from the September-October 1975 issue of Chess Horizons:
The 1975 Wachusett Chess Club Championship, held from late April to early July at the Fitchburg YMCA, was won by 15-year-old Brian Warnock of Wilton, N.H., and formerly of Princeton, Mass. Warnock's convincing 8.5-0.5 score win put an end to the two-year reign of defending champion Stephan Gerzadowicz of East Templeton, who was the only one of the competitors who was able to put a dent in the young champ's near perfect scoring by drawing with him in their individual encounter. Runner-up for the second year in a row was 23-year-old Steve Nelson of Fitchburg, who faced Warnock in the final round needing to win to tie for the championship, but whose eventual loss put him a half-point ahead of Gerzadowicz, Stephen Brown of Leominster, and George Mirijanian of Fitchburg, all of whom tied for 3rd-5th.
The championship event, which followed a 40-player multi-section qualifying tournament from which the top two finishers in each of the five round-robin sections advanced to the finals, received extensive newspaper coverage in the local Fitchburg Sentinel-Leominster Enterprise and outheadlined all other local sports during the period of its play.
Player W L D PTS.
1. Brian Warnock 8 0 1 8.5
2. Steve Nelson 6 2 1 6.5
3. Stephen Brown 6 3 0 6.0
4. Stephan Gerzadowicz 5 2 2 6.0
5. George Mirijanian 6 3 0 6.0
6. Thomas Smith 5 4 0 5.0
7. Richard Boursy 4 5 0 4.0
8. Robert Fortier 1 8 0 1.0
9. Richard Threadgould 1 8 0 1.0
10. Jack Clark 1 8 0 1.0