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Stephen Dillard
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July 13 - 14 - 15 are tentative dates for the Ky Championship.

Contact Matthew Gurley at 859-537-1060 or email mattcgurley@gmail.com to accept.

Contact by July 1.  Alternates will be contacted after this date.

1 Chris Bush

3 Matt Hassen

4  Miami Fugatte

5  Davis Whaley

6 Taylor Bagley

7 James Walker

8 Willam Fuller

1st alternate Jesse Boulard

2nd Alternate Steve Parsons

3rd Alternate Michael Johnson

4th Randas Burns


June 10, 2012 at 6:07 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Miami Fugatte
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I believe Ryan Velez is number 2 btw


June 10, 2012 at 10:04 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Ryan Velez
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Miami Fugatte at June 10, 2012 at 10:04 PM

I believe Ryan Velez is number 2 btw


I am indeed the #2 spot.

I am also confirming my participation into this event.

I have sent Taylor Bagley and Matt Hassen facebook messages asking about their participation as per Daniel Brennan and Steve Dillard's requests. I have also called William Fuller. William cannot participate the weekend of july 13, 14 and 15. He can however do the following weekend. If most participants are agreeable to this date switch, as per Davis' suggestion, then we could have it then if there aren't any conflicts.

--Ryan Velez

June 11, 2012 at 9:12 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Ryan Velez
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And I almost forgot to make a request.

Witht he closed being in Lexington and it being 2 days, many of those who travel must get a hotel for 2 nights instead of 1 night. With gas and a $100 - $200 hotel bill for 2 nights, I would like to make the following argument:

I believe the stipend money should be divided among those who are traveling to buffer expenses since the closed format has been switched, this year at least, to a 3 day event. It would seem unwise to me to increase the stipends and cost the KCA more money. Anyway, I think it is unlikely my argument will be accepted but I think it is sound and reasonable.

--Ryan

June 11, 2012 at 9:32 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Miami Fugatte
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As a means to reduce travel cost for those players not in the area, I offer this general question. Is there perhaps a kind Lexington player who would be willing to shelter one of the wayward Louisvillians for a night or two? Any travelers would promise to hide their red shirts under heavy clothes and come in under cover of darkness...

To the point of the following weekend, the Jr closed is scheduled on that weekend, which would mean both tournaments would happen side by side. This may cause earthquakes, tsunami, volcanic eruptions, and general chaos. Please never suggest, in public,  holding them together. You have been warned....

June 12, 2012 at 2:56 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Dave Gilchrist
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It appears the Bulldog chess tournament, the bluegrass state games and the Adult closed are all on the same day. That will seriously water down the non-closed tournaments going on at the same time.

Dave

June 12, 2012 at 1:16 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Johnson
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I hope we can avoid it being changed too often, if it does get changed.  I doubt any one day is going to make everyone happy. 

June 12, 2012 at 4:24 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Ryan Velez
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Closed Participant Updates:

1. Taylor Bagley said that he will be gone the entire month of July and thus cannot participate.
2. Matt Hassen said that as long as the Closed is not rescheduled and remains as it is, he can play.
3. William Fuller said he can only play if the event is changed to the following weekend.

So far, the weekend with the fewest conflicts is the weekend it is currently on. Someone needs to contact Jesse Boulard to see if he will be able to show up as an alternate.

--Ryan Velez

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June 12, 2012 at 10:55 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Stephen Dillard
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Was Ryan's name left off of the invitational list?

June 13, 2012 at 11:52 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Ryan Velez
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Yes for some reason or typing error, you did not include my name in your original post. I amended it in a later post.

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June 13, 2012 at 3:33 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Stephen Dillard
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Sorry for the oversight.  I should be able to edit the original?

June 14, 2012 at 7:19 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Ryan Velez
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Has anyone heard from Walker, Steve Parsons, or Michael Johnson?

Since keeping the same day has the fewest conflicts, I believe Taylor Bagley cannot participate, and William Fuller cannot participate. Therefore we need to notify the alternates to attend the event.

I believe Randas Burns spoke with Jesse Boulard last Thursday about playing and he said he more than likely could play.

--Ryan

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June 19, 2012 at 8:15 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Johnson
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July 13-14-15 are tentative dates according to the first post.  I'm sure that I can play if needed, but it will help to know a concrete date.

 

--Michael Johnson

June 19, 2012 at 8:43 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Ryan Velez
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Switching dates is good for William Fuller but bad for Matt Hassen. Switching dates doesn't help anyone else that I am aware of so far. As I understand it, the current dates have the lowest conflicts and preserves the highest qualified players based on the KY Open final standings. I am unsure if that is a fair way to do it but it doesn't seem unreasonable.

I would like to see Matt Gurley, or someone in charge of the event, to post the final dates and the round times. It would help a lot. Thanks in advance.

--Ryan

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June 20, 2012 at 1:18 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Rburns
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Steve Parsons has been contacted. He can't get off work on the 13th but can play on the 14th and 15th. I don't know if this helps or not. Also he would like to know what the round times are for Friday.

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Randas Burns

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June 20, 2012 at 2:19 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Ryan Velez
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I spoke with Matt Gurley,

he said the round times will be as follows:

Friday: 6:00 PM, 9:00 PM

Saturday: 10:00 AM, 1:30 PM, 5:00 PM

Sunday: 10:00 AM, 1:30 PM

He will be online later to confirm it.

--Ryan

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June 20, 2012 at 3:39 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Dave Gilchrist
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So will anyone over 1600 be attending the bluegrass state games on July 14? It was good last year, but is it worth a 4 1/2 drive over if no good players are going to be there?

Dave

June 21, 2012 at 9:25 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Matt Gurley
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Thanks Ryan for posting the round times. They are indeed correct. I will put up the round-by-round pairings some time soon. They should be per the "official rules" if anybody has a copy and would like to post it for me. Peace!
June 22, 2012 at 12:10 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Matt Gurley
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Thanks Ryan for posting the round times. They are indeed correct. I will put up the round-by-round pairings some time soon. They should be per the "official rules" if anybody has a copy and would like to post it for me. Peace!
June 22, 2012 at 12:10 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Matt Gurley
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Thanks Ryan for posting the round times. They are indeed correct. I will put up the round-by-round pairings some time soon. They should be per the "official rules" if anybody has a copy and would like to post it for me. Peace!
June 22, 2012 at 12:10 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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