No Meeting on July 3, 2019

July 2nd, 2019

Due to the Independence Day holiday on Thursday, July 4th, there will be no meeting scheduled for Wednesday night, July 3rd. Many have said they have holiday plans and won’t be able to attend thus no meeting is scheduled that night. Normal Wednesday night meetings will continue on July 10th.

David Causey – Announcing My Retirement from the CCC

June 6th, 2019

As of July 1, 2019, my active involvement in the CCC will end as I am moving over 40 miles from Charleston and will not be able to continue my active role with the club. I will continue as the Treasurer until such time someone is elected to replace me so club finances will not go neglected. We desperately need interested and active members to step up and “grab the reins” to keep our club viable at the Daniel Island location.

Our club is financially sound and just needs the involvement of those that want to continue our weekly meetings and occasional Saturday tournaments. Over the years, we have been able to have quarterly one-day tournaments which have been well supported by both adults and scholastic players. This seems to be the most popular schedule and, hopefully, can continue in the future. All of our tournaments only require a “club tournament director” level so many could take on that role to help with our tournaments. I sincerely hope that many will be inspired to accept that task.

Since returning to chess in 2001 after a 10 year hiatus and taking on an active role with our club and our state association, it is time for me to step aside for others to invest their time and effort into the game we all love and appreciate. As I bow out of my involvement with the club, I will be available to advise and train anyone who seeks to replace the position that I have held for so many years. I’m always available by email or phone and will be glad to assist. Also, I will be attending my final meetings on Wednesday nights in June so I hope to see many of you before my departure.

Many thanks to all for your support and I look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,

David Causey

CCC Championship 2019, May 11, 2019

April 11th, 2019

Click on the above file to download the flyer.

Matthew Johnson wins 45th Snowstorm Special

February 18th, 2019

With a perfect 4-0 score, Matthew Johnson won the 45th Snowstorm Special on February 16, 2019, and joins the list of accomplished players who have done the same.  Matthew was the second highest rated player in the tournament, but only had to beat the third highest rated player, Gary Firestone, in the final round to complete his sweep.  Gary had upset the highest rated player, Ian Barnett, in the 3rd round, which set up the battle of “B” players in the final round for 1st place.  Gary and Ian finished 3-1 and shared 2nd place.  Check out the following link for the USCF final crosstable:

45th Snowstorm Special 2019

45th Snowstorm Special and 14th Patrick D. Hart Memorial Scholastic, February 16, 2019

January 20th, 2019

A day of chess on February 16!  Two tournaments at the Church of the Holy Cross parish hall, the 45th Snowstorm Special with guaranteed prize fund and the 14th Patrick D. Hart Memorial Scholastic.  Download the flyers for entry below:

45th Snowstorm Special 2019

14th Patrick D Hart Memorial 2019

GM Simul on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018 / Halloween Costumes OK

October 25th, 2018

On Wednesday, October 31, 2018, we will be hosting GM Elshan Moradiabadi for a simultaneous exhibition with all members and guests.  The board fee is $10 for adult players and $5 for scholastic players, but if you come in your Halloween costume, the fee will be waived.  Treats will be provided but all tricks will have to be played over-the-board.  Bring your board and set and see how you match up against the grandmaster.

2018 Fall Scholastic and Adult Quads, Oct. 13, 2018

October 4th, 2018

In honor of National Chess Day, we are holding the 2018 Fall Scholastic and Adult Quads on October 13, 2018, at the Church of the Holy Cross, 299 Seven Farms Drive, Daniel Island.  For pre-entry forms, click on the below link:

2018 Fall Scholastic Tournament and Adult Quads 13 Oct 2018

Note: Both early entries if received by 10/10/18.

No Meeting on August 8, 2018

August 7th, 2018

Due to floor maintenance at the church fellowship hall, we will not meet on August 8, 2018.  Our regularly scheduled meetings should resume next week on August 15.

Summer is here! Come out for the fun of playing your chessmates at the Club

June 7th, 2018

Now that summer is here and the days are much longer, join us each Wednesday for some skittles games and discussion.  Some of our old members have been showing up to see what’s been going on at the club and they are looking for some games.  Let’s not disappoint them, so bring your set and board and show them what you’ve got!  Summer is a good time to improve before the fall tournaments begin around the state.  Want to test a new opening?  Many will allow you to use them as your guinea pig and see what you know.  Hope to see everyone over the summer!

For those that would like to start an alternative meeting in your area, let us know what you are planning and we will be glad to advertise on our website.  The bottom line is “Play Chess”!

Stephen Welt Wins His 5th CCC Championship!

May 11th, 2018

2018 CCC Champion – Stephen Welt

The 2018 CCC Championship finished on May 2, 2018, with Stephen Welt topping the field with an undefeated 4-0 score.  This championship was Stephen’s fifth since 2009 where it had been contested between Elijah Neumann (4 wins) and David Causey (2 wins) and Stephen.  One of Stephen’s wins was a tie with David Causey where there was no playoff.  To see the USCF cross table from the event, click on the following link:

2018 CCC Championship cross table