Monday, October 29, 2012

Ashland XXX Round 2

There was a buzz in the air for Round 2 of Ashland XXX.  In the Open section Ben Caiello(1944) held on to a pawn advantage to defeat Gil Holmes(1860).  Ron Hinds(1542) pulled the upset against Chris Labrecque(1574) to round out the section.

In the Amateur section, Mike Mayfield(1459) fought off tough competitior in Birney Blind(1251), to take the point.  Paul Potylicki(1420) continued his impressive return to the board by defeating Christian Dunlap(1109).  Max Witherell(1146) won against club newcomer Zebulon Griggs(992).  Andrew Manion(1020) continued his winning ways and defeated James Doyle(1178). In the evening’s longest game, Julie Sheil(1087) and Richard Watts(1246) signed the peace accord, agreeing to a draw.

Round 3 will be Thursday Nov 1st.  Call text or email your email you entries by 7:15pm to be counted.

In the fourth game of the Johnson-Shaw match, Klaus Johnson(1822) evened the score at 2 pts apiece by winning with the white pieces against Adam Shaw(1856). 

The SC State Championships are this weekend Nov 2-4 2012 at the Hilton Garden Inn NorthEast Columbia.

SC chess friend IM John Bartholomew was the subject of a player profile this week.  Click here for the full Article.


Thursday, October 18, 2012

Ashland Quick XXXIII

Congrats to James MacDougall, Chris Labrecque, and Andrew Manion for winning their respective Quads during Ashland Quick XXXIII.

Ashland XXX starts Oct 18th with round 1.
Call text or email before 7:15 pm to reserve your spot.

The SC Championships are being held at the Hilton Garden Inn in NE Columbia on Nov 2-4.
This is a different Hilton Garden Inn from last years tournament.

More Info here.