In preparation for the 2008 Chicago Open, I am thinking of joining the Errant Knights. There are 164 days before tournament, so that should give me enough time. I plan to start on Dec. 10th.
My next tournament is the Wisconsin Memorial Dec. 8-9. My goal is to score 4/5 (Same score as last year) Actually 3.5/4, since I usually take a bye on the first day since it's a bit ridiculous to play 3 games with a time control of 45/2;25/1;SD/1 in one day. Yes, that's right, up to 24 hours of chess in one day! Some of these Wisconsin tournaments are probably the only ones with adjournments. Last year I had the misfortune of having my first 2 rounds adjourned. I had taken a 3rd round bye, but had to come back after the 3rd round to complete the adjournments. Needless to say the games went on until early the next day.
On a side note there is an interesting race for the Wisconsin Tour A Class. This is the last event of the 2007 tour.
347.53 WIJETUNGE, IVAN
342.22 PARKER, ANTHONY
318.91 NIETMAN, MIKE