It's that time again ... Bret's Cup '06!

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bret
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It's that time again ... Bret's Cup '06!

Post by bret » Sat Nov 05, 2005 12:10 am

That's right ... I'm doing it again.

Event: Bret's Cup '06
Start Date: Few days after Jan 1, 2006
Prize: US$100 (Need Pay-pal to collect)

Those who made the semi-finals in BC '05 are in if they want.
They include:

sumdeus
munbehend
ramawolf
rodschi

Also in for winning Section II last year is mgomdysey ... Congrats!

You guys still need to contact me to join ... Don't forget.

The other 11 will be based on ratings as of Dec 15, 2005.

Some changes this year ... No tiebreak games. After you are seeded the top seed moves on in case of ties. This means if your seed is less than your opponent, you must win the match. Also, I spent a lot of time last year sending emails to invite players so we would have a strong tournament. I do not have the time to do that this year. So spread the word about this post to your opponents. To join you MUST contact me through the Net-Chess website "Contact A Player" link or post it in this thread. After I get the 16 players needed, I'll take the next 20 players for section II. Good Luck to all!

Round 1

Four Groups of 4 players @ 2 games with each opponent (5 players in section II). Two people from each group moves on. Time control for this round is 20d+1d

Round 2

You will be paired in match play. 4 games at 30d+1d.

Round 3

More match play! This time a 6 game match at 30d+2d.

Round 4

The last two will play a 8 game match at 30d+2d time control.

Money Round

What? This is the round where the winner can take his $100 and quit. Or choose to play me in a 10 game match at 30d+2d for double or nothing!

mgomdysey
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Brets Cup 06

Post by mgomdysey » Sat Nov 05, 2005 7:55 pm

Ill play again if possible..enjoyed it lastyear :)
thanks
maksim
mgomdysey

bret
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Post by bret » Sun Nov 06, 2005 9:30 am

Got you.

Everyone else who wants to join please use this thread and not the other one.

beezaman
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Post by beezaman » Sun Nov 06, 2005 1:10 pm

Ill play...sounds fun

keithstuart
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Post by keithstuart » Mon Nov 07, 2005 12:39 pm

Count me in Bret

munbehend
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Bret's Cup '06

Post by munbehend » Mon Nov 07, 2005 4:21 pm

Hi Bret,

I would like to join in $subject.
Thank you in advance for your effort.

Best regards
Michael

angelofthenight
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Post by angelofthenight » Tue Nov 08, 2005 12:48 am

I'm here again for the Cup !

bret
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Post by bret » Wed Nov 09, 2005 7:18 pm

http://www.bretcharlton.com/chess/index.htm

I've set up a website (the other one expired 2 days ago) so people can see who has joined and to follow the tournaments. If you forget the address ... there is always my profile.

Greg ... could you make an Announcement like you did last year so others will know about the new tournament? I had about 10 players wanting to join after we started.

Thanks

jpost
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Post by jpost » Fri Nov 11, 2005 12:09 pm

Bret,

I wanna join too

JanP

antoniomendonca
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Post by antoniomendonca » Fri Nov 11, 2005 2:17 pm

I would like play too

islanderfan
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Bret's cup

Post by islanderfan » Fri Nov 11, 2005 3:58 pm

Sir,
If possible I would like to join, and if by some miracle from the lord that I win, put the money to this chess site.
Brian

brucea
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Bret's cup

Post by brucea » Fri Nov 11, 2005 9:09 pm

I'd like to play too; sounds like a lot of fun!!!

Likewise if I win, put the money to this chess site

Thanks for running such a challenge

BruceA

antoniomendonca
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Post by antoniomendonca » Sat Nov 12, 2005 7:44 am

Please, if I win, put the money to this chess site too. Very very small chance but will try

patzerbernie
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Post by patzerbernie » Sun Nov 13, 2005 5:43 pm

Please enter my name for the tournament......patzerbernie many thanks

antoniomendonca
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Post by antoniomendonca » Sun Nov 13, 2005 5:53 pm

Please enter my name too. AntonioMendonca

jpettit
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Post by jpettit » Sun Nov 13, 2005 7:37 pm

I'll give it a shot again.

