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.

56 comments:

Tom said...

A Master and 3 Experts have indicated that they are likely to play in this event.

Robin said...

I see another strong tournament here. Hope to see many players on Thursday!

Mark Seghers said...

see you tonite
Mark, Reid, Evan

Anonymous said...

What are the next pairings??

Anonymous said...

Who was the master that came?

Anonymous said...

Bill Williams is the master

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know the results of the 1st round?

Robin said...

Open Section Results:

Grochowski,A (1754) v Williams (2200) -- 1/2
Hayes (2100) v Schneider (1677) 0-1
Fogec (1663) v Waller (2090) 0-1
Veech (2031) v Sagunsky (1600) 1-0
Hildeman (1542) v Becker (2020) 0-1
Fricano (1958) v Seghers,E (1512) 1-0
Demler (1482) v Munoz (1817) -- 1/2
Coons (1810) v Joanchim (1466) 1-0

Robin said...

Reserve Section Results:

Derby (1196) v Itskovich (1453) 0-1
Gaddameeda (1450) v Seghers,M (1007) 1-0
Synowicz (940) v McKee (1354) 0-1
Seghers,R (1345) v Powalisz (Unr) 1-0
Markowski (Unr) v Mohammed (1344) 0-1
Patteson-Sumwalt (1160) v Bepar (663) 1-0

Robin said...

First round byes:
Open Section: Grochowski, R 1/2-point
Reserve Section: Neumann 1/2-point

Second round bye:
Fogec 1/2-point

If you still would like to join the tournament, I can give you a 1/2-point bye for the first round. So let me know if you want to play!!

Tom said...

Tentative Pairings for Round Two

Open Section:

Waller(1.0,2090)-Fricano(1.0,1958)
Coons(1.0,1810)-Veech(1.0,2031)
Becker(1.0,2020)-Schneider(1.0,1677
Williams(0.5,2200)-Robin G(0.5,1735
Munoz(0.5,1817)-Andrew G(0.5,1754)
Hayes(0.0,2100)-Demler(0.5,1482)
Sagunsky(0.0,1600)-Seghers(0.0,1512
Joachim(0.0,1466)-Hildeman(0.0,1542

Tom said...

Tentative Pairings for Round Two

Reserve Section:

Itskovich/1.0,1453-Reid S./1.0,1345
Mohammed/1.0,1344-Gaddameedi/1.0,1450
McKee/1.0,1354-Patterson-Sumwalt/1.0/1160
Neumann/0.5,1245-Derby/0.0,1196
Mark S./0.0,1007-Markowski/0.0,UNR
Powalisz/0.0,UNR-Synowicz/0.0,940
Bepar--To Be Determined

Anonymous said...

Predictions:
Waller-Fricano 1-0
Coons-Veech 1/2-1/2
Becker-Schneider 1-0
Williams-R Grochowski 1/2-1/2
Munoz- A Grochowski 1-0
Hayes- Demler 1-0
Sagunsky- Seghers 0-1
Joachim- Hildeman 0-1

John R. Becker said...

Prediction:

Anonymous 0 - 1 Anybody

Anonymous said...

Those are actually accurate predictions if you knew the players well enough.

Anonymous said...

Bill Williams is just at the SWCC to give the SWCC players some free rating upgrades right?

Anonymous said...

Which Becker came? Allen or John?

Robin said...

Bill Williams is a great chess master and a fine gentleman. I am honored to be playing him. The pairings have changed. They are still tentative until we play on Thursday. Below are the new pairings for the Open Section.

101. ___ Waller, Matthew Wi (1.0,2090) ___ Fricano, Paul Roya (1.0,1958)

102. ___ Coons, James J (1.0,1810) ___ Veech, John (1.0,2031)

103. ___ Becker, Allen J (1.0,2020) ___ Schneider, Thomas (1.0,1677)

104. ___ Williams, William (0.5,2200) ___ Grochowski, Robin (0.5,1735)

105. ___ Pokorski, Jeffrey (0.5,1711) ___ Grochowski, Andrew (0.5,1754)

106. ___ Hayes, Raymond C (0.0,2100) ___ Demler, John A (0.5,1482)

107. ___ Sagunsky, David L (0.0,1600) ___ Seghers, Evan Char (0.0,1512)

108. ___ Joachim, Peter Jam (0.0,1466) ___ Hildeman, Jonathan (0.0,1542)

Robin said...

As far as which Becker came first, that is a tough one. I believe they are also close in age as well as rating.

Allen Becker said...

I arrived in Wisconsin in January 1999 and immediately joined SWCC. Before that, I started my chess in California, in 1971, inspired by Fischer's 6-0's and a rainy Easter vacation.

