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MACA Chess Horizons Magazine Article
 Club News - Blackstone Chess Club
 David Harris
  March 2011

Blackstone Chess New Year Open: Pawtucket RI, January 8 - NM Miro Reverby took top honors in the Blackstone Chess 2011 New Year Open, with a perfect  3-0, taking home the first prize of $75.  The $50 second prize was split 3 ways between Neil Fachon, Antonio Martinez, and TD David Harris.  Nine players took part in this tough tournament.  Round two featuring two stunning upsets, with Teddy MacKenzie taking out Massachusetts NM Sinclair Banks, and Neil Fachon emerging victorious over another strong Massachusetts NM, Max Enkin.

The time control was Game/70 with 5 second delay, the format was a 3-round swiss. 
Blackstone Chess New Year Blitz: Pawtucket RI, January 1 - 12 expert year old Chris Gu swept the Blackstone New Year Blitz with a score of 4-0. 14 yr old Neil Fachon finished second at 3-1.  This tournament was a 4-round swiss at a time control of Game in 10 minutes.