Jeff Jones Memorial Tournament this July!
Jeff Jones Memorial Tournament this July!
This coming July 15 will be the third anniversary of Jeff Jonesâ€™s passing. I never had the pleasure of meeting Jeff, but Iâ€™ve read the many testimonial posts here following his death. Iâ€™ve also had the pleasure of playing Joshua, his nephew here, â€˜iamachessstudentâ€™ is his playername.
At the time of his demise, Brian (â€˜islanderfanâ€™) suggested a tournament in his honour.
This July, I would like to have one. I know Jeff had many friends here, and the tournament format would depend on the number of people interested in playing. I would like all the friends of Jeff to let me know if youâ€™d like to enter, and we can work things out from there.
I do know that David (davidswhite), Brian, Josh, and myself are in. I hope that there will be many more. Perhaps we can make this an annual event. I understand that Jeffâ€™s nickname was â€œthe Zapperâ€
At the time of his demise, Brian (â€˜islanderfanâ€™) suggested a tournament in his honour.
This July, I would like to have one. I know Jeff had many friends here, and the tournament format would depend on the number of people interested in playing. I would like all the friends of Jeff to let me know if youâ€™d like to enter, and we can work things out from there.
I do know that David (davidswhite), Brian, Josh, and myself are in. I hope that there will be many more. Perhaps we can make this an annual event. I understand that Jeffâ€™s nickname was â€œthe Zapperâ€

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Just recieved a private message from 'stonedmaster':
Actually, I had assumed that anyone wishing to play would just post here, but if anyone would rather send me a private message or email me, that's fine also.stonedmaster wrote:Even though I did not know the individual an am new here, I would like to be added in as well.

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So far we have:
davidswhite (3000)
stonedmaster (2839)
iamachessstudent (2726)
cliff (2667)
mluka (2401)*
gregorgysi (2188)
jsnyder (2016)
islanderfan (1903)
* I'm pretty sure Mike said he'd be participating, in an email he sent me. I'll have to doublecheck, but I'm pretty certain!
Nice field, so far!
davidswhite (3000)
stonedmaster (2839)
iamachessstudent (2726)
cliff (2667)
mluka (2401)*
gregorgysi (2188)
jsnyder (2016)
islanderfan (1903)
* I'm pretty sure Mike said he'd be participating, in an email he sent me. I'll have to doublecheck, but I'm pretty certain!
Nice field, so far!
Jeff Jones Memorial Tournament this July!
I'm in.
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Over to you, Greg! Not going to let Brian get away with that, are you?
By the way, some other names mentioned in tributes to Jeff were:
hamot,kcollins,pe,nhahtuy,mic,
mlaurent, kode, energy, Jonathan Pettit, Ketchum, redketchuplover, Maxim
Would like to hear from them also. The entrants so far number eleven!
By the way, some other names mentioned in tributes to Jeff were:
hamot,kcollins,pe,nhahtuy,mic,
mlaurent, kode, energy, Jonathan Pettit, Ketchum, redketchuplover, Maxim
Would like to hear from them also. The entrants so far number eleven!
I think you're right, Brian. As a matter of fact, I've checked most of those names I listed, and the only one I can see that looks active is mlaurent.
And, of course, energy, who has already joined.
One other thing: I planned this for the anniversary of Jeff's death, but July may cause scheduling problems for some players, due to round two of the 2010 Open taking place then. Does anyone have any opinions as to just when we should hold the, now officially called, "Zapper Memorial Tournament"?
Should we perhaps hold it in February or March?
Feedback is appreciated.
Thanks.
And, of course, energy, who has already joined.
One other thing: I planned this for the anniversary of Jeff's death, but July may cause scheduling problems for some players, due to round two of the 2010 Open taking place then. Does anyone have any opinions as to just when we should hold the, now officially called, "Zapper Memorial Tournament"?
Should we perhaps hold it in February or March?
Feedback is appreciated.
Thanks.
Well, his last game timed out the 4th of March 2008...cliff wrote:Does anyone have any opinions as to just when we should hold the, now officially called, "Zapper Memorial Tournament"?
