Bobby Fischer Memorial Tournament
By: Stefan Sklenka
7/14/2021 3:47:33 PM
A record number of 32 players joined the Bobby Fischer Memorial tournament, the first over the board tournament since March 2020. With many of the regulars still staying home because of covid-19 precautions, it seems it’s just a matter of time before we reach 40 players attending our Tuesday night tournaments.
The first round was directed in a competent fashion by Gordon Campbell and Matthew Atwood. Everyone in the main room wore their mask in accordance with the CCC’s Covid-19 policy, with 2-3 players briefly taking off their mask during picture taking. There are a total of 5 players rated over 2000 CFC as well as several brand new players to the game. It was gratifying to see so many new faces, many of them young players. Thank you to all the players who joined this tournament. Also thank you to all the parents who are supporting their sons’ and daughters’ interest in chess by introducing them to the Calgary chess club. You can still join the tournament next Tuesday with a first round bye worth 1/2 point
List of Registrants