On May 4th, our temporary new meeting site will be located on Daniel Island at the Church of the Holy Cross. The address is 299 Seven Farms Dr., Daniel Island, SC, 29492. Turn left at the corner when you see the church and park behind in the parking area. We will be in one of the meeting rooms in the back building. This is a temporary meeting site as a trial to see if it is adequate for our needs and chess friendly, i.e. space, noise level, etc. If anyone knows of another adequate site for us to check out, let us know.
Due to the closing of the Park Circle Presbyterian Church, we will be looking for a new site for our meetings. We encourage our members and guests to give us input so that we can make this transition as easy as possible. Check the website often for updates so that you will know of any changes in our location, temporary or permanent.
UPDATE: The Park Circle Presbyterian Church has told us that we can use their facility through the end of April. We are still searching for a potential new site and want to remind everyone about our annual meeting on April 6 at the current location. We can elect officers and discuss new site ideas with everyone. Try to make this very important meeting.
The 42nd Snowstorm Special will be held this Saturday at Park Circle Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall. This year’s version will be a one-day, 4 round, G/45;delay 5, open tournament with cash prizes for places and top Under scores. Check out “Upcoming Tournaments” at the right to go to the USCF TLA for the tournament. Entry fee is just $25 and you can either sign up at the club meeting on Wednesday or at the site from 8-9:15am on Saturday. Round 1 will begin at 9:30am. This is an excellent opportunity to play in one of our annual tournaments without giving up the whole weekend! Hope to see our players there!
UPDATE: Fifteen avid players showed up for play with one overall winner, a four-way tie for 2nd, and other Under prize winners. Check out the following link for the USCF final cross table:
Check out our “Club Calendar” for upcoming Wednesday night activities in January, 2016.
Fellow CCC member and TD, Dennis Dawley, rounded up most of our blitz players and held a double round robin tournament at last Wednesday’s meeting. After the smoke cleared, David Causey took top place in the Upper Section Quads with a 6-0 score, while Robert Webb survived to win the Lower Section round robin followed closely by James Falkner and Colby Wright. Check out the results by clicking the link below:
Dennis announced that he would plan another blitz tournament in January, possibly the third meeting night. Join us if you missed the December tournament and try your luck at blitz chess. A small entry fee of $5 is required to play, but most all the money is paid out in prizes.
Our 2015 CCC Champion, Elijah Neumann, held his own against strong competition at last weekend’s S.C. Championships held in Columbia. Facing some of the best players in our state, Elijah scored 3-2, with two wins, two draws (against one master and one expert), and a lone loss against an expert, and was rewarded with the Top U2000 prize. His rating jumped from 1968 to 1987, now nearly expert strength. Congratulations, Elijah, and, as we always say, “Show us your games!”
You can still register for the S.C. Championships at the CCC meeting this Wednesday night and get the early entry reduced fee. Check out “Upcoming Tournaments” by clicking on the right side of the main page to get all the details about the tournament. Any questions about the tournament can be posed to David Causey at this week’s meeting. SCCA memberships are also available through David since he is the SCCA Treasurer.
Elijah Neumann and Zach Darga repeated their championship ways by winning the 2015 CCC Championship Upper and Lower Sections, respectively. Both sections were decided by using a double round robin format with Elijah scoring 1.5-.5 against both Stephen Welt and David Causey in the Upper Section (over 1500) and Zach scoring 3-0 against all his opponents in the Lower Section (under 1500). Congratulations to both our champions!
In order to give our club players the chance to enter into the 2015 CCC Championship, we will offer two nights to begin play for Rd. 1. Last night, we started with two players in the Upper Section and four in the Lower Section. We will hold an alternative Rd. 1 next Wednesday, May 13th, so that others can join in. Subsequently, Rd. 2 will begin on May 20th, with the two groups of first round players merged into the tournament. Entry is just $5 and we will have “Champion” and “Runner Up” trophies in each section. The Lower Section will be those rated under 1500, but anyone can play up into the Upper Section. Don’t miss your chance to enter this year’s championship! Time control for the Upper Section is G/90;delay 5 and for the Lower Section, it’s G/55;delay 5. Half point byes are available for those that can’t make any rounds. Email with any questions to “email@example.com”. See you there!
Click on “Club Calendar” at right of this page.