Fishbein Tops Cheverus Quads

12.14.14 Cheverus High School in Portland hosted a quad tournament on Saturday, December 13th. Twelve players took part in three rated quads and five players participated in a non-rated quint. Cape Elizabeth High School student Matthew Fishbein scored a perfect 3.0 points in three games to take first in Quad 1. Bruce Sherwood scored 2.5 points in Quad 2 for the top spot there and Ben Peterson blanked his opponents to win Quad 3.

Cheverus High School has a long history of participating in scholastic chess at the state level.

USCF crosstable of this event

Quad 1 winner Matthew Fishbein (right) speaks with his opponent and former coach Phill Lowell after their game. Fishbein's victory in this game represented his first tournament win over his mentor.

William Ravn (right) plays Standford University student and Cape Elizabeth resident Brett Barker.

Quad 2 winner Bruce Sherwood (right) plays tournament director Dan La Vallee.

From back left: Ravn, Sherwood and Carter Brock

Quad 3 had the tournament's only female player: Clara Parker.

That's what it's all about: camaraderie, competition, and sportsmanship.

Thanks to all who made this event a success!

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