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The Asheboro Open 99

Saturday September 19, 2015

The Asheboro Open at Randolph Senior Adults Center

347 West Salisbury St.  Asheboro, NC 27203

(Note:  Asheboro Chess Club still meets at Asheboro Public Library)


Our new tournament location is at the Randolph County Senior Adults Center, 347 West Salisbury St. Asheboro, NC 27203.  This is a brand new facility with space for up to 100 players!  Dining is a short drive at less than two miles from US 64.  There is also a Subway less than half a mile away on Fayetteville St., and an eclectic assortment of downtown restaurants within walking distance.  Ample parking is available.  Prepare to be impressed!


 We need your support in our new facility, where it's "All About That Space!"  It's clean and comfortable, with one board per table, LARGE convenient restrooms, and a lounge area.  Many players have commented favorably on our new location, comparing it to larger tournaments held in hotels.  If you haven't been to Asheboro lately, why not try something different?  We will do our utmost to ensure that your playing experience is second to none!  Our goal is to provide you with a "Big Tournament" experience, and chess memories to cherish for a lifetime.  The Asheboro Open:  Serving North Carolina chess players for 10 years! 

Thanks to all who played in the Asheboro Open 98!  Thirty-one mental jousters from across North Carolina gathered to compete for $660.00 in cash prizes, a payout of 88%.  In the Championship Section, three players tied for 1st with 2.5 points each:  Josh Lawson, Priyav Chandna, and James Dill.  Each won $73.33 in cool cash.  In the Candidates Section, Scott McInnis and Chase Gauldin shared first place honors with 2.5 points, winning $97.50 each.  Asheboro's Homer Cantrell cinched the class prize with 1.5 points to win $25.00.  In the Club Section, Virginia's Kyle Sutton was perfect at 3-0 to win first place and $130.00.  A four-way free for all occurred with four players splitting second place:  Walter High, Matthew Elliot, Dennis Warren, and Mitchell Bennett shared 2nd place winning $21.67 each.  (Dennis Warren actually received $25.00 due to qualifying for the Class Prize).  Congratulations to all!   

Be sure to check out Asheboro Chess Club on FACEBOOK!  We've posted tons of great photos from The Asheboro Open 98, and other club news.  Please be sure to "like" our page.  We are also looking for positive reviews. 

We appreciate your continued support.  Click "The Asheboro Open" link below for more info!  Credit or Debit Cards welcome with pre-registration!  Satisfaction guaranteed, or double your fun back! 


The Quick Study & The Ricochet  


Our upcoming Ricochet tournaments will be September 15, 2015, October 20, 2015, November 17, 2015, and December 15, 2015.  Five rounds of G/8 3 sec delay.  Entry fee is just $2.00 for adults, $1.00 for 18 or under. This tournament is a lot of fun if you enjoy a quick pace and exciting finishes!  Round one is a 7pm; arrive by 6:45pm or call in advance to be paired.

The Quick Study Chess Tournament series is also currently underway in Asheboro.  We look forward to a rated game each week--something serious and USCF-rated.  Score keeping is encouraged, but optional.  We play one round per week at G/24 5 sec delay.  Pairings are based loosely on Swiss System rules, but with TD discretion for modifications to enhance everyone's playing experience.  Entry is FREE; $1.00 donations are accepted to help cover our rating expenses.  That's $1.00 per tournament, not per round--a completely voluntary system.  Action usually starts around 7:30pm, please call or email in advance since we sometimes start early. 

A further explanation about tournament director modifications on the pairings.  Since there are no prizes, the goal of having decent pairings will take precedence over the goal of achieving a clear winner.  If a 2000 rated player shows up with no points, strict Swiss pairing may have them play a 1300.  I would intervene, and try to pair them with someone 1800-up.  Also, every effort will be made to avoid pairing people who ride in together. 

Whether it's The Ricochet, or The Quick Study, there's rated chess in Asheboro every Tuesday!  Join us!  If you are running last minute, be sure to call me (336) 460-6882. 



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Asheboro Chess Club is currently celebrating seventeen years of chess memories.  Conveniently located in the center of North Carolina, we meet weekly at the Asheboro Public Library.  Players of all ages and strengths are welcome.  Our ultimate goal is to serve as a conduit into rated chess activity.  We believe that rated chess is the backbone of a strong chess community.

In keeping with this goal, we sponsor The Asheboro Open, a monthly USCF rated tournament that draws players from across the state and beyond.  Area players also enjoy our popular Tuesday Night Tournaments series, featuring The Ricochet--five quick rounds of rated Game/8 3 delay excitement.

Asheboro Chess Club has a team of dedicated tournament directors, teachers, and volunteers who work tirelessly to bring you the Complete Chess Experience.  For more information, simply click one of the handy links above. 


In Memory of Tracy Callis

In Memory of Laurin Keller