Brewer National Chess Day Tournament

10.15.15 Eighteen players came out to celebrate National Chess Day by competing in the Brewer National Chess Day Tournament at the Brewer Community School on October 10th. The tournament offered two quad sections and a ten-player U1000 section. Here's the illustrated tournament report with USCF crosstables and a selected game.

Quad 1 winner Roger Morin (left) tries a King's Indian Attack setup in response to his opponent's French Defense. This interesting game is featured below.

Thanks to Roger Morin and Lisa Powell for contributing to this report.

This event was organized and directed by Steve Wong.

USCF crosstable of this event

Roger Morin was victorious in Quad 1 scoring a perfect 3.0 points in as many games. He was trailed by Nathan Gates (2.0), Lance Beloungie (1.0) and Joseph Powell who went scoreless in a tough field.

In Quad 2 Kyle Bloom turned the crosstable on its head. Bloom was seeded last but came out in the number one spot with 2.5 points. He was trailed by Stephen Wong (2.0), Greg Wadsworth (1.5) and Wyatt Hendrix (scoreless).

Colyn Rich had a stunning performance in the U1000 section winning all four of his games for a perfect 4.0 points.

Thanks to all who participated, played, observed, and helped organize this event.

The tournament room at the Brewer Community School.

As usual, sportsmanship prevailed at all levels and in all games.

Stephen Wong (left) plays Greg Wadsworth in Quad 2.

U1000 winner Colyn Rich (left) plays Kaleb Pendleton in round 3.

Joseph Powell (right) gives it his all in his game vs. Lance Beloungie.

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