Saturday, October 2, 2010

Busy End to 2010!!

Year End Awards are winding down.

If you're chasing a year end award your prize is in sight! The cut off for ratings based awards (Most Improved and Rookie of the Year) is Friday, Nov 5. The SC Champs will be after this deadline so it won't help (or hurt!) your rating for award purposes.

Here are upcoming events before the rating deadline:
Oct 9-10 - 1st Annual National Chess Day and Festival - Charleston
Oct 23 - Reverse Angle 20 - Charlotte
Oct 29-31 - LPO - Greensboro

and after the deadline:
Nov 5-7 -71st SC Champs - Columbia
Nov 20 - Folloween Open 3 - Charleston
Dec 10-12 - Greater Charlotte Championship - Charlotte

We still have Ashland Quick XXI, Ashland XVIII & Ashland Quick XXII remaining that count toward the Player of the Year Awards and Most active.

Remember! You must play in at least 10 rated club sponsored games and at least 2 games in the last 3 months to be eligible for awards!

The complete rules are HERE.

Here are the Current Leaders:

Player of the Year: Ralph Buske***** Jr. Player of the Year: Ben Caiello
Rookie of the Year: Micah Goss **** Jr. Rookie of the Year: Thomas Sylvia
Most Improved : Birney Blind **** Jr. Most Improved: Dan Caiello
Most Active: Ralph Buske

Full Standings are HERE.

Trophies will be awarded Dec 23.

Bughouse Tournament!
Casual Night Oct28.

This will be just for fun. No entry fees, no prizes, Just Bragging Rights! No membership required!! Anyone can play in this tournament for Free!

Registration will end at 7:50. Round 1 will start at 8:00.
Round Robin if six teams or less, five round swiss if seven teams or more.

These are Blitz games. Game 5 minutes, no delay.

Bughouse Rules are HERE. If you are going to play, please read them to avoid confusion!

Beginning with Ashland Quick XXI (Oct 21) the Chief TD will be listed for each tournament. You can email him by Wed evening or call/text BEFORE 7:15 Thurs to be paired. If you wander in unannounced after 7:15 you will only be paired if there is an odd number of players and after the tournament round has been paired and started.

We plan to begin broadcasting the Top Board(s??) again with A18.


New format for Ashland XVIII!

Five round Swiss. Two Sections. One round a week for five weeks. Entry fee $3 a round for club members, $5 a round for non-members. One bye allowed, No last round byes.

Registration ends at 7:15, Rounds start at 7:30. Game 90

Open Section
First Place $35, Second Place $20, U1805 $15 U1605 $15. Club members with a floor of 1800 receive free entry, $10 will be deducted from any prize won.

Amateur Section (U1505), Game 90, First Place $35, Second Place $20, U1205 $15 U1000 $15.

Perfect score (5-0, byes do not count) wins free entry into a Cola Club tournament.

Chief TD: Halliday


A final tournament has been added for Dec 30. We're going to try something new, and it will be dual rated (it affects your regular and quick ratings).

Ashland Action Chief TD: Halliday

Your last rated games of 2010!

One Open Section 4 round SS G30. Prize fund $480 b/28

Entry fee $20 club members, $30 non members.

Prizes: 1st $150 2nd $100 3rd $50 U1605 $95 U1205 $85

Rounds 7:00 8:15 9:30 & 10:45 Registration for first round ends at 6:50. Register by 8:05 and receive a .5 point bye for first round.

Two half point byes available. Must commit before 8:05.


Plenty of Chess coming up in the next three months! Get out and play!!

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