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American Legion Post 655
2817 Carson Street
Haltom City, Texas  76117

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Serious Chess Players
♙ ♖ ♕ ♔ ♗ ♘

Meets on Thursday Evenings at 6:00 PM
American Legion Post 655
2817 Carson Street
Haltom City, Texas  76117
BRAZOS PHOTO AND GRAPHICS BY JIM HOLLINGSWORTH

Annual invitational team match between
the most Serious Chess Players
in North Central Texas

2016 Tarrant Chess Team photo and graphics by Jim Hollingsworth

Front Row (seated left to right):  Tom Crane, Ben Davis, Russ Heise, George Jempty.  Back Row (standing left to right):  Zachary Graber, Bob Curtis, Adam Hart, Helen Jamison, Danny Dunn.

Tarrant Tops Waco 10-8

     The Tarrant County Chess Team, captained by Adam Hart, fell behind early and trailed at halftime against the Waco Chess Team 5-4.  However, a strong second half surge, led by Tarrant Ace Helen Jamison, ensured the victory.  Helen Jamison achieved the honor of being the first BRAZOS “Ace” with her sweep of Board 9.  Her two points proved to be the exact margin of victory in this hard fought match.  Jason Lund paced the Waco Chess Team with his 2-0 sweep of Board 5.

Photo of Helen Jamison playing in BRAZOS I    John De Vries, Waco Chess Team Captain, was co-organizer of this first annual event, called BRAZOS, along with Chief TD Jim Hollingsworth.  The Honorable Edith Turner Omberg, Mayor of the City of Hillsboro, Texas, officiated the opening ceremonies at Hill College.  She also issued an official proclamation declaring Saturday, October 29, 2016, “BRAZOS Chess Day.”

     Many of the players donned Halloween costumes in support of local Hillsboro traditions.  Russ Heath won first prize with his "Mad Chess Hatter" outfit.  His prize was a return of his $10 entrance fee.  After the match, both teams enjoyed Victory Dinner festivities at Frenkie's Pasta & Pizza Italian Restaurant.  Adam Hart received a signed certificate, on behalf of the Tarrant Chess Team, from Chief Tournament Director Jim Hollingsworth.

     BRAZOS is modeled after the Red River Shootout (RRSO), the annual team match between the most fanatical chess players in Oklahoma and Texas.  A key difference between BRAZOS and RRSO is all BRAZOS boards are decided and announced at least three weeks prior to give all players an opportunity to prepare.  As the games show, the players put their preparation time to good use.  All 17 games were hard fought and exciting.

     Adam Hart, Helen Jamison, John De Vries, Danny Dunn, Tom Crane, and Jim Hollingsworth are all members of the Texas Chess Team.

Photo of BRAZOS I Halloween Contest
brazos

Tarrant

Waco

10.0

Name

Rtng

Bd

Rtng

Name

8.0

1.0 G Jempty 1734 1 1739 D West 1.0
1.0 D Dunn 1700 2 1639 J Martinez 1.0
1.0 R Heise 1670 3 1624 J McKethan 1.0
1.5 Z Graber 1663 4 1522 D Guel 0.5
0.0 T Crane 1581 5 1519 J Lund 2.0
1.0 B Curtis 1445 6 1411 J De Vries 1.0
1.5 B Davis 1248 7 1410 U Arias 0.5
1.0 A Hart 1291 8 1342 B Foster 1.0
2.0 H Jamison 1130 9 0981 D Lemper 0.0

Half Time Score:
Waco (Home Team) 5.0
Tarrant (Visitors) 4.0

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  Jim Hollingsworth, Chief TD  

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