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Meets on Thursday Evenings at 6:00 PM
American Legion Post 655
2817 Carson Street
Haltom City, Texas  76117
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Tarrant Holds Down Waco 14.5 to 11.5

Photo of 2017 Tarrant Chess Team

     Hillsboro, Texas (7 October 2017).  In BRAZOS II, the Tarrant Chess Team, captained by Adam Hart, fell behind early and quickly trailed 4-0.  Chief Tournament Director Jim Hollingsworth, pulling double duty as a Tarrant player, halted the slide by forcing a draw with Waco chess icon Carmen Chairez.  The Tarrant players found their momentum and surged to an 8-5 halftime lead.  In the second half, Tarrant never trailed and continued building its lead for a 14.5 to 11.5 final score.

Photo of BRAZOS II award ceremony.  From left to right:  Chief TD Jim Hollingsworth, the Honorable Edith Omberg, Mayor of the City of Hillsboro, and Adam Hart, Tarrant Chess Team Captain     The Honorable Edith Turner Omberg, Mayor of the City of Hillsboro, Texas, officiated the opening ceremonies at Hill College.  She was accompanied by Chelsea Adamson and Xavier Cook, Chamber of Commerce Representatives, and together they inspired both teams to greatness.  The players received several gifts as mementoes including a commemorative edition of "The Reporter."  At the Victory Dinner she presented the new BRAZOS trophy to Adam Hart, Tarrant Chess Team Captain (the photo shows Chief Tournament Director Jim Hollingsworth on the left, Mayor Omberg in the center, and Adam Hart on the right).

     "We are thrilled by the return of the most serious chess players in North Central Texas, to our beautiful city." said Omberg.  "This is icing on the cake for the great things happening here.  During the past year, the IKO roofing shingles factory opened with 60 or more new jobs.  At least ten busineses are expanding or opening new facilities.  Things are really booming in the City of Hillsboro."

     Team Captain Adam Hart and two teammates, Chris Johnson and Chris Wood, "aced" their match opponents with perfect 2-0 scores.  Waco's two "aces" were Team Captain John De Vries and Jason Lund.  John De Vries was also co-organizer along with Chief TD Jim Hollingsworth.  Several BRAZOS II players (Tom Crane, Bob Curtis, John De Vries, Bram Foster, Zachary Graber, Adam Hart, Russ Heise, Jim Hollingsworth, and Chris Johnson) are members of the Texas Chess Team.

BRAZOS II Cross Table is Below










Tarrant
Adam Hart, Captain

Waco
John De Vries, Captain

14.5

Name

Rtng

Bd

Rtng

Name

11.5

0.5 P Fiorini 1891 1 1948 J Howell 1.5
1.5 N Niemi 1924 2 1800 F Adams 0.5
1.0 J Hollingsworth 1800 3 1769 C Chairez 1.0
1.0 Z Graber 1700 4 1714 D Guel 1.0
2.0 C Johnson 1786 5 1714 D West 0.0
1.5 B Curtis 1616 6 1616 P Creel 0.5
1.0 R Heise 1574 7 1582 B Foster 1.0
0.0 J French 1376/06 8 1529 J Lund 2.0
1.0 T Crane 1504 9 1439 F Marler 1.0
2.0 A Hart 1324 10 1102 L De Vries 0.0
F F A Stacey 1304 11 1294 J De Vries X X
1.0 B Davis 1331 12 905 S Madsen 1.0
2.0 C Wood 1227 13 0900 D Lemper 0.0

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