Morin and Eyerer Neck-And-Neck At Winter Warm-Up

03.01.08 Forty-seven players turned out in four sections for the All Saints Winter Warm-Up Tournament played on February 23, 2008 at the All Saints School in Bangor. Winners in the Open section were Roger Morin and John Bapst High School senior Fritz Eyerer whose rating has skyrocketed more than 200 points in the past year. The two players drew each other in the final round to share first place.

All Saints School in Bangor, the site of the 2008 All Saints Winter Warm-Up Tournament

Just behind the leaders in the Open section and scoring 3.0 points were: Barry Magda, Curt Brock and Zachary Smith. Keji Xu had another fine tournament winning the K-12 section with 3.5 points. Xu's only draw was to Ryan Vienneau who tied for second place with Paul Rudnicki. Reid Horton was undefeted and untied in the K-8 section with 4.0 points. He was trailed by Sam Grindle, Hayden Ciomei and Alessandro Pane each scoring 3.0 points. Also posting a perfect score was Andrew Turner in the K-6 section. John Kenneway and Bethany Humphrey followed Turner's 4.0 both scoring 3.0 points.

USCF Crosstable of this event

Roger Morin tied for first in the Open section with...

Fritz Eyerer.

Barry Magda scored 3.0 in the Open to tie for second with..

Curt Brock and

Zachary Smith

Waiting for their opponents: K-12 players (left to right) Gianluca Pane, Keji Xu and Ryan Vienneau

The opponents arrive (from left) Paul Rudnicki, Kurt Eyerer and Abigail Grindle and the second round gets underway.

Reid Horton won the K-8 section with a perfect 4.0 points.

Tied for second in the K-8 section were Sam Grindle,

Hayden Ciomei and

Alessandro Pane.

The three winners in the K-6 section: (front left) John Kenneway tied for second, (front right) Bethany Humphrey tied for second and Andrew Turner (behind Kenneway) first.

Second round action in the Open section (clockwise from lower left) Aaron Spencer, Fritz Eyerer, Brock MacDougal, Roger Morin, Barry Magda and Bill Gallagher.

The sole female player in the Open section: Margaret Bryan

Brock MacDougal ponders his position.

Washington County Chess Federation founder Alba Briggs

John Ellison

Hoty Briggs

It didn't work for Spassky in '72 but that doesn't dismay Andy Bryan who tries his luck with the staring-at-the-back-wall strategy.

Xiaojie Chen plays the black pieces in his third round game vs.

Jacob Starkey.

Deer Isle's Janelle Ciomei

Another Deer Isle stand out: Bethany Humphrey

Tournament Director Steve Wong watches the game Owen Leaden vs. Catherine Rudnicki.

The parents' room

Organized chaos: The tournament director's table


You have a couple nice pictures in there!

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