Jarod Bryan Victorious at ChessMaine.net Championship

07.02.14 Jarod Bryan swept the field to take first in the Open section at the ChessMaine.net Championship played at Colby College in Waterville on Saturday, June 27th. Joe Powell, Frank Collemer, and Ben Amar shared the top spot in the U1550 section and Bill Hartt was all alone at the top of the U1250 section with a perfect 4.0 points in four games.

Jarod Bryan put up a perfect 4.0 points in four games to take first place at the 2015 ChessMaine.net Championship at Colby College in Waterville, Maine.

USCF crosstable of this event coming soon

Trailing the current state champion in the Open section were: Matthew Fishbein, Roger Morin, and William Ravn each of whom put up 3.0 points to share second. In the 2.0 tier were Serjio Mejia, Phil Lowell, Curt Brock, and Bill Burtt.

Joe Powell, Frank Collemer, and Ben Amar shared first in the U1550 section. Just of the lead was Daniel Robbins with 2.0 points, Darrell Butler (1.0), and Lee Doucette (0.0).

Thirteen-year-old Bill Hartt took first in the (U1250 section) with 4.0 points. Dan Fishbein took second place with 3.0 points and Joseph Astumian, John Engle, Lev Leites, and John Jones shared third with 2.0 points. Roman Medina rounded out the table with 1.0 point.

Our youngest player in the tournament was Lev Leites (9) from New York City. He was complemented by two players in their 80's: Don Plummer and Glenn Snyder--chess is truly a life-long passion!

Thanks to all to all who made this tournament a great success and a special thanks to Colby College for again providing a fantastic venue to play chess.

Matthew Fishbein scored 3.0 points for second in the Open section.

Roger Morin is always a tough competitor.

An outstanding performance by Will Ravn nearly netted him the championship.

Sergio Mejia

Phil Lowell

Curt Brock

Bill Burtt

Dean Astumian

Mike Blankenship vastly outperformed his rating.

John Brady

From Quebec, Canada: Francois Dorion

Glenn Snyder

Donald Plummer

Joe Powell tied for first in the U1550 section with...

Frank Collemer

and Ben Amar.

Daniel Robbins

Darrell Butler

MECA Secretary Lee Doucette

Perfect in the U1250 section: Bill Hartt

"J.J." Astumian

John Engle

Lev Leites

John F. Jones

A view of the Open section.

The Diamond Building provided top-notch conditions for chess.

We look forward to seeing you all again and at next year's ChessMaine.net Championship!


excellent tournament....as usual...everyone's participation is what makes it the success that it is...

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