Spring Quads

March 28th,

After a busy few weeks, our Spring Quads returned. Ten players competed in a quad and swiss sections. The quad featured two Connecticut National Masters Ian Harris, Oliver Chernin, as well as Class A players Quentin Mason and William Torres. Despite stiff resistance, Harris and Chernin made it through the first two rounds with victories. The final round showdown came down to the last seconds of an endgame when Chernin lost a piece and the victory went to Harris.

The swiss section was filled with fighting chess. CCFC Director Melvin Patrick was the only player to emerge with a perfect score after the first two rounds. Following close behind was rising star Matthew Chan with 1.5/2. Their final round match was intense. Chan won a pawn and maintained his advantage into the endgame. Patrick defended well but ultimately was not able to stop Chan from breaking through. With this win, Chan leapfrogged Patrick to win the tournament with 2.5/3! Patrick finished in a tie for 2nd with CCFC regular Hubert Herring.

Join us next week for another exciting day of matches!