Thanks, Jonathan = jpettit

daphatmon
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Post by daphatmon » Sun Nov 13, 2005 8:18 pm

i would like to join too and if i win the money also goes to this wonderful site.

pallen
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06 tourn, please enter pallen

Post by pallen » Mon Nov 14, 2005 10:43 am

Hi Brett,
Would like another go in your tournament. Been practising hard, but unfotunately just getting older.
Thanks to Greg for a great www and to you for a fun tourm.
ciao

davorcecelja
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Joined: Mon Jul 04, 2005 2:14 pm

Post by davorcecelja » Mon Nov 14, 2005 9:38 pm

hi bret
I would like to join your tournament

mlaurent
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Joined: Sat Dec 04, 1999 12:31 pm
Location: Lyon, France

Post by mlaurent » Wed Nov 16, 2005 4:56 am

Hi everybody, Hi Bret

If there is a little place for me i would like to play this tournement ...

mlaurent

metalpig
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Post by metalpig » Fri Nov 18, 2005 1:08 pm

I like to play too, if it's possible

marv
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Joined: Fri Dec 28, 2001 9:58 pm

joining Brets cup 06

Post by marv » Sun Nov 20, 2005 8:38 pm

Bret I 'll love to join your cup of 06. The idea of good competiton is what I need.

pilchard
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Post by pilchard » Tue Nov 22, 2005 8:54 am

Bret,

i'd like to join too.

cheers,
pilchard

vampirex
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Location: Niagara Falls, NY
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Post by vampirex » Tue Nov 22, 2005 9:28 pm

count me in!

ramawolf
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Bret's Cup 2006

Post by ramawolf » Thu Nov 24, 2005 2:57 am

Please count me in!
BestRegards, RamaWolf

zeusdeus
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Joined: Wed Oct 06, 2004 3:15 pm

hi

Post by zeusdeus » Fri Nov 25, 2005 7:58 pm

I wold like to play too.
Please enter my name for the tournament.
The money you chose the destination if I win (to a good cause)

martijn
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Joined: Tue Oct 12, 2004 10:15 am

Post by martijn » Sat Nov 26, 2005 7:18 am

Hi Bret,
I wanna play too.
thanks,
martijn

morphyfan
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Post by morphyfan » Sat Nov 26, 2005 8:49 am

I'd like to play too count me in if theres still room.

parno
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Post by parno » Sun Nov 27, 2005 11:25 am

If there's room, I'd like to join. I'm relatively new here so I'm not sure how the tournament works. Is it played through net-chess?

bret
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Post by bret » Sun Nov 27, 2005 7:31 pm

Yes ... all games are played here at Net-Chess. I post the first round but use the message system to inform who you play if you move on in the tournament. So make sure your email address is correct.

It takes around a year and a half to complete if you go to the finals if the brackets are full. Sometimes there are short delays between matches but I try to keep everyone together.

Here is the list of players so far ....
mgomdysey
mic
beezaman
keithstuart
munbehend
angelofthenight
vgomdysey
antoniomendonca
eraymond
jpost
islanderfan
brucea
martijn
patzerbernie
jpettit
daphatmon
pallen
davorcecelja
mlaurent
metalpig
marv
gambit
davidswhite
pilchard
vampirex
ramawolf
zeusdeus
morphyfan
parno

losertoo
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Joined: Wed Sep 14, 2005 8:28 pm

Bret's tournament

Post by losertoo » Wed Nov 30, 2005 2:56 pm

I'd like to play.

dennism
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Joined: Wed Mar 15, 2000 5:07 am

can i join?

Post by dennism » Thu Dec 08, 2005 12:55 am

Hi Bret,

Can I join the fun? I just want to test my mettle with you guys. It should be fun and exciting plus lots of learning too.

Thanks

dennism

petemarkou
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Post by petemarkou » Thu Dec 08, 2005 5:15 pm

Bret
I would like to join the tournament if it is not too late.
All the best
Pete

stobinev
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Post by stobinev » Thu Dec 15, 2005 6:21 pm

Greetings Bret...

