KCC Minutes

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Fish Memorial Correction

The registration period for the Sy Fish Memorial is September 24th (tonight) from 8:00-8:30 p.m. Round 1 starts at 8:40, as posted.

Sorry for the error.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

KCC's Fall Calendar

The Kenilworth Chess Club's Calendar has been filled as follows :

September 17th - casual games & GSCL rosters discussion
September 24th - Sy Fish Memorial : rounds 1 & 2
USCF-rated, G/30, 4-SS, EF: $10, Prize Fund : 75% of fees, Prizes : TBA
This event was previously scheduled to begin on 10/1. Please note the change.

October 1st - Sy Fish Memorial, : rounds 3 & 4
October 8th - Garden State League matches : Karpovs vs. Kortchnois!! & Staten Island vs. Kramniks
October 15th - Lecture by FM Steve Stoyko on "Evaluating Chess Positions, An Introduction"
Admission : $5
October 22nd - casual games
October 29th - Lecture by NM Scott Massey on "How to Improve At Chess"
Admission : $5

November 5th - Kenilworth Quads #2 : 1st round
USCF-rated, G/60, 3-RR, EF: $10, Prizes : $30 to 1st in each quad
November 12th - Kenilworth Quads #2 : 2nd round
November 19th - Kenilworth Quads #2 : 3rd round
November 26th - Closed (Thanksgiving Day)

December 3rd - Garden State League match : Karpovs vs. Hamilton
December 10th - Lecture by NM Yaacov Norowitz on "Color Complexes"
Admission : $5
December 17th - Annual Business Meeting & Holiday Party
December 24th - Closed (Christmas Eve)
December 31st - Closed (NewYear's Eve)
The club will re-open on January 7th, 2010.

updated 11/23 @ 10:15 a.m.

Saturday, September 05, 2009

Summer Tournament Final Round

Ian Mangion won the Summer Tournament with 14 points despite losing to Mark Kernighan, who had just one second left on his clock. This type of situation is exactly why I hate the 5 second delay. Mark ended up in second place with 12 points. In the battle for third, I beat Pat Mazillo and Mike Wojcio to bring my total to 11, while John Moldovan lost to Max Scherer. In his second game against Max, John was up 2 pawns, but was unable to convert the win and had to settle for a draw, bringing his total to 11 also, so John and I split third prize. Congratulation to the winners, and thanks to all who played.