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Zapper Memorial Tournament Round Two Starting June 25, 2010!

Posted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 7:08 pm
by cliff
We don't have all the final scores in from Round One. Three games remain unfinished in Series A, and two in Series D. These should be over shortly, however, judging by the positions.

The brief news is Cnita has qualified for the Wild-card spot! Despite one game remaining, his current 6 points give him the best Tournament Performance Rating of the non-qualifiers, no matter how Mluka or Mgomdysey finish up.

Congrats to Cnita!

The pairings and performance ratings will be published over the weekend.


Posted: Sat Jun 19, 2010 11:28 am
by cnita
Thank you Cliff ! :D

Posted: Sat Jun 19, 2010 2:19 pm
by cliff
As promised, here we go with the Tournament Performance Ratings! For anyone that's interested, the calculations were performed on:

(software is based on information contained in Approximating Formulas for the USCF Rating System.
See The USCF Rating System for more details.)

You can also see that I've used a helluva lot of abreviations with the players names! But I think we're a close knit enough group that everyone can figure out who's who! If not, let me know, and I'll clarify things. Hope that's okay with all!

You can also see that some players have a "*" besides their stats. That's because they have a game or two unfinished. For those, I made some educated guesses as to what the results of those games would be. In most cases, things won't be affected too much, and it won't make any difference for the second round. When all the results are final, I'll republish this along with the final scores. I figure that won't be more than another week or so.

Players Pts Games Perf.Rtg.
1 David 9 10 3096
2 Rama 8 10 2987
3 Jpost 7 8 2886 *
4 Mart 7 8 2867
5 Josh 6.5 8 2861
6 Cnita 7 10 2809 *
7 Abi 6 8 2781
8 Cliff 5.5 8 2729
9 Nils 8 8 2700
10 Jon 6 8 2630
11 Mike 4 8 2506 *
12 Jan 4 8 2382
13 Mgom 4 10 2380 *
14 Wade 2 8 2238 *
15 Red 1 8 2197
16 Johnb 2 8 2186
17 Nhat 1 8 2166
18 Brian 2 10 2019
19 Jsnyd 0 8 1928 *
20 Greg 0 8 1872
21 Kmac 0 10 1529 *

Round Two will begin on June 25, as was mentioned, and the pairings will be:


Davidswhite 3000
Jpost 2817
martijn 2801
Energy 2709
2832 Average


Ramawolf 2974
Cnita 2802
Iamachessstudent 2747
jpettit 2441
2741 Average

Round One was a great one! A few series were fought right to the bitter end! I regret that we lost Abiodun, however. Perhaps that was the only disappointing thing about watching the round unfold. I'm more than confident that his replacement, Cnita, will come through with some great chess, though. Ramawolf may be in for a run for his money! And I can certainly attest to Josh's strength! Jonathon may be the lowest rated player to qualify, but he IS on a mission for Jeff, don't forget!

The sheer strength of the players in Round E should make things interesting, though. And David has no doubt some tough competition in the Open, also. The rest of the field (martijn, Jpost, and Nils also can give him some more, I'm sure!

(God, I better quit now! I'm starting to sound like a sportscaster!!!)


I think it's going to be as much fun to cover this round of the Zapper as it would have been to play in it! Well, maybe not, but close...


One last thing:

I was hoping that I could impose on Josh and Nils to post their respective Rounds on the 25th. Let me know if that's okay, guys?

Thanks to everyone for such a great time so far, and I hope we all have another enjoyable round here! I'll be looking forward to it!

In the meantime, I'll keep an eye on Round One, and will post the final results when they're in!

Good Luck to all in Round Two!!!

:D :D :D

The least I could do.

