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Fellow CCC Members,
The Directors of the CCC are proposing a bylaw change to be voted on at our annual meeting on April 5, 2017. The following will be proposed to our membership:
Presently, our bylaws read as follows:
“Sec. 4 Dues shall be twenty-five dollars due first meeting in January each year.”
The propose change would be as follows:
“Sec. 4 Dues shall be ten dollars per year effective the first of the month paid until the end of the twelfth month.”
(Example: Dues paid on January 27, 2017, would cover one’s membership until December 31, 2017, or dues paid on April 5, 2017, would expire on March 31, 2018.)
Please consider our proposed change and offer any suggestions or questions before the annual meeting.
Hope to see everyone there!
The 43rd Snowstorm Special will be held February 18th at The Church of the Holy Cross parish hall as a 4 round Open Swiss. Check out the following flyer for details:
Update: Click on following link for results – 43rd Snowstorm Special Results
The 12th Patrick D. Hart Memorial Scholastic will be held on Saturday, January 21, 2017, at our regular meeting site, The Church of the Holy Cross on Daniel Island. For those that don’t know our club history, Pat Hart was a stalwart of the Charleston Chess Club as well as the S.C. Chess Association. Pat not only kept the club in good standing, but also organized tournaments and other chess events for the community. He served as President and Treasurer of the CCC and as Treasurer of the SCCA. As a player, he achieved not only club champion, but also state champion, and an Expert ranking in OTB and postal chess. He was a strong blitz player, also. The most incredible achievement was that he was wheel chair bound, with limited use of his hands and body! Pat had a wonderful wit, great intelligence, and unwavering diligence that manifested itself through his running of our club. We honor his life by holding this tournament in his memory. Check out the flyer below for details:
Update: Click on the below link for final results:
We are interested in holding a blitz tournament before the end of the year. Email “email@example.com” with your feedback so that we can decide on a date and format.
The CCC is hosting the November Scholastic on Saturday, 11/12/16, at our meeting site, Church of the Holy Cross, 299 Seven Farms Dr., Daniel Island, 29492. Click below for the flyer and entry form:
The 77th S.C. Championships were held in Columbia this past weekend and after all the games were finished, our own club champion is now the 2016 S.C. Co-Champion. Elijah tied Columbia’s Ben Caiello at 3-2 and was 2nd on tiebreaks for the 1st place trophy. His score does make him the co-champion and he can represent South Carolina at any event Ben Caiello is unable to make, including the Border Battle with North Carolina. Congratulations to Elijah for his solid play and tremendous result.
For those members that would like to play a rated match, let us know and we can arrange one. You and your opponent must have an established USCF rating and be within 400 points of each other. The minimum number of games is four and you can choose the time control. Games with Quick Chess time controls (less than Game/30) can play at least two games per meeting night. Longer time controls may only allow one game per night. It’s good training and good experience, so let us know if you are interested.
This week’s meeting will feature our club champion (and Prez), Elijah Neumann, giving us a presentation on the King’s Gambit. This is an opening that will test your ability to play double-edged positions where either mate or a material advantage will decide the game. Sometimes, one player will have the material advantage only to succumb to mate by the opponent. Join in and watch some of the variations in the opening that Elijah will demonstrate, then test yourself in a few thematic games playing both White and Black.