UMaine Augusta Quads Tournament Report

12.08.11 Eight players filled out two quads at the UMaine Augusta Chess Tournament played on November 19th, 2011 on the campus of the University of Maine at Augusta. Barry Magda and Joshua Quint tied for first in Quad 1 and Kathy Richards took the top spot in Quad 2.

An eye-catching poster announces the UMaine Augusta Chess Tournament.

Thanks to Barry Magda and Brian Roderick for contributing to this report.

USCF crosstable of this event

Barry Magda pulled off an upset in the final round vs the highest rated player in the event Joshua Quint. The win gave Magda and Quint an equal share of first place.

Joshua Quint

Curt Brock scored 1.0 point with a win over Yuri Riabkov.

Riabkov, for his part, took out Magda in the first round to score 1.0 point and tie for 3rd-4th.

Kathy Richards won Quad 2 with 2.5 points.

Daniel Keliher scored 1.5 points to share 2nd place in Quad 2 with...

...George Spahn. Spahn was the only player in Quad 2 to take the half point from the highest rated player in the quad, Kathy Richards.

Steve Kaluzynski

A critical endgame position in the game Keliher-Kaluzynski. The game ended in a draw but black, here on the move, has ...Re4!! winning.

There were also unrated games going on as well. Here Billy Griffith (left) and David Hession take on all comers in G/20 action.

Big fun!

The generous free snack table provided by UMA activities sponsors is visible behind Joshua Quint as he studies the board in round 1. Also visible in the back is tournament assistant Norm Dostie, longtime Augusta area chess presence.

George Spahn (left) and Daniel Keliher

Show me the money! Kathy Richards receives her prize from tournament co-organizer Brian Roderick.

Thanks to all who helped out and participated in this event, UMA (and Rose P.) for room, snacks and publicity, Brian Roderick for pictures, USCF paperwork and directing, Barry Magda for donations of prize supplies, for the publicity and stories, and the players themselves for supporting the event!

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