Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Joe Crothers Memorial – Southwest Chess Club Championship

July 14, 21, 28, August 4, 11 & 18


FINAL RESULTS --- 
congratulations to Jerry Zhou, 2011 Club Champ! 


All prizewinners are listed, with final standings, in the comments section of this post.


The winners of the Southwest Chess Club Championship have been:
Newton Berry 1993
Sheldon Gelbart 1994, 1995
Mark Sokolowski 1996, 1997, 1999
David Van Scyoc 1998 ,2002
William Wenz 2000
Isaac Gabrilovich 2001
Allen Becker 2003, 2006, 2007
Robert Murphy 2004
Kenneth Bastin 2005
Anthony Parker 2008
John Becker 2009
Matt Waller 2010
Jerry Zhou 2011 

44 comments:

Robin said...

Come on out and play some chess, and see if you can get your name on the champions list! Early registration is encouraged and helpful. Thanks. See everybody on Thursday!

Robin said...

Play will start at 7:00 p.m., so if you will be a few minutes late, please call ahead for registration.

Tom said...

The David Dathe Best Game Award for this tournament will be in the amount of $10. All players are encouraged to submit legible game scores to the Tournament Director. The winner of the award will be selected by David Dathe.

Anonymous said...

Could you post Rd 2 Pairings?

Anonymous said...

Some people have more points than what is given... for example Jester.

Southwest Chess Club said...

I think those scores count the Round 4 BYES already entered into the software. I'll fix soon. -Allen

Chris said...

Wow, it looks like I may be paired against Coons. At this rate he and I will soon have played more games than Kasparov and Karpov!

Tom said...

Another Caro-Coons coming up maybe ?

Chris said...

Maybe he should play all of Karpov's openings and I'll play Kasparov's. I can see Jim taking the white side of a Najdorf...

Anonymous said...

Pairings out yet??

Anonymous said...

Sure: Kate and William, Elizabeth and Phillip, Charles and Camilla, etc.

Anonymous said...

Bonnie and Clyde, Mickey and Minnie, Adam and Eve.

Chris said...

That's it, I'm playing 1. b4 against Coons. It might be the only thing we haven't played at this point!

Anonymous said...

I think 1.b4 would be an interesting move to spring on Mr. Coons, however, you have now tipped him off and he can prepare for it!

Karpov

Chris said...

Hey Karpov,

Can I borrow that psychic you used against Korchnoi?

Thanks buddy!

Benzo38 said...

Karpov and Kasparov drew again.

My game was a real fight till the last blunder.

Chris said...

I was fortunate to hold that draw against Coons. He was up a pawn most of the game and I was hanging on by a thread.

Tom said...

Chris and Ben, Good games by both of you.

Anonymous said...

Could you please post standings after Round 4?

Anonymous said...

Upset City!!

Benzo38 said...

Tell me if I'm wrong but I should be Black against Allen Becker? I forgot what Becker's plays as white. I hope its not e4 or f4.

Chris said...

Thanks Tom!

Anonymous said...

Hey Ben... Why would you write what you're afraid of on here???

Chris said...

Probably to try to keep Allen from playing 1. d4!

Anonymous said...

I'm guessing if Ben is clever... he is luring Allen!

Southwest Chess Club said...

Now I'm inspired to play 1.d4 vs Ben! However, that pairing is not very likely in Round 5, due to Waller dropping out. Lots of upsets in Round 4, including Andrew Grochowski defeating Allen Becker. Stay tuned for tentative pairings by Monday.

Sneak preview of top 5 boards:
1. ___ Zhou, Jerry Zhexua (3.5,1898) ___ Williams, William (4.0,2200)

2. ___ Mhaskar, Rohan (3.0,1842) ___ Gorectke, Andrew M (3.5,1756)

3. ___ Grochowski, Andrew (3.0,1703) ___ Suri, Shiva (3.0,1670)

4. ___ Schenkel, Daniel E (3.0,1689) ___ Hayes, Raymond C (2.5,2100)

5. ___ Corcoran, Benjamin (2.5,1516) ___ Hildeman, Jonathan (2.5,1715

Anonymous said...

This tournament is a war zone littered with the bodies of the suffering!!

Benzo38 said...

Awonder beat IM Daniel Fernandez in the US Open! I was hoping not to play white this round but I might have to.

Chris said...

Fernandez had an interesting tournament. He draws Nakamura and then loses to Awonder.

So if this was a discussion about college football there would be a number of people who would be saying that we can now definitively prove that Awonder is at least as strong as Nakamura.

Chris said...

