The 3rd and last John Rowell Invitational saw an IM (now GM ) Jesse Kraai join us from New Mexico, where he currently serves as a Math professor at the University. John Rowell did not only provide the space and the financing for the tournament, but also provided accommodations for Jesse. This time, we were able to invite even more young players (Hermansen, Krechetov, Akopyan ). However, due to a problem with the Federations, the tournament was not an IM norm tournament. Kraai swept the field and some games were of such high quality that they were sent and subsequently published at the Informant.