2015 10/15 Weekly Update

We will have our regular open play meeting this Saturday, 10/17, starting at 10:00 a.m. in the coffee shop area of the Books-A-Million store at the Lycoming Mall.

We held a very successful USCF-rated, quad tournament last Saturday – our 6th tournament of the year. Eight club members competed in two quads. The U1600 quad had Mark Confer, Jim Cunningham, Gary Inch and Pat Murray. The U1000 quad featured no less than three of our newer club members all joining the USCF and competing in the their first rated tournament; Eric Holecko, Josh Mills and Bryan Stillman. Joining them to round out the quad was a Youth member, Jesse Kight. Special note should be made of Jesse’s willingness to play with the “grown-ups”, as we did not have enough entrants for a Youth quad. Way to go Jesse!

Jim Cunningham took 1st place in the U1600 quad with a score of 2-0-1, closely followed by Mark Confer in 2nd with a score of 2-1. In the U1000 quad Josh Mills took 1st place honors in his first tournament with a perfect score of 3-0. Erick Holecko took 2nd with a score of 2-1. Congratulations to all of the competitors! For photos: http://www.williamsportchessclub.org/tournaments/tournament-saturday-10102015

Our club’s first weekend tournament, the 2015 Williamsport Open, will be held on Saturday, November 7 and Sunday, November 8 on the Penn College campus. For more information or to register: 2015williamsportopen.org

World Champion Magnus Carlsen repeated as the World Rapid Chess Champion: http://www.chess.com/news/carlsen-retains-world-rapid-title-with-practical-chess-8109 while Alexander Grischuk won the World Blitz Championship: http://www.chess.com/news/grischuk-wins-third-world-blitz-title-1281

Club website: www.williamsportchessclub.org
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WilliamsportChessClub
Chess.com group: http://www.chess.com/groups/home/williamsport-chess-club

“ Chess is something more than a game. It is an intellectual diversion which has certain artistic qualities and many scientific elements.” – Jose Capablanca