As part of its series of special, one-day, Unrated tournaments, the Roanoke Valley Chess Club held its summer QUICK CHESS TOURNAMENT on Saturday, JUNE 17, 2012 in the Community Room of the Roanoke Natural Foods Co-Op in Roanoke, Virginia. The tournament was a round-Robin event, with 90% of all entries being returned as prizes! The time control was Game in 10 minutes with a 5 second delay and was played under modified Quick Chess Rules.

There was plenty of excitement and drama in all of the games with some critical games being decided due to time pressure blunders.

In all, there were 5 players who won money ! ERIC DIAZ won first place, winning all 7 of his games. Charlie Morgan took second, his only loss being to DIAZ. GARY MYERS and DAN PHILLIPS tied for 3rd place. BRIAN MACKEY won the prize for TOP AMATEUR. Congratulations to all of the prize winners ! The on-site Tournament Director was Ray Megginson. There were no significant problems of any kind and everyone appeared to have a really good time!

The Roanoke Valley Chess Club sincerely appreciates everyone who participated and made this Saturday Special event at the Co-Op yet another successful one in our series. We also express our deep appreciation to the management and staff of the Co-Op, who have gone out of their way to make us feel especially welcome there for our weekly Saturday Club meetings. Our next Chess Tournament at the Co-Op will be the RVCC GAME/30 CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT which will be held on Saturday, JULY 14, 2012.

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( Report submitted by Ray Megginson )