Club News Update 2/3/2017

We will have our regular open play meeting this Saturday, 2/4, starting at 10:00 a.m. in the coffee shop area of the Books-A-Million store at the Lycoming Mall. We will also meet for casual play next Tuesday, 2/7, at 6:00 p.m. in the café area of the Williamsport Wegmans.

As the new year has rolled around, we’re asking all club members who wish to support the growth and success of our club to renew their annual $20 donation. Supporting Members receive a $5 discount to all club tournaments and are eligible to become club directors with voting rights on club officer positions and other club business.

Please give your 2017 Supporting Member $20 donation to club secretary-treasurer Jim Cunningham, club president Solomon Francis or club vice-president Pat Murray. Our thanks to the 2016 Supporting Club members!

Our first USCF-rated, quad tournament of 2017 was held last Saturday, 1/28, at the Genetti Hotel. Seven members of the Williamsport Chess Club (Mark Confer, Pat Murray, David Han, Jim Cunningham, David Komar, Frank Monoski, and Gary Inch) and one member of the Donald Byrne Memorial Chess Club of State College (Prasad Krishnan) competed in two sections; U1800 and U1300. Congratulations to David Han for taking 1st place in the U1800 section with a score of 2.5; Mark Confer placed 2nd with 2 points. Congratulations to Prasad Krishnan, Frank Monoski and Gary Inch, all three scoring 2 points to end up in a three-way tie for 1st place in the U1300 quad. Thanks to club president Solomon Francis for his tournament director duties and the photos. Tournament photos: