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Metrowest Chess Club Monthly Event NEW LOCATION:
Henceforth all Metrowest Chess Club events are at our new location,
St. Paul's Episcopal Church; 39 E. Central Ave., Natick MA
PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY
See http://www.metrowestchess.org/Community/Club/Maps/Location_and_Maps.pdf for maps.
Also: The time control is now 40/90; SD/30; d5
(Formerly located at the Natick Community Center, 117 E. Central St. (Rt.135) in Natick Massachusetts.)
♙ Ayer Chess Club at Billiards Cafe schedules info & results are now available on this site.
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David & Goliath Mate
Round 1 of 5
|Round 1 of 5 Results|
|Paul Godin||1-0||Don Ostrowski|
|Jim Donahue||0-1||Richard Hubbard|
|Andrew Jeselson||1-0||John Bastarache|
|Bob Mathieu||0-1||Roger Cappallo|
|George Mirijanian||1-0||Mark Wheeler|
|Don Briggs||0-1||Ray Paulson|
|Geoff LePoer||1-0||Brian Biglow|
|♔ Phil Iovanna||1-0||Ralph McNeilage|
|Gary Brassard||1-0||Randy McLaughlin|
|Hugh McLaughlin||0-1||Mike Commisso|
|Larry Gladding||1-0||Emily Gawboy|
|Paul Carrier||0-1||Stephen Murray|
|Michael David||1-0||Leo Marzoratti|
|Mike Densmore||0-1||Ken Gurge|
| Total of 14 boards, |
1 major upset (♔ ♕), no upset draws (♖).
♝ Receiving half-point byes were Bruce Felton, Ritvik Pulya, Dave Couture, Tom Fratturelli, Vince Premus,
Jim Hankard, Roland Booker, Larry O'Rourke and Raaga Pulya.
|CURRENT STANDINGS After 1 Rounds|
|1.0||Godin, Hubbard, Jeselson, Cappallo, Mirijanian, Paulson, LePoer, Brassard, Commisso, Gladding, Murray, David, Gurge, Iovanna|
|0.5||Felton, Ri. Pulya, Couture, Fratturelli, Premus, Hankard, Booker, O'Rourke, Ra. Pulya|
|0.0||McNeilage, Ostrowski, Donahue, Bastarache, Mathieu, Wheeler, Briggs, Biglow, R. McLaughlin, H. McLaughlin, Gawboy,|
Carrier, Marzoratti, Densmore
Projected Round 2 Pairings for January 15th:
Board #: [White] vs. [Black]
Board 1: LePoer vs. Godin Board 2: Hubbard vs. Brassard Board 3: Commisso vs. Jeselson Board 4: Cappallo vs. Gladding Board 5: Gurge vs. Mirijanian Board 6: Paulson vs. David Board 7: Felton vs. Iovanna Board 8: Ri. Pulya vs. Hankard Board 9: Couture vs. Booker Board 10: O'Rourke vs. Fratturelli Board 11: McNeilage vs. Ra. Pulya Board 12: Ostrowski vs. H. McLaughlin Board 13: Biglow vs. Donahue Board 14: Bastarache vs. Carrier Board 15: Gawboy vs. Mathieu Board 16: Wheeler vs. Densmore Board 17: Marzoratti vs. Briggs
Note: Projected pairings & colors are only estimates. Official pairings are posted at the beginning of each round.
♗ Requesting a half-point bye for Round 2 is Murray. Premus will be paired if he shows up.
♙ The Wachusett Chess Club welcomes Phil Iovanna of Foxboro and Leo Marzoratti of Gardner.
Players running late who wish to be paired MUST CALL by 7 P.M.
The following ratings are in effect for the Reggie Boone Memorial tournament,
which begins Wednesday, November 13th, in Room C159 of the McKay Complex at Fitchburg State University.
Registration is from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., with Round 1 starting at 7:15 p.m.
Deadline for all subsequent rounds is 7:10 p.m. Players running late who wish to be paired MUST CALL by 7 p.m.
Effective January 1st, 2020, the following changes to the USCF rules will go into effect.