Peterson wins WCCF December Swiss

12.15.07 Roger Peterson swept the field with a perfect 4/4 at the Washington County Chess Federation December Swiss played on December 15, 2007 at the Beacon of Light in Pembroke, Maine. Tied for second were Roger Morin and Alba Briggs III, who also directed the event. Here's a flash report with USCF crosstables and a few images.

The two highest-rated players in the tournament, Roger Morin (left) and Roger Peterson, face off in round three of the WCCF December Swiss. Peterson went on to win this game and the four-round tournament with a perfect score. In the background, Alba "Hoty" Briggs IV (left) plays John Morton.

The WCCF Swisses have been a boon for players in downeast, rural Washington county. These monthly tournaments directed by Alba Briggs III, usually attract around a dozen players with skill levels ranging from master to beginner. To anyone in Eastern Maine looking for some chess action in a fun, relaxed atmosphere, we urge you to take advantage of these events.

Thanks to Roger Morin and Alba Briggs III for contributing to this report.

USCF Crosstable of this Event

Arno Wirta (right) prepares to make a move in his third round game vs. Logan Thompson.

K-8 section winners, Ezra Briggs (left) and Arno Wirta.

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