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Strawberry Festival ??

Postby Patrick Parker on Sun Mar 12, 2006 1:47 pm

whats the info on the strawberry festival
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Re: Strawberry Festival ??

Postby Patrick Parker on Mon Mar 13, 2006 5:19 pm

anyone...........
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Re: Strawberry Festival ??

Postby Palomino on Fri Mar 17, 2006 12:16 pm

Hi Patrick,
I contacted Wilma Wolverton about this, she said she will have it in the next Missouri News Letter, she emailed the following information to me.

Hello Pal
WEST TENNESSEE OPEN STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL CHECKER TOURNAMENT
Humboldt, TN. Friday May 12 and continue Saturday May 13.
Location will be at the "Region Bank" downtown Humboldt. Play will begin at 9:00 A.M.
If you need more details, email me back. I've got to go because company just arrived.
Wilma


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Re: Strawberry Festival ??

Postby Patrick Parker on Mon Mar 20, 2006 6:02 pm

ty for the info
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West TN Open - Strawberry Festival Checker Ty

Postby JR Smith on Wed Mar 22, 2006 10:54 pm

WEST TENNESSEE OPEN STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL CHECKER TOURNAMENT
Humboldt, TN. Friday May 12 - Saturday May 13 has been on http://www.nccheckers.org under calendar since Hugh Burton announced it at the 2006 TN State Open Ty.
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2006 South Carolina State Open

Postby JR Smith on Wed Mar 22, 2006 10:59 pm

This tournament is also posted under calendar on http://www.nccheckers.org the dates: June 16th - 18th , 2006 the Friday, Saturday, and Sunday before Nationals. This will be a rich checker purse!
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Re: Strawberry Festival ??

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Wed Apr 12, 2006 11:58 am

Just spoke on phone minutes ago with Mr. Burton. I had informed him, that I am very seriously consider to attend the Tennessee Strawberry Festival this year. He was very excited and said that this may help him and directors to raise additional funds and he will include this information in his furter announcements.

Then he told me, that I can take my buddy with me. I was curious, because all ACF members are my buddies :lol: , in USA and oversea, and he specified - ACF President !

I decided to extend his offer and invite all of you come here. Lets make it an excited event which everone enjoy.

Respectfully,

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Attendance and Prizes

Postby Michael Holmes on Wed Apr 12, 2006 12:52 pm

I just received approval from the Army to also go to this tournament. I attended the Strawberry Festival Tournament last year and I was very impressed. Although I came in third place (Keen was first and Morrison was second) I was the only person in the tournament that did not lose a round.

I also wanted to mention that I still won a lot of money even though I came in third. My son won $40 plus two free meals. I won an electric grinder that I sold to Jim. It was truely an AWESOME tournament!

I am really looking forward to this tournament!
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Strawberry Ty

Postby Michael Holmes on Sun May 07, 2006 6:36 pm

I just got off the phone with Hugh. He has confirmed that there will be 2,000 in prize money plus the entry fees. He also said that it took extra work to get that and the food because of the storms that hit the area recently.

On a side note, he is trying to get moiseyev's picture in the paper by Wednesday so it will print Thursday with a nice write-up. If you have a picture you can send it to him. You can call and talk to him too-his number is 731-427-5352.

I am excited about this tournament as there will be many top players there and a prize fund good enough to cover expenses if you place in the top 5.

There are three hotels listed on the ACF's webpage for this tourney. Has anyone booked their stay at a certain one and why? does it have an inside pool, nice staff?, etc.

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Re: Strawberry Festival ??

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Thu May 11, 2006 3:10 pm

heading now ! see you there folks :lol:

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today received an email from printing company. photocopy of my book SIXTH completed, paper received from manifacture, equipmend (press) time reserved and scheduled. book shall be ready in a few days.

