Friday, March 16, 2007

SPORTS>>Winners of recent chess tournament

Thomas Community Activities Center was the site of the Little Rock Air Force Base 2007 Chess Tournament, Saturday, March 3.
Fourteen participants’ battled it out in the round-robin tournament, which sported three youth divisions and one adult division.
“It is great to see such a turnout for this tournament in both divisions. There is definitely an interest in chess in the LRAFB community,” said Michael Ritchey Sr., program director.

First place trophies and second and third place medals along with participation ribbons were presented in each category.
The winners were, Jeffery Patterson, first place, Ray Blevins, second place and Tommie Harris, third place.

Youth Ages 13-18 winners were Daniel Gomez, first place; Christopher Byrne, second place, Neal Graham, third place; ages 9-12 Division: Raymond Graham, first place, and Timothy Byrne, second place, and ages 6-8 were Jacob Boehle first place, and Alex Sullivan, second plac.


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