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December 17, 2016  Owensboro December Open - Kentucky
4SS, G/70; d5, Horizon Place, 2220 E. 18th Street, Owensboro, KY 42303. EF: $25  (No checks at site). Reg: 8:30-9:15, 1st Rd 9:30, others ASAP. PF: (based on 14)  1st $79,  A, B, C, U1400, each $59.  ENT:  Charles Jones, 1916 Sussex Pl., Owensboro, KY 42301. 270-683-5705, cell 270-316-8577.   1 bye if before round 2, NO last round byes. Email: chuckjones33@msn.com .  NS, NC, W.


December 18, 2016 - Glenwood Chess Club -  $10Tournament - Glenwood, IL
Free Entry Fee for Club Members! Sunday,  $10 Tournament. Where: Glenwood Chess Club @ The Blakey Center.  Address: 1 South Rebecca Street Glenwood IL 60425 3 rounds G/45;d5.  EF free for Glenwood Chess Club members and $10.00 for non-members. Cash only at the door. USCF RATED Registration 9-9:45am 1st round 10am 2nd, 3rd, or ASAP. A 4thround could be added at the players’ request.  Please bring chess sets, clocks.  You may register for this event online and become a member at www.glenwoodchessclub.com. Any questions? Email: kennethwindmon@gmail.com

Jan. 7, 2017 –
SCI Individual Regional – Mt. Vernon
ugust 20, 2016 Owensboro August Open - Kentucky 4SS, G/70; d5, Horizon Place, 2220 E. 18th Street, Owensboro, KY 42303. EF: $25 (No checks at site). Reg: 8:30-9:15, 1st Rd 9:30, others ASAP. PF: (based on 14) 1st $105, A, B, C, U1400, each $52.50. ENT: Charles Jones, 1916 Sussex Pl., Owensboro, KY 42301. 270-683-5705, cell 270-316-8577. 1 bye if before round 2, NO last round byes. Email: chuckjones33@msn.com . NS, NC, W. Note: Directions: Follow 18th St. eastward STRAIGHT through the 4-way stop at Veach Rd. and take the next right into Horizon Place. Enter the last door on your right.
 
August 20, 2016 South Suburban Chess Wars XV (Chess Life Celebration Event) - Illinois Glenwood Chess Center @1 South Rebecca Street, Glenwood Il. 60425. (Wheelchair Accessible) Category: Open Tournaments (See ICA/ISCA Listings) Tournament will be held at “the Glenwood Chess Center @1 South Rebecca Street, Glenwood Il. 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 ($5.00 fee) or at www.USChess.org. Players under 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. TD reserves the right to modify sections and tournament format based on # of entrants in a section. TDS also reserves the right to modify pairings in the event of a website program or crash beyond our control. EF: $25.00, $35.00 after August 18th. Entry fee includes Lunch and Unlimited Bottled Water, Snacks and Refreshments. We at the request of the players are adding Hot Tea, and Coffee/Mocha and or Cappuccino to the tournaments amenities! Parents and Chaperones: In appreciation of your Support and Encouragement, we are extending the Unlimited Bottled Water, Tea, Coffee and Snacks and Refreshments to all of you as well! Time Limits: 4SS, G 40/ d5. RDS: 1st at 9:00 am, then TBA (Pairings will be as soon as possible after a round ends) Lunch Break: 12:30 to 1:30 Please bring 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) Division Winners will vie for the Grand Championship Prize Trophy! Special “Bounty Hunter Prizes”: 1. Prize, 2. Award, 3. $5.00, 4. $10.00 Farthest Distance Travelled: An Appreciation Prize will be Awarded (if 50 miles or more) Cash Prize: $100.00 to the Grand Champion (if 30 or more total players) If 40 or more players, $200.00 will be awarded to the Grand Champion! Grand Champion 1st and 2nd Runner Ups will also receive awards. Tie Breaks: Standard Tie Break System. (For Trophy Prizes) Registration: 1.Email- send Name, USCF#, Expiration Date, Phone Number and Rating to: osmithzz@yahoo.com 2. By phone: 708-333-4298 and leave the above information, and E-Mail . 3. Online at www.glenwoodchessclub.com) Tournament Day Registration and Payments: 8-8:45am. Payments can be made by Cash or Check. Concessions: Snacks and Refreshments Complimentary! 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
 
