2014 WQT in the United States

Talk about upcoming tournaments or your experience at tournaments.

2014 WQT in the United States

Postby Michael Holmes on Sun Oct 12, 2014 11:27 am

The rooms have 2 queen size beds and there is no charge for two people staying in the same room. There is a charge for the third, etc, The hotel is in the Louisville area (which is actually across the river in Indiana) for the November WCDF Qualifier. Hotel for playing (with free playing room): Best Western(GreenTree), 1425 Broadway Street, Clarksville, IN 47129. 812-288-9281(for reservations or questions) or 800-950-9281(for reservations only). email: bestwesterngreentree@yahoo.com
$95.00 per day includes breakfast. Block is for WCDF for November 11-16 (play 13-16). 15 minutes without traffic from Louisville Airport. 4 minutes from downtown Louisville. Restaurants (Golden Corral, Bob Evans, Mexican place) within walking distance; Walmart and Target are just a couple of minutes away by car.
Contributors to the WQT so far that I know about!
Frank Davis $100.00
Arthur Mayes $100.00
Chuck Freeman $100.00
John Webster $100.00
Alan Millhone $100.00
Jim Morrison $200.00
Michael Holmes $200.00
Charles Walker $300.00
Richard Beckwith $1,000.00

There may have been some that have sent money to the ACF that I do not know about. So, hopefully this is not an all inclusive list.
Michael Holmes
User avatar
Michael Holmes
 
Posts: 603
Joined: Mon Nov 14, 2005 8:26 am
Location: Fort Knox, KY

Re: 2014 WQT in the United States

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Sat Oct 18, 2014 5:18 pm

USA tough players are preparing for the World Qualify Tournament

Image

Image
I am playing checkers, not chess.
User avatar
Alex_Moiseyev
 
Posts: 4082
Joined: Sat Nov 12, 2005 5:03 pm

Re: 2014 WQT in the United States

Postby Ingo_Zachos on Thu Oct 23, 2014 5:16 am

Here is a list of nominations as of October 27th:

I. General class(Men):

Barbados (BDA):
1. GM Jack Francis, Barbados Champion 2013 + 2014

Barbados (BCDF):
2. GM Ron King, former WC in 3-move and GAYP!, Silver Medal WMSG 2008, more victories in major tournaments then any player ever!
3. IM Colin Price

Italy (FID):
4. GM Sergio Scarpetta, WC in GAYP!, Silver Medal WMSG 2012!
5. Luca Iacovelli

Moldova:
6. Evgheni Tozlovanu
7. Mihail Armas

USA (ACF):
8. GM Jim Morrison, former WC Challenger (GAYP)!
9. IM Joe Moore
10. IM Charles Freeman

USA(ICHF):
11. IM Michael Holmes
12. Alex Holmes, Junior World Champion (GAYP) 2013,

USA (Ohio):
13. Mark Sokolovsky

WCDF:
14. GM Alex Moiseyev, former World Champion!, Gold Medal WMSG 2008!, countless other tournament victories!


II) Women:

Barbados (BDA):
1. Wilma Branch, 2nd last WC (GAYP) 2013, 2nd QT Barbados 2004,

Barbados (BCDF):
Wilma Branch
2. Kate Bailey

Italy (FID):
3. Erika Rosso, Bronce Medal WMSG Lille 2012, Winner QT San Remo (GAYP) 2011, Italian Champion (women) 2014

Netherlands:
4. Vitalia Doumesh, numerous prices at Draughts 100 Women Championships,

USA (ACF):
5. Wilma Wolverton, Winner QT (GAYP) 2009,
6. Kim Willis, 3rd QT Barbados 2004, 3rd QT Prague 2005 (GAYP),

WCDF:
7. WGM Nadiya Chyzhevska , World Champion 2014 (GAYP)!, Gold Medal + World Champion WMSG Lille 2012!


The list is provisional, as some federations have yet to pay their dues, some have not nominated yet, but expressed their wish to sent their players, most notably Turkmenistan (Men/Women), Ukraine (Men), South Africa (Men) and England.

