Wednesday, February 11, 2015

The Utopian Open on March 28th-29th in Eldorado

Our next tournament is a 5 round weekend event at the Performance Space at La Tienda in Eldorado.  8 miles from Santa Fe....see directions below.
 5 rounds G/90;d5.    Rounds:  on Saturday at   10   1:30    and  5,  and  on Sunday at 10 and 1:45.
 2 sections  Open and  Reserve U1500.
 Entry is  $30 Open and  $25 Reserve
Prizes:   Open (b15)      1st  $150       U1900  $120    U1700  $100
             Reserve (b12)  1st   $100      U1300  $80       U1100  $60
To enter send your check to Santa Fe Rooks,  84 Moya Road,  Santa Fe,  NM  87508
A $5 late fee is due on entries received after Thursday 26th or on the door by 9:30
A half point bye is available in any round if requested in advance.
2015 NM Cup points awarded to all players.

Doug Thigpen                 2106
Andrew Flores                2104
Dennis Dyer                    1993
Larry Wutt                      1983
Shaun Macmillan           1965
David Langlois               1917
Bob Nolan                      1903
Jonah Romero                 1843
Paul Covington              1810
Peter Lattimore              1775   
 Jim Johnston                 1730
Hector Martinez             1729
Henry Poston                  1697
Robert Hampton             1692
Greg Stricklin                 1652
Asher Nathan                 1605
Aubrey O'Neal               1571
Holly McRoberts            1542
Bruce Nelson                 1520
Mark Smith                    1515
Steve Aarons                  1485
Heidi Darsey                   1479
Victor Popa-Simil           1434
Do Vo                              1383
John Letard                    1263
Nikki Carter                   1226
Wendel Brown                1203
Trevor Lasley                  1190
Dmitri Lopez                   1166
Max Fouts                       1149
Scout Veitch                    1138
Tim Martin                      1074
Devin Coe                       1055
Steven Hampton              963
May Vo                            930
Annabelle Romero           912
Alfredo Vigil                    888
Estevan Olivas                 859
Patrick Martinez              829
Gilbert Chavez                 unr.
Estevan Martinez             unr.
Manasse Martinez            unr.         
Ivan Vargas                       unr

 From Santa Fe take I-25 N for 8 miles.  Exit on US 285 heading S towards Clines Corners.  At the 2nd light go R on Vista Grande.  The La Tienda mall is immediately on the L.  The building with a green roof holds the La Plancha restaurant and the performance space.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Action tournament on February 7th

The much awaited Rooks Action is on.  We will play at the La Farge library in Santa Fe on the 7th February.  5 rounds at ...   10:15   11:30   1:30   2:45 and   4.    G/30;d5.  Probably in 2 sections - top and bottom halves.  Entry is $10 and cash prizes based on entries will be awarded.  To enter send your check for $10 to Santa Fe Rooks,  84 Moya Road, Santa Fe  NM 87508.... or you could just send me an email to reserve your place and then pay at the door IF you arrive promptly at 10 on the day.
DIRECTIONS   scroll down
Edward Maran               1921
Bob Nolan                     1903
Michael Torres              1801
Jim Johnston                  1785
Robert Hampton            1692
Aubrey O'Neal               1633
Bird Thompson              1622
Mark Galassi                  1586
Steve Aarons                  1476
Joey Reich                      1324
Max Fouts                      1167
Christie Nolan                1175
Ian Aarons                      797
If you want to play send me an email

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Christmas Quads on December 13th

Our next tournament will be a 3 round quad with G/35;d5.  It is at the La Farge library in Santa Fe, with rounds at 10:15   11:45   and 1:30. We will be done by 3 o'clock.  Entry is $10 and the winner of each quad earns $30.  To enter send your check for $10 to Santa Fe Rooks,  84 Moya Road,  Santa Fe  NM  87508 or you could just send me an email to say you will be there and pay at the door IF you arrive before 10

