Welcome to Olympia!

Paperless Daily Bulletins continue to be developed...

The struggle continues but the vision is still there.  I thought that it would take a few tournaments to do what I wanted to do: collect data, run it all through a program that would create web pages for each event with oodles of data you can't easily get elsewhere, and then spend X minutes before bed looking at this data and adding a few choice comments where that data shows that something quite special has happened, reposting the pages with the comments added for a bit more colour.  That X in the last paragraph was meant to be much, much smaller than Z, the amount of time I was taking overnight to produce the paper Daily Bulletins.  Spending less time, getting more sleep, taking advantage of the move that everyone is making to pocket or tablet devices with internet access, all of this would allow me to do something else that I've enjoyed doing: directing games.  When I began doing Daily Bulletins for all tournaments over a decade ago, it kept me from directing at many tournaments because I was up all night with the Bulletins.  Now the objective is to find a way to do both, and I hope to get closer to that goal this week: because at the next DINO tournament I will be doing some directing work and I'll need to be ready.

If you are viewing this at home and you are not playing in the tournament, please consider attending for at least some of the events.  It's a bit of a drive from Seattle or Centralia or Tacoma or Ocean Shores or even further, but Olympia is worth seeing!  From the government buildings to the vibrant downtown area to the forest hiding our location and the adjacent courthouse to the suburban centres to the surrounding areas, including the golf course where the US Open was recently played, this is a spot everyone should take in.  I'm doing the online Bulletins from home this week, but I was on site for the past two versions, and found the time to walk about, even crossing the footpath over the middle of Capitol Lake early on a Sunday morning, to get the first bus to the only open printshop!  You should come, not just for the bridge, but also to see this unique place and its wonderfully diverse neighbourhoods and districts.

What we've got (so far):



Tournament Announcements:

Thanks to Tournament Chair Debra Wilhelmi for providing these in advance.  This first set was meant for Wednesday but we will include it here a few hours early:

  1. We have added to the schedule a two session Swiss Teams Game on Thursday. If you are looking for a team game, please plan on playing in it.
  2. Pat Dunn will be the featured speaker on Wednesday. His topic is "A General Approach". Please join him at 6:15PM in the Main Playing Area.
  3. There will be ice cream treats offered after the Wednesday 7 PM session in the Ballroom Foyer. Be sure and stay around for them.
  4. Intermediate Novice event will take place on Thursday between the afternoon and evening session starting at 5pm. Please join Maureen Greeley and Henrietta Moore, Co-Chairs, in Suite 171 for appetizers, desserts, and beverages. All Novices and Intermediate players are invited to join the festivities. Also invited are the Tournament Directors, District 19 Board Members, 441 Board Members and Goodwill Ambassadors. Thanks to Bert and Carolyn Adams for once again helping fund this event! Pat and Orrin Robbins provided pumpkins and corn stalks.
  5. The Hotel RL Concession stand will be open from 8:30 am to 2 pm and 6 pm to 9 pm daily on the playing floor level. In the evening the concession stand will be offering beer and wine.
  6. The Hotel RL Lounge will be offering specials on drinks and appetizers after 9pm each evening.
  7. The Red Lion Concession Stand will be selling tickets for a box lunch on Sunday for $15.00. There will only be a short break on Sunday between the Swiss Team and Fast Pairs games, so you may want to take advantage of the box lunches. The lunch will include a sandwich, bag of chips, and bottled water. Sandwich choices are:


Today's Schedule (Tuesday, October 17):

DayDateTimeEventStratsNotes
Tue 17 9AM Tuesday-Thursday Morning Knockout Teams (bracketed) opening round, continues Wednesday Morning
Tue 17 9AM Tuesday Morning Side Game 2000 + / 750 - 2000 / 0 - 750 1st of 4 in Morning Side Game Series
Tue 17 1PM Tuesday-Wednesday Knockout Teams (bracketed) opening round
Tue 17 1PM Tuesday Open Pairs 3000 + / 1500 - 3000 / 0-1500 first of two sessions
Tue 17 1PM Tuesday Gold Rush 0-750 Pairs 300 - 750 / 200 - 300 / 0-200 first of two sessions
Tue 17 1PM Tuesday Afternoon Side Game 2000 + / 750 - 2000 / 0 - 750 1st of 4 in Afternoon Side Game Series
Tue 17 7PM Tuesday-Wednesday Knockout Teams (bracketed) quarterfinals
Tue 17 7PM Tuesday Evening Swiss Teams 2000 + / 750 - 2000 / 0 - 750
Tue 17 7PM Tuesday Open Pairs 3000 + / 1500 - 3000 / 0-1500 second of two sessions
Tue 17 7PM Tuesday Gold Rush 0-750 Pairs 300 - 750 / 200 - 300 / 0-200 second of two sessions
Tue 17 7PM Tuesday Evening Side Game 2000 + / 750 - 2000 / 0 - 750 2nd of 4 in Evening Side Game Series
Tue 17 7PM 299er Pairs 200 - 300 / 100 - 200 / 0 - 100 Next 299er game: Wednesday Afternoon


DUMPS, the Daily Updated Master Point Summary, has been done for Saturday, and now includes ranks in the non-Life Master race as well as the overall race.  Red and gold points are tracked for everyone who has won masterpoints and we'll update it each night.  Check it out here!



