Elijah Neumann Wins His Fourth CCC Championship In A Row!

May 24th, 2017

The 2017 CCC Championship ended on 4/10/17 and resulted in Elijah Neumann’s fourth championship in a row.  He defeated David Causey to complete a 3-0 sweep of his opponents and take the first place prize.  John von der Lieth captured 2nd place with a 2.5-.5 result while Paul Bryan took 3rd place with a 2.0-1.0 score.  The Top Under 1500 prize went to our new club Vice President, Jonathan Satterfield.  Congratulations to Elijah, who will be leaving us for awhile as he seeks his fortune, and to the other winners who we hope will remain active players at our club.

Expert Elijah Neumann, our 2017 CCC Champion

2017 CCC Championship

April 14th, 2017

We are planning to begin the CCC Championship on April 26, 2017, with a three to four round Swiss.  We will have rounds each subsequent meeting night at a time control of Game 60 with a 30 second increment.  Entry fee will be $5 for club members and for those needing to join, the dues are $10 per year.  1/2 point byes will be available for those with conflicts.  We will have trophies for top scorers and a full return of the entry fees as monetary prizes.  The final format will be determined by number of entries and ratings.  You can pre-enter next Wednesday, 4/19/17, to help us determine how many our playing.  See you there!

Update:  1st round began on Wednesday, 4/26/17,with nine players.  You can still join the tournament for the 2nd round by just taking a 1/2 point bye for the 1st round.

Check Out Dennis Dawley’s Scholastic Rating Lists

March 23rd, 2017

Click on “Scholastic” at right to see where you stand!

CCC Proposed Bylaw Change

March 3rd, 2017

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!

43rd Snowstorm Special, February 18, 2017

January 23rd, 2017

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:

43rd Snowstorm Special 2017

Update:  Click on following link for results – 43rd Snowstorm Special Results

Last round game between Elijah Neumann and Ian Barnett for the title.

12th Patrick D. Hart Memorial Scholastic, January 21, 2017

January 7th, 2017

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:

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Update:  Click on the below link for final results:

12th PHM Scholastic Crosstable

Blitz Tournament? Give us your feedback.

November 21st, 2016

We are interested in holding a blitz tournament before the end of the year.  Email “charlestonchess@gmail.com” with your feedback so that we can decide on a date and format.

CCC November Scholastic, Saturday, 11/12/16

November 4th, 2016

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:

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CCC News Flash: CCC’s own Elijah Neumann is S.C. Co-Champion for 2016!

October 17th, 2016

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.

No CCC Meeting This Wednesday Night Due to Hurricane Matthew.

October 4th, 2016