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Copeland wins in Sardinia

Sam Copeland defeated Ryan Madden in a tough battle to win the Sardinia tournament last Saturday. Sam won a pawn early and made the advantage stand to win over the Pioneer 10th grader. Sam also beat Sam Santora and Paul Kielich in rds 1 and 2.

Madden ,Kelich, and Pat Patterson tied for 2nd with 2pts. while Mike McDuffie won the u1600 class prize, also with 2 pts. Other participants were Chris Darling, Max Peters, Sam Santora, Wes Darling, Lucas Grisanti, and Todd Thompson.

In the Scholastic section Max Peters had a fine tournament and won with 3.5 pts. Zach Madden, Todd Thompson, Wes Darling, Brad Schrock, Sam Santora, and Lucas Grisanti also participated.

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Don't forget the 27th USA Jr Chess Olympics scholastic tournament next month (Dec 3) at the Pioneer Middle School, Yorkshire,NY. EF $10 includes pizza for lunch! Prizes will be team and individual trophies and olympic style medals. G/30, Rds 10,11,12:30,1:30,2:30. There will also be an adult and unrated section. More details will be coming next week.

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