Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Next Meeting January 4, 2012

Our next meeting will be January 4th. We will start the January Tournament that night with one round per night on the 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th at a time control of Game\55 with a 10 second increment. Entry fee is $2 with a current USCF membership required.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Third Round Pairings, Second Round Results

Pairings for round three

Dannie       Duy
Khoa         Calvin
George      New Player (Ethirajan)
Roger        Huy
Don           Rithik
Jim            Forrest
John          Rohan

Round Two Results

Duy   1   Roger   0
Khoa  1  Don     0
Huy    0  Dannie  1
Calvin  1 Jim       0
Rithik   1 John     0
Rohan  0 George 1

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Fourth Round Pairings

Duy       Roger
Glen      Dannie
William  Khoa
Huy       Frank
Dave      Jim
Vince     Rohan
John       Don
Thomas  Forrest
George   Calvin

I will have to miss this round due to a family commitment. I will try to leave the pairings sheet and scoresheets at the Library. Last one to leave please email me the results. Thanks.

Monday, September 12, 2011

First Round Results, Second Round Pairings--REVISED

Round One

Herb    1     Don      0
Calvin  0     Duy      1
Brian    1     Glen     0
Huy      0     Dannie  1
Frank   1     Thomas 0
Forrest  1    Vince    0
Khoa     1    Jim       0
George  0    William 1
Roger    1    Rohan   0

Round Two

Frank         Herb
Duy            Forrest
William       Brian
Dannie        Khoa
Dave           Roger
Vince          Glen
Don           Huy
Thomas      Calvin


Requested byes--0.5--George, Jim

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

September Swiss starts Tonight!

We are starting our September Swiss tonight with regristration at 5:30-5:45 pm. 4SS at G\60 with 15 inc, one round per week on the 7th,14th, 21st and 28th. Entry Fee: $2

Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Blitz Tonight, Simul Photos

Tonight is an open G/5 blitz tournament. No entry fee, everyone is eligible to play.

The simul performed by Alexander Balkum was a huge success. I received lots of positive feedback from the players and Alexander did a fine job scoring 20 wins, 6 draws and 1 loss to Vincent. For his victory, Vincent received an autographed board commemorating his win.

Don't forget that this Saturday is an Austin Kids Open in Round Rock at the Springhill Suites. See Nam or Forrest for details and pre-entry. Also see Austin Kids link on right side of this blog.

The winning position from Vincent's game below.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Simul Tonight!

On Wednesday, August 10th at 6:00 pm the Georgetown Chess Club will host National Master Alexander Balkum (US Chess Federation rating 2219) at the Georgetown Public Library (Friends Room) who will perform a simultaneous exhibition of up to 40 boards against all comers. Club members will have priority seating on the first 20 boards with the remainder of spots being available to the general public on a first come basis.  Spectators are welcome.

A simultaneous exhibition is typically performed with the Chess Master playing white against all opponents who are seated at tables forming a rectangle with the Master inside the rectangle moving from board to board. Etiquette dictates that each opponent waits until the Master arrives at the board to play their move, the Master than responds with his move and proceeds on. The players have time to think about their next move until the Master makes his way around the circuit. It is common for the Master to finish such events undefeated although occasionally an ambitious player can secure a win or a draw after a hard fought battle. Usually the event lasts about two hours with many games finishing in less then half that time.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Simul info, August Schedule, July Swiss Final Results

The crosstable for the GCCJuly11Swiss can be found here.

Congratulations to Don for winning the U1500 section with 3.5 points for a clear first and an initial rating of 1551 (you are no longer eligible for the U1500 section). Honorable mention to William for tying for second with Forrest and for gaining 34 points and jumping into Class "D" at 1204.

Congratulations to Anthony and Dannie for tying for first in the Open section with 3.0 points. Anthony gained 25 points to jump into Class "A" at 1810. Dannie had a 60 point rating gain (regular: 1719) and a 125 point(!) rating gain on his QC rating to 1581(P20).

