Sunday, December 13, 2009

Decmber 12 results

Thanks to everyone for playing in the second Santa Fe Rooks tournament yesterday. We had six players who won both games in their match, and will be sharing in the $120 prize money. Checks will be mailed tomorrow.
The results were posted last night and now appear at

The next tournament is January 16 at Desert Academy. The format is G/45 with 5 second delay. It will be dual rated (quick and regular), and we will use regular ratings to determine pairings. It will be 6 person round robin.

Please register ahead of time if at all possible. Also, it is important that everyone arrive by 8:45 so we can finalize the pairings and start on time.

Friday, December 11, 2009

final preregistration for tomorrow

Here is the list of those preregistered for tomorrow's tournament. We can still accept registrations between 8:15 and 8:45 in the morning. Please arrive by 8:45 even if you preregistered so that the pairings can be ready and the first round can begin at 9:00.

Same location- Desert Academy at 313 Camino Alire, between Alameda and Agua Fria one half mile west of St Francis. Thanks again to the school for donating the space.

The list below contains updated ratings. As I mentioned before the November tournament, we will be using the most up to date ratings found at the website, under 'tournament history' on a player's page.

The format is two person match play, G/100 with 5 second delay. First round is at 9:00, second round at 1:15. Prize money will be divided between all players with two wins. Good luck!

1899 Art Glassman
1840 Hector Flores
1774 Nitant Kenkre
1737 Brock Romero
1737 Jim Johnston
1700 Kyle Leeds-Tilley
1579 Jeff Sallade
1319 Chris Hyde
1285 Tom Pigott
1248 Art Byers
1236 Dan Tellez
1176 Gabriel Maestas
1001 Annabelle Romero
858 Jasper Rodriguez-Watts
845 Alfredo Vigil
384 Isaac Fischer

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Tournament Saturday December 12

There is still space available for this Saturday's tournament at Desert Academy in Santa Fe. We will waive the late fee if you let us know you plan on playing by 6:00 Friday. Onsite entries will be available between 8:15 and 8:45. Round one begins at 9:00 AM. Format is match play, G/100 with 5 second delay.

So far, the following players have registered. Please note, these ratings are subject to change based on last weekend's tournament results being posted (so, don't pull an all nighter studying your potential opponent's past games and then complain if you play someone else!) For an added variable, I will only play if there are an even number of players, but will not play if there are an odd number.

See you Saturday!

1964 Chad Schneider
1792 Hector Flores
1772 Nitant Kenkre
1762 Jim Johnston
1718 Kyle Leeds-Tilley
1640 Brock Romero
1609 Jeffrey Sallade
1525 Rick Lass
1287 Dan Tellez
1272 Chris Hyde
1263 Tom Pigott
1222 Art Byers
1176 Gabriel Maestas
980 Annabelle Romero
850 Alfredo Vigil
761 Jasper Rodriguez-Watts
445 Isaac Fischer

Monday, November 30, 2009

Next tournament December 12

Saturday, December 12 is the date of the next Santa Fe Rooks tournament. We will be playing two person match play, G/100 with 5 second delay. Registration is from 8:15 to 8:45, and the first game begins at 9:00 AM. If you plan on attending, please register in advance. (by email, phone, or to: POB 4764, SF NM 87502).

So far, I have the following people registered: If you should (or shouldn't) be on this list, please contact me soon.

Chad Schneider
Jim Johnston
Hector Flores
Vasudev Kenkre
Jeffrey Sallade
Art Byers
Daniel Tellez
Adam Melk

Ratings are not posted because they will be updated before December 12.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

November 14 results posted

The first installment of the Santa fe Rooks winter series is officially a wrap! The results have been posted at the website. You can access them from the "tournament results" link at the website or go directly to to find them. The prize money was mailed out- congratulations again to our quad winners.

