Augusta Open Tournament Report

12.21.10 Thirteen players participated in two sections of the Augusta Open played on December 11th, 2010. Phil Lowell and Curt Brock tied for first in the open section each scoring 3.0 points. Kathy Richards and Brian Roderick took first in the U1600 section also scoring 3.0 points in four games. This tournament hopefully signals the return of tournament chess to the Augusta area.

The sign outside the playing hall announcing the Augusta tournament

This event was organized and directed by Barry Magda and Brian Roderick who contributed to this report with Norman Dostie. Thanks to all who participated and we look forward to more tournaments in Augusta.

USCF Crosstable of this event

Winners in the open section Phil Lowell (left) and Curt Brock playing Brett Parker and Wesley Parker respectively.

Kathy Richards who tied for first in the U1600 section is pictured with Joshua Shuman winner of the U1200 prize.

Brian Roderick (left) tied for first in the U1600 section. Here he plays Bill Loring to a draw in round two.

Gerald Mathieu (left) plays top U1200 prize winner Joshua Shuman in the first round.

Daniel Keliher (left) playing the white pieces against Bill Loring in round 1. This game ended in a draw.

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