George Li Tops Evanston November Tri-Level

With three wins and a draw, top-rated George Li won the 18-entrant Gold Section at the November 14 Evanston Tri-Level.

George's lone blemish was a fourth round draw against Zachary Holecek. Expert Daniel Bronfeyn and Class B-player George Fu tied for second with 3.0/4 tallies.

Maret Thorpe directed the three-section event at the Levy Center. US Chess Crosstables have been posted.

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"Old Timer" Perfect at Glenwood Chess Wars VII

On November 7,  17 chess warriors converged at the Blakey Center in Glenwood to do battle. When the dust had cleared, “Old Timer” George David -- who had apparently been MIA in tournaments for quite some time -- was completely re-energized as he pummeled everyone in his path to take the undisputed first place with a perfect 4-0 score.
Second and third place prizes were shared by Charles Coffman and Sam Henderson with 3-0 scores. The fourth place trophy went to Doug Middleton with a 2.5 score and better tiebreaks.

Harrisons Prevail at Chess Wars VI

On October 18, the Glenwood Chess Club hosted Chess Wars VI. Unfortunately, a website error relating to registration information, seemed to seriously impede on our number of entrants!

With an eight-player field, we added an adult/open section and played a four-person quad in both divisions. USCF crosstables can be found here.

In the Scholastic Section, David Harrison (8th grade) was undefeated. (3-0) Second place went to his younger brother Christopher (5th grade) who scored 2-1. Third place was earned by visiting 4th grade Indiana “New Comer”, Bill Wei. (1-2) Finally, Matthew Brison, played with “Heart and Spirit”, but regrettably, came in 4th with a 0-3 score.

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Glenwood Club Hosts Successful Two Week Boot Camp

Glenwood CampThe Glenwood Chess Club completed its first summer “Boot Camp” on August 14.

The camp was held at the Forest Field House in Glenwood. The camp was run by instructor Herbert Ferguson who is also vice-president of the club.

The students (ages 8 – 12) were put through a rigorous program of tactics and endgame puzzles in the morning, a master study game before lunch, and a tournament game in the afternoon.

“It was amazing how well the students took to the program. I saw growth in their game in just a few days,” said instructor Ferguson.

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Glenwood Holds Chess Wars V

On August 9, 2015, The Glenwood Chess Club held Chess Wars V. Three divisions of warriors competed in this event.

In the Ribbons Section, 1709-rated Eric Luster “battered and bullied” his lower ranked opponents! The closest finisher next to him was 1346-rated Matthew Kelly who placed second.

David Harrison took third, Michael Crouse and Christopher Harrison, who drew with Luster in the first round, took the fifth place prize.

In the Trophy Section, young scholastic player, Yashom Kapoor, who had won another tournament the day before with a 4-0 score, repeated the feat and garnishing a well-deserved 1st place trophy.

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