Saturday, October 20, 2012

Oct. 27-28 WCA Veteran’s Tournament/ 2012-2013 Wisconsin Junior Open

Vets: 5SS, G/120, TD/5. Gruenhagen Conference Center, UW-Oshkosh, Corner of High and Osceola St., Oshkosh, WI 54901. Open to Age 21 and over. EF: $20 by 10/23; $25 at site. $$b/40 and 3 per class: $150-90. A - $70; B - $60; C - $50; D - $40; E/Unr - $40. Reg.: 10/27 8:45-9:30 A.M. Rds.: 10:15-2:30-7:15; 10:00-3:00. Held in conjunction with the WI Junior Open but in a separate room. Junior: 2013 Denker/Girls qualifier; Open to youth born after 10/27/1991. In 5 Sections, Open: EF: $16 in advance by 10/23; $21 at site. Prizes: Top 5, Top 3 each 1500, 1400, 1300, 1200, 1100, Under 1100 and Unrated. Girl’s Junior Open: EF: $15 in advance by 10/23; $20 at site. Prizes: Top 3 and top ages 15-16, 13-14, 11-12, 9-10 and Under 9. Reserve (Under 1100 or Unrated): EF: $15 in advance by 10/23; $20 at site. Prizes: Top 5, Top 3 each 900, 800, 700, 600 and Under 600 and top 4 Unrated. Non-Rated Beginner’s Grade 7-12: Open to Grades 7-12. EF: $12 in advance by 10/23; $17 at site. Prizes: Top 5 and top 3 Grade 7-9. Non-Rated Beginner’s Grade K-6: Open to Grades K-6. EF: $11 in advance by 10/23; $16 at site. Prizes: Top 5 and top 3 Grade K-3. ALL: 5SS, G/120; TD/5. Reg.: 10/27 8:45-9:30 A.M. Rds.: 10:15-2:30-7:15; 10:00-3:00. ENT: Mike Nietman, 2 Boca Grande Way, Madison, WI 53719. INFO: Mike Nietman, 608-467-8510 (before 10/26) mike.nietman@charter. net. HR: 920-424-1106 $40 double (dorm room) (Mention Chess). www.wischess.org. NS. NC. W. Chess Magnet School JGP.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Hales Corners Challenge XVI (Oct. 20)

Hales Corners Challenge History:  number of players (open+reserve=total) and the winner(s):
HCC XVI 10/20/2012 (48+35+1=84)  GM FRIEDEL, BOOR, WILLIAMS, A. BECKER
HCC XV.. 4/2012 (56+49=105)  SANTARIUS, BURGESS
HCC XIV. 10/2011 (46+37=83)  SANTARIUS, SAWALANI
HCC XIII.. 4/2011 (57+48=105) FM STAMNOV, MENON, BREIDER, RAGHAVAN
HCC XII.. 10/2010 (41+37=78)  FM BETANELI, HENDRICKSON
HCC XI…  4/2010 (41+37=78)  SANTARIUS
HCC X...  10/2009 (42+34=76)  GM AMANOV
HCC IX... 4/2009 (56+51=107)  GM AMANOV, IM YOUNG, SANTARIUS, KOHLENBERG
HCC VIII.10/2008 (33+32=65)  IM TATE, IM YOUNG, TENNANT, A. BECKER
HCC VII..  4/2008 (22+30=52)  BURGESS, TENNANT, PARKER
HCC VI...10/2007 (30+32=62)  TENNANT, BREIDER, SANTARIUS
HCC V....  4/2007 (40+22=62)  IM TATE, FM STAMNOV
HCC IV...11/2006 (23+26=49)  FM STAMNOV
HCC III..   4/2006 (28+17=45)  TENNANT
HCC II... 10/2005 (20+18=38)  BURGESS, A. BECKER
HCC I....   4/2005 (34+36=70)  BETANELI  


10 USCF Grand Prix Points
4SS, G/60.

Goddesschess Prizes for Females in Addition to Above Prizes, Open: $40 per win/$20 per draw; Reserve: $20 per win/$10 per draw (and highest-scoring female in each section wins free entry into HCC XVII).

Life Master Sheldon Gelbart was on hand throughout the tournament analyzing games for tournament participants.

Goddesschess-sponsored Best Game prize in Reserve Section, won by Matt Oscarson for his Rd 4 draw vs. Brian MacLeish.

84 Players in two sections;  13 female players (a new HCC record!).

Here are USCF results.

Final Prizewinners:

OPEN SECTION (10 USCF Grand Prix Points):

1st Overall (tie):

GM Josh Friedel
NM Carl Boor
NM Bill Williams
NM Allen Becker

A Class (tie):
Rohan Mhaskar, Rachel Ulrich

B Class (tie):
Jeff Pokorski, David Sagunsky, Natanel Monosov

Rachel Ulrich wins Goddesschess Prize of free entry into Open Section of  Hales Corners Challenge XVII (April 13, 2013)


RESERVE SECTION:

1st Place

Dean Sydlewski

2nd Place/"D" (tie):
Brian MacLeish, Gary Wright, Vanisa Sycocie, Anne Ulrich, Chris Schultz, Sarfarez Mohammed

E and below (tie):

Roman Bakalinsky, Matt Oscarson, Limin An

Anne Ulrich wins Goddesschess Prize of free entry into Reserve Section of  Hales Corners Challenge XVII (April 13, 2013)


Some photos:







Record-breaking attendance by female chessplayers (4 in Open, 9 in Reserve):

Round 4, Boards 1-4: