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

28 comments:

Robin said...

This should be a great tournament. Both myself and Andrew will be attending. Hope to see a lot of players up in Green Bay.

Anonymous said...

John and his friends had a great time last year. It's a fun event, one of the few open tournaments. It's a nice hotel and Luke makes it a great event every year.

It should be a big turnout. I've talked to a lot of players who are coming, but who haven't sent in their pre-entries yet.

Hope to see you there!

Scott V

Anonymous said...

Luke told me that Ashish and Erik are also signed up now.


Scott V

Anonymous said...

One last update from Luke - there are now 8 masters and experts signed up to play.

Scott

Anonymous said...

Over 70 players. 1st round underway!


Scott

John Becker said...

Any updates/pairings?

Anonymous said...

The 1st round is complete. The GBO is a pure open tournament, so the 1st round generally went to the big ratings favorites. There was an upset though. Zeeshaun over Coons and unexpected draws Elger v J Zimmerman, Neitman v. Mariano and Schimdt v. Walter.

Round 2 is now underway.

Scott

Anonymous said...

Round 2 is complete. Ratings favorites still mostly holding serve. Notable Upsets
Robin over Younkle
Ulrich (IL) over Connant

Round 3

Ensley v Santarius
Vaja v Cardenas
Wagner v Ellis (IA)
Parker v Parmet (IL)

Scott

PS I apologize to anyone's name I misspelled - still can't read my own scribble!

Anonymous said...

Could anyone give the pairings for round three?

John Becker said...

Any news for those of us stuck at home? Crosstables/pairings?

Anonymous said...

The biggest upset of the tournament (not in ratings points) was Endsley (floored 2000) beating Santarius. Ellis (the 3rd seed)also drew in Round 3. Robin G continues to have a good topurnament with 2.5 /3. It sets up an interesting Round 4.


Veech (3.0)v Vaja (3.0)
Borman (3.0) v Parker (3.0)
Ellis (IA) (2.5) v Endlsey (3.0)
Schuler (2.5) v Wagner (2.5)
Gleason (2.5) v Hoffman (2.5)
Santarius (2.0) v Robin (2.5)

John R. Becker said...

Thanks! Go Robin!

Anonymous said...

Could anyone post the result of the fourth round?

Thank you!

Anonymous said...

The marathon 4th round just ended. The SWCC members pushed their opponents to the max. Robin's game was the last game to complete (Vaja /Veech finished a only a few earlier). The 5th round started a few mintues ago, or about an 1 1/2 later than scheduled (waiting for all the games to finish). Lots of draws on the top boards, with only Parker, Ellis, and Santarius with wins.

5th round

Vaja (3.5) v Parker (4.0)
Ellis (IA) 3.5 v Veech(3.5)
Santarius 3.0 v Gleason (3.0)
Wagner (3.0)v Borman (3.0)
Endsley (3.0) v Coons (3.0)

Anonymous said...

The Vaja Veech game captived a lot of attention in the tournament room with odd positions and Vaja being under time pressure to meet the time controls.

Perhaps John can be convinced to show the game at one the upcoming lectures at the SWCC.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for updating the information.

Anonymous said...

Results??

Southwest Chess Club said...

Robin called to say that he had a 6-hour marathon game against Santarius in Round 4, 203 moves! Erik prevailed in the end, with seconds left. That's the game that delayed Round 5.

Southwest Chess Club said...

Ashish, since you were on Board 1 in the last round, let us know how it turned out against Parker.

Anonymous said...

At least one interesting discussion point came out. With 5 rounds and 72 players, there could have easily been 2 or 3 players with perfect scores. At what point should a TD use accelerated pairings?

Anonymous said...

How about some news? Crosstable available?

Anonymous said...

Could anybody provide the final results?

Robin said...

My game with Eric Santarius was 6 hours and 45 minutes long, and lasted 203 moves. It started as a rook & 3 pawns v. rook and 2 pawns. It ended with rook & 1 pawn v. rook. I probably should have held it, as it is a well known drawn position, and I did hold out some for many moves, however, time pressure finished me. Great game by Eric!

Robin said...

There was also the fatigue factor involved in that long of a game. I was mentally done in and could not focus too much in my final round. That is not too take anything away from my final round opponent, who played very well.

Anonymous said...

Are the final standings available?

Southwest Chess Club said...

http://www.uschess.org/msa/XtblMain.php?200907266051

Scott, thanks for all your on-site reporting over the weekend!

Robin said...

Congratulations to Anthony Parker for winning the tournament.

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