Sunday, March 12, 2017

March 25 - Norwich Chess Championships

Norwich Chess Open March 25, 10 am, at Otis Library, is being actively promoted by the Norwich Bulletin newspaper and the Otis Library staff. The USCF section is $30 with 100 percent return to the winners as cash prizes. Based on 12 entries, 1st place is $240, 2nd place is $120. Section B, 11 am, is a free non-rated tournament where you do not need to be a USCF member to enter. Both events are sponsored by Friends of Otis Library. This event will introduce many chess enthusiasts to club play and tournaments. This event will help energize the Wed. night Otis Library Chess Club Call Rob Roy 860 742-5562 with any questions. |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| 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. USCF crosstable Two photos from the event: the USCF tournament room and the skittles room. 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. Next time in Coventry is April 8 Venus de Milo Chess Open.