More than fifty chess players welcomed the new year at the annual Boylston Chess Club open house and tournament, as they have since the 1960's. This event became known as the Herb Healy officially in 1974.
47 players competed in the rated and unrated events, while many more came by to see old friends.
FM Chris Chase and NM Farzad Abdi tied in the rated section (n=25) with 3.5.
NM (and Boylston Champion) Charles Riordan, NM Chris Williams, NM Carey Theil, William Collins, and Mateos Sahakian followed, all with 3.0.
The non-rated section was won by NM Mika Brattain with 4 points. LM Alex Cherniack and Robert Huntington were second with 3 points.
Bernardo Iglesias was, as usual, the excellent TD. Robert Oresick and Doc Kinne assisted in entries. Mike Griffith organized the lunch. (Earlier in the week, Carey Theil, Bernardo Iglesias, Chris Chase, and Robert Oresick cleaned the club in preparation for the tournament.)
Enjoy some of photos of the Herb Healy taken by Tony Cortizas, unless otherwise noted.
|Mike Griffin organized the food for our lunch.|
|Photo: Robert Oesick|