Friday, October 15, 2010

Hales Corners Challenge XII - Saturday, October 16, 2010


Hales Corners Challenge XII
USCF Grand Prix Points: 10. October 16, 2010.

USCF Results

Excellent turnout of 78 (=2nd-highest attendance ever!)

Winners in Open:
FM Betaneli and Hendrickson, Tie for 1st
Aranovich, Cardenas and C. Mckinney, Tie for Class A
Pokorski, Class B

Winners in Reserve:
Padilla, MacLeish and Adream Liang, Tie for 1st
Lund, Class D
Murali, Class E

Winners of free Goddesschess entry into HCC XIII:
Shira Evans and Sandra Pahl

Winners from Goddesschess:
Evans, Pahl, Murali, Alba-Jimenez S., Huang J., Huang A., Huang S.


Several photos from the event:

Andrew Grochowski vs NM Bill Williams:

Alena Huang and Jan Newton:

 Gary Aranovich and NM Jon Burgess:
 FM Betaneli looking at Jim Coons vs Erik Santarius
 Jon Breider and Shira Evans:
 Shira Evans;
 next photo is Robert Murphy vs Chrisopher McKinney:
 Tournament co-winner Nolan Hendrickson facing Matt Waller.  Nolan has gained 86 rating point in his last two tournaments!
 Wisconsin's #1-ranked player, Ruslan Ahundov, with Joseph Hernandez and Erik Santarius in the background.
 Shira Evans vs Derek Sachs:




4SS, G/60. 2 Sections: Open & Reserve (under 1600). Crowne Plaza
Milwaukee Airport Hotel—6401 S. 13th Street (near airport). EF: $35-
Open, $25-Reserve, both $5 more after 10/13. Comp EF for USCF 2200+, contact
TD for details. $$ Open=1st-$325 (guaranteed), 2nd-$175 (guaranteed), A-$100, B
& Below-$75; $$ Reserve =1st-$100, 2nd-$75, D-$50, E & Below-$40.


Reg: 8:30-9:30, Rds: 10-1-3:30-6. Ent: Payable to SWCC, c/o Allen
Becker, 6105 Thorncrest Drive, Greendale, WI 53129 (allenbecker@wi.rr.com).
QUESTIONS TO: TD Tom Fogec, 414-405-4207 (cell)

Online flier:  http://home.roadrunner.com/~swcc/HC%20Challenge%20XII.pdf.  

Some event highlights:
1. Life Master Sheldon Gelbart was on hand throughout the tournament to analyze games for tournament participants.
2. Goddesschess once again generously sponsored prizes for female chess players. 

History:  number of players (open+reserve=total) and the winner(s):


HCC XII.. 10/2010 (41+37=78) FM BETANELI, HENDRICKSON
HCC XI…04/2010 (41+37=78) SANTARIUS
HCC X...  10/2009 (42+34=76) GM AMANOV
HCC IX... 04/2009 (56+51=107)GM AMANOV, IM YOUNG, SANTARIUS, KOHLENBERG
HCC VIII.10/2008 (33+32=65) IM TATE, IM YOUNG, TENNANT, A. BECKER
HCC VII..04/2008 (22+30=52) BURGESS, TENNANT, PARKER
HCC VI...10/2007 (30+32=62) TENNANT, BREIDER, SANTARIUS
HCC V....04/2007 (40+22=62) IM TATE, FM STAMNOV
HCC IV...11/2006 (23+26=49) FM STAMNOV
HCC III.. 04/2006 (28+17=45) TENNANT
HCC II... 10/2005 (20+18=38) BURGESS, A. BECKER
HCC I.... 04/2005 (34+36=70) BETANELI 

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow, are the guys allowed to wear skirts so they can claim some of those great female prizes. Looks like someone just wants to give away a lot of money to the girls. How about another sponsor for the boys, like perhaps godchess.

Jan said...

Wear a skirt, darling anonymous, and maybe you'll win a prize. Otherwise, suck it up and play chess. Big boys don't whine, BTW.

Jan Newton
goddesschess.com

Anonymous said...

any registered players yet? masters?

Tom said...

FIDE Master Alex Betaneli and National Masters Erik Santarius and Bill Williams have all indicated they will participate

Anonymous said...

National Master Steve Tennant needs a ride to our tournament and back home. His phone is 708-403-5153. If you can help Steve out, please give him a call. Thanks.

Southwest Chess Club

Robin said...

