John Bapst Open Tournament Report

05.15.17 Twenty players competed in the John Bapst Open held on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at John Bapst Memorial High School in Bangor. Sergio Mejia topped the Open section with a perfect 4.0 points in four games. Andrew Nevells did the same in the U1400 section. Here's the tournament report and a selected game.

The John Bapst Open was held on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at John Bapst Memorial High School in Bangor.

Thanks to Elizabeth Mock and Wyatt Hendrix for contributing to this report.

USCF Crosstable of this event

The inaugural meeting of the John Bapst Open Spring Chess Tournament was well attended, in spite of
occurring on one of the few sunny days of the month! A total of 20 players played in two sections and
the "field included nine scholastic players. The timetable was ahead of schedule and everyone enjoyed
donuts, coffee, snacks and drinks provided by host John Bapst High School and the John Bapst Chess

In the open section, Sergio Mejia took the prize for first with a perfect 4.0. For the second place prize,
Roger Morin fnished at 3.0. Hermon High School students Bill Hartt and Wyatt Hendrix shared third with
2.5 each. Nathan Gates and Dan Robbins had 2.0 and unrated Armando Mejia and Roger Hardison
finished with 1.5. Tom Sandford (1.0) and William Gallagher rounded out the Open field.

In the U1400 section, Andrew Nevells took the prize, also with a perfect 4.0. In second was
homeschooled Benjamin Mock with 3.0. Five players finished with 2.0: Swaroop Handral (Brewer
Community School), Ryan Shorette (Orono High School), Linh Nguyen (John Bapst), Sammy Thiagarajan
(Cohen Middle School, Bangor), and Bill Schissler. Sam Cartwright (Orono High School) and Elisabeth
Mock finished with 1.0. Tournament Director Michael Dudley also jumped in and played extra games in
the last two rounds. John Bapst will host its third chess tournament of the year in October and will head
up the Bangor Area High School Scholastic Chess League again come December. As always, check the
events page on for details.

Thanks to tournament organizer and director Mike Dudley for putting on this event and thanks to John Bapst Memorial High School for hosting.

Sergio Mejia (right) and Wyatt Hendrix play on Board 1 in Round 4 of the Open section on a sunny day in May.

And here's how that interesting game from the final round unfolded:

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