Home Page arrow Press arrow Eric Cooke Wins 2015 Florida Senior Champs
Eric Cooke Wins 2015 Florida Senior Champs Print E-mail
By Martha Dockery   
July 14, 2015
Palm Beach Gardens Chess Club and South Florida Chess Club jointly sponsored the 2015 Florida State Senior Chess Championship in Margate, Florida on July 11th and July 12th, 2015.

There were 29 players (50+ years old) that participated in the first ever Florida State Senior Chess Championship.  John Dockery was the Chief TD and Bruce Kutikoff was the Assistant TD and organizer of this event.

There were 2 Sections:  OPEN Section and Under 1710 Section

9 Trophies were given out in total.  1st Place, 2nd Place, 3rd Place in each Section as well as special trophies for Over Age 65, Over Age 75 and Over Age 80.

Everyone enjoyed the event and it was well organized.  Mr. Dockery and Mr. Kutikoff did a great job in spite of the short notice in getting the approval to run the Tournament.

Hopefully this will be the start of a new tradition and we hope to hold another Florida State Senior Tournament next year 2016.

Below is the list of Trophy winners:

                                                   OPEN                               Under 1710
1st Prize Trophy and  $150            Eric Cooke                         Bill Langford

2nd Prize Trophy and $  75           Michael Sheroff                  Jon Haskel

3rd Prize Trophy and  $  50           Harry Cohen                      Richard Wallace

1st Prize Over Age 65                   Harry Cohen           

1st Prize Over Age 75                   Charles Musgrove

1st Prize Over Age 80                   Andre Saint Louis

For more information please call the President/Tournament Director John Dockery at (561) 762-3377 or visit our website at www.palmbeachchessclub.info. Or Bruce Kitikoff at (561) 573-3677.