5th Houlton Open Tournament Report

10.24.10 Todd Snyder came from behind to win the 5th Houlton Open in the final round with a defeat over Roger Peterson. Peterson had a perfect 3.0 points in three games going into the fourth round when, after an up-and-down battle, Snyder came out on top. The tournament, a small but strong event with an average rating of USCF 1756, was played at the Morin Art Studio in Houlton on October 16th, 2010.

The deciding game: tournament winner Todd Snyder (left) plays Roger Peterson in the final round of the 5th Houlton Open on October 16th, 2010.

Thanks to Roger Morin for contributing to this report.

Following Todd Snyder in the crosstable were Roger Morin who tied for second with Roger Peterson each scoring 3.0 points. Ray Haines took fourth place with 2.5 points. Lance Beloungie finished fifth with 2.0 points and Glenn Snyder and Roger Hardison rounded out the field with a point apiece.

USCF crosstable of this event

Here's an interesting miniature from the final round:

Roger Morin (1941) - Roger Hardison (1540) 1-0
5th Houlton Open
October 16, 2010
Round 4

Second place finisher with 3.0 points Roger Morin (right) plays Roger Hardison.

Glenn Snyder (left) who made the 155 mile trek to Houlton for the tournament plays Lance Beloungie in the final round.

Ray Haines (left) plays a house game with Assistant Tournament Director Lois Morin.

Players prepare for their next round in front of the stunning artwork of Roger Morin (from left to right): Lance Beloungie, Ray Haines, Glenn Snyder (seated) and Roger Hardsion.

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