The Bobcat Lives Again Tournament Report

03.13.15 The Bobcat Lives Again Chess Tournament was played on March 3rd at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine and attracted twenty players in two sections. Jarod Bryan topped the open section with 3.5 points and Mark Seedner won the combined U1600/U1200 section by the same score. Here's the tournament report with USCF crosstables.

The Bobcat Lives Again! Bobcat Chess that is. Bates College hosted the Bobcat Chess Tournament on March 3rd on their Lewiston campus.

Thanks to Phil Lowell for contributing to this report.

USCF crosstable of this event

Jarod Bryan gave up only one draw on his way to the 3.5 points needed to win this year's Bobcat. Dmitry Albin (1759) nicked the state champion for his only draw and turned in a fine performance himself putting up an unbeaten 3.0 points and tying for second with William Ravn.

Richard Judy, Richard Wasdahl, and Jon Buxton each scored 2.0 points for equal fourth place.Alan Schalk, Curt Brock, and Bill Burt scored 1.5 points and Troy Franklin rounded out the open crosstable scoreless.

In the combined U1600/U1200 section Mark Seedner continued to pad is rating with a nice 3.5 points in four rounds. Following Seedner and sharing the second place spot were Frank DiRenzo and Jeremy Glover. Three players chalked up 2.0 points and tied for equal fifth place, they were: Juergen Kritschgau, Austin Burtt, and Clara Parker. Alex Tritell and Gage King scored 1.0 point and Stefan Bell finished up with 0.5 points.

Thanks to Phil Lowell for organizing and directing this tournament. Thanks also to Bates College and the Bates College Chess Club for hosting and of course, a big thank you to players for making the trek out to Lewiston!

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