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.

22 comments:

Robin said...

Should be a great tournament. Both myself and Andrew are playing. If we get any pre-registration names, we will post them here.

Anonymous said...

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.

Anonymous said...

You just did.

Robin said...

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!:)

Benzo38 said...

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.

alex betaneli said...

Is there compl EF to masters?

Robin said...

The Flyer does not indicate one way or the other whether masters get a compl EF. Perhaps the organizer can answer that question.

Robin said...

My mistake -- the Flyer does indicate that masters get a compl EF.

Robin said...

Players may also take up to two 1/2-point byes.

Robin said...

The organizer reports that there are 15 pre-registered players with one of them being Jim Ellis (2200).

Robin said...

Pre-registrations so far:
James Ellis 2200
John Veech 2049
David Jin 1943
John Wagner 1913
Wade Christensen 1780
Andrew Grochowski 1761
Robin Grochowski 1743
Mike Dennis 1738
Troy Zimmermann 1703
Tom Fogec 1663
David Sagunsky 1637
Awonder Liang 1607
Gage Edgar 1595
Aaron Jing 1574
Dennis Kosterman 1492
Sandra Pahl 1438
Adream Liang 1368
Calin Dumitrescu 1318
Ken Rasmussen 1309
Tinglin Shi 1297
Fritz Stangler 167

Benzo38 said...

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

Benzo38 said...

Round 2 pairing:

John Veech - Tom Fogec
Thomas Schneider - David Jin
Nolan Hendrickson - Brady Harder
Gage Edgar - Robin Grochowski
Sandra Pahl - Troy Zimmerman
Robert Murphy - Aaron Jing
Ben Corcoran - David Sagunsky
Yury Itskovich - James Ellis
Tinglin Shi - Wade Christensen
Andrew Grochowski - Ken Rasmussen
Keise Prewitt - Dennis Kosterman
William Murtaugh - Fritz Stangler
their are 7 half point byes for this round.

Anonymous said...

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

Benzo38 said...

Sorry I'm late for the pairings for the pairings.

Last round pairings
Gage Edger - John Veech
Brady Harder - David Jin
John Wagner - Andrew Grochowski
Wade Christensen - Robert Murphy
Yury Itskovich - Troy Zimmermann
Sandra Pahl - Aaron Jing
David Sagunsky - Ken Rasmussen
Awonder Liang - Robin Grochowski
Tom Fogec - Adream Liang
Tinglin Shi - Dennis Kosterman
Calin Dumitrescu - Charles Landey
Fritz Stangler - Isabella Ilchenko

Benzo38 said...

Standings. 51NCO

1 John Veech 4.5
2 David Jin 4
3 Gage Edgar 4
4 James S Ellis 3.5
5 Andrew R Grochowski 3.5
6 Brady R Harder 3.5
7 John Wagner Jr 3
8 Robert Murphy 3
9 Nolan R Hendrickson 3
10 Wade Russell Christensen 3
11 Mike Dennis 2.5
12 Troy Joseph Zimmermann 2.5
13 Thomas George Schneider 2.5
14 Aaron C Jing 2.5
15 William Murtaugh 2.5
16 Yury Itskovich 2.5
17 Sandra R Pahl 2.5
18 Kenneth R Rasmussen 2.5
19 Robin J Grochowski 2
20 Tom Fogec 2
21 David L Sagunsky 2
22 Awonder Liang 2
23 Adream Liang 2
24 Benjamin Corcoran 1.5
25 Dennis J Kosterman 1.5
26 Calin Dumitrescu 1.5
27 Tinglin Shi 1.5
28 Charles Landey 1.5
29 Isabella Ilchenko 1
30 Fritz Stangler .5
31 Keise Prewitt .5

Robin said...

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.

Alex said...

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***

Robin said...

Large rating gains for Harder, Edgar, and Rasmussen, who all seemed to be playing like masters! Congratulations on your rating gains.

Tom said...

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.

Anonymous said...

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?

Robin said...

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.