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2013 Ohio State Open

Postby Chexhero on Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:38 pm

This tournament will start on the weekend of September 7th, taking place on Saturday and Sunday. With ridiculously cheap room rates (39 a night plus tax) and a very low admission fee ($10) this may be a tournament you don't want to miss and could be very worth it. If you are looking for a challenge, it is without a doubt one of the hardest tournaments, featuring 3 of the top players in the world. I will be there this year and LaVerne Wray is also considering going, so it already should be getting a better turnout than last year. For those looking to improve their game and be challenged by some of the game's best, this is the tournament for you!
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Re: 2013 Ohio State Open

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:56 pm

Yea-a-a ... I personally invite all of you, lets make a party ! Many of you probably already played with World Champion, why not to try ex-World Champion ? :D :D :D
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Re: 2013 Ohio State Open

Postby Michael Holmes on Wed Aug 28, 2013 1:58 pm

I dont think we are going.
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Re: 2013 Ohio State Open

Postby steve on Fri Aug 30, 2013 5:33 am

I understand a class "B" grandmaster will appear.
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Re: 2013 Ohio State Open

Postby rich beckwith on Fri Aug 30, 2013 7:27 am

I appreciate everyone's update so far. Looks to be a tough tournament. Joe LoConti called me yesterday and will be there. "B" players are most welcome too.
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Re: 2013 Ohio State Open

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Fri Aug 30, 2013 12:53 pm

JohnAcker wrote:I will probably have to work that weekend, but may stop by to visit.
Hey, we need you !

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Re: 2013 Ohio State Open

Postby Michael Holmes on Fri Aug 30, 2013 2:20 pm

It looks like our schedule has opened up for us to attend.
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Re: 2013 Ohio State Open

Postby Chexhero on Fri Aug 30, 2013 3:04 pm

Wow! This is shaping up to be a allstar packed lineup! I will be happy to just finish middle of the pack!
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Re: 2013 Ohio State Open

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Fri Aug 30, 2013 3:11 pm

Michael Holmes wrote:It looks like our schedule has opened up for us to attend. Michael
Hmmm, two Alexes in one event. I already played with Alex H. couple times in the past. Every time it's getting harder and harder :D and every time I think - "I have to win, it could be my last chance to do it !" :D

John, if Michael will be there, it is absolutely crucial and important for you to come :D It is quite obvious that people online communications are less productive than face-to-face contact. And many times we type in Internet something we would never say in private conversation to real person.
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Re: 2013 Ohio State Open

Postby clintolsen on Sun Sep 01, 2013 3:24 pm

I think I've played <10 games of checkers in the past 9 months, but I may attend this for something to do.
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Re: 2013 Ohio State Open

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Sun Sep 01, 2013 3:26 pm

clintolsen wrote:I may attend this for something to do.
Lets do together ? :D
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2013 Ohio State Open

Postby Alan Millhone on Mon Sep 02, 2013 12:15 pm

Hello everyone:

Dr. B writes that " B players are most welcome" ! With this said I plan on attending and entering .

Sincerely:
Alan Millhone, President
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" An average Checker player "
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Re: 2013 Ohio State Open

Postby Michael Holmes on Sat Sep 07, 2013 4:24 am

After tough negotiations through traffic we made it to Medina. Our next stop will be Cleveland.
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Re: 2013 Ohio State Open

Postby rich beckwith on Sat Sep 07, 2013 9:37 pm

Good battle brewing in Medina, Ohio. Standings through 4 rounds:

Michael Holmes (KY) 11
Louis Cowie (OH) 11
Alex Moiseyev (OH) 11
Rich Beckwith (OH) 10
Clint Olsen (Can.) 9
Alex Holmes (IN) 9
Joe Moore (PA) 8
Laverne Wray (PA) 7
Steve Holliday (OH) 6
Mark Sokolovsky (OH) 5
Alan Millhone (OH) 5
Joe LoConti (OH) 4

3 rounds left tomorrow. Rd 5 pairings:

M. Holmes-Cowie
Moiseyev-Beckwith
Olsen-A. Holmes
Moore-Wray
Holliday-Millhone
Sokolovsky-LoConti
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Re: 2013 Ohio State Open

Postby rich beckwith on Sun Sep 08, 2013 7:23 pm

Alex Moiseyev won one game today (off Cowie) and drew the rest, but it was enough to win the tournament and repeat as Ohio Champ.
Congrats to Mr. Alex!

Final Standings:

Alex Moiseyev (OH) 18
Michael Holmes (KY) 17
Joe Moore (PA) 17
Louis Cowie (OH) 16
Rich Beckwith (OH) 16
Clint Olsen (Can.) 16
Alex Holmes (IN) 15
Laverne Wray (PA) 13
Mark Sokolovsky (OH) 12
Alan Millhone (OH) 11
Steve Holliday (OH) 9
Joe LoConti (OH) 8

Prize fund was $610, with most of the donations from Joe LoConti.

Most amusing game was Mark Sokolovsky catching Alan Millhone in a 2-man-down win with single corner block. I’ll look into annotating this game for the future.
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