Ayer Chess Club Tournaments at Billiards Café
Thanks largely to the efforts of Michael David, Stephen Murray & others, the recently created Chess Club at Billiards Café in downtown Ayer, MA has become an important chess venue in central Massachusetts, however they don't have a web site of their own just yet, so I'll be posting updates on rated & non rated tournaments at the Ayer Chess Club here for reference & research purposes.
- Open on Sunday nights, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
- Open to adults whether rated or not
- USCF Rated & non rated events on Sunday evenings
- Billiards Café, 39 Main Street, Ayer, MA
- Michael David is the club contact
As Chess Clubs throughout the state halt their operations,
the Billiards Café Chess Club will not announce any Sunday evening tournaments for the next three weekends in March.
The Club usually does game reviews when tournaments are not being played. I don't plan on being at the Café this upcoming Sunday (March 15th), but you can check with me or Steve Murray for future Sundays.
Likewise the Youth Chess Club on Sunday afternoons is taking a long Spring Break until further notice.
For all the great benefits provided by the game of chess, it is antithetical to social distancing.
Monday night tournaments on chess-dot-com, setup by Steve Murray, should be a good outlet for some.
Brian Salomon, a candidate master from Somerville, won the Billiards Café 1st 2020 Blitz Tournament
on Sunday, Feb. 23, at the Billiards Café Chess Club in Ayer, Mass. Salomon, a sofware engineer in his early 40s,
chalked up 11 wins versus one loss to take first place in the 18-player event. Finishing in second place with 10 wins,
one draw and one loss (to Salomon) was national master Brett Kildahl of Worcester. The tournament was directed by
Stephen Murray of Ayer,
On Sunday, February 9th, seven members from each of the Billerica and Wachusset Chess Clubs traveled to a neutral site at the Billiards Café in Ayer to compete in the Club Match between these two venerable Massachusetts Chess Clubs. This will be a two-round match with the same opponents meeting both weeks with alternate colors.
The Billerica Chess Club entered the tournament with an average player rating of 1868, over 50 points greater than the average Wachusett Chess Club player rating of 1817. Despite their underdog status, the Wachusett Chess Club scored a 4-3 advantage in the first round. This is particularly noteworthy in light of Billerica having the advantage of four White Boards in the first round. Billerica only netted a one-point advantage on the White Boards scoring 2.5 points. Billerica wins on the White Boards were scored by Fred Pearson (over Gary Brassard) and Michael David (over Steve Murray). Paul Baginski, playing for Billerica with White, had a drawn game with Wachusett player, Jim Donahue. Meanwhile, Wachusett scored 2.5 points in their 3 games with the White Boards, netting a 2-point advantage. Wachusett wins on the White Boards were scored by Brett Kildahl (over John Vaughan) and Roger Cappallo (over Joe Kelly). Don Ostrowski, playing for Wachusett with White had a drawn game with BIllerica player, Kaustubh Kislay.
The second, and final, round will be again hosted by the Billiards Café Chess Club in Ayer this upcoming Sunday, February 16th. The Billerica Chess Club will be tasked with closing the 1-point deficit to Wachusett this week with just three White Boards.
All games are being played with a time control of Game/90; with a delay of 10 seconds. Larry Gladding is the Tournament Director.
Greetings to all Central Mass Chess Enthusiasts,
The Superbowl is over - this Sunday, February 9th, 2020, we are four hours away from kickoff of the Club Match:
We will be posting results of this evening's event in the next few days.
We won't compete with the Super Bowl this Sunday and the following two Sundays the Billiards Café Chess Club is hosting a Club Match between:
The Billiards Café Chess Club hosted the Eldon C. Robison Memorial Quick Tournament on Sunday evening in Ayer, Mass.
It was not only a record turnout for the Ayer site, it was also an exceptionally strong field of players. National Masters Rob King (Framingham) and Brett Kildahl (Worcester) were the top two rated players that eventually played to a drawn game in the final round after winning their first two games. The final game saw minor pieces stripped from the board with Rob pressing a Queen-Rook attack into Brett's King's corner. Brett defended well resulting in the drawn game.
