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Zonal 2.3 Chess Championship

Leinier Dominguez Perez and Lazaro Bruzon qualify for the World Cup

The Zonal 2.3 Chess Championship was held from 18th to 27th March in Santiago, Dominican Republic. 13 players from nine federations competed in the round robin tournament.

Cuban representatives Leinier Dominguez Perez and Lazaro Bruzon upheld the top seeded positions and claimed the first two places, with 11 and 10.5 points respectively, to qualify for the World Chess Cup which will be held in Khanty-Mansiysk later this year. Official website.

Final standings:

1. GM Dominguez Perez Leinier CUB 2716 – 11

2. GM Bruzon Batista Lazaro CUB 2686 – 10.5

3. GM Leon Hoyos Manuel MEX 2546 – 9.5

4. IM Munoz Santana Jose Lisandro DOM 2401 – 8

5. IM Arenas David COL 2420 – 7

6. IM Barrientos Sergio E COL 2499 – 6.5

7. IM Leyva Hector ESA 2393 – 6

8-9. CM Mazara Adan DOM 2298 and GM Mateo Ramon DOM 2446 – 5.5

10-11. IM Pitterson Jomo JAM 2263 and IM Lorenzana Wilson Estuardo GUA 2227 – 2.5

12. FM Cabralis Keron TRI 2203 – 2

13. FM Del Castilho Martyn BAR 2205 – 1.5

Leinier Dominguez Perez

Pedro Domínguez, President of the Dominican Chess Federation, Agripino Núñez Collado, President of the organizing committee, and winner GM Leinier Dominguez

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