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 20 - STORRS CENTER FREE USCF CHESS # 3