John Vaughan (Burlington), Ray Paulson (Lowell), and Roger Cappallo (Groton) entered the field with their titles of Candidate Master. John Vaughan scored 2.5 points in the tournament with an initial draw against Jim Donahue (Stow), followed by wins over Dave Kochman (Swanzey, NH) and Steve Gradijan (Wayland); Steve entered the final round against John with a perfect score and finished tied for fourth place.
King, Kildahl and Vaughan split the first and second prize pool awards three-ways with their 2.5/3 results. Mike Commisso (Brookline, NH) was the best performing player with a rating less than the median rating of all players. Mike's 2-points earned the third prize category in the tournament.
This tournament was a tribute memorial to my friend Eldon Robison. Eldon and I played a lot poker, shot a fair amount of pool and always enjoyed a good game of chess. We were very close in the last year of high school and the two following years. We were surprised to find each other on the campus of Indiana University years later, both being on a six-year plan to graduate college. Our final time together was spent playing a game of chess. I could write volumes on his unique qualities, but I'll simply attach his obituary that nicely captures his essence.
The Billiards Café Chess Club had tournament events on both December 22nd and December 29th. The Billiards Café 2019 Quick Club Champion was determined on December 22nd when the top four Quick players met in a 3-round Round-Robin format. Brett Kidahl (Worcester) won all three of his games to win the honor as the 2019 Quick Player of the Year. Geoff LePoer (Westford) came in second place with 2 points, followed by Steve Murray (Ayer) with 1 point and Michael David (Groton), who lost to all three opponents. On December 29th the Year End 2019 Blitz Tournament was played as an eleven-round, Round-Robin Tournament with a field of 12 players. Brett Kildahl and Steve Gradijan (Wayland) both scored 10 points to tie for first place and they split the first and second-place prize. A third category in the prize pool was for the player with the best performance in the tournament that had a rating less than the median rating, for all entrants. That category winner was Mike Meehan (Westminster) as he scored six points in the tournament. There were four Blitz Tournaments played in 2019. Using a Grand Prix Point-System, Brett Kildahl was the 2019 Blitz Player of the Year. The final standings follow. Here are the final standings for 2019 Quick Chess Tournaments: =========================================================================================== Billiards Café 2019 Spring Summer Fall Year End Total Grand Blitz Chess Tournaments Blitz Blitz Blitz Blitz Prix Points ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 B. Kildahl 8.5 10.0 12.5 10.0 41.0 2 M. Commisso 6.0 11.0 7.0 24.0 3 R. Paulson 4.5 8.5 9.5 22.5 4 T. Zuppa 8.5 6.0 14.5 4 M. David 3.5 6.0 2.0 3.0 14.5 6 G. LePoer 4.5 9.0 13.5 7 S. Murray 4.0 5.5 3.0 12.5 8 D. Kilari 11.0 11.0 9 S. Gradijan 10.0 10.0 9 M. Meehan 4.0 6.0 10.0 11 L. Gladding 8.0 8.0 11 R. Riaz 3.0 5.0 8.0 13 M. Rivera 7.0 7.0 14 R. Kilari 6.5 6.5 15 D. Couture 5.5 5.5 16 J. Hankard 3.0 2.0 5.0 16 D. Ostrowski 2.0 2.5 0.5 5.0 17 R. Cappallo 4.0 4.0 18 A. Gopalan 0.5 0.5 =========================================================================================== The Billiards Café hosted 12 tournaments in 2019; eight were Quick Tournaments and four were Blitz Tournaments. The Club in Ayer had 27 unique players in the twelve tournaments with tournament size growing throughout the year - in part, thanks to George Mirijanian putting us on the MACA calendar. This Club has come a long way since June 2017 when I didn't really have much of a vision for a chess club other than I had a great time shooting pool with 40 other people at the Billiards Café and I wanted to see if I could transfer that to the game of chess. A special thanks to: Roger Cappallo who came to the second club session in 2017 and patiently sat with three mediocre chess players for a lot of Sunday evenings. I was one of them and he improved my game a lot. Roger was the gateway to Ayer members joining the Wachusset Chess Club. Paul Godin took the concept of game review to another level - patiently, and sometimes impatiently, giving games played on Wednesday night's a keen analytical eye. Over time Paul convinced us that chess engines have a limited role in good analysis. Steve Murray has lugged a lot of equipment every Sunday to improve the experience - from computers, to projectors and projector screens - Steve constantly pushes me to make the club bigger and better. Recently, Steve and Mike Commisso are volunteering as Tournament Directors. Larry Gladding volunteered to be our Tournament Director from the get-go and having Larry serve in that role for the first nine tournaments was a boost in our club's credibility. Larry, Mike and Steve now comprise a strong bench of TD's looking into 2020. All of this great support gives me a very optimistic view of the Club in 2020 and beyond. And finally thanks to all the Chess Enthusiasts that travel to Ayer to play the game. I have attached a game review I did for one of the December 22nd Quick Games between Brett Kildahl and myself. To all, a Happy New Year. -Michael David
I've been waiting for the owner of the Café to confirm that he hadn't rented out the Library that we use for a Holiday event.