We are looking forward to the December tournament. With match play, each participant is 'almost guaranteed' the opportunity to play an opponent at the same skill level. Please let us know ahead of time if you plan to participate.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Quad winners

Congratulations to yesterday's winners! And thanks again to Paul Hedrick and the Desert Academy for hosting the tournament. The results will be posted on the uschess website in the next day or two.

We look forward to our next tournament, December 12. The format will be two person match play, G/100. Please sign up ahead of time to help us with registration.

Quad One- Chad Schneider- 2 points

Quad Two- Brock Romero- 3 points

Quad Three- Samuel Thompson- 2.5 points

Quad Four
- Tom Pigott- 2.5 points
- Mike Martinson- 2.5 points

Quad Five
- Bryce Delamater- 2 points
- Jaspar Rodriguez-Watts- 2 points
- Alfredo Vigl- 2 points

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Final list of entries for November 14 tournament

Well, folks, here's the list of entries as of today's mail. If you think you are registered and are not on the list, please contact me asap. And those of you who registered by email, please don't forget to bring your registration fee so I can get those prize monies out Monday morning!

We have entries ranging form state champion to someone playing in his second tournament.

Several people have asked about how the ratings are determined. We are using the most up to date ratings based on tournaments through last weekend. These ratings are found at the "tournament history" tab on a player's USCF webpage.

445 Isaac Fischer
761 Jasper Rodriguez-Watts
850 Alfredo Vigil
980 Annabelle Romero
1131 Mike Martinson
1181 Dennis Cronin
1263 Tom Pigott
1272 Chris Hyde
1287 Dan Tellez
1310 Paul Hedrick
1397 Samuel Thompson
1525 Rick Lass
1640 Brock Romero
1718 Kyle Leeds-Tilley
1746 Sam Dooley
1762 Jim Johnston
1772 Nitant Kenkre
1792 Hector Flores
1853 Tim Martinson
1964 Chad Schneider

Saturday, November 7, 2009

List of players and more details for November 14 tournament

The following players have signed up for next weekend's tournament. We will be accepting on site entries, but please sign up early or let us know ahead of time if you plan to attend. This will help us be prepared and save you $5.

1961 Chad Schneider
1781 Hector Flores
1772 Jim Johnston
1536 Rick Lass
1310 Paul Hedrick
1287 Dan Tellez
1181 Dennis Cronin
1118 Chris Hyde

Note, ratings are subject to change based on results from the Novemebr 7 "Pawns and Pauper" tournament.

Directions: Desert Academy is located at 313 Camino Alire. It is half a mile west of St. Francis between Alameda and Agua Fria. Coming from the north, go west on Alameda to Camino Alire and make a left. Coming from the south, go west on Agua Fria to Camino Alire and make a right.

Time Control will be G/75 with a five second delay.

Hope to see you there!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

USCF rated tournaments in Santa Fe

Beginning November 14, Santa Fe Rooks will be hosting a series of monthly chess tournaments in Santa Fe. The tournaments will be held at Desert Academy, 313 Camino Alire.

All tournaments require registration by the Wednesday prior to the event. Tournaments are sponsored by the New Mexico Chess federation.
USCF membership required. to join, see

All tournaments cost a $10. entry fee. Prize fund will generally be 75% of entries.

Late registration may be available depending on the number of entrees. A $5 late registration fee would apply.

Registration for each event is from 8:15-8:45 AM, rounds begin at 9:00.

Here is the schedule for the 2009-2010 Winter Series:

Saturday, November 14, 2009. G/75, Quads. (prize:$30 per quad)
Saturday, December 12, 2009. G/100, Two person match play. (prize split among winners)
Saturday, January 16, 2010. G/45, Hexagons. (prize: $45 per hex)
Saturday, February 20, 2010. G/29, Quads, match play. (prize: $30 per quad)

Saturday, March 20, 2010. "On The Road Octagons'" hosted by wired kings chess club. See for more info and to register.

To register for the SF Rooks events,
please send a check to SF Rooks,
care of:

Rick Lass
POB 4764

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