I am sorry that this year no German will make it, but Igor Martynov, Juri Geisenblas and myself (first three of our national Championships) all are unable to make it.


Anyway, looks like a great field if Sergio, Ron and Alex can all make it and it looks like the Women's World Championship is finally established, with Nadiya and Erika propably the (provisional) favorites.


last, but not least:

III. referees:
1. GM Richard Beckwith (USA), WCDF president, former WC Challenger (GAYP)!
2. Roger Doll (USA), referee US Nationals 2014

Greetinx from rainy old Europe,

Ingo Zachos
Last edited by Ingo_Zachos on Mon Oct 27, 2014 1:45 am, edited 4 times in total.
You can rent this space for advertising, if you like!
Ingo_Zachos
 
Posts: 1269
Joined: Sun Nov 13, 2005 7:41 am
Location: Dortmund, Germany

Re: 2014 WQT in the United States

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Thu Oct 23, 2014 8:00 am

Ingo, thanks for update.

Mark Sokolovsky used to be very strong player in Russian Checkers, 2 times USSR Champion In mail play. It would be a great thing if we can collect 18-20 players from 6-8 countries.

Ingo_Zachos wrote:4. GM Sergio Scarpetta, WC in GAYP!, Silver Medal WMSG 2008!
Sergio played (and finished 2nd) in WMSG 2012, not 2008

AM
I am playing checkers, not chess.
User avatar
Alex_Moiseyev
 
Posts: 4082
Joined: Sat Nov 12, 2005 5:03 pm

Re: 2014 WQT in the United States

Postby Ingo_Zachos on Thu Oct 23, 2014 9:23 am

Alex_Moiseyev wrote:...

Ingo_Zachos wrote:4. GM Sergio Scarpetta, WC in GAYP!, Silver Medal WMSG 2008!
Sergio played (and finished 2nd) in WMSG 2012, not 2008

AM



corrected.
You can rent this space for advertising, if you like!
Ingo_Zachos
 
Posts: 1269
Joined: Sun Nov 13, 2005 7:41 am
Location: Dortmund, Germany

Re: 2014 WQT in the United States

Postby sergio on Thu Nov 06, 2014 2:43 pm

Only one week left before the WQT starts. Does anyone know the official list of participants?

best regards
Sergio Scarpetta
sergio
 
Posts: 76
Joined: Fri Mar 30, 2012 4:35 am

Re: 2014 WQT in the United States

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Mon Nov 10, 2014 7:09 am

I join with Sergio about the same question - does anyone knows anything (or maybe heard some rumors) - who is coming to Louisville this week to play in WQT ? Recently I received email from WCDF President which had very much the same list with very much the same open spots - players from South Africa, Ukraine and Turkmenistan are still in big question.

Regards,

AM
I am playing checkers, not chess.
User avatar
Alex_Moiseyev
 
Posts: 4082
Joined: Sat Nov 12, 2005 5:03 pm

Re: 2014 WQT in the United States

Postby ae_ted on Mon Nov 10, 2014 8:32 pm

haha silly grandmaster!
Surely by now, you realize the ACF does not communicate with it's membership in it's public forum or pretty much in any way for that matter. Sharing information about any of the goings on of the officers,or duties, or anything else is apparently against policy of this administration. :lol:
Sportsmanship is more important than a win any day Better to be known for word and honor than a win
ae_ted
 
Posts: 52
Joined: Sun Nov 13, 2005 8:27 am
Location: West Kentucky USA

Re: 2014 WQT in the United States

Postby tgf on Mon Nov 10, 2014 9:15 pm

"AE" ? Many years ago (15?) there was a group (I think on Vog or Zone) called AE organized by the kids themselves tired of fault language, cheating and bad behaviour. Those were the days...
tgf
 
Posts: 349
Joined: Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:57 pm
Location: Los Angeles

Re: 2014 WQT in the United States

Postby ae_ted on Tue Nov 11, 2014 3:29 am

yes
I was the honorary old guy in the group.
I tried and succeeded to get the young internet players into real tourns.
Those were some very talented and nice young men that i still am proud to know.
Many tried to work with that ACF and were met with opposition and were ran off...Clint helped get this website up and was treated poorly by the ACF administration. Many of those fine young men tried to work with, organize tourns and work within that ACF.
Makes me CUSS to think of the way ACF has treated our young players.

