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 jdjohnston100@gmail.com to save your  place and then pay at the door IF you get there before 10:30

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.
Players:
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
Players:
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

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

The Final Four on June 7th

Our next tournament will be at the La Farge library in Santa Fe on June 7th.    In the final 4, players are placed in groups of 4 by rating and the 1st round is a semi final using Swiss pairings.  Winners move on to the final.  If the 1st round game is drawn then the player who had black moves on to the final.  Losing semi - finalists play each other for 3rd place.  2 rounds at 10:15  and 2.  G/90 + 5 secs delay.  Entry is $10  and the winner or each section wins $30. To enter send me an email to say you will be there for 10 or send your check for $10 to SF Rooks, 84 Moya Road, Santa Fe, NM 87508
Directions:
The library is on Llano Street, between St Michael's Drive and Siringo.  From ABQ take I 25 and get off at the St Francis exit.  At the 3rd light go  L onto Siringo then R at the 2nd light onto Llano.
Players:
Jeff Serna                     2027
Carlos Santillan            2000
Jai Dayal                       1876
Bob Nolan                    1830
Don Mulcahy                1822
Robert Hampton           1813
Nakul Deshpande         1804
Nitant Kenkre               1769
Peter Lattimore             1740
Jim Johnston                 1728
Victor Lopez                 1707
David Baca                   1659
Achyut Warrier             1625
Julian Trujillo               1612
Greg Stricklin               1579
Aubrey O'Neal              1563
Jeremiah Beyale            1429
Gopi Muraleedharan     1339
Asher Nathan                1314
Christie Nolan             1257
Scout Veitch                1244
Max Fouts                     778
Fred Nathan                  Unr.
Send me an email if YOU want to join them

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

SF Rooks Action on May 3rd

For our next event we are playing 5 rounds G/30 ;d5.  The tournament is in the Southside library in Santa Fe.  Rounds at 10:15   11:30   1:45   3  and  4:15.  If there are 18 + players we will form 2 sections  upper and lower halves.  Entry is $10 and 80% of entries will be distributed as prizes. Either send your check for $10 to Santa Fe Rooks,  84 Moya Road,  Santa Fe NM  87508 or you could email me and then pay at the door....IF you get there early

Directions
From ABQ take I 25 then the 599 exit signed for Los Alamos etc  R at the 2nd light onto Airport Rd then R just after the golf course onto Country Club  the library soon appears on your L
From town  go way down Cerrillos then R on Jaguar Drive.  After about 2 miles the library is on your R  Make a couple of rights to enter

Players
Sam Dooley             2013
Carlos Santillan       2000
Nakul Deshpande    1830
Robert Nolan           1816
Jim Johnston            1782
Mark Galassi            1720
Victor Lopez            1712
Peter Lattimore        1682
Aubrey O'Neal         1530
Greg Stricklin          1522
Robert Scott             1341
Christie Nolan          1243
Max Fouts                  757

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.
PLAYERS
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