Cui Siblings Win Houlton August Open

08.12.18 The dynamic sister and brother duo of Cynthia and Leonardo Cui finished equal first at the Houlton August Open played in Houlton, Maine on Saturday, August 11, 2018. Although Cynthia won their individual encounter, Leonardo fought back in the final round to notch a win vs Ray Haines while Cynthia dropped her only game of the tournament to Wyatt Hendrix. Here's the tournament report with US Chess crosstable.

Tournament winners Cynthia Cui (left) and Leonardo Cui (next board right) compete in round one at the Houlton August Open on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at the Art Studio in Houlton, Maine.

Thanks to Roger Morin for contributing to this report.

US Chess crosstable of this event

Eight players turned out to compete in what has become a fixture on the Maine tournament calendar, namely one-day tournaments at the Art Studio in Houlton, Maine, This edition was the Houlton August 2018 Open.

Canadian players Cynthia and Leonardo Cui won the tournament with 3.0 points in four games.

Tied for third with 2.5 points were Roger Morin and Wyatt Hendrix.

Ray Haines was the sole 2.0 point getter for fifth place.

Ben Mock, Lance Beloungie, and Roger Hardison each put up a point for equal sixth.

Thanks to Roger Morin for continually offering to organize and direct these tournaments in Aroostook county.

The eight-player tournament room

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