Springfield Chess Tournaments in November

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  1. Martin Stahl says:

    Just wanted to comment that my son and I attended a Saturday tournament in Springfield in September and have a few things that I should mention.

    There is a pretty strong playing field, with the majority of players in the 1500-1600 range. However, the organization of the tournament was pretty haphazard and pairing didn’t seem to really follow any pattern that I could see.

    That said, we had fun. I don’t know if all their tournaments are disorganized but if you decide to attend I want you to be aware. Hopefully, this will change and there will be more formalized things such as set/standardized time controls for all rounds, a set number of rounds, and standard round pairings.

  2. Team Rybka says:

    Some people are curious when results will be posted, along with what turnout they had. How did joplin players do, place ?

  3. Martin Stahl says:

    I’m not sure if any Joplin players attended. One player had planned on going but didn’t end up making it and I don’t know about anyone else.

    I probably won’t attend another of the tournaments unless there is a set format prior to going so that I will know if the trip will be worth it.

    That said, it took around a week or so for the results to be posted to the USCF site on the event I attended. You can take a look at the USCF section for Mike Clark (MO) and keep checking back until it is formally posted.

  4. Martin Stahl says:

    Results are up and it doesn’t look like any of the Joplin club players were in the tournaments. Last time he combined both the days into one tournament and it looks like he may have done the same this time.

    A couple of people that play in the local tournaments were there though.

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