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Results

Postby Michael Holmes on Sat May 13, 2006 10:12 pm

moiseyev won
Larry Keen was second
I was third
Clayton Nash was fourth

I lost one round to moiseyev
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More Info

Postby Michael Holmes on Sun May 14, 2006 6:08 am

moiseyev won a round from everyone.
Larry Keen played moiseyev three different rounds with two of them drawn.
Clayton Nash lost both games against Keen and drew both of the rounds he had to play me. Nash had two draws with Joe Tucker the first time he played him and two draws with Dr. Shuffett. However, he won 4 points from Joe Tucker the second time he played him.
I was lucky to win a game from Keen and draw a game with him. I won a round from Dr. Shuffett with 3 points but the second time I played him we won a game a piece.

7 rounds and only 6 masters.
Round Robin for five rounds and then high point vs. high point the last two rounds for the masters.

moiseyev 19 points won $400 or $450 dollars...I can't remember
Keen 17 points $250
Holmes 16 points $200
Nash 13 points $150
Dr. Shuffett
Joe Tucker

16 players were in the Majors.
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Re: Strawberry Festival ??

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Sun May 14, 2006 7:00 am

Not much competetion this time. I won one game against everyone in Robin Round. This was enough to win a tournament. Joe Tucker lost game because of weak play, Dr. Shuffett, Larry Keen and Clayton Nash lost their games due to the lack of published play knowedlges, Michael Holmes lost his game due to the lack of crossboard abilities.

Openings which I played in Robin Round ...

vs M. Holmes - 11-15 23-18 10-14
vs C. Nash - 10-15 22-17 6-10
vs L. Keen - 9-13 23-18 11-16
vs Dr. Shuffett - 9-14 23-18 14-23
vs J. Tucker - 10-14 23-19 6-10

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Nice tournament and organisation. Many thanks to Hught Burton, Frank & Mary Davis and everyone who made it real !

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The cross line played in the Strawberry TN

Postby Michael Holmes on Sun May 14, 2006 2:59 pm

[Event "2006 Straw. TN 11-15 23-18 10-14"]
[Black "Michael Holmes"] [White "Alex Moiseyev"] [Result "0-1"]

1. 11-15 23-18 2. 10-14 18x11 3. 8x15 26-23 4. 6-10 22-18 5. 15x22 25x18 6. 4-8 29-25 7. 9-13 18x9 8. 5x14 31-26 9. 8-11 25-22 10. 10-15 24-20 11. 7-10 {A, V 1} 20-16 {B} 12. 12x19 {V 2} 23x7 13. 2x11 27-23 14. 3-8 28-24 15. 1-6 23-19 16. 15-18 {C, V 4 } 22x15 17. 11x18 19-16 18. 8-12 16-11 19. 10-15 0-1

A) This is the same position as Laverty vs Morrison and Holmes vs Morrison in the 2005 USA GAYP Tournament
B) But this move is much better than the 28-24 Morrison played against me and Tim which we both drew. After this red is forced to play a man down no matter which jump he makes in order to draw the game
C) 14-18 loses by the shot. This also loses. However 8-12 does draw and it was confirmed by Ed with the 10 piece database.

Variation 1
1-5 {A} 23-18 {B} 12. 14x23 26x10 13. 7x14 22-18 14. 14x23 27x18 15. 2-6 28-24 16. 6-9 24-19 17. 9-14 18x9 18. 5x14 30-26 19. 3-7 26-22 20. 7-10 20-16 21. 11x20 32-27 drawn
A) The better way for sure
B) 28-24 12. 7-10 23-18 13. 14x23 27x18 14. 5-9 26-23 15. 12-16 32-28 16. 10-14 24-19 17. 15x24 28x12 18. 2-6 and now the same as Holmes vs Morrison Draw in the 2005 USA GAYP Tournament.

