KCC Minutes

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Quads Canceled

The Quads scheduled for tonight and next week have been canceled due to a lack of interest.

The Kenilworth CC will open for casual play on Oct. 24 and 31.

Our next event will be the November 7th Garden State Chess League match vs. West Orange.

Friday, October 04, 2013

Garden State Chess League

Kenilworth's Garden State League 2013-14 season opens at Rutgers on October 15th.

In past years we fielded 2 or 3 teams but 2012-13 was such a disaster, we're cutting down to one. At the moment, our lineup for the bulk of the matches is John Moldovan (1877), Greg Tomkovich (1700) and Geoff McAuliffe (1608). Don Carrelli is slated to play 2nd board vs. Rutgers but he probably won't be available for other matches until after the new year.

To compete for the championship, we really need to bolster the roster. Our 1st board scored just +1-3=3 last year and will face much stronger competition this season, as 3 foes have added masters (Peter Radomskyj, Arthur Macaspac, Karl Dehmelt) and Rutgers has lured Michael Goeller from us.

So, we are looking for someone 2000+ to step-up. If we can't improve at the top, let's do so at the bottom or in the middle. Another 1600+ would still be a great addition.

As you can see from the schedule below, 5 of the matches will be at home. The only other travel involved is to Branchburg (in December) and Rahway (in February).

Please email the KCC if you are interested.

Kenilworth's 2013-14 Schedule:

Tuesday, October 15 at Rutgers
Thursday, November 7 vs. West Orange
Tuesday, December 3 at DOCA
Thursday, January 2 vs. Lehigh Valley
Friday, February 2 vs. Newark-McDonald's (at Rahway)
Thursday, April 3 vs. Summit (we are the visitors)
Thursday, May 1 vs. Chess Mates
Thursday, May 29 vs. Hamilton

Revised Calendar

Kenilworth CC Calendar
For the remainder of 2013

Updated 10.4.2013

October 10 - G/60 Quads, Round 1
  • Not-Rated
  • Time Control: G/55 + 5 second per move delay.
  • Rounds: 8:30 p.m. on October 10, 24 & 31. There is no game on October 17th!
  • Entry Fee: $5
  • Prizes: $20 to 1st place in each section.
October 17 - Lecture by International Master Yaacov Norowitz & Pizza Party. Lecture subject: "My Road To The IM Title." Admission $5. Includes pizza for everyone!
October 24 - Non-rated Quads, Round 2
October 31 - Non-rated Quads, Round 3
November 7 - Garden State Chess League match: West Orange at Kenilworth 8:20 p.m.
November 14 - Consultation Match Week 1
November 21 - Consultation Match Week 2
November 28 - NO MEETING. Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday.
December 5 - Casual Play
December 12 - Lecture by Life Master Scott Massey on the Anand-Carlsen World Championship match. Admission $5
December 19 - Holiday Party and Business Meeting
December 26 - NO MEETING.