Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Upcoming Chess Events in the Rochester area and around NY State


Events at the Rochester Chess Center:


Chess Camp

Chess Camp all Summer!  Sign up at the Rochester Chess Center.  

Chess Camp Schedule - Click Here.

          A Typical Day at Chess Camp - Click Here.

Rochester Chess Center's Summer Chess Schedule.  Click here.

July 11 - The Dr. Farley Memorial Monday Night Summer Chess League begins.  The league runs for 10 weeks on Monday nights. Teams are forming.  Sign-up at the Chess Center. Time Control: G/90d5; Call 585-442-2430 for Info.  Register by 6:30pm 7/11/22


July 13 - Chess Center's Annual Picnic at Mendon Ponds Park, East Lodge.  Lodge is open at 1pm.  Grill fires stoked at 5:30. We hope to see you there!  

Update: Here are photos from the Picnic!  We had a great time.  We hope to see you there next year!

Chess Lecture

Aug 3 - Clif Kharroubi Chess Lecture at 6pm.  Topic: The Dynamic English in Black and White.  There will be pizza & beverages at 5:30pm!  Sign up at the Chess Center. Sponsored by the Community Chess Club of Rochester.  Free for CCCR members; $5 for non-members.  All are welcome!  5pm-5:30pm: Free pizza & Beverages.  5:30-6:30pm: Lecture (Introduction, Presentation, Q&A, Closing notes).  6:30pm: Registration for CCCR G/80d5 games (optional, following lecture).  The lecture will be video recorded. 

Chess Simultaneous

Aug 17 - Annual CCCR Chess Simultaneous. Simultaneous is at 7:30pm.  There will be pizza & beverages at 6:30pm!  Prizes!  Sign-up at the chess center.  Check out this flyer. 

Chess Lecture

Sept 14 - Matt Slomski Chess Lecture at 6pm.  Topic: Queen vs 1 Pawn and Queen vs 2 Pawns Close to Promotion.  There will be pizza & beverages at 5:30pm!  Sign up at the Chess Center. Sponsored by the Community Chess Club of Rochester.  Free for CCCR members; $5 for non-members.  All are welcome!  5pm-5:30pm: Free pizza & Beverages.  5:30-6:30pm: Lecture (Introduction, Presentation, Q&A, Closing notes).  6:30pm: Registration for CCCR G/80d5 games (optional, following lecture).  The lecture will be video recorded.

Community Chess Club Championship

Oct 5, 12, 19, 26 - Annual CCCR Championship.  Flyer will be available in September.

Chess Lecture

Nov 16 - Clif Kharroubi Chess Lecture at 6pm, followed by CCCR Awards Night ceremony at 7:30pm.  There will be pizza & beverages at 5:30pm!  Sign up at the Chess Center.  Flyer will be available in October.

Dec 21 - CCCR Holiday Party and Rated Games.  Pizza will be provided.  Players can bring a treat to share (optional).


Other Events in NY State:

New York State Championship

Sept 2-5, 3-5 or 4-5, 2022.  144th annual NEW YORK STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.  Labor Day weekend at Albany Marriott. PRIZE FUND RAISED TO $18,000 GUARANTEED!  Click here for link.

Thursday, April 21, 2022

42nd Annual Marchand - GM Bryan Smith & IM Jason Liang tied for 1st Place

This year's 42nd Annual Marchand was held in Rochester, NY at the Bill Gray's Iceplex.  125 players participated in the tournament across 4 sections: Open, U1800, U1400 and U1000.  In addition to our local Rochester chess players, we had a very large group from Buffalo and Syracuse.  The tournament included two Grand Masters: GM Bryan Smith and GM Mark Paragua, and one International Master: IM Jason Lang.  GM Bryan Smith and IM Jason Liang tied for 1st Place.  This year, the total prize fund was a huge $17,000. The 2022 Marchand Open was the largest tournament in size and total prizes in Western New York.  If you were not able to play in this year's Marchand, we hope you will next year!

Here's a link to the USCF rating report.

Here is a full breakdown of the prizes awarded in each section along with the standings:











The view of the Iceplex from the stands.


Ron Lohrman (at left) awards John Luger with his U2000 prize check.

Howard Decker (at left) gets 2 minutes in the penalty box
for blundering!  Chief TD Ken McBride stands by.


GM Mark Paragua (at left, USCF Rating 2556) won his game against
Christopher Shen (USCF Rating 2411) in the final round on Sunday.

Eric Worl (at left, USCF Rating 2063) won his game against
Tom Warner (USCF Rating 1819) in the final round on Sunday.







The tournament was organized by Ron Lohrman of the Rochester Chess Center. The tournament directors were Ken McBride (Chief), Ron Lohrman and Mike Lionti.

Stop by and play some USCF-rated chess at the Rochester Chess Center!  There are also chess camps for kids, a weekly Saturday morning (10am-1pm) youth tournament (USCF membership is optional), a weekly Saturday afternoon tournament, a Monday night chess league, Wednesday chess with the Community Chess Club, chess lessons for youth and adults, chess tournament event information and a chess store on-site for all your chess needs.  

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

42nd Marchand Open April 9 & 10, 2022

Portrait of Dr. Erich Watkinson Marchand displayed at the Rochester Chess Center

Dr. Erich Marchand requested that his friends play chess in his memory.  Please Note: The date has been extended for late registration.  Add $20 to all EF if paid on the day of the event.

See the tournament flyer for all details including prizes and registration information: http://www.nychess.org

Rochester Chess Center: 585-442-2430

The Marchand is the largest Chess Tournament in Western New York!

Optional Friday early 1st round game will be held at the
Rochester Chess Center located at 221 Norris Drive, Rochester, NY 14610.
All other Rounds are Saturday/Sunday at the Bill Gray's Iceplex.


Saturday/Sunday Rounds 1-5 at the Bill Gray's Regional Iceplex
(on the MCC Campus) located at 2700 Brighton Henrietta Town Line Rd,
Rochester NY 14623.