The RCN participantsA poignant moment of defeat for Zoli at the hands of Torbjorn Krogstad HystadPlay on SaturdayTwelve players of varying experience represented the College at the Masfjorden tournament over the Valentine’s Day Weekend. Sleeping in classrooms of the primary school where the games were played was part of it, as was chowing down with the other participants. When Pietro realised that there was a prize for the most ridiculous move of the tournament he had found his calling! We encountered mixed fortunes, collecting points from each other and also plundering the Fjeldstad family at every opportunity. Norwegians of all ages participated, and more than a few of us experienced the bitterness of defeat at the hands of kids barely out of diapers. Serious chess is a world apart, and it was an experience not to be quickly forgotten.