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MACA Chess Horizons Magazine Article
 Club News - Billerica Chess Club
 Brad Ryan
  July 2010
The Billerica January 4-round Friday Night Swiss ended in a 2-way tie for first. Experts Art Nugent and Raymond Paulson, each posted a strong 3.5 - .5 score. 2009 Club Champion Pat Sciacca and an “A” player Fangru Jiang tied for 2nd, each with 2.5 - 1.5. Fangru was also best under 2000. Paul Staten was best under 1750 with a solid 2 - 2 result. Maurice Lessard was best under 1250. Nate Smith directed the tournament.
The Billerica 3-round December Friday Swiss ended with a 3-way tie between Experts Pat Sciacca and Art Nugent and “A” player Fangru Jiang, each with 2.5 and .5 scores. Young Fangru’s USCF rating has had nothing short of a meteoric rise from “D” to “A” player over the past 3 years. Nate Smith, Raymond Paulson and Michelle Chen tied for best under 2000 with 1.5 - 1.5 results. Meyer Billmers was best under 1750, also posting a 1.5 - 1.5 score. Daniel Kilgove was best under 1250. Nate Smith directed the tournament.