Volume 17, Number 3, March 1949
R. Vidor was winner of the South Gate Open Tourney at Los Angeles. He and Loren Barton had equal scores of 10-1 but, under the tie-breaking rules, Vidor received the top position. Third place went to A. Rangnow, 8½-2½.
On a visit to Hollywood, former world champion Dr. Max Euwe went sightseeing with Samuel Reshevsky and U. S. titlist Herman Steiner. At the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studio, they posed stiffly, politely, and meaninglessly with top movie-star Clark Gable (see picture).
Splitting its forces, the San Diego Chess Club took on teams from Chula Vista, Escondido and La Mesa on the same evening, winning all three matches 3½-2½ , 4-3 and 5-4 respectively.
Six clubs participated in the Class A Division of the San Francisco Bay Area Chess League. The Castle Chess Club of Oakland tied for first with the Russian Chess Club of San Francisco, each winning four matches and losing one. In a play-off, the Castle team defeated their rivals 4-3 to take the championship.
A new chess club has been formed in Oakdale. Meetings are held every Monday from 7:00-11:00 PM in the basement of the Episcopal Church.
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