In order for our club to hold rated quick/blitz chess, we must have all interested participants arrive between 7:00-7:15pm in order to sign up. Also, to offset rating fees, we ask for a contribution of $2.00 to play. If any are interested in a prize fund, we can set up an optional side pot for the winners. Be sure to bring your board, set, and clock!
After the fourth and final round concluded, the Charleston Chess Club Championship will be shared by Stephen Welt and David Causey, who won their final games after drawing each other in the 3rd round. Each player finished with a score of 3.5 – .5. The “Under 1500″ prize was won by Michael Doyle, who came out of semi- retirement to defend his title, scoring 2.5-1.5 in a field where he played both higher and lower rated opponents. The “Under 1500 Runner-Up” prize will be shared by Zach Darga and Gregg Passmore, both with a final result of 2.0-2.0. Congratulations to all the winners!
We will have an awards presentation during next week’s meeting and make plans for some upcoming “Quick-rated” and “Blitz” tournaments. Click on the following link to view the USCF-rated crosstable:
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the “Make a Difference III” tournament scheduled for May 11 will be postponed and re-scheduled later.
The third round of the Charleston Chess Club Championship did not produce any real upsets, but it did produce some interesting fighting games and build the stage for the critical final round next week. The following grid shows the results of the games:
|1||David Causey||1919||1/2||Stephen Welt||2030||1/2|
|2||Carl Vero||1742||0||Ian Morton||1873||1|
|3||Daniel Makowsky||Unr||1||John King||1274||0|
|4||Zach Darga||1003||0||Michael Doyle||1472||1|
|5||Elijah Neumann||1450||1||Anthony Brown||1479||0|
|6||Alan Hopkins||Unr||1||Gordon Miller||964||0|
Congratulations to Alan Hopkins on achieving his first USCF-rated tournament win! It’s all easy from here, Alan!
Here are the current point standings for each player:
Unlike Round 1, there were some upsets in Round 2 that will make the rest of the pairings rather interesting! See below for the Rd. 2 results:
|1||David Causey||1919||1||Jim Burden||2111||0|
|2||Stephen Welt||2030||1||Daniel Makowsky||Unr||0|
|3||Ian Morton||1873||1/2||Dennis Dawley||1964||1/2|
|4||Anthony Brown||1479||0||Carl Vero||1742||1|
|5||Michael Doyle||1472||1||Gregg Passmore||1224||0|
|6||Zach Darga||1003||1||Elijah Neumann||1450||0|
|7||John King||1274||1||Alan Hopkins||Unr||0|
Fourteen members registered Wednesday night to compete in the 2013 CCC Championship. We decided on a Swiss System format to provide flexibility for those who can’t make it every night but still want to play. If you have not signed up to play, you can still register and just take a 1/2 pt. bye for any rounds missed. First round results are as follows:
|1||James Burden||2111||1||Michael Doyle||1472||0|
|2||Elijah Neumann||1450||0||Stephen Welt||2030||1|
|3||Dennis Dawley||1964||1||John King||1274||0|
|4||Gregg Passmore||1224||0||David Causey||1919||1|
|5||Daniel Makowsky||Unr||1||Zachary Darga||1003||0|
|6||Gordon Miller||964||0||Ian Morton||1873||1|
|7||Carl Vero||1742||1||Alan Hopkins||Unr||0|
No upsets in Rd. 1, but some games were closely contested. Since the lower rated players are playing for the “Top Under 1500″ and “Runner Up Under 1500″ prize, the tournament will be really just beginning for them in Rd. 2!
Hope to see more join us for Rd. 2!
President – Dennis Dawley
Vice President – Stephen Welt
Secretary/Treasurer – David Causey
Club championship will be a Game 90, delay 10 sec., with the 1st round beginning Wednesday, April 10th, followed by subsequent needed rounds each week. Registration begins at 7pm and 1st round will begin at 7:30pm. Get there early to register so that we can begin on time. Entry fee is just $5.00 and we will offer trophies for 1st place and runner-up, plus an “Under” prize and runner-up to be determined by entries. Club membership is also required ($5.00) as well as USCF current membership. We will determine the rounds and format when we know the number of entries. Bring your set, board, and clock!
Just a reminder to all members, former members, and future members – our annual meeting and election of officers will be on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at 7:00pm. If you need to re-new your club membership or join, please arrive at 7:00pm so that we can take care of it before the official meeting begins at 7:30pm. Dues are just $5 per year! Also, we will be planning our club championship which begins the following Wednesday, April 10. Join us so that you can be involved in the affairs of our club. Hope to see you there!
Click the following link for the USCF crosstable – 8th PHM Scholastic
Report and photos to follow soon.