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2012 Louisiana Pro-Am Recap

posted Mar 18, 2012, 6:48 PM by Louisiana Chess

Florida, Mississippi Players Shine at 2012 Louisiana Pro-Am

 

            Forty-nine chess players descended upon the Holiday Inn Metairie New Orleans Airport on March 10th and 11th to participate in the 2012 Louisiana Pro-Am.  Of those 49 players, 43 were from Louisiana, 3 were from Mississippi, and 3 were from Florida, but you would not have guessed that breakdown from looking at the leaderboards. 

 

            Only two of the six out-of-state players were in the Pro Section.  However, when the smoke had cleared on Sunday afternoon, Life Master A.J Goldsby of Florida claimed first place with a score of 4.5/5, after winning an exciting game over Patrick Ballard.  Mississippi teenager David Huang finished clear second with a score of 4.0/5, after registering four wins and one loss to Life Master Jim Rousselle, the winner of the first Louisiana Pro-Am in 1973, over 20 years before Huang was born.  Charles Minskey took the first place under 2000 prize with a score of 3.5/5.  The second place prize for under 2000 was split five ways between Aleksandar Karaivanov, Stephen Curry, Mitchell Costanza, Michael Crochet, and Jordan Pujol, all finishing with even scores of 2.5/5.

 

            The story from the Amateur Section was mostly the same.  Bo Huang of Mississippi took clear first with a perfect score of 5.0/5, giving the Huang family a very impressive total score of 9.0/10.  Tying for second in the Amateur Section with scores of 4.0/5 were John Laning of Florida, and Wendell Heck, making Heck the only Louisiana player to make it into the top two of either section.  Max Holmes took the under 1600 first place prize with a score of 3.5/5, while three other scholastic players, Christopher Chimento, Stephen Crocker, and Karl Hoefer, split the second place under 1600 prize and the under 1400 prize with scores of 3.0/5.  Thomas J. Bell, playing in his first full rated tournament took the under 1200/unrated prize with a score of 3.0/5.

 

            Patrick and Bob Ballard directed the tournament, and two-time defending champion Adam Caveney was the organizer.  Caveney did not exactly present a robust defense of his title, to say the least.  The next adult tournament in Louisiana will be the Louisiana Open in Lafayette on the Saturday and Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend.  The slate of tournaments for the summer will include the Paul Morphy Open in Metairie on July 21-22, 2012, and the state championship over Labor Day weekend in Lafayette.  Details of these tournaments will be available shortly.
 
