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Large Turnout, Strong Field at 2011 Louisiana Pro-Am (crosstable included)

posted Mar 27, 2011, 3:20 PM by Louisiana Chess

Large Turnout, Strong Field at 2011 Louisiana Pro-Am

 

            A total of 48 players from six states descended upon the Holiday Inn Metairie/New Orleans Airport on March 12-13, 2011, to participate in the 2011 Louisiana Pro-Am.  The field included Cecil Rosal of Biloxi, who was playing in his first rated tournament since 2005.  That mark, however, was easily beaten by Expert Charles Leggett of Jackson, who was playing in his first rated tournament since 1992!  The field included two masters and six experts, making it one of the strongest tournaments in Louisiana in several years.

 

            The strength of the field did not intimidate Henry Charry of Diamondhead, Mississippi.  Using a solid, defensive style, Charry waited until his higher rated opponents over-aggressively attempted to win, and then grab the victory himself.  He defeated second-seed Life Master A.J. Goldsby of Pensacola in the first round and followed that victory with an upset of the fourth seed, reigning state champion Dr. Albert Franklin  in the second round.  Charry then drew the top seed, Master James Rousselle in round 3, when Rousselle did not make an over-aggressive attempt to win, and accepted Charry’s draw offer.  Charry’s victory over Expert Patrick Ballard in round 4 set up a final round Board 1 match-up between Charry and the third seed, Expert Adam Caveney.  Unfortunately for Charry, however, he needed a victory in the final round while Caveney needed only a draw, and Caveney turned his own strategy against him.  When Charry attempted to win in a drawn position, Caveney was able to take the victory and end Charry’s streak of upsets against higher rated opposition.  Nevertheless, it was still an impressive performance by Charry, who finished 3.5-1.5 against two masters and three experts, gaining over 90 rating points in the process and taking the first prize for Under 2000.

 

            Caveney’s route to victory in the Pro Section was much less eventful.  He defeated three A players in the first three rounds, including avenging a loss at last year’s state championship to Stephen Curry in round 2.  Caveney then upset Rousselle in round 4, and finished his perfect tournament by defeating Charry in round 5.  Goldsby recovered from his first round loss to Charry to win his four remaining games to take second place in the Pro Section with a score of 4-1.  Curry and fourth-grader Dex Webster tied for second place under 2000 with scores of 3-2.

 

            In the Amateur Section, draws on the top two boards in the final two rounds led to a four-way tie for first between Andy Beams, Russell F. Abadie, Jordan Pujol, and Ramon Tagorda, Sr., who all finished with scores of 4-1.  William R. Winters, Ennis H. Grundmeyer, Jr., and Stephen Crocker split the prizes for first and second Under 1600 and first Under 1400 with scores of 3.5-1.5.  Crocker, starting the tournament with a rating of 964, put in an impressive performance, beating two players rated more than 500 points higher than him and gaining 248 rating points in the process.  Nathan Smith took the Under 1200/Unrated prize with a score of 3-2, and Christian Fernandez and Gareth Costanza split the Under 1000 prize with scores of 2-3.

 

            Patrick and Bob Ballard directed the tournament, and Caveney was the organizer.  The next adult tournament in Louisiana will be the Louisiana Open in Lafayette on April 16th.  The slate of tournaments for the summer will include the Paul Morphy Open in Metairie on July 16-17, 2011, and the state championship over Labor Day weekend in the New Orleans airport area.  Details of the Louisiana Open are already available, and details for the remaining tournaments will be available shortly.