We are expecting:
Bob Nolan                        1901
Jim Johnston                    1820
Aubrey O'Neal                 1697
Victor Lopez                    1689
Brad Earlewine                1651
Jeff Sallade                       1562
Dave Baca                        1555
Gabe Morgan                   1421
Sergio Salvador                1341
Griffin Salvador               1260
Joey Reich                        1233
Max Fouts                         1197
Elizabeth Cooper              1182
Christie Nolan                   1075
Elijah Sallade                      948
Foster Salvador                   816
Craig Stamm                       793
Miles Teng-Levy                726
Noah Holding                     644
If you want to play send me an email

The library is on Llano which runs from St Michael's Drive to Siringo.  If you are coming from I-25, exit at St Frances Drive,  at the 3rd light go L on Siringo then make a R at the 2nd light onto Llano.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Santa Fe Open on September 6th

The next SFR event is on at the Southside library in Santa Fe on the 6th.  There will be 2 sections....Open and U1400.  Play 4 games at G/40;d5.  Rounds will be at 10:45    1:10    2:30  and   4.   Note the new round times as the library has changed to an opening time of 10:30.  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 send me an email at to save your  place and then pay at the door IF you get there before 10:30
Zach Stuart                  2104
Sam Dooley                 2011
Tony Schroeder           2002
Nakul Deshpande         1898
Bob Nolan                   1852
Art Glassman               1848
Jim Johnston                1773
Peter Lattimore            1755
Robert Hampton           1754
Donald Poston              1736
Julian Trujillo               1732
Jonah Romero              1658
Aubrey O'Neal             1627
Henry Poston               1623
Bird Thompson            1622
Alex Ionkov                  1322
Phillip Ionkov                1296
Wendel Brown              1259
Christie Nolan              1198
Elizabeth Cooper          1195
Max Fouts                     904
Isabella Hays                 738
Oliver Hillenkamp         Unr.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Blitz and Quick on August 16th

Our next event is on at the Southside library.  2 separate unrated tournaments.  You can play even if your uscf has expired.  13 games and you will not lose any rating points.  Blitz in the morning - 4 double rounds G/5 at 10:15   10:45   11:15  and 11:45. We will use the updated uscf blitz rules.  After a lunch break we will play 5 rounds G/15 +3 secs delay.  Rounds at   1:30   2:15   3   3:45   and 4:15.  Cash prizes for the best combined scores.  If there are 18 + entries we will divide  players  into 2 equal sections.  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 and then pay at the door  IF you get there a bit before 10.
Alex Ortiz                  1774
Tad Snediker              1729
Jim Johnston              1661
Mark Galassi              1582
Harsh Bhundiya         1581
James Redman           1427
Jack Mockler              1268
Elizabeth Cooper        1119
Colin Redman             1093
Simon Redman            857
Max Fouts                    745
Lawrence Longwell      unr.

Send me an email if YOU want to play

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Octos on July 19th

Our next tournament is on at the La Farge library in Santa Fe.  We will divide entrants into groups of 8 based on ratings, then each Octo plays a 3 round Swiss tournament.  3 Rounds at 10:15   1:15   and 3:30.  G/60 + 5 secs delay.  Entry is $10.  1st in each octagon wins $40,  2nd wins $20.  To enter send me an email to say you are going to be there and will pay at the door, or send your check for $10 to Santa Fe Rooks, 84 Moya Road, Santa Fe NM 87508
Sam Dooley                 2015
Bob Nolan                   1807
Peter Lattimore            1767
Jim Johnston                1728
Mark Galassi                1712
Julian Trujillo              1638
David Baca                   1626
Greg Stricklin              1524
Kian Morgan                1401
Robert Scott                 1304
Gabriel Morgan            1291
Christie Nolan              1271
Asher Nathan               1264
Fred Nathan                 1048
Brandon Fang              1031
Max Fouts                    964
Joey Reich                    Unr.
Alex Ortiz                     Unr.
Ben Brimacombe          Unr.

send me an email if you wish to join them

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Free chess class at La Farge library on Tuesday 24th June

I am hoping that you will all come to a chess class at 6 pm on the 24th.  I will show you a couple of tactics and present a  grandmaster game.  See you there!
Jim Johnston