Cheverus High School Competes at Nationals

May 20, 2015

Students from Cheverus High School in Portland, Maine competed in the National High School Championship in Columbus, Ohio on April 10-12, 2015. Cheverus fielded two teams and took 32nd place in the U1600 section 15th in the unrated section. Here's the illustrated tournament report with USCF crosstables.

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Presque Isle May Tournament Report

May 14, 2015

There was a four-player rated section and a six player non-rated section at the Presque Isle May Tournament held on May 9th, 2015. Roger Morin won the quad with a perfect three for three. We bring you images, USCF crosstables, and two interesting games from this event.

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Player of the Year Current Standings

May 7, 2015

After three tournaments in the 2015 Maine Chess Player of the Year competition two players are tied for first place. Brian Hurst and Ryan Tripp have each played 13 games and have accumulated 20.5 points. We're still in the early going of the competition with six of nine tournaments remaining.

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Dmitry Albin Wins Class A Section at Eastern Class Championships

May 7, 2015

Maine player Dmitry Albin had an impressive result at the Eastern Class Championships held in Sturbridge, Massachusetts on the weekend of April 24-26, 2015. Albin put up 4.5 points in five games, took home a nice paycheck, and padded his USCF rating with nearly 100 points. Congratulations to Dmitry!

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May Houlton Open Tournament Report

May 7, 2015

Six players competed in the small but strong Houlton Open on May 2nd at the Art Studio on Court Street in Houlton. Roger Morin and Ray Haines shared the top spot in this three-round, G/75 tournament. Just off the lead with 2.0 points was Lance Beloungie.

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Cameron Wendell and BHCS Chess Club Featured in Bangor Daily News

May 2, 2015

An article and video appeared in the May 2nd Bangor Daily News online site featuring coach Cameron Wendell and his chess team at the Blue Hill Consolidated School. The team won the Maine State Scholastic Championship and competed in the Nationals in Louisville, Kentucky taking second place in the K-9 U900 section. Here's the article and video highlighting one of Maine's successful scholastic programs.

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BHCS Chess Team Takes Second at Nationals

April 29, 2015

Under the coaching of Cameron Wendell, the Blue Hill Consolidated School Chess Team took second place in the K-8 U750 section of the Junior High School Scholastic Chess Championships help on April 24-26 in Louisville, Kentucky. Congratulations to the team for representing the state in such stellar fashion! Here is the press release that appeared in the Ellsworth American on April 28th.

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Jarod Bryan Wins his Seventh Maine Championship

April 20, 2015

Jarod Bryan went unbeaten and untied to score a perfect 5.0 points in five games to take the Maine Champion title for the seventh time. Twenty-eight players competed in this year's Maine Championship on April 18-19, in Waterville. William Ravn (Class A winner) and Sergi Mejia tied for second place with 4.0 points apiece. John Brady won the Class B prize, Nathan Gates took the Class C prize, and Frank Collemer, Andy Bryan, and Joe Powell tied for the Class D prize.

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Jim DuBois Reports from Southern California

April 15, 2015

We just updated you on the activities of Steve Abrahams, a former Maine player who has relocated to Florida. In this report, we catch up with another Mainer who has moved to warmer environs. Jim Dubois fills us in on sunny Southern Califonia, the San Diego Chess Club, and what's going on in his chess life.

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Steve Abrahams Making Waves in Scholastic Chess

April 15, 2015

Former Maine tournament player, chess coach, and tournament director Steve Abrahams has been coaching at Franklin Academy in Florida and working as a chess instructor for ChessKid.com. Steve wrote an article that appears in this month's Chess Life magazine (April 2015, page 10). Kudos to Steve for sharing his skill and passion for the game with scholastic players.

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