In the meanwhile I moved the planned last Blitz Tournament to December 29,
which again will be subject to change since paying-event-customers take precedence on the space that we use.
Quick Ratings & Final Grand Prix standings for 2019
Paul Godin (Bedford) won the December Quick Tournament held at the Billiards Café Chess Club in Ayer, Mass on Dec. 15. Paul won each of his 3 matches, defeating Dave Martin (Sudbury), Steve Murray (Ayer) and Tom Zuppa (Billerica). Jeff Caruso (Concord) and Brett Kildahl (Worcester) tied for second place as they each scored 2.5 points in the three-round tournament. Jeff and Brett met in the final round with perfect scores and had a tense Knight-Pawns End Game. They had a three-move-repetition drawn game as both their clocks ran low on time. Jim Donahue (Stow) and Dave Martin split the third category prize money with the best performance from a player that had a rating less than all the entrants median rating. Jim and Dave each scored 2.0 points in the tournament. The tournament was directed by Dave Couture with Stephen Murray & Mike Commisso as Assistant TD's. Here is the link to the Cross Table for the Billiards Café December Quick Tournament: http://www.uschess.org/msa/XtblMain.php?201912159432.0 The December Quick Tournament was the seventh and final Quick Tournament in 2019. The Billiards Café had twenty-three unique players during the year. Each of the seven tournaments used the same time control of G/25; d3. Here are the final standings for 2019 Quick Chess Tournaments: =================================================================================================================== Billiards Café 2019 June Summer August August Fall November December Total Grand Quick Chess Tournaments Quad Quick Quad Quick Quick Quick Quick Prix Points ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 M. David 1.0 2.5 3.0 3.0 0.5 1.0 1.0 12.0 2 B. Kildahl 2.5 1.5 2.0 3.0 2.5 11.5 2 S. Murray 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 0.5 2.0 1.0 11.5 4 G. LePoer 3.0 3.5 3.0 9.5 5 L. Gladding 1.0 4.5 1.5 2.0 9.0 6 J. Donahue 1.0 1.5 1.0 2.0 5.5 6 D. Ostrowski 2.0 1.0 1.0 1.5 0.0 5.5 8 T. Zuppa 1.5 2.0 1.0 4.5 8 J. Caruso 2.0 2.5 4.5 10 D. Couture 0.5 1.0 2.0 3.5 11 R. King 3.0 3.0 11 P. Godin 3.0 3.0 11 M. Commisso 1.0 0.0 2.0 0.0 3.0 14 J. Hankard 1.0 1.5 0.0 2.5 15 D. Martin 2.0 2.0 15 D. Kochman 2.0 2.0 15 A. Venezia 0.5 1.5 2.0 18 R. Cappallo 1.5 1.5 19 R. Riaz 1.0 1.0 19 R. Paulson 1.0 1.0 19 D. Kilari 1.0 1.0 22 R. Kilari 0.0 0.0 23 K. Hamer 0.0 0.0 =================================================================================================================== As the Billiards Café Chess Club looks forward to 2020, the plan is to have 12-15 Quick Rated Tournaments during the upcoming year. If you know of other players that should be on our email list or you no longer want to be on the list, send me a private email reply. Best Wishes to Everyone for the Year-End Holiday Season, -Michael David
Mike Commisso recently posted a video on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LojdOqoCo8k
In the video, in Episode 1 of his "What were you thinking?" series, Mike addresses a worthwhile topic to many chess players, i.e. "Missing the point about blunders".
