Friday, May 26, 2006

2006 BCF Championship Cycle To Kickoff

If you are new to the club, you may not realize that the Boylston Chess Foundation has a Championship Cycle. First, we hold the Weaver Adams U1800 Championship. Two winners from the Weaver Adams then qualify to play in the Reubens-Landey U2200 Championship. Two winners from the Reubens-Landey can then play in the BCF Championship along with BCF masters. Only current club members can play in the Championship Cycle, so it is a perfect excuse to join or rejoin if you are not currently a member.

Here are the details for the Weaver Adams:

Weaver Adams U1800 Championship

Monday, June 5, 12, 19, 26
4SS; 40/90, G/30; Open to BCF members rated under 1800. Entry fee: $20. First two winners receive free entry into the Reubens/Landey U2200 BCF Championship. Registration: 6:30 - 6:50 pm Rounds: 7:00 pm.

Who was Weaver Adams?

Weaver Warren Adams was born on April 28, 1901 in Dedham, Massachusetts. He was an American chess master who participated in the U.S. Championship in 1936, 1940, 1944, 1946 and 1948 and won the Massachusetts State Championship in 1937, 1938, 1941 and 1945. Weaver Adams won the 49th U.S. Open, held in Baltimore, in 1948.

In 1939, he wrote a book entitled "White to Play and Win." After publication he played in the U.S. Open at Dallas where he did not win a single game as White (3 losses and 1 draw) and won all his games (4 games) as Black! He also wrote "Simple Chess", "How to Play Chess", and "Absolute Chess."

In May, 1947, Weaver Adams, New England Champion, gave a 16-board simul in San Jose, winning all his games.

Adapted from an e-mail by Bob Oresick

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