2009 Indiana State & District 6 Tournament
District 6 contains States: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio - District Manager: Roger Blaine
Alex Moiseyev Wins Ty & D6 Champion
Alex Holmes Indiana State Youth Champion
3rd floor of the Davis Mercantile building, in
2009 Indiana State & District 6
B Class August 28 - 29, 2009
|By Round, 2Gm|
|Rd 6||Rd 7||
|1||Alex Moiseyev - Dublin, OH||101001||2547||7T3||13T7||5T11||9T15||6T19||2T23||3T27||
wins Ty & District 6 Champion
|2||Kenny Miller - Middlebury, IN||101xxx||unrated||18T2||12T6||10T8||4T11||7T15||1T15||8T17||
2009 Indiana State Champion
|3||Jerry Miller - Middlebury, IN||101361||1565||7T2||10T2||20T6||15T9||11T13||12T17||1T17||
|8||Ed Bucker - Mooresville, IN||101121||1741||13T1||16T4||6T5||17T9||9T11||5T15||2T17||
|4||Wade Holder - Fayetteville, NC||101137||1884||16T2||17T4||11T8||2T9||5T11||10T14||7T16||
|6||Gene Ellison - Norris City, IL||101046||2033||3T2||18T4||8T7||10T11||1T11||9T13||12T15||
|7||John Acker - Columbus, OH||101037||2125||1T1||15T3||18T7||5T9||2T9||16T13||4T15||
|9||Neil Wenberg - Harmony, PA||101062||1927||14T4||5T5||17T9||1T9||8T11||6T13||10T15||
|10||Earl Kennell - Roanoke, IL||101284||1766||12T2||3T6||2T8||6T8||13T12||4T13||9T15||
|11||Marvin Yoder - Shipshewana, IN||101xxx||unrated||5T0||19T4||4T4||14T8||3T8||13T10||18T14||
2nd Amateur (tie)
|12||Pete Schmucker - Shipshewana, IN||101366||1565||10T2||2T2||19T6||13T8||15T12||3T12||6T14||
2nd Amateur (tie)
|5||Howard Hoover - Odin, IL||101090||1780||11T4||9T7||1T7||7T9||4T11||8T11||13T13||
|13||Alex Holmes - New Albany, IN||101209||1530||8T3||1T3||16T6||12T8||10T8||11T10||5T12||
Indiana State Youth Champion
|14||John Drexel - Comstock Park, MI||101xxx||unrated||9T0||20T3||15T4||11T4||18T6||19T10||16T12||
|15||Lonnie Lambright - Goshen, IN||101xxx||unrated||17T1||7T3||14T6||3T7||12T7||18T9||21T11||
|16||Ray Yoder - Goshen, IN||101374||1364||4T2||8T3||13T4||18T7||17T9||7T9||14T11||
|17||Ed Lucas - Greenwood, IN||101357||1677||15T3||4T5||9T5||8T5||16T7||21T8||19T11||
|18||Ted Williamson - Kenova, WV||101321||1771||2T2||6T4||7T4||16T5||14T7||15T9||11T9||
|19||Andrew Kravetz - Indianapolis, IN||101196||1354||a||11T0||12T0||20T1||21T1||14T1||17T2||
|20||Roger Blaine - Mishawaka, IN||101117||1678||a||14T1||3T1||19T4||wd||
w/d after R5 to make even no.
|21||Keith Hershberger - LaGrange, IN||101xxx||unrated||LE||19T4||17T7||15T9||
joined R5 and Roger dropped out
Congratulations to: Alex Moiseyev, tournament winner & District 6 Champion;
Kenny Miller, Indiana State Champion; and Alex Holmes, Indiana State Youth
2009 Tournament Dates
| Offical Crosstable
a. Andy Kravetz & Roger Blaine sat out 1st Round (Andy arrived for rd 2). Keith Hershberger joined R5 (Blaine w/d after R5 to make even numbers, also the director & scorekeeper).
2nd Amateur (tie) – Schmucker, M. Yoder, each $10. Novice (1-day entries) - Hershberger, set & board; Kravetz, board. Kenny Miller, of Middlebury, Ind. became the Indiana State Champion by honor points as he, his brother Jerry Miller, and last year's champion, Ed "Pal" Bucker, of Mooresville, Ind. all tied for second place with 17 points. Kenny and Jerry both got some world-class experience by playing Alex, while Pal showed a remarkable improvement with his winning score against high-rated opponents. Shipshewana is a small town in LaGrange County at the northern edge of Indiana, a heavily Amish area which has become a tourist attraction. Mr. Alvin Miller invited the tournament to come to the Davis Mercantile building, a three-story indoor mall with all-wooden construction. A total of 21 players from 7 states made a fine attendance for an Indiana event. Above results submitted by John Acker via ACF Forum - Tournaments Discussion - Aug 29, 2009, 8:09 pm.
Tournament Notes: (by John Acker)
- We had twenty players in the tourney, six or so of whom were local to the area. Before everyone had arrived, there was a vote regarding playing in divisions, and the majority (12-4) voted to remain in one division. In my opinion this was a bad decision, since it resulted in a lot of easy victories and uneven pairings.
- Roger Blaine did an able job of directing the tournament, playing three rounds and keeping the pairings and games running smoothly. Unfortunately the playing room was noisy at times since most players stayed there for practice games and assorted kibitzing/conversation, but Roger did keep the noise under control for the most part. Prize fund included entry fees and a $10 contribution by Ted Williamson.
- Our venue was the Davis Mercantile Building in Shipshewana, IN, deep into Amish Country. Accordingly, most buildings in the town were either souvenir shops, restaurants (no franchises or fast food though), or agriculture-related. There was a lot of shopping available for those into arts and crafts, but not much else to do. One local restaurant did offer checker players 10% off meals, so most players ate there during the daytime.
- Andy Kravetz brought a table with an inlaid chess & checker board to sell, along with a chess set. Several players played casual games of chess over the weekend, and I believe Alex Holmes ended up buying the table. I played much better chess than I did checkers, which should probably tell me something! Actually there were several multi-game players present, including TD Roger Blaine.
- Alex Holmes (Michael's son) held his own against many more experienced players, and even managed to win a pile of quarters in one round. His mom came around every couple of rounds to check on him, particularly when he neglected to answer his cell phone.
- Alex Moiseyev (or "big Alex," as we referred to him during the tournament) won all but one of his games, drawing the first one of the tournament against some patzer from Columbus. And incidentally, when told that Alex had gone out for a smoke break, one player got very concerned-- until he realized we weren't talking about Alex Holmes! (all above text contents by John Acker)
Notes by Alex Moiseyev: New IN State champion - local and very good player Kenny Miller, 17 points. His brother, Jerry Miller (3rd place) and Pal Bucker (4th place) also got 17 points. Unfortunately I didn't have a chance to play with Palomino, otherwise he would definitely have more points. I've got prize money $160, and Kenny, Jerry and Pal split prizes fund, each got $40. Nice place, nice people, lovely friendly atmosphere. I will post later few games.
-WCDF #4 Jan/Jun 2009 Ratings. T separates player's opponent from player's accumulated game points. Win is 2 points, Draw is 1, and Bye is 3. wd stands for withdrawal, and forf stands for forfeit, and LE for late entry.
-Top-scoring resident of: Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, or Ohio will be recognized as District 6 Champion.
2009 Tournament Dates | Offical Crosstable | Photos| 2008 Indiana & District