Chess tournament held at La Biblioteca
By Jade Arroyo
On April 29 the fourth chess tournament for 2014 was held at La Biblioteca as part of the celebration for the 60th anniversary of the institution. The tournament had three categories: children (up to 12 years old) youth (up to 15 years old), and open (older than 15). This was an initiative of the civic association Asamblea de Colonias Unidas por San Miguel de Allende, which organizes different sporting activities. The president of the association, María Dolores Rosales, said, “We thank the municipal COMUDE (Commission for Sports and Physical Culture), which supported us with awards and trophies for this tournament. We had really good participation, including contestants from Estado de Mexico, Acámbaro, Querétaro and Dolores.” All contestants were members of chess clubs and play at an advanced level. “It is important to promote these kinds of sports because they help with memory and develop strategic thinking, which helps in all areas of life,” the president of Asamblea de Colonias Unidas added.
Enrollment in the tournament was completely free, and 21 entrants signed up, 8 teenagers and another 18 people in the open category. Contestants played through the afternoon, and the winners were as follows.
Children’s category: 1st place, Diego Eduardo Arana Solís, from Querétaro; 2nd place, Diego Sánchez Moreno, from San Miguel de Allende; and 3rd place, César Patricio Franco Arellano, from San Miguel de Allende. Youth category: 1st place, Carla Cristal Gonzáles Mejóa, from Acámbaro; 2nd place, Rafael Zavala Higuera, from San Miguel de Allende; and 3rd place, Berenice Duran Díaz, from Acámbaro. Open category: 1st place, Victor Amolitos, from Celaya; 2nd place, León Ruíz, from San Miguel de Allende; and 3rd place, Eduardo Serna Quintero, from Dolores Hidalgo.