CHESS REVIEW

Volume 7, Number 11, December 1939

California Championship

Philip Woliston, 19-year old Los Angeles youth, scored a smashing victory in his conquest of the California State Championship tournament which concluded November 23rd. Losing only one of his eight games, he out ranked a field which included Harry Borochow, state titlist since 1930, Herman Steiner of the 1931 American international team, and George Koltanowski, better known for his exploits sans voir.

Woliston, youngest competitor in the field of nine, and the youngest state champion ever to win El Dorado's crown, has made an auspicious entry in this, his first important tournament.

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CALIFORNIA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT

Woliston -------------------------------------------------------------------------- 7 - 1
Borochow ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 6 - 2
Steiner ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 6 - 2
     Koltanowski ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 4 - 3
Kovacs ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 4 - 4
Fink -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3 - 5
     Patterson -------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2 - 4
Bazad ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 2 - 5
Gibbs ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 0 - 8

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