Fall Chess 2014 @ UMA Tournament Report

11.26.14 Twenty-eight players played in six sections at the Fall Chess 2014 @ UMA Tournament on Saturday, November 15th at the University of Maine at Augusta. Players were grouped by rating in four quads and two six-player sections. Here's the illustrated tournament report with USCF crosstables.

Curt Brock (left) plays Bill Burtt in round 2 of the Fall Chess Tournament at the University of Maine at Augusta.

Thanks to Phil Lowell, Brian Roderick and Barry Magda for contributing to this report. Thanks also to the University of Maine at Augusta for hosting this event and to Phil Lowell for donating to the snack shack.

USCF crosstable of this event

We had a great turnout for our MECA Chess Player of the Year event UMA Chess Quads 2014 with 32 players participating in all. There was also a significant group of hangers on and watchers.

Jarod Bryan topped Quad 1 with 2.5 points. In Quad 2 Curt Brock and Brett Parker tied for first with 2.0 points. Brian Hurst blanked his opposition in Quad 3 scoring a perfect 3.0 points and Greg Wadsworth and Ben Peterson tied for first in Quad 4 with 2.5 points apiece.

Matthew Griffith went unbeaten and untied in his three games in Section 5 and Darrell Butler did the same to take top honors in Section 6.

The tournament room at the University of Maine at Augusta.

Lee Doucette considers his position.

Kathy Richards (right) plays Medomak Middle School talent Joe Powell.

Many scholastic players were on hand trying to improve their games.

Having fun at the "big board."

Aaron Spencer (left) and William Ravn square off.

The participation packs for the scholastic entries - 'Everybody a winner!'

Phil Lowell lining up with some Scholastic entrants - some sporting the snazzy Medomak Team logos

Eventual section tie-winner Brett Parker (left) nears the endgame against Glenn Synder

Gheorghe Tederoscue always plays a tough game - here as black against section winner Dan Lavallee

Thanks to the University of Maine at Augusta for hosting us once again. Student Life Director Rose Pelletier also contributed, besides the excellent facilities, refreshments for all. Other door prize contributions, School supplies & Medals provided by Barry Magda. Royal Court of Maine sponsoring USCF affiliate, Brian Roderick and Barry Magda TD's. To get on the mailing list for future events in Augusta area, please email bajmagda@juno.com with 'chess' in the subject line.


these are great tournaments. thanks to brian & barry for putting them together.

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