Saturday, April 8, 2017

Chess con Sabor Quad on May 6th

Our next event is a quad at the Sabor Peruano restaurant.  Play 3 rounds G/60 ;d5.  Players are grouped in 4s by rating and each group plays a round robin. Check in at 9:15   rounds at 9:30   12:30   and 2:45.  Entry is $10 and the winner of each quad wins $30
Players  (coming soon)
Directions   .....   scroll down

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Chess con Sabor Action Tournament on Saturday April 1st

Our next one is a 5 round G/30 ;d5 event at the Sabor Peruano restaurant in De Vargas Mall. Check in at 9:15.  Rounds at 9:30   10:45  (lunch)   1:30     2:45  and 4.  You must be a uscf member to play.  If there are 18 or more players we will divide the tournament into 2 sections  Entry is $10 and there will be cash prizes based on entries.  If you are coming please send me an email to     to book your spot and then pay on arrival.
Andrew Ackerman
Jim Johnston
Aravind A.
Andy Merriel
Bird Thompson
Bill Barfuss
Nick Miller
John LeTard
Willow LeTard
Mitchell Bartholomew
The mall is located between Paseo de Peralta and Gaudalupe.  If you are coming in from Abq....from I-25 exit on St. Francis...stay on it way across town then exit R on Paseo de Peralta when the mall is on the L.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

The Utopian Open on March 18 - 19

The annual SFR 5 round tournament is happening at La Tienda in Eldorado on 18th  and 19th March.  Rounds are  Sat  10   1:30  and  5   and Sun  at  10  and    1:30. A half point bye can be had in any round if requested before the start of round 1.  There will be 2 sections  Open and Reserve (under 1500).  G/90 with a 5 second delay.  Entry is $30 for all players.  Send your check to Santa Fe Rooks,  84 Moya Road,  Santa Fe,  NM 87508.  Alternatively you could just send me an email to book your spot and then pay at the door IF you arrive before 9:45 on the 18th.  A late fee of $5 will be charged on entries received after Thursday 16th. See the NMCO forum for chances to get a cheap entry.
Open      (b 16)   1st   $160      U1900  $120     U1700  $100    Best scholastic K-12  $40
Reserve  (b10)   1st  $100        U1300   $80      U1100   $70     Best K-12 player        $40
Player list  
Larry Wutt                         2006
Bob Nolan                          1875
Paul Covington                  1860
Shaun MacMillan              1832
Matthew Bryant                 1822
Andrew Ackerman             1772
Jim Johnston                      1768
Calvin DeJong                   1754
Henry Poston                     1780
Vasudev Kenkre                1711
Aravind A.                        1679
Peter Lattimore                   1638
Dean Brown                      1467
Andrei Popa-Simil             1396
Do Vo                                 1386
Victor Popa-Simil              1384
Alex Velarde                       1187
Wendel Brown                   1169
Annabelle Romero             1004
Alfredo Vigil                      1003

Directions  Take I-25 and head N for 8 miles from Santa Fe.  Exit on the 285 signed for Clines Corners.  At the 2nd light go R into Eldorado.  The La Tienda Mall is immediately on the L  The building with a green roof is where we will play in the Performance Space

Rooks Action on February 25th

Our next event is at the South Side library in Santa Fe.  Play 5 rounds G/30 ;d5  Rounds are at 10:45   12   (lunch)   2   3:15   and  4:30.  Probably in 2 sections. Dual rated. Entry is $10.  Cash prizes based on entries.  To enter send your check for $10 to Santa Fe Rooks,  84 Moya Road,  Santa Fe,  NM 87508 or you could just email me at   to tell me you will be coming and then show up before the library opens at 10:30 to pay on the door
Doug Thigpen             2178
Bob Nolan                   1875
Andrew Ackerman        1772
Jim Johnston               1768
Andy Merriell             1723
Aravind A.                  1678
Peter Lattimore            1638
Aubrey O'Neal             1549
Bird Thompson           1523
Joshua Landeros          1503
Eric Johnston              1298
Annabelle Romero      1004
Isabella Hayes               839
Chris Landeros              788
From downtown go way down Cerrillos.  Pass the Auto park then make a R on Jaguar drive.  Stay on it for 2 miles when the library will be on your R at the top of the hill.  From Abq. exit I-25 onto the 599 ring road.  Go R  at the 2nd light onto Airport.  Just after the golf course  make another R onto Country club.  The library will be on the L