Just a reminder--no meeting on August 3rd (library closed). I'm hoping for an excellent turn-out for our August 10 simul with several players already pre-registered. I'm asking for those that wish to play to contribute $5 towards an honorarium for NM Alexander Balkum (USCF 2219) to thank him for volunteering to come to our club and perform a simultaneous exhibition.

Our August schedule is tenative as follows:

August 10th -- unrated simultaneous exhibition by NM Alexander Balkum--everyone welcome to play.

August 17th -- unrated Blitz tournament Game\5 --free entry-- number of rounds determined by entries--everyone is welcome to play.

August 24th --  unrated Quick Chess tournament Game\15 --free entry-- three round swiss system--everyone is welcome to play.

August 31st -- unrated Action tournament Game\30 --free entry-- two round swiss system in 4 person sections--everyone is welcome to play.

September 7th will be the start of our September Swiss Game\60 inc 15 4-SS Two sections Open and U1500 Entry fee: $2 -- you must be a USCF member to play in this event.

If you're interested in playing chess, August will be a great month to try out our club! Hope to see you at these events.

Finally, for those interested in printing out the article and game from Wednesday's discussion the link can be found here.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Fourth Round Pairings, Third round results

Thomas S. v Forrest


Herb      Dannie
Anthony Frank
Thomas G. Nam
Dang      Emily
Khoa     Calvin

Frank v. WCM Emily


Don      William
Forrest  Anh
George  Rohan
Thomas S.--Bye--1.0

Nam v. Dannie


Herb    .5    Anthony   .5
Dannie  1    Nam         0
Emily    0     Frank       1
Thomas G. 1 Khoa      0
Dang    .5    Calvin      .5


Anh      0   William   1
Rohan   0   Don       1
Thomas S. 0 Forrest 1

William v. Anh

Reminder: No meeting on August 3 and the Simul tenative for August 10th.

My apologies to all those who received a spam. My email has been hacked again. If anyone has any tips on how to prevent this let me know.

Casual Game

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Third Round Pairings, Second Round Results


Herb            Anthony
Dannie         Nam
Emily           Frank
Thomas G.  Khoa
Dang           Calvin


Anh          William
Rohan       Don
Thomas S. Forrest

Frank  0     Herb    1
Anthony 1  Khoa    0
Dannie  .5  Emily    .5
Nam    1    Dang     0
Calvin   .5  Thomas G. .5

William   1  Thomas S.  0
Forrest   .5  Don   .5
George   0   Anh    1
Rohan  Bye--1.0

Just a reminder: The Waco tournament is this Saturday, July 23rd. See Forrest for details.
Also please note that the library will be closed August 1-5th so no meeting on Wednesday, August 3rd.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Revised Pairings Round Two

Open Section

Frank    Herb
Khoa    Dannie
Calvin   Dang

Thomas G.-Rohan  (House Game)


William   Thomas S.
Forrest    Don
George   Anh

Thomas G-Rohan (House Game)

Note: Thomas G. and Rohan will receive 1.0 byes in their respective sections but are paired for a house game. Since we have an odd number of players in each section there should be a house game each week between the players that would otherwise be receiving byes in their section.

Friday, July 8, 2011

2nd Round Pairings

Here are the pairings for round two.

Open section

Thomas G.   Frank
Calvin          Dannie


George      Forrest
Rohan        Don
William      Thomas S.

Looks like we might be able to arrange a simul by a local Austin Master (USCF 2219) for August 10th. If we are going to do this I would like to get firm committments to attend (and play) from our members. I will have a sign-up sheet next Wednesday.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

July Tourneys and August tenative schedule

The start of the lecture series seemed to be well received although we will have to adjust the timing. The interactive lecture lasted from 5:30 to 6:00 as we covered the middlegame attack and final moves of the Steinitz-Von Bardeleben game from Hastings, 1895.

Adding the Under 1500 section seemed popular as well with entries roughly evenly split among the open and u1500 sections.