Variation 2
11x20 {A} 23-18 13. 14x23 27x11 14. 10-15 11-8 {V 3} 15. 12-16 8-4 16. 16-19 32-27 17. 2-7 27-23 18. 20-24 23x16 19. 24-27 26-23 20. 27-31 23-18 21. 15-19 18-15 22. 31-27 {B} 15-11 23. 7-10 22-18 24. 10-15 18-14 25. 27-24 16-12 26. 24-20 14-10 27. 19-23 12-8 {11-7 gets 23-26} 28. 3x12 10-7 29. 23-27 7-2 30. 27-31 11-7 31. 15-18 7-3 32. 18-23 3-7 33. 31-27 28-24 34. 1-5 7-11 35. 23-26 30x23 36. 27x18 24-19 37. 13-17 21x14 38. 18x9 4-8 39. 9-14 11-15 40. 5-9 8-11 41. 20-24 11-16 42. 9-13 2-7 43. 13-17 7-2 44. 17-22 2-6 45. 22-25 6-2 46. 25-30 2-7 47. 30-26 7-3 48. 26-22 16-20 49. 24-28 15-10 50. 14x7 3x10 51. 22-18 20-24 52. 18-15 10-7 53. 12-16 19x12 54. 28x19 12-8draw

A) Either jump draws and either jump requires a man down draw!
B) Here I stopped the 15 minutes per move with the computer and put it on 2 minutes per move.

Variation 3
26-23 15. 15-19 23x16 16. 12x19 32-27 17. 1-6 30-26 18. 6-10 27-23 19. 20-24 23x16 20. 24-27 16-12 21. 27-31 11-8 22. 31-27 8-4 23. 10-15 4-8 24. 2-7 8-4 25. 15-19 4-8 26. 27-23 28-24 27. 23x30 24x15 28. 7-11 22-18 29. 30-26 18-14 30. 11x18 8-11 drawn

Variation 4
8-12 {A} 26-23 17. 11-16 22-18 {V 5} 18. 15x22 24-20 19. 22-26 20x11 20. 26-31 11-7 21. 6-9 7-2 22. 31-26 2-6 23. 10-15 19x10 24. 26x19 10-7 25. 14-18 6-1 26. 18-23 1-5 27. 9-14 5-9 28. 14-18 9-14 29. 19-15 7-2 30. 15-19 2-6 31. 19-15 32-28 32. 12-16 6-2 33. 15-19 2-7 34. 19-15 7-3 35. 16-20 3-8 36. 13-17 drawn.

A) This looked bad but not as bad as the 15-18 move I chose.

Variation 5
24-20 {A} 18. 15x24 20x11 19. 12-16 11-8 20. 10-15 8-3 21. 24-27 3-8 22. 27-31 8-11 23. 15-18 11x20 24. 18x2523-19 25. 14-18 19-16 26. 18-23 16-11 27. 25-29 11-7 28. 29-25 7-2 29. 6-9 2-7 30. 9-147-11 31. 25-22 11-15 32. 13-17 15-10 33. 22-18 10-6 34. 31-27 20-16 35. 27-24 16-11 36.17-22 6-9 37. 24-19 9-13 38. 22-25 13-17 39. 25-29 17x10 40. 29-25 11-8 41. 25-22 draw
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Re: Strawberry Festival ??

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Sun May 14, 2006 5:04 pm

I don't have too much to add to Michael comments and variations. The program did a great job :lol:

On my part I can say, that I was thinking seriously in this game (more than 10 minutes) two times. See diagrams #1 and #2. I think each position arised at immportant moment in the game, when the price of move is critical and game can turn in one or other directions.

It is a sign of master to recognize properly - when you need to spend more than just a few minutes

When I spent time on position #1 my calculations ended somewhere around position #2 (thats why I needed to look one more time). When I calculated position #2 - I saw, that I have a serious advantage after 20-16 everywhere, but I didn't see a clear win. If Michael would play it correctly, I may need to spend one more time 10-15 minutes to calculate things to the end.

#1
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22-18

#2
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20-16

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