is proud to announce
The Asheboro Open XIX
Total Players: 24
Total Prizes: $510.00
Cross table: USCF Crosstable
PHOTOS: The Asheboro Open XIX
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Some Thoughts on The Asheboro Open XIX
from William "Tom" Hales, Organizer & Chief TD
December was a month to remember! I want to thank everyone for their support this month, and also
throughout the year. We have averaged 21.63 players, and $441.25 in prizes per month in 2006. While I
am pleased with these numbers, we still want to see better in 2007. My dream is to see 30 players per month in
three sections. This would put the total prizes at over $600.00 per month! What a tournament that would be! Let's
work together to make this happen.
We had some new players to The Asheboro Open this month: Matthew Marsh, Cory Marsh, Jordan Wood,
Larry Cooper, Gilberto Araya, and Theo Crawford. We hope you all enjoyed your time in Asheboro, and we
look forward to seeing you again soon! We welcome players of all ages and strengths. In Asheboro, you will
compete for the same great prizes, regardless of your rating.
The Championship Section was QUITE INTERESTING this month, and included former TAO Champions
Adam Holmes, Paul King, Jacob Parrish, and Eugene Tiselsky. Also appearing Tennessee scholastic
wonder Matthew Marsh, who dominated the field with his quick, confident style. His perfect 3-0 performance
earned him the Championship, and $150.00. Second place went to Fayetteville favorite Larry Williams, one of
NC's most active players. Larry was undefeated at 2.5, and earned a cool $70.00 for his efforts. Four players
tied for the under 1800 class prize at 1.5 each: Eugene Tiselsky, Matt Helfst, Tanner Hogue, and Jonathan Lang.
Congratulations winners, and to everyone for a great day of chess!
The Candidate's Section was dominated as well by a relatively unknown dark horse. In only his second slow tournament, Asheboro's own Jonathan McNeill took no prisoners and won clear 1st with his perfect 3-0 finish. Second place honors went to Jeff McAdams and Anish V. Shah, who tied with 2.5 each. The under 1350 Class prize was split three ways: Jordan Wood, Michael Timmons, and Larry Cooper each claimed their share with 1.5 each. Unbelievable!!
I'm excited and optimistic about North Carolina Chess in 2007! We have a superb group of newer players,
scholastic players, and seasoned veterans. We also have a team of organizers from the mountains to the coast
that help make it all happen. When you support NC Chess by attending tournaments, you are helping ensure a
bright future for the game we love. There is a Chess Renaissance sweeping the state, and I am thrilled to be a
part of it. Together, we can make this "the good old days" that everyone will talk about in years to come.
Be sure to check out our new Tournament Games Section at www.asheborochess.com. We currently have
forty-six games, and I expect to be adding more on a regular basis. This month: check out the three exciting
matches of our current champion, Matthew Marsh. You can help us make this game selection even better by
sending your Asheboro Open games to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
I appreciate everyone who helped make The Asheboro Open XIX a success: Special Assistant John Davis volunteers his time month after month to help with the tournament. This month, Jonathan McNeill pitched in to help with setup and cleanup afterward. Also, Asheboro Chess Club TD Mark Stout dropped in unexpectedly Saturday morning, spreading holiday cheer and lending a hand. Last but not least I want to thank the chess players of North Carolina for their support of the tournament this year. We can't do it without you!
The Asheboro Open XX is January 13th! Start 2007 right with North Carolina Chess!
William "Tom" Hales, Chief TD
The Asheboro Open
Asheboro Chess Club subscribes to the "Activity Means Members" philosophy of the
US Chess Federation. Rated chess attracts new members, and helps regain those who have
lapsed. We want to thank everyone who participated, and we encourage you to support other
tournaments and clubs in the area:
Asheboro Chess Club meets Tuesdays from 6:00pm until 10:00pm
at the W.H. Moring Arts Center, 125 Sunset St, Asheboro, NC 27203
Enter parking lot at Bicentennial Park, turn left, and we are right next
to First National Bank. Look for sign 125 Meeting Room.
We are USCF affiliates, and sponsor a variety of rated events.
Visit our website for more info: www.asheborochess.com
or email me with questions or comments: email@example.com