Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Jan. 14-15 47th Northeastern Open

A Heritage Event!
SECTIONS: Three: OPEN, RESERVE (U/1500), and NOVICE (U/1000). All are USCF-rated. FORMAT: OPEN and RESERVE: 5/SS, T/C: 35/90, G/60, Rds. at 10-2:30-7:15 and 10-3. One half-point Bye in any Round. Full-point Bye in Rd 1 to players 2100+ if pre-registered. NOVICE: 6/SS, G/60, Rounds at 10:15, 1, 3:30, 6:30 and 10:15, 1:00. Two half-point Byes allowed. PLAYING SITE: Holiday Inn - Neenah, 123 E. Wisconsin Ave., Neenah, WI 54956. PH: 1-920-725-8441. Site has 24-hour pool, exercise/workout rooms, video game area and sports bar. ROOM RATES: $79 for 1-bed King, or 2-bed double. Must mention chess. REGISTRATION: 8:30 - 9:30 on 1/14/12. ENTRY FEES: OPEN = $39, RESERVE = $18, NOVICE = $16. All are $7 more if emailed, phoned-in or mailed after 1/9/12. Checks payable to: Mike Selig - TD. PRIZE FUND: OPEN ($ 1400 b/60) $330, $220, best 1900 - 180, 1800 - 170, 1700 - 160, 1600 - 150, U/1600 - $120, U/1400 - 70. RESERVE: $60 - 40. Trophies to: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, best 1200, 1100, 1000, U/1000, Unrated. NOVICE: $30, Trophies to: 1st, 2nd, best U/800, U/600, Unrated. ADVANCE ENTRIES: 47th NORTHEASTERN OPEN, Mike Selig - Director, 2895 W. Fourth St. Condo "B" Appleton, WI 54914-4330. TD Phone: 920-739-7550. Email: mselig@tds.net. OTHER INFO: Special USCF "Tournament Membership" for players age 24/Under is only $ 7.00. Fox River Mega-Mall - 183 stores - is 4 miles from the site! Chess Magnet School JGP.

50 comments:

Chris said...

I will be there. This was the first tournament I entered when I started playing again earlier this year.

Tom said...

The Northeastern is ALWAYS a good tournament !!!

Anonymous said...

Their Friday night Fish Fry is the best in the country!

Robin said...

The fish fry is great at the hotel. I have had it numerous times.

Benzo38 said...

I'll be signing up very soon for this event!

Chris said...

I'm going to try to make it up there early Friday afternoon...

Anonymous said...

Let us all come out to the first WI event of 2012!
Last year was quite good for WI players:
--A.Parker and A.Velikanov became masters
--A.Jing, D.Sachs, B.Harder, and T.Schneider became experts
--E.Santarius scored a double IM norm
Anything I missed?

Anonymous said...

world champion, uscf expert and FM Awonder Liang!

Anonymous said...

My bad, but I knew there was something big missing! Also, Awonder broke 2100 in 2011!

Chris said...

Now that Dallas isn't going to the playoffs I am officially going to be at this tournament...

Anonymous said...

and swcc club champion new expert Jerry Zhou!

Jerry Z. said...

Woah, I never said that...

Anonymous said...

no Jerry, not just that you were part of the good year for Wisconsin chess

Benzo38 said...

Sad to say but I'll not be able to make it this year!

Robin said...

I have heard that the pre-entries now number 64. However, I do not have a list yet. I will post if if I receive one. See everybody in Neenah.

JB said...

Sorry i will miss this tnmt. Love the Northeastern! Have to play in a soccer tnmt. in Las Vegas instead. Oh well...good luck to all!

Robin said...

They are now up to 81 pre-entries.

Anonymous said...

Hey,Robin,can you post entries? Thanks!

Robin said...

I have not received any pre-entries by name. I have only received numbers.

Benzo38 said...

Hello Everyone!
I did not make it to this tournament but I did make a video and hope you all enjoy it. Either check out my blog at www.benzochess.blogspot.com or
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2j2OKKeKaEw&feature=youtu.be

Chris said...

Once again Mike Selig put on a high class event.

