Sunday, February 5, 2017

Mark Bourque wins Julius Fuster Chess Open

Mark Bourque, president of the Stafford Springs Chess Club won first place of the Julius Fuster Open Chess Tournament held Feb 4 in Coventry. || Bourque, a national expert, defeated Derek Meredith, another national expert, in the final round. Meredith tied for second place with Gary Cote and Harrison Fregeau. || Eight players competed, the mean rating is 1786. This is the 7th chess tournament Rob Roy has directed at the new chess center in Coventry. || Eastern Connecticut welcomes Tim McGuiness, a national expert, who recently moved here from California. McGuiness arrived too late for the tournament, but stayed and enjoyed many G/15 games during the free open house in the skittles room. || Thanks again to Mark Denihan and Elizabeth who helped serve lunch after round one. || Thanks to the Otis Library Chess Club for supporting our tournament. || See full report with photos || See crosstable on USCF website || Rob Roy reminded everyone that the next tournament in Coventry will be on Saturday, March 11. || Rob Roy is conducting a USCF-rated event at Otis Library in Norwich on Saturday, March 25. || The "Venus de Milo Chess Open" has been scheduled for Sat., April 8 in Coventry. || If you have not already done so; please subscribe to our newsletter. || If you are on Facebook please visit: Connecticut Chess Magazine || If you are on Twitter, please follow Rob Roy