Next week I will try to start the lecture by 5:15 pm in order to finish by 5:45 pm and let the games begin.

Since we are seeing an influx of new players who are not yet USCF members, we will offer a series of one night events in August with at least one unrated section. Some of the suggestions/options for the 5 Wednesdays in August include Game\5 blitz, Game\15 Quick Chess (rated/unrated--swiss or quads), Game\30 with 4 person sections 2 rounds in one night, variants include a thematic night with all games requiring the first few moves of a specific opening (i.e. Ruy Lopez, Queen's Gambit, etc.). A simul if we can lure/hire an austin master to come to Georgetown. Thomas G. has suggested dividing the club and playing a consultation game, of course this opens up all sorts of possibilities--group consulting, alternating each team member in turn to make one move without communication, candidate move voting, etc.

All suggestions welcome. Email me or add to comments below.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Blitz Results and Lecture Info

The June 29th blitz tourney was well attended for an off week event including three new players. We saw fighting chess over seven rounds with everyone getting some points.

The winner with 7-0 was Herb followed by Dannie and Forrest tied for 2nd with 5 points each.

The July Swiss already has some folks pre-registered and I'm hoping for a good turnout next week. We are adding a short lecture for the next few weeks covering basic checkmates and tactical themes. The lectures will go from 5:30 to 5:45 with tournament games starting shortly thereafter.

I'm hoping to draw some interest from the chess-oriented library patrons for the lectures and from the discussion at the club yesterday will consider some unrated beginners events along side the normal rated tournament. It was also suggested to split the July Swiss into an open event (open to all) and an under 1500 section, for those that would prefer such an option.

Add your ideas, opinions and suggestions by using comments link below.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Blitz event on June 29th!

The GCC will host a round robin blitz unrated tournament on Wednesday, June 29th. Clocks will be set at game/5 with 2 second delay. Everyone is welcome to play, there is no entry fee.

Our July Swiss will start on Wednesday, July 6th.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

4th Round Pairings, 3rd Round Results

4th Round

Herb         Vince
Dang         Calvin
Forrest      Jim
Thomas     Khoa
Dannie      Brian
George     Frank
William     Anh

3rd Round Results

Vince    1   Nam    0
Herb     1  Thomas 0
Calvin   1  Khoa    0
Brian    0   Dang   1
Frank   0   Forrest 1
William 0  Jim       1
George 0  Anthony 1
Emily    1F  Joshua  0F
Anh      0    Dannie 1

Next Wednesday is the last round for this month. I am open to suggestions for the June 29th meeting. We can play an unrated blitz tourney or a rated Quick Chess Game/15 three round (swiss or quads) or a 2 round Game/30 dual rated in 4 person sections by ratings.. No entry fee either way. If you have other ideas let me know (put your ideas in the comments field below) and we can vote on the most popular format at the next meeting.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Round Three Pairings

Round Three Pairings and scores (Revised)

Vince  2.0      Nam     2.0
Herb   1.5      Thomas 1.5
Calvin  1.5      Khoa    1.5
Brian    1.0     Dang     1.5
Frank   1.0     Forrest  1.0
William 1.0     Jim       1.0
George  1.0    Anthony 0.5
Emily    0.5     Joshua   0.5
Anh      0.0     Dannie   0.0

The Library's summer reading program may cause some logistic delays as they finish and  rearrange the room about the time the club starts.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

June Swiss Pairings and round one results

With 19 (now 21!) players entered this is our largest tournament so far this year.

Round One Results

Emily    .5    Herb    .5
Anthony 0   Vince    1
Nam      1    Brian    0
Frank     1   Dannie  0
Calvin    1   William  0
George  0    Jim       1
Thomas .5   Mike    .5
Joshua   0    Dang    1
Forrest   1   Anh      0

Khoa--.5 Bye

Round Two Pairings

Nam         Frank
Vince        Calvin
Jim            Herb
Dang         Anthony
Brian         Forrest
Khoa        Emily

Revised Pairings

William L.    Thomas
Dannie          William M.
Glen             Joshua
Anh              George

Dannie      Thomas
Anh           George
William      Joshua

Mike--withdrew--0.0 bye

Upcoming events--This Saturday, June 5th there is a tournament in Round Rock just a short 10 minutes down I35 from Georgetown. Please see the link (Austin Kids Chess) on the right of your browser.

