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MACA Chess Horizons Magazine Article
 Club News - Billerica Chess Club
 Brad Ryan
  March 2011

Pat Sciacca, 2010 Club Champion, swept the 2010 4-round Billerica October Friday Night Swiss posting a 4-0 score.  “A” players Raymond Paulson and Michelle Chen and “B” player Meyer Billmers finished with 3½-½ scores, only a ½ point off the pace.  Craig Thomson was best under 2000 with a solid 3–0 score, while Paul Staten finished best under 1750 with 2-2.  Bob Babcock was best under 1750 also with a 2-2 score.  Daniel Kilgour was best under 1250 with a 1.5-2.5 performance.  20 players participated in the tournament.  Nate Smith directed.

“A” player Jeffrey Caruso won the Billerica 4-round November Friday Night Swiss with a 3-0 result. Expert Art Nugent, a 35 year Club stalwart, “A” players Raymond Paulson and Michelle Chen, and “B” player Meyer Billmers all finished in a 3-way tie for 2nd with a 2.5-1.5 results.  Eric Matthews was under 1750 with 1.5-2.5, while Bob Babcock was best under 1500, also posting a 1.5-2.5 result.  Eric Heineke was best under 1250 also with 1.5- 2.5.  Nate Smith directed the 15 player tournament.
Expert Raymond Paulson and “A” player John Vaughan tied for first in the Billerica December Friday Night Swill with a 3-1 performance in a field containing 2 Experts and 5 “A” players.  Art Nugent, “A” player Jeffrey Caruso and “A” player and “B” player Meyer Billmers tied for 2nd with 2.5-1.5 scores.  Paul Staten and Eric Matthews tied for best under 1750 with 2-2 performance, and Bob Babcock was best under 1500 also with a 2-2 score.  Daniel Kilgour was best under 1250.  13 chess players braved the elements – snow and ice – to participate in this tournament. Nate Smith directed.