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Tacoma Chess Club
|409 Puyallup Ave E, 2nd Floor in DTI Soccer Store Building - Across the street from Alfred's Cafe - Near Tacoma Dome Transit Center and down the street from Freighthouse Square.|
|City||Tacoma, WA 98421|
|Parking||Free parking available at Tacoma Dome Transit Center.
(Please read signs; not all spaces are available for free parking.)
|Entry||Building will normally be locked. For admission, please ring the bell.|
|Phone||(253) 535-2536 or 253-627-3731|
|Meeting Times||Wednesdays and Fridays from 7:15 PM until closing; also weekend events and casual play as announced.|
TACOMA CHESS TIMES by Gary Dorfner
The Winter Open was held at the Tacoma Dome on Jan. 19 as part of the “Let's Play Event.” There were 8 players in all. The winners were: 1st Paul Bartron 4.0 $45.00, 2nd Samuel Echaure $3.0 $35.00, 3rd Stephen Chase 2.5 $15.00.
The New Year Mini-Swiss was held on the 1st three Friday nights In January. There were 14 players in all. The winners were: 1st Tom Walker 3.0, 2n Joseph Lazarus & Steve Buck 2.5 each, 3rd Paul Bartron & Daniel Reisinger 2.0 each.
The Ground Hog Mini-Swiss was held at the club on Feb. 2nd. Six players participated in this event. The winners were: 1st Top Half Paul Bartron 3.0 $30.00, 1st Bottom Half Eric Woodlief, Murlin Varner & Ralph Anthony 1.0 $10.00 each.
TD for all three of these events Gary Dorfner.
The general membership meeting was Friday night Jan. 25th at 8:30 pm.
Agenda: Minutes from last meeting, Financial report, Tournament report, Membership report, Other officer reports. New Business: Results from survey conducted last Oct., New computer for club to replace one that was stolen last fall, Elections, Special membership for services rendered, Patriot membership for 1 year for $20.00. Other items: promoting the club & events, membership blitz, things aimed at the kids.
New club officers: President - Steve Buck, 253-905-5914; Vice President - Gary Dorfner, 253-535-2536; Secretary - Vivi Bartron, 253-572-4912; Treasurer - Mike MacGregor, 253-274-0394; Tournament Director - Daniel Reisinger; Publicity Director - Tom Walker; Sergeant-At-Arms - Paul Bartron; Webmaster - Joe Lazarus, 253-988-4257.
Mike MacGregor is the 2012 Tacoma Chess Club Champion. Mike successfully defended his title for the 2nd year in a row. He won all 7 rounds of the TCC Championship and he won the Oyster Bay Classic 4-0. He also tied for 1st in the Oregon Open with 4.5.
Club members on Grand Prix list:
See past issues of Tacoma Chess Times: