(Volume 7, Number 13, March 5, 1953)

85 Players Vie in No Calif Meet

The first tournament of the Chess Friends of Northern California, Inc. resulted in a turnout of 85 players from all parts of the state. Three separate tourney groups were formed, all directed by Jens L. Lund of Oakland, assisted by Leah Koltanowski.

Victor in the A Division was V. Zemitis of Berkeley with 4.5-.5 while second and third with 4-1 were Jim Meyers of Kentfield and Henry Gross of San Francisco. In the Division B Captain Philip Fetler of Castle Air Field scored 4.5-.5 for first, while second and third with 4-1 each were Edward A. Yaeger of Berkeley and Lew Reese of Burlingame. In Division C Rudolf Duering of San Francisco was first, E. K. Henno of Hayward second, and Melvin Gladstone of Berkeley third, al with 4-1 scores. The event received considerable publicity in the San Francisco Chronicle.

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