Our little 12 player National Chess Day TourneyPresident Gerald Ford set October 9th, 1976 aside as a day "To give special recognition to a game that generates challenge, intellectual stimulation, and enjoyment for citizens of all ages." For the 2010 ICA Wood River Progressive Weekend, it was exactly that. The 2nd annual Wood River Weekend was held on October 9 on National Chess Day. The tournament attracted 8th grade scholastic players up to the usual, and much older ICA Crowd. There were challenges for the players and the TD. Not to mention the intellectual stimulation provided by the games and the contestants.
|Winner Jeff Baggett (4.0 pts.)|
|Trailing of Sheep Festival|
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In game 3, I was able to win against Kevin in another solid game. Against Sean Manross of California, an experienced international player, I fell apart and never had a chance due to really bad moves on my part. And I mean really bad moves! I don't think I put one piece in an optimum position during the opening.
|Sean Manross comes all the way from California to play in Idaho tournaments|
|Chase Hutchinson gets his first taste of non-scholastic chess|
|Kevin Patterson gets a draw in Round 2|
|1||Jeff M. Baggett||ID||1606||W7||W6||W2||W5||4||1st Place Cash|
|2||Sean Manross||CA||1809||W3||W5||L1||W6||3||2nd Place Cash|
|3||Nick Jon Bruck||ID||1041||L2||W10||W9||W7||3||1st Student Trophy|
|4||Fred Bartell||ID||1645||W9||D8||L5||W11||2½||3rd Place Cash|
|5||Barry D. Eacker||ID||1600||W10||L2||W4||L1||2|
|8||Kevin R. Patterson||ID||1270||W12||D4||L6||D9||2|
|9||Katie Rae Patterson||ID||979||L4||W12||L3||D8||1½||2nd Student Trophy|
|10||Desmond Porth||ID||685||L5||L3||L7||W12||1||3rd Student Trophy|
|11||Chase Russsell Hutchinson||ID||Unr.||L6||L7||W12||L4||1|
1st place $50-Jeff Baggett(4.0), 2nd place $38-Sean Manross, 3rd place $25-Fred Bartell, 1st place trophy Nick Bruck, 2nd place trophy Katie Patterson, 3rd place trophy Desmond Porth.
|Nick Bruck plays Sean Manross into the endgame|