Chess at the Maine Grind Cafe

09.10.08 Thanks to the hard work and dedication of Ellsworth Chess Club President Dick Powell, chess will be available for a second night of the week in Ellsworth. The Maine Grind Cafe on Main Street will host a chess and game night Wednesdays from 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. This is in addition to the regular club meeting on Thursdays at Frankie's Cafe in Mr. Paperback on High Street.

The Maine Grind Cafe in Ellsworth will be hosting a chess and game night on Wednesdays from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

The Maine Grind Cafe

Mr. Paperback

On Wednesday, September 17th, the Ellsworth Chess Club will expand its horizons and support the weekly "Game Night" at the Maine Grind Cafe on Main Street in Ellsworth. Chess and other "games" will be available from 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., making Wednesdays the second day of the week chess will now be offered in Ellsworth. (The Ellsworth Chess Club's regular meeting day is Thursdays from 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at Frankie's Cafe in Mr. Paperback at 225 High Street.) For further information on either evening contact Dick Powell at (207) 667-3507.

The regular meeting of the Ellsworth Chess Club took place on Thursday, September 4th at Frankie's Cafe in Mr. Paperback. For the first time since mid-June the numbers of members in attendance was below double figures. The first week of school might have played a role in that outcome. The format was free-play with the members deciding who to challenge and the time frame to be used in the game. Some games were of the blitz variety (Game 5 or Game 10) while other matches were played without benefit of a clock. Joel Knight of Belfast, a correspondance chess enthouiast, bested Dick Powell of Ellsworth in the night's longest match--90minutes! Knight earned the victory with solid positional play and error-free chess. In other games of note club champion Paul Wlodkowski won all the matches he participated in except one...that one was an upset by Matt Hall, last week's "B" Tournament winner who defeated Wlodkowski for the first time ever! Mark Woida of MDI had a positive evening as did Andy Bryan of Holden, and Jeremy Mason of MDI.

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