Steve Szpisjak, Angelo Young Top '17 IL Senior Open


With a third-round head-to-head draw, Life Master Steven Szpisjak and International Master Angelo Young earned top honors at the 2017 Illinois Senior Open completed November 5 in Schaumburg.

Both Young and Szpisjak closed out the four-round event with victories, splitting $375 in prize money.

Larry Cohen and Tim Ailes finished tied for third place with 2.5/4's -- a full point behind the co-champions.

With 2.0's, Sam Henderson, Rick Jaconette and Daumants Hauzer tied for the best Under 1800 score in the Open Section.

Ken Marshall was the clear winner in the Reserve Section with his 3.0/4 tally. He nbbed a $137.50 pay day for the effort.

A three-way tie for second place in the Reserve included Joe Zemgulys, Slawomir Borkowski and Craig Boskey, all with 2.5's. The trio split $150 along with the runner-up honors.

Bill Buklis organized the event on behalf of the ICA and served as Chief TD. Hiro Higuchi assisted with the TD duties.

The complete crosstables are posted elsewhere on the ICA site.

Checks will be sent out this week to all prize winners. If you haven't received your check by the beginning of next week, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Also, Mr. Ailes, please contact the same with your mailing address.