Sunday August 21, 2016 Glenwood Chess Club $10Tournament - Free Entry Fee for Club Members! $10 Tournament. Where: Glenwood Chess Club @ The Blakey Center. Address: 1 South Rebecca Street Glenwood IL 60425 3 rounds G/45;d5. EF free for Glenwood Chess Club members and $10.00 for non-members. Cash only at the door. USCF RATED Registration 9-9:45am 1st round 10am 2nd, 3rd, or ASAP. A 4round could be added at the players’ request. Please bring chess sets, clocks. You may register for this event online and become a member at www.glenwoodchessclub.com Any questions? Email:kennethwindmon@gmail.com
 
South Suburban Chess Wars XV
Aug 21, 2016. On August 20, 2016, the Glenwood Chess Club hosted Chess Wars XV. Richard Zhang, the eventual Open Winner “whupped” the organizer in the first round to win the first and only Bounty Hunter Prize of the day!.

In the U 1650 division, Joseph “the Great” Hooks took 1st place with Richard Lewis and the tournament organizer taking 2nd and 3rd place respectively.
 
In the U1250 Section, Philadelphia PA visitor, Sean Pry took 1st place, followed by James Marchert Sr. (2nd) and Margery Allen 3rd. Mr. Pry also received the award for the farthest distance traveled as well.

As previously mentioned, in the Open Division, Richard Zhang took 1st and Sam (SE) Henderson followed in 2nd and David Yong finished in 3rd place. However, Richard Zhang left without taking his trophy. David Yong likewise left without receiving his prize. Nevertheless, we will hold them until their next tournament visit.
 
Because Richard Zhang left, Sam Henderson was seated into the Grand Championship Playoffs by default! Thus, it was Sam Henderson, Joseph Hooks and Sean Pry for the day’s top prize.
 
In the 1st round, Joseph drew the bye and Henderson and Pry battled in a 5 minute blitz game. Henderson came out ahead in this one and got past the Pennsylvanian! Sean took the 2nd Runner up Ribbon.
 
Then Henderson and Hooks slugged it out for top honor in a 15 minute Quick Chess contest. When the match concluded, it was Henderson who was the Champion of Chess Wars XV.
 
Several players stated that the thought the Grand Championship theme and free lunch and refreshments made for an enjoyable and thoughtful tournament!
 
For more information about Glenwood Chess Club, activities and events, please visit us at glenwoodchessclub.com
 
Submitted by Dr. Orlan Smith, PhD
 

South Suburban Chess Wars XI

Submitted by Dr. Orlan Smith, PhD

Feb 28, 2016. On February 28, 2016, the Glenwood Chess Club hosted Chess Wars XI. A total of 24 players were in attendance.

In the U-1250 Section, Christopher Harrison took 5th place with 2 points. Shockingly, 1st-4th place- with players all having 3 points, was decided via tiebreaks as follows: First: Jayel Taylor, Second: Megan Chen, Third: Brian Bright and Fourth: Nimrod Bareket.

In the U-1650 Section, Jimmy Jackson took 1st with 3.5 points. Freddie Taylor, father of U-1250 winner, Jayel Taylor took 2nd place. The article’s writer via tiebreak “stole” 3rd. John Ruff and David Harrison rounded out the top 5.

In the Open Division, Adam Bareket took home the top honor with 3.5 points. Sam Henderson via a 2.5 tiebreak captured 2nd. Marty Franek with the same score won the 3rd place prize. Eric Luster and Elementary School player, David Yong, who was a competitor from Champaign Illinois, finished 4th and 5th place respectively.

At the Conclusion of the tournament, Sam Henderson, Eva Harrison, David Harrison, and Christopher Harrison all took photographs for “Possible” inclusion in a future Chess Life article or feature for notable Glenwood Chess Club players.

The players seemed to enjoy themselves- at today’s event and stated that they intend to return for future tournaments.

For more information about Glenwood Chess Club, activities and events, please visit us at glenwoodchessclub.com
 
 

Mike Herron more perfect in the Cold!

(John Leighton and Andrew Pheasant a little perfect)

Feb. 18, 2016. This years Southern Indiana Open was again plagued by weather extremes. Last year we had 8 inches of snow and my title was "BP2 Perfect in the snow" as Bernard Parham II went 4-0. This year...MAN IT WAS COLD!

