Monday, April 22, 2013
The E-town Chess Club is a "USCF Affiliate" which holds regular USCF rated events; all our current members are USCF members with current USCF ratings. The New Albany Club has three current USCF members. E-town selects their board players by current rating; New Albany has shuffled their line up at every meeting (three to date) to include playing folks who had never visited their Club before the night of the match (Phil Bond - second match).
The first match was won by E-town with a score of 3 wins and 2 draws. The second match was won by E-town with 4 wins and 3 draws.
Match #3 was a different story; as it was drawn with 3 wins and 1 draw each. Miami Fugate, KY's newest expert and representative of the Highland Chess Club majically appeared on 1st board!
Board 1 - Joe Farrell (2051) -0 Miami Fugate (2001) - 1
Board 2 - John Coghill * -1/2 Jerry Weldin (1820) - 1/2
Board 3 - Loius DeFiore (1700) -0 Mel Person (1850) - 1
Board 4 - John Warth ** -0 Johnny Owens (1694) - 1
Board 5 - Kerry Fatula (1640) -1 Bryan Rayzor *** - 0
Board 6 - Andrew Comeau -1 Amy Nunn (1511) - 0
Board 7 - Bob Kilmer (1497) -1 Bill Cornell - 0
E-town had white on odd numbered boards after coin toss.
* John Coghill's USCF membership expired 2000-07-31 at that time he had a rating of 1451.
** John Warth's USCF membership expired 2006-11-31 and is considered Unrated by USCF.
*** Bryon Rayzor's USCF membership expired 2011-06-30 at that time he was rated 1135.
Dan Bulleit with a USCF rating of 1368 was present for New Albany but did not play.
I'd like to see New Albany bring "over the board" USCF rated players to the next match so we can compare "apples to apples" instead trying to stack the deck with "correspondence masters" and others who don't play regularly for their Club. But I think I speak for all of us when I say "we just love to play chess"; bring on the strongest team you can muster and let's make the chess boards rumble!