Thursday, July 10, 2008

Supporting Local Chess: Chili, NY Library Tournament

From the Rochester Democrat & (love the name!) - out of Rochester, NY, part of the Gannett News Network. Chili library chess tourney ends in playoff July 10, 2008 Children from as far away as Milan, Italy and Chicago played in a chess tournament recently at the Chili (NY) public library. In the tournament, held June 26, 18 children ages 7 to 18 each played eight games, all against a different opponent. At the end of the eight games, Ethan Paszko and Ryan Patalano, both 14 and from Chili, were tied with 7 ½ wins apiece and played a timed “play-off” match to determine the winner. Ethan won the match and was declared the first-place winner, Ryan was the second-place winner, and 7-year-old Aaron Lazara of Chicago, who was visiting his grandmother in Chili, won third place. After the tournament, all the kids enjoyed pizza and pop courtesy of Mr. Adam DeSantis, the Chili Library Chess club volunteer director. The next tournament is planned for 1 p.m. July 24. Participants must be children (up to age 18) and have a working knowledge of chess. Call the library at (585) 889-2200, ext. 321, to register. Beginners are welcome to learn more about chess at the Chili Public Library’s children’s chess club from 1 to 5 p.m. today and Aug. 14. Psssttt...what about a beginners' class for adults???

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