Back to NASPA Club #3, Tournaments or 2015-2016 Season.
NASPA Club #3 will hold its annual end-of-season club tournament (directed by John Chew) on June 8th, 15th and 22nd, 2016. This is what NASPA calls a Local Club Tournament: tournament rules are in effect, you must be an active NASPA member to play, and ratings changes are one-third of open-tournament changes. We will play nine rounds (three on each night) in three divisions, assigned according to club championship qualification (if applicable) or club rating at time of registration (if not).
You do not have to be a club member to play, but you must commit to attending all three nights. You do not have to be in contention for the club championships to play, but if you are you must play in the appropriate division.
To register, please pay $20 to John or Lisa by June 1st. Registrations after that date will only be acceptable if they result in even-numbered divisions. Then be sure to arrive promptly each night, as clocks will be started at 6:45 P.M.
The tournament will have three divisions (A, B and C). If you are contending one of the club’s divisional championships (which are based on end-of-year championship ratings), you must play in that division. If you are not, you may still play, and you choose your division based on your club rating at the time of your registration, playing up or down if you are within 50 points of the division breaks 850 and 1350 (if you are the lowest rated player on a cusp, the director may assign you a division to make divisions even).
Asterisked players are in the running for (and in serious contention for) the divisional championships, doubly asterisked players have clinched their divisions; other players who choose to play do so solely for the glory of winning this nine-game tournament and for the fabulous cash prizes.
The following players have registered for the tournament (dollar-signs indicate players who haven’t yet paid, exclamation marks those who may need to renew their NASPA membership):
A Division (8 players)
Alex Rodriguez Anna Miransky Eric Peters Fern Lindzon Vera Bigall Lisa Kessler **Tony Leah Zev Kaufman
B Division (10 players)
Ani Migirdicyan Brenda Megannety *Denis Farbstein Eli Shupak Lynda Wise *Mad Palazzo *Marcela Kadanka Nicholas Schneider Sharon Janssen **Barry Muskovitch$ [clinched C]
C Division (16 players)
Andrew Rosen Avy Kattsir Ben Lemke Esther Iczkowitz Evan Bialo Harry Gopaul Irene Gedney Jack Bell Jamie Chew Janet Carrington Jeff Pancer Mickie Katgara Mieke Smulders Pauline Grierson Peter Hillerup Sharon Dalgliesh