Guelph Spring Pro-Am April 13-14

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  • #16
    Originally posted by Francis Rodriguez View Post
    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
    so you cant take recommendations? instead you need to attack my placing in the event? Im sorry I don't see the relativity to what I was talking about?

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    • #17
      Originally posted by John Brown View Post
      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?????
      I agree but for most they don't have tournament experience. there was a lack of clarity to when players could enter the playing hall. therefore the players were confused and didn't go at the right time.

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      • #18
        and your right John lets keep it to the proam from now on :)

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Mario Moran-Venegas View Post

          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.
          At large events like this it seems that there is a need for more space outside the playing hall than inside. When I was in kindergarten the teachers rang the bell FIVE minutes before school and the students, two deep, lined up. But that was in a large school yard, not hallways full of camped out families. Volunteer parents need to step up to organize the hallway traffic before the pairings are up.

          I've been late many times at Guelph (socializing with the locals, having lunch downtown, fell asleep on a couch) and luckily, Hal let me in.

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          • #20
            We have 40 player registered now with one week to go. You can still register with an e-transfer to my address, halbond@sympatico.ca . The Pro Section is $80, other sections are $60.

            Pro Section

            1 IM Tangi Migot
            2 Ian Loadman
            3 Eddie Xu
            4 Andrew Colvin
            5 Arul Papneja

            U2000 Section
            # Name Tot
            1 Aris Marghetis
            2 David G Plaxton
            3 Scott Kuehl
            4 Robert Gillanders
            5 Michael von Keitz
            6 Ronan Uthayakumar
            7 Justin Manchester
            8 Brendan Cater
            9 Tim Knechtel
            10 Hal Bond

            U1700 Section

            1 Undriadi Benggawan
            2 Victor Lefort
            3 Avery Jones
            4 Ryan Livingstone
            5 Henry Hughes
            6 Jack Cloete
            7 Stefan Szpular
            8 Johnson Zixuan Zhou
            9 David R. Williams

            U1400 Section

            1 Daniel Caron
            2 Anya Singh
            3 Nathan He
            4 Zsolt Kormendi
            5 Bruce Hurst
            6 Jeremy Clark
            7 Tawsif Saleheen

            U1000 Section

            1 Uthayan Rajadura
            2 Ashley Caron
            3 Sato Morin
            4 Robert Kormendi
            5 Kuni Morin
            6 Brian Cameron
            7 Kevin Caron
            8 Fred Xiang
            9 Sean Kuehl


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            • #21
              Hey Hal, I need to play in a chess tourney on the weekend of Apr 13th, got a chance to poke my head into the chess tournament playing scene for a little while, any recommendations?

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              • #22
                Hey Gordon! Got your entry on the weekend. Welcome aboard!

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                • #23
                  We have over 50 players now for the coming weekend. Here is the current list. It is possible that I have missed a name or two. Please let me know if you have registered and you are not on the list.

                  Pro Section

                  1 IM Tangi Migot
                  2 Matthew Nicholson
                  3 FM Doug Bailey
                  4 Hayk Oganesyan
                  5 Ian Loadman
                  6 Eddie Xu
                  7 Gordon Gooding
                  8 Andrew Colvin

                  U2000 Section

                  1 Aris Marghetis
                  2 David G Plaxton
                  3 Scott Kuehl
                  4 Robert Gillanders
                  5 Michael von Keitz
                  6 Ronan Uthayakumar
                  7 Israel Crooks
                  8 Justin Manchester
                  9 Brendan Cater
                  10 Tim Knechtel
                  11 Hal Bond

                  U1700 Section

                  1 Undriadi Benggawan
                  2 Victor Lefort
                  3 Avery Jones
                  4 Ryan Livingstone
                  5 Joanna [Ruo Jin] Xie
                  6 Henry Hughes
                  7 Jack Cloete
                  8 Stefan Szpular
                  9 Johnson Zixuan Zhou
                  10 David R. Williams

                  U1400 Section

                  1 Daniel Caron
                  2 Anya Singh
                  3 Vahagn Aydinyan
                  4 Nathan He
                  5 Zsolt Kormendi
                  6 John Hay
                  7 Riley Khan
                  8 Bruce Hurst
                  9 Jerry McKitrick
                  10 Jeremy Clark
                  11 Michal Wiraszka
                  12 Tawsif Saleheen

                  U1000 Section

                  1 Uthayan Rajadura
                  2 Ashley Caron
                  3 Gauri Sreekumar
                  4 Sato Morin
                  5 Robert Kormendi
                  6 Kuni Morin
                  7 Brian Cameron
                  8 Kevin Caron
                  9 Fred Xiang
                  10 Sean Kuehl

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                  • #24
                    This is awesome, I could end up playing Bond, Gillanders, and Von Keitz (3 of my favourite CFC people ever!)

