ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth Chess Club sponsored a partners Chess Tournament at Mr. Paperback on July 9. It was the second event of the summer chess tournament season. If your last name was Bryan you did pretty well on the leader board when all was said and done. In fact the top three teams all had a Bryan as a member.
In first place was Maine State Scholastic Female 2009 champion, Maggie Bryan who teamed with Peter Kollmann to take top honors. Kollmann is spending his summer — he’s from New York — working at The Ellsworth American. Maggie will be off to Texas next week to represent Maine in the Scholastic Female Chess Nationals.
Second place was taken by Andy Bryan from Holden and newcomer Jeff Jacobs from Ellsworth. They edged out the third place team of Dick Powell from Ellsworth and Anna Bryan from Holden by only one win.
The next meeting of the Ellsworth Chess Club will take place on Thursday July 16 from 6-8pm. The tournament will remember Lynn Ainsworth from Ellsworth a longtime club member who passed away last year. Clocks, boards, and sets are available at the club. For further information contact Dick Powell at 667-3507.