Sunday, December 20, 2009

Alex Betaneli on the International Stage

Alex Betaneli is playing in a FIDE tournament in Europe. See the comments section for some of his games.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Wisconsin Memorial

Dates: Sat 12.19 - Sun 12.20.2009
Place: Madison
Contact person: Dennis Kosterman
Telephone: 608-770-3133
Category: Tour Events
Additional Information:
5SS, 45/2,25/1,SD/1 (45/2,SD/1 Round 4 only), Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel, 3841 E Washington Ave, Madison WI 53704. EF: $21 (Juniors $17) by Dec. 15. $3 more later or on site. $$b/50 and 4 per class: $125-85. A - $70; B - $60; C - $60; D - $50; E - $40; U1000 - $30; Unr - $30; Upset - $50. Reg: 9-9:30 A.M. Dec. 19. Rds: 10:00-2:30-7:30; 10:00-3:30. ENT: Dennis Kosterman, 28 Singleton Ct. Madison, WI 53711. INFO: Dennis Kosterman, (608)770-3133. HR: $69 (Block held until 12/7) (608)-244-2481. www.wischess.org. NS NC W.

pre-entries through 12/17/09:

Erik Santarius 2307

Jeff Cooper 2200

Benedict A Smail 2034

Barry E Endsley 2002

Wesley E Ferguson 1959

Yingming Liang 1945

David Jin 1943

John Wagner Jr 1903

Guy G Hoffman 1900

Mike Nietman 1800

Wade Russell Christensen 1791

Andrew R Grochowski 1768

Robin J Grochowski 1757

Aaron C Jing 1654

Awonder Liang 1607

Robert T Reinke 1566

Benjamin A Corcoran 1565

Sandra R Pahl 1470

Adream Liang 1368

Henry Vander Hill 1360

David T Lancour 1347

Tinglin Shi 1339

Karl Kurth 1201

Jon C. Vander Hill 1197

Maciej Szewerniak 1183

Mihir Parag Kansara 1005

Andrew McNeel 948

Aidan J Appel 700

Ian M Loebl 261


Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Holiday Hootenanny High-Speed Swiss: December 3 & 10

4-Round Swiss in One Section. Two games per night. Game/45 minutes. USCF (dual) Rated. EF: $5. One ½-Point Bye Available for any round (except round four) if requested at least 2-days prior to round. TD is Fogec; ATDs Becker and Grochowski. Contact Tom Fogec at 414-425-6742 or email at: tfogec@wi.rr.com prior to 5 pm Thursday to register in advance. In person registration on site from 6:15 to 6:45 pm.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

WI State Blitz & Quick Championships

2009 WI State Blitz Championship
Saturday, December 5th, Milwaukee WI
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2009 WI State Quick Championship
Saturday, December 5th, Milwaukee WI
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Monday, November 16, 2009

Halloween Spook Swiss

Halloween Spook Swiss: October 29 & November 5, 12 & 19; 4-Round Swiss in Two Sections (Open and Under-1600). Game/100 minutes. USCF Rated. EF: $5. (One ½-Point Bye Available for any round (except round four) if requested at least 2-days prior to round). TD is Grochowski; ATD is Fogec.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

51st North Central Open/William Martz Memorial, November 27-29

Radisson Hotel, N14 W24140 Tower Place, Pewaukee, WI 53072 -- 6-SS, 40/120, SD/1. Round 5 G/120. On site registration: from 9:30am-11am. Rounds: 11/27-28,12pm&6pm. 11/29 10am&3pm.

