The Southwest Chess Club meets each Thursday night at the Hales Corners Village Hall/Police Station, at 5635 South New Berlin Rd, Hales Corners, WI, downstairs Community Room. Club opens at 6 PM, Tournament Games at 7 PM.
Should be a great tournament. Both myself and Andrew are playing. If we get any pre-registration names, we will post them here.
The names of preregistrations will be good. It is good to have ideas of who is going to play in this. Tell the organizeers to post some stuff.
You just did.
The secret to winning this tournament is probably not to eat too much turkey the day before!! I guess that greatly reduces my chances of winning!:)
I'm organizing the tournament and will post the standings and round pairings on the waukeshachessclub.blogspot.com.I'll post the preregistered players on thanksgiving day. Guy is the chief TD and will send me the info mid week.
Is there compl EF to masters?
The Flyer does not indicate one way or the other whether masters get a compl EF. Perhaps the organizer can answer that question.
My mistake -- the Flyer does indicate that masters get a compl EF.
Players may also take up to two 1/2-point byes.
The organizer reports that there are 15 pre-registered players with one of them being Jim Ellis (2200).
Pre-registrations so far:James Ellis 2200John Veech 2049David Jin 1943John Wagner 1913 Wade Christensen 1780Andrew Grochowski 1761Robin Grochowski 1743Mike Dennis 1738Troy Zimmermann 1703Tom Fogec 1663David Sagunsky 1637 Awonder Liang 1607 Gage Edgar 1595Aaron Jing 1574Dennis Kosterman 1492Sandra Pahl 1438Adream Liang 1368Calin Dumitrescu 1318 Ken Rasmussen 1309Tinglin Shi 1297Fritz Stangler 167
No new masters, experts, or class A players have signed up today. Total of 30 players in this tournament. If anyone is still interested in playing this tournament, I'm willing to give a half point bye or two for today and you may play tomorrow. Please come here tonight to sign up or by 11am tomorrow. Ask for Guy or Ben (262) 506-4203
Round 2 pairing:John Veech - Tom FogecThomas Schneider - David JinNolan Hendrickson - Brady HarderGage Edgar - Robin GrochowskiSandra Pahl - Troy ZimmermanRobert Murphy - Aaron JingBen Corcoran - David SagunskyYury Itskovich - James EllisTinglin Shi - Wade ChristensenAndrew Grochowski - Ken RasmussenKeise Prewitt - Dennis KostermanWilliam Murtaugh - Fritz Stanglertheir are 7 half point byes for this round.
Very odd being at a WI tournment with no Jim Coons! Jim had family commitments so he had to skip this event. Good to see SWCC's own Dave Sagunsky and Tom Fogec playing at a weekend tournament.So far a tough tournment to be a favorite... lots of upsets.It's a nice site, hopefully we'll see a few more players tommorrow. Anyone can still sign up with the 2byes that are allowed.Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!Scott and John
Sorry I'm late for the pairings for the pairings.Last round pairingsGage Edger - John VeechBrady Harder - David JinJohn Wagner - Andrew GrochowskiWade Christensen - Robert MurphyYury Itskovich - Troy ZimmermannSandra Pahl - Aaron JingDavid Sagunsky - Ken RasmussenAwonder Liang - Robin GrochowskiTom Fogec - Adream LiangTinglin Shi - Dennis KostermanCalin Dumitrescu - Charles LandeyFritz Stangler - Isabella Ilchenko
Standings. 51NCO 1 John Veech 4.52 David Jin 43 Gage Edgar 44 James S Ellis 3.55 Andrew R Grochowski 3.56 Brady R Harder 3.57 John Wagner Jr 38 Robert Murphy 39 Nolan R Hendrickson 310 Wade Russell Christensen 311 Mike Dennis 2.512 Troy Joseph Zimmermann 2.513 Thomas George Schneider 2.514 Aaron C Jing 2.515 William Murtaugh 2.516 Yury Itskovich 2.517 Sandra R Pahl 2.518 Kenneth R Rasmussen 2.519 Robin J Grochowski 220 Tom Fogec 221 David L Sagunsky 222 Awonder Liang 223 Adream Liang 224 Benjamin Corcoran 1.525 Dennis J Kosterman 1.526 Calin Dumitrescu 1.527 Tinglin Shi 1.528 Charles Landey 1.529 Isabella Ilchenko 130 Fritz Stangler .531 Keise Prewitt .5
This was a strange tournament indeed. First off, congratulations to John Veech for winning the tournament. I hereby name this tournament “The Ghost Tournament.” Why? There was hardly anyone who showed up. The tournament seemed empty. Only 30 players came. Where was everyone? Where were all the Wisconsin chess players? They probably ate too much of that turkey and could not get out of bed Friday!:) This was a six-round, only two rounds per day, tournament -- not one of those where the brain has to think for three rounds!:) Next, the hotel was also empty -- the hotel seemed like a ghost hotel (other than the Ricelake Hockey team on Friday night). The lobby was empty and dark, no one in the restaurant or bar -- just eerie!!! Anyhow, it was a nice tournament and directed well, and hopefully next year it will have more players. Also, the playing conditions were excellent.
Congrats to John and Brady! Nice tournament for both. ***EVERYONE, PLEASE PLAY THIS SATURDAY: www.wichessacademy.com has all info. NO GHOSTS PLEASE***Robin, Thanksgiving events in WI have not drawn well in the past 15 years or so. NCO was a huge deal when I just came to WI (early 90's), but then attendace declined rapidly and never bounced back. Last time we had more than 100 players was the famous Roman Levit Memorial http://www.uschess.org/msa/XtblMain.php?200111252170.0-10270294(John can look up the winner on his NCO trophy: GM Yury Shulman! sorry John, they engraved his name by mistake there, but the tournament was strong so it's fine). NCO is famous for neat stories.... again, John can see the name Joseph Richards on his trophy, for example: Joe performed like a 2600 player at that event!If you want an event with more people, then the weekend before Thanksgiving is a much better bet in our state.Alex***EVERYONE IS INVITED TO QUICK AND BLITZ CHAMPIONSHIPS THIS SATURDAY***
Large rating gains for Harder, Edgar, and Rasmussen, who all seemed to be playing like masters! Congratulations on your rating gains.
Congratulations to John Veech on another outstanding result. And thanks to Guy Hoffman for his usual excellent directing job. Southwest Chess Club accounted for 8 of the 31 entries. We just like to play chess.
I heard that the prizes were adjusted in a odd way. There was an adjustment for only 30 of 50 showing (since the prize pool was based on 50). There were some prizes reduced by 40%, but some prizes were also added.Is there a TD that can explain the prize pool rules, or is it totally at the discretion of the organizer to change the prizes?
I believe the rule book does cover the redistribution of prizes. However, you need to check with the organizer and director as to why and what they decided pertaining to this particular tournament.
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