January 14th, 2015
Pinckney Elementary Cafeteria, 3300 Thomas Cairo Blvd., Mt. Pleasant, SC 29456
4 Round Swiss System
Game 30; delay (0)
Entry Fee: $15 (if received by 1/28/15; $20 at site)
USCF membership required (go online at “uschess.org” to join or renew)
Sections: K-3, K-5, K-8, K-12
Trophies: Top 3 in each section; Top 2 U300 in K-3; Top 2 U600 in K-5; Top 2 U700 in K-8; Top 2 U800 in K-12
Registration: 8-9:30am at site
Sections may be combined for pairing purposes, if necessary.
Mail advance entries to: Charleston Chess Club c/o David Y. Causey, 741 Dragoon Drive, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
Email inquiries to “firstname.lastname@example.org”
Please provide following info with your entry:
Name & USCF #
School & Grade
Date of birth
Make checks payable to : Charleston Chess Club
December 26th, 2014
Our next meeting will be January 7, 2015, which begins the new year. Remember that annual dues ($25) need to be paid in January per our new bylaws. With two scholastic tournaments being held locally in January and February as well as the Snowstorm Special in February, we have a busy tournament agenda for our local players. We are looking forward to a very active chess year in the Charleston area!
December 2nd, 2014
Since our last meeting of the year will be on December 17, let’s bring our used books and equipment to trade or sell on that final night of 2014. It’s a good chance to slim down your inventory and maybe upgrade it with some new material. Bring some cash just in case you need to “sweeten” a deal!
November 25th, 2014
November 24th, 2014
Thirty-six scholastic players and 16 adult players packed the house at the Charleston Thanksgiving Scholastic and Quads last Saturday, November 22, 2014!
Top winners were:
Braeden Reed/Daniel Island – 1st place Grade 6-12
Nathan Poillion/Daniel Island – 2nd place Grade 6-12
Timothy Wilson/East Cooper Montessari – 3rd place Grade 6-12
Kevin Fan/Porter Gaud – 1st place Grade K-5
Campbell Lesher/James Simons – 2nd place Grade K-5
Walker Bauknight/Daniel Island – 3rd place Grade K-5
Riverio Richardson/Sanders Clyde – 1st place Beginners
Lauren Center/Mitchell Elem. – 2nd place Beginners
William Meany/Mason Prep – 3rd place Beginners
Adult Quad prize winners:
Quad 1 – Chris Falter -1st Douglas Hare – 2nd
Quad 2 – Zach Darga – 1st John King – 2nd
Quad 3 – Paul Miller – 1st Derek Duncan – 2nd
Quad 4 – Robert Hartnett – 1st Martin Skelly – 2nd
Congratulations to all the winners and participants for making this a successful tournament. Also, a special thanks goes out to the parents and coaches for their patience and support.
October 13th, 2014
Date: November 22, 2014
Site: Park Circle Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 4701 Park Place, West Durant Ave., North Charleston (CCC regular meeting site)
Adult Quads (based on ratings using four players round robin format)
3 rounds, Time Control: G/55 d/5
Registration: 9-9:30am; Rounds at 9:30am, noon, and 2:30pm
Entry Fee: $15.00
Prizes: $30 – 1st, $15 – 2nd, in each quad
In 3 sections, Beginners, K-5 and 6-12
3 or 4 rounds depending on entries
Time Control: G/30 d/5
Registration: 9-9:30am, pre-registration allowed
Rounds: 9:30, 10:30, 11:30 and, if necessary, 1:00pm
Entry Fee: $10.00
Trophies awarded to top three in each section
Email “email@example.com” for pre-registration form
September 8th, 2014
Thanks to Stuart and Susan Chagrin for their hospitality in inviting CCC members for an afternoon luncheon with GM’s Irina Krush, Alex Lenderman, and Giorgi Kacheishvili. It was a special opportunity for our members to meet and ask questions about top level chess while getting to know these very special chess players. Irina and Alex were in training with their coach, Giorgi, and took a break to meet our members and socialize. They can certainly include our CCC members in their fan base in the future. Good luck to them both!
U.S. Women’s Champion, GM Irina Krush (right center), GM Alex Lenderman (left center), and their trainer, GM Giorgi Kacheishvili (far right) joined by CCC club members for a photo.
August 28th, 2014
Just a reminder that the next big state tournament is the S.C. Championships in Columbia, S.C. Check out the link below for details:
NOTE: Be sure to reserve your hotel rooms by 9/01/14 to get the special $89 rate!
August 4th, 2014
Due to an annual church function, the CCC will not meet this week on Wednesday. We will have our regular meeting next week, Aug. 13th, and resume our weekly meetings then.
July 30th, 2014
Four teams competed in the 1st Charleston Scholastic (K-8) Team Tournament last Saturday, July 26th. Below are the final results and trophy winners:
1st Team Trophy – “Old School Gamers”, 1st Bd-Brady Setser, 2nd Bd-Jacob Koscinski, 3rd Bd-Austin Setser, 4th Bd-Bohan Wang
2nd Team Trophy – “Charleston Chess Club”, 1st Bd-Alex Hylton, 2nd Bd-Brandon Steen, 3rd Bd-Shiv Mehta, 4th Bd-Eric Brunhouse(adult alternate)
3rd Team Trophy – “Daniel Island”, 1st Bd-Braedon Reed, 2nd Bd-Nathan Poillion, 3rd Bd-Walker Bauknight, 4th Bd-Mason Bauknight
1st Bd – Tie between Pierson Tran(trophy on tiebreaks) and Alex Hylton (2-1 scores)
2nd Bd – Jacob Koscinski (free entry to PHM 2015 for 3-0 score)
3rd Bd – Austin Setser (free entry to PHM 2015 for 3-0 score)
4th Bd – Bohan Wang(2-1 score)
Note: The 4th place team was from Mason Prep and was made up of Pierson Tran on 1st board, then followed by an all-girls contingent of Christie Tran, Sophie Nguyen, and Eshani Methta. They fought hard and garnered a few points for their efforts.
Thanks to CCC Sec. Dennis Dawley for organizing and directing this new tournament. Also, many thanks to our CCC volunteers, Alan Hopkins, Gregg Passmore, EC Setser, and Wally Jack for helping out with the tournament.