4th 2200-2299
Tom Costigan (PA)............. 7.0 $ 300.00 2nd-4th 2200-2299
Paul Brandts (NY)............. 7.0 $ 583.34 1st-3rd 2100-2199
Evan Michalides (CT).......... 7.0 $ 583.34 1st-3rd 2100-2199
Elliott Winslow (MO).......... 7.0 $ 583.34 1st-3rd 2100-2199
Richard Delaune (VA).......... 7.0 $ 500.00 2nd 2000-2099

Alex Kevitz (NY).............. 6.5 $  20.00 5th 2200-2299
Girome Bono (MA).............. 6.5 $  20.00 5th 2200-2299
Leo Williams (CAN)............ 6.5 $  20.00 5th 2200-2299
Mark Ginsburg (MD)............ 6.5 $  20.00 5th 2200-2299
Jon Arnason (ICE)............. 6.5 $  20.00 5th 2200-2299
Allan Savage (MA)............. 6.5 $  62.50 4th-5th 2100-2199
Michael Wilder (NJ)........... 6.5 $  62.50 4th-5th 2100-2199
Alberto Caro (VEN)............ 6.5 $  62.50 4th-5th 2100-2199
Michael Hailparn (NJ)......... 6.5 $  62.50 4th-5th 2100-2199
Abe Ellenberg (MI)............ 6.5 $ 200.00 3rd-4th 2000-2099
Denis Strenzwilk (MD)......... 6.5 $ 200.00 3rd-4th 2000-2099
Antonio Fernandez (VEN)....... 6.5 $1000.00 1st 1900-1999

Roy Mallett (NY).............. 6.0 $  12.50 5th 2000-2099
Bruce Leverett (PA)........... 6.0 $  12.50 5th 2000-2099
George Shrier (NJ)............ 6.0 $  12.50 5th 2000-2099
David Turner (MA)............. 6.0 $  12.50 5th 2000-2099
Charles Lawton (MO)........... 6.0 $  12.50 5th 2000-2099
Erich Marchand (NY)........... 6.0 $  12.50 5th 2000-2099
Nicholas Paleveda (FL)........ 6.0 $  12.50 5th 2000-2099
Matthew Katrein (NY).......... 6.0 $  12.50 5th 2000-2099
Thomas Reeves (OH)............ 6.0 $ 375.00 2nd-3rd 1900-1999
Rainer Rickford (OR).......... 6.0 $ 375.00 2nd-3rd 1900-1999
Joseph Veach (PA)............. 6.0 $ 750.00 1st-2nd 1800-1899
John Wright (NY).............. 6.0 $ 750.00 1st-2nd 1800-1899

David Sark (MI)............... 5.5 $  31.25 4th-5th 1900-1999
Mark Kogan (CT)............... 5.5 $  31.25 4th-5th 1900-1999
James Harkins (OH)............ 5.5 $  31.25 4th-5th 1900-1999
Edward Ipacs (CT)............. 5.5 $  31.25 4th-5th 1900-1999
Mark LaRocca (OH)............. 5.5 $  31.25 4th-5th 1900-1999
Sam Sloan (NY)................ 5.5 $  31.25 4th-5th 1900-1999
Friedrich Bittner (AL)........ 5.5 $  31.25 4th-5th 1900-1999
Seymour Kellerman (PA)........ 5.5 $  31.25 4th-5th 1900-1999
Jim Perlez (NY)............... 5.5 $ 100.00 3rd-5th 1800-1899
Constantine Xanthos (NY)...... 5.5 $ 100.00 3rd-5th 1800-1899
Raul Serrano (NY)............. 5.5 $ 100.00 3rd-5th 1800-1899
Blair Kanter (NJ)............. 5.5 $ 100.00 3rd-5th 1800-1899
Chris Welcome (NY)............ 5.5 $ 100.00 3rd-5th 1800-1899
John McCarthy (NJ)............ 5.5 $ 500.00 1st Under 1800
Sandro Trindade (BRS)......... 5.5 $ 100.00 1st Unrated