Thursday, November 05, 2009

The Veterans Tournament and WI Junior Open, Oshkosh 7-8 November

158 Players in all Click for USCF Results
VETERANS
Dusan Tutush (Illinois) defeated Anthony Parker on Board 1 in the final round to win the Veterans tournament (4.5/5.0). Coming in 2nd with 4.0 points were Parker, Richard Martin III, and Wade Christensen (Senior Champion). 39 players in the Veterans section.
Board 1, Round 5:Senior Champ, Wade Christensen:
WI JUNIOR OPEN



Thursday, October 22, 2009

Greg Knutson Memorial (WI Tour Event) - Oct 24-25

Greg Knutson Memorial (WI Tour Event), Sat 10.24 - Sun 10.25.2009, Madison

Contact person: Guy Hoffman, 608-262-0308 (11 am to 6:30 pm)

5SS, G/120. Red Gym 716 Langdon St., Madison, WI 53706. EF: $16 if received by 10/21. $20 at site.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Spook House Action II (Oct 22)

Congratulations to the winners:
Game/30: Bill Williams and John Veech
Game/29: Jim Coons and Andrew Grochowski
Tournament rating information

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Cool Autumn Breezes Blowing Swiss

The Cool Autumn Breezes Blowing Swiss is a two section, four round tournament with games on September 24 and October 1, 8 and 15 (7 PM start time each night). Time Control is Game in 100 minutes. See details below.

Remember we continue to play at our new location: St. James Catholic Church, 7219 S. 27th Street, Franklin, WI 53132.

Tom Fogec

Tournament Director

414-425-6742

tfogec@wi.rr.com


Cool Autumn Breezes Blowing Swiss:

September 24 & October 1, 8, & 15

4-Round Swiss in Two Sections (Open and Under 1600).

Game/100 minutes. USCF Rated. EF: $5. (One ½-Point

Bye Available for any round (except round four) if

requested at least 2-days prior to round). TD is Fogec;

ATD is Grochowski.

Friday, October 02, 2009

Badger Open

October 3 and 4 at the Marriott Milwaukee West Hotel, W231 N1600Corporate Court, Waukesha, Wisconsin. This is a Wisconsin Chess Tour Event.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Sept. 17: Colored Leaves Rattle-the-Pawns Blitz

Colored Leaves Rattle-the-Pawns Blitz: September 17

10-Round (Round-Robin) in One or more Sections (depending on number of players). Game/5 minutes. USCF Quick-Rated. EF: $5. TD is Becker; ATD is Grochowski.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Dog Days of Summer Dance - Round Robin Tournament

Dog Days of Summer Dance August 27, & September 3 & 10

3-Round “Round-Robin” (a “Quad”). Four chess players to a Quad.
Game/90 minutes. USCF Rated. EF: $5.
TD is Grochowski; ATD is Fogec

Monday, August 31, 2009

Marshall Rohland Memorial Wisconsin Closed Championship

Marshall Rohland Memorial Wisconsin Closed Championship from September 5 through September 7, 2009, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, at the Ramada Inn off of 13th and College.

Contact person for this event is Ashish Vaja. This is a Wisconsin Tour Event.

Monday, August 17, 2009

SWCC vs Waukesha Match - August 29

Southwest Chess Club versus Waukesha on August 29
at ProHealth Care Park, 2950 South Sunny Slope Road, New Berlin.
First Round game starts at 10:00 a.m.
We have about 10 players signed up so far from our Club, but Jim Coons said we need more since Waukesha already has about 15 or so.
See Jim Coons this Thursday to sign up.

Monday, August 10, 2009

SWCC 2009 Club Championship

July 9, 16, 23, 30 & August 6 & 13 6-Round Swiss in One Section. Game/100. USCF Rated. EF: $7 (must be a member to participate). SWCC Membership $10 (can join prior to first round). (Two ½ point byes available in rounds 1 through 5 if requested at least 2-days in advance; no byes available for round 6.) TD is Allen Becker; ATD is Robin Grochowski. (For PRIZES, scroll down to bottom of pairings and standings).

