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MACA Chess Horizons Magazine Article
 Club New - Sven Brask Chess Club
 Jim Aspinall
  October 2010

This summer continued a string of highly competitive events at the SBCC. Many strong players have passed through the club, but the depth of the fields at the club right now is as strong as it’s been in over 15 years. We now have 3 experts, and 7 players over 1900, and in addition to beating each other up, all of them suffer defeats to the “lower ranked” (only on paper, and of which this author is one) players on a regular basis.

The July event was the annual Summer Swiss. This 5-round event was won by Larry Dean with a score of 4 points. Ken Wheeler and Jeff Hall tied for second with 3.5 points. The field of 20 was directed by Jim Aspinall.
The August tournament was the Dog Days of Chess. Andrew Hoy topped a field of 16 in the 4-round Swiss with a perfect score. George Winsor and Jim Lemieux tied for 2nd with 3 points. Andrew’s performance put his rating over 2000 for the first time and made him the club’s 3rd Expert, joining reigning club co-champion Larry Dean and 2 time former champion Jack Correia. Paul Gavlick’s performance was also notable. Ranked 13th on the wallchart, Paul scored 2.5 points with a 2042 performance rating to pick up 88 rating points. Gerry Plante directed.

The Sven Brask Chess Club meets Wednesdays from 7-1130 at the United Methodist Church in Plainville, MA. For more information see our web site at