It's worth checking out, even if you don't own a computer & never make blunders.
Blitz Ratings & Grand Prix Updates from Ayer Fall Blitz Tournament
Brett Kildahl (Worcester) scored 12.5 points to win the 14-round Fall Blitz Tournament held at the Billiards Café on Sunday evening, November 17. Second place prize money went to Dattasai Kilari (Hopkinton) as he scored 11 points. The best performance for a player under all entrant's median rating was accomplished by Rithika Kilari (Hopkinton) as she scored 6.5 points and that category also was awarded prize-pool money. Here is the link to the Cross-Table for the Billiards Café Fall Blitz Tournament: http://www.uschess.org/msa/XtblMain.php?201911173902.0 Larry Gladding was the Tournament Director. After three Blitz Tournaments in 2019 here are the Blitz Standings sorted by Grand Prix Points. Spring Summer Fall Total Grand Blitz Blitz Blitz Prix Points -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 B. Kildahl 8.5 10.0 12.5 31.0 2 R. Paulson 4.5 8.5 9.5 22.5 3 M. Commisso 6.0 11.0 17.0 4 S. Murray 4.0 5.5 3.0 12.5 5 M. David 3.5 6.0 2.0 11.5 6 D. Kilari 11.0 11.0 7 T. Zuppa 8.5 8.5 8 L. Gladding 8.0 8.0 9 R. Kilari 6.5 6.5 10 D. Couture 5.5 5.5 11 D. Ostrowski 2.0 2.5 4.5 11 G. LePoer 4.5 4.5 13 R. Cappallo 4.0 4.0 13 M. Meehan 4.0 4.0 15 J. Hankard 3.0 3.0 15 R. Riaz 3.0 3.0 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -Michael David Below are the blitz rating updates for the the eight players who competed in the November Blitz tournament.
|USCFID#: Member Name||End Date||Most Recent Rated Event||Section: Name||Pre => Post||Class|
|12924445: BRETT KILDAHL||2019-11-17||BILLIARDS CAFE FALL BLITZ (MA)||1: FALL BLITZ||2106 => 2108||Exp|
|16429310: DATTASAI KILARI||2019-11-17||BILLIARDS CAFE FALL BLITZ (MA)||1: FALL BLITZ||1931 => 1946||A|
|12401616: RAYMOND PAULSON||2019-11-17||BILLIARDS CAFE FALL BLITZ (MA)||1: FALL BLITZ||1856 => 1863||A|
|10018005: THOMAS C ZUPPA||2019-11-17||BILLIARDS CAFE FALL BLITZ (MA)||1: FALL BLITZ||1877 (P10) => 1848 (P24)||New|
|16752964: STEPHEN MURRAY||2019-11-17||BILLIARDS CAFE FALL BLITZ (MA)||1: FALL BLITZ||1698 => 1617||B|
|16636306: MICHAEL SCOTT DAVID||2019-11-17||BILLIARDS CAFE FALL BLITZ (MA)||1: FALL BLITZ||1633 => 1549||C|
|16429325: RITHIKA KILARI||2019-11-17||BILLIARDS CAFE FALL BLITZ (MA)||1: FALL BLITZ||1233 => 1479||C|
|16543002: RAYHAN RIAZ||2019-11-17||BILLIARDS CAFE FALL BLITZ (MA)||1: FALL BLITZ||1283 => 1331||C|
I currently have five families bring their eight kids from Shirley, Westford and Groton. The room seats more, but I think ten would be my capacity. Their ages range from six to twelve years old. This is a class for beginners. I charge $5 per session.
Please pass this along to any families that you think might be interested in their kids' learning the great game of chess.
