Annual CCC Election of Officers – April 4, 2018

March 29th, 2018

Per our bylaws, the first meeting in April each year is for the election of officers.  We need our members to be present to have a quorum else it will be postponed until a quorum attends.  The election will be for president, vice president, secretary and treasurer.  Our officers take care of the business of our club and set schedules for tournaments and special events.  If anyone is interested in becoming a club officer, please contact one of the current officers and we can advise the roles of responsibility accordingly.

Also, our annual club championship usually begins on the second Wednesday of April each year, so sign up is between 7:00-7:30pm on April 11 with the 1st round beginning soon thereafter.  We are planning a time control of Game 75 with a 10 or 15 second increment.  Rounds will be each Wednesday thereafter with the number of rounds based on number of registered players.  USCF membership is required but entry is free for current club members.  Dues are $10 per year for those who need to join or renew.

Bring your sets and clocks!

See you there!

Lendel Robinson of Columbia wins 44th Snowstorm Special

February 19th, 2018

Lendel Robinson(1734) might have been last registering for the 44th Snowstorm Special but that didn’t keep him from winning 1st place in Saturday’s annual tournament.  Ranked 4th behind three “A” players, Lendel scored 4-0 including a win over Randy Mosteller(1824) of Elloree, SC, in the 3rd round.  He finished with a win over CCC’s own James Bickley who had three points going into the final round with a big win over Ian Barnett(1822) in the 3rd round.  Jim’s consolation was winning the U2000 prize.  Second place outright went to Stephen Welt of Charleston, who was the highest rated player, but took a 1/2 point bye in the 1st round and scored three straight wins to score 3.5-.5.

Also noteworthy was the performance of Matthew Johnson and Warren Sampson who each scored 3-0-1.0 to win the U1800 and U1600 prizes, respectively.   Just as many times in the past, it took only two points to win a prize in the lower rankings as James Poole II and Jonathan Satterfield won the U1400 and U1200 prizes with  2.0-2.0 scores.

To view the final USCF crosstable for the event, click on the following link:

44th Snowstorm Special Crosstable

44th Snowstorm Special and Spring 2018 Scholastic, February 17, 2018

February 8th, 2018

The 44th Snowstorm Special Open Chess Tournament and the Spring 2018 Scholastic will be held February 17, 2018, at the Church of the Holy Cross, 299 Seven Farms Drive, Daniel Island.  Click on the below links for flyers and entry forms:

44th Snowstorm Special 2018

Spring 2018 Scholastic Tournament

13th Patrick D. Hart Memorial Scholastic, 1/20/18

December 20th, 2017

The 13th Pat Hart Memorial Scholastic will be held on January 20, 2018, at the Church of the Holy Cross on Daniel Island (same as our meeting location).  We are proud to have started this annual event in memory of Pat who served our club as well as the state in building chess activity.  He was a strong player in his own right and scored many local championship titles.  Come out and compete as a great warmup for the S.C. Scholastic Championships in March.  Click below for a flyer and entry form.

13th-Patrick-D-Hart (1)

Update –  Click the following link for crosstable results at USCF:

13th PHM Scholastic

Matthew Johnson, 1st place, K-12

Proud trophy winners!

Charleston Fall Scholastic 2017

October 4th, 2017

Mark your October calendar for Saturday, October 28, for the Charleston Fall Scholastic.   It will be held at The Church of the Holy Cross, 299 Seven Farms Drive, Daniel Island, SC. in the Parish Hall.  Printout the following flyer for info:

Charleston Fall Scholastic 28Oct17

UPDATE –  See results at following link – Charleston Fall Scholastic 2017

Chess Book Sale!

September 2nd, 2017

For the next few months, David Causey will be bringing his old chess books to the club and sell them for a $1.00 or less!  All money collected will be donated to the club so bring your extra pocket money and add to your collection.  If any members want to do the same, bring some of your old books, too, and help your club.  Any sales not for donation to the club must be handled privately and not part of this promotion.  There will also be a special prize for the person who contributes the most from books sale purchases through December 31, 2017!

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!