A few current and past club members ventured up to Rochester this St. Patty’s weekend to participate in this year’s Marchand Open. FM Bobby Sulman finished up with 4.0/5, which was good enough to tie for 3rd with five others, including GM Shabalov and current DCC top rated NM Matan Prilleltensky. Mat also played to a tidy middlegame draw with former DCC champ Chris Brooks in round 3, who tied for the 1st u2200 prize with two others with 3.5/5. Congrats to all who played, and good chess!
With one round to go, Mark Courtney leads the DCC with a perfect score. On his tail, with 3.5, is NM Matan Prilleltensky. Mark and Matan are destined to meet next week. A four way tie for third place, with 3/4, are Rudolf Van Dommele, Ernie Johnson, Trevor Brooks and JJ Oracz. See below for full standings.
Sharing info on our neighbor scholastic chess organization to the South…
Haldane Spring Chess Tournament Saturday, March 30th, 2019 15 Craigside Drive, Cold Spring, NY (Haldane High School)
Haldane’s parking lot available! Come support Haldane Chess!
Haldane’s Chess Team is going to Dallas this year for the Junior High School Nationals in April. The purpose of this tournament is to reduce team room and entry costs for participants. We will be offering Two USCF Rated Sections and One Unrated Section. Food, drinks and merchandise will be sold
Rated Sections: Championship: K-12, Rated >700 with a time control of G/40, d5. 4 Rounds. Reserve: K-12 Rated <700 with a time control of G40, d5. 4 rounds. Unrated Sections: Rookie: 1st – 4th grade. 4 rounds of chess with notation encouraged. Trophies for all. Prizes: Each section will have trophies awarded to the top 5 participants
Start Time: Check in is from 9:15-9:45. All games to start by 10:00 AM Please register using this link: https://akatz87.wufoo.com/forms/haldane-chess-tournament-march-30-2019/
The results of the elections are as follows
President Ernie Johnson
Vice President Bob Simmons
Treasurer Mike O’Connor
Secretary Ernie Johnson
Web Master Scott Strattner
1.Promoting Women chess locally
2.Perhaps introducing more Saturday tournaments
3.Move start of DCC from late February to late March
4.Talk of a simul. No official action taken
5.Members are encouraged to bring suggestions to officers
|Name||ID||Rtng||Rd I||Rd2||Rd 3||Tot|
|5||Rudolf Van Dommele||12615632||2013||W15||W10||L1||2.0|
Pair | Player Name |Total|Round|Round|Round|
On a cold night in January 5 players competed in a double round blitz with Trevor Brooks winning first place and Mark Courtney winning 2nd place.
Trevor Brooks 6 1/2; Mark Courtney 5 1/2; Rasit Topaloglu 4; Darius Jaffary 2; JJ Oracz 2.
Three players finished with 3 points out of a possible 4. Congratulations to Bob Wehrli who won first place on tie breaks over Leo Freyvert and Mark Courtney. And congratulations to Tom Marvullo who won the Top booster prize with a score of 2.5. -----------------------------------------------------------------------
1) ROBERT WEHRLI (2161) |3.0 |D 5|W 7|D 4|W 2|
2) LEONID FREYVERT (1980)|3.0 |W 10|W 6|W 3|L 1|
3) MARK G COURTNEY (1924)|3.0 |W 9|W 4|L 2|W 6|
4) ERNEST JOHNSON (1962) |2.5 |W 7|L 3|D 1|W 8|
5) THOMAS MARVULLO(1584) |2.5 |D 1|W 10|L 6|W 9|
6) TREVOR BROOKS (1668) |2.0 |W 11|L 2|W 5|L 3|
7) J. J. ORACZ (1535) |2.0 |L 4|L 1|W 9|W 10|
8) CRAIG W FISHER (1807) |1.5 |H |H |H |L 4|
9) DARIUS JAFARY (1465) |1.0 |L 3|W 11|L 7|L 5|
10)HERNAN SALAZAR(1439) [1.0 |L 2|L 5|W 11|L 7|
11)ORI RAZ (1120) |0.0 |L 6|L 9|L 10|U |
Happy New Year to all our members! The Grand Prix has been updated, check it out here.
A reminder that next Monday, January 7 is a club holiday, no meeting scheduled.
Bob Simmons completed a perfect 4-0 tournament (!) by upsetting Ernie Johnson in the last round. Trevor Brooks and Darius Jafary tied for 2nd with 3.0/4 each. Congratulations to our winners. The Grand Prix will be updated soon after the official results come in from the TD. So Bob Simmons wins the First Place Trophy and Darius Jafary wins the Top Booster Trophy.