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Subject: Re: CCT7 is complete - The TD's look back....

Author: Vincent Diepeveen

Date: 17:58:32 02/13/05

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On February 13, 2005 at 17:37:25, Peter Skinner wrote:

You should also mention that you were bragging in 64 how you 'would finish me
off at chess.fm'. In the meantime asking admins at ICC to get rid of me, so i
couldn't even give you a response.

Very nice guy.

>Well CCT7 is in the books and it was a very successful event.
>
>Congratulations to Anthony Cozzie and Zappa for being the clear winner. 7.5/9.0
>is a very good score, and Zappa played excellent. It was a well earned win.
>
>Before I get rambling on I want to thank some people:
>
>1. The participants. Without you there is no event. Thank you for joining, and
>making the event so fun. I also want to thank you for having the belief in me as
>the TD. Your support was/is greatly appreciated. Absolutely A+
>
>2. To the staff at ICC. Andy McFarland (Zek) was incredible with all his support
>and help. From accounts to getting Chess.fm up and running, he was there with me
>from start to finish. He is truely a credit to ICC. I also want to thank the
>server itself. They have allowed us to hold the event for the 7th consecutive
>year. It is great to know there are such great resources for us to utilize for
>our yearly event.
>
>3. To Will Singleton. Without Will I don't think I would have made it through to
>the end. His always helpful advice when I needed it seemed to find an extra gear
>in me to keep going. He was always there when I had a question, and never
>doubted me. He had complete confidence from day one. For everything you did
>Will, I will never forget it. Either your a saint, or you didn't want to take
>over :)
>
>4. To the seeders. You did a fantastic job. The job you completed made for an
>excellent event. Everyone who helped made crucial contributions, that made the
>event a success. So thank you for helping when I called on you.
>
>5. I was to thank IM Jon Schroer and NM Dan Heisman for their terrific work in
>the event. The Chess.fm coverage was excellent with interviews from Robert
>Hyatt, Anthony Cozzie, Jon Schroer, and Will Singleton. Schroer did a fantastic
>job as always being the commentator over the event, and hopefully he can come
>back next year. Maybe if he asks nice, Little Bird will let him come out and
>play :)
>
>I enjoyed the event from start to finish. It had everything. Terrific chess,
>terrific people around, a little controversy, and most important, a clear
>winner.
>
>I tried to maintain a "live" update system to the website. It worked 99% of the
>time, and was terrific. Rounds started on time, pairings were done on time, and
>overall I think everyone enjoyed that. It made for some very busy times, but in
>the end it was well worth it.
>
>Zappa played some excellent chess, and was almost caught by Ikarus who to some
>was the surprise of the event. ChessThinker was the only program to go unbeaten,
>and played extremely solid in all of it's games.
>
>Chompster got it's first top 10 finish and Scott was incredibly happy with that.
>Congratulations to him for the obvious improvements in his program.
>
>GNUChess scored 4/9. That is pretty good, but Andrew Wagner and I still believe
>others were cheating. Obviously it was the pre-tournament favorite, and there
>was no possible operator error :) (Thanks for operating Andrew!)
>
>Butcher was very unlucky with his connection again this year. Dropping two games
>due to forfeit by the disconnection rule surely kept it out of the top ten.
>Kudos to their team for understanding the decisions I made, and simply accepting
>them. They made it easy to be a TD in that regard. Terrific sportsmen.
>
>I guess the last thing I want to say is thank you to all the people here. The
>support I got in emails were fantastic, and the general feeling of the event was
>that it would succeed with me in charge.
>
>So with that another chapter closes, and one possibly opens tomorrow.
>
>Have a good day,
>
>Peter
>http://cct7.crafty-chess.com



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