Bob Taylor (center) and Nelson Bailey (to Bob’s right) were the gold medalists in NW La. District chess April 13. Other medalists were Bob Butland, Loyd Christo and Robert Stockman (from left).
There wasn’t much movement at the top of the NW La. District Senior Olmpics chess competition this year–Bob Taylor and Nelson Bailey ruled again.
This time the competition was broken into age brackets with Taylor winning the 70-plus and Bailey dominating the 69-and below age division. Taylor beat Bailey in an open competition in 2011. Taylor gained gold and Bob Butland won silver in 70-and above this year. Loyd Cristo took silver and Robert Stockman took bronze behind Bailey.
Competition was held at Randall T. Moore Center and drew six entries, an improvement over 2011.