2013 US Open in WI

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Mike Nietman2 on Mon Jun 24, 2013 8:08 pm #260324

Hi all,

Let me know if anyone has any questions about the 2013 US Open. The playing site is the Madison Marriott West in Middleton, WI. The Marriott has a carpeted convention center that we’ll be playing in. There is also a large carpeted ballroom where the meetings and Denker/Barber/NGIT Opening Ceremony will be held. All of these are on the first floor of the garden style hotel.

Wisconsin is proud to host the event. The last time it was held in Wisconsin was 1953!

I’ve heard reports that the room block has filled up. If anyone has an issue with getting a reservation at the hotel, please contact Pat Smith at the USCF office and she will arrange to have the room block made larger. She has already done this a couple of times. Once the hotel is full, we have a spillover hotel if necessary that is right across the street.

On the event’s information page there is a link to a PDF that I created with information on the area of the hotel. Note especially the restaurants within a ten minute walk of the hotel.

Be sure to check flight schedules often. We’ve seen prices rise and fall overnight. I use http://www.itasoftware.com to find the cheapest flights then go to the airline’s sites to book. If you’re still worried that a flight to Madison is too expensive, consider flying into Milwaukee (MKE) or Chicago O’Hare (ORD) and taking a bus to Madison. Either http://www.badgerbus.com (Milwaukee) or http://www.vangalderbus.com (O’Hare) will drop you off at Dutch Mill Park and Ride. It’ll still be a $20-$25 cab ride (estimate) to get to the west side hotel.

If you’re driving, find US-12 which we call the Beltline Highway in Madison. The Marriott is right at exit 252.

Looking forward to a great event and save some room in your suitcase for a large block of cheddar!


Mike Nietman
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Emerald City Open Results

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Fred and Carol Kleist directed 44 players in two sections at the Seattle Chess Club on June 14-16, 2013. In the open section 3 players finished with 4-1 scores: Roland Feng, Bryce Tiglon and Patrick Van Dyke. Noah Yeo won the reserve section with 4.5.5. 2nd was Mark Kelly with 4-1.

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16 Players Take Part in Seattle CC June Quads

Fred Kleist of Seattle directed the 4 quads held on June 8. Michael Lin of California won the top quad with 3-0 and pushed his rating above 2200. Ben Wyde scored 3-0 to top his quad. 2.5-.5 by Rafik Robeal won his quad. Another 3-0 score by Freya Gulamali topped her quad section. Time control for the event was Game/120 d5.

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2013 Newport Oregon June Open results

Corey Russell of Southern Oregon winner of 2013 Newport June Open.
Corey Russell of Southern Oregon winner of 2013 Newport June Open.

35 players in 4 sections took part.
Open Section of 8 players: Corey Russell won 4.0.. and Becca Lampman of Vancouver WA, order second with 3.0..
In Premier Maxwell Sun of Oregon won with 3.5. David Bannon of Oregon and Paul Leblanc of BC followed with 2.5..
Reserve was won by William Hanlan of Oregon with 3.5.. Sean Zlatnik of Oregon had 3.0 and Ralph Anthony of Washington 2.5
Booster won by Jacob Slavik of Oregon with 4.0…
H. G. Pitre of Seattle was the TD with assistance from Jeff Roland of Boise.
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Oregon Open Labor Day Weekend

62nd Annual Oregon Open
Aug. 31, tadalafil Sept. 1&2, 2013
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6-round Swiss: 2 sections, Open & Reserve (under 1800)
Time Control: 40 moves in 2 hours, sudden death in 1 hour, 5 second delay (40/2; SD/1; d5)
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Open: 1st $600; 2nd $330; 3rd $220 U2000: 1st $250; 2nd $180; 3rd $120
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Reserve: 1st $400; 2nd $250; 3rd $150 U1600, U1400, U1200 each $150-90-60
Unrated players limited to class prizes of $100 in Open, $60 in reserve
Entry: $60; $10 discount for all who register and pay by August 28
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