LECTURE THIS THURSDAY, August 20, 6:00 pm:

Allen Becker - review of recent game:
Allen Becker vs. John Becker (Rd 5 of Club Championship)




FINAL STANDINGS and prizewinners

Club Championship:
1st: John Becker
2nd: John Veech
3rd: Jerry Zhou
4th: Allen Becker

Class A/B (combined):
1st: Johnathan Ireland
2nd: Andrew Grochowski
3rd: Corrado Cirrilo
4th: Robin Grochowski
5th: Jeff Pokorski
6th: Tom Fogec
Class C
1st: Robert Penkwitz
2nd: Steve Richardson
3rd: Jonathan Hildeman

Class D:
1st: Vilas Gaddameedi
2nd: Peter Joachim
3rd: Alena Huang

Class E:
1st: Reid Seghers
2nd: Justin Luebbe
3rd: Curt Neumann

Under 1000/unrated:
1st: Sabrina Huang
2nd: Jacob Glumm
3rd: Nathan Brower
4th: James Jester
5th: Ravina Sachdev
6th: Charles Lippert


Southwest Chess Club Championship -- Cross Table
No. Name St Rate 1 2 3 4 5 6 Score
1. Becker, John R (2)............ WI 2050 W35 D14 W9 W21 D5 W7 5.0
2. Veech, John (3)............... WI 2038 W23 W12 W6 D5 -H- W9 5.0
3. Zhou, Jerry Zhexua (18)....... WI 1566 W41 -H- W34 D7 W6 W5 5.0
4. Ireland, Johnathan (11)....... WI 1778 -H- W31 L22 W30 W29 W14 4.5
5. Becker, Allen J (4)........... WI 2010 W16 W17 W20 D2 D1 L3 4.0
6. Cirillo, Corrado (8).......... WI 1826 W36 W28 L2 W17 L3 W22 4.0
7. Grochowski, Andrew (9)........ WI 1788 W38 D21 W15 D3 W18 L1 4.0
8. Pokorski, Jeffrey (12)........ WI 1733 W46 L20 L18 W24 W23 W27 4.0
9. Grochowski, Robin (13)........ WI 1680 W39 W30 L1 W28 W20 L2 4.0
10. Coons, James J (6)............ WI 1843 D19 W29 D14 D16 D21 D13 3.5
11. Munoz, Daniel A (7)........... WI 1840 -H- -H- W43 D14 D22 D18 3.5
12. Sagunsky, David L (14)........ WI 1654 W40 L2 W23 L18 W38 D17 3.5
13. Mhaskar, Rohan (15)........... WI 1653 -H- W19 L21 W32 -H- D10 3.5
14. Fogec, Thomas G (16).......... WI 1623 W25 D1 D10 D11 W31 L4 3.5
15. Richardson, Steven (17)....... WI 1579 -H- W32 L7 L19 W30 W28 3.5
16. Penkwitz, Robert (19)......... WI 1486 L5 W45 W25 D10 L19 W29 3.5
17. Hildeman, Jonathan (20)....... WI 1485 W33 L5 W47 L6 W41 D12 3.5
18. Gaddameedi, Vilas (25)....... WI 1377 L20 W40 W8 W12 L7 D11 3.5
19. Seghers, Reid Nath (30)....... WI 1099 D10 L13 W44 W15 W16 -U- 3.5
20. Hayes, Raymond C (1).......... WI 2100 W18 W8 L5 W22 L9 -U- 3.0
21. Seghers, Evan Char (22)....... WI 1404 W44 D7 W13 L1 D10 -U- 3.0
22. Joachim, Peter Jam (24)....... WI 1398 D29 W24 W4 L20 D11 L6 3.0
23. Huang, Alena (27)............. WI 1271 L2 W26 L12 W46 L8 W31 3.0
24. Glumm, Jacob Willi (37)....... WI 724 -H- L22 D35 L8 W45 W41 3.0
25. Huang, Sabrina (41)........... WI 670 L14 W38 L16 L35 W46 W42 3.0
26. Jester, James W (46).......... WI nnnn L28 L23 L45 W33 -X- -X- 3.0
27. Brower, Nathan Jos (45)....... WI nnnn -H- -H- L28 W45 W35 L8 3.0
28. Demler, John A (21)........... WI 1483 W26 L6 W27 L9 -H- L15 2.5
29. Huang, Joanna (23)............ WI 1398 D22 L10 W42 W43 L4 L16 2.5
30. Neumann, Curt E (28).......... WI 1188 W48 L9 -H- L4 L15 W43 2.5
31. Luebbe, Justin Jos (29)....... WI 1140 -H- L4 W39 W34 L14 L23 2.5
32. Seghers, Mark Staf (31)....... WI 1000 -H- L15 W33 L13 W43 -U- 2.5
33. Sachdev, Ravina (44).......... WI 101 L17 -H- L32 L26 -B- W47 2.5
34. Schneider, Thomas (10)........ WI 1782 W45 -H- L3 L31 -H- -U- 2.0
35. Mohammed, Sarfaraz (26)....... WI 1319 L1 -H- D24 W25 L27 -N- 2.0
36. Sachdev, Rishi (32)........... WI 918 L6 -H- D46 L41 -F- -X- 2.0
37. Kizaric, Matthew J (33)....... WI 881 -H- -H- -N- W42 -U- -U- 2.0
38. Adavi, Pranav (34)............ WI 765 L7 L25 W40 W47 L12 -U- 2.0
39. Schneider, Claudia (39)...... WI 699 L9 -H- L31 W44 -H- -U- 2.0
40. Khunger, Simran (40).......... WI 696 L12 L18 L38 -B- W47 -F- 2.0
41. Lippert, Charles D (42)....... WI 569 L3 L43 -B- W36 L17 L24 2.0
42. Vootkur, Manisha (43)......... WI 405 -H- -H- L29 L37 -X- L25 2.0
43. Vootkur, Srikar (36).......... WI 727 -H- W41 L11 L29 L32 L30 1.5
44. Sachdev, Raman (47)........... WI nnnn L21 -H- L19 L39 -F- -B- 1.5
45. Khunger, Shagun (35).......... WI 740 L34 L16 W26 L27 L24 -F- 1.0
46. Bepar, Naisha (38)............ WI 718 L8 -H- D36 L23 L25 -N- 1.0
47. Sajja, Nihar (48)............. WI nnnn -H- -H- L17 L38 L40 L33 1.0
48. Cardenas, David R (5)......... WI 1914 L30 -U- -U- -U- -U- -U- 0.0