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Aris Marghetis View Post
                      This is awesome, I could end up playing Bond, Gillanders, and Von Keitz (3 of my favourite CFC people ever!)
                      ive played 2 of those 3 watch out!

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Aris Marghetis View Post
                        This is awesome, I could end up playing Bond, Gillanders, and Von Keitz (3 of my favourite CFC people ever!)
                        Ive lost to all 3 at some point in my chess career

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                        • #27
                          I can't remember (which is why I'm not that good a player lol) - I think Hal beat me decades ago, and I've made Bob laugh from neighbouring boards. But I do expect 3 post-games with beer lol

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by Aris Marghetis View Post
                            I can't remember (which is why I'm not that good a player lol) - I think Hal beat me decades ago, and I've made Bob laugh from neighbouring boards. But I do expect 3 post-games with beer lol
                            me and Hal have play many times I don't know our score but we've exchanged points back and forth (playing him tonight actually) but can give so pretty convincing blows while I somehow managed to beat mike a while back

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                            • #29
                              For those not going to OCC, Guelph Pro-AM is one tournament most juniors should attend.

                              Always well organized by Hal Bond and lots of snacks

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                              • #30
                                It seems I have reached the shedding point of my playing career, but I will have another go. Maybe my old billy goat buddy Tim Knechtel can set me straight!

                                We are over 60 players now. Pairings will be published here tomorrow night after we set up - maybe about 9pm. You can still register until then for a swiss pairing on Saturday morning.

                                Here is the newest list:

                                Pro Section

                                1 IM Tangi Migot 2448
                                2 Matthew Nicholson 2282
                                3 FM Doug Bailey 2251
                                4 Zachary Burrows 2194
                                5 Hayk Oganesyan 2140
                                6 Ian Loadman 2095
                                7 Eddie Xu 2056
                                8 Gordon Gooding 2055
                                9 Andrew Colvin 2030

                                U2000 Section

                                1 Aris Marghetis 1875
                                2 David G Plaxton 1860
                                3 Scott Kuehl 1806
                                4 Robert Gillanders 1799
                                5 Michael von Keitz 1769
                                6 Christopher Xiang 1741
                                7 Joseph Liao 1740
                                8 Ronan Uthayakumar 1731
                                9 Israel Crooks 1717
                                10 Justin Manchester 1707
                                11 Brendan Cater 1688
                                12 Tim Knechtel 1677
                                13 Hal Bond 1656

                                U1700 Section

                                1 Shardool Mhaskar 1656
                                2 Undriadi Benggawan 1601
                                3 Victor Lefort 1596
                                4 Pino Verde 1522
                                5 Avery Jones 1519
                                6 Ryan Livingstone 1511
                                7 Joanna [Ruo Jin] Xie 1488
                                8 Henry Hughes 1468
                                9 Henry Yao 1453
                                10 Jack Cloete 1450
                                11 Mark Brauer 1436
                                12 Stefan Szpular 1406
                                13 Johnson Zixuan Zhou 1358
                                14 David R. Williams 1348

                                U1400 Section

                                1 Daniel Caron 1296
                                2 Anya Singh 1220
                                3 Vahagn Aydinyan 1188
                                4 Nathan He 1171
                                5 John Hay 1125
                                6 Riley Khan 1115
                                7 Bruce Hurst 1053
                                8 Jerry McKitrick 1050
                                9 Jeremy Clark 1024
                                10 Michal Wiraszka 987
                                11 Jody Liao 955
                                12 Tawsif Saleheen unr.
                                13 Naomi Tominaga unr.

                                U1000 Section

                                1 Uthayan Rajadura 946
                                2 Ashley Caron 913
                                3 Gaurav Sheel 875
                                4 Gauri Sreekumar 862
                                5 Sato Morin 853
                                6 Jocelyn Liao 848
                                7 Brenton Lin 844
                                8 Kuni Morin 827
                                9 Brian Cameron 822
                                10 Kevin Caron 799
                                11 Fred Xiang 684
                                12 Vedant Sheel 635
                                13 Sean Kuehl unr.

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