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