Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Sept. 4-6 Rohland Memorial/WI Closed Championship

Sept. 4-6 Rohland Memorial/WI Closed Championship
A State Championship Event! Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel, 3841 E. Washington Ave., Madison, WI 53704. Open to state residents, past champions and students in WI schools. In 3 Sections, Premier*: 6SS, 40/2,SD/1, EF: $38 by 8/31, $45 at site, USCF juniors $5 less. $$b/30: $400-250-200. �A' $175, U1800 $175. Traveling and permanent trophy to winner. $50 Kittsley Upset Prize (1 overall). Reg.: 9/4 10:30-11:30am. Rds.: 12-7; 10-7; 10-3:30. Reserve (U1800)*: 6SS, 40/2,SD/1, Open to 1799 & under. EF: $23 by 8/31, $30 at site, USCF juniors $5 less. $$b/30: $300-150. Trophy to 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 1st �C', 1st �D', 1st U1200, 1st Unr. $50 Kittsley Upset Prize (1overall). Reg.: 9/4 10:30-11:30am. Rds.: 12-7; 10-7; 10-3:30. Junior: 4SS, G/60, Open to under 1800 & under age 19. EF: $16 by 8/31, $23 at site. Prizes: Trophies to top 3 and 1st HS, 1st MS and 1st Elementary. Medals to scores of 3 or more. Reg.: 9/4, 8:15-9:15am. Rds.: 9/4: 9:30-12-2:30-5. ALL: Checks payable to WCA. WCA Membership Mtg 9/5, 3:30pm. ENT: Guy Hoffman, PO Box 259822, Madison, WI 53725, Dennis Kosterman 608-277-0451. INFO: schachfuhrer@hotmail.com. HR: $69 608-244-2481 Mention Chess. NS. NC. W. *Chess Magnet School JGP.

25 comments:

Robin said...

The State Championship is an event not to be missed! Both myself and Andrew will be playing in it again. Hope to see a lot of Wisconsin chess players at the Championship! If I get any pre-entry information, I will post it as it becomes available.

Robin said...

State Champions in the 2000s:
2000 Alex Betaneli
2001 William Williams and Alex Betaneli
2002 William Williams and Yuan Jia Xu
2003 Bryan Lilly and Larry Butler
2004 Bryan Lilly and Yuan Jia Xu
2005 Alex Betaneli
2006 Jeremy Kane and Kelly Borman
2007 Jeremy Kane
2008 Erik Santarius
2009 Erik Santarius and Jeremy Kane

Benzo38 said...

I'll most likley be playing but dont know if I'm gonna play in the open or reserve. Depending if I play all three days or just play the first two and take off on monday.

Anonymous said...

Question of the day

Is it better to have the state championship move around to different cities every year or hold it in the Milwaukee area where most of the players live?

Anonymous said...

It's too bad its not back in the Milwaukee / Waukesha area. I suspect that will lower attendance.

Anonymous said...

Do the 2003 and the 2004 champs even have ratings?

Anonymous said...

I think that the Grochowski's bribed the WCA to have the tourney in Madison so they can see Andrew!!!

Robin said...

I hear nothing; I see nothing; I know nothing!:)

My goal is to win the State Championship!!!

I also hear that Jim Coons is playing, so everyone can start booking up for him!:)

Anonymous said...

Bryan and Yuan are strong experts, Larry is a strong A-class player.

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure what WCA was thinking. Perhaps the 2 fall Madison tournaments are going to happen (there are not on the their website.... but the WCA is so completely worthless), but Milwaukee has lost a number of tournaments. It seems like it's down to just the 2 Hales Corners challenges now.

WCA should had held the tournament in Milwaukee this year.

Anonymous said...

I predict...

that a number of players from last years Closed championship play at the IL Open instead.

Robin said...

At least two masters (Betaneli and Santarius) will be playing.

Anonymous said...

Are you expecting to get any more pre-entries or is Guy being Guy and withholding the info?

Robin said...

I am expecting to get no more pre-entries.

Anonymous said...

Any idea why Guy Hoffman is so against releasing re-entries?

Anonymous said...

Big article on the Labor Day Madness... but no mention of the WI State Championship. Disappointing.

Why? Because it's "closed" - not an open tournament? Why exactly is it a closed tournament? Is the WCA, the organizer, afraid that some out of state players are coming to come and win?
Another legacy issue to get solved (at least last year they finally the time control to sudden death tine control). Perhaps WCA can reconsider at it's annual meeting.

Anonymous said...

You're exactly right. It doesn't make sense for someone who never lived in WI before to be crowned the "Wisconsin State Champion" and there's a lot of other masters, IMs and GMs who can possibly come and win this tournament. Many other states also have their version of a closed championship to determine their state champion.

Anonymous said...

I guess it is possible to open the tournament up to everyone, including players from other states, and then make it clear that whoever the highest finishing player is from Wisconsin would be the official Wisconsin State Champion, regardless of who finishes first in the money.

Andrew said...

In the Reserve U1800 Section there are 3 people with 2 points after two rounds, including Andrew Grochowski and Rodney Draves.

The Open section has a strong group of players, but some upsets, so to speak, are a draw in round one to dethrone Santarius from board 1.

My dad, Robin Grochowski, has half a point after 2 rounds.

Anonymous said...

John Becker vs. Alex Betaneli on Board 1, Round 2; Wild game, Alex had to take a draw by perpetual in order to avoid being mated!

Anonymous said...

Updates?

Anonymous said...

Standings? pairings?

Anonymous said...

Open:
1 E.Santarius: 5/6
2-3 A.Betaneli & W.Ferguson 4.5/6
A Class Prize: Kelly Borman 4/6

Reserve:
1 T.Zhang 5/6

JB said...

Congrats to Robin on reaching Class A!! Also congrats to Wade Christensen on reaching an all-time high rating!!

Robin said...

Congratulations to Erik Santarius for winning the Wisconsin State Championship and again being crowned the State Champion!!

It was a well run and fun tournament!