Bapst Impromptu Swiss #13 Tournament Report

08.31.18 Dan Robbins and Nathan Gates shared equal first at the Bapst Impromptu Swiss #13 played on Thursday, August 30, 2018 at John Bapst Memorial High School in Bangor. Apart from the winners, the biggest newsmaker of this tournament was Shannon Levesque, the new treasurer of the Maine Chess Association who, with a provisional rating of 100, took down Minh Nguyen rated 794 points higher.

Ben Mock (left) plays Dan Robbins while Minh Nguyen (background left) takes on Nathan Gates in round three of the Bapst Impromptu Swiss #13.

Thanks to Mike Dudley for contributing to this report.

US Chess crosstable of this event

Six players turned out for the thirteenth edition of the Bapst Impromptu Swiss tournament. The tournament, at G/15; d3, had a quicker time control than previous versions and was therefore rated using the US Chess Quick Rated System.

Co-champion Dan Robbins started out with two wins only to be stopped in the third round by a loss to Benjamin Mock before regaining his form and winning the final round for a final score of 3.0 points.

Nathan Gates won all but one of his games as well dropping his second round encounter with Robbins.

Mock Finished in sole third with 2.5 points.

In fourth place, with a fine win over Minh Nguyen, was Shannon Levesque who finished the tournament with 1.5 points.

Rounding out the crosstable with a point apiece were Nguyen and Elizabeth Fowlie Mock.

Thanks to tournament organizer and director Mike Dudley and to John Bapst Memorial High School for hosting this event.

New kid on the block Shannon Levesque (left) plays Elizabeth Fowlie Mock in the third round.

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