Sunday, March 01, 2015

Mar. 28 Waukesha Memorial (34th Annual)

A Wisconsin Tour Event! 4SS. G/60 d5. Dual rated. Olympia Resort Hotel, 1350 Royale Mile Rd., Oconomowoc, WI (1-800-558-9573); Exit 282, I-94 and Hwy 67. $$Non-monetary, traveling trophy to First, books for class winners. Open to all. EF: $15 ($10 by 3/27). Reg.: 8:00-9:30. Rds.: 10:00; 1:00; 3:30; 6:00. No state memb. req'd. OSA. Mail entries to: Waukesha CC, 1911 Stardust Dr., Waukesha, WI 53186. Phone Info: Jim Nickell (262) 544-6266. Online info: jnickell@wi.rr.com.

FINAL RESULTS (USCF rating link)

Several photos (and one movie) by Al Buschmann:


















Final seconds of FM Alex Betaneli's Round 4 win on Board 1 over Allen Becker:





15 comments:

Robin said...

Advanced entries as of 3/18/15:
Martin, Richard R., III 2176
Hoffman, Guy G. 1900
Kolb, Scott W. 1794
Grochowski, Robin 1706
Dill, Stuart 1536
Gallenberg, Bob 1523
Hoffman, Sandra R. 1359
Kingstad, Zack J. 1267
Menon, Gauri Swapna 1219
Gaddipati, Harsha 1108
Nagisetty, Sai 1015
Arora, Dakshdeep Unrated

Jim said...

I gave Jim Nickell a check to play
in this tournament on March 11 at
the chess club.
James Rockley

Robin said...

Jim: You need to talk to Jim, as he is sending me the advanced entries to post.

Robin said...

Jim: I only received and posted the regular tournament advanced entries. I have not posted the Rated Beginners Section (U1200), so if you are playing in that section, that might be why you are not listed here.

Jim said...

Yes, I am in the U1200 section.

Anonymous said...

What is so "advanced" about these entries? :-)

Robin said...

Advanced entries as of 3/27/15 (OPEN Section):
Betaneli, Alex 2325
Martin, Richard R., III 2176
Harder, Brady R. 2123
Becker, Allen J. 2118
Breider, Jon P. 2100
Rajendra, Avinash S. 2063
Rajendra, Anupama S. 2002
Morrell, Tom 2030
Hoffman, Guy G. 1900
Wagner, John L., II 1900
Krause, Aaron 1895
Horton, Deon E. 1876
Coons, James J. 1875
Christensen, Wade 1872
Callaghan, R. Stephen 1842
Bruch, Robert M. 1807
Kolb, Scott W. 1794
Kane, Jonathan Michael 1743
Kulkarni, Pranav 1723
Shi, Qingde 1720
Grochowski, Robin 1706
Draves, Rodneyn A. 1702
Pullela, Srirama Sarma V. 1701
Bevans, Paul 1700
Reinke, Robert T. 1695
Corcoran, Benjamin A. 1633
Sagunsky, David L. 1627
Perelman, Daniel Andrew 1598
Wong, Chloe 1589
Hernandez, Joseph J. 1580
Dill, Stuart 1536
Buschmann, Alan E. 1533
Gallenberg, Bob 1523
Hogg, Alexander 1520
Kosterman, Dennis J. 1520
Singh, Aayush Prakash 1473
Chrisman, Micah 1448
Wright, Gary M. 1394
Gill, Govenor 1373
Hoffman, Sandra R. 1359
Pillai, Aditya M. 1358
Shi, Stephen 1298
Arora, Dakshdeep Unrated
Kingstad, Zack J. 1267
Hogg, Neil 1249
Murthy, Avinash 1222
Menon, Gauri Swapna 1219
Ma, Grady 1200
Younkin, Samuel Guy 1152
Gaddipati, Harsha 1108
Nagisetty, Sai 1015

alleenkatze said...

Well attended and managed event again! Special thanks to Charles.Carerros and walking boss Jim Nickell. Congratulations to 2015 tournament co-champions Betaneli, Harder and Rajendra.

Anonymous said...

if by "well managed" you mean starting the first round 45 minutes late, then you are correct

alleenkatze said...

Minor inconvenience for something this large is to be expected. You may not be aware, but there were probably 40 walk on entries that delayed the round and it's much to the TDs credit that the tournament continues to be one of the best attended of WCA tour events. No enough credit is given these folks for their hard work and dedication to Wisconsin Chess. Where else can you have a full day of entertainment for $10?

Anonymous said...

Registration was scheduled to end at 9:30. The idea is to give all people who appear late a 1/2 bye. That's what USCF rulebook clearly states.

Delaying the round by this long may well be a minor inconvenience for people who don't spend more than 10 minutes on their games. For others, this meant essentially no lunch break: good luck driving somewhere and eating in mere 20-25 minutes. This circus continued for all rounds.

Credit goes to the players who like to play chess and don't mind playing for old chess books as prizes. And don't mind that tournament directors can't be bothered to control the noise level (and seem to go out of their way to create noise themselves). This is EASILY the worst run tournament on WCA tour. If you ever played in Green Bay Open, for example, you would know what I mean.

alleenkatze said...

What can I say anonymous? Giving out 20 byes in round one may make sense to you, but as mentioned everyone comes to play. My game went the distance and there was still time to walk to a restaurant and eat before the next round. With a tight schedule you need to plan better it seems.

Anonymous said...

Look at the last "advance entries": there are almost 60 names there and only the Open entries are listed. So, let's not exaggerate: the walk in was a LOT LESS than 40 people and surely NOT everyone appeared at 9:30am. I don't know what you mean by "distance," but if you mean "2 hours" than you had to eat a bag of potato chips for lunch.

Incidentally, I am not saying the tournament was horrible. Just well below your average WCA tour event in terms of organization. I am sure most people had fun.

alleenkatze said...

Results recorded Open=64 and RBO=35 minus your "almost 60 advanced entries" (actually 51 on 03/27 post above in the Open, so there's no count for the RBO) looks like around 40 walk on to me.

Anonymous said...

Sure. And did everyone show up at 9:30am? Even if they did, the right way would have been to close registration as advertised and then pair all late shows against each other.