Kate Gasser Classic Swiss Tournament Report

05.07.22 On April 16, 2022, the first running of the Kate Gasser Classic Swiss took place at Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick, Maine. Named for a frequent presence in the US Women's Championship and member of the Boylston Chess Club, the Gasser Swiss is a Swiss tournament open only to girls and women and is meant to celebrate the presence of female players on the tournament scene in Maine and elsewhere.

The six participants in the first Kate Gasser Classic Swiss (left to right): Molly Tefft, Kim Inocando, Lilly Tripp, Elena Pike, Frances Bayless, and Bo Miller.

US Chess crossable of this event

Thanks to Mike Dudley for contributing to this report.

Molly Tefft of Brunswick Junior High School swept the field of six players in the first Kate Gasser Classic Swiss, going a perfect 4.0/4 to take first place. Elena Pike of Kennebunk High School came in clear second with 3.0/4. Kim Inocando from Morse High School tied for third in her first tournament with 2.0/4, tying with Lilly Tripp of Reeds Brook Middle School. Frances Bayless of the Bayless Homeschool Collective came in fifth with 1.0/4, and Bo Miller of Cheverus High School rounded out the crosstable scoreless.

Thanks to Brunswick's Curtis Memorial Library for hosting, and for all the participants for coming out for the event! We hope to see more of our female players out for next year's tournament!

Bo Miller (left) plays Frances Bayless in the final round.

Elena Pike (left) waits for Elena Tripp's next move.

Tournament winner Molly Teftt (left) makes a move in her game with Kim Inocando.

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