Monday, May 4, 2015

Ashland XLIII Round 3 and other news

Reminder on Monday May 4th GM Ben Finegold will be visiting Columbia, South Carolina to educate with a Chess Lecture and then play all comers in a simultaneous exhibition.  The lecture will begin at 7pm at the North Trenholm Baptist Church.  $15 per attendee covers the lecture and the simul.  Sign up online at

Sixteen players turned out for Round 3 of Ashland XLIII.

Sam Copeland defeated Ben Caiello to move to 2.5 points.
Ian Bell defeated Keith Eubanks.  Brandon Jordan defeated Daniel Smith in an exciting finish and Gil Holmes claimed the point from Shaun McCoy.

In the U1505 section Marty Anderson defeated Mike Mayfield to move to 2 points.
Jared Whiting defeated Birney Blind.  Richard Watts defeated Mark Woodman and newcomer Michael Miller defeated Chad Davis.

Round 4 continues on May 7th.

May 9th Midlands Scholastic Chess League VI

May 23-24th South Carolina Open Greenville, SC

May 30th -31st SC vs NC Border Battle Charlotte, NC  Champion vs Champion
2 players from each class per state from E to Expert
Let me know if interested or have questions.

Mark your calendars for the August 22nd weekend as the Columbia Open returns.

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