Next Saturday, June 11 there is a tournament in Waco just an hour north on I35. Please see/contact Forrest for details--flyers available at the club (also check Temple Chess Club link on right of screen).

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

May Results, June Swiss Starts Tomorrow (Wednesday)

Stayin' way too busy but need to get a catch-up blog post out.

Brian v. Duy (to decide the tournament winner)

Congratulations to Brian, winner of the GCC May11 Swiss with 3.5/4.0.

Crosstable for May Swiss is HERE

Our June Swiss starts tomorrow. As usual, it will be a four round swiss system tournament with one round per week at a Game\60 inc 15 time control. Entry Fee is $2. Rounds on June 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd.

Duy v. Vince

Results from May Rounds Two -Four

Duy    1    Vince   0
Anh    0    Brian    1
Khoa  1    Rohan  0
Calvin .5   Forrest .5
William 0  Huy      1
Dang    1  George  0

Byes--Thomas 1, Herb  .5, Dannie  .5

Anh v. William


Duy    1    Herb    0
Brian  1    Huy      0
Khoa  1F Park     0F
Vince  1   Calvin   0
Dang   .5  Thomas .5
George 1  Anh       0

Byes--Dannie, Forrest, William, Rohan--.5

Dang v. George


Brian   1   Duy    0
Herb    1  Khoa  0
Dannie  1  Vince 0
Calvin  .5   Dang .5
Huy      0  Forrest 1
Thomas  1 George 0
Anh       0  William 1
Bye--Rohan  .5

Calvin v. Forrest (Front) William v. Huy in background

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

May Swiss Update

We are off and running in May with 15 players!

Round One

Thomas 0 Duy    1  
Herb   1   Dang      0
Forrest 1  Khoa    0
Vince   1  Anh       0
Rohan  0  Calvin    1
Huy      1  Park      0
George  0 Dannie   1

Brian   Bye--0.5

Round Two (Tenative pairings based on attendance)

Duy       Vince
Calvin    Forrest
Dannie   Huy
Anh       Brian
Khoa     Rohan
Park      Thomas
Dang      George

Herb Bye--0.5

Thursday, April 28, 2011

April Swiss Results

The April Swiss results are in with Herb finishing 4-0 followed at 3-0 by Duy, Khoa and Huy in a three way tie for 2nd. Special mention to Dylan who gained a whopping 84 rating points in this tournament and to Dang who moved up a rating class from D to C.


Fourth Round results

Calvin  0  Herb   1
Vince  0   Duy    1
Khoa   1  Frank  0
Huy     1  Dylan   0
Jim      0   Dang   1
Forrest 1  George 0
Anh     0   Rohan  1

Our May Swiss starts this coming Wednesday, May 4th. We may have a few new players as well as some returning regulars who took some time off. I'm hoping for a big turn-out next Wednesday. The parameters are as usual 4R-SS at a Game\60 inc 15 time control with one round per week on the 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th. Entry fee: $2 (you must be a current US Chess Federation member to play in rated events).

Just another reminder that the Temple Open is this Saturday, April 30th. See details at the Temple Chess Club link on the right side of your screen.

