I would like to congratulate Erick Garcia for receiving his NM certificate last month. I noticed the milestone while preparing ratings lists for the Club’s upcoming tournament. Erick’s rating edged past the NM threshold (2199=>2204) after scoring 3.5/4 against opponents with an average rating of 1918. He may not have earned his title at my tournament, but Erick is a frequent participant in the Milford G/90 quads. We’re all very happy for him. His rating, of course, had been headed towards 2200 for awhile. It was just a matter of time (and maybe a modicum of effort, too). Great work, Erick!