Sunday, March 26, 2017

Report on Otis Library's Norwich Open March 25

Nelson Castaneda of New Britain won the Norwich Chess Open with a perfect 3-0 score. Matthew Faille of Waterbury and Alan Winslow of Groton shared 2nd place, each with two wins and a draw.

The event was sponsored by the Friends of Otis Library to popularize the library's weekly chess program held on Wednesdays 5pm - 8pm. We wish to thank Julie Menders of Otis Library for all her work on this event.

Click here for article by Norwich Bulletin newspaper.

Click here for video documentary by New London Day

We wish to thank Angelo Vargas and Chris Scarborough, volunteers from the Otis Library Chess Club for teaching newcomers on how to play. The TD was Rob Roy of Coventry.

USCF Rating Report

 

SATURDAY MAY 6 - CHESS CENTER FIRST ANNIV OPEN

Rob Roy Chess Center, 3111 South Street, Coventry Connecticut

$30 entry fee. Cash prizes. Free food and drink.

 

SATURDAY MAY 20STORRS CENTER FREE USCF CHESS # 3

 

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Joe Bihlmeyer wins East Conn Open March 11

Report on the East Conn Chess Open held March 11 in Coventry.

Joe Bihlmeyer won with a perfect 3-0 score. Gary Cote from Norwich won 2nd place with 2 wins and a draw. Nine players came to play in the 3 round Swiss.

Rob Roy served as houseman for rounds 2 and 3, winning both games. Thanks to Elizabeth who allowed us into her home and cooked us ziti and meatballs.

Thanks to assistant host Mark Denihan, who did many various tasks all day long. Thanks to those who made voluntary contributions towards the lunch food. The rounds progress better when players don't need to leave to fetch lunch.

We had 3 players from the New Britain Chess Club, 2 players from the Norwich Chess Club, and 4 new players. Thanks to each of the players for driving in to play in my tournament.

 

SATURDAY MAY 6 - CHESS CENTER FIRST ANNIV OPEN

Rob Roy Chess Center, 3111 South Street, Coventry Connecticut

$30 entry fee. Cash prizes. Free food and drink.

 

SATURDAY MAY 20STORRS CENTER FREE USCF CHESS # 3