Posted: Sat Jun 19, 2010 5:54 pm
by energy
cliff wrote:I was hoping that I could impose on Josh and Nils to post their respective Rounds on the 25th. Let me know if that's okay, guys?
Quite ok. And many thanks for your effort and unflagging enthusiasm! :D

Posted: Sun Jun 20, 2010 12:20 am
by iamachessstudent
Sure CLiff!!
You do a GREAT job man, totally excellent
I will be sure the round is posted as early as I Can on the 25th!
double round robin, correct?

Posted: Sun Jun 20, 2010 7:49 am
by islanderfan
I notice Cliff didn't make it. Damn there goes my cheating theory again!!!

Posted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 7:45 am
by iamachessstudent
LOL Brian
The key word, I believe is AGAIN :)

Posted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 9:56 am
by islanderfan
But notice Dave has the highest rating!!!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Time limits?

Posted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 2:47 pm
by energy
iamachessstudent wrote:Sure CLiff!!
You do a GREAT job man, totally excellent
I will be sure the round is posted as early as I Can on the 25th!
double round robin, correct?
What's the time limits? 30+2?

Posted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 3:11 pm
by iamachessstudent
Good point Brian :)
I guess your conspiracy theroy has a few points!

Posted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 9:30 pm
by cliff
A quick reply to Nils and Joshua first:

Yes ro both questions! Double RR and 30d + 2d! Same as Round One.
I knew I forgot to fill in a couple of blanks up there!


Oh, and Brian, I really want you to prove yourself, chum! In the interest of
"equalization" ( Like the NHL!?) I reprogrammed Excel so that every Zapper tournament you'll be playing in a round with David, Ramawolf, and the other top players! That'll teach them a lesson for cheating!!!

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Posted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 7:25 pm
by islanderfan
Gee what a pal!

Posted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 9:27 pm
by cliff
Oh, and did I mention you'll be giving Queen + move odds in each game?

:P :P :P :P

Just kidding. Only Queen-odds!

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Posted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 10:47 pm
by cliff
Nothing to do with the Zapper here, just thought I'd update everyone on the happenings in good ol' Toronto today:

1) Deb's sister flies in from Ottawa to City Centre Airport, closer to downtown than Toronto International by far, and a flight she's made a million times! However, we have the stupid G20 here this weekend, and a bunch of paranoid nuts running the security. She gets a tube of toothpaste (Colgate of mass destruction?) confiscated by them!

2) A protest (against the G20) ties up downtown roads in the morning rush hour, while a multicar crash ties up a major expressway!

3) Also in the morning rush hour, a bomb scare closes a downtown subway line!

4) We start off the afternoon with an earthquake!

5) We decide to cap things off with tornadoes north of the city!

Is God mad at us?

:shock: :? :roll:

Series F posted.

Posted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 5:28 pm
by energy
Posted the second round match, half an hour into the 25th (in Norway! :P).

Posted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 6:07 pm
by cliff
Thanks, Nils!


I guess Joshua will post his tomorrow, with the time difference. And I was also wanting to ask Greg if he'll post another link when both Series are up and running?


Best of Luck, Buddy!


Posted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 11:59 pm
by iamachessstudent
I have just posted the 2nd round of the Zapper in my bracket!
All is done and am awaiting eagerly:)



Posted: Fri Jun 25, 2010 7:40 pm
by jpettit
Series F is now officially underway: m1277512471

Posted: Sun Jun 27, 2010 11:23 pm
by cliff
Here we go in Round Two, folks!

SERIES E - m1277606196


SERIES F - m1277512471

are underway on time! I look forward to keeping everyone informed with the updates and news as it comes in!

Once more, Good Luck to all, and thanks for a great event!

(* NOTE: I posted this a few days ago, and realized today I had given the wrong Match Number for Series E. This is the edited version now and has the correct number.)

:D :D :D

Posted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 9:39 am
by cliff
Hey Greg, I was hoping you could post a link to these two Round Two matches in the "Announcements" or maybe add them to the Zapper Matches listed there already?
cliff wrote:

SERIES E - m1277606196


SERIES F - m1277512471