Speaking of Chess
SPEAKING OF CHESS John Scherer Is Impressive In City Chess Championship By Edward M, Foy John Scherer has definitely emerged as one of Charleston's .stronger players by his fine showing in the preliminary rounds of the I960 city chess tournament. poned, Weir 0, Scherer 1 (postponed from fourth round); B-Bryant 1. Gilbert 0; D--Murtha 0, Foy 1; Pierson 1, Hart 0. Sixth and final round pairings for Wednesday at the Knights of Murtha to 2'.j) has one remaining game with Hart. However, Pierson (3 to 1) and (3 l /i to Vis) have two more Last Wednesday night, play ing! Columbus club rooms, 1117 Quar- in the fiftli round of Section "A",lrierStreet: A--McKinney vs Weir, he won from Harry McKinney Brennion vs Scherer; B--Wren vs again -- duplicating his previous Bryant, Gilbert vs Hendricks; C success in the ^second Â· round. --DuVall vs Stewart, Eckler vs Scherer had already qualified for East. D--Foy vs Pierson, Hart vs one of the eight positions in the Murtha. forthcoming championship tournament. Both Al DuVall and Bob Stewart won two games in "C" from Dick East and Tom Eckler, respectively. Each pair had a postponed game and continued with the earlier-scheduled match after the conclusion of their fifth round contest. Stewart also has qualified for the title event. Another game of interest in the fifth round was the George Hendricks-Mike Wren contest with slate champion Wren winning to avenge a second-round loss to the same opponent. Wren nlso qualified for tho title tourney. | OTHER FIFTH ROUND results JjUowi'A--Weir vs Brenion, post- with each other, which makes more interesting. ... j . . i ,, . Â«wu^o. i nie Wednesday nights meeting 4 H A Iftt-f- ntin. 1-1* ?Â« Â·.*..*_ _ . be the last one this year, as r*UnÂ».1 A M i A H f*l ni..t- _ - i i ,1 . . Charleston Chess Club will not meet again until the first week January, 1960. * THE U. S. CHESS Champion- THE SITUATION is doubt as to who will qualify from Section "D," although it is all over but the shouting in the other three divisions. Hart is definitely out of it in "D" but Murtha, Pierson or Foy could go to the championship flight--and two of them will go. l Sign With Oilers * HOUSTON, Tex. (AP) ~- Three Northwestern players have signed contracts with the Houston oilers of the new American Football League. They Â«rÂ« Petf Arena, a pinrd, Mark .Johnston, a halfback, andjTournamnnt, but Lombardy is December !8. The following entries are definite: Arthur James T. Sherwin, Sidney Bernstein, Herbert Seidman, Arnold Denker, Pal Benko, Edmar nis, Raymond Weinsteln, Robert Byfne, Robin 'Ault. Two big are missing from that list but assumed that they will compete: grandmasters Bobby Fischer (defending U. S. title-holder) and Samuel Reshevsky. Missing also William Lombardy, one of the strongest of the younger U. S. masters and winner of the DcWitt Hoopes, a tackle. Ub Cnbin ^Silver Anniversary jstudying TV the priesthood.