CCC Championship Winners

June 26th, 2016
2016 CCC Upper Section Champion - Expert Elijah Neumann

2016 CCC Upper Section Champion – Expert Elijah Neumann

2016 CCC Lower Section Champion - Robert Webb

2016 CCC Lower Section Champion – Robert Webb

The 2016 CCC Championship has finished!  Congratulations go out to Elijah Neumann/Upper Section Champion and Robert Webb/Lower Section Champion.  Other trophy winners in the Lower Section are as follows:

2nd Place – Matthew Johnson

3rd Place – Braeden Reed

Top U1000 – Sam Stone

Thanks to everyone for playing and supporting our club championship.

Click here for final USCF cross tables:  CCCCh2016

 

 

Scholastic Winners!

November 23rd, 2015

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On November 7, 72 scholastic players competed in the Charleston Scholastic Kick-Off! The competition was fierce but our players never wavered in their sportsmanship. 

All 1st place winners had perfect undefeated scores!

K-12 Open

1st: Braeden Reed 

2nd-5th: Brady Setser, Jack McDougall, Luke Wassung, Whit Suber

Top U800: Matt Stewart, Will Tabakian, Vince Apostolico, Pedro Araujo

K-8 U700

1st: Sanjay Ramesh, Sairam Ramesh 

3rd-10th: Chandler Henry, William Bailey, Bryson Eaton, Wes Baldwin, Will Barnes, Kendra Rogers, JT Ho-Mueller, G Simmons

Top Unrated: Vansh Nagpal

K-3 U300

1st: Agustin Rivero 

2nd-5th: Willem Burkhold, Stone Pham, Trista Walter, Arjun Maranpullatt

Top Unrated: Vivienne Sjolander

All players did an amazing job! Join us on December 5th for a rematch at the Charleston Snow Day Scholastic! (see Upcoming Events)

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41st Snowstorm Special – 1st place – S.C. Champ Wayne Christensen, 2nd Place – Ian Bell (1654!)

February 18th, 2015

For many years, it has been known that the open format of the Snowstorm Special can lead to some major upsets.  Many a master has gone down to a Class A or B player in the early rounds.  For the lower rated players, generally a score of 3-2 will secure some prize money, due to the competition.  This year’s tournament was no exception, as Ian Bell, rated 1654, downed last year’s champ, Expert Donny Gray of Georgia, in round four, and went on to win his final round game to place second overall.  South Carolina state champion, Expert Wayne Christensen, who had beaten Bell in round two and drawn Gray in round 3, finished the tournament with two strong wins to go 4.5-.5 and take first place overall.  Congratulations to Wayne and Ian on a great tournament!

In the U1401 section of the tournament, James A. Williams of Virginia finished just like last year with a 5-0 result and took first place alone.  His travelling companion, Joseph Jackson, playing in his first tournament, lost only to his friend, Williams, drew another game, and won 2nd place with a 3.5-1.5 score.  For our friends from Virginia, congratulations and thanks for your support!

Commentary:  The Snowstorm Special is the only weekend tournament held in the Charleston area to give local players a chance to play without travel and hotel expenses.  Some of our club players played in this year’s tournament, as in the past, and we are thankful for their support.  It must be mentioned that those who did not attend should note there was no player under 1600 in the Open section, thus no prize was paid out.  In fact, some players withdrew that would have probably shared or won the U2000 prize due to Ian Bell achieving the 2nd place finish.  An U2000 player that finished the tournament with a 2.5-2.5 score (50%!) won the U2000 prize!  If you don’t play, you don’t win prizes!  “Food for thought” for those that think they didn’t have a chance after a loss in the early rounds of the Open section.  We may make some changes next year to encourage more players to attend, but, hopefully, if those that quit early or didn’t play at all will just look at the results, they should realize that they “left prize money on the table”.

41st Snowstorm Special Champion - Expert Wayne Christensen

41st Snowstorm Special Champion – Expert Wayne Christensen

41st Snowstorm Special - 2nd Place - Ian Bell

41st Snowstorm Special – 2nd Place – Ian Bell

Click here for the final USCF cross-table.

10th Patrick D. Hart Memorial Scholastic sets record attendance!