Section 1 - PRO
Section Date(s)
2011-03-12 thru 2011-03-13
Processed
Received: 2011-03-13   Entered: 2011-03-13   Rated: 2011-03-13 Re-Rated: 2011-03-16
Stats
5 Rounds,  24 Players;  K Factor: F  Rating Sys: R  Tnmt Type: S
Time Control: G/120
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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.
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Pair | Player Name |Total|Round|Round|Round|Round|Round|
Num | USCF ID / Rtg (Pre->Post) | Pts | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 |
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1 | ADAM S CAVENEY |5.0 |W 12|W 7|W 14|W 3|W 4|
LA | 12497048 / R: 2144 ->2175 |N:C | | | | | |
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2 | AJ GOLDSBY |4.0 |L 4|W 24|W 5|W 7|W 6|
FL | 10755751 / R: 2204 ->2207 |N:C | | | | | |
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3 | JIM ROUSSELLE |3.5 |W 13|W 9|D 4|L 1|W 11|
LA | 10377625 / R: 2333 ->2321 |N:1 | | | | | |
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4 | HENRY CHARRY |3.5 |W 2|W 6|D 3|W 9|L 1|
MS | 12809314 / R: 1872 ->1965 |N:C | | | | | |
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5 | WAYNE CHRISTENSEN |3.0 |W 21|D 11|L 2|W 8|D 9|
SC | 10352738 / R: 2130 ->2121 |N:1 | | | | | |
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6 | DR ALBERT E FRANKLIN |3.0 |W 24|L 4|W 11|W 14|L 2|
LA | 20043791 / R: 2087 ->2080 |N:1 | | | | | |
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7 | STEPHEN LAWRENCE CURRY |3.0 |W 17|L 1|W 15|L 2|W 14|
LA | 12574699 / R: 1932 ->1940 |N:2 | | | | | |
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8 | DEX WEBSTER |3.0 |L 18|W 10|W 19|L 5|W 13|
LA | 13743486 / R: 1746 ->1827 |N:1 | | | | | |
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9 | PATRICK A BALLARD |2.5 |W 15|L 3|W 17|L 4|D 5|
LA | 12582512 / R: 2047 ->2039 |N:2 | | | | | |
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10 | CHRIS R GEORGE |2.5 |L 11|L 8|D 12|W 24|W 15|
MS | 12401513 / R: 1911 ->1898 |N:2 | | | | | |
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11 | MIKE K WEBB |2.5 |W 10|D 5|L 6|W 19|L 3|
TX | 12694944 / R: 1744P13->1889P18 |N:1 | | | | | |
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12 | CECILIO R ROSAL |2.5 |L 1|L 15|D 10|W 22|W 19|
MS | 11430791 / R: 1821 ->1830 |N:2 | | | | | |
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13 | EDUARDO VEGABOLANOS |2.0 |L 3|D 21|D 22|W 17|L 8|
LA | 12460744 / R: 1900 ->1900 |N:3 | | | | | |
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14 | MICHAEL J CROCHET |2.0 |W 19|W 16|L 1|L 6|L 7|
LA | 12426877 / R: 1781 ->1810 |N:2 | | | | | |
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15 | JENNIFER ISHEE |2.0 |L 9|W 12|L 7|W 16|L 10|
TN | 12737086 / R: 1676 ->1713 |N:2 | | | | | |
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16 | JULES LE BON |1.5 |D 22|L 14|H 0|L 15|D 17|
LA | 10375967 / R: 1930 ->1900 | | | | | | |
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17 | DEREK MATTHEW PLANCHET |1.5 |L 7|B 0|L 9|L 13|D 16|
LA | 13949298 / R: 1692 ->1683 | | | | | | |
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18 | MIKE PAPA JR |1.0 |W 8|U 0|U 0|U 0|U 0|
LA | 11047360 / R: 2043 ->2047 | | | | | | |
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19 | CHARLES LEGGETT |1.0 |L 14|W 22|L 8|L 11|L 12|
MS | 12419175 / R: 2085 ->2037 | | | | | | |
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20 | ANDREW ALLAN HALLILA |1.0 |U 0|U 0|W 21|U 0|U 0|
LA | 12877242 / R: 1880 ->1889 | | | | | | |
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21 | MICHAEL R FLEWELLING |1.0 |L 5|D 13|L 20|D 23|U 0|
TX | 10393493 / R: 1800 ->1800 | | | | | | |
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22 | ROLAND D BENNETT |1.0 |D 16|L 19|D 13|L 12|F 0|
LA | 12568990 / R: 1662 ->1668 | | | | | | |
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23 | MITCHELL COSTANZA |0.5 |U 0|U 0|U 0|D 21|U 0|
LA | 11489061 / R: 1897 ->1893 | | | | | | |
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24 | MARIO S RODRIGUEZ |0.5 |L 6|L 2|H 0|L 10|F 0|
LA | 10375703 / R: 1819 ->1803 | | | | | | |
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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)
2011-03-12 thru 2011-03-13
Processed
Received: 2011-03-13   Entered: 2011-03-13   Rated: 2011-03-13 Re-Rated: 2011-03-16
