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2019 Summer Spectacular Begins June 24!

***You can still jump into this event with half-point byes for the first round or two! Email us at ThousandOaksChess@att.net or call 805-990-0136***

 

 

On Monday, June 24, we begin a new tournament, the 2019 Summer Spectacular!

We will be back to our usual format of five rounds and four sections: Open, Under 1700, Under 1300 and Junior Under 900. This event will begin the 24th and run until July 22.

Please click here for full tourney details!

If you would like to register for this event or have questions, please email us at ThousandOaksChess@att.net

 

 We will also be taking registrations at the club on the 24th, 6:00-6:20 pm. Entry fee — $25. The round will begin at 6:30.

Note that there are a couple small changes being made with this event. First, we will no longer be awarding trophies, but instead gift cards to the top finishers in each section (more details to be discussed in person at the club).

Second, the 100-point rule for playing up has been relaxed and modified to be the 200-point rule (see flyer for details).

 

Hope to see you there!

Club Championship BLITZ on June 17!

 Monday, June 17 will be our 2019 TOCC Club Championship BLITZ!

Like most blitz tournaments at the TOCC, this single-night event will be 5 double-rounds of G/5 (meaning you play two games each against five opponents for a total of 10 blitz games) and will be USCF Blitz rated.

Furthermore, this event awards cash prizes: 75% of all entries we receive will be given back to the players as prizes, guaranteed!  This includes 1st-3rd plus four class prizes.

If you would like to play in this event, email us at ThousandOaksChess@att.net

 

You may also register onsite on the 17th from 6:00-6:15 pm.

The entry fee is $15 — cash only please!

The first round will begin at 6:30 pm.

View flyer here  for breakdown of prize money and complete info!

 

We recommend that players be rated at least 900 to participate in this event.

 

These fast-paced events are held about 3 times/year and are always a blast. We hope you can join us!

2019 Club Championship Begins April 29!!

 

***You can still enter into this event with half-point byes for the first round or two! Email us at ThousandOaksChess@att.net to confirm you will be playing, and we’ll see you on Monday.***

 

 

The TOCC’s 6th annual Club Championship will begin on Mon, April 29!

This is a once-per-year special event that is six rounds and features lots of prizes, including trophies, books and free entries! The first-place winner, besides receiving the title and bragging rights of Club Champion, also receives free entry at the club for a year!

In previous editions, this event took place in a single section; however this year we are adding a Junior U1000 Championship! This all-scholastic section will play 6 double-rounds of G/30 — that’s twelve total games!

Everyone else will compete in the Open Championship for top place honors as well as seven class prizes: Best Under 2000, U1800, U1600, U1400, U1200, U1000 and Unrated.

This tourney will also feature two special awards, the Biggest Upset and Most Upset Points prizes, as well as other goodies raffled away throughout the event!

 

If you would like to register for this event, please email us at ThousandOaksChess@att.net

It is always very helpful to us when players register in advance, so we appreciate you doing so!

You may also register onsite on Apr 29 at 6:00-6:15 pm.  The entry fee is $30.

 

This event will begin Apr 29 and run until Jun 10 (6 rounds). CLICK HERE to see full event info!

 

This event is always full of excitement and surprises. We hope to have you all join us on the 29th

2019 Springtime Swiss Begins Mar 25!

 

**Registration is still open for this event — jump in with a half-point bye for the first round or two! Email us at ThousandOaksChess@att.net**

 

 

The TOCC will be starting back up with a new tournament next week! The 2019 Springtime Swiss will begin Mon, Mar 25 and run until April 22.

We are back to our normal format with one round per week and 4 sections: Open, Under 1700, Under 1300 and Junior Under 900. The top 3 sections play 5 rounds of G/60, while the scholastic Junior U900 plays 5 double-rounds. That’s two games every Mon evening!

For complete tourney information, please click here.

If you would like to register for this event, simply email us at ThousandOaksChess@att.net! 

 

As a reminder, the club will be closed one more week (Mar 18) as the Goebel Center renovations wrap up.

We hope to see you on the 25th!

Club Closed for 3 weeks — Mar 4, 11 & 18

The TOCC will be closed for the next three weeks:  March 4, 11, and 18.

Unfortunately this is a situation that is beyond our control. The venue where we meet, the Goebel Adult Community Center, is working on renovations during this time, so almost all activities that are held there are currently on hiatus.

We will resume back on Mon, Mar 25, with the first round of a new tournament (info to come soon).

Though there are no official TOCC meetings for three weeks, there doesn’t have to be a hiatus from OTB chess. I encourage you all to keep playing! Visit a new chess club, or get together with some others from our club and play casual games at the library next door or at a park or coffee shop!

 

See you back when the club reopens Mar 25 (and we will have new carpeting). 🙂

SIMUL with NM Larry Smith on Feb 25!

    2/18 Update: Registration and waitlist are currently full! However, spots may open up at any time — shoot us an email!

 

On Feb 25, 2019, the TOCC will be hosting a simultaneous exhibition (“simul’) with NM Larry Smith! Larry has been a chess master for over 30 years (with a peak rating of 2312) and is the TOCC’s five-time Club Champion (co-champion in 2014 and 2018).

