Sunday, April 17, 2016

Time for Blitz on May 7th

The next SFR event is at the La Farge library in Santa Fe.  We will play 9 double rounds at G/5.  This tournament is unrated.  You can play even if your uscf membership has expired.  1 section.  Entry is $10.  Cash prizes for 1st and for best in various rating sections...all based on entries.  To book your place please 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 book you spot and then arrive promptly at 10 and pay on the door.  1st round starts at 10:15.  We will break for lunch after the 4th double round and should complete the tournament at about 4
For directions  scroll down
Player list
Tad Snediker         1736
Jim Johnston          1629
Mark Galassi          1586
Gilbert Mireles        unr.

If  you  want to play send me an email

Friday, March 25, 2016

Rooks Action on April 16th

Our next event is at the La Farge library in Santa Fe on the 16th of April. Play 5 rounds. G/30 ;d5  Rounds at  10:15   11:30   lunch    1:30  2:45 and  4.  If  there are 18 or more entries we will form 2 sections.  Entry is $10.  Prizes bases on entries.  For directions ...scroll down.  To enter either send your check for $10 to Santa Fe Rooks,  84 Moya Road,  Santa Fe,  NM  87508,  OR you could just email me to book your spot and then pay at the door,  IF you arrive before 10.
Player List 
Jim Johnston               1803
Mark Galassi               1694
Peter Lattimore            1669
Aubrey O'Neal             1509
Andrew Ackerson        1410
Eric Johnston               1400
Elizabeth Cooper         1228
Anandakumar               989
Aravindaswami                      
Sarah Salmonson          Unr.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

The Utopian Open on March 19th - 20th

Our next event is the 2nd annual Utopian Open at the performance Space in La Tienda mall in Eldorado.  Play 5 rounds of G/90 ;d5.  2 sections Open and Reserve (U1500)  Rounds on Saturday at 10   1:30   5  and on Sunday at 10 and 1:30.  A half point bye is available in any round if requested in advance.
Entry is $30 for all players.  A late fee of $5 is due on entries received after 3/17.  To enter send your check for $30 to Santa Fe Rooks,  84 Moya Road, Santa Fe,  NM  87508
Prize fund
Open (based on 18)      1st    $150      2nd   $100      U1900   $100    U1700  $90                     Best scholastic (K-12)   $50
Reserve  (based on 12)      1st    $120   U1300  $90    U1100   $80     Best in K-12  $40
All players receive 2016 NM Cup points

Directions.  From Santa Fe take I-25 N for 8 miles.  Exit on 285 signed to Clines Corners.  At the 2nd light go R on Vista Grande.  Immediately you see the La Tienda mall on your L.  The performance space is in the building with the green roof.

Players :

Larry Wutt                           1996
Bob Nolan                            1918
Holly McRoberts                    1814
Jim Johnston                        1803
Hector Martinez                    1780
Victor Lopez                          1741
Mark Galassi                         1694
Heidi Darsey                         1610
Jules Carter                            1560
Eric Johnston                         1400
Scout Veitch                           1263
John LeTard                          1240
Elizabeth Cooper                   1228
Willow Le Tard                      1222
Annabelle Romero                  1086
Alfredo Vigil                          993
Anandakumar                        868
Aravindaswamy

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Festive quads at La Farge on December 19th

For the Christmas season we will run a 3 round quad on Saturday 19th December.  Rounds at 10:15   1:15    and   3:30.  Games are dual rated as it is G/60 with a 5 second delay.  Entrants are divided into groups of 4 by rating and then they play a round robin among themselves.  Entry is $10 and the winner of each quad wins $30.  NM Cup points will also be distributed to all.  To enter send your $10 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 you arrive promptly at 10.
Directions:
The La Farge library is on Llano which runs from Siringo to St Michael's.  Those driving from Abq. should exit from I-25  onto St Francis.  At the 3rd light make a  L onto Siringo then go R at the 2nd light onto Llano.
Players
Chris Peterson                   2181
Doug Thigpen                   2146
Bob Nolan                         1884
Matthew Bryant                  1830
Jim Johnston                      1820
Victor Lopez                      1741
Nitant Kenkre                    1707
Greg Stricklin                    1691
Mark Galassi                     1613
Bird Thompson                  1608
Chad Frantz                       1562
Aubrey O'Neal                  1518
Kirill Sereda                      1472
Christian Von Huene         1447
Jorge Cardenas                  1417
 Miles Teng-Levy               1123
Annabelle Romero              1094
Jesse Montoya                    1062
Graciela Lopez                   777
John Burrell                        unr.
Trevor Keegan                   unr.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Blitz and Quick Unrated on November 21st

