Report By Henry Rankin

Competitive chess invaded the bonnie lands of Caledonia Michigan on a misty, memorable, and colorful autumn day. A comfortable location in the Library’s community room belied the fighting quality of chess played on Saturday October 26, 2019.

This was the Inaugural Caledonia Quick Mini Swiss organized by the Grand Rapids Chess Center, and the tournament did not disappoint. With 14 players the tournament was a nice size. Thanks to all who turned out to play.

The Top section was stacked with 2 Masters and 2 Candidate Masters based on earned norms. The section was won by Caledonia Michigan native, Eric Fischvogt, scoring 2.5/3.

In the 2nd Rated section, Alex Eastwood went 3-0 to win the section, with Belton Shumpert and Tim De Groot tying for 2nd and 3rd with 2 points each. The unrated section was won by John Malipaard with a perfect score of 3.0., with Dave DeWitt taking second.

USCF cross table will be up soon.

Caledonia Quick Swiss: Rated 1 —   Final Standings

Place Name   Rd1 Rd2 Rd3 Total
1 Fischvogt, Eric   W4 D2 W3 2.5
2-3 Hankinson, Chris   D3 D1 D4 1.5
  Fuller, Bill   D2 W4 L1 1.5
4 Jarosz, Stan   L1 L3 D2 0.5

Caledonia Quick Swiss: Rated 2 —   Final Standings

Place Name   Rd1 Rd2 Rd3 Total
1 Eastwood, Alex   W4 W2 W3 3.0
2-3 Shumpert, Belton   W6 L1 W5 2.0
  De Groot, Timothy   W5 W4 L1 2.0
4 Manning, Dan   L1 L3 W6 1.0
5 Johns, Tinothy   L3 W6 L2 1.0
6 Knapp, Jaden   L2 L5 L4 0.0

Caledonia Quick Swiss: Unrated —   Final Standings

Place Name   Rd1 Rd2 Rd3 Total
1 Maliepaard, John   W3 W2 W4 3.0
2 DeWitt, Dave   L1 W4 L2 2.0
3 Karel, Ethan   L1 W4 L2 1.0
4 Bryant, Tom   L2 L3 L1 0.0

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