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Newly crowned club champion, Elijah Neumann, methodically downed all but one opponent during his club simul at last night’s meeting. His only loss was to Alan Hopkins, while he dispatched Jeanie Herold, Wally Jack, Gregg Passmore, Doug Hare, and David Causey with losses. Congratulations, again, to our new champ and we look forward to having him for the summer before he goes off to college.
The 2014 Charleston Chess Club championship is now complete and we crown a new champion, Elijah Neumann. Elijah scored 4.5-.5 to take the Upper Section Championship trophy, followed by runner-up, Dennis Dawley, with 3.5-1.5. In the Lower Section competition, Zach Darga swept the double round robin format with a perfect score of 6-0. There was a tie for runner-up between Gregg Passmore and Wallace Jack, both scoring 3-3. Congratulations to all our trophy winners and thanks to all who competed.
Click on this link to see the USCF crosstable: ” http://www.uschess.org/assets/msa_joomla/XtblMain.php?201406047322-10213606″
This Wednesday, as has been tradition for many years, our new champion will give a simul to all members and guest who attend the meeting. Bring your board and set and see if you can knock off the new champ!
The annual meeting will be held April 2nd with election of officers and report on the club standing. We urge all members to attend and any old or new members to renew or join in order to vote. We will discuss the upcoming club championship beginning on April 9th, so your input is encouraged. See you there!
Hard to believe that two meetings were missed due to ice storms! Well, Spring is near and daylight savings time has begun. With that, our club ladder continues with rated games each Wednesday night, so join us for some competitive chess. As a reminder, our annual club championship will begin on the second Wednesday in April, so get your game in shape so that a possible trophy might find its way to your mantle this year!
With the impending threat of bridge closures, we have decided to not chance a meeting tonight, but will, hopefully, be back to our normally scheduled meeting next week.
Expert Donny Gray of St. Simons, Georgia, won his third Snowstorm Special in four years after going 4-1 in the annual event this past weekend. The 40th Snowstorm Special was held at the Holiday Inn Express-Summerville, on February 8-9, 2014, and attracted 18 players from South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, and Georgia. Expert Patrick McCartney of Charlotte, N.C., finished 2nd with a 3.5-1.5 score. Check out the following link for the USCF crosstable of the event:
Other prize winners were Elijah Neumann and John von der Lieth who tied for the Under 2000 prize and Ken Fickling who won the Under 1600 prize. In the Under 1401 section, James Williams of Virginia won 1st place with a 5-0 score, with Eric Hill (NC), Zach Darga (SC), and Gregg Passmore(SC), tying for 2nd place.
Congratulations to all our winners!
Are you ready for some local chess? The 40th Snowstorm Special and the 9th Patrick D. Hart Memorial Scholastic is this weekend, Feb. 8-9th for the Snowstorm and Feb. 8th for the PHM Scholastic. Last chance to register at the lower pre-entry rate is this Wednesday night at our regular meeting. Each tournament TLA can be found in the January issue of Chess Life. Details can be found at the state website. Just click on the following link:
See you there!
We’ll meet next Wednesday at our regularly scheduled time. Remember to bring your entry fee for those that are registering for the Snowstorm Special or the Pat Hart Memorial Scholastic on the following weekend.