And it looks like I may well be playing Robin this round. Seems like that's been happening a lot lately as well...

Anonymous said...

And Robin is difficult to beat!

Nakamura

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Southwest Chess Club said...

Standings after Rd 5

No. Name Rate Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Score

1. Zhou, Jerry Zhexua (9)...1898 W15 W4 D16 W21 W3 4.5
2. Gorectke, Andrew M (14)..1756 -H- W31 W7 W16 W8 4.5

3. Williams, William (1)....2200 W26 W24 W22 W5 L1 4.0
4. Grochowski, Andrew (18)..1703 W41 L1 W34 W6 W11 4.0
5. Schenkel, Daniel E (19)..1689 W43 W8 W6 L3 W17 4.0

6. Becker, Allen J (4)......2010 W12 W19 L5 L4 W26 3.0
7. Wenz, William M (5)......2000 W13 D25 L2 D12 W27 3.0
8. Mhaskar, Rohan (10)......1842 W30 L5 W27 W10 L2 3.0
9. Hildeman, Jonathan (17)..1715 W36 L22 D15 W30 D13 3.0
10. Sagunsky, David L (20)...1682 W37 D17 D21 L8 W28 3.0
11. Suri, Shiva (21).........1670 -H- D34 W18 W25 L4 3.0
12. Demler, John (24)........1585 L6 -X- D24 D7 W25 3.0
13. Corcoran, Benjamin (25)..1516 L7 W38 D19 W23 D9 3.0
14. Dreuth, Adam Willi (27)..1492 -N- -H- -H- W36 W24 3.0
15. Jester, James Will (31)..1333 L1 W41 D9 -H- W34 3.0

16. Waller, Matthew (2)......2133 W27 W18 D1 L2 -U- 2.5
17. Hayes, Raymond C (3).....2100 -H- D10 D25 W28 L5 2.5
18. Pokorski, Jeffrey (12)...1797 W32 L16 L11 D29 W35 2.5
19. Joachim, Peter Jam (16)..1732 W39 L6 D13 -H- D20 2.5
20. Wainscott, Chris (26)....1513 D34 L21 W31 D24 D19 2.5

21. Becker, John R (7).......1996 -H- W20 D10 L1 -U- 2.0
22. Cardenas, David R (8)....1971 W29 W9 L3 -U- -U- 2.0
23. Creed, John Jack (11)....1840 -H- L28 W36 L13 -H- 2.0
24. Coons, James Jay (13)....1772 W33 L3 D12 D20 L14 2.0
25. Grochowski, Robin (15)...1746 W38 D7 D17 L11 L12 2.0
26. Gaddameedi, Vilas (22)...1629 L3 D33 -H- W32 L6 2.0
27. Fogec, Thomas G (23).....1610 L16 W32 L8 W39 L7 2.0
28. Gorectke, Samuel J (29)..1402 -H- W23 -H- L17 L10 2.0
29. Hegelmeyer, John (30)....1368 L22 L36 W33 D18 -H- 2.0
30. Hegelmeyer, John W (32)..1267 L8 W43 -H- L9 -H- 2.0
31. Vadapally, Prahlad (33)..1021 -H- L2 L20 -H- W37 2.0
32. Vootkur, Srikar (34)..... 936 L18 L27 W41 L26 W39 2.0
33. Venkat, Abhyudhaya (35).. 882 L24 D26 L29 W38 -H- 2.0

34. Van Scyoc, David C (6)...1998 D20 D11 L4 D35 L15 1.5
35. Brown, Michael (28)......1415 -N- -H- -H- D34 L18 1.5
36. Vootkur, Manisha (38).... 745 L9 W29 L23 L14 -H- 1.5
37. Burgin, W H (42)......... 378 L10 L42 -H- -X- L31 1.5

38. Hegelmeyer, Jason (36)... 845 L25 L13 -H- L33 -H- 1.0
39. Padala, Abhinav Re (37).. 755 L19 -F- W43 L27 L32 1.0
40. Katta, Nitish Redd (39).. 742 -N- -N- -N- W43 -U- 1.0
41. Punati, Siddartha (40)... 531 L4 L15 L32 -F- -X- 1.0
42. Ramanuja, Mohan (43).....nnnn -U- W37 -U- -U- -U- 1.0

43. Yarlagadda, Saketh (41).. 407 L5 L30 L39 L40 -F- 0.0

Anonymous said...

So if either Zhou or Gorectke win they are the new club champ. But if they draw, and then Williams, Grochowski or Schenkel all win, there are a lot of players tied. I would think that the normal tie break procedures then get applied as the rule book states. Any body know??

