Bob Simmon’s brave experiment in bringing back over-the-board chess completed this weekend, and while only five people attended they all enjoyed the experience. Bob should be commended for trying to bring a semblance of normalcy to the game we all love.
Trevor Brooks won the event with a perfect score (3-0), defeating Sean Russell, Mark Courtney and Bob. The author of this article would surely love to see some games (hint, hint). Mark finished with 2-1, downing George Oliveras twice (that happens with 5 people in 3 round event).
Who knows the next time we will see another OTB event, but I am hearing rumors that maybe we will play rated tournaments online….we will keep you posted!