46 players bundled up and came to the Holiday Inn in Bloomington and thanks to almost everyone preregistering we got off on time. The 1st rd. went like the ratings would indicate, mostly. Upsets started in the 2nd rd. ISCA Web Editor Terry Winchester beat Dr. Galstain in a Smith-Morra that morphed into an Evans Gambit type attack from the last century. Whippersnapper Max Egan bested Parham but Andy Porter escaped Alex Cordell`s very determined effort to upset him. The 3rd rd. saw the higher rateds win again except for Andy Porter who lost to Andrew Pheasant(OH). That set up  the 4th rd where 5 3-0 and a 2.5 would thrash it out for all the $$.

Mike, John and Andrew  all won with Mike Herron winning the tiebreak battle and emerging as the leader in the ISCA Road to the US Open race in Master/ Expert class. Parham, Bjornstad, Cordell and Brooks(KY) tied for 2nd A with Cordell the leader in the A class Road to the Open race. Max Egan and Bobby Goddin shared B money with Max being the leader in the race to the open.
C money went to Dalton Thompson, Ben Pitchkites, Shawn Marcum and Donald Gregory.

 

 

Scot Pletka and Roman Ivanovitch split the D bucks and Scot (2.5 pts) emerged as the C and Under leader in the Road to the Open race.

THE NEXT ROAD TO THE US OPEN QUALIFIER IS THE INDIANA MEMORIAL TNMT  APRIL 23 IN INDY !! SEE YOU THERE!

Craig Hines,

ISCA President

 
 
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: osmithzz@yahoo.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, westkychess@gmail.com.

 

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.
 
For more information about Glenwood Chess Club, activities and events, please visit us at glenwoodchessclub.com

 
Nov. 14, 2015 OWENSBORO NOVEMBER OPEN - Kentucky
 
Nov 6-8, 2015 74th Indiana State Chess Championship Indianapolis
 
 
Sep 3-12, 2015 South Bend Regional CC Open On a much happier note, we held the South Bend Regional CC Open yesterday at the Hilton Garden Inn in South Bend. Few people took advantage of the early entry discounts, but we had 29 players from Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and (technically) Texas. This was up from the 18 players we had last year. Unfortunately, a school in Chicago announce two weeks ago that they were going to hold a tournament the same day as our event, which resulted in some cancellations. Master rated players were admitted into the event free of charge, with $40 being deducted from any prizes won. Only two such players participated: Dennis Monokroussos and Daniel Gater (our technical TX resident).

Monokroussos made a perfect 4-0 run to win our event calming the $210 1st place prize. Gater was stymied by Stuart Krahn in round 1 for a draw, but Gater would win his next three rounds to claim the $105 2nd place prize. Top Expert: Tony Palmer 3-1, Class A: Leslie Kistler and John Roush 3-1, Class B: James Ronco 3-1, Class C: Stuart Krahn and Russell Stinson 2-2, Class D/Under: Albert Nelms 2-2. Four new USCF players also joined us for the event. Planning for next year is already starting, with the possibility that we may develop this into a two-day, five round tournament, or hold a reserve section along side the Open. 
 
Aug 28-30, 2015 Indianapolis Open: Results   USCF Crosstable
 
 
 
July 18, 2015 Owensboro July Open (Kentucky)
 
 
May 23, 2015 Owensboro 5/15 Open  (Kentucky)
 

 
Mar 7, 2015 Indiana Blitz and Quick Championships On March 7, 2015, the state championship event for Blitz and Quick was held in South Bend, Indiana! Congrats to John Cole who was the champion for both the Quick and Blitz tournaments. The chess world of Indiana is wondering if Cole can be defeated (in state of course)!!  Dennis Monokroussos provided stout competition with a second place finish in both Quick and Blitz.  The open section had a very strong mix of master and expert level players.

Feb 21, 2015 2015 Southern Indiana Open  Held on a very snowy February Saturday in Bloomington, In.  A small but weather hardy crowd had a great day of chess. Congrats to Bernard Parham II on the victory for the day. Dr. Arthur Galstian was a close second.
 
Jan 17, 2015  Evansville New Year Open
  
 
 
 
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