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As of now, we have fifteen participants:
Player Rating
Davidswhite 3000
Stonedmaster 2839
Cnita 2801
Jpost 2774
Iamachessstudent 2727
Cliff 2676
Energy 2628
Mluka 2401
Johnb 2307
rhand 2293
Gregorgysi 2188
gmiller 2136
mgomdysey 2106
Jsnyder 2016
Islanderfan 1906
I think we'll make a cutoff date of January 15, or 24 players, whichever comes first. Many more than that will be a bit unwieldly because of the way I'd like to set this up. I've tried to take into account the fact that many of us will be playing in the 2010 Open, and will already have a good number of hard games on their plate, and some players (Myself included!), don't like to carry too drastically big a number of games at once. Personally, I don't like to carry any more than 20 or 25 maximum. Hence, I've put together a way that would requite no one to being playing any more than an extra six to ten games, depending on the final number of entrants. Below are what I figure will be the most likely numbers:
20 Players Max.gms/pp
Rd 1 4 Groups of 5 players  DRR 8 Games
Rd 2 2 Groups of 4 players  DRR 6 Games
Rd 3 2 players  5gM 5 Games
19 Games
24 Players
Rd 1 4 Groups of 6 players  SG/DRR 5/10 Games
Rd 2 2 Groups of 4 players  DRR 6 Games
Rd 3 2 players  5gM 5 Games
16/21 Games
Now the tricky part starts!
The pairing for Round One will be complately at random. The method I selected for getting those random numbers will make it totally transparent! No possibility of cheating or favourtism! (See? I'm not a politician!) That method I'll discuss in a post tomorrow. It's been a long day here, and I wanted to ask something else of everyone in the event first.
Whichever Round One group I end up in, I'll post, and invite the others in that group. What I need is for someone in each of the other groups to post theirs, and to send me the match number or post it here. Preferably both. I hope that will be agreeable to everyone. If, by some chance I make it to Round Two, I'll again post and invite. But I'd need someone who advances to do the same. Ditto for the final round. With the match numbers, I'll post weekly updates in the forum. And perhaps Greg would be willing to post announcements as to when each round starts.
And, the second round won't start until every game in the first round is finished. That'll keep any games from overlapping and the total number of game any player is playing to manageable numbers, considering the concurrent 2010 Open.
I hope everyone is willing to help on this. I think this could be the easiest way to go, and should keep everyone involved also!
Let me know what you think?
Player Rating
Davidswhite 3000
Stonedmaster 2839
Cnita 2801
Jpost 2774
Iamachessstudent 2727
Cliff 2676
Energy 2628
Mluka 2401
Johnb 2307
rhand 2293
Gregorgysi 2188
gmiller 2136
mgomdysey 2106
Jsnyder 2016
Islanderfan 1906
I think we'll make a cutoff date of January 15, or 24 players, whichever comes first. Many more than that will be a bit unwieldly because of the way I'd like to set this up. I've tried to take into account the fact that many of us will be playing in the 2010 Open, and will already have a good number of hard games on their plate, and some players (Myself included!), don't like to carry too drastically big a number of games at once. Personally, I don't like to carry any more than 20 or 25 maximum. Hence, I've put together a way that would requite no one to being playing any more than an extra six to ten games, depending on the final number of entrants. Below are what I figure will be the most likely numbers:
20 Players Max.gms/pp
Rd 1 4 Groups of 5 players  DRR 8 Games
Rd 2 2 Groups of 4 players  DRR 6 Games
Rd 3 2 players  5gM 5 Games
19 Games
24 Players
Rd 1 4 Groups of 6 players  SG/DRR 5/10 Games
Rd 2 2 Groups of 4 players  DRR 6 Games
Rd 3 2 players  5gM 5 Games
16/21 Games
Now the tricky part starts!
The pairing for Round One will be complately at random. The method I selected for getting those random numbers will make it totally transparent! No possibility of cheating or favourtism! (See? I'm not a politician!) That method I'll discuss in a post tomorrow. It's been a long day here, and I wanted to ask something else of everyone in the event first.
Whichever Round One group I end up in, I'll post, and invite the others in that group. What I need is for someone in each of the other groups to post theirs, and to send me the match number or post it here. Preferably both. I hope that will be agreeable to everyone. If, by some chance I make it to Round Two, I'll again post and invite. But I'd need someone who advances to do the same. Ditto for the final round. With the match numbers, I'll post weekly updates in the forum. And perhaps Greg would be willing to post announcements as to when each round starts.
