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.

29 comments:

Robin said...

Who will win the State Championship this year? Will we have a new champion or will Eric repeat? This should be a great tournament over the Labor Day weekend.

Anonymous said...

A few changes this year - no more infinite time control! The time control is now 40/2 SD1 - other changes are it's now in Milwaukee, added a biggest upset prize, and I believe it's a larger prize fund.

Ashish hasn't done the greatest job getting fliers out about the tournament, but it can be seen on the USCF website

Scott

JB said...

Let's get as many SWCC members to play as possible. With so many vastly under-rated young players in our club it's a good opportunity to collect lots of rating points from the State pool. Also good experience to play someone new and not just the same players all the time.

Robin said...

Ashish will have Flyers out soon. In the meantime, you can still send in your early entry fee to him. The address is on the USCF Website. Both myself and Andrew plan to play in this great State event.

Anonymous said...

Can you post the up-to-date WI Tour standings? I have heard that the SWCC players are doing very well.

I can't seem to find any information on the WCA site.

Robin said...

Pre-registered players in the Premier Section.
Name
1 Grochowski, Robin
2 Hoffman, Guy
3 Kane, Jeremy
4 Liang, Yingming
5 Nasuti, Peter
6 Pokorski, Jeffrey
7 Santarius, Erik
8 Strugnell, Neil
9 Veech, John
10 Zhou, Jerry

Robin said...

Pre-registered players in the Reserve section:
Name
1 Breuer, Ryan
2 Brewer, William
3 Connor, Casey
4 Draves, Rodney
5 Grochowski, Andrew
6 Liang, Adream
7 Liang, Awonder
8 Nickell, James
9 Pahl, Sandy
10 Ran, Eric
11 Rasmussen, Ken
12 Sagunsky, David
13 Shi, Tinglin

Robin said...

Pre-registered players in the Scholastic Section:
Name
1 Breuer, Nick
2 Ponnala, Manu
3 Rajendra, Anupama
4 Rajendra, Avinash
5 Ran, Stephanie

Robin said...

Pre-registered in Premier Section. Looks like I am at the bottom of the list.

Santarius, Erik - 2284
Kane, Jeremy - 2172
Hayes, Raymond - 2100
Veech, John - 2032
Borman, Kelly - 2020
Stein, Josiah - 1943
Hoffman, Guy - 1900
Sachs, Derek - 1850
Strugnell, Neil - 1828
Nietman, Mike - 1807
Liang, Yingming - 1782
Nasuti, Peter - 1777
Smith, Jordan - 1747
Zhou, Jerry - 1743
Pokorski, Jeffrey 1729
Grochowski, Robin - 1704

Anonymous said...

Hey Robin - It didn't seem to matter where you were on the list when you had your very good competitive tournament up in Green Bay

Robin said...

You are correct! I hope to have another competitive tournament this coming weekend.

Robin said...

Premier Section additions:
Parker, Anthony - 2117
Cardenas, David - 1926

Robin said...

Players in Reserve Section by rating:
No. Name Rate
1 Christensen, Wade 1785
2 Grochowski, Andrew 1753
3 Kane, Jon 1723
4 Nickell, James 1693
5 Conner, Casey 1656
6 Sagunsky, David 1619
7 Draves, Rodney 1600
8 Pahl, Sandy 1511
9 Liang, Awonder 1510
10 Brewer, William 1378
11 Rasmussen, Ken 1326
12 Suri, Shiva 1305
13 Jambor, Alex 1279
14 Liang, Adream 1278
15 Shi, Tinglin 1249
16 Daychapatormwan, Jeeradech1131
17 Breuer, Ryan 283
18 Ran, Eric

Robin said...

Players in Scholastic Section:

No. Name Rate
1 Kulkarni, Pranav 1366
2 Gaddameedi. Vilas 1309
3 Jambor, Alex 1279
4 James, Nikhil 1022
5 Raykov, Maxim 941
6 Loomer, Xavier 937
7 Kalicheti, Pranav 928
8 Azbel, Joseph 834
9 Rajendra, Avinash 762
10 Li, Brian 755
11 Boyland, Peter 738
12 Ponnala, Manu 703
13 Veeramani, Balaji 458
14 Breuer, Nicholas 394
15 Hegelmeyer, Jason 366
16 Veeramani, Harish 356
17 Krueger, Christian 307
18 Rajendra, Anupama 167
19 Chakilam, Nish
20 Hegelmeyer, William
21 Ran, Stephanie

JB said...

I'll be registering on-site. Anyone else?

Anonymous said...

Tommy S and Troy Z are both going to play in the Open Section.

Sorry Robin you are no longer the bottom seed :)

Scott

Anonymous said...

It's been a bad tournament to be the favorite in the open section... lots of upsets so far.

Round 2 is still going on.

Santarius, Kane have 2 points; Parker and Richards were still playing when we left.

Scott

Anonymous said...

Round 3 is underway:

Santarius (2) v Parker (2)
Veech (2) v Kane (2)
Hayes (1.5) v Liang, Will (2)
Cardenas (1.5) v Becker, John (1.5)
Wagner (1.5) v Paitrick (1)

Ivan said...

Predictions
1-0 Santarius (2) v Parker (2)
1/2 Kane Veech (2) v Kane (2)
0-1 Hayes (1.5) v Liang, Will (2)
1-0 Cardenas (1.5) v Becker, John (1.5)
0-1 Wagner (1.5) v Paitrick (1)

Who did Paitrick lose to?

Anonymous said...

Last round (6) pairings

Veech (4) v Santarius (4.5)
Kane (4.5) v Liang (4)

Tom said...

In the final round in the Reserve Section, Andrew Grochowski executed a "smother mate" against Dave Sagunsky !! A thing of beauty !!

Anonymous said...

Did it involve a Sagunsky knight?

Robin said...

No, but it did involve Andrew's knight. Queen to b1+, rook takes on b1, and the knight to f2 mate!! Congratulations! You do not see those very often.

Also, Andrew wins the Reserve Section on tie breaks. Again, congratulations!

Great tournament!!!

Robin said...

Yes, the king was on h1 in that mate!

My last game went 6 hours and it ended up drawn. I played Jerry Zhou. We played an endgame where I had bishop and two pawns versus rook and one pawn. Great game also!

Robin said...

I guess I should clarify. It was late last night. Queen to g1+, white rook captures on g1 (king was on h1, and black knight was on h3), and then black knight to f2++ (mate).

Robin said...

Congratulations to Erik Santarius and Jeremy Kane for winning the Premier Section.

Robin said...

Congratulations to Yingming Liang for an outstanding tournament, losing only to the two co-champions and acquiring a 110 rating point gain!

Robin said...

And a big congratulations to Jeremy Kane for becoming Wisconsin's newest master!!!

Robin said...

Jason Wagner, who won the traveling trophy in the Reserve Section last year, needs to return the trophy to the WCA so it can be awarded to this year's winner.

If anyone knows where Jason Wagner is, please have him get in touch with the WCA or myself.

Thanks.