Sunday, January 1
Please come to the annual BCC open house, see some old friends, make some new ones, play some chess (rated or unrated), and enjoy a free lunch. It's a great way to start the 2012 chess year.
Registration isn't until 10:45 so you can sleep in from your celebrating the night before.
Sunday, January 1st:
- 4SS; G/40;
- 2 sections: Rated and Non-Rated;
- Entry fee: $25, $20 BCF members if received by 12/30, $5 extra on site.
- Registration: 10:45 to 11:40.
- Rounds: 11:45, 1:20, 3:00, 4:40.
- Free food and drink served all day long to tournament players.
- Send advance entries to: Herb Healy Open House, 240B Elm St. Suite B9 Somerville, MA 02144
Herbert E. Healy was born on July 13, 1885 and died on Wednesday, January 9, 1974 in Boston.[Thanks to George Mirijanian for providing July 13 as his exact day of birth.]
He was 88 years old and one of the original Charter members of the Boylston Chess Club at its official organization in 1919. He was Secretary Emeritus at his death.
“The Club was saddened by the death of Herbert Healy, Charter Member and Secretary Emeritus, on Wednesday night, January 9, 1974. This occurred only days after the Herbert Healy Appreciation Tournament (the 30-30 New Year’s Event) and Testimony was held in his honor. Wednesday had a 10”-12” snowfall, but Mr. Healy showed up at the Union and peeked into the Chess Quarters. [ He went to his home in the South End on Brookline Ave.] He died in his sleep. (Only Dave Hudnut, in the Providence Rhode Island area, remains as a Charter Club Member.)”
In 1980 the New Year's 30/30 was permanent dedicated to him as Herbert E. Healy Open House.Herbert E. Healy along with Harry Lyman, Irvin Yaffee, Myer Edelstein and others customarily provided food to the participants of this event.
This information was taken from minutes of the club from January 27, 1974 and talking with Mr.Harry Lyman and William Lukowiak in past years. There are more testimonies about Mr. Healy that I am omitting.
Bemardo IglesiasDecember 2007