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The Elizabethtown Chess Club held their annual open chess tournament, The Elizabethtown 2008 Tornado, on April 26 at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College. The tournament was won by Jerry Baker of Lexington with Bernard Parham of Indianapolis and Michael Thomas of Louisville tying for Second. Jodie Lynn Fehd of Indiana won the Top Female Player trophy.
Elizabethtown Chess Club members gave a good accounting of themselves; taking home six trophies: Class A Trophy – Michael Thomas of Louisville; Class B Trophy – Jerry Weldin of Radcliff; Class C Trophy – Kerry Fatula of Vine Grove; Class D Trophy – Stan Mullins of Elizabethtown; Top Unrated Trophy – James Donahue of Glasgow; and Biggest Upset Trophy – Jerry Weldin for his win over Bernard Parham.
Johnny Owens, current Club Champion, served as Tournament Director, having recently passed the United States Chess Federation’s written Tournament Directors Exam.