Lincolnville Central School K-8 Tournament Report

January 15, 2018

Thirty-nine scholastic players came out to compete in the first US Chess rated tournament at the Lincolnville Central School in Lincolnville, Maine. The tournament was played in four sections: Grades 7-8, Grades 4-6, Grades 2-3, and Grades K-1. We would like to thank all the players, parents, coaches, and volunteers for making this premier tournament a great success and a big bow of gratitude to Lincolnville Central School for hosting. Here is the illustrated tournament report with US Chess crosstables.

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John Bapst New Year's Tournament Report

January 7, 2018

Maine's first chess event of 2018 was held at John Bapst Memorial High School in Bangor Maine on the frigid Saturday, January 6th. Braving the cold temperatures and biting wind, thirty-six players competed in four sections: Open, U1600, U1200 and U800. Here is the illustrated tournament report with US Chess crosstables.

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Bhutan Travelogue

December 23, 2017

When the possibility of travelling to the remote Buddhist Kingdom of Bhutan presented itself, we jumped at the opportunity. What resulted was an epic three-nation journey that included (among many other wonders) playing chess in the foothills of the Himalayas, paying homage at the final resting place of Mahatma Gandhi, and visiting the oldest, continually running chess club in the world.

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13th Annual Aurora Winter Solstice Tournament Report

December 9, 2017

The Aurora Winter Solstice Tournament, now in its 13th year, has historically attracted big numbers of chess players to the blueberry-barrened, sleepy hamlet of Aurora, Maine. This year fifty-five competitors turned up to play chess in five sections including a large contingent from Maine Maritime Academy. Here's the illustrated tournament report with US Chess crosstables.

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UMA Fall 2017 Tournament Report

December 6, 2017

The UMA Fall tournament has become a well-anticipated event in Maine over the last few years. Thanks to the hard work and dedication of tournament organizers and directors Barry Magda and Brian Roderick, players have this fun, well-run event to look forward to on their chess calendars. This year's edition featured twenty-four players competing in five sections. Section winners were: Quad 1 Jarod Bryan, Quad 2 Dan Robbins, Quad 3 Minh Nguyen, Section 4 Stephen Morse and a four-way tie in Section 5 between Jakob McPhee, Dennis Kallor, Colby Allen, and John Li.

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Bapst Fall Tournament Report

December 5, 2017

In celebration of National Chess Day, John Bapst Memorial High School in Bangor hosted the Bapst Fall 2017 Chess Tournament on October 28, 2017. In two sections, Open and U800, the tournament attracted 25 players. In the Open section, Roger Morin was perfect on the day with 4.0 points in four games and Joshua Batstone claimed the top spot in the U800 section with 3.5 points. Here's the illustrated tournament report with US Chess crosstables and two selected games.

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Ben Mock Wins Friday Night Blitz Tournament

December 5, 2017

How can you play fourteen rounds of chess in one night? Well the only way, of course, is if those rounds are at a blitz time control! On October 27, 2017 eight intrepid players showed up for an epic, fourteen-round blitz marathon at John Bapst Memorial High School in Bangor. When the dust cleared it was Ben Mock who was left standing alone on top of Mount Olympus with the very impressive score of 12.5 points. Dan Robbins finished second with 11.0 points.

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November Houlton Open Tournament Report

December 5, 2017

Lance Beloungie won the November 2017 edition of the Houlton Open played at the Art Studio in Houlton on November 11, 2017. Thirteen players competed in this four-round, G/65 tournament. Here is the tournament report with US Chess crosstable and a selected game.

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11th Annual ChessMaine.net Championship Tournament Report

October 22, 2017

The 11th Annual ChessMaine.net Championship was played at John Bapst Memorial High School on Saturday, October 22, 2017. The tournament was won by Jarod Bryan with a perfect 4.0 points in four games. Andrew Brenneman took the top spot amongst the U1200 field. Here is the illustrated tournament report with US Chess crosstables.

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Cape Elizabeth National Chess Day Tournament Report

October 17, 2017

In an initiative to boost chess activity in the southern part of Maine, the Cape Elizabeth Chess Club established a new chess tournament, allowing more players from the greater Portland to compete in chess related events. On Saturday, October 14th, twenty-six players participated in the Cape Elizabeth National Chess Day tournament. We bring you the tournament report with US Chess crosstables.

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