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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). ūüôā

Standings & Pairings

On this page are the current standings and projected next-round pairings of our tournament now in progress, the 2019 TOCC Club Championship.  Also posted are standings for the biggest upsets and cumulative upset points.

This event began Apr 29 and will conclude June 10. Click here for full info! 

 

 

SwissSys Standings. 2019 TOCC Club Championship!

Open Champ

# Name Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Tot
1 Greg Hamer 1843 W20 W13 W12 3.0
2 Naren Krishnan 1644 W40 W26 W21 3.0
3 Steven Porta Jr 1536 W32 W18 W16 3.0
4 Patrick Gordon-Davis 1963 W35 W25 D7 2.5
5 Arnel B Odero 1960 H— W23 W17 2.5
6 Fernando Sevilla 1910 W36 W14 H— 2.5
7 David Chow 1835 W39 W15 D4 2.5
8 Nirvan Raymond 1982 H— H— W26 2.0
9 Jahan Raymond 1808 H— H— W27 2.0
10 Frank Martelli 1790 H— H— W28 2.0
11 Eliseo Javier 1734 L21 W40 W29 2.0
12 Mark V Crunelle 1705 W22 W34 L1 2.0
13 Harry Vandenberg 1495 W33 L1 W30 2.0
14 Grady Wang 1406 W37 L6 W33 2.0
15 Ernest J Lauer 1363 W38 L7 W25 2.0
16 Jose Marcal 2229 W29 H— L3 1.5
17 Larry L Smith 2203 H— W19 L5 1.5
18 Julia Sevilla 2102 W30 L3 H— 1.5
19 Irina Ivanova 1713 H— L17 W34 1.5
20 Joy Chu 1200 L1 H— W37 1.5
21 Ryan Henderson 1194 W11 H— L2 1.5
22 Arthur M Marcal 1135 L12 H— W38 1.5
23 Mariya Kiseleva 1089 H— L5 X36 1.5
24 Chuck McNary 162 L26 B— H— 1.5
25 David Steinhart 1607 W31 L4 L15 1.0
26 Mathias Vanos 1400 W24 L2 L8 1.0
27 Riday Bhatrai 1397 L34 W39 L9 1.0
28 Sabrina T Shenker 1375 H— H— L10 1.0
29 Inay Vellore 1362 L16 W31 L11 1.0
30 Prince A Rohatgi 1283 L18 W32 L13 1.0
31 Vanessa G Zhou 1063 L25 L29 W40 1.0
32 Inika Vellore 1049 L3 L30 W39 1.0
33 Maxim Fedorchak 1004 L13 W35 L14 1.0
34 Noah Alfaro 909 W27 L12 L19 1.0
35 Beverly Woolsey 1278 L4 L33 H— 0.5
36 Dhuruv Sankararaman 1223 L6 D37 F23 0.5
37 Steven Porta 991 L14 D36 L20 0.5
38 Tyler McMahon unr. L15 H— L22 0.5
39 Vladimir Bendersky 1200 L7 L27 L32 0.0
40 Kathleen Belleville 1115 L2 L11 L31 0.0

 

Individual Upsets

Steven Porta Jr (1536)
693.0
Ryan Henderson (1194)
540.0
Noah Alfaro (909)
488.0
Maxim Fedorchak (1004)
274.0
Ernest J Lauer (1363)
244.0
Arnel B Odero (1960)
243.0
Inika Vellore (1049)
151.0
Steven Porta (991)
116.0=
David Chow (1835)
64.0=
Vanessa G Zhou (1063)
52.0

 

Cumulative Upsets

Steven Porta Jr (1536)
1259.0
Ryan Henderson (1194)
540.0
Noah Alfaro (909)
488.0
Maxim Fedorchak (1004)
274.0
Ernest J Lauer (1363)
244.0
Arnel B Odero (1960)
243.0
Inika Vellore (1049)
151.0
Steven Porta (991)
116.0
David Chow (1835)
64.0
Vanessa G Zhou (1063)
52.0

Junior U1000 Champ

# Name Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Tot
1 Joshua Bie 708 WW5 WL3 WW6 5.0
2 Hrishikesh Prabhu unr. WL4 WL6 WW5 4.0
3 Ekaterina Fedorchak 577 WL6 WL1 WL4 3.0
4 Kishan Chidipudi 482 WL2 LL5 WL3 2.0
5 Aarush Rajkumar 267 LL1 WW4 LL2 2.0
6 Benjamin Morales 254 WL3 WL2 LL1 2.0
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
 

 

 

Projected Pairings for Round 4. 2019 TOCC Club Championship!

