The best little (3 round) serious (G/75) Swiss tournament in the Poughkeepsie area, the 2013 Turning Leaves Swiss, finished on Monday. Trophies will be presented to Noah Kulick, first place, and Ken Evans, second place. Both finished with 2.5 points out of 3, but Noah edged Ken on tiebreaks. Sixteen players participated, a welcome turnout.
Unfortunately the TD came down with a cold over the weekend and couldn’t attend the last round (thus missing out on an anticipated match with Noah). Thanks to Michael O’Connor for covering. The book prize drawing, where all players who played all 3 rounds are eligible, will be held at the next event. The winner does not have to be present to collect the prize, but wouldn’t you want to show up next Monday anyway? It’ll be a Blitz (G/5, no delay) round-robin tournament. Remember that the USCF now has separate Blitz ratings, so your precious Regular, and not-quite-as-precious Quick ratings will not be affected, even if you lose all games.