Quasi Quick Chess Quads at Saco Valley Chess Club

08.14.16 Sixteen players nicely rounded out four quads in the Quasi Quick Chess Quads played at the Saco Valley Chess Club in Biddeford on August 9th, 2016. The quad winners were: Matthew Fishbein, Barry Magda, Jon Malev, and Nathan Dunn. The time control for this three-round event was Game in 15 minutes with a 10 second delay from move one. Here's the illustrated tournament report with USCF crosstables.

Tournament director Phil Lowell keeps an eye on the games during the Quasi Quick Chess Quads at the Saco Valley Chess Club.

Thanks to Phil Lowell and Barry Magda for contributing to this report.

USCF crosstable of this event

In Quad 1, Matthew Fishbein scored 5.5 out six for first place. Will Ravn scored 3.0. Congrats to Max Berube for drawing Fishbein in the final round.

In Quad 2, Barry Magda was the only player not top ranked to win his quad with 5.0 - 1.0. John Phythyon scored 4.0 - 2.0 for second.

Quad 3 saw the venerable seniors Jon Malev and Alex Wallach pitted against Cheverus High School teammates Aidan Thomas and Brian Conti. Malev scored 5.0 - 1.0 losing only one game to Thomas to take first place. Thomas scored 4.0 - 2.0 for second place.

In Quad 4, top seeded Nathan Dunn (USCF 845) was the only player with a rating at the start. Two new USCF members, Cyrus Fenderson and Declan Thomas as well as Sebastian Ponce, were playing in their first tournament. Experience prevailed here as Dunn swept the field with 6 - 0. Fenderson and Ponce tied for second with 3.0 - 3.0.

Thanks to tournament director Phil Lowell for offering this free-entry-fee tournament while still offering prizes. We hope this will become an annual event!

Quad 1 winner Matthew Fishbein (left) plays Max Berube in the final round.

Veterans Alex Wallach left and Jon Malev play each other in Quad 3.

The stats!


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