Sunday, February 12, 2017

The Utopian Open on March 18 - 19

The annual SFR 5 round tournament is happening at La Tienda in Eldorado on 18th  and 19th March.  Rounds are  Sat  10   1:30  and  5   and Sun  at  10  and    1:30. A half point bye can be had in any round if requested before the start of round 1.  There will be 2 sections  Open and Reserve (under 1500).  G/90 with a 5 second delay.  Entry is $30 for all players.  Send your check to Santa Fe Rooks,  84 Moya Road,  Santa Fe,  NM 87508.  Alternatively you could just send me an email to book your spot and then pay at the door IF you arrive before 9:45 on the 18th.  A late fee of $5 will be charged on entries received after Thursday 16th. See the NMCO forum for chances to get a cheap entry.
Open      (b 16)   1st   $160      U1900  $120     U1700  $100    Best scholastic K-12  $40
Reserve  (b10)   1st  $100        U1300   $80      U1100   $70     Best K-12 player        $40
Player list  
Larry Wutt                         2006
Bob Nolan                          1875
Paul Covington                  1860
Shaun MacMillan              1832
Matthew Bryant                 1822
Andrew Ackerman             1772
Jim Johnston                      1768
Calvin DeJong                   1754
Henry Poston                     1780
Vasudev Kenkre                1711
Aravind A.                        1679
Peter Lattimore                   1638
Dean Brown                      1467
Andrei Popa-Simil             1396
Do Vo                                 1386
Victor Popa-Simil              1384
Alex Velarde                       1187
Wendel Brown                   1169
Annabelle Romero             1004
Alfredo Vigil                      1003

Directions  Take I-25 and head N for 8 miles from Santa Fe.  Exit on the 285 signed for Clines Corners.  At the 2nd light go R into Eldorado.  The La Tienda Mall is immediately on the L  The building with a green roof is where we will play in the Performance Space

Rooks Action on February 25th

Our next event is at the South Side library in Santa Fe.  Play 5 rounds G/30 ;d5  Rounds are at 10:45   12   (lunch)   2   3:15   and  4:30.  Probably in 2 sections. Dual rated. Entry is $10.  Cash 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 just email me at   to tell me you will be coming and then show up before the library opens at 10:30 to pay on the door
Doug Thigpen             2178
Bob Nolan                   1875
Andrew Ackerman        1772
Jim Johnston               1768
Andy Merriell             1723
Aravind A.                  1678
Peter Lattimore            1638
Aubrey O'Neal             1549
Bird Thompson           1523
Joshua Landeros          1503
Eric Johnston              1298
Annabelle Romero      1004
Isabella Hayes               839
Chris Landeros              788
From downtown go way down Cerrillos.  Pass the Auto park then make a R on Jaguar drive.  Stay on it for 2 miles when the library will be on your R at the top of the hill.  From Abq. exit I-25 onto the 599 ring road.  Go R  at the 2nd light onto Airport.  Just after the golf course  make another R onto Country club.  The library will be on the L

Chess Con Sabor on March 4th

We are going to a brand new venue at the De Vargas Mall in Santa Fe.  We are hoping to run a tournament at the Sabor Peruano restaurant on the 1st Saturday of every month.  For  this 1st one we will have a rated uscf section AND  a non rated section.  Maybe a quad with 3 rounds G/60 ;d5.  Format will be subject to change if very few or very many players show up.  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 then pay at the door IF you arrive early. Check in by 9:15
Jim Johnston
Aravind Anandakumar
Andy Merriell
Bird Thompson
and 5 unrated players
The venue is in the De Vargas Mall which is on the north side of downtown between Guadalupe and Paseo de Peralta.  FromAbq. take the St Francis exit from I 25  stay on it right across town the go R on Paseo de Peralta.  Th mall is on the L.

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