History: number of players (open+reserve) and the winner(s):
HCC XI…04/2010 (41+37=78) SANTARIUS
HCC X...10/2009 (42+34=80) AMANOV
HCC IX...04/2009 (56+51=107)AMANOV,YOUNG,SANTARIUS,KOHLENBERG
HCC VIII.10/2008 (33+32=65) TATE,YOUNG,TENNANT,BECKER
HCC VII..04/2008 (22+30=52) BURGESS,TENNANT,PARKER
HCC VI...10/2007 (30+32=62) TENNANT, BREIDER,SANTARIUS
HCC V....04/2007 (40+22=62) TATE,STAMNOV
HCC IV...11/2006 (23+26=49) STAMNOV
HCC III..04/2006 (28+17=45) TENNANT
HCC II...10/2005 (20+18=38) BURGESS,BECKER
HCC I....04/2005 (34+36=70) BETANELI

Jan said...

Hey, Skirt Anonymous, I may be playing - my first tournament ever - and I'm bringing a couple of friends. I won't be wearing a skirt but I will be wearing a bra. I look like someone's grandma - well, sort of. I've got the skin of a 20 year old. Maybe we'll be paired against each other in the U-1600. I'll be coming in with zero rating. Let me know who you are... Bwwwwwwaaaaaahhhhhhh....

Jan Newton
www.Goddesschess.com
www.goddesschess.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

I would like to play, but need a ride to Milwaukee Saturday morning and back to Madison Saturday evening? Does anyone know anyone who can spot me from Madison?

-Ben Smail

Anonymous said...

Many years ago, I roamed the land
I'll always lend the weak a helping hand
I am a soldier, know me by my arms
I trust the Lord to keep me from all harm

A title of respect precedes my name
I'd rather die than have to suffer shame
In stories and a game I live today
Do you know who I am? Guess away!

Anonymous said...

Haha well I don't know if that is aimed at me or not, but judging by the title of respect, you must be an NM, FM, IM, GM, M.D, J.D, PH.D., or something along those lines.

However, we are clearly different. Whereas you are old and roamed the land many years ago, I am young, have no titles, no dignity, and unlike you I do not trust the Lord to keep me out of harm's way.

Despite this though, I am hardly "weak", I can make it to HC just fine by myself if I choose to spend rental car fees.

-Ben Smail

JB said...

What in the world are you guys talking about???

Robin said...

I believe the answer is a knight. I think it was just an attempt at some chess humor and not directed toward anyone in particular.

Anonymous said...

where is nicole from racine? i do not see her name on the lists.

Anonymous said...

She moved to a suburb near Dallas.

-Matt Waller

Robin said...

It was probably the result of Cubs results this past season -- she just could not take it anymore! Hopefully she may fly in Friday night from Dallas so she can enter the tournament on Saturday.

nicole said...

Wish everyone the best. Wish i could be there again.

Anonymous said...

Great turnout, 78 players ties our 2nd-best turnout ever!

AEB said...

Once again a fine tournament that was superbly directed. Just a few minor things out of your control, otherwise the HCC XII was close to perfection. Thanks again to Allen, Robin and Tom for another success!

eve_l_doer-goggle said...

Wonderful-logging into my email at 5AM and discover the results of HCC XII in the mailbox. That is what is called 'being on top of it'.

Alex Betaneli said...

Congrats to Nolan on his 3.5/4 tie for first, knocking out top two seeds and gaining 50+ ratings points! By all rights he won the tournament, whereas I merely participated!
Alex

JB said...

Congrats to Nolan and "Bravo" to Alex! Now that's good sportsmanship!

Anonymous said...

Agree

Anonymous said...

I see Sheldon is now listed on the USCF website as the top ranked player in the United States 65 and over.

TenaciousE said...

Once again, the SWCC chess club (and Allen, Robin and Tom specifically) pulled off another fine tournament. The new site is much better than the Four Points, btw. Also nice to see Jan in her first tournament, supporting female participation. I'm already marking my calendar for April 16, 2011.

Anonymous said...

OM = Master of Obvious

Southwest Chess Club said...

See Jan Newton's nice post on her Goddesschess blog:

http://goddesschess.blogspot.com/2010/10/hales-corners-chess-challenge-xii_1549.html

Jan said...

Hi Everyone,

Shira, Crispin and I had a great time at our first Hales Corners Challenge. Crispin is sorry now that he didn't play, but he got lots of work done in the skittles room while he waited for us :) I have many photos from the tournament posted at the Goddesschess blog (www.goddesschess.blogspot.com) and will add a few more this evening. I apologize for not being able to positively identify everyone in the photos. Shira would like to return in April to play in HCCC XIII but we won't know her work schedule until much closer to April, 2011. If she is able to visit me here she will, and if she comes I told her I would bite the bullet once again and play too. But I hope to do better if I play in another HCCC. I'm even going to - gasp - do some studying, exercises, really, starting out very simply, like white to move and checkmate in 1, LOL! I've actually had some success at that - I started during lunch hour today. I read that if I study one hour a day I will be able to improve my rating to 1000, so watch out, world! Now that I can manage to get through a game and actually write down the moves of both players at the same time, the sky is the limit, if only I can get my brain to work.

Abood said...

I see Sheldon is now listed on the USCF website as the top ranked player in the United States 65 and over.