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2000 Wisconsin Chess Tour

And The Beat Goes On

As the Wisconsin Chess Tour rounds the halfway post and heads for home, Guy Hoffman leads with 362.75 points, over Neil Gleason's 345.25.

This marks a continuation of the trend for the last few years, when the tour has been won by a class player, rather than an Expert or a Master. This year the top master is Bill Williams, currently in third place with 335 points. The next master is current state champ Alex Betaneli, in 14th place with 191.25 points.

The top Expert this year is last year's State co-champ, Brian Lilly, in 7th place overall with 258.5 points, just ahead of last year's Tour winner, Josh Zillmer with 242.75 points.

The Tour was designed to promote Wisconsin chess tournaments, by giving a prize to players who have done well in many tournaments in the state. Since the tour score is cumulative, the more state tournaments you play in during the year, the better your score.

Overall Standings

Player Points Avg Rating
HOFFMAN, GUY 362.75 1936
GLEASON, NEIL 345.25 1839
WILLIAMS, BILL 335 2215
WAGNER, JOHN 316.25 1921
CETERSKI, KEN 274.5 1767
GARCIA, JUAN DIEGO 274.5 1545
LILLY, BRIAN 258.5 2121
ZILLMER, JOSHUA 242.75 1911
SCHUELER, JOE 233.75 2010
CETERSKI, TOM 231.5 1773
DIMA, VLAD 204 2094
FIXEL, MICHAEL 194.5 1421
VAJA, ASHISH 192.25 1373
BETANELI, ALEX 191.25 2285
OLK, BILL 172.5 1810
SCHMIDT, RANDY 171 1976
SCHMITT, LARRY 168.5 1611
SCHNEEBERGER, JOSEPH 166.25 1614
NIETMAN, MIKE 158.25 1810
SAGUNSKI, DAVID 152 1645
VOO, JUSTIN 152 1124
YOUNKLE, DOUG 148.5 1900
ELGER, WILLIAM 144 1967
GLEASON, MICHAEL 144 1726
RESK, DAVID 142.25 1291
TENNANT, STEVE 141.5 2243

EXPERT

Player Points Avg Rating
LILLY, BRIAN 258.5 2121
SCHUELER, JOE 233.75 2010
DIMA, VLAD 204 2094
Van BUSKIRK, DOUGLAS 135 2099
BECKER, ALLEN 122 2050
HAYES, RAYMOND 104.75 2100
YOUNKER, LARRY 87 2012
BORMAN, KELLY 68.25 2004
KOWALSKE, KYLE 65 2071
WENZ, WILLIAM 59.5 2002

CLASS A

Player Points Avg Rating
HOFFMAN, GUY 362.75 1936
GLEASON, NEIL 345.25 1839
WAGNER, JOHN 316.25 1921
ZILLMER, JOSHUA 242.75 1911
OLK, BILL 172.5 1810
SCHMIDT, RANDY 171 1976
NIETMAN, MIKE 158.25 1810
YOUNKLE, DOUG 148.5 1900
ELGER, WILLIAM 144 1967
La PLANTE, BRUCE 129 1853
MAES, THOMAS 129 1800

CLASS B

Player Points Avg Rating
CETERSKI, KEN 274.5 1767
CETERSKI, TOM 231.5 1773
SCHMITT, LARRY 168.5 1611
SCHNEEBERGER, JOSEPH 166.25 1614
SAGUNSKI, DAVID 152 1645
GLEASON, MICHAEL 144 1726
COONS, JAMES 130.75 1692
LANE, JON 110 1708
RASO, PAUL 75 1717
BECKER, WILLIAM 75 1667
PICKEL, MIKE 75 1611

CLASS C

Player Points Avg Rating
GARCIA, JUAN DIEGO 274.5 1545
FIXEL, MICHAEL 194.5 1421
FRICANO, PAUL 119.5 1427
ALLEN, JESSE 117 1432
BAILEY, CHRISTOPHER 96 1420
SHAMPO, BRUCE 89.25 1460
PAPERMASTER, MEYER 88.5 1404
KITTSLEY, SCOTT 88 1502
HEGELMEYER, JOHN 70 1421
Mc LAREN, JOHN 60 1400
MURTAUGH, WILLIAM 57.25 1408
CAMPBELL, ADAM 51 1481
FONS, ROBERT 51 1423
AILES, TIM 50 1434
LUSTER, SEAN 47 1456
SHELLHAMER, TED 47 1431

UNDER 1400

Player Points Avg Rating
VAJA, ASHISH 192.25 1373
VOO, JUSTIN 152 1124
RESK, DAVID 142.25 1291
CETERSKI, MARTHA 114.5 1336
VIDUGIRIS, GAUDENIS 99.5 990
RICK, GEORGE 91.5 1183
WATTERS, GEOFFREY 91.25 1380
LUBINSKI, PAUL 90 1280
FLOOD, ROBERT 84 1363
WRIGHT, GARY 80 1187
PARKER, ANTHONY 78.5 1317
MADDEN, DONALD 78.5 1140
NICKIEL, JIM 75 1326
DAVEN, JEFF 69 1313
RODEY, RICK 67 1207
KOUBA, LUKE 63 1129
TEAT, MICHAEL 62.5 1134
DUPUIS, ERIK 60 1398
WRIGHT, DENNY 60 1345
CAULS, GEORGE 60 0

Summary of Events

Event PLAYERS POINTS
WAUKESHA MEMORIAL 40 72
NORTHEASTERN 50/35 150/55
U.W. MILWAUKEE 62 85
STATE CLOSED 39/26 117/48
WESTERN OPEN 54 93
GREEN BAY OPEN