Hungarian IM Gergely Antal, a senior at Texas Tech University, has just won the 2009 United States Tournament of College Champions. He is the official representative of Texas Tech University at this event. He is also the first titled player to join SPICE.

Winning this prestigious national title was not an easy task as he had to face 3 of UTD’s top players, and the defending champion from UTB.

In round 3, he drew IM Stopa (UTD – 2565). In round 4, he defeated IM Fernandez (UTB – 2468), the defending champion. In round 5, he drew IM Bercys (UTD – 2503). In the final round, he defeated IM Zivanic (UTD – 2551) to win the national championship.

Congratulations to IM Antal for a fine performance!

Below is the full crosstable:

No. Gr Ttl Name                  Team  St Rate Pts Rnd1 Rnd2 Rnd3 Rnd4 Rnd5 Rnd6

1 OP IM Antal, Gergely TTU TX 2495 5.0 W 15 W 13 D 2 W 6 D 3 W4

2 OP IM Stopa, Jacek UTD TX 2565 4.5 W 10 W 7 D 1 D 4 W 5 D3
3 OP IM Bercys, Salvijus UTD NY 2503 4.5 W 14 W 5 D 4 W 8 D 1 D2
4 OP IM Zivanic, Marko UTD TX 2551 4.0 W 11 W 9 D 3 D 2 W 8 L1
5 OP Patchell, Erik OSU KY 2113 4.0 W 19 L 3 W 14 W 13 L 2 W12
6 OP IM Fernandez, Daniel BROWN TX 2468 3.5 W 12 D 8 D 7 L 1 D 13 W11
7 OP Studen, Damir GPC GA 2276 3.5 W 16 L 2 D 6 D 11 D 14 W13
8 21 Gracia Jr, Arturo BROWN TX 2079 3.5 W 20 D 6 W 9 L 3 L 4 W16
9 OP Yu, Corbin Zachary GRINN IA 2179 3.0 W 17 L 4 L 8 W 16 L 11 W14
10 21 Peake, Ethan J OREGN OR 1950 3.0 L 2 L 16 W 15 L 12 W 17 W18
11 OP Fogarty, Joe E CASE OH 1913 3.0 L 4 W 17 D 16 D 7 W 9 L6
12 21 Arce-Larreta, Enrique UTAH UT 1798 3.0 L 6 W 20 L 13 W 10 W 15 L5
13 21 Applebaum, Andy F GRINN IL 2054 2.5 W 18 L 1 W 12 L 5 D 6 L7
14 21 Roberts, Gerald UTD IN 1885 2.5 L 3 W 19 L 5 W 18 D 7 L9
15 OP Xhumari, Sandi GRAND MI 1824 2.5 L 1 D 18 L 10 W 17 L 12 W20
16 21 Hutter, Benjamin D GRAND IL 1512 2.5 L 7 W 10 D 11 L 9 W 19 L8
17 17 Trevino, Russell BROWN TX 1438 2.0 L 9 L 11 W 20 L 15 L 10 W19
18 17 Hamlin, Aaron f INDI IN 1133 2.0 L 13 D 15 D 19 L 14 W 20 L10
19 17 Kuo, Kenneth NDAME IN 1223 1.5 L 5 L 14 D 18 W 20 L 16 L17
20 17 Walton, Austin Jam GRAND MI 942 0.0 L 8 L 12 L 17 L 19 L 18 L15

Source: USCF

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