Masterpoint Leaders:

ACBLScore breaks ties randomly


Overall Leaders thru Monday

1Michael Haines, Lacey WA6.13
1Paul Maudslien, Palm Desert CA6.13
3Arleen Rountree, Olympia WA4.60
3Henrietta Moore, Olympia WA4.60
5Billy Miller, Las Vegas NV4.43
5Dan Jacob, Vancouver BC4.43
5Edward Zuckerberg, Los Altos Hills CA4.43
5Ken Scholes, Bellevue WA4.43
9Jessie Brunswig, Fountain Hills AZ3.45
9Phyllis Rakevich, Tumwater WA3.45
11Chris Compton, Dallas TX3.32
11Greg Hinze, San Antonio TX3.32
11Jacob Morgan, Madison WI3.32
11Stephen Kennedy, Oakland CA3.32
15Gregory Trautman, Olympia WA2.59
15Ronald Woodard, Olympia WA2.59
17Dawn Campbell, Portland OR2.49
17Jon Bartlett, Portland OR2.49
17Robert Johnson, Tigard OR2.49
17Roger McNay, Beaverton OR2.49
21Cecie Vatne, Rochester WA2.12
21Dee Woods, Lacey WA2.12
21Donald Cottam, Puyallup WA2.12
21Ronald Brady, Onalaska WA2.12
25Darlene Palmas, Vancouver WA1.94
25Harold Antonson, Olympia WA1.94
27Barbara Crawford, Lacey WA1.84
27Richard Crawford, Lacey WA1.84
29Bette Lawrence, Olympia WA1.74
29Lynne Dearing, Lacey WA1.74
31Kimberly Johnson, Olympia WA1.60
31Russell Johnson, Olympia WA1.60
33Marjorie Blunt, Federal Way WA1.53
33Sharon Gaunt, Tacoma WA1.53
35Kathie Hoehne, Anchorage AK1.49
35Wayne Stann, Kelowna BC1.49
37Howard Epley, Kent WA1.45
37Karen Epley, Kent WA1.45
39Albert Chu, Walnut Creek CA1.31
39Ingrid Hsu, Walnut Creek CA1.31

Non-Life Master Leaders thru Monday

(Only 13 non-LMs won points the first night but that will soon change.)

1Henrietta Moore, Olympia WA4.60

Not quite on the list?  Check the DUMPS!



Events Ending On Monday, October 16:



    Monday Evening Swiss Teams (9 teams)   Results: ACBL Live

        A: Edward Zuckerberg, Los Altos Hills CA; Billy Miller, Las Vegas NV; Dan Jacob, Vancouver BC; Ken Scholes, Bellevue WA

        B, C: Donald Cottam, Puyallup WA; Cecie Vatne, Rochester WA; Ronald Brady, Onalaska WA; Dee Woods, Lacey WA


    Monday Evening Charity Side Pairs (11 tables)   Results: ACBL Live

        A, B: Michael Haines, Lacey WA; Paul Maudslien, Palm Desert CA

        C: Henrietta Moore - Arleen Rountree, Olympia WA


    Monday Evening 299er Pairs (4 tables)   Results: ACBL Live

        A: Richard Crawford - Barbara Crawford, Lacey WA

        B: Lynne Dearing, Lacey WA; Bette Lawrence, Olympia WA



Complete list of event winners.



Tomorrow's Schedule (Wednesday, October 18):

DayDateTimeEventStratsNotes
Wed 18 9AM Tuesday-Thursday Morning Knockout Teams (bracketed) semifinals, continues Thursday Morning
Wed 18 9AM Wednesday Morning Side Game 2000 + / 750 - 2000 / 0 - 750 2nd of 4 in Morning Side Game Series
Wed 18 1PM Tuesday-Wednesday Knockout Teams (bracketed) semifinals, continues Wednesday Evening
Wed 18 1PM Wednesday Board-A-Match Teams 4000 + / 2500 - 4000 / 0 - 2500 first of two sessions
Wed 18 1PM Wednesday Gold Strike Swiss Teams 750 - 1500 / 300 - 750 / 0 - 300 first of two sessions
Wed 18 1PM Wednesday Afternoon Side Game 2000 + / 750 - 2000 / 0 - 750 2nd of 4 in Afternoon Side Game Series
Wed 18 1PM 299er Pairs 200 - 300 / 100 - 200 / 0 - 100 Next 299er game: Wednesday Evening
Wed 18 7PM Tuesday-Wednesday Knockout Teams (bracketed) finals, next KO: Friday-Saturday
Wed 18 7PM Wednesday Board-A-Match Teams 4000 + / 2500 - 4000 / 0 - 2500 second of two sessions
Wed 18 7PM Wednesday Gold Strike Swiss Teams 750 - 1500 / 300 - 750 / 0 - 300 second of two sessions
Wed 18 7PM Wednesday Evening Side Game 2000 + / 750 - 2000 / 0 - 750 3rd of 4 in Afternoon Side Game Series
Wed 18 7PM 299er Pairs 200 - 300 / 100 - 200 / 0 - 100 Next 299er game: Thursday Afternoon

Full schedule



If you would like to make comments on the online Bulletins, please send me an e-mail at ooga@shaw.ca.  We understand that some have complained about the smallness of text on cellphone screens, and fixing this problem is on my radar, but currently near the edge of it as I tackle a bunch of other major hurdles first.