Section 1 - PRO
Section Date(s)2012-03-10 thru 2012-03-11
ProcessedReceived: 2012-03-11 Entered: 2012-03-11 Rated: 2012-03-12 Re-Rated: 2012-03-13
Stats5 Rounds, 23 Players; K Factor: F Rating Sys: R Tnmt Type: S
Time Control: G/120;d5
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 * Click on a Pairing Number to see the Player's Opponents.
 * Click on a Player's Name for more information about the Player.
Crosstable data is NOT SHOWN in tiebreak order and does not reflect 
any distribution of trophies or prize monies.
Crosstable data is shown as reported to the USCF by the Tournament Director.
Please contact the TD to report any crosstable errors.
Note: Events with a time control of G/30 to G/60 will be rated
under both the Regular (R) and Quick Chess (Q) rating systems. Note: The information below the "Total Pts" score shows the highest norm earned in this event.
For more information on norms, see The USCF Title System. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Pair | Player Name |Total|Round|Round|Round|Round|Round| Num | USCF ID / Rtg (Pre->Post) | Pts | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 | AJ GOLDSBY |4.5 |W 14|D 10|W 5|W 7|W 4| FL | 10755751 / R: 2231 ->2238 |N:C | | | | | | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2 | DAVID HUANG |4.0 |W 16|L 3|W 15|W 14|W 10| MS | 13716046 / R: 2022 ->2043 |N:1 | | | | | | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3 | JIM ROUSSELLE |3.5 |W 9|W 2|L 4|W 12|D 7| LA | 10377625 / R: 2327 ->2314 |N:1 | | | | | | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 4 | PATRICK A BALLARD |3.5 |W 21|W 11|W 3|H |L 1| LA | 12582512 / R: 2043 ->2063 |N:1 | | | | | | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 5 | CHARLES MINSKEY |3.5 |H |W 13|L 1|W 8|W 12| LA | 12283310 / R: 1814 ->1880 |N:1 | | | | | | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 6 | ADAM S CAVENEY |3.0 |L 15|W 17|L 14|W 9|W 16| LA | 12497048 / R: 2174 ->2154 |N:2 | | | | | | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 7 | WAYNE D THOMPSON |3.0 |W 22|W 15|H |L 1|D 3| LA | 12128510 / R: 2060 ->2069 |N:1 | | | | | | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 8 | ALEXANDER IVANOV KARAIVANOV |2.5 |L 11|W 22|D 9|L 5|W 14| LA | 14023578 / R: 1950 ->1940 |N:2 | | | | | | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 9 | MITCHELL COSTANZA |2.5 |L 3|W 16|D 8|L 6|W 17| LA | 11489061 / R: 1915 ->1921 |N:2 | | | | | | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 10 | STEPHEN LAWRENCE CURRY |2.5 |W 23|D 1|L 12|W 11|L 2| LA | 12574699 / R: 1906 ->1908 |N:2 | | | | | | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 11 | MICHAEL J CROCHET |2.5 |W 8|L 4|W 18|L 10|H | LA | 12426877 / R: 1788 ->1813 |N:2 | | | | | | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 12 | JORDAN MICHAEL PUJOL |2.5 |D 13|W 18|W 10|L 3|L 5| LA | 13542974 / R: 1770 ->1809 |N:1 | | | | | | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 13 | JULES LE BON |2.0 |D 12|L 5|D 17|L 16|W 18| LA | 10375967 / R: 1948 ->1921 |N:3 | | | | | | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 14 | DEX WEBSTER |2.0 |L 1|W 21|W 6|L 2|L 8| LA | 13743486 / R: 1889 ->1896 |N:2 | | | | | | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 15 | R J TAGORDA |2.0 |W 6|L 7|L 2|D 17|H | LA | 12823082 / R: 1859 ->1862 |N:2 | | | | | | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 16 | MARIO S RODRIGUEZ |2.0 |L 2|L 9|W 21|W 13|L 6| LA | 10375703 / R: 1800 ->1811 |N:2 | | | | | | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 17 | DR FAISAL KALEEM |1.5 |D 18|L 6|D 13|D 15|L 9| LA | 14814707 / R: 1570P9 ->1661P14 |N:2 | | | | | | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 18 | EDUARDO VEGABOLANOS |1.0 |D 17|L 12|L 11|D 21|L 13| LA | 12460744 / R: 1900 ->1900 | | | | | | | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 19 | KEVIN APPER |1.0 |U |W 23|U |U |U | LA | 12480458 / R: 1853 ->1862 | | | | | | | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 20 | RUSSELL F ABADIE |1.0 |U |U |U |U |W 21| LA | 12550315 / R: 1809 ->1820 | | | | | | | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 21 | JORGE EDUARDO VEGA |0.5 |L 4|L 14|L 16|D 18|L 20| LA | 12493915 / R: 1802 ->1770 | | | | | | | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 22 | BERNARD PARUN JR |0.0 |L 7|L 8|U |U |U | LA | 12681818 / R: 1867 ->1852 | | | | | | | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 23 | BOB BALLARD |0.0 |L 10|L 19|U |U |U | LA | 10196574 / R: 1766 ->1748 | | | | | | | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Note: Performances satisfying the requirements for norms are now being shown for recent events in the *Total Pts* column.
For less recent events, it may take several weeks for the norm performances to be available.
 
 
 
