|School teacher Paul M. (left) plays new member Zade K.|
LCCC just keeps getting stronger! We had 12 players show for week 30.....and an impressive 17 for week 31!
Two new members were on hand this evening: Mike G. and Zade K. Welcome to the chess club.
|Winner Joshua Friedel (checkered shirt) of Wisconsin and runner-up Julio (jeans) Sadorra of TX|
Also, the closing post on the 114th US Open attended by Mikeniks of LCCC. Pictured is the presentation of the trophy to the winner. A crowd of about 100 crowded around the 5 minute blitz playoff.
Mikeniks went 3 - 6 at his first US Open. Not the finish predicted (5 - 4) or expected (3.5 - 5.5), but a great time just the same.
Seeded #399 out of 519 (that is where the 3.5 points finished, I finished #422
It is better to have competed and lost, then never to have tried at all. Many players would love to be able to attend this event and I am thrilled to have been able to.
And of course......there is always NEXT tournament!