Bd Res White Res Black
1   Naren Krishnan (1644)   Greg Hamer (1843)
2   Patrick Gordon-Davis (1963)   Steven Porta Jr (1536)
3   Fernando Sevilla (1910)   Arnel B Odero (1960)
4   David Chow (1835)   Nirvan Raymond (1982)
5   Mark V Crunelle (1705)   Jahan Raymond (1808)
6   Frank Martelli (1790)   Grady Wang (1406)
7   Harry Vandenberg (1495)   Eliseo Javier (1734)
8   Jose Marcal (2229)   Ernest J Lauer (1363)
9   Larry L Smith (2203)   Ryan Henderson (1194)
10   Arthur M Marcal (1135)   Julia Sevilla (2102)
11   Irina Ivanova (1713)   Chuck McNary (162)
12   Joy Chu (1200)   Mariya Kiseleva (1089)
13   Mathias Vanos (1400)   Vanessa G Zhou (1063)
14   Riday Bhatrai (1397)   Inika Vellore (1049)
15   Maxim Fedorchak (1004)   Inay Vellore (1362)
16   Noah Alfaro (909)   Prince A Rohatgi (1283)
17   Beverly Woolsey (1278)   Tyler McMahon (unr.)
18   Steven Porta (991)   Vladimir Bendersky (1200)
¬† ¬Ĺ David Steinhart (1607) ¬† BYE
¬† ¬Ĺ Kathleen Belleville (1115) ¬† BYE

 

 Junior U1000 Champ

Bd Res White Res Black
19   Hrishikesh Prabhu (unr.)   Joshua Bie (708)
20   Ekaterina Fedorchak (577)   Aarush Rajkumar (267)
21   Benjamin Morales (254)   Kishan Chidipudi (482)

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!

Autumn BLITZ is Oct 15!

On Mon, Oct 15 we will be holding our 2018 Autumn Blitz!

Like most blitz tournaments at our club, this event will be 5 double-rounds of G/5 (this means 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!

The entry fee is $15. To register, email us at ThousandOaksChess@att.net or register onsite on the 15th.

Registration will open at 6:00 pm and the first round will start promptly at 6:30. 

 Click here to view the flyer for breakdown of prize money and more 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!

The following week, Oct 22, we will begin a new tournament — our 6th annual (2018) Autumn Blast. Full info on that coming soon.

Congratulations to the Club Championship Winners!!

Congratulations to all our prizewinners for the 4th annual (2017) TOCC Club Championship! NM Larry Smith clinches the Club Champion title for the fourth year in a row. He receives the Champion trophy plus free entry at the club for a year! 2nd & 3rd place winners and class winners receive trophies plus one free club tourney entry. Other winners receive trophies.

 

4th annual (2017) TOCC Club Championship!

¬† ¬† June 26 — Aug 7, 2017

 

1st (Club Champion): Larry L Smith          5.0/6       

2nd:  Patrick Gordon-Davis            4.5/6               

3rd:  Marco Segui            4.5/6

 

Best U2000:  Fernando Sevilla          4.5/6

Best U1800:   David Steinhart          4.0/6  

Best U1600: Irina Ivanova          4.0/6

Best U1400: Vadim Romanoff            4.0/5 

Best U1200: Dhuruv Sankararaman           3.0/6

Best U1000:  Mariya Kiseleva                2.5/6

Best U700:  Andrew Belanger           2.0/6

Best U400:  Joshua Belanger           1.5/6

 

Biggest Upset (individual):  Riday Bhatrai           919 pts in Rd 2

 Most Upset Points (cumulative): Riday Bhatrai          1365.5 pts

 

Bonus Prize:  Steve Justin Choi            Amazing performance! 3 straight wins to open the event, plus the 2nd-biggest upset and 2nd-most upset points

 

 

To see final standings from this event, see Completed tournaments page.

COMING UP: BLITZ Tournament Mar 20!

We are excited to announce the 2017 TOCC Kutasov Memorial BLITZ will take place Mon, Mar 20! This event will consist of 5 Double-rounds of G/5 (that means you play two 5-min games each against 5 opponents, for a total of 10 blitz games) and feature $CASH PRIZES!!$ 75% of the money that we take in as entries goes back to the players, guaranteed!! Blitz rated!

