November 2010 G/20 Tournament

Our monthly G/20 Tournament was held on Monday, November 1st, with the first round starting at 7:30 PM.

First place went to Dennis Bourgerie with a score of 2.0, narrowly beating our National Master Pete Karagianis on tiebreaks (though in fairness to Pete, he did arrive after the first round!)

Complete crosstable below the cut.

 No.            Name            Rate Pts  TBrk1  TBrk2  Rnd1 Rnd2 Rnd3
    1 Bourgerie,Dennis          1723  2.0    4.0    5.5  W4   W6   L2
    2 Karagianis,Petros         2110  2.0    4.0    4.0 ---   W3   W1
    3 Panneerselvam, Nir        1321  2.0    3.5    3.5  W9   L2   W5
    4 Erickson,Darren            767  1.5    1.5    3.5  L1   D8   W9
    5 Smith,George              1300  1.0    2.5    4.5  L6  W10   L3
    6 Alford,Joseph O           1916  1.0    1.0    3.0  W5   L1  ---
    7 Earley, Robert A          1272  1.0    0.0    0.0 ---   W9  ---
    8 Kitson,Colley Eri         1646  0.5    0.0    1.5 ---   D4  ---
    9 Boyle, Michael             350  0.0    3.5    5.5  L3   L7   L4
   10 Arquette Iii, Ray          601  0.0    0.0    1.0 ---   L5  ---

TLA Information:

September 13, 2010; October 4, 2010; November 1, 2010; December 6, 2010

Colley’s Chess Cafe, 320 N. Main St., Bloomington, IL 61704. 3SS, G/20 + 3 Sec. USCF Rated. 1 Open Section. No prizes awarded. $1.00 EF. Onsite Registration: 7:00-7:20 P.M. 1st Round 7:20 P.M., and all subsequent rounds paired on completion of prior round. Questions to: Dennis Bourgerie, 309-454-3842. No Smoking. No Computers. Wheelchair Accessible. Follow us on Facebook – “Twin Cities Chess Club.”

For those who don’t understand “TLA Speak*” :

The event will be held at Colley’s Chess Cafe. It is a 3 Round tournament (3 games per player in the tournament.) It will be a Swiss System tournament, which is the most common type of chess tournament. Each player will have 20 minutes on their clock to play all their moves in each game, and each player will have a delay of 3 seconds on each move before the clock starts to count down.

It is a United States Chess Federation Rated tournament, and therefore USCF membership (an additional expense if you’re not already a USCF member) is expected to participate – we can set you up on site for this. There is only one section – all participants will compete against each other. There will be no prizes for participation. There is a $1.00 entry fee charged for the event – $1.00 total if you play all three rounds.

Arrive to register for the tournament between 7:00 PM and 7:20 PM. (It is highly recommended that you arrive as close to 7:00 as possible.) The first round – your first game – begins at 7:20, and each subsequent game will begin when all players have finished their games in each round. (Typically the event has ended between 9:30 and 10:00 P.M.)

If you have further questions you may call the Event’s Tournament Director, Dennis Bourgerie, at 309-454-3842.

No smoking is allowed inside the building, and computer programs are not allowed to be entered. The facility is wheelchair accessible. We have a Facebook site that you can also check out (use the “Our Facebook Site” button above!)

* – TLA = Tournament Life Announcement, a shorthand way to speak of a tournament announcement (typically placed in the Tournament Life section of Chess Life magazine or online at the USCF website.)

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