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College Chess Club Holds Spring Tournament


The Penn College Chess Club held itssecond successful spring tournamentfrom 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. March 31in the Bush Campus Center. Ten players competed in two sections, Open and Student, playing five rounds using a Game/30, 5-second-delay clock setting. Joseph Mucerino, who holds a U.S. Chess Federation rating of 2098 and is one of the top players in Pennsylvania, took first place in the Open section. His first-place prize was a classic Revolutionary War chess set donated by Solomon Francis, Chess Club adviser and Penn College mathematics faculty member. Steven Dannenhower, a manufacturing engineering technology student and club vice president, took first place in the Student section. His prize was a complete chess set, carrying case, clock, board and pieces provided by the Chess Club. All of the players received door prizes donated by Robert Schlenker, an information technology: web and applications technology emphasis major and club adviser Jim Cunningham. Other tournament participants were Adam Rockey, Brendan Sobers (club president), Zachary Geffre, Matt Jeffrey, Mike Harvey and Pat Murray. The Chess Club will continue to meet from 7-10 p.m. Thursdays in the Madigan Library through the end of the semester.

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