-Michael David 978-877-2322
Brett Kildahl (Worcester) scored a perfect 3-0 in the Quick-Rated Chess Tournament at the Billiards Café in Ayer, Mass on Sunday Night, November 10. Brett had wins against Don Ostrowski (Fitchburg), Steve Murray (Ayer) and in the final round a crucial win against then undefeated Larry Gladding (Leominster). Larry Gladding, Steve Murray and Tom Zuppa (Billerica) finished with two wins each to tie for second place. An additional prize was awarded to the best performance from a player with a rating less than all the entrant's median rating. That category was split three ways between Jim Donahue (Stow), Rayhan Riaz (Andover), and Michael David (Groton). After six Quick-Rated Tournaments, all using a G/25; d3 Time Control the Grand Prix Standings are as follows: Billiards Café 2019 June Summer August August Fall November Total Grand Quick Tournaments Quad Quick Quad Quick Quick Quick Prix Points ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 M. David 1.0 2.5 3.0 3.0 0.5 1.0 11.0 2 S. Murray 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 0.5 2.0 10.5 3 G. LePoer 3.0 3.5 3.0 9.5 4 L. Gladding 1.0 4.5 1.5 2.0 9.0 4 B. Kildahl 2.5 1.5 2.0 3.0 9.0 6 D. Ostrowski 2.0 1.0 1.0 1.5 0.0 5.5 7 J. Donahue 1.0 1.5 1.0 3.5 7 T. Zuppa 1.5 2.0 3.5 9 M. Commisso 1.0 0.0 2.0 3.0 9 R. King 3.0 3.0 11 J. Hankard 1.0 1.5 0.0 2.5 12 D. Kochman 2.0 2.0 12 A. Venezia 0.5 1.5 2.0 12 J. Caruso 2.0 2.0 15 D. Couture 0.5 1.0 1.5 15 R. Cappallo 1.5 1.5 17 R. Paulson 1.0 1.0 17 R. Riaz 1.0 1.0 19 K. Hamer 0.0 0.0 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Billiards Café Chess Club was founded in June 2017, meeting on Sunday evenings to play some casual unrated Quick games. As members from the Wachusset Chess Club in Fitchburg began attending Sunday evening, most members of the Billiards Café Chess Club joined the Wachusset Chess Club to play USCF Regular-Rated Tournaments on Wednesday night at Fitchburg State University. Sunday nights in Ayer then evolved to reviewing the prior Wednesday games played in Ayer followed by some Blitz Chess. Steve Murray contributed some projection equipment to advance the reviews from a Demo Board to computer ChessBase-powered displays with a Fritz Chess Engine at hand. Looking forward, the Café will have a Fall and Winter Blitz Tournament in November and December. There will likely be at least two more Quick-Rated Tournaments at the Café in 2019. Steve Murray then created an Ayer Chess Club on the site Chess-dot-com where Monday night online Quick rated games are played at 7:30pm. Contact Steve Murray for all things online. For all activities at the Billiards Café on Sunday evening, I am the primary contact. Larry Gladding has been our Tournament Director for all tournaments played in 2019. Starting in October 2019 I started the Billiards Café Youth Chess Club. We currently have eight beginner students ranging from ages six to twelve. We meet on Sunday afternoons at 4:15pm and usually meet for 90 minutes with time split between instruction and game play. -Michael David Below are the quick rating updates for the the eight players who competed in the November Quick tournament.
|USCFID#: Member Name||End Date||Most Recent Quick Rated Event||Section: Name||Quick|
Pre => Post
|12924445: BRETT KILDAHL||2019-11-10||NOVEMBER QUICK (MA)||1: NOVEMBER QUICK||1947 => 1958||A|
|10018005: THOMAS C ZUPPA||2019-11-10||NOVEMBER QUICK (MA)||1: NOVEMBER QUICK||1802 => 1790||B|
|10004802: LAWRENCE D. GLADDING||2019-11-10||NOVEMBER QUICK (MA)||1: NOVEMBER QUICK||1696 => 1719||B|
|16752964: STEPHEN MURRAY||2019-11-10||NOVEMBER QUICK (MA)||1: NOVEMBER QUICK||1613 => 1623||B|
|16636306: MICHAEL SCOTT DAVID||2019-11-10||NOVEMBER QUICK (MA)||1: NOVEMBER QUICK||1554 => 1538||C|
|12420184: DON OSTROWSKI||2019-11-10||NOVEMBER QUICK (MA)||1: NOVEMBER QUICK||1568 (P22) => 1510 (P25)||New|
|12633241: JAMES E DONAHUE||2019-11-10||NOVEMBER QUICK (MA)||1: NOVEMBER QUICK||1437 => 1447||C|
|16543002: RAYHAN RIAZ||2019-11-10||NOVEMBER QUICK (MA)||1: NOVEMBER QUICK||1216 => 1259||D|
Geoff LePoer (Westford) won all of his games in the 3-round Swiss Quick Rated Chess Tournament played on Sunday night, October 13, at the Billiards Café in Ayer, Mass. Geoff had wins over Don Ostrowski (Fitchburg), Tom Zuppa (Billerica) and Brett Kildahl (Worcester).
