Originally Published: November 3, 2016 5:45 a.m.
Nine area chess players participated in the Prescott Chess Club Quads #8 held at the Pine Cone Inn on Saturday, Oct. 22. This U. S. Chess rated event, directed by Prescott Chess Club President Tom Green, was divided into two sections based on rating.
Chess ratings are a method of estimating playing strength. Unlike athletics whose results can be measured against standards such as time or distance, chess players can be measured only against each other. The U. S. Chess rating system is a combination of the average rating of a player’s opponents and the percentage score one makes against them.
Candidate Master Kevin Derek Chor, an 11-year-old from Phoenix with the fifth highest rating for his age in the U. S., was undefeated in the top section and received $50 in prize money. Dan Patton, Prescott Valley, finished in second place and received $25 for his record of two wins and one loss.
Dr. Thomas Keenan, Prescott, won Section B and $50 with a perfect 3-0 record. David Steeves, Prescott, won the $25 second-place prize money for his 2-1 record. Kevin Miller and Roger Gibson, both from Prescott, split the third-place
prize money of $10 for their 1.5-1.5 result.
The Prescott Chess Club meets at the Wild Iris Coffee Shop on Mondays from 2 p.m. and at the Prescott Public Library on Saturday afternoons from 2 p.m. Anyone interested in chess is welcome to participate.