Southwest Chess Club Championship -- Extra Game
No. Name St Rate 1 Score
1. Jester, James W (2)........... WI nnnn W2 1.0
2. Sachdev, Rishi (1)............ WI 918 L1 0.0



2009 Southwest Club Championship Prizes:

Club Championship:
1st: Trophy
2nd: Trophy
3rd: ChessBook (Kasparov’s Fighting Chess (1993-1998)
4th: T-Shirt

Class A/B (combined):
1st: Trophy
2nd: ChessBook (A Guide to Attacking Chess)
3rd: ChessBook (Learn from the Grand Masters)
4th: ChessBook (107 Great Chess Battles 1939-1945)
5th: T-shirt
6th: T-shirt

Class C:
1st: Trophy
2nd: ChessBook (St. Petersburg 1909)
3rd: T-shirt

Class D:
1st: Trophy
2nd: ChessBook (Rudolf Speilmann Master of Invention)
3rd: T-shirt

Class E:
1st: Trophy
2nd: ChessBook (Multiple Choice Chess II)
3rd: T-shirt

Under 1000/Unrated:
1st: Trophy
2nd: ChessBook (Can You be a Positional Chess Genius)
3rd: ChessBook (Can You be a Tactical Chess Genius)
4th: T-shirt
5th: T-shirt
6th: T-shirt


Tie breaks:
(1) Modified Median
(2) Solkoff
(3) Cumulative
(4) Cumulative of Opposition

Saturday, July 25, 2009

33 rd Annual Green Bay tournament

33rd ANNUAL GREEN BAY OPEN CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP, JULY 25-26, 2009, in Green Bay, Wisconsin (and also a Scholastic Tournament Section, July 25, 2009)

Prizes: Over $1600 Cash, Trophies, & Other Prizes Unconditionally Guaranteed!

