July 20, 2013 – Qualifier for TCCC Championship 2013

In our qualifying event for the Championship, eight players fought over four rounds.  Our first place winner, with a perfect 4.0 score was Sahil Chindal fromPeoria.

Our second place winner, and first qualifier into the Championship, was Seann Berrocales, with a 3.0 score.

Third through sixth places tied with two points each.  The next two qualifers were Pierce McDade and Ryan Wilke.

Rounding out the two point field were Anusha Nadkarni and Akshat Shah.  Photos are available at this link.

Thank you to all who participated, and we look forward to seeing the winners at the Championship!

Selected games with commentary by 2012 TCCC Champion Joseph Alford (pgn file at this link):

TCCC 2013 Championship Qualifier -- Qualifier                 Wall Chart, Page 1

      Name/ID                Group/Team  Rate  Rnd 1   Rnd 2   Rnd 3   Rnd 4
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   1. Chindal, Sahil                  0 |1192 | B 5   | W 4   | B 2   | W 3   |
         15102770                       |     |  1.0  |  2.0  |  3.0  |  4.0  |
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   2. Berrocales, Seann               1 |nnnn | B 6   | W 3   | W 1   | B 7   |
         12641991                       |     |  1.0  |  2.0  |  2.0  |  3.0  |
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   3. Mcdade, Pierce                  1 | 880 | W 8   | B 2   | W 4   | B 1   |
         14359001                       |     |  1.0  |  1.0  |  2.0  |  2.0  |
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   4. Wilke,Ryan Scott                1 | 543 | W 7   | B 1   | B 3   | ---   |
         15151565                       |     |  1.0  |  1.0  |  1.0  | X2.0  |
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   5. Nadkarni, Anusha                1 | 642 | W 1   | B 7   | BYE   | W 6   |
         14789160                       |     |  0.0  |  0.0  |  1.0  |  2.0  |
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   6. Shah, Akshat                    1 | 736 | W 2   | B 8   | W 7   | B 5   |
         15065154                       |     |  0.0  |  1.0  |  2.0  |  2.0  |
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   7. Saravanan, Pugazhe              1 | 875 | B 4   | W 5   | B 6   | W 2   |
         15055891                 SARAV |     |  0.0  |  1.0  |  1.0  |  1.0  |
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   8. Saravanan, Kavin                1 | 620 | B 3   | W 6   | HALF  | ---   |
         14833981                 SARAV |     |  0.0  |  0.0  |  0.5  | F0.5  |
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On Saturday, July 20, 2013, we will hold an unrated tournament for qualifying for the Club Chapmionship.

This tournament is for players who have either never been rated, or have a United States Chess Federation rating Under 1200.  The Championship itself is only open to those over 1200 USCF and those who qualify at this tournament.

The top three players in this four round tournament will be qualified to play in the Championship (at no further entry fee cost.)  The next highest scoring player will be offered the opportunity to be a “house player,” a player who will play in championship rounds only if there are an odd number of players for that round (the player will also be an alternate if the next higher players do not play.)  The house player will have to be present for the start of all rounds of the tournament.

Playing in the championship does require USCF Membership, and qualifiers must be residents of McLean County.  If qualifiers are not current USCF Members we will cover membership for the tournament (please be prepared to stay long enough after the tournament to fill out the club’s  USCF registration form.)

The games will be held at iExcell, 2416. E. Washington St., in Bloomington.  You must check in with the Tournament Director before 9 AM to play.  [See http://goo.gl/maps/w1SnT for a Google Map to the venue.]   We request all players preregister if at all possible.

Other details:  The tournament is Game 45/d5 (each player has forty-five minutes per side.)  Bringing your own chess clock is strongly encouraged.  Entry fee is $10.00.  Players / parents should plan to be at the tournament as late as 5:00 PM.  We will start as soon as possible after 9 A.M. (we intend to give any players arriving after 9:00 AM a half point round one bye,) and all rounds will follow as soon as possible but including a lunch break.  Round times are predicted to be 9:15, 10:45, 1:00, and 3:00; on this schedule the tournament will end about 4:30.

The location is iExcell, Suites B2 & B3, 2416 E. Washington St., Bloomington, Illinois 61704.

TO REGISTER: Return the following form to Dennis Bourgerie, Box 157, Normal, Illinois 61761-0157, OR call 454-3842 OR e-mail to Dennis.B.381@gmail.com

E-mail registrations must receive an affirmative reply of receipt to be considered valid.

Circle one: CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT OR QUALIFICATION TOURNAMENT
 PLEASE PRINT
 Last Name____________________________First Name____________________________
 USCF Number (if applicable)______________ Phone__________________
 Rating_____________ OR Never had a USCF Rating- Put an “x” here_________________
 Address_____________________________________________________________________
 E-Mail_______________________________________

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