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The Asheboro Open 92

Saturday July 12, 2014



Thanks to all who made the Asheboro Open 91 something to remember!  Twenty-four competitors from across North Carolina gathered to compete for $500.00 in cash prizes.  In the Championship Section, we were delighted to see David High prove that persistence pays as he broke the Expert Barrier at last!  In the process, he had to beat some strong competition to claim clear 1st place and $140.00 cash.  The $70.00 second prize was split four ways between Patrick McCartney, Keith Carson, Ian Morton, and Josh TaylorBenjamin Snodgrass took home the class prize of $40.00.  Congratulations to all!

The Candidates Section proved unpredictable as Benjamin Yan dominated with three wins to earn $140.00 cash and 88 rating points!  Debs Pedigo finished strong with 2.5 points winning clear second and $70.00.  Finally, Nicodemus NJuguna had a good showing with 2.0 points to win the $40.00 class prize.

The Asheboro Open was designed to attract the best of the best from across North Carolina.  We take pride in bringing you an exceptional chess experience.  Our central location draws an eclectic mix of players from across the state.  You will be treated with respect regardless of your rating, and you will play for the same great prizes.  We are known for our generous prize payouts!  If you need a tournament director, just look over your shoulder--I'll be there.  Enjoy many fine dining and shopping opportunities without battling traffic.  Who needs that headache?  Relax, and play your best chess in Asheboro!   

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 May 27, June 10, and July 15, 2014.  Five rounds of G/8 3sec.  Entry fee is just $2.00 for adults, $1.00 for 18 or under.  Congratulations to our current Champion Josh Lawson!  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 enjoy looking forward to a rated game each week--something serious and USCF-rated.  Score keeping is encouraged, but optional.  We play one round per week G/24 5sec.  Pairings will be 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 sixteen 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/7/3 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