Fairfield/Bethany player reaches 2 finals
With 8 wins against 2 losses, Sam Medina of Bridgeport placed 2nd in both of the highest level rating events held at the USATT Sanctioned Hartford August Open. (No Open event was held)
Sam lost only to top seeded Tournament Director Wilbert Lawrence in the U-2300 rated event, after upsetting 2nd seeded, 1942 rated Kim Nguyen.
His only other loss of the day was to top seeded Christopher Brielmann (2089) in the finals of the U-2100 event.
Given his 1909 rating going into the 2300 event, Sam gave 2007 rated Wilbert a scare, stretching the final to a close 5 game conclusion after spliting the first 4 games on Lawrence's home court.