6th annual WORLD OPEN
June 30-July 4, 1978 - 9 rounds
Sheraton Hotel, 17th & Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia
Prize fund $40,000 - largest open tournament ever held in the world with 1063 entries!

OPEN SECTION:
IM Peter Biyiasa (CAN).........7.5 $1600.00 1st on tiebreak
GM Florin Gheorghiu (ROM)..... 7.5 $1600.00
IM Bernard Zuckerman (USA).... 7.5 $1600.00
GM Heikki Westerinen (FIN).... 7.5 $1600.00
Yasser Seirawan (USA)......... 7.5 $1600.00
Javier Sanz (ESP)............. 7.5 $1600.00
Ingvar Asmundsson (ICE)....... 7.5 $1600.00
Jean Hebert (CAN)............. 7.5 $1500.00 1st 2100-2199
John Fedorowicz (USA)......... 7.0 $1100.00 1st/2nd Untitled Master
Julio Ostos (VEN)............. 7.0 $1100.00 1st/2nd Untitled Master
Paul Brandts (USA)............ 7.0 $ 700.00 2nd 2100-2199
Lewis Cohen (USA)............. 6.5 $1100.00 1st/2nd 2000-2099
Maung Thet Lin (USA).......... 6.5 $1100.00 1st/2nd 2000-2099
Stephen Popel (USA)........... 6.0 $ 120,00 3rd/4th 2000-2099
Fred Lindsay (USA)............ 6.0 $ 120.00 3rd/4th 2000-2099
Joseph Fang (USA)............. 6.0 $ 120.00 3rd/4th 2000-2099
Mack Garner (USA)............. 6.0 $ 120.00 3rd/4th 2000-2099
Earl Hall (USA)............... 6.0 $ 120.00 3rd/4th 2000-2099
Mike Rohland (CAN)............ 6.5 $1500.00 1st 1900-1999
Anthony Wuersch (USA)......... 6.0 $ 433.34 2nd/4th 1900-1999
Zoltan Bartok (USA)........... 6.0 $ 433.43 2nd/4th 1900-1999
Ron Billyard (CAN)............ 6.0 $ 433.34 2nd/4th 1900-1999
Daniel Prevost (CAN).......... 6.0 $1500.00 1st 1800-1899
Graham Cooper (USA)........... 5.5 $ 375.00 1st/4th Under 1900
David Mark (USA).............. 5.5 $ 375.00 1st/4th Under 1900
Hilmar Hintzer (USA).......... 5.5 $ 375.00 1st/4th Under 1900
William Parberry (USA)........ 5.5 $ 375.00 1st/4th Under 1900
Jeffrey Gamble (USA).......... 5.5 $ 375.00 1st/4th Under 1900
Sam Waldner (USA)............. 5.5 $ 375.00 1st/4th Under 1900
Jan Vosselman (NED)........... 5.5 $ 375.00 1st/4th Under 1900
Jeffrey Ginsburg (USA)........ 5.5 $ 375.00 1st/4th Under 1900
Marcos Paolozzi (BRS)......... 6.5 $ 200.00 1st Unrated

UNDER 1800 SECTION:
Carlos Velasquez............. 7.5 $1500.00
George Grasser............... 7.0 $ 362.50
Andy Amelung................. 7.0 $ 362.50
Richmond Jackson............. 7.0 $ 362.50
Ulysses Harris............... 7.0 $ 362.50

UNDER 1700 SECTION:
Thomas Banks................. 8.0 $1500.00
Steve Wike................... 7.5 $ 700.00
Dale Ruth.................... 7.0 $ 187.50
Diana Lanni.................. 7.0 $ 187.50
Michael Kaplan............... 7.0 $ 187.50
David Dubrow................. 7.0 $ 187.50

UNDER 1600 SECTION:
Jose Frias................... 7.5 $ 866.67
William Morris............... 7.5 $ 866.67
Ivan Nieves.................. 7.5 $ 866.67
Edmond Knowles............... 7.0 $  87.50
Anthony Lee.................. 7.0 $  87.50
Zachary Kinney............... 7.0 $  87.50
Vince Berry.................. 7.0 $  87.50

UNDER 1500 SECTION:
Richard Shavell.............. 8.5 $1500.00
Lenny Cassuto................ 7.5 $ 362.50
Timothy Nalepa............... 7.5 $ 362.50
Anthony Cheron............... 7.5 $ 362.50
Vladimir Gurvich............. 7.5 $ 362.50

UNDER 1400 SECTION:
Josip Barenka................ 8.0 $ 300.00 Rating drop prize limit
Peter Chan................... 7.0 $ 345.83
Larry Little................. 7.0 $ 345.83
Rich McLaughlin.............. 7.0 $ 345.83
Richard Schuster............. 7.0 $ 345.83
Robert Freas................. 7.0 $ 345.83
Mark Baker................... 7.0 $ 345.83

UNDER 1300 SECTION:
Roman Yangarber.............. 8.5 $1000.00
Raymond Robinson............. 7.5 $ 500.00
Edward Hunter................ 7.0 $ 187.50
George Nicholas.............. 7.0 $ 187.50
Edelmira LaRosa.............. 7.0 $ 100.00 Unrated prize limit
Brian Jones.................. 6.0 $ 225.00 1st/2nd Under 1200
Allen Rhoades................ 6.0 $ 225.00 1st/2nd Under 1200

TOURNAMENT DIRECTORS:  Bill Goichberg, Tony Cottell, Sri Srikantia, Jerome Bibuld, Jeremy Graham, Thad Rogers, Harold Bogner, Patrick Davin, Carol Jarecki, Frank Rollins.

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