“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! Read more: 2011 State Championships
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.
|Final 2011 Wisconsin Chess Tour Standings|
|Top 10||20%||1||Jing, Aaron C||A||1948||578.1|
|Overall||16%||2||Hoffman, Guy G||A||1912||428.7|
|5||Coons, James J||A||1801||374.8|
|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|
|Class B||14%||1||Grochowski, Robin||B||1719||396.2|
|5||John E Oberg||B||1764||189.6|
|7||Draves, Rodney A||B||1629||168.4|
|Class C||13%||1||Myaskovsky, Dmitry||C||1591||336.0|
|4||Lancour, David Tim||C||1485||212.1|
|6||Reinke, Robert T||C||1521||198.8|
|7||Dreuth, Adam Wm||C||1532||176.0|
|10||Velich, Gary D||C||1541||130.0|
|Class D||12%||1||Pahl, Sandra R||D||1384||233.0|
|8||Hegelmeyer, John A||D||1374||81.8|
|9||Holmes, Russell A||D||1316||74.4|
|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|
|11/25||North Central Open||74.51||44|
|11/25||North Central Scholastic||9.88||12|
|Total Players to date||518|
|Note:||The number of players listed in the Open Sections|
|is the sum of Open + Reserve + Scholastic.|
|Mc KINNEY, CHRISTOPHER||270.07||1780.40|
|WAGNER, JOHN JR.||253.70||1911.33|
|WANG, XIAOMING TIM||195.43||1403.20|
|Mc KINNEY, JON||183.28||1392.40|
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
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.
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State Champion: Erik Santarius