I for one KNOW why the ACF is "dead man walking"............just look at the way they treat young players and the internet players. haha also look how "quickly and efficiently" they have responded to important questions on this forum.

Makes me sick. ACF are you listening????????????
Sportsmanship is more important than a win any day Better to be known for word and honor than a win
ae_ted
 
Posts: 52
Joined: Sun Nov 13, 2005 8:27 am
Location: West Kentucky USA

Re: 2014 WQT in the United States

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Tue Nov 11, 2014 7:33 am

Ted, everything you wrote is correct. In the recent years ACF definitely doesn't do anything positive and instead - continue making significant damage. Last example - WQT junk bid and ACF 3-moves National fiasco and disaster. Existing ACF administration is killing checkers.

This is the reason we are going to replace this administration - young John Acker is running for ACF President and I am running for the office of ACF Player Representative. If you want to have difference and progress in ACF - use your vote most efficiently in the upcoming ACF elections in 2015. Your vote will be counted ! Don't passively miss election, time is critical, it's almost a grave time for all of us and checkers.

Anyway - this topic about WQT and WCDF, not ACF ... another headache :D

AM
I am playing checkers, not chess.
User avatar
Alex_Moiseyev
 
Posts: 4082
Joined: Sat Nov 12, 2005 5:03 pm

Re: 2014 WQT in the United States

Postby champion374 on Tue Nov 11, 2014 7:43 am

is the list of players ready as yet for the WQT 2015?
Kent ,,Ace,, Layne checker player from Barbados
User avatar
champion374
 
Posts: 440
Joined: Fri Oct 01, 2010 10:49 am
Location: Barbados

Re: 2014 WQT in the United States

Postby tgf on Tue Nov 11, 2014 9:05 am

I was an AE too for a little while, I taught many of those kids to play checkers until the fiasco in Las Vegas when they easily beat me :(
tgf
 
Posts: 349
Joined: Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:57 pm
Location: Los Angeles

Re: 2014 WQT in the United States

Postby sergio on Tue Nov 11, 2014 9:53 am

I spent three days in Chicago with Luca. It was exciting. Chicago is really nice city.

We are flying to Louisville tonight.

See you all there.

Sergio Scarpetta
sergio
 
Posts: 76
Joined: Fri Mar 30, 2012 4:35 am

Re: 2014 WQT in the United States

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Tue Nov 11, 2014 6:06 pm

I just checked finally WCDF website (the only official source) http://www.wcdf.net/index.htm This website has the following original announcement:

=================================================================================================================================

2014 Calendar of WCDF Events

The 2014 World Qualification Tournament / Women & Youth World Championship has been awarded to USA on November 13-16. The overall winner of the qualifier division tournament (3-Move restriction openings) earns the right to challenge Michele Borghetti for the 3-Move Restriction World Title in 2015. The scheduled events in Louisville will also include 3-Move World Championship events for both women and youth. Entry fee is $50 for each event. All events will play at the BluegrassMagic Gameshop. The address is 5629 Outer Loop, Louisville, KY 40219, US phone: 502-964-1170. Michael Holmes has suggested one hotel as Quality Inn & Suites, 3255 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40205, with rates still being negotiated. Phone: (502) 454-0451. http://www.qualityinn.com/hotel-louisvi ... ucky-KY159 Many other lodging options are available, but bus connections are less favourable. Anyone needing more information on this event can contact myself or Michael Holmes at 502-767-2725, or email holmes_cdfm@yahoo.com.

Associations affiliated to WCDF may nominate up to two participants for each qualifier section. Nominations should be received by WCDF secretary John Reade (sue.reade@uwclub.net) by 13 October.

==========================================================================================================================================


I plan to be there on Thursday by 1:00 PM.
I am playing checkers, not chess.
User avatar
Alex_Moiseyev
 
Posts: 4082
Joined: Sat Nov 12, 2005 5:03 pm

Next

Return to Tournament Discussion

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot] and 1 guest

class=