Chris said...

So it looks like I finally get to play Pokorski in a slow game. Nice.

Southwest Chess Club said...

Final Standings (prizewinners to be announced soon). Thanks to everyone for playing!

Southwest Chess Club Championship - Joe Crothers Memorial -- SWCC Club ChampionshipCross Table, Page 1

No. Name St Rate Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Score

1. Zhou, Jerry Zhexua (9)...... 1898 W22 W7 D23 W29 W2 W4 5.5

2. Williams, William (1)..... 2200 W17 W14 W30 W3 L1 W7 5.0
3. Schenkel, Daniel E (19)...... 1689 W43 W6 W5 L2 W9 W12 5.0

4. Gorectke, Andrew M (14)...... 1756 -H- W33 W12 W23 W6 L1 4.5

5. Becker, Allen J (4)........
2010 W19 W26 L3 L7 W17 W15 4.0
6. Mhaskar, Rohan (10)........1842 W28 L3 W18 W10 L4 W19 4.0
7. Grochowski, Andrew (18)..... 1703 W41 L1 W24 W5 W16 L2 4.0
8. Corcoran, Benjamin (25)..... 1516 L12 W36 D26 W31 D15 W22 4.0

9. Hayes, Raymond C (3)....... 2100 -H- D10 D25 W32 L3 W26 3.5
10. Sagunsky, David L (20).......1682 W39 D9 D29 L6 W32 D11 3.5
11. Dreuth, Adam Willi (27)....... 1492 -N- -H- -H- W38 W14 D10 3.5

12. Wenz, William M (5).......
2000 W8 D25 L4 D19 W18 L3 3.0
13. Pokorski, Jeffrey (12)....... 1797 W34 L23 L16 D21 W27 D20 3.0
14. Coons, James Jay (13)..... 1772 W35 L2 D19 D20 L11 W32 3.0
15. Hildeman, Jonathan (17)..... 1715 W38 L30 D22 W28 D8 L5 3.0
16. Suri, Shiva (21)....... 1670 -H- D24 W13 W25 L7 -N- 3.0
17. Gaddameedi, Vilas (22)........ WI 1629 L2 D35 -H- W34 L5 -X- 3.0
18. Fogec, Thomas G (23).......... WI 1610 L23 W34 L6 W37 L12 W35 3.0
19. Demler, John (24)............. WI 1585 L5 -X- D14 D12 W25 L6 3.0
20. Wainscott, Chris (26)......... WI 1513 D24 L29 W33 D14 D26 D13 3.0
21. Hegelmeyer, John (30)......... WI 1368 L30 L38 W35 D13 -H- W31 3.0
22. Jester, James Will (31)....... WI 1333 L1 W41 D15 -H- W24 L8 3.0

23. Waller, Matthew (2)........... WI 2133 W18 W13 D1 L4 -U- -U- 2.5
24. Van Scyoc, David C (6)........ WI 1998 D20 D16 L7 D27 L22 W34 2.5
25. Grochowski, Robin (15)........ WI 1746 W36 D12 D9 L16 L19 D28 2.5
26. Joachim, Peter Jam (16)....... WI 1732 W37 L5 D8 -H- D20 L9 2.5
27. Brown, Michael (28)........... WI 1415 -N- -H- -H- D24 L13 W38 2.5
28. Hegelmeyer, John W (32)....... WI 1267 L6 W43 -H- L15 -H- D25 2.5

29. Becker, John R (7)............ WI 1996 -H- W20 D10 L1 -U- -U- 2.0
30. Cardenas, David R (8)......... WI 1971 W21 W15 L2 -U- -U- -U- 2.0
31. Creed, John Jack (11)......... WI 1840 -H- L32 W38 L8 -H- L21 2.0
32. Gorectke, Samuel J (29)....... WI 1402 -H- W31 -H- L9 L10 L14 2.0
33. Vadapally, Prahlad (33)....... WI 1021 -H- L4 L20 -H- W39 -F- 2.0
34. Vootkur, Srikar (34).......... WI 936 L13 L18 W41 L17 W37 L24 2.0
35. Venkat, Abhyudhaya (35)....... WI 882 L14 D17 L21 W36 -H- L18 2.0
36. Hegelmeyer, Jason (36)........ WI 845 L25 L8 -H- L35 -H- W39 2.0
37. Padala, Abhinav Re (37)....... WI 755 L26 -F- W43 L18 L34 -X- 2.0

38. Vootkur, Manisha (38)......... WI 745 L15 W21 L31 L11 -H- L27 1.5
39. Burgin, W H (42).............. WI 378 L10 L42 -H- -X- L33 L36 1.5

40. Katta, Nitish Redd (39)....... WI 742 -N- -N- -N- W43 -U- -U- 1.0
41. Punati, Siddartha (40)........ WI 531 L7 L22 L34 -F- -X- -N- 1.0
42. Ramanuja, Mohan (43).......... GA nnnn -U- W39 -U- -U- -U- -U- 1.0

43. Yarlagadda, Saketh (41)....... WI 407 L3 L28 L37 L40 -F- -F- 0.0

Bud said...

