The City of Delta Recreation Department held its annual amateur chess tournament on Saturday, March 23, at Bill Heddles Recreation Center. There were 25 participants from Delta, Fruita, Grand Junction, Whitewater, Eckert, Hotchkiss, Clifton, Montrose, Paonia and Ontario.
Play was divided into two levels, A and B. Each participant played approximately six games. The tournament was based on Swiss Tournament Rules.
"A" bracket winners were Mark Ayers, Ontario, first; Luffy Andersen, Fruita, second; Ben Gurka, Grand Junction, third.
"B" bracket winners were Justin Hanning, Delta, first; Jacob Hanning, Delta, second; Hayden Bayliss, Delta, third.
Each of the winners received Walmart gift cards, as well as awards or medals.
The next tournament is Nov. 16 at Bill Heddles Recreation Center.blog comments powered by Disqus