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"Arlo" Dismantles "Neutron Bomb" as Wendy's LXIII Begins
Charlotte, NC 1-19-05:  A reasonably strong turnout of 30 of the Charlotte area's most amicable competitors converged upon this factory where chess champions are manufactured more commonly known as Wendy's in order to participate in Rd:1 of Wendy's LXIII. In the Top Section, the CCC's #2 player, 2004 NC Invitational Champion, 2004 CCC Player of the Year NM Frankie "Neutron" Newton (2292) lost?!? to 2004 CCC "A" Player of the Year Expert Shawn "Arlo" Pealer (2048) (See Game 0446), the CCC's #3 player, threepeat NC Scholastic Champion, 2004 CCC Scholastic Player of the Year NM Daniel "Johnny" Tapia (2362fide) resorted to using a chainsaw on Tarokh "the Oak" Taefi (1829), 2004 CCC Expert of the Year Chris "the Babe" Mabe (2102) resorted to using  kryptonite on mild mannered Clarke "Kent" Brosi (1802) (Brosi upset NM Fuerstman last week!), Expert Todd "Squirrel" Trower (2054) resorted to using halitosis (Msg034) on Ken "the Terrible" Ivens (1807) and NM Leland "Padrone" Fuerstman (2035) handled an aggressive Michael "the Savage" Savage (1785) (See Game 0445). In the "B" Section, Laura "Karate Kid" Lee (1662) got one over on Walter "Mitty" Overman (1665), 2004 CCC "D" Player of the Year Marty "Fritz" Katz (1615) flattened the tires of NCCA Vice President Randy "Wheels" Wheeless (1660), Ankit "Butch" Jivan (1606) repeated without incident against Viktor "the Mad Russian" Ozherelyev (1621) and "Sponge" Bob Moore (1713) split the point with 2004 CCC "C" Player of the Year Jonathan "Henry" Hudson (1606). In the "C" Section, Donald "Trump" Hofer (1522) fired Octavius "You must" Obey (1399) while Winfred "Guns" Gatlin (1483) schooled Romil Chudgar (Unr). In the Lower Section, wins were registered by Samuel "Reshevsky" Xin, Ervon "Wooden" Nichols, Joe Shirlen and Joey "the Bull" Bullis. All results may be observed on the "Current Crosstable" - Caribou II, February 19. ("Upcoming Events") Editor Needs Games; Please E-mail to:
Tapia, Mabe, Trower Share Top Honors; Holmes, Keller Lower Section of Caribou I
Charlotte NC 1-15-05:  A happy group  of  21 of the Metrolina area's most avid competitors downed their cappucino and expresso coffee, wiped the whipped cream off their mustaches and participated in Caribou I. Though the playing area was limited and the tables were a bit small, the atmosphere was pleasant and everyone seemed to thoroughly enjoy the event. (Regardless, this was only a temporary venue; next month our new location will be ready!) In the Top Section, the CCC's #3 player, 2004 NC Scholastic Champion, 2004 CCC Scholastic Player of the Year NM Daniel "Johnny" Tapia (2201) who just unvailed his new website at:, yielded a Draw to Soviet Grandmaster Gennady Brazhnikov (1856) in Rd:1 and then reeled off successive wins against Tarokh "the Oak" Taefi (1829) and Patrick "Fabio" McCartney (1941) to share =1st-3rd Place with 2004 CCC Expert of the Year Expert Chris "the Babe" Mabe (2102) who defeated Matthew "Hoekstra" Green (1856), Kenneth "the Terrible" Ivens (1807) and agreed to a Grandmaster Draw with Expert Todd "Squirrel" Trower (2058) who chopped down Taefi and Slobodan "the Mad Serb" Sinanovic (1759). (Slobodan scored 2-1...Good luck next week in surgery at Mercy Hospital...get well soon!!) Each scored 2.5-5 and took home $50 cash. In the Lower Section, =1st-2nd Place was shared by Laurin "Killer" Keller (1638) and Dr. Gilbert "Sherlock" Holmes (1746) each with 2.5-.5 winning $75. See  (Crosstable) for complete results. Next Saturday 3 rounder February 19. The new location will soon be announced! (Fuerstman directed) LF
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