Jerry, congratulations on your winning of the SWCC Club championship match.

And a hearty congratulations to Allen, Robin & Tom; who such a wonderful job with the tournament. The results were in my email box in less than ten hours. Remarkable job!

Well Done!

Robin said...

Congratulations to Jerry Zhou for becoming 2011 Southwest Chess Club Champion!!

John B. said...

Congrats Jerry!!

Tom said...

Congratulations to Jerry on winning the club championship and on achieving an Expert rating in this event !!

Jerry Z. said...

Thanks to all!! I also would like to give special thanks to Allen, Robin and Tom for your excellent job in this tournament.

Daniel said...

Hey Jerry, can you send me the game you played vs. Williams? It looked like you were having a ton of fun there at the end, and I assume it is a interesting game all around! AND congrats on your winning! Well deserved and hard fought as chess should be!

Anyone with a facebook account, feel free to friend!

Jerry Z. said...

Yeah sure Daniel, can you give me your e-mail?

Southwest Chess Club said...

Southwest Chess Club Championship - Joe Crothers Memorial -- SWCC Club Championship Prizes

No. Name Rate Score Prize

1. Zhou, Jerry Zhexua (9)....1898 5.5 1st Place (trophy)

2. Williams, William (1).....2200 5.0 2nd Place (trophy)
3. Schenkel, Daniel E (19)...1689 5.0 3rd Place (trophy)

4. Gorectke, Andrew M (14)...1756 4.5 1st "B" (trophy)

5. Becker, Allen J (4).......2010 4.0
6. Mhaskar, Rohan (10).......1842 4.0 1st "A" (trophy)
7. Grochowski, Andrew (18)...1703 4.0 2nd "B" (t-shirt)
8. Corcoran, Benjamin (25)...1516 4.0 1st "C" (trophy)

9. Hayes, Raymond C (3)......2100 3.5
10. Sagunsky, David L (20)....1682 3.5 3rd "B" (t-shirt)
11. Dreuth, Adam Willi (27)...1492 3.5 2nd "C" (t-shirt)

12. Wenz, William M (5).......2000 3.0
13. Pokorski, Jeffrey (12)....1797 3.0
14. Coons, James Jay (13).....1772 3.0
15. Hildeman, Jonathan (17)...1715 3.0
16. Suri, Shiva (21)..........1670 3.0
17. Gaddameedi, Vilas (22)....1629 3.0
18. Fogec, Thomas G (23)......1610 3.0
19. Demler, John (24).........1585 3.0
20. Wainscott, Chris (26).....1513 3.0
21. Hegelmeyer, John (30).....1368 3.0
22. Jester, James Will (31)...1333 3.0 1st "D" (trophy)

23. Waller, Matthew (2).......2133 2.5
24. Van Scyoc, David C (6)....1998 2.5 2nd "A" (t-shirt)
25. Grochowski, Robin (15)....1746 2.5
26. Joachim, Peter Jam (16)...1732 2.5
27. Brown, Michael (28).......1415 2.5
28. Hegelmeyer, John W (32)...1267 2.5

29. Becker, John R (7)........1996 2.0
30. Cardenas, David R (8).....1971 2.0
31. Creed, John Jack (11).....1840 2.0
32. Gorectke, Samuel J (29)...1402 2.0
33. Vadapally, Prahlad (33)...1021 2.0
34. Vootkur, Srikar (34)...... 936 2.0 1st "U1100" (tophy)
35. Venkat, Abhyudhaya (35)... 882 2.0 2nd "U1100" (t-shirt)
36. Hegelmeyer, Jason (36).... 845 2.0 3rd "U1100" (t-shirt)
37. Padala, Abhinav Re (37)... 755 2.0

38. Vootkur, Manisha (38)..... 745 1.5
39. Burgin, W H (42).......... 378 1.5

40. Katta, Nitish Redd (39)... 742 1.0
41. Punati, Siddartha (40).... 531 1.0
42. Ramanuja, Mohan (43)......nnnn 1.0

43. Yarlagadda, Saketh (41)... 407 0.0