May your games be interesting and your playing be blunder free!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Fourth Round Pairings, Third Round Results

Frank v. Dang

Fourth ound Pairings

Calvin     Herb
Vince      Duy
Khoa      Frank
Huy        Dylan
Jim         Dang
Forrest   George
Anh        Rohan

Huy v. Calvin

Third Round Results

Herb    1    Khoa   0
Duy      1   Frank   0
Dang    0   Vince    1
Huy      .5  Calvin  .5
Anh     0    Jim       1
Dylan   1    Forrest 0
Rohan  0   George  1

Dylan v. Forrest

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Round Two Results, Round Three Pairings

Jim vs. Dylan

Round Two

Duy   0    Herb   1
Frank .5  Huy   .5
Vince  0  Khoa  1
Dylan  1  Jim     0
Calvin  1  Anh  0
Forrest 1  Rohan 0
George 0  Dang 1

Huy vs. Frank

Round Three

Herb      Khoa
Huy        Calvin
Duy       Frank
Dang     Vince
Dylan     Forrest
Anh        Jim
Rohan    George

Vince vs. Khoa

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

April Swiss 14 players strong!

Fourteen Players are currently entered in our April Swiss!

                           Jim and Vince deep in thought

 Round One Results

Jim    0    Duy     1
Herb  1   Forrest  0
Dang  0   Frank   1
Khoa  1  Dylan    0
Rohan 0  Vince    1
Huy     1  George  0

Calvin  1.0 bye
Anh     0.5 bye

                                        George and Huy

Round Two Pairings

Duy        Herb
Frank     Huy
Vince     Khoa
Calvin    Anh
Dylan     Jim
Forrest   Rohan
George   Dang

                                     Frank and Dang

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

April Swiss Starts Tonight

We already have a couple of new players signed up for the tournament tonight.  We are also trending upwards ratings-wise as a club with many of our regulars showing gains of 50-150 ratings points over the last few months.

Tournament details:  4R-SS, Game/60 with 15 sec increment preferred, one round per evening on the 6th, 13th 20th and 27th. EF: $2 (rated event--USCF membership required).

April is bringing showers of chess playing opportunites with an event this Friday, April 8 hosted by ACES. The Casis school is hosting an event by Rocks and Rooks this Saturday, April 9 including an Adult Open Section.The Laredo Open is the weekend of April 16th & 17th with two GMs and an IM already preregistered to play. And the month will be capped off with the Temple Open on April 30th. I highly recommend the Temple Event based on playing in their last tournament. The facilities were great, the players and organizers were extraordinary friendly and helpful. It's important to support local events to encourage continued opportunities for playing and I would love to see as many of our members as possible play in this event on April 30th. Mark it on your calender and make your plans now!

Details are available at the Temple Chess Club website or at Austin Chess Tournaments (both links on right). To make it even easier to register, it's my understanding that Forrest Marler will be playing in the GCC Swiss this month so you might even be able to save a stamp by preregistering with him (I'll have to check with him to see if that's possible).

Looking forward to seeing everyone tonight!

Crosstable of March Swiss here

Thursday, March 17, 2011

3rd Round Results, 4th Round Pairings

Herb   1   Khoa    0
Duy    1    Frank   0
Calvin  1   Dang    0
George 1  Rohan  0
Huy--.5 bye
Collin--1.0 bye

4th Round Pairings

Calvin     Herb
Khoa      Duy
Frank     Huy
Dang      Rohan
Collin     George

Please note that the Temple Chess Club is having a match with the Waco Chess Club this Saturday the 19th. I spoke with those who attended on Wednesday as there are several spots still available if any our our members would like to play this Saturday. If you are interested please contact Forrest Marler for details--his email is in the header of this email and should be easy to identify or see the link to their website listed on the right of your screen.

On the 30th we will have a one night unrated blitz tourney 5 min with 2 sec delay or inc. Depending on turnout I'll try to do an all play all format. No entry fee.

Our April Tournament will begin April 6th--4R-SS, Game/60 with 15 sec increment preferred, one round per evening on the 6th, 13th 20th and 27th. EF: $2 (rated event--USCF membership required)

Monday, March 14, 2011

2nd Round Results, 3rd Round Pairings

Duy    0     Herb    1
Frank  .5    Khoa   .5
Huy    0      Calvin  1
Dang   1     George  0
Rohan  1    Collin    0

Calvin v. Huy

Round Three

Herb      Khoa
Duy        Frank
Rohan     Huy
Calvin     Dang
George   Collin

Thursday, March 3, 2011

March Swiss 1st round results & 2nd round pairings

We're off and running with 11 players in our March Swiss. Welcome to our newest players Mike, George and the Mondeja family.

