Friday, August 23, 2013

Labrecque wins Ashland Quick XXXIX!!

The Columbia Chess Club returned to action with Ashland Quick XXXIX. Chris Labrecque (1565) rolled through the Top Quad posting a perfect 3-0 score! Lendel Robinson (1502) took clear second with 2 points. James Doyle (1084) went undefeated in the Lower Quad taking clear first with 2.5 points splitting the point with Jordan Anderson (1228) in the final round. Jared Whiting (848) finished in clear second with 2 points after bouncing back from a first round defeat.

Round 4 of the Lowry Grand Prix Series is Sat Aug 24 in Evans, Ga. We're expecting a good turnout based on the early entries at the CSRA site. If you can't make the first round at 10:00 join in at 12:30 with a .5 point bye. Come out for some cheap, rated chess!

Ashland XXXIV begins next week, Aug 29. Our regular weekly tournament has been shortened to four rounds. Everything else is the same: Four round Swiss. Two Sections, Open & Amateur (U1505). One round a week for four weeks. Entry fee $2 for club members, $5 for non-members. One bye allowed.
You do not have to play every round. You can play one round or four! USCF membership required.
Rounds start at 7:30. Game 75 +30s inc

Aug 24 - Lowry Grand Prix #4 - Evans, GA
Aug 24 - Knights Templar V - Charlotte, NC
Aug 29- Sept 2 - Carolinas Chess Festival - Greensboro, NC
Sept 14 - Queen City Senior Quads, Charlotte, NC
Oct 5 - Knights Templar VI - Charlotte, NC
Oct 18 -20 - 74th SC Chess Championships - Columbia, SC
Oct 26 - Lowry Grand Prix #5 - Columbia, SC
Oct 26 - Reverse Angle 33 - Charlotte, NC

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