Idahoans win in Montana
Four players from the Spokane Chess Club and three from northern Idaho traveled to Missoula over the weekend of November 6 to play in the Montana Chess Association's Turkey Open and Michael Cambareri and Brad Brodie dominated winning 1st and 2nd place with 5.0 and 4.0 respectively. The tournament attracted 43 players and boasted seven players rated over 1800 and players from all over Montana! I was also impressed with the number of players rated over 1600 that were also in attendance. The tournament was smooth and each round began on time with occasional announcements from tournament organizers. I also connected with Montana President, Kevin Kuehnel to coordinate future events and activities. As you will notice, we will help Montana keep players informed of opportunities in that state as well as other surrounding states on our homepage calendars. I hope that we might be able to have some exchange tournaments in the near future!