2009 Class Championships Round 4 of 6
on 12/02/09 7:00 PM 30/60, SD/60, 5 sec delay
These are 4 hour games, all of them should be over by 11:15 PM and many games are done by 10:30. I have noticed that this allows extra time for players to go over their games and socialize more with other players. So far most players are adapting well to the new time control, although there is always a vocal minority who want either longer or shorter time controls. We can't please everyone, which is why we try to mix it up a bit, rather than always play the same time control as some players have suggested (so they can stay in their "rhythm"). Also it is good for players to learn how to set their clocks, an essential skill that many players overlook. One reason we prefer the black Excaliber clocks is that they are much easier to set than many of the other brands. We have them on sale at the club.
I would love to see some comments on the message board about your preferred time control. As a chessplayer, I think you have to be adaptable, just like on the chessboard where things are constantly changing and you have to adjust to the new conditions. Change is good and healthy for you, I don't want to get stuck in a rut. If you want really high quality chess with lots of time then why not play in the Southern California Open where there were 6 hour games? Some of these players asking for longer time controls were conspicuously absent from that event, so I don't have a lot of sympathy for their position.
Entry Fee: $25. Two byes allowed, except no byes allowed for the last round. Call the club phone at 619-239-7166 or just email TD Chuck Ensey at email@example.com to request a bye. Please get email requests in by 4 PM on Wednesday and phone requests in by 6:30 PM.
There are 5 Sections with a total of 67 players so far, including 3 players who have already withdrawn from the event.
Here are the Results for Round 4:
"The Masters" (15 players)
Remember the winner of this section gets a berth into the 2010 Club Championship without having to qualify through the arduous 7 round Markowski Open...
Bd 1 Jason Qu (2 1/2) - Raoul Crisologo (2 1/2) 1-0
Bd 2 Mario Amodeo (2 1/2) - Paul Agron (2) 1-0
Bd 3 Ben Barquin (2) - Alejandrino Baluran (1 1/2) 1/2-1/2
Bd 4 Jim Humphrey (1 1/2) - Erik Kuniholm (0) 1/2-1/2 Erik filled in for Fausto
Bd 5 George Zeigler (1 1/2) - Jamieson Pryor (1 1/2) 1-0
Bd 6 Fawsi Murra Jr (1) - Roberto Aiello (1 1/2) 1-0
Bye: Fausto Robles (1 1/2)
Withdraw: Manuel Herrera (1/2)
Class A (17 players)
Bd 10 Phillip Roth (2 1/2) - Esteban Escobedo (2 1/2) 0-1
Bd 11 Chris Wonnell (2) - Thomas Fries (2) 0-1
Bd 12 Bob Defore (1 1/2) - Alfredo Deleon (2) 0-1
Bd 13 David Saponara (1 1/2) - Chuck Ensey (1 1/2) 1-0
Bd 14 Buddy Morris (1 1/2) - Joel Batchelor (1 1/2) 0-1
Bd 15 David Delgadillo (1 1/2) - Pejman Sagart (1 1/2) 1/2-1/2
Bd 16 Robert Draper (1) - Damani Fair (1) 0-1
Bd 17 Fawsi Jose Murra (1/2) - Shaun Sweitzer (1/2) 1-0
Bye: Dayne Freitag (2)
Class B (15 players)
Bd 20 Erik Marquis (2 1/2) - Matt Souza (3) 0-1
Bd 21 Brian Kelly (2) - Ron Rezendes (2) 0-1
Bd 22 Mayra Murra (2) - James Coulston (0) 1/2-1/2 Jim filled in for Julian who was AWOL
Bd 23 Jerry Soelberg (1 1/2) - Anthony Harbone (1 1/2) 1-0
Bd 24 Hector Gonzalez (1 1/2) - Tom Kuhn (1 1/2) 1-0
Bd 25 Fred Borges (1) - Daniel Barone (1) 1-0
Bd 26 Mark Lawless (1/2) - Rocio Murra (1) No score reported!! Chio emails me that Mark won. This is like the umpeenth time he has failed to report his score, I think a fine is in order here. Any suggestions? Maybe we should make him mop the floor or something!
Bye: Steve Perry (0)
Class C (10 players)
Bd 28 Robert Henderson (2 1/2) - James Sturtevant (2) 1-0
Bd 29 Patrick Edwards (2) - Roger Wathen (2) 0-1
Bd 30 Karl Lindberg (1) - James Coulston (2) 0F-1F
Bd 31 Jim Krooskos (1/2) - Jerry Qu (2) 1-0
Bye: Cristhian Garcia (1/2)
Class D and below (10 players)
Bd 33 Tom Lavoy (2 1/2) - Monica Ness (2 1/2) 1-0
Bd 34 Bill Murray (2) - Maria Murra (2) 1-0
Bd 35 Edgar Lopez (2) - Vaishnavi Rao (1 1/2) 1-0
Bd 36 Keith Wetterer (0) - Samuel Odedina (1)
Bye: Arnold Berlin (1)
Also don't forget about the Fischer Random (Chess 960) tournament on Thursday nights for those players who like to try something new...
Regarding Chuck's appeal for time control feedback, my preference is always for slower, like the 40/100, g/1 we usually had years ago (or even slower) with adjournments for long games. However, other issues arise with such formats, like adjudication, getting home late, etc.ReplyDelete
The Club does a good job compromising by sprinkling in various time controls. That's why I have not lobbied for slow unless asked. I really appreciate when a fast and a slow tournament is run side by side, giving a player a choice of time controls, which means the TD doesn't go home until the last of the slow games is finished. So basically, I'm just grateful for how giving our staff is; you guys provide wonderful formats and deserve our gratitude and respect.