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).