Thursday, October 29, 2009

October Quad Results

The October Quad results are in. The winners are Herb Baumann (3-0), Jonathan Manion (3-0), Khoa Nguyen (2.5-.5), Emily Nguyen (2.5-.5), and Huy Nguyen (2.5-.5).

Biggest ratings points gainers were Jonathan Manion up 87 points followed by his dad Steve Manion up 86 points. Well Done! Emily Nguyen gained 52 points followed by her father Nam Nguyen who added 42 points and moved up a class from "C" to "B". Herb Baumann improved 35 points and moved up a class from "B" to "A".

Action aplenty in the meat locker atmosphere of the friends room. Temps had to be in the 60s!

The new room is working out as far as space goes but the frigid temps last night were unbearable for some. Just a reminder to bring a jacket to the next meeting as we'll never know what to expect next as the kinks are worked out on the new meeting room and night.

Emily looks like she's all business at the board while Sarah and Dang compete in the background.

The upcoming schedule for the Georgetown Chess Club is as follows:

November 4, 11, 18--November Quads 3-RR, Game/60 EF $1

No official meeting November 25th (day before Thanksgiving)

December 2, 9, 16--December Quads 3-RR, Game/60 EF $1

No Official meetings December 23rd or 30th due to holiday season

January 6, 13, 20, 27--January Swiss 4-SS Game/60 EF $2

Special Note: The USCF in increasing dues from $29 to $34 soon (see Chess Life for details). If you want to renew for 2010 at the lower rate now is the time.

Also note: There is a ChessTournament hosted by two of our members (Nam Nguyen & Jenwei Hsieh) this Saturday the 31st and next Saturday the 7th at the Northwest Family YMCA at 5807 McNeil Drive in Austin (4-SS, 1-5 pm 2 rounds each day, USCF rated, Game/60  EF $5). Please contact Nam Nguyen for details or cell 512-786-9242..

Friday, October 16, 2009

Record Turn-out for October Quads

We had a record 21 members on our first Wedneday night meeting. So far the switch is going well.

Results from Round One (please advise if you spot an incorrect result)

Herb     1    Nam      0
Frank    0    Patrick  1

Anthony 1/2  Jim    1/2
Jonathon 1    Duy     0

Khoa      1    Steve   0
Roger     1    Lee      0

Emily      1    Brad    0
John E.         David        (unplayed)

Sarah     0    Huy     1
Dang      0   John T. 1

Round Two Pairings (October 21st)

Patrick        Herb
Nam           Frank

Duy            Anthony
Jim             Jonathon

Lee            Khoa
Steve         Roger

David        Emily
Brad         John E.

John T.      Sarah
Huy           Dang

Looking forward to seeing everyone next Wednesday!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

September Wrap Up--Wild Night!

Congratulations to Lee Allen for his 2-0 score in the 2SS G/30 (4 player section) with a wild time scrabble ending in the last game against Frank. The resulting 103 point rating gain is rarely seen in a 2 round tournament!

All smiles as John plays Emily (near) while Patrick takes on Lee

Our quick G/15 Quads saw Anthony and Nam (son and father respectively) finish as co-winners after Anthony found a nice bishop pin to turn the tide of the game against his father.

Frank v. John T. (near) and Anthony v. Nam (far)

Remember, no meeting the week of October 5th-9th as the Library is closed for inventory, however, we will be resuming on Wednesday, October 14th in the Friends room which will be the first round of our October G/60 Quads (entry fee $1).