Thursday, August 13, 2009

Hauptturnier and Patzerturnier 2009

At last evening's board meeting, Bernardo Iglesias, head of the tournament committee, brought up several issues about the championship cycle - Weaver Adams, Reubens-Landey, and the Championship itself, and also the Hauptturnier, which runs parallel.

The Hauptturnier I believe was initiated by Bob Fuhro to provide a challenging event for the best club players who hadn't qualified for the Championship. After extensive discussion the board voted to limit the Hauptturnier to the 10 highest rated players who register. There is a signup sheet posted in the club - if you are interested please sign up and give your phone number and email address. If you can't make it to the club, you can email or

If more than 10 players register, the lower rated players will play in a Swiss or Round Robin. Alex Cherniack and Bill Kelleher suggested the corresponding tournament would be for, ... what's the German word?... for patzers. So, if there is sufficient interest, we will sponsor the first annual Patzerturnier. I think I might try to register for that one directly - I should qualify.
Poster Image by Stasys

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