Inter-city Chess Match

The Williamsport Chess Club hosted the Donald Byrne Memorial Chess Club of State College in the first inter-city chess match in the history of the two clubs on Saturday, May 14, 2016. Thirteen members from each club competed head-to-head over two games of chess, swapping colors after the first game. Leading the team for Williamsport was United State Chess Federation (USCF) National Master Solomon Francis and for State College USCF Candidate Master Vlad Getman.

The State College team took home the honors with a closely fought score of 14-12. A return match will be scheduled in the fall with the Williamsport team traveling to State College.

Also competing for the Williamsport team were: Sharvil Trifale, Mark Confer, Jim Cunningham, Pat Murray, Pallavi Trifale, Orlando Paris, Gary Inch, Bryan Stillman, Mario Pineda-Bermudez, Travis Corter, David Komar and Ray Sciacca. The other team members for State College were:  Jim Johnson, Amran Mardianto, Emily Hu, Micah Donohue, Sandy Breon, Jim Robinson, Costa Getman, Hart Gillespie, Prasad Krishnan, Sawyer McCarthy, Clayton Johnson and Jerry Bergman.


Foreground left to right, Amran Mardianto (State College) vs. Mark Confer (Williamsport) Background left to right, Emily Hu (State College) vs. Jim Cunningham (Williamsport)


Foreground left to right, Sandy Breon (State College) vs. Pat Murray (Williamsport) Background left to right, Jim Robinson (State College) vs.Pallavi Trifale (Williamsport)


Foreground left to right, Micah Donohue (State College) vs. Orlando Paris (Williamsport) Background left to right, Gary Inch (Williamsport) vs. Costa Getman (State College)


Foreground left to right, Hart Gillespie (State College) vs. Mario Pineda-Bermudez (Williamsport) Background left to right, Clayton Johnson (State College) vs. Bryan Stillman (Williamsport)


Foreground left to right, Prasas Krishnan (State College) vs. Travis Corter (Williamsport) Background left to right, Sawyer McCarthy (State College) vs. David Komar (Williamsport)


Left to right, Jerry Bergman (State College) vs. Ray Sciacca (Williamsport)


Left to right, Sharvil Pallavi (Williamsport) vs. Jim Johnson (State College)

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