And, the second round won't start until every game in the first round is finished. That'll keep any games from overlapping and the total number of game any player is playing to manageable numbers, considering the concurrent 2010 Open.
I hope everyone is willing to help on this. I think this could be the easiest way to go, and should keep everyone involved also!
Let me know what you think?

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Hi Greg,
I'd like to be included in the draw for this tournament as I shared many moments of chess pleasure with Jeff.
I'll be happy with the time controls when decided.
Thanks.
Kenneth
I'd like to be included in the draw for this tournament as I shared many moments of chess pleasure with Jeff.
I'll be happy with the time controls when decided.
Thanks.
Kenneth

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27d +0 ?
I'm certain that Cliff was only kidding about this time control...right Cliff?

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30d +2d time control
As far as I'm concerned, 30d + 2d time control works fine.
Well, we now have nineteen players, an agreed upon format, and time controls of 30d+2d.
Here's the lineup so far:
Davidswhite 3000
Stonedmaster 2839
Cnita 2801
Jpost 2774
martijn 2771
Iamachessstudent 2727
Abiodun 2720
Cliff 2692
Energy 2628
jvanmechelen 2421
Mluka 2401
Johnb 2307
rhand 2293
Gregorgysi 2188
gmiller 2136
mgomdysey 2106
Jsnyder 2016
Islanderfan 1906
kmcpherson 1903
Two days left. I hope we can get at least one more player to make it twenty.
Here's the lineup so far:
Davidswhite 3000
Stonedmaster 2839
Cnita 2801
Jpost 2774
martijn 2771
Iamachessstudent 2727
Abiodun 2720
Cliff 2692
Energy 2628
jvanmechelen 2421
Mluka 2401
Johnb 2307
rhand 2293
Gregorgysi 2188
gmiller 2136
mgomdysey 2106
Jsnyder 2016
Islanderfan 1906
kmcpherson 1903
Two days left. I hope we can get at least one more player to make it twenty.

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Jeff Jones memorial
I would like to join if I may ...
Welcome aboard, strongplayer!
Now we have twenty, Two days to go before cutoff.
The roster is:
Davidswhite 3000
Stonedmaster 2839
Cnita 2801
Jpost 2774
martijn 2771
Iamachessstudent 2727
Abiodun 2720
Strongplayer 2716
Cliff 2692
Energy 2628
jvanmechelen 2421
Mluka 2401
Johnb 2307
rhand 2293
Gregorgysi 2188
gmiller 2136
mgomdysey 2106
Jsnyder 2016
Islanderfan 1906
kmcpherson 1903
Now we have twenty, Two days to go before cutoff.
The roster is:
Davidswhite 3000
Stonedmaster 2839
Cnita 2801
Jpost 2774
martijn 2771
Iamachessstudent 2727
Abiodun 2720
Strongplayer 2716
Cliff 2692
Energy 2628
jvanmechelen 2421
Mluka 2401
Johnb 2307
rhand 2293
Gregorgysi 2188
gmiller 2136
mgomdysey 2106
Jsnyder 2016
Islanderfan 1906
kmcpherson 1903

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The final roster for the 2010 Zapper Memorial Tournament is now set, and I think we have a pretty good field of players! Eight different countries are represented, and two players from "parts unknown", so we have a nice, international aspect to it as well!
Davidswhite 2994 USA
Ramawolf 2978 GER
Stonedmaster 2825 x
Cnita 2801 ROM
Jpost 2774 NETH
martijn 2753 NETH
Iamachessstudent 2745 USA
Abiodun 2740 USA
Strongplayer 2716 USA
Cliff 2689 CAN
Energy 2628 NOR
jvanmechelen 2466 BEL
Mluka 2401 USA
rhand 2309 x
Johnb 2301 CAN
Gregorgysi 2267 GER
redketchuplover 2235 USA
gmiller 2137 USA
mgomdysey 2106 USA
Jsnyder 2016 USA
kmcpherson 1923 UK
Islanderfan 1916 USA
(Ratings as of 11:45pm, January 15/10)
If anyone is curious by the way, the tournament average rating is 2487.