Stats
5 Rounds,  26 Players;  K Factor: F  Rating Sys: R  Tnmt Type: S
Time Control: G/120
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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.
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Pair | Player Name |Total|Round|Round|Round|Round|Round|
Num | USCF ID / Rtg (Pre->Post) | Pts | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 |
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1 | ANDY BEAMS |4.0 |W 18|W 9|W 4|D 2|D 5|
LA | 13698577 / R: 1762 ->1783 |N:2 | | | | | |
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2 | RUSSELL F ABADIE |4.0 |W 12|W 16|W 17|D 1|D 3|
LA | 12550315 / R: 1761 ->1771 |N:3 | | | | | |
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3 | JORDAN MICHAEL PUJOL |4.0 |W 24|W 10|W 7|D 5|D 2|
LA | 13542974 / R: 1735 ->1749 |N:3 | | | | | |
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4 | RAMON TAGORDA |4.0 |W 21|W 8|L 1|W 17|W 10|
LA | 12840610 / R: 1585 ->1609 |N:3 | | | | | |
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5 | BIJAN KHALEGHI |3.5 |D 14|W 25|W 13|D 3|D 1|
LA | 12413553 / R: 1784 ->1782 |N:3 | | | | | |
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6 | ENNIS GRUNDMEYER JR |3.5 |L 8|W 14|W 21|W 9|D 7|
LA | 14462718 / R: 1498 ->1504 |N:4 | | | | | |
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7 | WILLIAM ROBERT WINTERS |3.5 |W 19|W 13|L 3|W 14|D 6|
TX | 12229220 / R: 1415 ->1490 |N:3 | | | | | |
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8 | STEPHEN CROCKER |3.5 |W 6|L 4|D 16|W 23|W 15|
LA | 13943660 / R: 964 ->1212 |N:3 | | | | | |
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9 | DON WEBSTER |3.0 |W 22|L 1|W 11|L 6|W 18|
LA | 13743471 / R: 1579 ->1573 |N:4 | | | | | |
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10 | JOHN KIRK LANING |3.0 |B 0|L 3|W 19|W 15|L 4|
FL | 13732287 / R: 1493 ->1502 | | | | | | |
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11 | NATHAN M SMITH |3.0 |L 15|W 20|L 9|W 21|W 17|
LA | 12869168 / R: 1378 ->1397 |N:4 | | | | | |
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12 | BOTAO SHAN |3.0 |L 2|W 22|L 15|W 20|W 16|
LA | 13436355 / R: 1320 ->1361 | | | | | | |
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13 | WENDELL F HECK |2.5 |W 26|L 7|L 5|H 0|W 19|
LA | 11219985 / R: 1734 ->1703 | | | | | | |
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14 | PROKKAWN MAJUMDAR |2.5 |D 5|L 6|W 25|L 7|W 23|
LA | 13943832 / R: 1389 ->1382 | | | | | | |
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15 | BOB BALLARD |2.0 |W 11|L 17|W 12|L 10|L 8|
LA | 10196574 / R: 1773 ->1716 | | | | | | |
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16 | MARK JOHN GRUNBERG |2.0 |W 23|L 2|D 8|H 0|L 12|
LA | 12525731 / R: 1502 ->1500 | | | | | | |
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17 | DAVID CHARLES MOONEY |2.0 |W 20|W 15|L 2|L 4|L 11|
MS | 20069105 / R: 1479 ->1469 | | | | | | |
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18 | ELI M KARP |2.0 |L 1|L 21|W 26|W 22|L 9|
LA | 13703405 / R: 1508 ->1465 | | | | | | |
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19 | CHRISTIAN FERNANDEZ |2.0 |L 7|W 26|L 10|W 25|L 13|
LA | 14079786 / R: 606P19-> 776P24 | | | | | | |
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20 | GARETH COSTANZA |2.0 |L 17|L 11|B 0|L 12|W 25|
LA | 13208507 / R: 685 -> 746 | | | | | | |
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21 | KARL ERNST HOEFER |1.5 |L 4|W 18|L 6|L 11|D 22|
LA | 13708952 / R: 1070 ->1111 | | | | | | |
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22 | SI HOLMES |1.5 |L 9|L 12|W 24|L 18|D 21|
LA | 14227211 / R: 1004 ->1047 | | | | | | |
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23 | AQIB ZAKARIA |1.5 |L 16|W 24|H 0|L 8|L 14|
LA | 14227247 / R: 931 -> 969 | | | | | | |
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24 | LEWIS R BROWN |1.0 |L 3|L 23|L 22|W 26|U 0|
LA | 12470849 / R: 1204 ->1149 | | | | | | |
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25 | ROBERT CURRAN JR |0.5 |H 0|L 5|L 14|L 19|L 20|
LA | 14321596 / R: 907 -> 834 | | | | | | |
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26 | DONALD PIERRE LESTER |0.0 |L 13|L 19|L 18|L 24|U 0|
LA | 12688942 / R: 1096 ->1032 | | | | | | |
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