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Jim Rousselle Wins 5th State Championship

posted Sep 16, 2011, 7:16 AM by Louisiana Chess   [ updated Sep 16, 2011, 7:34 AM ]

NATIONAL MASTER JIM ROUSSELLE WINS HISTORIC FIFTH TITLE AT 2011 LOUISIANA CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP

 
 

 

 

Rousselle bests 2009 Champion Adam Caveney and Florida National Master A.J. Goldsby on tiebreaks to set multiple records.

          While Tropical Storm Lee raged outside, 44 brave souls converged on the New Orleans Airport Hilton to compete in the 2011 Louisiana State Chess Championship.  When the winds had calmed, Rousselle finished with an undefeated score of 5.5/7 to take home his fifth state championship.  Rousselle beat four opponents, including defending champion Dr. Albert E. Franklin, was held to draws by Goldsby and Caveney, and conceded a quick draw in the final round to Stephen Curry, knowing that the tiebreaks would give him the title.  Goldsby and Caveney also finished undefeated, with Goldsby drawing Rousselle, Caveney, and Franklin, and Caveney drawing Rousselle, Goldsby, and Mitchell Costanza. 

          By winning his fifth state championship, Rousselle joins only NM Alfred Carlin (five titles), FM John D. Bick (six titles), and the legendary A.L. McAuley (nine titles) as the only people to ever win five state championships in Louisiana.  Rousselle, who previously won the state championship in 1974, 1976, 1977, and 1984, also set records for the most years in between titles (27 years), and most years in between first and last titles (37 years).  To put Rousselle’s achievement in perspective, Caveney, who is no spring chicken, having been controversially denied the title in 1992, was born two and a half months after Rousselle won his first state championship. 

          With scores of 5/7, Curry and Mississippi teenager David Huang split the prizes for first and second under 2000.  Joining them at 5/7 was Louisiana scholastic player Andy Beams who won the first prize for under 1800.  Jorge Vega and James MacManus shared the prize for second under 1800 with scores of 4.5/7.  Two more Louisiana scholastic players, Eli Karp and Botao Shan, shared the first and second prizes for under 1600 with Martin Cooperson, Jr., all finishing with scores of 3.5/7.  Scholastic players also took home the under 1400 prizes, with Prokkawn Majumdar finishing first with a score of 3/7 and Stephen Crocker and Christopher Chimento finishing second with scores of 2.5/7.  The prizes for under 1200/unrated went to Robert Pegg and Ramil Rebosura, who both finished with scores of 2.5/7.

          Unfortunately, from an organizational standpoint, Tropical Storm Lee kept the total number of participants very low, costing the Louisiana Chess Association (LCA) a significant amount of money and forcing it to adopt austerity measures at the business meeting held during the tournament.  Caveney organized the event on behalf of the LCA, and the tournament was ably directed by Bob Ballard.  The 2012 LCA Chess Tournament schedule will be released later, so please stay tuned for details.   
 
