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2011 State Championships

  • Written by Benjamin Corcoran
  • Published: 20 September 2011
  • Last Updated: 27 June 2012
“There’s something in the water of Wausau”
This was one exciting tournament with a total of forthy-eight players. Twenty-one in the Open, nineteen in the Reserve, eight in the Scholastic, and one house player (me) that got beat up a lot during the tournament. Seven of the twenty-one players in the Premier section were experts, and were ready to do some battle to acquire the title of State Champ!

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2011 Arpad Elo Open

  • Written by Administrator
  • Published: 20 May 2011
  • Last Updated: 27 June 2012

2011 Arpad Elo

Written by Ben Corcoran

Brian Villarreal and Brady Harder are your Co-Champions of the 2011 Arpad Elo!

Not to forget, all the Class winners ended up in a tie! Kelly Borman, Josiah Stein, and Aaron Jing for Class A. Class B went to Jeff Darensbourg and John Oberg. Class C went to David Lancour and Dmitry Myaskovsky. Sandra Pahl and Mike Lawrence ran away with Class D. Last but not least, Abhyudhaya Venkat and Sahith Puthireddy are U1200 winners.

I want to thank everyone that participated in this years Arpad Elo tournament. Please check out www.benzochess.com for the full story, games, and pictures from the tournament. I will try to gather games from the tournament and post them up as soon as I can.

2011 Final Tour Standings

  • Written by Mike
  • Published: 07 May 2010
  • Last Updated: 23 June 2012

 

Final  2011  Wisconsin  Chess  Tour  Standings
             
Prize Prize     Rating Average Total
Group Fund Rank Name Class Rating Points
Top 10 20% 1 Jing, Aaron C A 1948 578.1
Overall 16% 2 Hoffman, Guy G A 1912 428.7
    3 Jin, David  Expert 2028 403.9
    4 Grochowski, Robin B 1719 396.2
    5 Coons, James J A 1801 374.8
    6 Williams, Wm   Master 2204 361.5
    7 Myaskovsky, Dmitry C 1591 336.0
    8 Raghavan, Vijay  Expert 2061 326.4
    9 Cardenas, David R A 1938 316.2
    10 Zhou, Jerry Zhexua A 1927 305.4
    1 Jing, Aaron C A 1948 578.1
    2 Hoffman, Guy G A 1912 428.7
Class A 15% 3 Coons, James J A 1801 374.8
    4 Cardenas, David R A 1938 316.2
    5 Zhou, Jerry Zhexua A 1927 305.4
    6 Sachs, Derek A 1947 272.3
    7 Pokorski, Jeffrey A 1804 257.5
    8 Nietman, Mike A 1831 248.8
    9 Jayne, Ryan A 1881 234.5
    10 Christensen, Wade A 1813 231.8
Class B 14% 1 Grochowski, Robin B 1719 396.2
    2 Grochowski, Andrew B 1725 225.9
    3 Sagunsky, David B 1675 215.1
    4 Hildeman, Jonathan B 1729 207.5
    5 John E Oberg B 1764 189.6
    6 Liang, Adream B 1645 185.6
    7 Draves, Rodney A B 1629 168.4
    8 Fogec, Tom B 1617 162.2
    9 Suri, Shiva B 1698 144.5
    10 Schladweiler, Matt B 1688 111.3
Class C 13% 1 Myaskovsky, Dmitry C 1591 336.0
    2 Corcoran, Ben C 1518 253.0
    3 Kosterman, Dennis C 1501 249.6
    4 Lancour, David Tim C 1485 212.1
    5 Shi, Tinglin C 1556 201.5
    6 Reinke, Robert T C 1521 198.8
    7 Dreuth, Adam Wm C 1532 176.0
    8 Hernandez, Joe C 1574 168.9
    9 Wainscott, Chris C 1502 142.4
    10 Velich, Gary D C 1541 130.0
Class D 12% 1 Pahl, Sandra R D 1384 233.0
    2 Rasmussen, Kenneth D 1396 182.0
    3 Ma, Leo D 1262 111.5
    4 Azbel, Joseph D 1329 98.8
    5 Kaczmarek, Daniel D 1356 89.9
    6 Breuer, Michael D 1291 82.9
    7 Smith, Nathan D 1298 82.5
    8 Hegelmeyer, John A D 1374 81.8
    9 Holmes, Russell A D 1316 74.4
    10 Ulrich, Susanna D 1253 71.5
U-1200 10% 1 Karimikonda, Teja U-1200 1118 162.8
    2 Jing, Daniel U-1200 801 91.8
    3 Abhyudhaya Venkat U-1200 974 85.4
    4 Williams, Wendell U-1200 1144 79.2
    5 Liang, Able U-1200 899 77.2
    6 Yan, Benjamin U-1200 354 67.6
    7 McNeel, Andrew U-1200 1166 67.2
    8 Kandukuri, Suraj U-1200 1169 59.8
    9 Eihusen, Laurel U-1200 1196 52.8
             
