GPCF Speed Champions

Speed Champions

Speed Trophy

The GPCF Speed Champion is determined over the course of 4 Monday nights.  On the first Monday night 3 Game 20 games are played.  On the second night the speed increases to Game 15 and 4 games are played.  The third night goes to 5 rounds of Game 10.   Then the time control goes to Game 5 with 6 rounds played.

In the event of a tie the tied players play a Sudden Death playoff Game 5 game until one of them wins. 

The name of this tournament originally was the  Beat Pete Speed Tournament in honor of Pete Karagianis the tournament’s designer.  And since Pete won the first tournament the title remained the Beat Pete Speed Tournament.  He defended his title once and Peter McConaghie seized the traveling trophy so for awhile it remained a Beat Pete Tournament.   But when Michael Leali won it it became the Massacre Mike Tournament.  When Drew won it became the Destroy, Decimate, Dump and Demolish Drew tournament.

It is currently the Defeat and Destroy David Tournament

The winner takes possession of the Traveling Speed Chess Trophy

8/29/2016 -- David Sye

8/31/2015 -- Daniel Garrett

10/27/2014 -- Patrick Li

08/26/2013 -- Michael Leali

03/18/2013 -- Michael Leali

08/27/2012 --  Peter McConaghie

03/12/2012  --  Wayne Zimmerle

03/28/2011 -- Michael Leali

04/05/2010 -- Michael Leali

03/23/2009 -- Murrel Rhodes

09/29/2008 -- Michael Leali

03/03/2008 -- Michael Leali

08/27/2007 -- Michael Leali

11/06/2006 -- Michael Leali.

03/06/2006 -- Henry Getz

03/28/2005 -- Michael Leali

09/27/2004 -- Andy Voss

04/19/2004 – Drew Streitmatter 

11/03/2003 – Michael Leali
06/30/2003  --  Peter McConaghie
01/27/2003 – Michael Leali

10/28/2002  --  Michael Leali
06/24/2002  --  Pete Karagianis
03/11/2002  --  Peter McConaghie

09/17/2001  -- Michael Leali
05/21/2001  -- Peter McConaghie

11/13/2000  --  Pete Karagianis
07/31/2000  -- Pete Karagianis