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MACA Chess Horizons Magazine Article
 Club News - Wachusett Chess Club
 George Mirijanian
  March 2011

John Moran of Jefferson, who was certified as a national master many years ago, posted a score of 4.5-0.5 to win the Hervey Brisson Memorial, played September 15 through October 13 at the McKay Campus School at Fitchburg State University. Tying for 2nd-5th place with 3.5-1.5 tallies were expert Patrick Sciacca of Salem, NH, Class A contestant Paul Godin of Burlington, and Class B entrants Michael Manisy of Otter River and Mark Marshall of Worcester. Deadlocked in 6th place with 3-2 results were Class A players Bruce Felton of Fitchburg and Martin Laine of Lunenburg as well as Class B players Leonard Arsenault and Ken Gurge, both of Leominster. A total of 27 players competed.

Paul Godin tallied 4.5-0.5 to win the Edmund Wheeler Memorial, played October 20 through November 17. John Moran was second with a 4-1 score. Tying for 3rd-5th place with 3.5-1.5 results were George Miller of Ashburnham. Ken Gurge, and Paul Lynch of Northborough. Sixth place was shared among Bruce Felton, Mark Marshall, and Alan Condon and Brian Biglow, both of Leominster. All four finished with 3-2 scores. Twenty-eight players participated. Both tournaments were directed by George Mirijanian of Fitchburg, assisted by club Webmaster Dave Couture of Westminster.
Michael Manisy and Paul Godin scored 4-1 to tie for 1st-2nd place in the George Sturgis Memorial, played December 1-29. Manisy defeated Godin in their individual encounter in the fourth round. Tying for 3rd-5th with 3.5-1.5 results were Robert King of Worcester, Bruce Felton and Brian Biglow. Deadlocked in 6th place with 3-2 tallies were Geoff LePoer of Westford, Martin Laine, Leonard Arsenault and George Miller. A total of 30 players competed in the event.