February 4th, 2015

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For the second straight year, the attendance at the Patrick Hart Memorial Scholastic has set a new record.  On Saturday, January 31, 2015, the tournament had 69 participants, breaking last year’s record attendance of 47.  These gains would not be possible without the help of our dedicated coaches and teachers who energize these young players into pursuing our beloved activity.  Our thanks go out to Stephen Welt, Ec Setser, Dennis Dawley, Derek Duncan, Zach Darga, and Eric Brunhouse for their efforts to grow our scholastic chess in the Charleston area.

Click here for the USCF cross-tables.

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.

Donny Gray wins his third Snowstorm Special!

February 9th, 2014
Expert Donny Gray of St. Simons, Georgia

Expert Donny Gray of St. Simons, Georgia

Expert Donny Gray of St. Simons, Georgia, won his third Snowstorm Special in four years after going 4-1 in the annual event this past weekend.  The 40th Snowstorm Special was held at the Holiday Inn Express-Summerville, on February 8-9, 2014, and attracted 18 players from South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, and Georgia.  Expert Patrick McCartney of Charlotte, N.C., finished 2nd with a 3.5-1.5 score.  Check out the following link for the USCF crosstable of the event:

40th Snowstorm Special

Other prize winners were Elijah Neumann and John von der Lieth who tied for the Under 2000 prize and Ken Fickling who won the Under 1600 prize.  In the Under 1401 section,  James Williams of Virginia won 1st place with a 5-0 score, with Eric Hill (NC), Zach Darga (SC), and Gregg Passmore(SC), tying for 2nd place.

Congratulations to all our winners!

CCC Weekly Ladder Results 9/18/13

August 22nd, 2013
Dennis Dawley  1   John King  0   G/90;d5
Elijah Neumann  1   David Causey  0   G/90;d5
Jeanie Herold  1   Wally Jack  0   G/55;d5
Gregg Passmore  0   Alan Hopkins  1   G/90;d5
             
             
             
             
             
             

CCC Ladder I rated crosstables

2013 CCC Championship Final Results

May 2nd, 2013

After the fourth and final round concluded, the Charleston Chess Club Championship will be shared by Stephen Welt and David Causey, who won their final games after drawing each other in the 3rd round.  Each player finished with a score of 3.5 – .5.  The “Under 1500” prize was won by Michael Doyle, who came out of semi- retirement to defend his title, scoring 2.5-1.5 in a field where he played both higher and lower rated opponents.  The “Under 1500 Runner-Up” prize will be shared by Zach Darga and Gregg Passmore, both with a final result of 2.0-2.0.  Congratulations to all the winners!

 We will have an awards presentation during next week’s meeting and make plans for some upcoming “Quick-rated” and “Blitz” tournaments.  Click on the following link to view the USCF-rated crosstable:

2013 CCC Championship Crosstable

8th Patrick D. Hart Memorial Scholastic – Results and Photos

February 21st, 2013

Click the following link for the USCF crosstable – 8th PHM Scholastic

Report and photos to follow soon.

39th Snowstorm Special – NM Klaus Pohl wins his tenth title!

February 20th, 2013

 

National Life Master Klaus Pohl of Greenville, S.C., winner of the 39th Snowstorm Special

NM Klaus Pohl of Greenville, S.C., won his tenth Snowstorm Special last weekend with a final score of 4.5 – .5, drawing only his compatriot from the upstate, Expert Wayne Christensen.  Two crucial games decided his final standing, one in the 3rd round when he defeated NM Philipp Lamby, and the other in the final 5th round when he defeated NM Pat Sciacca.  Lamby won against Christensen in the final round to finish 2nd, with local “A” player, Ian Morton, who also took the U2000 prize.  Sixteen players competed in the Open section, including the U1700 prize winner, “B” player, John Retarides of North Carolina.

In the U1400 Section of the tournament, local player, John King, and upstate player, Joe Rochester, Jr., tied for 1st-2nd with a final score of 4-1.  John was returning to chess after a long layoff and showed he was not “out of form” with his result.  Only seven players competed in the newly established “U1400” section, so we hope this will grow as players realize their missed opportunity to compete.

Thanks to all who played and we hope you had an enjoyable tournament!  We even had a little snow in Summerville to commemorate this special tournament!

Click this link to see the USCF final crosstable and ratings – 39th Snowstorm Special