Section 2 - AMATEUR
Section Date(s)2012-03-10 thru 2012-03-11
ProcessedReceived: 2012-03-11 Entered: 2012-03-11 Rated: 2012-03-12 Re-Rated: 2012-03-13
Stats5 Rounds, 30 Players; K Factor: F Rating Sys: R Tnmt Type: S
Time Control: G/120;d5
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 * Click on a Pairing Number to see the Player's Opponents.
 * Click on a Player's Name for more information about the Player.
Crosstable data is NOT SHOWN in tiebreak order and does not reflect 
any distribution of trophies or prize monies.
Crosstable data is shown as reported to the USCF by the Tournament Director.
Please contact the TD to report any crosstable errors.
Note: Events with a time control of G/30 to G/60 will be rated
under both the Regular (R) and Quick Chess (Q) rating systems. Note: The information below the "Total Pts" score shows the highest norm earned in this event.
For more information on norms, see The USCF Title System. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Pair | Player Name |Total|Round|Round|Round|Round|Round| Num | USCF ID / Rtg (Pre->Post) | Pts | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 | BO HUANG |5.0 |W 25|W 8|W 3|W 4|W 7| MS | 13758720 / R: 1765 ->1825 |N:2 | | | | | | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2 | WENDELL F HECK |4.0 |W 12|D 15|W 5|H |W 8| LA | 11219985 / R: 1732 ->1749 |N:2 | | | | | | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3 | JOHN KIRK LANING |4.0 |W 16|W 18|L 1|W 9|W 10| FL | 13732287 / R: 1667 ->1700 |N:3 | | | | | | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 4 | RAMON TAGORDA |3.5 |W 21|D 10|W 24|L 1|W 13| LA | 12840610 / R: 1626 ->1644 |N:3 | | | | | | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 5 | RONALD C SHAW |3.5 |W 26|W 23|L 2|D 6|W 15| LA | 12335770 / R: 1623 ->1633 |N:3 | | | | | | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 6 | MAX HUNG HOLMES |3.5 |W 27|H |D 17|D 5|W 14| LA | 14026405 / R: 1438 ->1514 |N:3 | | | | | | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 7 | BIJAN KHALEGHI |3.0 |L 10|W 14|W 26|W 18|L 1| LA | 12413553 / R: 1794 ->1778 |N:3 | | | | | | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 8 | DON WEBSTER |3.0 |W 9|L 1|W 21|W 17|L 2| LA | 13743471 / R: 1602 ->1614 |N:3 | | | | | | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 9 | THOMAS J BELL |3.0 |L 8|W 12|W 23|L 3|W 18| LA | 14746507 / R: 1413P2 ->1547P7 |N:3 | | | | | | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 10 | CHRISTOPHER CHIMENTO |3.0 |W 7|D 4|W 15|D 13|L 3| LA | 13708821 / R: 1385 ->1525 |N:2 | | | | | | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 11 | STEPHEN CROCKER |3.0 |D 14|L 25|H |W 21|W 24| LA | 13943660 / R: 1302 ->1356 |N:4 | | | | | | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 12 | KARL ERNST HOEFER |3.0 |L 2|L 9|B |W 28|W 17| LA | 13708952 / R: 1300 ->1343 | | | | | | | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 13 | JAMES P MAC MANUS |2.5 |H |H |W 16|D 10|L 4| LA | 10898463 / R: 1768 ->1747 | | | | | | | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 14 | BOB BALLARD |2.5 |D 11|L 7|W 27|W 24|L 6| LA | 10196574 / R: 1748 ->1711 | | | | | | | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 15 | ENNIS GRUNDMEYER JR |2.5 |B |D 2|L 10|W 25|L 5| LA | 14462718 / R: 1605 ->1583 |N:4 | | | | | | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 16 | JEREMY JUDE THIBODEAUX |2.5 |L 3|W 27|L 13|D 23|W 25| LA | 14726656 / R: 1431P18->1432P23 | | | | | | | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 17 | REX G WILLIAMS MR |2.0 |W 28|D 24|D 6|L 8|L 12| LA | 12602593 / R: 1600 ->1600 | | | | | | | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 18 | MARK GRUNBERG |2.0 |W 30|L 3|W 28|L 7|L 9| LA | 12525731 / R: 1564 ->1533 | | | | | | | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 19 | DEREK PLANCHET |2.0 |H |H |U |W 26|U | LA | 13949298 / R: 1516 ->1522 | | | | | | | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 20 | BARRY LAWRENCE BORDONARO |2.0 |U |U |W 22|U |W 29| LA | 13612087 / R: Unrated->1448P2 | | | | | | | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 21 | SI HOLMES |2.0 |L 4|W 30|L 8|L 11|W 23| LA | 14227211 / R: 1144 ->1175 | | | | | | | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 22 | JOHN FREDERICK PONTIN V |2.0 |L 24|L 26|L 20|W 30|W 28| LA | 14865903 / R: Unrated->1050P5 | | | | | | | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 23 | DAVID CHARLES MOONEY |1.5 |W 29|L 5|L 9|D 16|L 21| MS | 20069105 / R: 1510 ->1456 | | | | | | | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 24 | PROKKAWN MAJUMDAR |1.5 |W 22|D 17|L 4|L 14|L 11| LA | 13943832 / R: 1424 ->1400 | | | | | | | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 25 | MILES TISSERAND |1.5 |L 1|W 11|H |L 15|L 16| LA | 13738658 / R: 1287 ->1291 | | | | | | | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 26 | DAVID CLAIBORNE WEBSTER |1.5 |L 5|W 22|L 7|L 19|H | LA | 14161032 / R: 1239 ->1236 | | | | | | | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 27 | TODD LAWRENCE |1.5 |L 6|L 16|L 14|D 29|W 30| FL | 14854862 / R: Unrated-> 865P5 | | | | | | | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 28 | GARETH COSTANZA |1.0 |L 17|W 29|L 18|L 12|L 22| LA | 13208507 / R: 1028 ->1004 | | | | | | | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 29 | ALEXANDER THOMPSON |1.0 |L 23|L 28|H |D 27|L 20| LA | 14878330 / R: Unrated-> 711P4 | | | | | | | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 30 | ERIK THOMPSON |0.5 |L 18|L 21|H |L 22|L 27| LA | 14878345 / R: Unrated-> 422P4 | | | | | | | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Note: Performances satisfying the requirements for norms are now being shown for recent events in the *Total Pts* column.
For less recent events, it may take several weeks for the norm performances to be available.
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