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The Asheboro Open 94

Saturday November 8, 2014



Thanks to all who played in the Asheboro Open 93!  Twenty-one competitors from across North Carolina gathered to compete for $440.00 in cash prizes.  In the Championship Section, draws lead to a three way tie between NM Robin Cunningham, NM Pat Siacca, and scholastic powerhouse Aaron Balleisen.  Each scored 2.5 points to tie for first place, and each took home a respectable $65.00 for their efforts.  Tobin Logan had a strong showing in the section with 2.0 points to win the $25.00 Class Prize.  Congratulations to all!

The Candidates Section had a statistically unlikely result with Julian Billiings and Venkat Shanmugavadivel tying for first place with 3.0 each.  They still earned a handsome purse of $97.50 each.  Two tied for the Class Prize:  Henry Peng and Triya Venkataraja split the $25.00 prize evenly.  (Triya Venkataraja is Venkat's young daughter; she plays with extraordinary maturity and skill!).     

The Asheboro Open has had a good run at Randolph Mall, but if all goes according to plan, we will start next year in a brand new building with much more space and less ambient noise.  I have seen the new facilities, and the word that comes to mind is AWESOME!  Stay tuned for more information. 

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 16, October 7, November 18, and December 9 2014.  Five rounds of G/8 3sec delay.  Entry fee is just $2.00 for adults, $1.00 for 18 or under.  Congratulations to our current Champions Jordan Wood and Tom Hales!  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