Saturday, February 20, 2010

Ashland Quick XVI and other notes

Fourteen players compete in Ashland Quick XVI with Donny Gray (2036) and Keith Eubanks (1987) tying for first ahead of Philipp Lamby (2132) and Steve Boshears (1625) in the Championship Quad. Mike Mayfield (1499) continued his impressive play taking clear first in the Candidates Quad ahead of Adam Shaw (1417), George Morton (1471) and Erik Murrah (1389). The final section was a six player swiss with Ralph Buske (1063) taking clear first ahead of Paul Lowry (1162) and Richard Watts (1090) who tied for 2nd.

The final crosstable is HERE.

One of these is a win for White the other is a Draw. Find out this week on Casual Night. Come out for some "Stress Free" chess. Daniel Smith and Erik Murrah have a couple presentations. Check the previous post for details. Both will be very interesting to class players, and even to players that have no class!

The Club Championship begins on March 4. Here are the details:

Five round Swiss. One round a week for five weeks. Club members only, can join on site.

Entry fee $10 ($2/rd). One bye allowed, No last round byes, No free entries. Rounds start at 7:30.

Open Section only, Game 90. Accelerated Pairings will be used. Trophies to 1st, 2nd, Top U1600 and Top Jr. player. Trophy winners also receive 1yr club membership.

NO CASH PRIZES this tournament.

Based on first round attendance an Unrated trophy OR an U1200 trophy may be added to the awards.

The first Club Awards Standings have been posted. The rules for the Awards can be found HERE. Take note to how the Player of the Year is decided. The rules have changed so ANYONE regardless of rating can win POY with a consistent, solid performance.

The Club's Jr. players continue to roll through the SC Scholastic Grand Prix Series as Ben Caiello continued his domination with a 4-0 performance in the fifth round of the series today. Dan Caiello finished tied for 2nd with Tommy Leonardi from Spartanburg in what is fast becoming a three way battle for the top spot in the State. Hot on their heals is one of our youngest club members, Chris Aluri, who went a perfect 4-0 in the K-5 section of today's Grand Prix.

The final crosstable is HERE.

Keep an eye on these players at the State Scholastics coming up in a couple weeks.

The Club Match with Queen City Chess has been scheduled for May 15 here in Columbia. The site will be announced soon. Players that came out last Thursday were given first right of refusal to play, and no one refused! All ten spots have been filled! We'll try and expand to include some more players.

Here is Team Columbia:
Donny Gray (2129)
Keith Eubanks (2006)
George Morton (1654)
Erik Murrah (1643)
Steve Boshears (1634)
Adam Shaw (1515)
Richard Watts (1253)
Craig Patton (1136)
Paul Lowry (1133)
Daniel Smith (1121)

The Queen City team can be found HERE.

If you've read this far check out the Columbia Chess Shop . It's active and you can order from it. I'm still fiddling with it so items/colors may change.

Finally, if anyone knows who put this Shop up please let us know. I've checked with the Powers That Be at SC Chess and it's a mystery??!

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