I was intending to post the pairings tonight, but as some of you know, my wife recently underwent surgery, and we were at the hospital for a postop examination today (for about 5 hours!) and I'm beat and have one helluva headache, so I hope you'll all understand if I put that off until tomorrow.
(Not to worry, Brian, I'll still try my best to get you paired with the top five, however!)
I'm looking forward to this tournament very much and I hope that we can make this an annual event! And like the Open, I'm looking forward to playing some of you that I've never had the pleasure of meeting before!
Check back Saturday for the good, or bad (depending on your pairings) news!
 Cliff
Davidswhite 2994 USA
Ramawolf 2978 GER
Stonedmaster 2825 x
Cnita 2801 ROM
Jpost 2774 NETH
martijn 2753 NETH
Iamachessstudent 2745 USA
Abiodun 2740 USA
Strongplayer 2716 USA
Cliff 2689 CAN
Energy 2628 NOR
jvanmechelen 2466 BEL
Mluka 2401 USA
rhand 2309 x
Johnb 2301 CAN
Gregorgysi 2267 GER
redketchuplover 2235 USA
gmiller 2137 USA
mgomdysey 2106 USA
Jsnyder 2016 USA
kmcpherson 1923 UK
Islanderfan 1916 USA
(Ratings as of 11:45pm, January 15/10)
If anyone is curious by the way, the tournament average rating is 2487.
I was intending to post the pairings tonight, but as some of you know, my wife recently underwent surgery, and we were at the hospital for a postop examination today (for about 5 hours!) and I'm beat and have one helluva headache, so I hope you'll all understand if I put that off until tomorrow.
(Not to worry, Brian, I'll still try my best to get you paired with the top five, however!)
I'm looking forward to this tournament very much and I hope that we can make this an annual event! And like the Open, I'm looking forward to playing some of you that I've never had the pleasure of meeting before!
Check back Saturday for the good, or bad (depending on your pairings) news!
 Cliff

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Final Setup For 2010 Zapper Memorial Tournament!
Start Date: Thursday, March 4, 2010.
Round Two will begin one week after all games from Round One are over.
Round Three will begin one week after all Round Two games are over.
22 Players Max.gms/pp
Round One A + B 2 Groups of 5 players  DRR 8 Games
C + D 2 Groups of 6 players  DRR 10 Games
(First & Second place finishers in each round advance)
Round Two E + F 2 Groups of 4 players 6 Games
(E  Seeds 1, 3, 5, 7)
(F  Seeds 2, 4, 6,
(Two winners advance)
Round Three G Five Game Match 5 Games
Winner is 2010 Zapper Memorial Champion!
(Maximum games for any one player is 19 or 21)
A
Stonedmaster 2839 5.20
Energy 2628 3.89
jvanmechelen 2421 4.98
Johnb 2307 6.79
gmiller 2136 6.08
B
Iamachessstudent 2727 2.27
Abiodun 2720 2.11
Cliff 2689 3.82
redketchuplover 2235 3.79
Gregorgysi 2188 2.12
C
Davidswhite 2994 1.16
Ramawolf 2978 2.06
Cnita 2801 1.76
mgomdysey 2106 1.49
Islanderfan 1906 1.54
kmcpherson 1903 1.58
D
Jpost 2774 0.14
martijn 2771 0.12
Strongplayer 2716 0.03
Mluka 2401 1.10
rhand 2293 0.67
Jsnyder 2016 0.03
Pairing Method Used:
A random number was generated using the â€˜=RAND()â€™ command, which was then multiplied by 100. The result of this was divided by the numerical value of the third letter of each entrantâ€™s playername (A=1, B=2, C=3, etc.). The result of all the this was then multiplied by another random number generated with the same command as before. This process was repeated three times to get a final set of results. These were rounded to two decimal points, and then sorted in descending order. The first group of five players were put in round A, the second in round B. Since there were 22 players, Rounds C & D were each given 6 players, C receiving the next 6, and D the final 6. I know this sounds like a crazy system, but it was the closest thing to a truly random mix I could come up with!
(The Worksheet program used to generate all this was MS Excell 2000 v.9.0.)
