Salmon Arm chess players aim for quick checkmate in 15-minute tournament – Sicamous Eagle Valley News
The Salmon Arm Chess Club held a 15-minute chess tournament on March 25.
It was the club’s first local tournament.
The top five competitors were: 1st) Craig Bacon; 2nd) Thomas Briginshaw and Lucas Diaz (tied); 4th) Joel Burke; and 5th) Jacob Holmes, David Wellingham and Neil Caves (tied). In the Junior category, Lucas Diaz came first, followed by Jacob Holmes.
The club plans to hold one on the last Wednesday of every month. The club was grateful to private donors and SASCU for hosting the March 25 tournament.
A provincial chess tournament, the Okanagan Open, will be held in Salmon Arm May 6-8.
The Salmon Arm Chess Club meets Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. in the student cafeteria on the Salmon Arm campus of Okanagan College.
For more information, call Craig at 250-803-8495 or Neil at 250-803-2161.
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