Jeff Caruso (Concord) and Brett Kildahl scored 2 wins against a single loss, resulting in their tie for second place. An additional category winner(s) was awarded to the highest point total in the tournament with a rating less than the 10 entrants median rating. Sharing the special category prize money were Larry Gladding (Leominster) and Don Ostrowski; each scored 1.5 points.
Here is the link to the tournament's Cross Table: http://www.uschess.org/msa/XtblMain.php?201910134802.0
Below are the quick rating updates for the the ten players who competed.
|USCFID#: Member Name||End Date||Most Recent Rated Event||Section: Name||Quick|
Pre => Post
|12924445: BRETT KILDAHL||2019-10-13||BILLIARDS CAFÉ FALL QUICK (MA)||1: FALL QUICK||1947 => 1947||A|
|12350410: JEFFREY L CARUSO||2019-10-13||BILLIARDS CAFÉ FALL QUICK (MA)||1: FALL QUICK||1929 (P11) => 1933 (P14)||New|
|10011965: ROGER CAPPALLO||2019-10-13||BILLIARDS CAFÉ FALL QUICK (MA)||1: FALL QUICK||1843 => 1828||A|
|12763343: GEOFFREY LEPOER||2019-10-13||BILLIARDS CAFÉ FALL QUICK (MA)||1: FALL QUICK||1717 => 1805||A|
|10018005: THOMAS C ZUPPA||2019-10-13||BILLIARDS CAFÉ FALL QUICK (MA)||1: FALL QUICK||1821 => 1802||A|
|10004802: LAWRENCE DAVID GLADDING||2019-10-13||BILLIARDS CAFÉ FALL QUICK (MA)||1: FALL QUICK||1696 => 1696||B|
|12413721: DAVE COUTURE||2019-10-13||BILLIARDS CAFÉ FALL QUICK (MA)||1: FALL QUICK||1691 => 1672||B|
|16752964: STEPHEN MURRAY||2019-10-13||BILLIARDS CAFÉ FALL QUICK (MA)||1: FALL QUICK||1628 (P24) => 1613||B|
|12420184: DON OSTROWSKI||2019-10-13||BILLIARDS CAFÉ FALL QUICK (MA)||1: FALL QUICK||1539 (P19) => 1568 (P22)||New|
|16636306: MICHAEL SCOTT DAVID||2019-10-13||BILLIARDS CAFÉ FALL QUICK (MA)||1: FALL QUICK||1567 => 1558||C|
A total of eight players showed up to compete in the 2019 Billiards Café Summer Blitz Tournament which was held on Sunday September 22nd, 2019. The tournament time control was Game/5 d2 & cash prizes were awarded. Larry Gladding directed the tournament.
