Friday, March 20, 2009

The 2009 U.S. Amateur Team Playoffs

The 2009 U.S. Amateur Team Playoffs will be played over the Internet on Saturday, March 21st (tomorrow). The location will be the First Parish Church, 3 Church Street, located right in Harvard Square on the corner of Massachusetts Avenue and Church Street.

We are planning to set up a projector so that at least one of the games will always appear on a screen, and there will be some seating in the room whose total occupancy is something like 80.

There won't be any boards set up (it's oddly against the rules); players will be playing on laptops.

Please feel free to stop by to spectate: it's free, but donations are appreciated if you'd care to give to help defray our expenses.

Play begins at 1:00 p.m. The time control is G/90 with a 30 second increment.

In the first match, the East will play the South and the West will play the North. If we (the East) win our first match, another match at the same time control will be played against the winner of the match between the West and North.
Here are the team lineups for the first match:

South vs. East

Bruci Lopez vs. Paul MacIntyre
Brian Hulse vs. Ernesto Alvarez
Gil Luna vs. Libardo Rueda
Alan Price
vs. Makaio Krienke

North vs. West

Jim Dean vs. John Bryant
Michael Yee vs. Garrett Smith
Drew Hollinberger vs. Vincent Huang
Santy Wong vs. Danny Gater

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