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Kerry Stead
15-06-2015, 02:58 PM
VENUE: Guam Reef Hotel, Tumon, Guam 96913

FORMAT: FIDE-rated Open Swiss

The tournament shall be conducted as a Swiss System competition
of 9 rounds and will be played according to FIDE regulations. The
time control is 40 moves in 90 minutes, followed by 30 minutes to
finish, with 30 seconds per from move 1. The games shall be played
with DGT clocks. Pairings will be made by Swiss Manger Program.

DATES: 17-22 July 2015

Friday 17 July Arrival and opening ceremony 7pm
Saturday 18 July Round 1 - 10am Round 2 - 3pm
Sunday 19 July Round 3 - 10 am Round 4 - 3pm
Monday 20 July Round 5 - 10am Round 6 - 3pm
Tuesday 21 July Round 7 - 10am Round 8 - 3pm
Wednesday 22 July Round 9 - 10am Prizes 3pm
Thursday 23 July Free Day and Departure

ENTRY FEE: US$200 (non refundable) Fee. Free entry for IM and GM
(Entry fee is inclusive of 5 days lunch buffets at Guam Reef Hotel)

PRIZES: US$8,000
Players may only win one prize.
Prizes may be increased if more than 40 paying entries
Prizes will be pooled in the event of ties.

1st US$2,000 6th US$500
2nd US$1,200 7th US$400
3rd US$ 800 8th US$300
4th US$700 9th US$250
5th US$ 600 10th US$200

Brilliancy Prize US$350
Best Local USD350
Best Woman USD350

ARBITER: International Arbiter KERRY STEAD

MORE DETAILS: Contact Roger Orio - saisbinay@gmail.com

Adamski
15-06-2015, 03:06 PM
I hope you get a holiday in Guam along with the hard work arbiting, Kerry!

MichaelBaron
15-06-2015, 05:13 PM
I hope you get a holiday in Guam along with the hard work arbiting, Kerry!

Free lunch for IMs and GMs - makes the career choice worthwhile :):lol:

Kerry Stead
19-07-2015, 08:54 AM
Tournament underway, with 2 GMs (Darwin Laylo & Eugene Torre) & 1 FM. Most players are locals, but a few visiting foreigners.
Results & Games available at Chess Results (http://chess-results.com/tnr180968.aspx?lan=1).
I'm also updating my blog (http://melbournegamescoach.blogspot.com.au/)occasionally with information & photos.
Some local media coverage: http://www.guampdn.com/story/sports/2015/07/17/guam-ready-international-chess-tournament/30282105/
The view from the playing hall is rather spectacular!
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MichaelBaron
22-07-2015, 12:40 PM
Amazing place! GM Torre must be enjoying his well-deserved holiday!

Kerry Stead
22-07-2015, 03:35 PM
GMs Torre & Laylo were =1st.
GM Torre currently giving a 16 board simul!
Fantastic event with excellent organisation.
Full results & games http://chess-results.com/tnr180968.aspx?lan=1
Expect more updates on my blog in the coming days - I've got a few days sightseeing to do before returning to Melbourne!

Adamski
22-07-2015, 05:12 PM
Great that Filipino GM Eugene Torre, who had some famous victories in the 1970s (!), is still playing well.

MichaelBaron
22-07-2015, 06:09 PM
Great that Filipino GM Eugene Torre, who had some famous victories in the 1970s (!), is still playing well.

To be fair, the 2 GMs who played were rated significantly higher than all of the other players!

antichrist
23-07-2015, 07:13 AM
To be fair, the 2 GMs who played were rated significantly higher than all of the other players!

At least Michael he walked the walk until maybe his seventies - you may make that appear to be derogatory or mean comments about him but you conked out of serious chess three decades earlier than him, an excellent example from the first GM of Asia including Oceania.

MichaelBaron
23-07-2015, 11:47 PM
At least Michael he walked the walk until maybe his seventies - you may make that appear to be derogatory or mean comments about him but you conked out of serious chess three decades earlier than him, an excellent example from the first GM of Asia including Oceania.

Where did you see a derogatory comment? The problem is not my comment but your inability to read the comment. And for the record, he is not 70 Yet - he is 64 (shows how much you know your heroes)