Sunday, July 25

Fremont Open Next Weekend!

The New Fremont Chess Club promotes chess for both adults and advanced juniors with a wide variety of activities. In addition to rated games on Friday nights from 8-11pm, the club hosts weekend tournaments plus camps and lectures by Grandmasters or International Masters. Celebrities who taught in Fremont include 2008 US Champion GM Yury Shulman and the reputed trainer GM Gregory Kaidanov. Check out a recent interview with Shulman by high school student Aditya Kumar.

The Fremont Open will take place next weekend, July 31 to August 1. The organizers hope to match the turnout from the past two years (average of 70). The early entries appear to be a bit sluggish, but the event seems like a good practice opportunity, especially for 1600 to 1900 rated players.
  • Event: Fremont Open
  • Date: July 31 - August 1.
  • Location: Club Sport.
  • Format: 4 round swiss in 3 sections (M/X, A/B and U1600).
  • Schedule: Register: Saturday 9:00-9:45. Rounds: both days at 10:00 and 3:30.
  • Time control: 30/90, G/60.
  • Entry fee: Postmarked by 7/26: $60. On site: $70. Play up for $10 per section.
  • Prize fund: $2400 based on 70 paid entries, including $350 for 1st place in M/X.
  • Contact: kenneth.zowal (at) sbcglobal (dot) net
  • Tournament Flyer
  • Advance Entry List


cody said...

Hello. This is slightly off-topic but I don't know where else to post this question, so I apologize in advance.

I noticed that on the ICC teachers list, it posted your name and "NM Aigner is not accepting new students at this time" When will you be accepting new students on ICC? Thank you.

fpawn said...

For better or worse, I have more than enough students. There aren't enough hours in a day to teach more. That is one downside of not having much turnover of students each year.

I suppose I could always squeeze in "just the right kid." Certainly I do get to be picky. For example, I restrict myself to higher rated kids who are in 4th grade or older.