In this event, Larry will be playing against 16 people at once. This is an excellent opportunity to play a slow game against a master for those who may never face one in a tournament game!

Click here to view flyer for more details on how this event works.

 

Since there is limited seating in this event, participants will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis! That means that only the first 16 players who sign up will get to participate.

 

If you want to participate, reserve your spot right away by emailing us at ThousandOaksChess@att.net!

After 16 spots are filled, the next 5 players who sign up will go on a waiting list. They will be next in line to get into the event if there are any cancellations or no-shows.

This event is free of charge. Our recommended rating range for participants is 500-1600.

Once again, there are only 16 spots, so reserve your place now! Hope to see you there!

 

As a reminder, the club will be closed Mon, Feb 18 for President’s Day.

Winter Blitz is this Mon, Feb 11!

This Monday, Feb 11 will be our 2019 Winter BLITZ!

Like most blitz tournaments at the TOCC, this single-night event will be 5 double-rounds of G/5 (meaning you play two games each against five opponents for a total of 10 blitz games) and will be USCF Blitz rated.

Furthermore, this event awards cash prizes: 75% of all entries we receive will be given back to the players as prizes, guaranteed!

If you would like to play in this event, email us at ThousandOaksChess@att.net

 

You may also register onsite on the 11th from 6:00-6:15 pm.

The entry fee is $15 — cash only please!

The first round will begin at 6:30 pm.

View flyer here for breakdown of prize money and complete info!

 

We recommend that players be rated at least 900 to participate in this event.

Unlike most of our blitz tournaments there will be open play available in the skittles room this night.

These fast-paced events are held about 3 times/year and are always a blast. We hope you can join us!

 

Next week, Feb 18, the club will be closed for President’s Day.

Standings & Pairings

On this page are the current standings and projected next-round pairings of our tournament currently in progress, the 2019 Summer Spectacular. 

This event will conclude on July 22. Our next event, the 2019 Late Summer Knights, begins July 29! Click here for full info. (coming soon)


 

 

SwissSys Standings. 2019 TOCC Summer Spectacular: Open

# Name Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Tot
1 Fernando Sevilla 1842 W9 W2 W8 H— 3.5
2 Greg Hamer 1890 W11 L1 W5 W8 3.0
3 Steven Porta Jr 1702 B— W7 L4 W6 3.0
4 Julia Sevilla 2090 W6 L8 W3 H— 2.5
5 Nirvan Raymond 1992 H— H— L2 W10 2.0
6 Jahan Raymond 1836 L4 W9 W10 L3 2.0
7 Frank Martelli 1817 H— L3 H— W11 2.0
8 Samuel S Katagi 1782 W10 W4 L1 L2 2.0
9 Naren Krishnan 1688 L1 L6 D11 B— 1.5
10 Patrick Gordon-Davis 1981 L8 W11 L6 L5 1.0
11 Irina Ivanova 1729 L2 L10 D9 L7 0.5

 

SwissSys Standings. 2019 TOCC Summer Spectacular: Under 1700

# Name Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Tot
1 Joy Chu 1394 L2 W10 W9 W6 3.0
2 Aman Wardak 1205 W1 W6 W5 L3 3.0
3 Bill Wood 1630 W10 H— L6 W2 2.5
4 Grady Wang 1396 L5 D7 W8 W9 2.5
5 Prince A Rohatgi 1320 W4 W9 L2 H— 2.5
6 Harry Vandenberg 1513 W8 L2 W3 L1 2.0
7 Inay Vellore 1346 L9 D4 W10 D8 2.0
8 Sabrina T Shenker 1321 L6 B— L4 D7 1.5
9 Ira Schoenwald 1583 W7 L5 L1 L4 1.0
10 Riday Bhatrai 1354 L3 L1 L7 B— 1.0

 

SwissSys Standings. 2019 TOCC Summer Spectacular: Under 1300

# Name Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Tot
1 Noah Alfaro 1052 W11 W9 W7 H— 3.5
2 Maxim Fedorchak 1203 L7 W13 W12 W4 3.0
3 Steven Porta 970 B— W5 L4 W9 3.0
4 Matthew H Zhang 1246 H— W15 W3 L2 2.5
5 Vladimir Bendersky 1200 W14 L3 W10 D7 2.5
6 Jashwanth Bamidi 1136 L9 D11 W13 W10 2.5
7 Inika Vellore 956 W2 W8 L1 D5 2.5
8 Tyler McMahon 652 W12 L7 H— W14 2.5
9 William G Smuck 754 W6 L1 W11 L3 2.0
10 Ekaterina Kiseleva 1241 W13 H— L5 L6 1.5
11 Hrishikesh Prabhu 633 L1 D6 L9 W12 1.5
12 Mariya Kiseleva 1087 L8 W14 L2 L11 1.0
13 Logeshwaran Orathur S 1031 L10 L2 L6 W15 1.0
14 Neharika Logeshwaran 900 L5 L12 W15 L8 1.0
15 Chuck McNary 156 H— L4 L14 L13 0.5