1st Place - $375
2nd Place - $210
1900, 1800 each $105
1700, 1600 each $100
1500, 1400 each $95
1300, 1200 each $90
Under 1200/Unrated - $85
Upset prize - $20 System Chess Supplies Gift Certificate
$150 in Best Game Prizes donated by an anonymous donor

See Official Site: http://www.greenbaychess.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=49:2009-annual-green-bay-open-announced&catid=3:newsflash

ADVANCE ENTRIES LIST (7/24/09):


2305 Santarius, Erik
2249 Vaja, Ashish
2200 Ellis, James
2102 Parker, Anthony
2043 Conant, Matt
2038 Veech, John
2012 Borman, Kelly
2000 Endsley, Barry
1980 Schueler, Joseph
1938 Elger, William
1906 Younkle, Doug
1905 Hoffman, Guy
1900 Wagner, John
1898 Gleason, Neil
1884 Parmet, Daniel
1872 Bruch, Robert
1862 Romich, Jeffrey
1846 Sachs, Derek
1837 Nietman, Mike
1788 Grochowski, Andrew
1784 Ulrich, Tommy
1721 Thomas, Tyler
1708 Schmitt, William
1680 Grochowski, Robin
1676 Zimmermann, Troy
1663 Villarreal, Brian
1630 Maes , Thomas
1618 Reese, Jr., Gregory
1609 Delaney, Greg
1598 Jambor, Chadwick
1594 Kudali, Suhas
1589 Williams, Rory
1551 Pahl, Sandra
1550 Gorectke, Andrew
1506 Kosterman, Dennis
1504 Ellyson, Craig
1439 Daven, Jeff
1377 Rasmussen, Ken
1362 Jing, Aaron
1334 Arellano, Pedro
1334 Nickiel, James
1313 Gorectke, Samuel
1307 Mattson, Thomas
1204 Ulrich, Rachel
1200 Williams, Wendell
1188 Reese, Sr., Gregory
1141 Gonzalez, Miguel
1140 Luebbe, Justin
1134 Hanson, Brett
1075 Shi, Tinglin
877 Jambor, Alexander
862 Cunningham, William
639 Witthuhn, Logan
494 Cunningham, Patrick
286 Breuer, Ryan

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

SWCC Schedule Update

An updated schedule will be posted to the club website during the Club Championship.


Thursday events are held at St. James Catholic Church in the lower level of the Parish Center building (immediately in front of the church). The address is 7219 South 27th Street in Franklin. Parking in rear, enter through south door. Hours: 6-11 p.m. Thursday tournament Registration: 6- 6:55 p.m. Games begin at 7 p.m.

Every Thursday, you can either join in the action, or play a friendly game, some skittles, or arrange a match, a tournament, or an extra rated game. Ask a Tournament Director for assistance (Allen Becker, Tom Fogec, Robin Grochowski, or Sheldon Gelbart).


DESCRIPTION OF TOURNAMENTS AND EVENTS:

July 9, 16, 23, 30 & August 6 & 13
6-Round Swiss in One Section. Game/100. USCF Rated. EF: $7 (must be a member to participate). SWCC Membership $10 (can join prior to first round). (Two ½ point byes available in rounds 1 through 5 if requested at least 2-days in advance; no byes available for round 6.) TD is Becker; ATD is Grochowski.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

2009 North Team Tournament

One team from the SWCC: MATE IN FOUR (Becker, Coons, Grochowski, A & R)