Our next event is an unrated combined tournament at the Main library downtown in Santa Fe.  4 double rounds of G/5 in the a.m. then 5 rounds of G/15 ;d3 after lunch.  Entry is $10.  Cash prizes for the best combined scores.  Probably in 2 sections.  Play even if your uscf has lapsed and nobody loses any rating points!  Rounds    Blitz   at     10:15   10:45   11:15   11:45   then  lunch,  then  G/15  at     1:30     2:15        3      3:45   and  4:30
Remember that you will need a pocket full of quarters to park all day at the library or you can allow extra time to park for free a few blocks away and walk to the library.  The main library is at Washington and Marcy, one block N of the plaza.
Players
Peter Cuneo                      1778
Art Glassman                    1769
Jim Johnston                     1615
Mark Galassi                     1575
Bird Thompson                 1565
Jonathan Gardner              1458
Gilbert Mireles                  unr.
Danilo Naturane                unr.
Adrian Nez                        unr.

Send me an email if YOU want to play too.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Match - ups on October 17th

Our next event is on at the La Farge library in Santa Fe. Play a 2 game match (b and w) against the player with the rating closest to yours.  Rounds at 10:15 and 2:15.  Entry is $10 and the prizes have been increased(!) to $20 for 2 points and $15 for 1.5 points.  Everybody wins NM Cup points.
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 book your spot and then pay at the door.  If so you must arrive before 10 when the library opens.
Directions
The La Farge library is on Llano street between St Michael's and Siringo.  If you are coming from the I-25 then exit on St Francis.  At the 3rd light go L on Siringo.  At the 2nd light go R on Llano.
Player List
Bob Nolan                         1933
Jim Johnston                      1857
Nitant Kenkre                    1754
Robert Hampton                 1722
Peter Lattimore                  1695
Robert Spulak                   1657
Mark Galassi                      1630
Aubrey O'Neal                   1500
Scout Veitch                      1162
Christie Nolan                     1170
Annabelle Romero              1157

Monday, July 27, 2015

SFR Action tournament on August 15th

We are meeting at the Southside library on the 15th of August to play 5 rounds G/30;d5.  Probably in 2 sections...top and bottom halves of entries. Entry $10,  cash prizes based on entries.  Rounds at 10:45   12   1:45   3   and  4:15.  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 save your spot and then pay at the door....IF you arrive promptly by 10:30 when the library opens.

DIRECTIONS
From downtown go way down Cerrillos - just past the Autopark make a R on Jaguar Drive. Stay on it for about 2 miles - the library is on the R at the top of the hill
From ABQ (or the N) take the 599 ring road. At the Airport road light make a R.  Turn R just past the golf course on Country Club Rd.  The library will soon appear on your L

PLAYERS
Doug Thigpen                2136
Sam Dooley                  2002
Tony Schroeder             2000
Jim Johnston                  1829
Chris Cruz                     1749
Victor Lopez                 1746
Robert Hampton            1736
Eddy Wyckoff               1703
Aubrey O'Neal              1570
Michael Brown              1431
Jorge Cardenas              1406
Wendel Brown               1215
Annabelle Romero          1179
Max Fouts                     1090
Miles Teng-Levy            1072
Rami Jaggers                   561
Sarah Biggert                  503
Makayla Taylor               261
Sophia Tatlor                  105
Sam Gates                      unr.
Daniel Palma                   unr.
If YOU want to play send me an email