Huy v. Mike

Below are the 1st round results.

Calvin 0 Duy 1
Herb 1 Dang 0
Collin 0 Frank 1
Khoa 1 Rohan 0
Mike 0 Huy 1
George--0.5 bye

Action Central

Round Two Pairings

Duy Herb
Frank Khoa
Huy Calvin
Dang George
Rohan Collin

Sunday, February 27, 2011

March Swiss Starts This Wednesday!

We will start our March Swiss this Wednesday the 2nd. The tournament will be 4 rounds, one round per Wednesday on the 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 23rd. Entry fee is $2. Time control is Game\60 with a 15 second increment preferred.

Please them me know in advance if you need a bye for round one.

Here are the results of the February Swiss: link

Congratulations to Duy on a perfect 4-0 to win the February Swiss and a gain of 39 rating points to 1850.
Honorable mention to Rohan for finishing in second with 3 points and an astounding gain of 172 rating points to 902.

Hope to see everyone this Wednesday!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Shuffle and Deal Open, third round results, fourth round pairings

Duy      1   Frank    0
Khoa    1   Calvin   0
Roger   1   Dang     0
William 1   Collin     0

Please review these results. Pairings changed on the fly due to some no-shows and bye requests. Email me or add a comment below if you spot an issue.

Round Four

Khoa      Duy
William   Herb
Brian      Rohan
Huy        Calvin
Frank     Roger
Dang      Collin

Georgetown--Temple Club Match

There is a current proposal on the table for a Georgetown\Temple club match to take place this Saturday, February 26th. They have 8 players ready to go, I know it's short notice but if you are interested please let me know asap. The event would be held in Temple beginning at 10 am (till ~ 5 pm) with a game/90 time control, USCF rated, with a break for lunch.

Players would be assigned tables by rating with 2 Temple, 2 Gtown players at each table. You would play two games, one against each opposing club member at your table. The club with the highest point total takes the traveling trophy till next year.

Their line-up is as follows:

Nate       1894
Frank     1836
Dannie  ~1700
Charles   1544
Duane     1456
Forrest    1349
William   1069
Wayne    1067

Our first priority is to see if we have 8 members interested in playing this Saturday and then try to match ratings. There is no entry fee. Your only costs are for your travel and lunch. Anyone who has ever played at our club is eligible to play in this event (and I may be flexible on that if you know a ringer--kidding).

If we can't get this done this Saturday, it could occur down the road a bit, perhaps over the summer. Please call, email, or leave a comment below if you are interested.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

2nd Round Results, Third Round Pairings

Brian   0     Duy    1
Khoa  .5    Herb   .5
William .5  Calvin  .5
Roger   0   Huy     1
Thomas 0F Dang  1F
Rohan  1    Collin  0

Round Three Pairings

Duy      Herb
Calvin   Khoa
Dang     Brian
Huy       Rohan
Collin    William
Thomas  Roger

There has been some discussion of organizing a match with the Temple Chess Club. Would there be any interest from our members?

No details have been worked out but I would imagine it would be a Friday evening or Saturday event, USCF rated, with two games, one white, one black against your opponent. Please add a comment at the comment link below if you would be interested.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

February Swiss 1st round results, 2nd round pairings

Duy     1     Thomas    0
Huy     0     Brian        1
Herb    1    Dang        0
Roger   0   Khoa        1
Calvin   1   Rohan      0


Duy v. Thomas

Round 2 Pairings

Brian      Duy
Khoa     Herb
Frank     Calvin
Roger    Huy
Thomas  Dang


If anyone is interested in entering the tournament you can still join with a 0.5 bye for round one. Please call me immediately 743-8908 so that I can update the pairings.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

January Swiss Results

January Swiss Crosstable here

Round 4 results

Brian  .5   Khoa   .5
Duy    0    Herb     1
Huy    0    Vince   1
Dang  0    Frank   1
Thomas 1 Roger   0
Calvin  .5  Jim      .5

Congratulations to Khoa on winning with 3.5/4.0 and gaining 75 rating points!

