The 2019 Memorial Warm-up was a success with 16 fine chess players participating. Games were G/60 d5. Arthur Glassman was the Tournament Director. The downtown Library on Copper was the venue. The prizes were free entry into the Art Byers Memorial & Senior Championship Open to be held on Feb.9th and 10th at the Meadowlark Senior Center in Rio Rancho. Winners and Co-winners will receive vouchers for their entry into the Byers Memorial.

Quad 1 Winners – Tie between

Andrew Ackerman and Douglas Thigpen

Quad 2 Winner Edward Sedillo

SS Winner Elonzo Santillanes

Under 1500 Tie between Dustin Harris & Richard Warren

Let’s hope to have many more of these types of tournaments in the future.

Richard Warren
Tournament Organizer
NMCO