Only four players showed up on Friday night to play in the 2010 NJ Futurity International Qualifier tournament, at the Dean of Chess Academy. They were FM Steve Stoyko, FM Arthur Shen, NM Deepak Aaron, and candidate master Anna Matlin.
On Saturday morning, I drove to DOCA, hoping to enter the event with a half-point bye in round one. Unfortunately, no sixth player appeared by 11am, and I could not participate. The tournament was shortened from five rounds to three, in effect a quad.
I drove from Branchburg to New York City where I played in the NY June Action tournament, taking a half-point bye in round one because I hit tunnel traffic and arrived late. Before I left DOCA, I snapped these pictures.