Memorial Chess Tourney Aug. 11

ELLSWORTH — On Thursday, Aug. 11, the Ellsworth Chess Club will sponsor the 4th Annual George O’Rourke Memorial Chess Tournament.

The event will run from 6 to 8 p.m. at Mr. Paperback in the Maine Coast Mall.

The tournament will have a G/10 format with single elimination and will have two divisions: Adult and Student.

O’Rourke was a longtime summer resident of Surry who was the highest USCF ranked player in the club. The rest of the year he lived in Concord, Mass., where he was employed in computer research until his death in 2007.

His widow, Jeannette O’Rourke, will be donating two of George’s favorite chess books to the two tournament winners.

All are welcome to participate and sets, boards, and clocks will be provided.

For more information, call Dick Powell at 667-3507.

Fenceviewer Staff

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