Good job by Mike, Dennis, and Andrew directing.

See everyone there next year!

Robin said...

Congratulations to Betaneli for winning this event.

Gansta said...

Congrats to Betaneli for beating amateurs!

JB said...

Hey Gansta, so when's the last time you beat Alex???

Gansta said...

Never said Alex was an amateur...only those he played.

JB said...

That wasn't the question.

Chris said...

Shouldn't it be Gangsta instead of Gansta?

Gansta said...

No... Gansta is a made up name...Gangsta is actually a word

Gansta said...

No JB, never played Betaneli but I've beaten many great players: Raymond H.,Nolan H.,David J., Aaron J., Awonder L., Thomas U., John V., Williams W., Jerry Z.

Anonymous said...

Woah that's one hell of a list!

JB said...

Very impressive...

Gansta said...

That's right JB... have you drawn half of the people I've beaten??

JB said...

A partial list of those I have beaten,(and at their high ratings, not when they were still a child rated 1500), some more than once and many draws against same opponents.

J. Manion
R. Levit
A. Betaneli
E. Santarius (albeit in the WI Quick championships)
G. Knutson
H. Meifert
J. Cooper
J. Breider
E. Allen
A. Jing
M. LaBudde
C. Thompson
draw vs. D. Penkalski(and wins in non-rated games)
etc. etc.
also a draw with Black against Emory Tate
and simul win against GM Bisguier and simul draw against GM Yermolinsky
..... is that enough for you?

JB said...

oh yeah, also Williams back around '86 or so...

Anonymous said...

There is no comparison... to put it simply, J. Becker is part of Wisconsin chess history. As for Gangta, apparently he is proud of beating amateurs. :-) A.Jing is described as both "amateur" and a "great player" in his posts.

Alex Betaneli said...

John, your list of victims is impressive indeed! With tongue in cheek, I will point out that you beat me when I was an expert high schooler. :-) Your Northeastern win in the 90's when you took down both Roman and Greg on the last day still remains one of the most amazing results!

JB said...

Yes Alex that is correct. I hope you will note that I was merely defending the slight towards you of the original comment that you only beat amateurs. I hasten to add that I should have told him that you can only play who you are paired against, it's not your fault that there wasn't stronger competition. Also, just in jest, you might want to add that we have also had a number of hard-fought draws over the years, including as recently as the 2010 State Championship. True, I haven't won against you recently but you know it will always be an interesting game!

regards, John

JB said...

p.s. Thanks for the kind words Alex, gracious as always! Thanks also to you Anonymous; people forget that there was alot of good chess being played around here for a long time before the current crop of "wunderkinder".

Alex Betaneli said...

John, there is no doubt you are one of the most uncomfortable opponents for me with a 50% out of 6 games. And I suspect if shoot penalty kicks, I will be in minus!

JB said...

Ha ha! that's a good one! LMAO and best wishes to you!

Gansta said...

I mean...you haven't proved any good since you can't draw any I've listed...the past is the past,the present is present.

JB said...

I'm pretty sure I can still hold my own against anyone in Wisconsin. I don't play very often and certainly have studied less in my lifetime than most class B players. I have always just played for fun...and yes, I realize I don't play as imaginatively as I used to, but that's ok, it's not really a great priority of mine. I certainly don't have anything to prove anymore. I just ENJOY playing the game. Try it sometime...

JB said...

P.S. and there isn't anyone on that list that I cannot beat on a good day. They might beat me too, but that's why you play the game!

Anonymous said...

Gansta, Aaron J. on your list and A.Jing on JB's is one and the same... and he has results against Betaneli and Santarius who are currently at the top of Wisconsin

JB said...

So who is this Gansta anyway?

Gansta said...

On a good day eh? I can beat anyone on a good day!!

JB said...

Very easy to say when one is anonymous! C'mon, let everyone know who you are so we can all have a good laugh!

Anonymous said...

there is no player who won rated games against EVERYONE on Gasta's list; not in winsonsin at any rate and it's very unlikely to be an out of state player

JB said...

It figures.... just a troll. I should have known better. :)

Anonymous said...

End of the Gansta!! :D