2011 Tracy Callis Warmup Quick Chess Tournament

As part of its series of special, one-day, Unrated tournaments, the Roanoke Valley Chess Club recently held its Tracy Callis Warmup Quick chess tournament. This tournament was held on Saturday, August 6th, 2011 in the Community Room of the Roanoke Natural Foods Co-Op in Roanoke, Virginia. The tournament was a double Round-Robin event, with 90% of the entries being returned as prizes ! The time control was Game in 10 and was played under modified Quick Chess Rules.

There was plenty of excitement and drama in all of the games. As expected, some critical games were won or lost due to time-pressure material blunders !

In all, there were 2 players who won money. First place was awarded to Richard White and second place was earned by Ed Falco The on-site Tournament Director was Eric Diaz. There were no significant problems of any kind and everyone appeared to have a really good time!

The Roanoke Valley Chess Club sincerely appreciates everyone who participated and made this Saturday Special event at the Co-Op yet another successful one in our series.

We also express our deep appreciation to the management and staff of the Co-Op, who have gone out of their way to make us feel especially welcome there for our weekly Saturday Club meetings.

Submitted by Eric Diaz.