Section 1 - OPEN
Section Date(s)2011-09-03 thru 2011-09-05
ProcessedReceived: 2011-09-05 Entered: 2011-09-05 Rated: 2011-09-05 Re-Rated: 2011-09-06
Stats7 Rounds, 45 Players; K Factor: F Rating Sys: R Tnmt Type: S
Time Control: G/150
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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|Round|Round| Num | USCF ID / Rtg (Pre->Post) | Pts | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 | JIM ROUSSELLE |5.5 |W 7|W 14|W 5|D 2|D 3|W 8|D 6| LA | 10377625 / R: 2332 ->2327 |N:C | | | | | | | | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2 | AJ GOLDSBY |5.5 |W 10|W 21|W 12|D 1|W 4|D 3|D 8| FL | 10755751 / R: 2221 ->2230 |N:C | | | | | | | | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3 | ADAM S CAVENEY |5.5 |W 20|D 27|W 13|W 8|D 1|D 2|W 10| LA | 12497048 / R: 2164 ->2174 |N:C | | | | | | | | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 4 | NATHANIEL RILEY |5.0 |W 24|D 18|W 27|W 9|L 2|D 15|W 19| LA | 11352758 / R: 2019 ->2022 |N:1 | | | | | | | | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 5 | DAVID HUANG |5.0 |W 30|W 15|L 1|W 38|D 6|W 12|H 0| MS | 13716046 / R: 1997 ->2018 |N:1 | | | | | | | | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 6 | STEPHEN LAWRENCE CURRY |5.0 |D 25|W 32|D 18|W 19|D 5|W 16|D 1| LA | 12574699 / R: 1920 ->1933 |N:1 | | | | | | | | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 7 | ANDY BEAMS |5.0 |L 1|D 23|W 37|W 25|D 9|W 14|W 15| LA | 13698577 / R: 1734 ->1793 |N:2 | | | | | | | | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 8 | DR ALBERT E FRANKLIN |4.5 |W 28|W 38|W 16|L 3|W 26|L 1|D 2| LA | 20043791 / R: 2092 ->2098 |N:1 | | | | | | | | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 9 | JAMES ERYK HARGROVE |4.5 |H 0|W 19|W 17|L 4|D 7|W 28|D 12| LA | 12694454 / R: 1964 ->1966 |N:2 | | | | | | | | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 10 | JORGE EDUARDO VEGA |4.5 |L 2|W 33|W 39|D 13|W 17|W 26|L 3| LA | 12493915 / R: 1744 ->1802 |N:1 | | | | | | | | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 11 | JAMES P MAC MANUS |4.5 |H 0|H 0|L 38|D 32|W 33|W 23|W 26| LA | 10898463 / R: 1700 ->1723 |N:3 | | | | | | | | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 12 | RENE W PHILLIPS |4.0 |W 29|W 22|L 2|W 18|D 15|L 5|D 9| LA | 11489052 / R: 2048 ->2037 |N:1 | | | | | | | | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 13 | EDUARDO VEGABOLANOS |4.0 |D 32|W 25|L 3|D 10|D 20|W 24|D 16| LA | 12460744 / R: 1900 ->1900 |N:2 | | | | | | | | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 14 | SID SOUVEY |4.0 |W 23|L 1|W 30|L 15|W 24|L 7|W 28| LA | 12521758 / R: 1911 ->1895 |N:2 | | | | | | | | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 15 | BERNARD PARUN JR |4.0 |W 36|L 5|W 29|W 14|D 12|D 4|L 7| LA | 12681818 / R: 1838 ->1848 |N:2 | | | | | | | | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 16 | R J TAGORDA |4.0 |W 34|W 26|L 8|H 0|W 21|L 6|D 13| LA | 12823082 / R: 1779 ->1819 |N:2 | | | | | | | | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 17 | MARIO S RODRIGUEZ |4.0 |W 45|H 0|L 9|W 23|L 10|D 31|W 29| LA | 10375703 / R: 1803 ->1800 |N:3 | | | | | | | | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 18 | BIJAN KHALEGHI |4.0 |W 37|D 4|D 6|L 12|L 29|W 32|W 30| LA | 12413553 / R: 1797 ->1793 |N:2 | | | | | | | | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 19 | DEX WEBSTER |4.0 |W 44|L 9|W 35|L 6|W 30|W 29|L 4| LA | 13743486 / R: 1777 ->1773 |N:3 | | | | | | | | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 20 | RYAN P KNOWLES |4.0 |L 3|L 35|W 45|W 39|D 13|D 21|W 31| FL | 12744363 / R: 1639 ->1649 |N:3 | | | | | | | | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 21 | JULES LE BON |3.5 |W 33|L 2|H 0|W 42|L 16|D 20|D 25| LA | 10375967 / R: 1923 ->1900 |N:3 | | | | | | | | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 22 | BO HUANG |3.5 |W 41|L 12|W 31|L 26|L 28|W 35|H 0| MS | 13758720 / R: 1873 ->1847 |N:4 | | | | | | | | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 23 | BOTAO SHAN |3.5 |L 14|D 7|X 0|L 17|W 34|L 11|W 36| LA | 13436355 / R: 1541 ->1549 |N:3 | | | | | | | | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 24 | ELI M KARP |3.5 |L 4|W 44|Z 0|W 27|L 14|L 13|W 35| LA | 13703405 / R: 1506 ->1549 |N:3 | | | | | | | | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 25 | MARTIN COOPERSON JR |3.5 |D 6|L 13|W 40|L 7|D 32|W 37|D 21| LA | 12583570 / R: 1516 ->1536 |N:3 | | | | | | | | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 26 | ALEKSANDAR IVANOV KARAIVANOV |3.0 |W 31|L 16|W 42|W 22|L 8|L 10|L 11| LA | 14023578 / R: 1990 ->1950 |N:3 | | | | | | | | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 27 | MITCHELL COSTANZA |3.0 |W 35|D 3|L 4|L 24|D 31|L 30|W 34| LA | 11489061 / R: 1857 ->1821 |N:3 | | | | | | | | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 28 | FRED A BOERMAN |3.0 |L 8|L 39|W 41|W 44|W 22|L 9|L 14| LA | 12499480 / R: 1608 ->1601 | | | | | | | | | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 29 | JOHN KIRK LANING |3.0 |L 12|W 41|L 15|W 37|W 18|L 19|L 17| FL | 13732287 / R: 1571 ->1574 | | | | | | | | | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 30 | RAMON TAGORDA |3.0 |L 5|W 36|L 14|W 41|L 19|W 27|L 18| LA | 12840610 / R: 1560 ->1570 |N:3 | | | | | | | | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 31 | DON WEBSTER |3.0 |L 26|W 34|L 22|W 36|D 27|D 17|L 20| LA | 13743471 / R: 1549 ->1564 |N:3 | | | | | | | | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 32 | DAVID CHARLES MOONEY |3.0 |D 13|L 6|Z 0|D 11|D 25|L 18|W 39| MS | 20069105 / R: 1436 ->1500 |N:3 | | | | | | | | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 33 | PROKKAWN MAJUMDAR |3.0 |L 21|L 10|D 34|W 40|L 11|D 39|W 41| LA | 13943832 / R: 1386 ->1390 | | | | | | | | | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 34 | RAMIL A REBOSURA |2.5 |L 16|L 31|D 33|W 45|L 23|W 42|L 27| LA | 14709695 / R: Unrated->1428P7 |N:4 | | | | | | | | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 35 | CHRISTOPHER CHIMENTO |2.5 |L 27|W 20|L 19|H 0|W 42|L 22|L 24| LA | 13708821 / R: 1312 ->1394 |N:3 | | | | | | | | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 36 | STEPHEN CROCKER |2.5 |L 15|L 30|W 44|L 31|D 39|B 0|L 23| LA | 13943660 / R: 1281 ->1269 | | | | | | | | | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 37 | ROBERT PEGG |2.5 |L 18|B 0|L 7|L 29|W 45|L 25|D 40| FL | 14636991 / R: 102P8 -> 261P14 | | | | | | | | | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 38 | CHRIS R GEORGE |2.0 |W 39|L 8|W 11|L 5|U 0|U 0|U 0| MS | 12401513 / R: 1886 ->1881 |N:3 | | | | | | | | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 39 | MAX HUNG HOLMES |2.0 |L 38|W 28|L 10|L 20|D 36|D 33|L 32| LA | 14026405 / R: 1445 ->1431 |N:4 | | | | | | | | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 40 | MARIO EDUARDO AMESCUA |2.0 |H 0|L 42|L 25|L 33|W 44|L 41|D 37| LA | 14671043 / R: 1294P8 ->1138P14 | | | | | | | | | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 41 | GARETH COSTANZA |2.0 |L 22|L 29|L 28|L 30|B 0|W 40|L 33| LA | 13208507 / R: 773 -> 839 | | | | | | | | | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 42 | DEREK PLANCHET |1.5 |H 0|W 40|L 26|L 21|L 35|L 34|U 0| LA | 13949298 / R: 1677 ->1625 | | | | | | | | | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 43 | LEILA ANNE D'AQUIN |1.0 |U 0|U 0|U 0|U 0|U 0|U 0|W 44| LA | 14194534 / R: 1047 ->1053 | | | | | | | | | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 44 | DR MATTHEW K SANGER |0.5 |L 19|L 24|L 36|L 28|L 40|H 0|L 43| LA | 14709187 / R: Unrated-> 666P6 | | | | | | | | | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 45 | JOSEPH XIA |0.5 |L 17|H 0|L 20|L 34|L 37|U 0|U 0| LA | 14625242 / R: 697 -> 644 | | | | | | | | | ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

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