Guam - 8 players from Guam Echecs (aka Island Chess Club) battled
it out during the 2014 President's Day Chess Knockout Tournament held recently
at the Micronesia Mall.
After two consecutive 45-minute minute games, Loy Bonto came face
to face with Jonathan Molod in the championship match. In the end, Bonto
outplayed Molod in a stunning upset to secure bragging rights and the gold
medal. Molod settled for 2nd place and the
silver medal. Taking 3rd place was Almer
Santos, while Zoltan Szekeley settled for 4th place.
Leon Ryan, Guam Echecs President, told KUAM Sports, "This
tournament is honing our players going to represent Guam in the 40th Chess
Olympiad in Norway in the first two weeks of August this year. We are going to
be having this tournament on a constant basis and every Sunday we play on the
2nd floor of the Harmon Mc Donald's. Those who are interested to join our
organization you are welcomed to see us there. We start playing at 2:00 pm in
the afternoon. Anyone who is interested to support our organization or sponsor
our planned team to go to Norway you can contact us on our website on Facebook
at Guam Chess or you can call me personally at 788-1631."