John R. Becker said...

I just turned 50 this past year. Also learned chess due to Fischermania, a friend taught me the moves in 1973. Within 2 and a half years, I reached 1805 and was twice Milwaukee Junior Champion (Lois Housfeld). Went to UWM at 17 on a soccer scholarship and didn't have time for chess any more. Played again in 1984&85 and reached approx. 2090. Took another 6 years off completely and resumed playing in 1991, rating dropped like a stone to 1913, slowly back up to peak of 2119. Quit again, and with the exception of a couple tnmts. around 2002 never looked at a board again until last year. As my recent results have shown, I have quite a lot of rust to shake off, but hope to again get in good form. My participation is limited due to my work schedule and other activities such as coaching but I hope I can come up with a good game every now and then. Just so you all know that I wasn't always this bad, my scalps have included Tate (draw with Black, his offer), Levit (twice), Penkalski, Williams (when he was really 2300, and no disrespect as he is and was a great player) Breider, Manion, Knutson, Cooper and quite a few other masters. I used to play quite an adventurous style of chess and hope to again as I get back into practice. Anyways, that's all I can think of for now. Happy Chess!

Anonymous said...

You are definitely not bad right now though

Anonymous said...

I luv this, true confessions, so whom is next up to tell all?

John R. Becker said...

Just answering Robin's question. Figured there's some players that might have wondered where this new guy just popped up from. Sorry, I got a little wordy. So Anonymous; what's your story?? (without the usual sarcasm please)

Anonymous said...

A shark named school ate my chess skills.

Robin said...

Open Section Results (Round 2):

Waller v. Fricano 0-1
Coons v. Veech 1/2
Becker v. Schneider 1-0
Williams v. Grochowski,R 1-0
Pokorski v. Grochowski,A 0-1
Hayes v. Demler 1-0
Sagunsky v. Hildeman 1-0

Robin said...

Open Section Round 3 (tentative) pairings, always subject to change until game time.

Fricano(2.0,1958) v Becker(2.0,2020)
Williams(1.5,2200) v Coons(1.5,1810)
Veech(1.5,2031) v Grochowski,A(1.5,1754)
Munoz(1.0,1817) v Hayes(1.0,2100)
Schneider(1.0,1677) v Waller(1.0,2090)
Grochowski,R(0.5,1735) v Sagunsky(1.0,1600)
Seghers(0.5,1512) v Pokorski(0.5,1711)
Demler(0.5,1482) v Fogec(0.5,1663)

Robin said...

Reserve Section Round 3 (tentative) pairings, always subject to change until game time.

Gaddameedi(2.0,1450) v Itskovich(2.0,1453)
Seghers,R(1.0,1345) v Mckee(2.0,1354)
Patterson-Sumwalt(1.0,1160) v Mohammed(1.0,1344)
Derby(1.0,1196) v Powalisz(1.0,nnnn)
Seghers,M(1.0,1007) v Neumann(0.5,1245)
Synowicz(0.0,940) v Vootkur(0.5,647)
Markowski(0.0,nnnn) v Bepar, Naisha (0.0,663)

Anonymous said...

Predictions
Fricano(2.0,1958) v Becker(2.0,2020)0-1
Williams(1.5,2200) v Coons(1.5,1810)1/2-1/2
Veech(1.5,2031) v Grochowski,A(1.5,1754)1/2-1/2
Munoz(1.0,1817) v Hayes(1.0,2100)1-0
Schneider(1.0,1677) v Waller(1.0,2090)0-1
Grochowski,R(0.5,1735) v Sagunsky(1.0,1600)1-0
Seghers(0.5,1512) v Pokorski(0.5,1711)0-1
Demler(0.5,1482) v Fogec(0.5,1663)0-1

Anonymous said...

What were the
results ???????????????????????????????

Southwest Chess Club said...

Robin will post the results, but here's what I remember:

Fricano 0-1 Becker
Williams 1-0 Coons
Veech 1-0 Grochowski, A
Munoz 1-0 Hayes
Schneider, T 1-0 Pokorski

Robin said...

The results of the Open Section:
Fricano 0-1 Becker
Williams 1-0 Coons
Veech 1-0 Grochowski, A
Munoz 1-0 Hayes
Schneider, T 1-0 Sagunsky
Seghers 0-1 Pokorski
Grochowski,R 1/2-1/2 Fogec

Robin said...

