Sunday, October 30, 2011

2011 WI Quick/Blitz Championships

2011 Wisconsin State Championship and
2011 Wisconsin Scholastic State Championship (Quick Chess and Blitz)

***Win Two State Titles in One Day***
December 3, 2011 at Fitchburg Recreation Department (5520 Lacy Road, Fitchburg WI)

PRIZES:
SCHOLASTIC EVENTS: 40 quality individual/team trophies (awards are based on age).
OPEN EVENTS: $900 prize fund for each tournament ($1,800 total).

Tournament is not USCF rated.

MORE INFORMATION: contact fitchburgchess@gmail.com with questions.

17 comments:

Chris said...

Allen, if you roll through us all at blitz this Thursday like normal you should go play in this event.

Anonymous said...

Can Allen beat Erik?

Chris said...

I wouldn't think it would be impossible although it may not be likely. But why not give it a shot? Sometimes the magic happens.

Southwest Chess Club said...

Gents, I would love to play in this event, but am distracted this Saturday by another kind of mate. As to whether I can beat Erik, perhaps, but that would be a rare achievement. Erik is a Very fine player. I remember the last time I played him in Blitz, after I made a move, he smiled quizzically, which I took as a sign that I had made a subtle blunder. Of course, I lost that one. Ah, but I'm on a new gradual upsurge in my chess, so stay tuned. -Allen

Anonymous said...

Stamnov plans to come, so Erik will have competition.

Anonymous said...

I would think that Stamnov would be eligible for the money, but not eligible for any title, since he is from Illinois. Can anyone enlighten us?

Chris said...

I would assume you are correct. Erik won the IL Blitz Championship last year but the title went to second place since they were from IL.

Fitchburg Chess said...

All trophies are from WI residents and former champions only.

Chris said...

What time is the blitz at? I work til noon Saturday, but I might come out to at least watch some blitz...

Anonymous said...

From WCA Site:

Open Quick Chess: Open to all. 4SS. G/25 +3/td. EF: $20 (+ $1.80 online convenience fee) received before 11/30 or $30 later. Reg: 8:45-9:30 am. Rds: 10-11-12:45-2. Prizes: $900 b/60. 1st $250, 2nd $150, class prizes of $500 b/ on 5-8 per class.

Open Blitz Chess: Open to all. 5 round double Swiss. G/4 +2/td. EF: $20 (+ $1.80 online convenience fee) received before 11/30 or $30 later. Reg: 2-3 pm. Rds: 3:30-4-4:30-5-5:30. Prizes: $900 b/60. 1st $250+Travelling Trophy, 2nd $150, class prizes of $500 b/ on 5-8 per class.

Scholastic Quick Chess: Open to K-12 students. 4SS. G/25 +3/td. EF: $15 (+ $1.48 online convenience fee) received before 11/30 or $25 later. Reg: 8:45-9:30 am. Rds: 10-11-12:45-2. Prizes: Trophies b/ on grade. The winners in every grade are recognized as State Champions. Top four scorers from the same school are counted towards team awards. Best Elementary, Middle and High schools are recognized as State Champions.

Scholastic Blitz Chess: Open to K-12 students. 5 round double Swiss. G/4 +2/td. EF: $15 (+ $1.48 online convenience fee) received before 11/30 or $25 later. Reg: 2-3 pm. Rds: 3:30-4-4:30-5-5:30. Prizes: Trophies b/ on grade. The winners in every grade are recognized as State Champions. Top four scorers from the same school are counted towards team awards. Best Elementary, Middle and High schools are recognized as State Champions.

Chris said...

Well sweet, that might work!

Anonymous said...

About 40 people for both QUICK and BLITZ(mostly scholastic)

Anonymous said...

Nice tournament to play in. No pressure as far as ratings go, since it is an unrated event. Also a 1-day event, so there is no necessity for any type of overnight accommodations. Come on to Madison on Saturday and play chess all day.

Anonymous said...

So I do not need to be a United States Chess Federation member to play in this tournament - that is neat.

Fitchburg Chess said...

Indeed, some people have commitments for either morning or afternoon, so they can play in one of the events. We hope to see you there!

Chris said...

Had to work a bit late so couldn't make it out.

If anyone has results please post them!

Fitchburg Chess said...

QUICK OPEN

1. Erik Santarius
2. David Jin, Brian Luo, Alexander Velikanov, Mike Holmes (class prize)
Second Class prize: Amol Argarwal

BLITZ OPEN

1. Alex Stamnov (cash only)
2. Erik Santarius (traveling trophy to best WI player)
Class prizes: Mike Nietman, Amol Argarwal

QUICK SCHOLASTIC

Teams:
1. Glenn Stephens Elementary
2. Madison Country Day School
3. Shorewood Elementary

1. Kevin Li
2. Daniel Jing
best 9th: Paul Miner
8th: Lukas Bieneman
6th: Tony Tadepalli
5th: Pranay Dhondi
4th: Ben Yan
3rd: Ernest Lu
2nd: James Rollins
1st: Taiga Goto

BLITZ SCHOLASTIC

1. Noah Pollack
2. Ben Yan
3. Paul Miner
best 8th: Lukas Bieneman
6th: Christopher Taylor
5th: Zander Rossman
4th: Jack Prout
3rd: Ernest Lu
2nd: Callahan Rossman
1st: Alex Prout / Tiaga Goto