I would love to play in your 2006 cup, it there is still room for me then please do count me in. Stay well and play well.

bret
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Post by bret » Sun Dec 18, 2005 1:59 pm

http://www.bretcharlton.com/chess/cup06.htm

I've listed everyones rating as of Dec 15 and posted them on the above tournament page. I clicked to print the rating list here at net-chess and when I came back to the computer a book had come out! LOL

I've also seeded the top section so you can look and see who you will be playing. However, I am still allowing people to join up to Jan 1, so things can change.

sharpsword
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Join Request

Post by sharpsword » Thu Dec 22, 2005 4:53 am

Hi Bret,
I,d lıke to join your tournament too if pos.

Cheers

jjrizzo
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Joined: Fri Oct 01, 1999 7:04 am

Chess match

Post by jjrizzo » Thu Dec 29, 2005 10:52 pm

Would love to play if you still need players! thanks for a wonderful site!

ciortan
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Post by ciortan » Tue Jan 03, 2006 2:57 am

please get me in

bret
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Post by bret » Tue Jan 03, 2006 6:38 am

ciortan wrote:please get me in
Sorry, I would if there was still a spot open but both sections are full. If someone doesn't join their match in the first round, I'll add you.

ciortan
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Post by ciortan » Tue Jan 03, 2006 7:07 am

The games itself are already to much longer for me, but ..... well i can handle with:
A FURTHER WAITING TIME......?
Thank you verry much, the fact is i don't expected to any answer from you so quick.
It's all right, may be for the future next tournaments....

iivanov
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Post by iivanov » Fri Jan 06, 2006 7:19 am

i'd like to join if possible. let me know, if i'm in bret cup.

best wishes in 2006!

iivanov

ruben
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hey! can i still join?

Post by ruben » Mon Jan 09, 2006 7:38 pm

Hey bret! can i still join your bretz cup?

stobinev
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Joined: Fri Sep 17, 2004 9:43 am

Bret's Cup 2006...

Post by stobinev » Sun Jan 15, 2006 11:48 pm

Greetings to Bret and all Bret's cup participants and fans!

Just got a question for you Bret... Morphyfan has yet to sign up for our section... can you either replace him or find out what is going on with him? I will contact him and leave him a message later on to see if I cannot get our section started -Stobinev.

P.S. Thanks again for putting this on!

ruben
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can i replace?

Post by ruben » Mon Jan 16, 2006 3:17 am

hi!

can i replace the one who did not sign yet?

thanks & more power to u!

bret
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Post by bret » Tue Jan 17, 2006 8:10 pm

You can unjoined from the 3 matches that haven't started yet and I'll repost the matches with some people who want to play. ruben, iivanov, ciortan. I'll post them tommorow.

gmiller
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Post by gmiller » Tue Jan 17, 2006 8:43 pm

Give me the pairings you want and I'll see if I can start them automagically like in the net-chess Open.

bret
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Post by bret » Wed Jan 18, 2006 10:50 pm

Greg,

Thanks! Here are the pairings.

Group 1
iivanov
jpettit
metalpig
parno
pilchard

Group 3
stobinev
brucea
mic
ciortan
losertoo

Group 4
ruben
jjrizzo
vgomdysey
mlaurent

If you want, that guy gmiller can be added to group 4 ;-)

Note to all:
I tried to add the new players fairly but it is hard to do since group 2 has already started. I didn't think the players who had joined to play on time should drop in seeding. So I added the two highest rated players iivanov and ruben to the bottom of the seedings but tried to set the pairings as if they were the top seeds anyway. All this means is that they will not fair good in case they end in a tie with anyone.

ruben
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thanks!

Post by ruben » Thu Jan 19, 2006 3:02 am

thanks a lot bret!

gmiller
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Post by gmiller » Thu Jan 19, 2006 6:36 pm

I didn't add myself because I've already got more games than I can handle.

Here are the match IDs
m1137713198:iivanov,jpettit,metalpig,parno,pilchard
m1137713201:stobinev,brucea,mic,ciortan,losertoo
m1137713204:ruben,jjrizzo,vgomdysey,mlaurent

I've already added them to the match stats page.

bret
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Post by bret » Fri Jan 20, 2006 1:45 am

Thanks.

Could you add;

m1136493562:marv,beezaman,vampirex,petemarkou,islanderfan

It's the only group in the lower section that started right.

ALSO;
My truck could use a wash too! :-)

Great job Greg, this is the best chess site. I hope the winner donates the money to you.

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