Sunday, September 30, 2018

Report on 2018 Charter Oak Open


Abhijit Mondal, a grad student from UConn, won first place (3-0) at the 2018 Charter Oak Open Chess Championships.

Mondal (pronounced mon-dull) is from Bangladesh and is earning a Phd in Computer Science here on a F1 work visa.

Alex Woodbury and Eugene Bystrak tied for 2nd place, each with 2-1 scores.

Only eight players entered the tournament, mostly because the weather was sunny and warm after a miserable week of rain and cold.

We welcomed seven players new to our monthly tournament program. We are especially pleased to welcome our first new member who resides in the town of Coventry; Jacob Shor, age 15.

Jacob's father, Mike, is a professor of economics at UConn Storrs. Mike played dozens of informal games with many different opponents (including myself) throughout the day. Mike and Jacob helped put back the tables and chairs.

Eight benefited from our open house policy of free admission to spectators and those who play informal games.  This policy continues forward.  We have room to welcome anyone and everyone.  You can arrive at any time between 10am and 5pm.

I wish to thank everybody for being so considerate and helpful all day long. 

 

 

2018 CHARTER OAK OPEN  (201809298062)
COVENTRY CHESS CLUB # 30
Sept 29, 2018
Rob Roy USCF Senior TD
----------------------------------------------------------------- Pair | Player Name |Total|Round|Round|Round| Num | USCF ID / Rtg (Pre->Post) | Pts | 1 | 2 | 3 | ----------------------------------------------------------------- 1 | ABHIJIT MONDAL |3.0 |W 7|W 5|W 2| CT | 16778795 / R: 1737P9 ->1799P12 | | | | | | Q: 1875P5 ->1914P8 | | | | | ----------------------------------------------------------------- 2 | EUGENE BYSTRAK |2.0 |W 8|W 3|L 1| CT | 10037913 / R: 1674 ->1665 | | | | | | Q: 1676P18->1670P21 | | | | | ----------------------------------------------------------------- 3 | ALEX BENJAMIN WOODBURY |2.0 |W 4|L 2|W 7| RI | 16606814 / R: 1115P16->1206P19 | | | | | | Q: 1066P16->1157P19 | | | | | ----------------------------------------------------------------- 4 | ARTHUR C NAGEL |1.5 |L 3|W 8|D 5| CT | 10264669 / R: 1835 ->1795 | | | | | | Q: 1514 ->1481 | | | | | ----------------------------------------------------------------- 5 | THOMAS RIZZO |1.5 |W 6|L 1|D 4| MA | 10017769 / R: 1565 ->1570 | | | | | | Q: 1565P10->1553P13 | | | | | ----------------------------------------------------------------- 6 | JACOB E SHOR |1.5 |L 5|D 7|W 8| CT | 16792453 / R: Unrated-> 979P3 | | | | | | Q: Unrated-> 967P3 | | | | | ----------------------------------------------------------------- 7 | SAMUEL SIRAG |0.5 |L 1|D 6|L 3| CT | 16775486 / R: Unrated-> 907P3 | | | | | | Q: Unrated-> 880P3 | | | | | ----------------------------------------------------------------- 8 | YASH PONNABOYINA |0.0 |L 2|L 4|L 6| CT | 16752640 / R: 684P5 -> 670P8 | | | | | | Q: 684P5 -> 669P8 | | | | | -----------------------------------------------------------------

 

 

Our next tournament => October 27; 2018 Connecticut Harvest Open. This will be our fourth tournament at the new location; Mill Brook Place.

As a result of observing what works for our lunch service; I can reduce all the stuff we need down to 8 boxes (from 16 boxes).

I have also come up with an easier way to deliver my stuff (using the side entrance and a wheel-cart) to the kitchen from my car.

I re-injured my back again at our August 11 Nutmeg State Open. I carried far too many heavy objects.  I was in excruciating pain for 3-4 days. I started using a cane.

I went to a back-injury doctor, got x-rays. Then I did 5 sessions of rehabilitation therapy. My back pain is now improving.  I do exercises every day, and use a TENS therapy device to send electrical impulses to my back.

I appreciate it when others help with some of the work our chess group needs to operate.  

Abhijit Mondal, left. Wins 2018 Charter Oak Open 3-0. Rob Roy, organizer, at right.


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2018 Connecticut Harvest Open

Saturday October 27

         $160-1st, $80-2nd.  (Top 2 Prizes Guaranteed.)
         Top U1600 wins $30 in EF Credit when 12+ players.

FUTURE DATES COVENTRY CHESS CLUB:

Oct 27 2018 Connecticut Harvest Open

Nov 17 2018 Yankee Peddler Open

Dec 15 2018 Holiday Party Open

Jan 12 2019 Coventry Open

Feb 23 2019 Eastern Connecticut Open

Mar 16 2019 Greater Hartford Open

Apr 13 2019 Nathan Hale Open

May 18 2019 Constitution State Open

June 22 2019 Coventry Summer Open