Midway CC 2nd Tournament a Success.

The Midway Chess Club is a young club but we are growing fast. Last month was our first tournament and while it was a little bumpy but the second tournament went much better. We opened on time, lots of preregistrations, good games and lots of fun. Once again thank you to John and Terry of "A Place for Us." and their providing such great food.

This time we had more players with lots of new faces. We were pleased to see Victoria Bian who recently finished 10th at the Susan Polgar National Invitational for Girls. We were also visited by Chicago State University team Captain William Blackman. The new faces were excited to see the nice venue and to have food on the premises.

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Midway Chess Club runs First Tournament

The Midway Chess Club had its first tournament and it went well. It was my first promotion event ever and we had a few issues. But, after the bumpy start it all worked out and we had a great tournament with 24 players, quite a few above 1600.

The clear winner was Matthew Wilber with a 4.0 score. Second place was a six way tie with the players having a score of 3.0. Third place had a eight way tie with the score of 2.0. Fourth place had a three way tie with a 1.5 score (I was in this group).

First Place received the DGT 960 folding clock. While, second and third each received an EndGame t-shirt. We also had a drawing for a $10 gift certificate from "A Place For Us"

Our next tournament will be on Aug 15th so please come on out and play. For more information visit midwaychessclub.org


First Published 29-July-2009

Highland Park Chess Inaugural Tournament

Leo Vilker ran his first rated scholastic tournament last Saturday at the Bethany Methodist Church in Highland park. Thirty-two players competed in two sections. The top section was won by Abe Sun with 3.5/4.0. Shanya Provine and Eamonn Moore both scored 3.0/4.0.The lower section was won by Matthew Strehler with 3.5/4.0. At 3.0/4.0 were Josiah Davis, Susie Ulrich, Miranda Liu, and Mark Noonan.

Highland Park Chess is running an open tournament August 1st. Be sure to watch our Events Page for more of Leo's tournaments.


First published 29-July-2009

Spoon's Chess Club

Spoon's Coffee Boutique
712 East 75th Street
Chiacgo, IL  60619
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Yesterday I had the pleasure of meeting Roosevelt Witherspoon and the patrons at  Spoon's Coffee Boutique and Chess Club.  The club meets every Tuesday and Thursday from 1 PM until 1 AM the next morning. There are some strong players here. "You might even run into IM Emory Tate or NM William Aramil," says 'Spoon.

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