Walter Muir Memorial Chess Tournament Results

The Roanoke Valley Chess Club recently held its annual WALTER MUIR MEMORIAL GRAND PRIX chess championship.

This tournament was held on Saturday, April 18th 2015 at WESTHAMPONCHRISTIAN CHURCH on GRANDIN RD in Roanoke, Virginia.

The tournament was a 3 round-Swiss event. The time control was Game 75 with a 25sec increment. There was one section with top prize of $300.00. This tournament attracted participation of 3 players with USCF OF 2100+ !

There was plenty of excitement and drama in all of the games. Going into the final round there was a three way tie for first place.

When the smoke cleared in this Titanic struggle, clear 1st place went to Patrick Sciacca (2107), who came up from Charlotte, NC and who had a perfect 3-0 performance.

Andrew Tichenor (2189) and Andy Rea (2131) shared 2nd and 3rd place prizes. with 2.5 points each.

Top U1600 went to Nick Failon and Top U1200 went to Christian Dotson who faced tournament winner Sciacca in the final round. 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 yet another successful one in our series.

We also express our deep appreciation to the Pastor and staff of WESTHAMPTON CHRISTIAN CHURCH, who have gone out of their way to make us feel especially welcome.