The Carolinas Chess Initiative are hosting a tournament in the memory of FIDE Master Ron Simpson who succumbed last year to Stage Four cancer. He was loved and respected in his home of New York and his second home in North Carolina. Simpson was known as a resourceful, tactical player who enjoyed complications and wading through the morass of positions. He was down-to-earth, friendly and accepting of all who spoke the language of chess. This tournament will feature GM Maurice Ashley who is making the trip to pay tribute to his dear friend. Ron would have been humbled beyond words.
The 1st Annual Ron Simpson Memorial
Friday, March 28th through Sunday, March 30th, 2014
5-SS, G/120,D/5(Rd 1 of 2 Day schedule is G/90,D/5)
OPEN (FIDE Rated) $750-$400-$250-$100
U1400 $400-$250-$150 U1200 $150-$100
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Obituary: FM Ronald Simpson: 1960-2013