January 24, 2016.
South Suburban Chess Wars X Glenwood IL
Glenwood Chess Center @1 South Rebecca Street, Tournament will be held at “the Glenwood Chess Center @1 South Rebecca Street, Glenwood Il. 60425. Open to USCF Players in 3 sections: U1250, U1650 & Open (Limited to a Maximum Capacity of 50 players) USCF Membership is required. Memberships are available at site or at www.USChess.org. Players under 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. EF: $15.00, $20.00 after January 22nd.
Time Limits: 4SS, G 45/ d5. RDS: 1st at 9:00 am, then TBA (Pairings will be as soon as possible after a round ends) Lunch Break: After Round 2. Please bring boards, pieces and chess clocks. Prizes: U1250: Trophies 1st- through 3rd place, ribbons 4th and 5th place. U1650: Trophies 1st- through 3rd place, ribbons 4th and 5th place. Open: Trophies 1st- through 3rd place, ribbons 4th and 5th place. (A Case of Pop will also be awarded to the Open 1st place winner) Tie Breaks: Standard Tie Break System. Registration: 1.Email- send Name, USCF#, Expiration Date, Phone Number and Rating to: email@example.com 2. By phone: 708-333-4298 and leave the above information, and E-Mail . Tournament Day Registration and Payments: 8-8:45am. Payments can be made by Cash or Check. Concessions: Snacks and Refreshments will be available. Tournament results are scheduled to be published in the ICA, ISCA, Daily Southtown, Post Tribune and Tinley Park News Websites and or Newspapers. Questions: Dr. Orlan Smith, PhD, 708-333-4298 (Glenwood Chess Club Secretary) Scheduled Chief TD: Len Weber
January 30, 2016. Benjamin Franklin Open – Paducah, KY
4/SS, G/60;d5. MSU Crisp Center, 2nd floor, 4430 Sunset Avenue, Paducah Ky, 42001. Open: EF: $25. Rds.: 9, 12, ASAP thereafter. $300 Guaranteed!! $100-$50. Top U1800-$25. Top U1500-$25. Top U1200-$25. Top U900-$25. Top U600-$25. Top U300-$25. Two 1/2 point byes if declared before round 2. Unrated: EF: $15. Prize 50% Returned EF. Prizes: 1st 25%, 2nd 15%, and 10% of entry fees collected. All: EF $10 more on site. Reg.: 8-8:45. West Kentucky Chess, PMB 166, 3240 Lone Oak Rd, Paducah, KY 42003 or westkychess.com Info: 270-933-8228, firstname.lastname@example.org.
South Suburban Chess Wars X
Submitted by Dr. Orlan Smith, PhD
Jan 25, 2016. On January 24, 2016, the Glenwood Chess Club hosted Chess Wars X. A total of 28 players were in attendance.
Vu Duong drove in from Indianapolis Indiana to “check out” the competition. He scored a respectable 2 out of 4 wins in the U 1250 Division.
Ron Logan won the U 1250 Division with a perfect 4-0 score. The “Great”Joseph Hooks, grabbed 2nd with 3 points on tiebreaks. Zach Warsh also with 3 points took 3rd. Megan Chen won 4th, with 3 points and 5th place with 2 points, went to James Marchert Sr.
Eric Starkman was undefeated 4-0 to take 1st in the U 1650 Division. Kelvin Montgomery scored 2nd with 3 points, only losing to Starkman. Diego Damis won 3rd with 2.5 points. The article’s writer bribed his way to a 4th place tie break win with 2 points and John Ruff took home the 5th place prize.
In the Open Division, Joe Emole took 1st place with 3 points. Richard Zhang came in 2nd with 2.5 points. Eric Luster hammered out 3rd on tiebreak, while Ryan Richardson took 4th with 2 points and Sam Henderson got the 5th place position with 1.5 points.
This tournament was a Special event because it will be submitted to Chess Life with a request for its inclusion in an upcoming issue about the Glenwood Chess Club.
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