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MACA Chess Horizons Magazine Article
 Evan Meyer & Andrew Liu 1st at Marlboro Youth Blitz
 Bob Messenger
  July 2011

The Marlboro Youth Blitz tournament was held on September 18th at the Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel in Marlboro, Mass.  Each player played ten games, two games each round for five rounds, with a time control of five minutes for each game. Since only 15 players entered the tournament all three sections (Age 18 & Under, Age 12 & Under, and Age 8 & Under) were combined into a single section and players won prizes based on their age, rating, number of points and tiebreak points.  The trophy winners were:

1st Age 18 & Under: Evan Meyer (9-1)
1st Age 12 & Under: Andrew Liu (9-1)
2nd Age 18 & Under: Gershon Gilman (7-3)
3rd Age 18 & Under: Benjamin Piche (6-4)
2nd Age 12 & Under: Justin Wu (6-4)
3rd Age 12 & Under: Alan Sikarov (6-4)
1st Age 8 & Under: Alexander Ying (5-5)
Top Under 1000: August Donovan (4.5-5.5)
Top Under 800: Andres Garro-Duplisea (4.5-5.5)
2nd Age 8 & Under: Raghav Srinivasan (4-6)
3rd Age 8 & Under: David Liu (2.5-7.5)
Adam Piche (6-4) and Adam Maimon (4.5-5.5) won medals.  Bob Messenger organized and directed the tournament for Granite State Chess.