Monday, July 27, 2015

Sept. 5-7 Marshall Rohland Memorial/WI Closed Championship

A Wisconsin Tour Event! Radisson Hotel, 2040 Airport Dr., Green Bay, WI 54313. HR: $89 single/double, $99 triple, $109 quad, 800-333-3333 or 920-494-7300 (mention chess). Open to WI residents, former champions, and students in WI schools. In 3 sections, Premier: EF $40 by Sep. 2, $45 at site, $5 off for juniors. Comp entry to masters (2200+) if requested and confirmed by Aug. 16. $$b/30: 1st $350 + trophy – 2nd $250 – 3rd $150 - A $100 - U1800 $100. Reserve (U1800): EF $30 by Sep. 2, $35 at site, $5 off for juniors. $$b/20: 1st $150 + trophy, 2nd $100 + trophy, trophies to top C, D, & U1200. U1200: EF $20 by Sep. 2, $25 at site. $$b/10 1st $50, trophies to 1st, 2nd, top U1000, & top unrated. $50 Kittsley Upset Prize for biggest upset (overall). Reg.: Sep. 5 from 10:30-11:30 AM. TC: Premier & Reserve 40/2, SD/1 d5; U1200 G/2 d5. Rds.: Premier & Reserve Sat 12-7, Sun 11-6, Mon 10-3:30; U1200 Sat 12-5, Sun 10-2:30-7. One half-point bye can be requested in advance for any round except the final round. Mail entries (checks payable to Wisconsin Chess Association or WCA) to Dennis J. Kosterman, 28 Singleton Ct., Madison, WI 53711. Info: dennisk@tds.net or 608-770-3133. USCF Junior Grand Prix! A State Championship Event!

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

There is also an Illinois state championship at the same time as this event and they have blitz on sat. night.

Anonymous said...

So IL players can play in IL and WI players can play in WI.

Anonymous said...

We have the "Illinois problem" every year. However, in order to preserve our long time control and 6-round format, we are restricted to holiday weekends, and every one of those has a big Illinois tournament. The only way to avoid competition with Illinois is to move our tournament to a non-holiday weekend, but that means a significantly shorter time control and/or fewer than 6 rounds. If you are in favor of doing that, let a WCA board member know -- most of us will be at the tournament.

Dennis J. Kosterman
Tournament Director and WCA board member

Anonymous said...

Tournament players should play in their home state and show support for the state tournament from which they live and reside. This is the state tournament, so support your state!

Anonymous said...

If you look at the median ratings of both events, WI tournament is always stronger.

Robin said...

Pre-entries as of 9/1/15:

PREMIER:
Martin, Richard R, III 2184
Borman, Kelly L 2071
Shi, Tinglin 1960
Bogenschutz, Tim J 1930
Hoffman, Guy G 1922
Ludwig, Luke 1900
Ellis, James S 1900
Younkle, Douglas R 1900
Prenot, Jonathon D 1877
Forbush, Ramsey F 1873
Nietman, Mike 1800
Jain, Kyle 1720

RESERVE:
Coons, James Jay 1765
Timm, Andrew 1745
Grochowski, Robin J 1698
Bevans, Paul 1690
Corcoran, Benjamin A 1656
Draves, Rodney A 1610
Pillai, Aditya M 1554
Hogg, Alexander 1477
Breuer, Ryan M 1447
Hoffman, Sandra R 1322
Anand, Devesh Kumar 1321
Rasmussen, Kenneth R 1303
Hogg, Neil 1264
Bansal, Ashna 1151
Ballweg, Tim D 1149
Bansal, Dhruv 1132

U1200:
Bhatia, Simran 1130
Taylor, Sophie 1080
Kuehl, Brady William 996
Anand, Divyesh Kumar 620
Balu, Jayanth 469
Kuehl, Hunter Michael 442
Balu, Naveen 439
Ghai, Mansha

Robin said...

Congrats to Scott Haubrich for winning the 2016 State Championship Title. Also congrats to Jim Coons and Eli Baumann for winning the reserve section; and Simran Bhatia for winning the U1200 section.