    Date Event Points Players  
    2/26 Winter Open 75.63 51  
    3/26 Waukesha Memorial Open 101.56 62  
    3/26 Waukesha Memorial RBO 30.69 13  
    4/16 HC XIII / Open 189.07 104  
    4/16 HC XIII / Reserve 78.37 47  
    4/30 Arpad Elo Open 70.23 41  
    7/23 Green Bay Open 132.01 85  
    9/3 State Champ / Open 91.20 48  
    9/3 State Champ / Reserve 40.58 19  
    9/3 State Champ / Schol 11.25 8  
    10/1 Badger Open 54.62 34  
    10/1 Badger Reserve 26.25 8  
    11/25 North Central Open 74.51 44  
    11/25 North Central Scholastic 9.88 12  
    12/10 Wisconsin Memorial 73.94 49  
      Total Players to date   518  
             
    Note: The number of players listed in the Open Sections  
      is the sum of Open + Reserve + Scholastic.  

2007 Final Tour Standings

  • Written by Arlen
  • Published: 10 February 2008
  • Last Updated: 12 February 2008
2007 WCA Tour Total
Pointsavg rtng
BETANELI, ALEX 617.942286.63
HOFFMAN, GUY 550.411917.33
WIJETUNGE, IVAN 430.591834.29
PARKER, ANTHONY 425.281960.33
NIETMAN, MIKE 366.371876.33
KENNY, JOEL 364.271799.71
SANTARIUS, ERIK 362.882173.00
GROCHOWSKI, ROBIN 314.271728.00
GROCHOWSKI, ANDREW 312.071636.86
PAN, HONGKAI 306.751514.83
PAHL, SANDY 287.401332.50
CARDENAS, DAVID 272.061900.00
Mc KINNEY, CHRISTOPHER 270.071780.40
BAUMGARTNER, CHRIS 262.151750.83
WEBNE-BEHRMAN, GEREMY 258.711510.43
COONS, JAMES 256.751866.33
WAGNER, JOHN JR. 253.701911.33
LUO, BRIAN 245.442073.20
STAMNOV, ALEKSANDAR 237.072238.33
CONANT, MATT 208.592047.25
OLK, BILL 207.041807.00
WANG, XIAOMING TIM 195.431403.20
SCHLADWEILER, MATTHEW 187.591526.25
KANE, JEREMY 183.772077.50
Mc KINNEY, JON 183.281392.40
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2005 Wisconsin Chess Tour

  • Written by Administrator
  • Published: 26 May 2005
  • Last Updated: 07 March 2006

It's Vaja By a Nose

Ashish Vaja, with a late rush, pipped NM Alex Betaneli at the post and won the 2005 Wisconsin Chess Tour by 21.4 points.

Guy Hoffman, after a brief scare from Gary Aranovich ran away from the rest of the Class A field, winning by almost 230 points. Class B went to Brian Luo by more than 40 points over Jonathan Prenot. Chris McKinney took Class C by almost 38 points over Alan Shmidov, while Sandy Pahl won Class D and Jon McKinney won the Under1200 prize.

Read more: 2005 Wisconsin Chess Tour

Subcategories

Active flyers we have received for events in Wisconsin

The State Scholastic Chess Championships are held every year in the spring, toward the end of the school year. They began in Milwaukee but moved to Oskosh to be more accessible to schools in the rest of the state.

The Arpad Elo Memorial actually began as the Elo Open while Arpad Elo was still alive. After his death it moved to Madison for many years before becoming a roving tournament.

This tournament is held in the fall every year, just after the school year begins.

This is a closed tournament, open only to residents of Wisconsin and past champions. It started out being held in early May, moved to Memorial Day weekend for many years, and gradually moved to Labor Day weekend.