Morin Wins National Chess Day Tourament in Brewer

10.12.14 Twenty players celebrated National Chess Day at the Brewer Community School on October 11th, 2014. Roger Morin won the open section with 3.5 points and Adam Gagnon blanked his opponents in the U1000 section with a perfect 4.0 points to take first. Here's the illustrated tournament report with USCF crosstables.

A special thanks to the Brewer Community School for hosting this year's National Chess Day Tournament.

USCF crosstable of this event

Roger Morin got back into the expert class (USCF 2000+) with 3.5 points in four games. His only draw was with Roger Peterson in the last round. Sergio Mejia took clear second in the open section with 3.0 points while Peterson and Stevie Baston tied for third with 2.5 points.

Trailing the leaders were Brian Hurst (2.0 points), and Stephen Wong, Josh Shuman and John Jewell with 1.0 point apiece.

In the twelve-player U1000 section, Adam Gagnon went perfect on the day with 4.0 points. Jay McIntire took sole second place and Omar Khan, Nicolas Kawamura, Colyn Rich and Lee Walsh shared third with 2.5 points.

Milo Sanokklis and Wyatt Hendrix each put up 2.0 points. They were followed by Caitlyn Woodward, Ben McIntire and Armani Baston.

Thanks to Steve Wong for organizing and directing this tournament and to Brewer's Gifted and Talented Program teacher and chess coordinator SueAnn Gaitings.

Tournament winner Roger Morin

Sergio Mejia took clear second in the open section with 3.0 points.

Roger Peterson nicked the tournament winner with his only draw and tied for third with Stevie Baston.

Brian Hurst

Stephen Wong had a very interesting game with Mejia but couldn't hold the position.

Josh Shuman

John Jewell

Adam Gagnon took first in the U1000 section with 4.0 points.

Jay McIntire scored 3.0 points and finished in clear second.

Omar Khan tied for third place in the U1000 with...

Nicholas Kawamura

Colyn Rich and...

Lee Walsh

A tough little competitor: Milo Sanokkolis

Wyatt Hendrix

Jacqueline Rich

Caitlyn Woodward

Ben McIntire

Board one, round one: Roger Morin (left) plays Brian Hurst

Wyatt Hendrix (left) takes on Nicholas Kawamura

Ben McIntire (left) plays Milo Sanokklis

The tournament room

This beautiful wood carving by Edward Harrow greets visitors to the main lobby of the Brewer Community School. It depicts Brewer's dynamic brick and shipping industries.

The detail of the carving is impressive.

Parents chill in the waiting area.

Tournament director Steve Wong and Mona Lisa?

This shot would warm any chess coach's heart. Scholastic players involved in a post-mortem.

Chess-inspired art?

And this one from a younger artist.

Thanks again to the Brewer Community School!


Thanks to Steve Wong for directing this tournament and to SueAnn Gaitings for all her good works...always a great event.....roger

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