Our February Swiss will start on the 2nd. Entry Fee is $2 with rounds beginning at 5:45 on Feb 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd. Time Control is Game\60 (15 second increment preferred but 5 second delay acceptable). If you plan to play but need a bye for round one please let me know asap.

Friday, January 21, 2011

3rd Round Results, 4th Round Pairings

Khoa    1   Vincent  0
Brian    .5   Duy      .5
Frank   0    Herb     1
Thomas 0   Huy      1
Dang     .5  Jim       .5
Roger    .5  Calvin   .5
Collin    1    Rohan   0

Final (Fourth) Round Pairings

Brian (2.0)       Khoa  (3.0)
Duy (2.0)         Herb   (2.0)
Huy  (2.0)        Vincent (2.0)
Dang (1.5)       Frank  (1.5)
Thomas (1.0)   Collin (1.0)
Calvin  (1.0)     Jim (1.0)
Rohan (0.0)      Roger (1.0)

Just a reminder--tournament in Temple tomorrow--see details at Temple Chess Club Link on the right side of this page.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

2nd Round Results, 3rd Round Pairings

Herb     0    Khoa    1
Vince    1   Thomas  0
Jim        0   Duy       1
Roger    0  Brian      1
Calvin    0  Frank     1
Collin    0   Huy       1
Rohan   0   Dang     1

Thomas v. Vince

White        Black
Khoa        Vincent
Brian         Duy
Frank        Herb
Thomas     Huy
Dang         Jim
Roger        Calvin
Collin        Rohan

Just some reminders:  This Saturday there is a tournament being hosted by Nam at the ACES on Pond Springs road near 183 from noon till 6pm. Also The Marble Fall Chess Club is holding an event on Saturday as well. A week from Saturday on January 22nd, the Temple chess club will be hosting an event and on January 29 Rocks and Rooks has a tournament scheduled. Please click the Austin Chess Tournaments link on the right of the screen and view upcoming events for all the details on these events.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

January Swiss Off and Running with 14 Players.

Our January Swiss is in progress with 14 players taking part in the action.

Khoa ponders his next move.

1sr Round Results

Duy     0.5   Calvin   0.5
Huy     0      Herb     1
Frank  0.5   Roger   0.5
Dang   0      Vince     1
Khoa   1      Collin     0
Rohan  0      Thomas  1

Byes--Brian, Jim--0.5

Roger v. Frank

2nd Round Pairings

White       Black
Herb        Khoa
Vince       Thomas
Jim           Duy
Roger       Brian
Calvin       Frank
Collin        Huy
Rohan       Dang

Thomas v. Rohan with Collin looking on

The December Swiss has been rated and the crosstable is here.  Just a couple of reminders--the Austin Chess Club is hosting it's 1st Annual Championship this weekend. The Marble Falls Chess Club has an event Saturday, January 15th, the Temple Chess Club is holding an event Saturday, January 22nd and Rocks & Rooks is hosting a tournament January 29th. Plenty of opportunities to get your game into high gear in the New Year! All the details can be found at the Austin Chess Tournaments site under upcoming events (see link on right side of blog).

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

January Swiss starts on January 5, 2011

Just a reminder that our first tournament of the new year starts on January 5th. We will play one round per evening on Jan. 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th at a time control of Game/60. Entry fee is $2. Please plan to arrive and register by 5:40 pm or email me to enter. Let me know if you need a bye for any round.

If you cannot make the 1st round but wish to play, please email me to enter so I can pair and post the 2nd round as soon as possible. Current US Chess Federation membership is required to enter and play.