Friday, February 01, 2013

Mar. 2 2013 March Madness!

Olympia Resort, 1350 Royale Mile Rd., Oconomowoc, WI 53066. In 4 Sections: (Open, K-12, K-6 & K-3). USCF rated! Four rd swiss, G/60 d/5. Rds.: 10-1-4-7. Reg.: 3/2 8:30-9:30 AM. EF: $15 by 2/28, after 2/28 $18; new members $3 less. Prizes, Open: Donated Books. K-12, K-6, & K-3: Trophies to Top 3 players and Overall best team. All others in K-12, K-6 & K-3 will receive participant medals. ENT: Ben Corcoran, 2711 N. University Dr. #64, Waukesha, WI 53188. Questions: benzochess@chess.com or 262-506-4203. INFO: www.benzochess.com Chess Magnet School Junior Grand Prix! NEW INFO: There is going to be a closed section for experts and masters. (By invitation only)

23 comments:

Chris said...

I will be playing!

Robin said...

I will also be playing.

Anonymous said...

Are any experts and masters signed up?

Robin said...

Information: I have been informed that in this tournament there is going to be a closed section for the experts and masters. This means anybody rated under 2000 will not be able to play in that section. Please call Ben for more details.

Anonymous said...

That's actually not legal. The event is advertised in Chess Life (see below). I will make sure USCF knows and revokes Ben's organizing and directing privileges.

MAR. 2 2013 March Madness!
Olympia Resort, 1350 Royale Mile Rd., Oconomowoc, WI 53066. In 4 Sections: (Open, K-12, K-6 & K-3). USCF rated! Four rd swiss, G/60 d/5. Rds.: 10-1-4-7. Reg.: 3/2 8:30-9:30 AM. EF: $15 by 2/28, after 2/28 $18; new members $3 less. Prizes, Open: Donated Books. K-12, K-6, & K-3: Trophies to Top 3 players and Overall best team. All others in K-12, K-6 & K-3 will receive participant medals. ENT: Ben Corcoran, 2711 N. University Dr. #64, Waukesha, WI 53188. Questions: benzochess@chess.com or 262-506-4203. INFO: www.benzochess.com

Benzo38 said...

To clear the air, the closed section is an invite section only. I did not advertise it because its not a section you can sign up for. I'm currently only inviting Masters and Experts to play in this section. If I have a open spot that hasn't been filled by the end of the registration. Then I will open that spot up to a player that shows the most interest to play with the M/X.

Benzo38 said...

I do apologize to everyone about not having it advertize. I didn't think it would be a big deal to anyone. If I do run this next year. I will then advertize the invited/closed section only. Please feel free to call me if you have any questions.

Chris said...

While I personally have extremely strong feelings about the closed section because it feels like something of a bait and switch, I think that the person who is anonymously threatening Ben is pretty much gutless.

If you have something to say stand up and say it with your name.

Otherwise, go away. The chess community doesn't need you.

Alex Betaneli said...

Indeed, it's pretty strange to threaten a person who is clearly trying to do something good. That being said though, if one states in promotional materials that there is an Open section, then organizing a closed event at the same time creates difficulties. One of the appeals for A class players is the chance to meet stronger players. Imagine a 1900 entering the tournament, booking hotel, clearing the weekend schedule, and showing up only to discover that all the stronger players have their own section! Just spell what you are doing on the official flyer next time.

Of course, I would have been delighted to play in the closed section and NOT face the A class players hungry for rating points! Alas, this date just doesn't work. Good luck to Ben with the event!

Alex

Benzo38 said...

Players that are signed up as of today.
Still looking to fill the last spot in the closed section.

Closed:
Erik Santarious
Anthony Parker
Bill Williams
Allen Becker
Aaron Jing
Jim Kinsman
Troy Zimmermann

Open:
Guy Hoffman
Robin Grochowski
Chris Wainscott
Sandra Pahl

K-12:
Rishith Mereddy
Nicholas Xing
Sai Nagisetty
Sathwik Pattem

K-6:
Harsha Gaddipati
Haasa Gaddipati
Devesh Anand
Jamison Richardt

K-3:
Divyesh Anand
Rocky Mereddy

Anonymous said...

Can Troy do better than one full point bye?

Troy said...

Doubtful lol

Alex Betaneli said...

Troy, maybe you can sign up for a 1/2 point bye as well for the tremendous 1.5 total!

Troy said...

See, at least Alex has the decency to leave a name when insulting me.

Alex Betaneli said...

Just prove the anonymous wrong. :-)

Benzo38 said...

Almost the weekend!

Closed:
Erik Santarious
Anthony Parker
Bill Williams
Allen Becker
Aaron Jing
Jim Kinsman
Troy Zimmermann
Jose Capablanca<----J/k, still looking to fill this spot!

Open:
Guy Hoffman
Lawrence Butler
Robin Grochowski
Chris Wainscott
Sandra Pahl
Steve Etzel
Zachary Chua
Fred Lange
Akshay Iyer

K-12:
Rishith Mereddy
Nicholas Xing
Sai Nagisetty
Sathwik Pattem

K-6:
Harsha Gaddipati
Haasa Gaddipati
Devesh Anand
Jamison Richardt
Daniel Perelman

K-3:
Divyesh Anand
Rocky Mereddy
Hersh Singh
Aradh Kaur
Aditya Gopal

Benzo38 said...

I got an email about a chess player from Shorewood is interested in playing in this tournament but needs a ride. If anyone is interested, please email me.

Chris said...

After not being able to play tonight I am really looking forward to Saturday.

Benzo38 said...

Still looking to fill the last spot for the closed section. I'm going to open that last spot up to the public to battle out for. First you need to be registered in the open section. After Registration has closed (about 9:30) we will have a little bidding contest and the person with the highest bid can fill the last spot in the closed section and will be removed from the open section.

peter said...

That's an ugly idea which is likely to rub a few people the wrong way. I love one day events, but will opt out of this one. That said, I can't complain too loudly about someone organizing a chess tournament. The more the better!

Southwest Chess Club said...

Maybe a better idea is to simply offer the last spot to the highest-rated player in the Open who is interested in playing?

I too love 1-day events, and am thankful to Ben for organizing this one.

-Allen

Benzo38 said...

I guess I could do that too.

Chris said...

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