 

SwissSys Standings. 2019 TOCC Summer Spectacular: Junior Under 900

# Name Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Tot
1 Rohit Ukkan 438 WW7 WW4 DL2 WW5 6.5
2 Ekaterina Fedorchak 688 WL5 X8 WD1 WL4 5.5
3 Angela Liu 324 WL8 H— WL4 WW7 5.0
4 Aarush Rajkumar 525 WW6 LL1 WL3 WL2 4.0
5 Shane Crawford 420 WL2 H— WW6 LL1 4.0
6 Annabelle Shilley 254 LL4 WW7 LL5 B— 3.5
7 Yusuf Wardak 173 LL1 LL6 B— LL3 1.5
8 Hansen Chen 656 WL3 F2 U— U— 1.0

 

 Extra Rated Games

# Name Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Tot
1 Yusuf Wardak 173 D7 W7 U— 1.5
2 Nirvan Raymond 1992 U— W3 U— 1.0
3 Sabrina T Shenker 1321 W8 L2 U— 1.0
4 Shane Crawford 420 U— U— W7 1.0
5 Robert Munger 1407 D6 U— U— 0.5
6 Riday Bhatrai 1354 D5 U— U— 0.5
7 Annabelle Shilley 254 D1 L1 L4 0.5
8 Ekaterina Fedorchak 688 L3 U— U— 0.0
 
 
Projected Next Round Pairings
*Please note: these pairings are tentative and subject to change at any time.  Due to players requesting byes, entering late, etc, the actual pairings at the club may be completely different!
If you are shown with a full-point bye — still show up to the club, as you will likely have a game! Always assume you will be paired unless you request otherwise.
Players who forfeit a game will automatically be dropped from the tournament and not paired for subsequent rounds. Confirm with us that you want to continue playing and you will be reentered.
 

Pairings for Round 5. 2019 TOCC Summer Spectacular: Open

Bd Res White Res Black
1   Fernando Sevilla   Steven Porta Jr
2   Julia Sevilla   Greg Hamer
3   Frank Martelli   Nirvan Raymond
4   Jahan Raymond   Samuel S Katagi
5   Patrick Gordon-Davis   Naren Krishnan
  1 Irina Ivanova   Please wait for possible game

 

Pairings for Round 5. 2019 TOCC Summer Spectacular: Under 1700

Bd Res White Res Black
6   Grady Wang   Aman Wardak
7   Bill Wood   Prince A Rohatgi
8   Harry Vandenberg   Inay Vellore
9   Riday Bhatrai   Sabrina T Shenker
  1 Ira Schoenwald   Please wait for possible game
  0 Joy Chu   BYE

 

Pairings for Round 5. 2019 TOCC Summer Spectacular: Under 1300

Bd Res White Res Black
11   Noah Alfaro   Maxim Fedorchak
12   Jashwanth Bamidi   Steven Porta
13   Matthew H Zhang   Inika Vellore
14   Vladimir Bendersky   Tyler McMahon
15   Ekaterina Kiseleva   William G Smuck
16   Neharika Logeshwaran   Hrishikesh Prabhu
17   Mariya Kiseleva   Logeshwaran Orathur S
  1 Chuck McNary   Please wait for possible game

 

Pairings for Round 5. 2019 TOCC Summer Spectacular: Junior Under 900

Bd Res White Res Black
18   Yusuf Wardak   Ekaterina Fedorchak
19   Angela Liu   Annabelle Shilley
20   Shane Crawford   Aarush Rajkumar
  0 Rohit Ukkan   BYE

2019 New Year Swiss Begins Jan 7!

Happy New Year! It is now 2019 and the TOCC starts back up Monday, Jan 7 with Round 1 of the 2019 New Year Swiss.

This tournament will be five rounds and take place in four sections: Open, Under 1700, Under 1300, and Junior Under 900. The top 3 sections play one game per week at a G/60 d5 time control, while the scholastic Junior Under 900 section plays one double-round (two games) each week at a G/30 d5 time control. Note that the time control for this section has changed a bit — from G/25 to G/30!

 

It is not too late to jump into this event! Email us at ThousandOaksChess@att.net

 

Click below to view flyer with full tourney information!

We hope to have you join us!

2018 Holiday HEXES Begin Dec 3!

The TOCC’s next event, the 2018 Holiday HEXES, begins Dec 3! 

This event will only be 3 rounds, closing out the tournament year at the TOCC. It will consist of six-player sections by rating (the six highest rated players form the first hex, then the next six, and so on.) In addition to the hexes, we will also have a Junior Under 900 section with three double-rounds (6 total games). Scholastic players rated under 900 can choose to play in the Jr U900 or the regular hexes.

 

If you would like to play in this event, email us at ThousandOaksChess@att.net

There will also be onsite registration on Dec 3 at 6:00 pm. 

 

This event will run Dec 3 to Dec 17. Click here to view the flyer with complete event info!

After this event the club will be closed Dec 24 and 31 for Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

 

We hope to have you join us!