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Magar wins Parkersburg Homecoming Chess Tournament

From left, 1st Place winner Thomas Magar, Parkersburg Homecoming Chess Tournament Director Bob Greer and 2nd Place winner Lewis Sanders. (Photo Provided)

PARKERSBURG — Competitor Thomas Magar for the eighth time finished in first place at the 26th annual Parkersburg Homecoming Chess Tournament held Aug. 18 at the Homecoming.

Twenty-eight players from West Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York with ratings of all levels from beginner through master and all ages including children and seniors competed. The tournament lasted nine hours in four rounds of competition at the Blennerhassett Hotel.

The tournament was directed by United States Chess Federation Senior Director Bob Greer, Assistant Tournament Director/Organizer Patrick Kelly, and Assistant Tournament Director, Matthew Ellis.

The results:

* First, tie with 4 points, and 1st place trophy based on tie-breaks, Thomas Magar, North Versailles, Pa.

Tournament Director Bob Greer presenting the Upset Trophy to David Hundley of Beckley at the Parkersburg Homecoming Chess Tournament. (Photo Provided)

* First, tie with 4 points and 2nd place trophy based on tie-breaks, Lewis Sanders, Charleston.

* Upset Trophy for the player who wins against a higher-rated player (greatest difference in the ratings), David Hundley, Beckley.

* Class Prize for rating under 1900 with 3 points, David Hundley, Beckley.

* Class Prize tie for rating under 1600 with 2.5 points, Steven Aguilar, Vienna; Richard Hayes, Bethesda, Ohio.

* Class Prize for rating under 1300 with 2 points, Benjamin Lin, Pittsburgh.

Twenty-eight players competed in the annual Parkersburg Homecoming Chess Tournament on Aug. 18 at the Blennerhassett Hotel. (Photo by Ronghong Lin)

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