If you plan on playing, sign up in advance by emailing ThousandOaksChess@att.net

On-site registration begins at 6:00 pm and closes at 6:20. The first round will begin at 6:30 pm.

See below for complete information (including breakdown of prizes) or check out the flyer here!

This is a special event that we hold about 3 times a year, and is separate from the main tournament. This is in lieu of the main tournament so no regular round will take place that week.

We hope you can come join us!

 


 

2017 T.O.C.C.  Kutasov Memorial BLITZ!

Come join us for some exciting, fast-paced fun!

  Mar 20, 2017    in our regular tournament room. Registration begins at 6:00 pm that Monday night and will close at 6:20. Or preferably, sign up in advance!

   Round 1 will begin at 6:30 pm.

G/5        5 rds         Dbl-SS        USCF Blitz rated

 Each player has 5 minutes for the entire game with no delay. 5 round Double Swiss-System; you play 2 games each against 5 opponents, one as white and one as black for a total of 10 games. Tournament will affect only your USCF Blitz rating, NOT your standard or quick rating.

    Entry Fee: $15 (cash only)

 Single section with class prizes awarded. One bye available for the first round. Blitz rated but higher of Blitz or Standard rating used for pairings and prizes. Must be a current USCF member to participate. Recommended for players rated 900 and above. Please bring your own sets and clocks.

     

75% of entries awarded as cash prizes, guaranteed!!!!

Prizes:       (b/20)

       1st Place:        $55             

       2nd Place:        $40

       3rd Place:         $30

Class Prizes ¬†—¬† Best U1800, Best U1600, Best U1400, and Best U1200: ¬†$25 each

Prizes based on 20 paid entries; raised or lowered in proportion depending on the number of entries. There must be at least 3 players eligible for each prize for that prize to be awarded.

The Thousand Oaks Chess Club is located at the Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Rd, Thousand Oaks, CA   

For more information or to sign up in advance, email us at ThousandOaksChess@att.net 

 

Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 Midwinter Swiss!

Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 TOCC Midwinter Swiss! This event concluded on Mar 6. Hope to see everyone back for the 2017 Shoma Kutasov Memorial, which begins Mar 13!

 

 

Open Section

1st:  Larry L Smith              4.5-0.5           

2nd:  Frank Martelli      (tb)        3.5-1.5                 

3rd:   David H Chow     (tb)         3.5-1.5

Best U1600: Patrick Gordon-Davis   2.5-2.5

        

Under 1600 Section

1st:  Irina Ivanova               4.5-0.5          

2nd:  Sabrina T Shenker       4-1                 

3rd:   Justin Yao                3.5-1.5

Best U1300: Joy Chu           2.5-2.5

  

U1000 Section

1st:  Nirvan Raymond            4.5-0.5            

2nd: Jahan O Raymond              4-1  

3rd:  Grady Wang  (tb)         3.5-1.5

Best U700/Unr:  Mariya Kiseleva      3-2

 

For complete final standings, see Completed tournaments page.

 

 

Congratulations to the Kutasov Memorial winners!

Congratulations to our trophy winners of the 2016 Shoma Kutasov Memorial!

This tournament concluded on April 25.

Open

1st Place: Larry L. Smith                5-0

2nd Place: Joshua Z. Rose             4-1

3rd Place: John R. Williams          3-2

Best Under 1600: Robert Armstrong         3-2

 

Under 1200

1st Place:  Aryan Gutla               4.5-0.5

2nd Place: Alex Harjoto             3.5-1.5

Best U600: Shravan Sriram     2.5-2.5

 

For final standings, see the Completed tournaments page. For all new ratings, see the USCF crosstables here.

 

Hope to see everyone back for the Springtime Swiss, which begins May 2!

New last-round bye policy

The TOCC’s new policy regarding byes in the last round of a tournament will go into effect with our next event, the 2016 Wet Winter Swiss, which begins on Feb 1.

From now on, it will be possible to take half-point byes in the last round, but they MUST be requested at least 2 rounds in advance. For most of our tournaments, which are 5 rounds, this means a bye for round 5 must be requested BEFORE the START of Round 3. (For the 6-round Club Championship it will be before the start of round 4).  For the upcoming Wet Winter Swiss, that deadline will be Feb 22 at 6:30 pm.  Any byes requested for the final round after this time will instead be a zero-point bye.

Our old policy, which was in effect from the start of the club’s rated tournaments until now, was that all byes requested for the last round were zero points, regardless of when they were requested.