Chess Con Sabor on March 4th

We are going to a brand new venue at the De Vargas Mall in Santa Fe.  We are hoping to run a tournament at the Sabor Peruano restaurant on the 1st Saturday of every month.  For  this 1st one we will have a rated uscf section AND  a non rated section.  Maybe a quad with 3 rounds G/60 ;d5.  Format will be subject to change if very few or very many players show up.  To enter send your check for $10 to Santa Fe Rooks,  84 Moya Road,  Santa Fe,  NM 87508 or you could just email me to reserve your place then pay at the door IF you arrive early. Check in by 9:15
Jim Johnston
Aravind Anandakumar
Andy Merriell
Bird Thompson
and 5 unrated players
The venue is in the De Vargas Mall which is on the north side of downtown between Guadalupe and Paseo de Peralta.  FromAbq. take the St Francis exit from I 25  stay on it right across town the go R on Paseo de Peralta.  Th mall is on the L.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

La Tienda Open on September 10th

Our next event is a 4 round G/60 ;d5 at the La Tienda mall in Eldorado.  For directions scroll down to the post for the Utopian Open.  On the 10th September we will have 2 sections - Open and  Reserve (U1500)  .  Rounds are at  10  (lunch)  1  3:15  and  5:30.  Entry is $20 for all players.  There is a late fee of $5 on entries received after 9 /8/16
Prizes:  Open  (b16)    1st  $100     U1900  $ $80     U1700  $70  Best scholastic (k-12)  $30
             Reserve  (b10)   1st  $70   U1300  $50  U1100  $40         Best in k-12   $30
All entrants receive 2016 NM Cup points
To enter send your check for $20 to Santa Fe Rooks,  84 Moya Road,  Santa Fe,  NM 87508  or you could just send me an email to book your spot and then turn up early on the day.
Player list
Doug Thigpen            2172
Andrew Flores           2161
Raymond Griffin       1861
Robert Hampton        1796
Jim Johnston              1735
Greg Stricklin            1724
Rick Carnes                1721
Michael Torres          1712 
Andrew Ackerman    1655
Peter Lattimore          1624
Eric Johnston             1351
Chris Love                 1282
Scout Veitch              1212
Wendel Brown           1142
Annabelle Romero     1023
Richard Warren          751

Thursday, June 16, 2016

SFR Action on July 30th

We have a brand new venue for the next SF Rooks event.  We are playing at the Ascent Bible Church on Galisteo, south of St. Michael's.  Play 5 rounds G/30 with a 5 second delay. If there are 18 or more entrants we will have 2 sections.  Top and bottom halves.  Check in at 9:45, then rounds at 10   11:20  (lunch)  1:30   2:50   and 4:10.  Entry is $10.  Cash prizes based on entries.  To enter send your check to Santa Fe  Rooks,  84 Moya Road,  Santa Fe,  NM  87508....or you could just send me an email to book your spot and then pay at the door.  If so, be sure to be there by 9:50 when pairings will be made.
The church is at 2076 Galisteo. From St Michael's drive near the hospital turn S on Galisteo.  We are in the last building on the street.  If you are coming from Abq., from I-25 exit on St Francis.  After 3 lights get in the R lane and veer R to St Michael's.  Go R then 1st R on Galisteo.
Player List
Sam Dooley                      1939
Raymond Griffin              1886
Matthew Bryant                1820
Greg Stricklin                   1802
Jim Johnston                     1749
Peter Lattimore                 1645
Andrew Ackerman            1631
Bird Thompson                 1583
Aubrey O'Neal                   1514
Eric Johnston                     1384
Benjamin Cowen                1362
Elizabeth Cooper               1219
Anandakumar                     1209
Annabelle Romero              1155
Miles Teng Levy                1102
Mike Hibner                        1036
Justus Mason                        667
Ashton Padilla                       660
Sarah Biggert                        483
Makayla Taylor                    420
Sarah Salmonson                  419
Renee Mason                        415
Kayla Higgins                       387    
Sophia Taylor                       290