Charleston Thanksgiving Quads and Scholastic Tournament

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

Scholastic Tournament:

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 “chessbass@att.net” for pre-registration form

CCC Club Members Treated to a Special Event – “Meet the Grandmasters”!

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.

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.

75th S.C. Championships, October 3-5, 2014

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:

http://www.uschess.org/tlas/upcoming.php?STATE=SC

NOTE:  Be sure to reserve your hotel rooms by 9/01/14 to get the special $89 rate!

CCC will not meet this week!

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.

Results of 1st Charleston Scholastic (K-8) Team Tournament

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

Top Scorers:

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.

Simul Games

July 13th, 2014

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1st Charleston Scholastic Chess Team Tournament (K-8), Saturday, July 26th

July 13th, 2014

Click on the link below to see flyer:

Charleston Scholastic Team Tournament ver2

CCC 2014 Club Champion, Elijah Neumann, scores 5-1 in club simul

June 19th, 2014

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.

Elijah Neumann, 2014 CCC Champion!

June 15th, 2014

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!

 

Annual Meeting – April 2nd/CCC Championship begins April 9th!

March 26th, 2014

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!