Below are the blitz rating updates for the the eight players who competed.
|USCFID#: Member Name||End Date||Most Recent Rated Event||Section: Name||Blitz|
Pre => Post
|12924445: BRETT KILDAHL||2019-09-22||SUMMER BLITZ (MA)||1: SUMMER BLITZ||2170 (P19) => 2106||Exp|
|12525099: MICHAEL COMMISSO||2019-09-22||SUMMER BLITZ (MA)||1: SUMMER BLITZ||1754 => 1900||A|
|10004802: LAWRENCE DAVID GLADDING||2019-09-22||SUMMER BLITZ (MA)||1: SUMMER BLITZ||1877 => 1866||A|
|12401616: RAYMOND PAULSON||2019-09-22||SUMMER BLITZ (MA)||1: SUMMER BLITZ||1845 => 1845||A|
|12763343: GEOFFREY LEPOER||2019-09-22||SUMMER BLITZ (MA)||1: SUMMER BLITZ||1874 => 1795||B|
|16752964: STEPHEN MURRAY||2019-09-22||SUMMER BLITZ (MA)||1: SUMMER BLITZ||1685 (P19) => 1710||B|
|16636306: MICHAEL SCOTT DAVID||2019-09-22||SUMMER BLITZ (MA)||1: SUMMER BLITZ||1492 => 1634||B|
|12420184: DON OSTROWSKI||2019-09-22||SUMMER BLITZ (MA)||1: SUMMER BLITZ||1564 (P19) => 1556||C|
A total of ten players showed up to compete in the 2019 Billiards Café Summer Quick Tournament which was held on Sunday July 21st, 2019. The tournament time control was Game/25 d3 & cash prizes were awarded to the two winners, Brett Kildahl & Michael David.
Below are the quick rating updates for the the ten players who competed.
|USCFID#: Member Name||End Date||Most Recent Rated Event||Section: Name||Quick|
Pre => Post
|12924445: BRETT KILDAHL||2019-07-21||BILLIARDS CAFÉ SUMMER QUICK (MA)||1: BILLIARDS CAFÉ SUMMER QUI||1958 => 1957||A|
|10032059: DAVID M KOCHMAN||2019-07-21||BILLIARDS CAFÉ SUMMER QUICK (MA)||1: BILLIARDS CAFÉ SUMMER QUI||1811 => 1815||A|
|16752964: STEPHEN MURRAY||2019-07-21||BILLIARDS CAFÉ SUMMER QUICK (MA)||1: BILLIARDS CAFÉ SUMMER QUI||1653 (P13) => 1661 (P16)||New|
|10004802: LAWRENCE GLADDING||2019-07-21||BILLIARDS CAFÉ SUMMER QUICK (MA)||1: BILLIARDS CAFÉ SUMMER QUI||1683 => 1635||B|
|12420184: DON OSTROWSKI||2019-07-21||BILLIARDS CAFÉ SUMMER QUICK (MA)||1: BILLIARDS CAFÉ SUMMER QUI||1597 (P13) => 1549 (P16)||New|
|12222200: JAMES A. HANKARD||2019-07-21||BILLIARDS CAFÉ SUMMER QUICK (MA)||1: BILLIARDS CAFÉ SUMMER QUI||1500 => 1518||C|
|12633241: JAMES E DONAHUE||2019-07-21||BILLIARDS CAFÉ SUMMER QUICK (MA)||1: BILLIARDS CAFÉ SUMMER QUI||1477 => 1493||C|
|12525099: MICHAEL COMMISSO||2019-07-21||BILLIARDS CAFÉ SUMMER QUICK (MA)||1: BILLIARDS CAFÉ SUMMER QUI||1493 => 1484||C|
|16636306: MICHAEL SCOTT DAVID||2019-07-21||BILLIARDS CAFÉ SUMMER QUICK (MA)||1: BILLIARDS CAFÉ SUMMER QUI||1304 => 1456||C|
|15927258: ALEXANDER VENEZIA||2019-07-21||BILLIARDS CAFÉ SUMMER QUICK (MA)||1: BILLIARDS CAFÉ SUMMER QUI||1387 (P19) => 1377 (P22)||New|
Billiards Café 39 Main Street, Suite 201, Ayer, MA 01432
The Ayer Chess Club, meets Sundays at 7:00 PM.
The club mostly hosts game analysis & casual play but also USCF rated events with various time controls including blitz & quick.
Michael David, the club organizer, began regular casual chess activities on Sunday evenings at the Billiards Café in Ayer & due to the attendence of a fairly regular group of rated players from the surrounding area, mostly members of the Wachusett CC in Fitchburg (one of whom, Stephen Murray, who happens to own a projector), expanded activities to include game analysis by the group using a computer & a projector.