2017 11-Man Ballot National Open

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Re: 2017 11-Man Ballot National Open

Postby okrunjoe on Tue Feb 21, 2017 1:12 pm

The prize fund for the 2017 National 11-man tournament is now $20,475. We will probably have over $21,000 by tournament time.
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Re: 2017 11-Man Ballot National Open

Postby Chexhero on Sat Feb 25, 2017 11:32 am

I can confirm that Clayton Nash, Lorne Wells, and myself will be attending. Three online players: Chee Xiong, Eric Strange, and Kevin Burks (2007 Nat. majors champ) have expressed interest, but have not confirmed attendance yet. I will keep you updated on any changes.
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Re: 2017 11-Man Ballot National Open

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Mon Feb 27, 2017 2:58 pm

Several days ago another Canadian, Clint Olsen, showed an interest in private conversation, but didn't confirm anything.

My roommate will be Lorne Wells which makes our room average age around 40 ... huh!

I am curious - if legendary Fredo is coming ...

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Re: 2017 11-Man Ballot National Open

Postby Chexhero on Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:18 pm

Alex_Moiseyev wrote:I am curious - if legendary Fredo is coming ...


Unfortunately, the great Alfredo Mercado will not be attending. He has expressed interests in future tournaments though.
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Re: 2017 11-Man Ballot National Open

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:01 pm

Young Canadaian star Lorne Wells kindly agreed to share room with such an old crocodile as myself.

It might be a room of champions if he decides to play in Majors :D

I already made reservation and planning to arrive (drive) on Sunday, Lorne will be there on Monday. My car trip (10-11 hours) will include short stop in St. Louis to have lunch with my son Paul and his girlfriend Jennifer.
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Re: 2017 11-Man Ballot National Open

Postby RMDionisio on Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:59 am

I am 95% positive that I will be in attendance. Should be a fun tournament!
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Re: 2017 11-Man Ballot National Open

Postby okrunjoe on Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:37 am

Looking forward to seeing everyone. We plan to have the strongest and the most talented 11-man field ever and with the most prize money ever at any tournament.

J. R. Smith and I will have 11-man ballot decks free to those who need one.

Remember each player and family member will receive a free breakfast and lunch.

Jeannie and Joe McDaniel
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Re: Looking for 2017 11-Man National Roommate

Postby JR Smith on Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:56 pm

Buck Smith from Millboro, VA needs to share room at 2017 11-Man Ballot National Open.

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Re: 2017 11-Man Ballot National Open

Postby okrunjoe on Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:48 pm

On Monday, March 27, we will have a two-game blindfold exhibition. Sergio Scarpetta, Miki Borghetti and Alex Moiseyev will be the players. The exact format will be determined Monday morning. This will be a fun thing with everyone welcome to come watch. We hope to have the three main TV stations from Springfield on hand for the exhibition and the tournament.
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Re: 2017 11-Man Ballot National Open

Postby bazkitcase5 on Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:12 pm

awesome, do you know what time yet?
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Re: 2017 11-Man Ballot National Open

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:13 pm

One small, last minute adjustment. I am planning to stay on Sunday night in Brian Hinkle house in St. Louis and arrive to Branson on Monday around noon. So ... on Monday morning you can train a bit against Sergio and Miki before BIG games with BIG guy come up haha!! Me and Brain plan to arrive on Monday at 12-1. In case of some delay you can play with my buddy Lorne - same level of fun or even more! :D

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Re: 2017 11-Man Ballot National Open

Postby sergio on Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:28 am

Hello everyone, I'm flying to London. Tomorrow I have my connection to the USA.
I'll see you in Branson.
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Re: 2017 11-Man Ballot National Open

Postby John Acker on Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:26 am

Any results yet?
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Re: 2017 11-Man Ballot National Open

Postby jimloy on Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:35 am

They are being mysterious. Isn't this exciting? Zzzzz!
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Re: 2017 11-Man Ballot National Open

Postby Ingo_Zachos on Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:47 am

Standings after 3 rounds:

1. GM Sergio Scarpetta (ITA)10,
2./3. GM Michele Borghetti (ITA) 9,
GM Lubabalo Kondlo (RSA) 9,
4. Lorne Wells (CAN) 8,
5,/6. GM Alex Moiseyev (USA) 7,
IM Michael Holmes (USA) 7,
7.-10. GM Jim Morrison (USA) 6,
IM Joe Schwartz (USA) 6,
Eric Strange (USA) 6,
IM Joe Moore (USA) 6,
11.-15. IM Clayton Nash (USA) 5,
GM Richard Beckwith (USA) 5,
IM Antony Bishop (USA) 5,
GM Jack Francis (BAR) 5,
Laverne Wray (USA) 5,
16./17. IM John Werbster (USA) 4,
IM Larry Keen (USA) 4,
18. IM Tim Laverty (USA) 1

Pairings round 4:
Scarpetta - Kondlo
Holmes - Wells
Morrison - Strange
Laverty - Webster
Moiseyev - Borghetti
Nash - Beckwith
Moore - Schwartz
Francis - Bishop
Keen - Wray

Scarpetta beat Laverty, Morrison 4-0 and drew Borghetti
Kondlo beat Webster, Strange and Moiseyev with 3-1
Borghetti beat Bishop 4-0, Wells 3-1 and drew Scarpetta
Wells beat Wray 4-0, lost to Borghetti 1-3 and beat Moore 3-1

Thanks to Maurizio de Leo, John Acker and Gianfranco Borghetti for posting it on facebook.

Tanks to Kim Willis for first pictures:

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