* The two decimal numbers to the right of each player was the final number generated and used in the final sortation.
Postings of Series:
Round One, Series A will be posted by jvanmechelen, Series B by cliff, Series C by islanderfan, and Series C will (tentatively, until I hear back from him for certain), by mluka. We should post these on March 1, I think, to give everyone a chance to see them.
Round Two postings will be decided as we go along, same with Round Three. All rounds will be rated events. Those posting the Series should email me the â€˜match numbersâ€™, after they post them.
My email address is: cliffdwyer@homail.com
* Iâ€™ll post Tournament Updates in the forum wvery Friday starting March 12.
Tie Break:
1. Results Between Tied Players
If the tied players played each other, if one of them won then he finishes higher on tiebreak
2. Opposition Average Rating
The average rating of the player's opponents
3. Most Games with Black Pieces
The player that had the black pieces the most times finishes highest on tiebreaks
Start Date: Thursday, March 4, 2010.
Round Two will begin one week after all games from Round One are over.
Round Three will begin one week after all Round Two games are over.
Start Date: Thursday, March 4, 2010.
Round Two will begin one week after all games from Round One are over.
Round Three will begin one week after all Round Two games are over.
22 Players Max.gms/pp
Round One A + B 2 Groups of 5 players  DRR 8 Games
C + D 2 Groups of 6 players  DRR 10 Games
(First & Second place finishers in each round advance)
Round Two E + F 2 Groups of 4 players 6 Games
(E  Seeds 1, 3, 5, 7)
(F  Seeds 2, 4, 6,
(Two winners advance)
Round Three G Five Game Match 5 Games
Winner is 2010 Zapper Memorial Champion!
(Maximum games for any one player is 19 or 21)
A
Stonedmaster 2839 5.20
Energy 2628 3.89
jvanmechelen 2421 4.98
Johnb 2307 6.79
gmiller 2136 6.08
B
Iamachessstudent 2727 2.27
Abiodun 2720 2.11
Cliff 2689 3.82
redketchuplover 2235 3.79
Gregorgysi 2188 2.12
C
Davidswhite 2994 1.16
Ramawolf 2978 2.06
Cnita 2801 1.76
mgomdysey 2106 1.49
Islanderfan 1906 1.54
kmcpherson 1903 1.58
D
Jpost 2774 0.14
martijn 2771 0.12
Strongplayer 2716 0.03
Mluka 2401 1.10
rhand 2293 0.67
Jsnyder 2016 0.03
Pairing Method Used:
A random number was generated using the â€˜=RAND()â€™ command, which was then multiplied by 100. The result of this was divided by the numerical value of the third letter of each entrantâ€™s playername (A=1, B=2, C=3, etc.). The result of all the this was then multiplied by another random number generated with the same command as before. This process was repeated three times to get a final set of results. These were rounded to two decimal points, and then sorted in descending order. The first group of five players were put in round A, the second in round B. Since there were 22 players, Rounds C & D were each given 6 players, C receiving the next 6, and D the final 6. I know this sounds like a crazy system, but it was the closest thing to a truly random mix I could come up with!
(The Worksheet program used to generate all this was MS Excell 2000 v.9.0.)
* The two decimal numbers to the right of each player was the final number generated and used in the final sortation.
Postings of Series:
Round One, Series A will be posted by jvanmechelen, Series B by cliff, Series C by islanderfan, and Series C will (tentatively, until I hear back from him for certain), by mluka. We should post these on March 1, I think, to give everyone a chance to see them.
Round Two postings will be decided as we go along, same with Round Three. All rounds will be rated events. Those posting the Series should email me the â€˜match numbersâ€™, after they post them.
My email address is: cliffdwyer@homail.com
* Iâ€™ll post Tournament Updates in the forum wvery Friday starting March 12.
Tie Break:
1. Results Between Tied Players
If the tied players played each other, if one of them won then he finishes higher on tiebreak
2. Opposition Average Rating
The average rating of the player's opponents
3. Most Games with Black Pieces
The player that had the black pieces the most times finishes highest on tiebreaks
Start Date: Thursday, March 4, 2010.
Round Two will begin one week after all games from Round One are over.
Round Three will begin one week after all Round Two games are over.