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!
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!
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.
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.
Click on the link below to see flyer:
Newly crowned club champion, Elijah Neumann, methodically downed all but one opponent during his club simul at last night’s meeting. His only loss was to Alan Hopkins, while he dispatched Jeanie Herold, Wally Jack, Gregg Passmore, Doug Hare, and David Causey with losses. Congratulations, again, to our new champ and we look forward to having him for the summer before he goes off to college.
The 2014 Charleston Chess Club championship is now complete and we crown a new champion, Elijah Neumann. Elijah scored 4.5-.5 to take the Upper Section Championship trophy, followed by runner-up, Dennis Dawley, with 3.5-1.5. In the Lower Section competition, Zach Darga swept the double round robin format with a perfect score of 6-0. There was a tie for runner-up between Gregg Passmore and Wallace Jack, both scoring 3-3. Congratulations to all our trophy winners and thanks to all who competed.
Click on this link to see the USCF crosstable: ” http://www.uschess.org/assets/msa_joomla/XtblMain.php?201406047322-10213606″
This Wednesday, as has been tradition for many years, our new champion will give a simul to all members and guest who attend the meeting. Bring your board and set and see if you can knock off the new champ!
The annual meeting will be held April 2nd with election of officers and report on the club standing. We urge all members to attend and any old or new members to renew or join in order to vote. We will discuss the upcoming club championship beginning on April 9th, so your input is encouraged. See you there!
Hard to believe that two meetings were missed due to ice storms! Well, Spring is near and daylight savings time has begun. With that, our club ladder continues with rated games each Wednesday night, so join us for some competitive chess. As a reminder, our annual club championship will begin on the second Wednesday in April, so get your game in shape so that a possible trophy might find its way to your mantle this year!