Tentative Round 4 Pairings (Open Section):

Becker(3.0,2020) v Williams(2.5,2200)
Munoz(2.0,1817) v Veech(2.5,2031)
Schneider(2.0,1677) v Fricano(2.0,1958)
Pokorski(1.5,1711) v Coons(1.5,1810)
Grochowski,A(1.5,1754) v Demler(1.5,1482)
Joachim(1.5,1466) v Grochowski,R(1.0,1735)
Sagunsky(1.0,1600) v Fogec(1.0,1663)
Hildeman(0.5,1542) v Seghers(0.5,1512)

Robin said...

Tentative Round 4 Pairings (Reserve Section):

Powalisz(2.0,nnnn) v Gaddameedi(2.0,1450)
McKee(2.0,1354) v Neumann(1.5,1245)
Mohammed(2.0,1344) v Seghers,R(2.0,1345)
Derby(1.0,1196) v Seghers,M(1.0,1007)
Vootkur,S(1.0,647) v Patterson-Sumwalt(1.0,1160)
Synowicz(0.5,940) v Markowski(1.0,nnnn)
Bepar(0.0,663) v Vootkur,M (house player)

Anonymous said...

Breaking news from Florida

Sasha got to play his 1st GM at the Turkey Bowl in Fort Lauderdale and he drew!!

Congrats Sasha and go get them at the rest of the tournament!!

Anonymous said...

Congrats to John and Sasha on a combined 8 point rating gain! (No sarcasm intended.)

Anonymous said...

Good for the two phenoms. Meanwhile, back at the Halloween Spook Swiss.

Anonymous said...

Prediction
Becker-Williams 1-0
Munoz-Veech 0-1
Schneider-Fricano 1/2-1/2
Pokorski-Coons 1/2-1/2
Grochowski,A-Demler 1-0
Joachim-Grochowski,R 0-1
Sagunsky-Fogec 0-1
Hildeman-Seghers 0-1

peter said...

Prediction:

The arc of the treasure deceived by Achilles,
the quadrangle known to the procreators.
The invention will be known by the Royal deed;
a corpse seen hanging in the sight of the populace.

Anonymous said...

That is sure a wierd chess quote from Peter. What is the meaning and where did it come from?

Anonymous said...

it's from the 7th century quatrain of Nostradamus - maybe simply a comment on the "predictions" appearing on this blog - Molly Schneider

troy said...
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Anonymous said...

Nostradomus's predictions were too wide, I studied it in social studies and they can happen on a lot of people.

Anonymous said...

Any results from last night?

Anonymous said...

Some Results
Becker-Williams 0-1
Munoz-Veech 0-1
Schneider-Fricano unk
Pokorski-Coons 1/2
Grochowski,A-Demler 1-0
Joachim-Grochowski,R 1/2
Sagunsky-Fogec 1-0
Hildeman-Seghers unk

Anonymous said...

Add to that....

Schneider/Fricano 1-0
Hildeman/Seghers 1-0

Anonymous said...

Accurate predictions....yeah right ("if you knew the players well enough") next time flip a coin.

Robin said...

Congratulations in the Open Section to Bill Williams and John Veech, who share first place with 3.5 points.

Congratulation in the Reserve Section to Yury Itskovich, Conor McKee, Gary Powalisz and Reid Seghers, who share first place with 3.0 points.

I will send out a separate e-mail (to each section) next week detailing the prizes for the sections.

Again, congratulations.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on A Class for Andrew!

Tom said...

Andrew's climb has been steady and his play is genuinely Class A in strength. Also he is a Class A young man.

Anonymous said...

Congrats Andrew!

Anonymous said...

Celebrations always have an end.

Anonymous said...

What is that supposed to mean?!

Anonymous said...

the blog for this "halloween spook swiss" has been more than a bit spooky - I'm a little worried about what the "holiday hootenanny" blog will bring -

Anonymous said...

Anonymous, why are you so negative about everything? You never have anything good to say about anyone or anything so we would all appreciate it if you kept your miserable musings and personality to yourself. Either that or get some professional help. This club is for fun and mutual support. There is enough crap in this world to drag people down by accident, you don't really need to do it on purpose. It doesn't make you look clever in the least.

Robin said...

I really do not feel there are any negative comments here, so let's all try to be a little more upbeat.

I believe the post about this tournament being a little bit spooky was posted with some humor in mind and not with any negative thoughts in mind.

The post about all celebrations having to end is true about most things, so I am not really sure why it was posted.

Anyhow, as with e-mail, sometimes it is difficult to actually know the intent of a blog post -- someone's attempt at humor might seem like negative comments to another and vice-versa.

So let's all try to be socialable and enjoy the upcoming holidays and chess tournament that are ahead of us.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!