Monday, September 20, 2010

3rd Round Results, 4th Round Pairings

Vincent        1    Duy          0
Jonathan      1    Brian        0
Frank          1    John T.     0
Khoa          1F  Kenneth    0F
Byes  Dang 1.0
         Herb  0.5
         Huy   0.5
         Lee   0.5
         Calvin 0.5

Round Four

Duy              Jonathan
Khoa            Frank
Huy              Herb
John T.         Brian
Lee              Dang
Calvin          Kenneth
Vince--Bye 0.5

I will ask once more that if you are not going to attend please let me know as soon as possible so that I can try to re-pair your scheduled opponent or at least save them a trip to the club. Also note that this is a FIVE round tournament with the final round on September 29th.

I'm open to suggestions for October--Quads, Swiss, Quick Chess, Time Controls--please let me know via email or by adding a comment to this blog (see comments section at the bottom). I'm thinking about a 45/45 Quad. This would be 45 minutes with a 45 second increment. A typical 40-60 move game could take 2.5 to 3 hours. It would be regular rated only. Also the idea of starting each meeting with a brief lesson has been requested. I would try to start the lesson by 5:15 and finish between 5:30-5:40 once most of the tournament players had arrived (I'll gauge interest in this by attendance).

Friday, September 10, 2010

2nd Round Results Third Round Pairings REVISED 9/15

Brian v. Calvin (front) Tom v. Jonathan (back)
2nd Round Results

John T.     0F     Duy         1F
Khoa        0       Jonathan 1
Huy          0       Vincent     1
Herb        1        Lee          0
Dang        0        Frank       1
Brian        1        Calvin      0

Kenneth    .5      Duy         .5

Huy v. Vincent

3rd Round Pairings

Jonathan          Duy
Vincent            Herb
Frank              Brian
Kenneth          Khoa
Lee                 John T.  (Revised)
Bye 1.0--Dang         

Requested Bye 0.5--Huy
Requested Bye 0.5--Calvin

Duy v. Kenneth

Please let me know as soon as possible if you aren't going to be able to make the round. It may allow me time to re-pair or found a house player so your opponent can still get a game that evening.

We had a couple of brand new adult players show up last Wednesday along with a returning player who is on the strong end of our club's rating scale. It would be great if the club can continue to attract and keep new players. Keep in mind that October 9th is National Chess Day. Any ideas regarding possible club activities to increase publicity or awareness are welcome.

Vince sent me this link on setting the Chronos Clock with Increment.

Chronos Increment Setting

Special Note: The USCF has announced the 2011 US Senior Open will be in Houston July 18-23rd. The 2011 Junior Open is also in Houston from July 22-24th.

US Senior Open

For those who are 50 plus as of July 18, 2011 it's a great chance to play top flight competition in a relatively small national tournament. The 2010 US Senior Open in Boca Raton, FL had 51 players with 6-8 GMs and IMs leading the way.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

September Swiss Round One Results and Pairings

Duy         1       Brian       0
Johnathan 1      Herb       0
Frank       0      Huy         1
Calvin       0     Khoa       1
Vincent     1     Dang        0

John T.  1.0-bye
Lee       0.5-bye

Round Two Pairings

John T.          Duy
Khoa             Johnathan
Huy               Vince
Herb              Lee
Dang              Frank
Brian              Calvin

Note: Johnathan is tenative for tonight and Brian may be a bit late. Clocks will start no later than 6:00 pm.