Goran Zalar (VA).............. 5.0 $ 150.00 2nd-4th Under 1800
Alan Lasser (CT).............. 5.0 $ 150.00 2nd-4th Under 1800
Hugh Bender (DE).............. 5.0 $ 150.00 2nd-4th Under 1800
Charles Bouzoukis (DE)........ 4.5 $  25.00 5th Under 1800
George Lennon (PA)............ 4.5 $  25.00 5th Under 1800
James Clague (NJ)............. 4.0 $ 150.00 1st-2nd Under 1600
Steven Kraseski (NJ).......... 4.0 $ 150.00 1st-2nd Under 1600

 
UNDER 1800 SECTION
Louis Mercuri (MA)......... 7.5 $ 750.00
Bruce Frink (FL)........... 7.5 $ 750.00
Teo Furtado (MA)........... 7.0 $ 200.00
Arunas Simonaitis (NY)..... 7.0 $ 200.00
Richard Stoy (PA).......... 6.5 $  33.34
Daniel Patterson (OH)...... 6.5 $  33.34
Louis Kessler (PA)......... 6.5 $  33.34

UNDER 1700 SECTION
Dore Sheppard (NJ)......... 8.0 $1000.00
Michael Clarke (PA)........ 7.5 $ 500.00
David Dymond (MA).......... 7.0 $ 200.00
Willis Turner (NY)......... 7.0 $ 200.00
Rafael Valdes (NJ)......... 6.5 $  33.34
Peter Kurucz (FL).......... 6.5 $  33.34
Emiliano Cadenillas (NJ)... 6.5 $  33.34

UNDER 1600 SECTION
Eric Bowie-Reed (CAN)...... 7.5 $1000.00
Dwight Beers (MD).......... 7.0 $ 166.67
Norman Mason (PA).......... 7.0 $ 166.67
Miguel Rivera (NY)......... 7.0 $ 166.67
Eric Buel (FL)............. 7.0 $ 166.67
Raymond Soroka (PA)........ 7.0 $ 166.67
James Pressley (GA)........ 7.0 $ 166.67

UNDER 1500 SECTION
Carl Holland (PA).......... 8.0 $1000.00
Anthony Acchione (PA)...... 7.0 $ 375.00
Andre Devitt (NJ).......... 7.0 $ 375.00
Ronnie Cooper (MD)......... 6.5 $  35.72
Kenneth Phillips (HI)...... 6.5 $  35.72
Dennis Reissig (OH)........ 6.5 $  35.72
Peter Thau (CT)............ 6.5 $  35.72
Andrew Thompson (MD)....... 6.5 $  35.72
Ralph Nunn (NY)............ 6.5 $  35.72
Bob Kender (PA)............ 6.5 $  35.72

UNDER 1400 SECTION
Dipen Bhattacharya (NJ).... 8.0 $ 800.00
Johnny Lewin (NJ).......... 7.5 $ 400.00
Carl Skinner (PA).......... 7.0 $ 133.34
Alan Jones (CAN)........... 7.0 $ 133.34
Grant Gillen (NJ).......... 7.0 $ 133.34

UNDER 1300 SECTION
Joseph Ganem (NJ).......... 8.0 $ 600.00
Wilfred Saxe (DE).......... 7.5 $ 300.00
Ken Cafiero (NJ)........... 7.0 $  60.00
Wendell Grimes (PA)........ 7.0 $  60.00
Dewey Bellinger (PA)....... 7.0 $  60.00
John Vlajov (CAN).......... 7.0 $  60.00
Thomas Evans (CA).......... 7.0 $  60.00
George Stewart (PA)........ 6.5 $ 300.00 1st Under 1200
John Tempesta (MA)......... 6.0 $ 200.00 1st Under 1100
James Troy (NC)............ 5.5 $ 100.00 1st Under 1000

UNRATED SECTION
Sergey Kudrin (NJ)......... 8.5 $ 400.00
Lev Mering (NJ)............ 8.0 $ 200.00
Arnold Shafritz (PA)....... 7.0 $ 100.00
Tanya Banks (PA)........... 5.5 $  33.34
Thomas Clauson (PA)........ 5.5 $  33.34
Andrew Heller (PA)......... 5.5 $  33.34

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