There will be no meetings of the Charleston Chess Club on Wednesday, Nov. 27, Dec. 25, and Jan. 1, due to the holidays. There will be a very important business meeting on Dec. 18 for a vote on an amendment change that will be published at the club and by email to all members. Be sure to pick up a copy of the change at the meetings or keep a watch out for an email concerning this important issue.
CCC members who attended this year’s annual S.C. Championships in Columbia did not leave “empty handed”! CCC’s own Elijah Neumann scored 4-1 in the Under 1800 section and tied with Joe Rochester of Greenville, winning the 1st place trophy on tiebreaks. Congratulations to Eli for bringing home the “cash and hardware”! Also winning cash prizes were club members Zach Darga, who won the U1200 prize outright, and Nathen Ritterson, who shared the U1000 prize. Yours truly helped organize and direct the tournament while playing three games and taking two 1/2 point byes. Winning two out of three games played, I managed to tie for the U2000 prize! Miracles do happen! My only loss was to the eventual winner and state champion, IM Alexander Matros. I felt very fortunate to win two games against a talented young scholastic player, Kapish Potula, and pretty WFM, Natasha Fairley! Check out the below link for the USCF rated crosstable:
The CCC Ladder will continue on Wednesday night this week. Don’t forget to bring your set, board, and clock, but we do have some sets, bags, and boards for sale for those that need one. Triple-weighted sets and boards, together, are just $10. Add a new bag for $15 more and you’ll be ready for tournament play!
Bring your wins or your losses to get reviewed and discussed with a higher rated player. Be sure it is a complete and accurate scoresheet. This is a great training lesson to get you on the right path towards improvement!
To check on weekly results of games, click on “Results” in the right column.
Also, you can keep track of cumulative results by clicking on “Club Ladder” in the right column. Be sure to check your results and advise us if there are any discrepancies.
IM Danny Kopec will be our guest on August 14th where he will give a lecture, simul, and have some of his books for sale. All CCC members and guests are welcome to attend. We do ask for a $10 donation from adults who would like to challenge him in the simultaneous exhibition. Those proceeds go towards scholastic chess in S.C. Any scholastic players can play for free! Since he will be offering books for sale, be sure to bring some extra $$ in case you want to buy some. Also, be sure to bring your board and set! Any players planning to play in the Columbia Open can register at this time, also.
Hope to see you there for this special event!
Due to a church function utilizing the Fellowship Hall, the CCC will not meet on August 7th. Some members are trying to organize an alternate site to meet and play so keep checking the message board for any developments. We will be meeting again on August 14th at the normal site.
The formally cancelled “Make a Difference III” tournament has been rescheduled for August 10, 2013. Click on the following link to view the details:
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!