Tuesday, January 04, 2011

46th Northeastern Open Chess Championship

January 29-30, 2011 at the Holiday Inn, 123 East Wisconsin Avenue, Neenah, Wisconsin. Registration on site 1/29, 9:00-9:30 a.m. TD Mike Selig (phone: 920-739-7550), 2895 "B" W. Fourth St., Appleton, WI 54914. 5-round Swiss in two sections (Open and U1500). Open entry $39.00, Reserve $18 (both $6 more after January 24.

9 comments:

Robin said...

Time control for this tournament is 35 moves in 90 minutes, followed by SD 1-hour.

Robin said...

Weather in Neenah for the weekend: Highs on Saturday in the 20s and lows in the single digits with a chance of snow showers at times. On Sunday highs in the low teens (Brrrr!) with single digit lows, again, but partially sunny. Looks like no large snow storms in the forecast right now. Of course, chess weather inside will be perfect!:)

Tom said...

Southwest Chess Club members that we know will be participating are: Robin and Andrew Grochowski, Jim Coons, Jeff Pokorski and Tom Fogec. If we hear of other pre-entries we will post them here.

Robin said...

The Northeastern has in past years drawn fairly large numbers in terms of participation (especially so for Wisconsin chess tournaments). So it will be fascinating to see what the numbers are this year after taking a year off and not having been played in 2010. If anyone is playing up in Neenah, please chime in on the Blog and let us know. Any masters heading up to Neenah for the weekend? Anyhow, I know it will be a nice tournament, and I hope to see everyone up in Neenah.

Anonymous said...

A little history of Neenah: Neenah was named for the Winnebago word for "water" or "running water" by Governor James Duane Doty. The area was first designated an industrial and agricultural mission to the Menominee Indians in 1835, and early settlement by Americans of European descent began a few years later, stimulated in large part by the proximity of the area to the Fox River.

Anonymous said...

Arrived at hotel, suspicious characters lurking around lobby, saw no chess sets.

Chris Wainscott said...

I had originally planned on going to Dekalb to play in the Last Saturday in Dekalb event, but came to Neenah instead.

When confronted with a choice to spend time in either WI or IL that's a pretty easy choice! :O)

JB said...

Congrats to Jeff Pokorski on a great performance!! Clear third place and highest rating yet!

Anonymous said...

Beating Hongkai Pan is especially impressive!