Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Nov. 23-25 54th Martz Mem/North Central Open

Holiday Inn-Neenah, 123 E. Wisconsin Ave., Neenah, WI 54956. In 2 Sections, Open: 6SS, Rd. 1&5: G/120 D/5, Others: 45/120, G/60 D/5. EF: $45 if mailed by 11/19. At site, e-mailed or phone entries are $5 more. $$b/45: $300-200-175. A-$160, B-$150, C-$140, D/E/Unr-$120. Rds.: 1-6; 10-5;10-3. Full point first round bye to pre-registered masters. Two half-point Byes available in either section. Novice: 7SS, G/75, D/5, Open to Under 1200 or Unrated. EF: $20 if mailed by 11/19. At site, emailed or phone entries are $5 more. $$GTD: $50-30. Trophies to Top 2, best 900, 800, U800, Unrated. Rds.: 1:15-5, 10-1:30-5, 10-2. ALL: Checks payable to WCA. Reg.: 11:30-12:30 11/23. ENT: Martz/North Central, Mike Selig - Director, 2895 W Fourth St, #B, Appleton, WI 54914-4330, 920-739-7550. INFO: HR: $79 for King sgl or 2-bed dbl. Mention Chess 920-725-8441. WI Chess Tour Event! Fox Valley Mall w/183 stores is 4 miles from the site! NS. Chess Magnet School Junior Grand Prix! A Heritage Event!


Anonymous said...

This is one of the oldest tournaments in Wisconsin. IM Bill Martz passed away at the age of 37. The traveling trophy is one of the most coveted ones!

Anonymous said...

Are there pre-entries?

Robin said...

Pre-entries as of 11/20/12
Alex Betaneli 2331
Barry Endsley 2000
Ramsey Forbush 1942
Guy Hoffman 1917
James Ellis 1907
Michael Nietman 1865
Jeff Pokorski 1773
Robin Grochowski 1747
Robert Bergman 1675
Robert Reinke 1662
Daniel Kaczmarek 1658
Ma, Leo 1615
Greg Delaney 1563
Sandy Pahl 1474
Jacob Bakalinski 1473
Ken Rasmussen 1459
Moulik Mehta 1422
Filipp Shelobolin 1385
Haoyu Cai 1323
Laurel Eihusen 1289
Ryan Breuer 1275
Ross Preus Greene Unr

Roman Bakalinski 1011
Nick Breuer 834
Alex Kaiser 654
Justin Landkau Unr
Adam Cox Unr
Zhanhua Ma Unr

Anonymous said...

Reason why a lot of players don't show up is they ate too much the night before.

Benzo38 said...

[Event "?"]
[Site "Vrnjacka Banja"]
[Date "1973]
[White "Padevsky, N.."]
[Black "Martz, Wiliam"]
[Result "0-1"]

1. e4 Nf6 2. e5 Nd5 3. d4 d6
4. c4 Nb6 5. f4 dxe5 6. fxe5 Nc6 7. Be3 Bf5 8. Nc3 e6 9. Nf3 Qd7 10. Qd2 Be7

11. Be2 f6 12. exf6 Bxf6 13. O-O O-O-O 14. Rad1 Rhf8 15. c5 Nd5 16. Nxd5 Qxd5
17. b4 e5 18. dxe5 Qe4 19. Qc1 Nxe5 20. Nd4 Bg4

21. Rf4 Qg6 22. Bxg4+ Nxg4 23.
c6 Bg5 24. Nf5 Nxe3 25. Rxd8+ Rxd8 26. Qxe3 Qxf5 0-1

Anonymous said...

Rated Results:

Same 1st and 2nd place finishers as at WI State Closed1

Robin said...

Congrats to Alex for winning the event.

Robin said...

It is sad that more Wisconsin chess players did not come to this event. This is a yearly event, and one of the longer (6 rounds) tournaments in the state. It is held every Thanksgiving weekend (Fri-Sun), so I hope more players can plan ahead to come next year.

Alex Betaneli said...

Thanks, Robin. It was a very enjoyable tournament with many thrilling, highly combative games!