Saturday, April 30, 2011

Ashland XX Round 3

Round 3 of Ashland XX had 22 players at the boards. Paul Farb (1900) stayed atop the crosstable by defending against Steve Boshears(1638) onslought. Keith Eubanks (2036) stayed close behind by outlasting Gil Holmes(1774). David Vetterlein(1800) settled peacefully with Ben Caiello(1608) after 47 moves and Adam Shaw(1810) defeated George Morton(1728) to round out the Open section action.

In the U1505 section we have a logjam with 3 players with 2.5 points. Ralph Buske(1489) and Mike Mayfield(1275) split the point with a draw. Craig "The General" Patton(1283) took the point from "Tenacious B" Birney Blind(1194), giving Craig 2.5 points total along with Buske and Mayfield. In the battle of the Marks, Woodman(1177) defeated Acklie(901). Young Christina Dunlap(916) claimed the point from younger Jon Bundy. In a tough battle Pani Wickramasinghe(1392) defeated David Boyd(1317). We also welcomed two unrated USCF members to our club, Jason Lefebvre and Megh Testerman. Newbies to the club but not to chess, they jumped right into the action and gave their opponents tough games but Richard "Mega" Watts(1151) defeated Lefebvre and James Price(1098) defeated Megh Testerman.

Next week, Cinco de Mayo, is Round 4 of Ashland XX.

Aiken/Augusta Players!! Jason LeFebvre has secured a meeting site for Saturday's starting at 10:00 am and going until...... A few of us are planning to head over on Sat May 7, if anyone else is interested let us know! You can find more information at Chess Players of Augusta .

The early entry deadline for the Lee Hyder Memorial is May 10. Early entry is $65 vs. $80 after and on site. You can early enter at the club on Thursday evening. Entry fee must be paid at the time of entry.

The club now has some tournament sets for sale. The combo (board, pieces & bag) is $20. Board separately is $5 Pieces are $7 and the bag is $12. We also have the spiral scorebook that holds 50 games for $3 or the hard cover scorebook that holds 100 games for $6. They will be available on Thurs nites while supplies last.

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