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
Caledonia Quick Swiss: Rated 2 — Final Standings
|De Groot, Timothy||W5||W4||L1||2.0|
Caledonia Quick Swiss: Unrated — Final Standings