Eight players competed in this year’s Memorial tournament, held in Coldenham on October 19th.
While there were less than 10 participants, the field was very strong, with 3 players over 2000 and 3 others rated at least 1800.
After three rounds, Dore Sheppard and Mark Courtney topped the field with 2.5 points apiece. They both had their perfect tournament spoiled by Ernie Johnson, who was able to get a draw from both winners, and ended with 2 points.
Click HERE for full crosstable results.
I should also mention that Dore Sheppard recently won the under 2100 section of the NY State Championship, and had his picture and tournament-clinching game featured in the latest Empire Chess.