Sunday, January 23, 2011

Tournament Results

Congratulations to Wayne Hatcher, winner of Saturday's blitz tournament with 9 points in 10 games, and Sam Dooley, second place with 8 points.

The results have been submitted and should appear at the USCF chess site shortly.

Our next tournament will take place Saturday, February 12, and will be a G/29, Dual Quad. Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Tournament Saturday, January 22

The next tournament is this Saturday, Jan 22, at the Nancy Rodriguez Community Center in Agua Fria (Santa Fe). The center is at #1 Prairie Dog Loop, off County Road 62, between Highway 599 and Agua Fria St. (CR 62 is also called Caja del OroGrant Rd.)For those coming from out of town, the best route is probably to take 599 to CR 62, and follow that. It involves a couple of turns, so if you have trouble finding it on googlemaps, please don't hesitate to call me at 505-920-0540. From the south, take a right at the CR62 exit, then a left where the road ends, a right at the first opportunity (Caja del Oro Grant Rd), and the site is on the right just after the fire station.

The format has changed slightly from the original announcement, as several people more experienced with blitz suggested making it a dual round robin to allow for more games. Thus, each round listed below includes two games, one each as white and black.

10:00-10:20-- registration (onsite registrations allowed, and check in for preregistered players)
round times--- 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 12:00, 12:30.

Please note there is no scheduled lunch break. There is a refrigerator and stove onsite, if you'd like to bring a snack.

So far, we only have a couple of registrations in, Wayne Hatcher, fresh off his grandmaster draw, and Sam Dooley. If you think you are registered and I didn't name you, please let me know ASAP and I will add your name to the list.

If you know you will be playing, please let me know so the morning setup can go more smoothly. You can sign up here, or call me at 505-920-0540

I believe we will be using this site for the remainder of the season, which will help us keep the announcements coming in a more timely manner for future tournaments.