Saturday, July 28, 2012
Thursday, July 26, 2012
OK, I know that Bastille Day is the 14th of July; but there were too many other chess events going on throughout the state. That's where the "en passant" comes in. A chess tournament by any other name is still an excuse for me to drop rating points like a rose loses petals in the fall.
Anyway....Johnny told me he had received great feedback after the "Summer Open" and folks wanted more Saturday tournaments.
Please note that I have restructured the rounds to help the elderly to better endure and allow our out of state players to get home before dark. I have also "tweaked" the Reserve prize money in order to give those players toward the bottom of the rating spectrum a reason to come and do battle. Hopefully everyone now has a realistic chance to take home some loot.
Remember that you can win a norm if you excel!!
As entries are received I will post them here.
Andrew Preston ------ Reserve Johnny Owens ------------Open
Sal Mancuso --------- Reserve Glen O'Banion-------------Open
Stephanie Clayton-----Reserve Dan Franklin---------------Open
Amy Nunn--------------- Open
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Last Tuesday there were 4 players; one - James Ballard drove all the way from Louisville! The meeting was over at 8pm. We will not last long at this rate. I challenge every member to not only attend next weeks meeting, but bring a new member.
Monday, July 23, 2012
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Monday, July 16, 2012
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Saturday, July 14, 2012
I did not play well in the E-town Summer Open. My best game was this draw against Johnny which contained trappy play from both sides. I decided to publish it as that seems to be the only way to generate comments on the web site.
Click on the double arrows, extreme left hand side to reset the board.
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Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Johnny still holds the lead in the Championship qualification, I am 2 points behind, but 3.5 points ahead of Joe (who stayed home with Patty on their 30th anniversary - wise decision Joe) while Amy and Ernie have moved into a tie for forth.
Stephanie got revenge for her loss to Sal at the E-town Summer Open. And both plan on renewing their fight for bragging rights at the Bastille Day En Passant Tournament.
Congrats to Amy, the big rating points winner, for moving back into the "C" category.
Click here to see the entire X-table.
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Sunday, July 1, 2012
24 players decided to play an indoor sport yesterday and get out of the 100 degree plus temperature! In the end Expert Chris Bush won the open section with 3.5-0.5 and took home $100 for his effort. Randas Burns and Matthew McDonald shared 2nd and 3rd place and each took home $60. And, our very own Rayanne Chatrieux won the under 1700 prize of $45!
In the Reserve section, Austin Bridges went 4-0 and won $60.00 for his efforts. Our club secretary, Amy Nunn took home the prize for 2nd place! I want to Thank everyone for coming out and playing! The USCF rating report can be found here!
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