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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



October 15th 2019

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.

♙   ♝   ♘   ♜   ♘   ♟   Tuesday October 15th, 2019 Quick Rating Updates   ♗   ♞   ♖   ♞   ♗   ♟
USCFID#: Member NameEnd DateMost Recent Rated EventSection: NameQuick
Pre => Post
Blitz
Class
12924445: BRETT KILDAHL2019-10-13BILLIARDS CAFÉ FALL QUICK (MA)1: FALL QUICK 1947 => 1947 A
12350410: JEFFREY L CARUSO2019-10-13BILLIARDS CAFÉ FALL QUICK (MA)1: FALL QUICK 1929 (P11) => 1933 (P14) New
10011965: ROGER CAPPALLO2019-10-13BILLIARDS CAFÉ FALL QUICK (MA)1: FALL QUICK 1843 => 1828 A
12763343: GEOFFREY LEPOER2019-10-13BILLIARDS CAFÉ FALL QUICK (MA)1: FALL QUICK 1717 => 1805 A
10018005: THOMAS C ZUPPA2019-10-13BILLIARDS CAFÉ FALL QUICK (MA)1: FALL QUICK 1821 => 1802 A
10004802: LAWRENCE DAVID GLADDING2019-10-13BILLIARDS CAFÉ FALL QUICK (MA)1: FALL QUICK 1696 => 1696 B
12413721: DAVE COUTURE2019-10-13BILLIARDS CAFÉ FALL QUICK (MA)1: FALL QUICK 1691 => 1672 B
16752964: STEPHEN MURRAY2019-10-13BILLIARDS CAFÉ FALL QUICK (MA)1: FALL QUICK 1628 (P24) => 1613 B
12420184: DON OSTROWSKI2019-10-13BILLIARDS CAFÉ FALL QUICK (MA)1: FALL QUICK 1539 (P19) => 1568 (P22) New
16636306: MICHAEL SCOTT DAVID2019-10-13BILLIARDS CAFÉ FALL QUICK (MA)1: FALL QUICK 1567 => 1558 C

September 23rd 2019

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.

♙   ♝   ♘   ♜   ♘   ♟   Monday September 23rd, 2019 Blitz Rating Updates   ♗   ♞   ♖   ♞   ♗   ♟
USCFID#: Member NameEnd DateMost Recent Rated EventSection: NameBlitz
Pre => Post
Blitz
Class
12924445: BRETT KILDAHL2019-09-22SUMMER BLITZ (MA)1: SUMMER BLITZ 2170 (P19) => 2106 Exp
12525099: MICHAEL COMMISSO2019-09-22SUMMER BLITZ (MA)1: SUMMER BLITZ 1754 => 1900 A
10004802: LAWRENCE DAVID GLADDING2019-09-22SUMMER BLITZ (MA)1: SUMMER BLITZ 1877 => 1866 A
12401616: RAYMOND PAULSON2019-09-22SUMMER BLITZ (MA)1: SUMMER BLITZ 1845 => 1845 A
12763343: GEOFFREY LEPOER2019-09-22SUMMER BLITZ (MA)1: SUMMER BLITZ 1874 => 1795 B
16752964: STEPHEN MURRAY2019-09-22SUMMER BLITZ (MA)1: SUMMER BLITZ 1685 (P19) => 1710 B
16636306: MICHAEL SCOTT DAVID2019-09-22SUMMER BLITZ (MA)1: SUMMER BLITZ 1492 => 1634 B
12420184: DON OSTROWSKI2019-09-22SUMMER BLITZ (MA)1: SUMMER BLITZ 1564 (P19) => 1556 C

August 31st 2019
The Billiards Café will be closed on Sunday and Monday

The Billiards Café will be closed on Sunday and Monday (September 1 & 2), eliminating any Sunday Night Chess this weekend.

July 25th 2019

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.

♙   ♝   ♘   ♜   ♘   ♟   Thursday July 25, 2019 Quick Rating Updates   ♗   ♞   ♖   ♞   ♗   ♟
USCFID#: Member NameEnd DateMost Recent Rated EventSection: NameQuick
Pre => Post
Quick
Class
12924445: BRETT KILDAHL2019-07-21BILLIARDS CAFÉ SUMMER QUICK (MA)1: BILLIARDS CAFÉ SUMMER QUI 1958 => 1957 A
10032059: DAVID M KOCHMAN2019-07-21BILLIARDS CAFÉ SUMMER QUICK (MA)1: BILLIARDS CAFÉ SUMMER QUI 1811 => 1815 A
16752964: STEPHEN MURRAY2019-07-21BILLIARDS CAFÉ SUMMER QUICK (MA)1: BILLIARDS CAFÉ SUMMER QUI 1653 (P13) => 1661 (P16) New
10004802: LAWRENCE GLADDING2019-07-21BILLIARDS CAFÉ SUMMER QUICK (MA)1: BILLIARDS CAFÉ SUMMER QUI 1683 => 1635 B
12420184: DON OSTROWSKI2019-07-21BILLIARDS CAFÉ SUMMER QUICK (MA)1: BILLIARDS CAFÉ SUMMER QUI 1597 (P13) => 1549 (P16) New
12222200: JAMES A. HANKARD2019-07-21BILLIARDS CAFÉ SUMMER QUICK (MA)1: BILLIARDS CAFÉ SUMMER QUI 1500 => 1518 C
12633241: JAMES E DONAHUE2019-07-21BILLIARDS CAFÉ SUMMER QUICK (MA)1: BILLIARDS CAFÉ SUMMER QUI 1477 => 1493 C
12525099: MICHAEL COMMISSO2019-07-21BILLIARDS CAFÉ SUMMER QUICK (MA)1: BILLIARDS CAFÉ SUMMER QUI 1493 => 1484 C
16636306: MICHAEL SCOTT DAVID2019-07-21BILLIARDS CAFÉ SUMMER QUICK (MA)1: BILLIARDS CAFÉ SUMMER QUI 1304 => 1456 C
15927258: ALEXANDER VENEZIA2019-07-21BILLIARDS CAFÉ SUMMER QUICK (MA)1: BILLIARDS CAFÉ SUMMER QUI 1387 (P19) => 1377 (P22) New


Where:
Billiards Café 39 Main Street, Suite 201, Ayer, MA 01432
www.thebilliardscafe.com 978-772-(POOL)7665
When:
The Ayer Chess Club, meets Sundays at 7:00 PM.
What:
The club mostly hosts game analysis & casual play but also USCF rated events with various time controls including blitz & quick.
Who:
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.