Thursday, June 9, 2011

Chess Mates Takes 3rd On Tiebreaks

Regardless of the Staten Island-W. Orange and DOCA Knights-Sparta outcomes (which have not been reported as yet!), Chess Mates will finish 3rd, since they have defeated the 3 other teams that can end-up with 4.5 points.

If there is a 4-way tie for 3rd, the standings order will be: 3.Chess Mates, 4.DOCA Knights, 5.Kenilworth Kortchnois, 6.West Orange.

In all 2 and 3-way ties at 4.5, the pecking-order will be the same.

Summit Beats Chess Mates, Finishes At .500

Glen Hart and Donnally Miller won on the bottom boards to lead Summit over Chess Mates 2.5-0.5. Ari Minkov drew for the Rahway team.

With the victory Summit finished at +3-3=2.

9th round replay
9th round PGN

Ziggy Bliznikas and Don Miller analyzing their game.

Kortchnois Upset Hamilton, Tie For 3rd

The Kenilworth Korthchnois finished the 2010-11 season the way they ended the 2009-10 campaign, by upsetting league-champion Hamilton 2.5-1.5 and denying them an undefeated season!

Greg Tomkovich and newcomer Scott Smith had victories for the spoilers, who were shorthanded (again!) and forfeited board 1. Phil Hepler's draw on board 3 was Hamilton's only bright spot.

Summit Pair Among U.S. Am-East Winners

Donnally Miller (r) and Lou Sturniolo (l) of the Summit team were among the winners at last month's U.S. Amateur East Tournament in Somerset, NJ. Miller won the U1800 Section outright, scoring 5.0/6 while Sturniolo was the top U1800 Senior.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Last Night's Scores

Here are the scores from last night's matches:

Kortchnois 2.5 Hamilton 1.5
Summit 2.5 Chess Mates 0.5

The Standings have been updated along with other pages.
Summaries and games will follow.