I would like to give a shout out to all our participants at the recently concluded US Open in Indianapolis. I have only played in three of these in my lifetime and they were all very grueling and I don’t remember doing verywell! We were well represented with Gabe Ewing, Ben Coraretti, Jonah Romero, Isaac Ewing, and Bill Daly as well as our honorary New Mexicans Dean Brown and Kathy Schneider. Also congratulations to our State Girls, Barber and Denker champions: Sophia Moore, Asher Nathan, and Thomas Mathine.

I would also like to note that Gabe Ewing played two Grandmasters(GM) and two International Masters(IM). He drew one GM and one IM and beat the other IM!