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  • Guelph Spring Pro-Am April 13-14

    Guelph Spring Pro-Am
    April 13-14, 2019
    Peter Clark Hall, Guelph University Centre
    5 Round Swiss

    3 CFC + FIDE Rated Sections: Pro, U2000, U1700
    2 CFC Rated Sections: U1400, U1000

    Round one pairings published Friday night, April 12.

    Players may play up one section if their current rating is within 100 points of rating floor. Extra cost is $20, proceeds to the Olympic Fund.

    Round Times: Saturday 10:00am, 2:00pm, 6:30pm, Sunday 10:00am, 2:30pm
    Time Control: All rounds G/90 + 30 sec. Forfeit time is 30 minutes after the start of each round, except round one, which will have a 60 minute forfeit time.
    Entry Fees: Payments received on or before March 10, 2019:
    Pro Section $70, others $50.
    After March 10, 2019: Pro Section is $80, others $60.
    On Site Late Fee: $10.00
    Single Half Point Byes: in rounds 1-4 may be requested in advance
    Prizes: $70 per Pro player returned as prizes. Trophies awarded in other sections
    Registration: Prepayment required before any pairing. Prepaid players will be paired on Friday night for round one. Whites’ clocks will start at 10am Saturday.
    For Paypal, the payee is chess@uoguelph.ca
    For E-transfers, send to halbond@sympatico.ca
    Or mail cheques payable to Hal Bond,
    31-383 Edinburgh Road S., Guelph, ON N1G 2K7


    Equipment, snacks and refreshments provided by organizer

  • #2
    The Guelph Spring Pro-Am is less than 3 weeks away. It is unfortunate that we are going on the same weekend as the OCC Provincials. I hope the kids who have qualified for the Provincials play there. For everybody else come on out to Guelph!

    We have 26 players registered so far. Here is the list:

    Pro Section

    1 Ian Loadman
    2 Andrew Colvin
    3 Arul Papneja

    U2000 Section

    1 Aris Marghetis
    2 David G Plaxton
    3 Scott Kuehl
    4 Robert Gillanders
    5 Ronan Uthayakumar
    6 Justin Manchester
    7 Tim Knechtel
    8 Hal Bond

    U1700 Section

    1 Henry Hughes
    2 Jack Cloete
    3 Stefan Szpular
    4 David R. Williams

    U1400 Section

    1 Daniel Caron
    2 Nathan He
    3 Zsolt Kormendi
    4 Bruce Hurst
    5 Jeremy Clark

    U1000 Section

    1 Uthayan Rajadura
    2 Robert Kormendi
    3 Brian Cameron
    4 Ashley Caron
    5 Kevin Caron
    6 Sean Kuehl

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    • #3
      IM Tangi Migot has joined the fray!

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      • #4
        Here is our updated list:

        Pro Section

        1 IM Tangi Migot 2448
        2 Ian Loadman 2095
        3 Andrew Colvin 2030
        4 Eddie Xu 2015
        5 Arul Papneja 1905

        U2000 Section

        1 Aris Marghetis 1874
        2 David G Plaxton 1860
        3 Scott Kuehl 1806
        4 Robert Gillanders 1799
        5 Ronan Uthayakumar 1781
        6 Justin Manchester 1707
        7 Tim Knechtel 1677
        8 Hal Bond 1656

        U1700 Section

        1 Undriadi Benggawan 1634
        2 Avery Jones 1519
        3 Ryan Livingstone 1511
        4 Henry Hughes 1468
        5 Jack Cloete 1450
        6 Stefan Szpular 1406
        7 David R. Williams 1348

        U1400 Section

        1 Daniel Caron 1296
        2 Nathan He 1171
        3 Zsolt Kormendi 1136
        4 Bruce Hurst 1053
        5 Jeremy Clark 1024
        6 Marisol Horton 1020

        U1000 Section

        1 Uthayan Rajadura 946
        2 Ashley Caron 913
        3 Robert Kormendi 850
        4 Brian Cameron 822
        5 Kevin Caron 799
        6 Fred Xiang 684
        7 Sean Kuehl unr.

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        • #5
          Seriously considering it... I'm off that weekend for once.

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          • #6
            Hey Matt - it would be great to see you in action again!

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            • #7
              Huh, conflict with OCC, will miss this one

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Grey Guo View Post
                Huh, conflict with OCC, will miss this one
                would definitely recommend the pro-am over OCC better playing conditions and better run

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Henri Hughes View Post

                  would definitely recommend the pro-am over OCC better playing conditions and better run
                  Oh ,Yeah, What would you change at the OCC?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Mario Moran-Venegas View Post

                    Oh ,Yeah, What would you change at the OCC?
                    last year was super chaotic with how it was run, I remember speaking to multiple parents saying there kids weren't able to get into the playing hall at the start of the rounds, I also feel they underestimated how many kids they would have as the boards were crammed next to each other, when playing as I didn't have very much room. my biggest problem was players couldn't get in after the round had started meaning there was no grace period for players a few minutes late

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                    • #11
                      You're apparently in Grade 12 now - would you like to volunteer this year and run it perfectly?
                      I see you topped your Grade 11 section at the last OCC, so volunteering might work better this year:)

                      https://chess-math.org/ratings/pairings/12754

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                      • #12
                        That seems a little harsh Francis... Henri did describe what he thought some of the problems were - and was not super critical (at least I thought so).
                        Maybe there is room for improvement? Obviously the perception of a player is going to be quite different than an organizer or a volunteer, but feedback is presumably ok?

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                        • #13
                          If Henry is complaining about not getting into playing hall . Then stop being late. I attended one of those big events and I saw nothing wrong with them.
                          But I thought this was a thread for Guelph Pro AM?????
                          Last edited by John Brown; Wednesday, 3rd April, 2019, 05:28 PM. Reason: Typo

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Henri Hughes View Post

                            last year was super chaotic with how it was run, I remember speaking to multiple parents saying there kids weren't able to get into the playing hall at the start of the rounds, I also feel they underestimated how many kids they would have as the boards were crammed next to each other, when playing as I didn't have very much room. my biggest problem was players couldn't get in after the round had started meaning there was no grace period for players a few minutes late
                            Thanks Henri for the feedback.

                            The average tournament day for slow time controls would see at most 600 games played in a 10 to 12 hour period.
                            As the OCC 2018 link Francis provided shows : at least 541x5= 2605 games were played in a 7 hour period. For many it was their first tournament as Kindergarten children are automatically accepted. Chaotic perhaps was the feeling but we would not have succeeded without the direction underneath that chaos.

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                            • #15
                              As the OCC 2018 link Francis provided shows : at least 541x5= 2605 games were played in a 7 hour period.
                              When I used to play chess, there were two players per game, so the number of games played was about 1300. I believe the time control was 30 minutes per player, so 7 hours does seem a bit long for 5 rounds.

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