2020 Walter Muir Memorial Tournament (Online)

As part of its series of special, one-day rated tournaments, the Roanoke Valley Chess Club recently held the 2020 Walter Muir Tournament. This event took place on Saturday, October 17, on Chess.com.

We had 4 rounds in one section, with a time control of G/60 SD. A solid number of players competed in a lively, hard-fought contest.

At the end of 4 tough rounds, young Aiden Taylor emerged as clear 1st place winner with a 3.0 score-- not counting a 1-point bye. RVCC Vice-President Drew Taylor came in 2nd with 2.0, and Club President Mike Huff rounded out the top 3, also with a 2.0 score.

The Roanoke Valley Chess Club sincerely appreciates everyone who participated and made this Saturday Special event yet another successful one in our series.

Thanks also to Club Vice-President Ben Dubuque, who hosted the event on Chess.com.

Finally, we pause to remember Walter Muir (1905-1999), a great friend, benefactor, and former President of the Roanoke Valley Chess Club. Walter was also very instrumental in developing postal chess in the U.S., and was a top postal competitor both nationally and internationally for several decades. Walter, an International Correspondence Chess Master, was known as "The Dean" and "The Grand Old Man" of American Correspondence Chess.

The RVCC conducts this event every year in Walter Muir's honor, with his annual endowment, which makes our largest chess tournament possible!