Thursday, March 20, 2014

The Santa Fe Open on April 19th-20th

The Santa Fe Open will take place at the performance space at La Tienda in Eldorado.  For directions see the Kraai simul post below.  Play 5 rounds G/90 + 5 secs delay.  Rounds at  10   1:45  5:15 on Saturday and at 10 and 2 on Sunday.   2 sections -  Open and Reserve(U1500).  Prize fund - based on 16 per section:-
  Open          1st   $125    U1950   $90    U1800   $85    U1650  $80
  Reserve      1st   $125    U1350   $90    U1200   $85    U1050   $80
To enter send your check for $30 to...  Santa Fe Rooks, 84 Moya Road, Santa Fe,  NM 87508.
A late fee of $5 will apply to entries received after noon on April 17th or at the door (from 9:15 to 9:30).  One half point bye is available for any round IF requested in advance.
NM cup points will be awarded to all players  USCF membership required before you enter.
Andrew Flores                    2004
Robert Hampton                 1895
Nakul Deshpande                1803
Jim Johnston                       1771
Mark Galassi                       1720
Donald Poston                    1710
Peter Lattimore                   1670
Henry Poston                      1665
Holly McRoberts                1654
Larry Kemp                        1553
Aubrey O'Neal                    1530
Greg Stricklin                     1513
Victor Popa-Simil               1433
Tiegan Kurtiz                      1350
Ming-Yuan Lo                    1321
Phillip Ionkov                      1250
Asher Nathan                       1245
Andrei Popa-Simil               1199
Richard Kurtiz                     1114
Kyle Henke                          1087
Annabelle Romero                962                        

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Rooks quad is set for March 1st

Our next tournament will be a quad on 1st March at the Southside library in Santa Fe.  Entrants are grouped in 4s by rating and then play against the other 3 in their section.  3 rounds at 10:15   1:15  and 3:30.  $10 to enter.  1st in each quad wins $30.  To enter send your check to Santa Fe Rooks or you could email me to say you are coming and then pay at the door IF you arrive at 10.
Sam Dooley                     1934
Thomas Mathine             1899
Nakul Deshpande            1776
Jim Johnston                   1756
Peter Lattimore               1710
Victor Lopez                   1686
Holly McRoberts             1650
Aubrey O'Neal                1583
Jules Carter                      1552
Greg Stricklin                  1530
Bruce Nelson                   1523
Heidi Farsey                     1469
Kyle Henke                      1013
Kioshi Morosin                 960
John Bennett                     878
Quinn Fredine                   869
Alfredo Vigil                     855
Annabelle Romero            832
Max Fouts                         754

Send me an email if YOU wish to join them

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Blitz and Quick tourneys on December 14th

This coming Saturday we are playing at the La Farge library in Santa Fe.  4 double rounds of blitz (we will use the updated USCF rules) and 5 rounds of G/15 ;d3  These are 2 separate unrated tourneys then prizes go to the best combined scores.  Rounds at  10:15  10:45   11:15  and 11:45 for blitz then quick at 1:30   2:15   3    3:45   and 4:30

Ryan McCracken        1837
Art Glassman              1830
Daniela Keller             1776
Jim Johnston               1641
Holly McRoberts         1557
Mark Galassi                1520
Maxwell Fouts              715

Send me an email if you wish to join them

Thursday, November 21, 2013

GM Kraai gives a Simul and book reading of "Lisa " a chess novel

On Saturday December 21st Santa Fe's  own G M,  Jesse Kraai, is coming to the Performance Space at La Tienda in Eldorado.  Jesse will read from his brand new chess novel "Lisa" and will sell you a copy.  For a few $ more you can take a board against  the International Grandmaster in the simul AND get a copy of Lisa...all for $15.  This may be your last chance for some time to get to play against a titled player!
The reading starts at 2 p m.  The simul should run from approx 2:45 till 5
Send me an email to reserve your place in the simul   at

From Santa Fe take I-25 heading N.  After 8 miles take the exit to Clines Corners (285 S).  At the 2nd light go R into Eldorado..  The La Tienda mall is the first thing you see on the L.  The building with a green roof contains a restaurant , La Plancha, and the Performance Space.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Downtown Match-ups on November 16th

Our next event gives you the chance to play slower chess.  Play a match against the player with the rating closest to your own.  One game as black and one as white.  G/90;d5  Rounds at 10:15 and 2:15
Entry is $10:  2 points wins $20 and 1.5 points wins $10.  To enter send  your check to  Santa Fe Rooks or you could just email me to say you will be there and then hand me your $ in the parking lot at 9:55 on the day

Don Mulcahy                    1886
Brock Romero                   1826
Robert Hampton                1824
Mark Galassi                     1779
Nitant Kenkre                    1759
Nakul Deshpande               1737
Julian  Trujillo                   1710     
Jim Johnston                      1704
Holly McRoberts               1659
Oren Stevens                      1611
Andy Nowak                      1544
Jules Carter                         1520
Aaron Currence                  1395
Edward Weagel                  1127
Nikki Carter                         941
Asher Nathan                       941
Alfredo Vigil                       876
Annabelle Romero              856
Max Fouts                           855
There's still time to join them.  Send me an email if YOU wish to play

Please note that the library parking is metered as are the streets nearby.  You should either show up with a bunch of quarters or else allow extra time to locate free parking and then walk in to the library.
Try  Fort Marcy sports center   ....N on Washington then  L  .....  10 minutes walk back
        Rosario Bvd.  N on Washington, L on Paseo, R on Old Taos Hway and Rosario is a small road on the L .....7 minutes walk
        Huge free parking lots south of downtown between Old S F Trail and East De Vargas.  15 + minutes away

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Action tournament on October 26th

Our next event is the Santa Fe Action tourney at the Southside library.  Five rounds  G/30 + 5 secs delay.  Rounds at 10:15   11:45   2    3:15   and   4:30.  Probably in 2 sections.  Cash prizes based on entries.  To enter send your check for $10 to Santa Fe Rooks, or you could send me an email to book your place and then pay at the door...IF you arrive on time.
Carlos Santillan                  2079
Tony Schroeder                  2068
Thomas Mathine                1868
Nakul Deshpande               1737
Jim  Johnston                     1726
Mark Galassi                      1659
Victor Lopez                      1621
Bruce Nelson                     1591
Aubrey O'Neal                   1457
Achyut Warrier                  1443
Aaron Currence                 1299
Ming-Yuan Lo                   1260
Muraleedharan                  1189
John Letard                       1168
Quin Fredine                      932
Max Fouts                         855
Willow Letard                   841
Kioshi Morosin                  823
Gloria Galassi                    167

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Octos, the Winners

 18 players took part in the Octos.  Thanks to all.  Congrats to Victor Lopez who won the top section  ahead of Don Mulcahy in 2nd place.  Aaron Currence  came 1st in Octo 2 with a 3 way tie for 2nd place between Ming-yuan Lo, Scout Veitch and John Letard.  Tiegan Kurtz won the U1000 rating prize. Well done all!  We hope to hold our next tournament  - 5 rounds of G/30 - on October 12th