is proud to announce


The Asheboro Open XXIV




 Total Players:     21 

 Total Prizes:      $430.00

 Cross table:       USCF Crosstable 


 PHOTOS:           The Asheboro Open XXIV

                             The Asheboro Open XXIII

                             The Asheboro Open XXII

                             The Asheboro Open XXI

                             The Asheboro Open XX

                             The Asheboro Open XIX

                             The Asheboro Open XVIII





                                                Section Winners:


Championship (Open; 1600-UP):   
1st:            Ken Ivens, Jonathan Hudson, Larry Williams (2.5)                  $  62.00 each
2nd:           Combined with 1st.                                                                     ---------
Class:        Lev Zilberter (2.0)                                                                   $  30.00

Candidates (UNR-1599):

1st:             Jonathan McNeill  (3.0)                                                         $125.00
2nd:            Zachary High (2.0)                                                                $ 60.00                                      
Class:         Dr. Walter High                                                                     $ 30.00

Some Thoughts on The Asheboro Open XXIV

from William "Tom" Hales, Organizer & Chief TD


Attendance was awesome this month--up 25% from 2006.  We had 21 players (if you count

me as a house player).  I have been thrilled to see the explosive growth of small Saturday

Swiss tournaments in North Carolina.  No matter where you live in the state, there is an

event within driving distance.  There are still a few geographic holes, but for the most part

North Carolina has reached a saturation point. 


I don't know about you, but more chess is a good thing in my book!  There are so many

good choices, the only problem for me is that I'd love to attend them all.


While this month's report is a little late, GET READY for a NEW level of service starting in

June 2007!  Things are going to get FASTER, FOLKS.  What can YOU expect?  As always,

we will do everything possible to get The Asheboro Open USCF rated in less than one day

(often by the same evening).  Feedback from players has proven to be quite positive in

this regard.


Still, I am always looking for opportunities to improve YOUR experience in Asheboro. 

I have NOT been satisfied with the speed of update for our Results & Photos.  Starting in

June 2007, my goal is to have everything done within one day.  I believe it is possible,

due to some more efficient methods that are being implemented. 


Can it be done?  Can you really expect a tournament to be USCF rated, with photos,

commentary, games, and video in one day or less?  Stay TUNED!!  We are going to

attempt the seemingly IMPOSSIBLE.  Why?  Because you deserve FRESH news, and

that's what we intend to bring you.            


I have some FANTASTIC NEWS!  One of the things beyond our control has been

some problems with our venue at Days Inn.  There has been a change in ownership,

and we are expecting dramatic changes.  Some of these changes were already in place

at this tournament.  The NEW OWNERS have a different attitude:  that our players

deserve peace & quiet.  There were no significant noise problems at The Asheboro

Open this month.  They are also zealous about cleaning and maintenance.  I

believe we can expect a complete TURNAROUND. 


We came close to changing venues in the past due to ongoing noise problems, and

maintenance issues.  I was determined to hold out for a while, since no business could

continue to operate in such a manner.  This change has been a long time coming, and

we couldn't be happier.


Before I go, I want to thank Jonathan McNeill and Jacob Parrish for their help with setup

this month.  Also, Dr. Walter High assisted me with directing duties.  Last but NOT least,

Tanner Hogue became a roving cameraman for us.  Much of the great footage in our video

coverage this month is due to his volunteer effort.


I think the Mother's Day comments were awesome!


The Asheboro Open XXV is June 9th!  Come see for yourself why we call this the

BIG TOURNAMENT experience.  The LPO is just around the corner.  Now is the time to

put some ZING into your game!




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.

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