26th US Championship and World Championship Zonal; 1978
June 4-26
Pasadena, CA

                  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5
 1. Kavalek       x 0  1 1 1  1   1   1 1  10 - 4
 2. Tarjan        1 x 1  1 0  0 1  1  1     9 - 5
 3. Shamkovich     0 x 1     0 1 1  1 1 0   8 - 6
 4. Mednis        0  0 x    1 1   1  1    8 - 6
 5. Byrne, R.     0 0   x   1      1 1   7- 6
 6. Lein          0 1    x    1    0 1   7- 6
 7. Weinstein, N        x      1     7- 6
 8. Rogoff        0 1  0 0   x 1    1     7 - 7
 9. Lombardy       0 1 0    0 x  1  0  1   6- 7
10. Benko           0   0    x   1     6- 7
11. Soltis        0 0 0      0  x 1 1     6 - 8
12. Zuckerman        0       0 x      6 - 8
13. Christiansen   0 0    0 0 1 0 0  x 1 1   5- 8
14. Commons       0  0 0 0 1       0 x    5 - 9
15. Regan         0  1  0 0   0    0  x   5 - 9

  • As a result of this tournament, Lubomir Kavalek and James Tarjan qualified for the 1979 Interzonals.

  • Leonid Shamkovich and Edmar Mednis tied for the 3rd Interzonal spot, and had a playoff which Shamkovich won.

  • However, Kavalek dropped out of the Interzonal, and his spot was taken by Mednis.

  • Walter Browne was scheduled to play in this tournament, but walked out just before the first round began, in a dispute over tournament lighting.


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