Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Jan-Mar 2017 Events and Tournaments

The Rochester Chess Center will be closed Monday evening
Feb. 20th and there are no chess league games scheduled

Community Chess Club.  15-Feb-2017
Community Chess Club.  15-Feb-2017
Community Chess Club.  15-Feb-2017

Jim Attaya (left) had a titanic chess battle with Chaitanya Mahajan Wednesday night.  19-Jan-2017.

Community Chess Club of Rochester member Jim Trowbridge submitted an excellent chess news article to Empire Chess Magazine - Winter 2017 Issue, published by the New York State Chess Association.  The article contains several wonderfully annotated games and excellent coverage of our chess club's recent 20th annual club championship held in Oct-Nov 2016.

Click this image to go to the article.

Click this image to go to the article.

Tournament Announcements

February 18-20  Parsippany Hilton  Parsippany, NJ 07054
(973) 267-7373 or 1-800-HILTONS $119 (single double), $121 (Triple, Quad) - Hotel Chess rate valid until 1/17/2017. The Chess Center is sending several teams!  Contact the Chess Center for details.

The Winter Monday Night Farley Memorial Chess League has started.  There are some openings for the under 1400 USCF rating level.  Check with the chess center for details to join a team.

The Chess Center Youth tournaments will be held at schools on Jan. 7, 14 and 21.  The 10am-1pm Youth tournaments are held at the Rochester Chess Center, except for the dates noted below:

The CCCR weekly Wednesday night chess meeting is held all year long, and we invite you to join us for a rated game, or to visit and learn about our chess club.  Visitors welcome.  We play one USCF-rated game, G/80d5.  Registration from 6:30pm to 7:20pm.  Games start at 7:30pm.  This is a great way to prepare for the Marchand Open.

The Saturday 3-round Swiss USCF-rated tournament (G/60d5) is held nearly every Saturday at the Chess Center (except for the Marchand weekend, Labor Day and some holidays).  Registration ends at 1:45pm.  You may show up or call by 1:45pm to register.  This is a great way to prepare for the Marchand Open.

The 39th Annual Marchand Open tournament is April 1st and 2nd, 2017.   Register by mail, phone or in person at the Chess Center.  Open Section players must provide a birthday and contact information required by FIDE.  This is a wonderful event, and the largest in Western New York.  This event is held at the Strong Museum of Play in downtown Rochester.  The event is named after long-time CCCR chess player and NY State Champion, Erich Marchand.

The Annual Chess Simultaneous event will be held this summer.  The champion of the CCCR chess club, Lev Paciorkowski, will be the featured chess player who will simul against many players.  Details will be announced later this year.

Chess Camps
are held at the Rochester Chess Center.  
Contact the Chess Center at 585-442-2430 for details.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Nov-Dec 2016 Events and Tournaments

2017 Community Chess Club of Rochester Championship Tournament
Get your games in early !!


The Saturday Youth tournament on Jan. 7th is at the Harley School.
Click here to view the Harley Tournament Flyer for Jan. 7, 2017
The Chess Center's Monday Chess League begins Jan. 9th.  Register by 6:30pm.

Winter Break Chess Camp !!!!!
at the Rochester Chess Center

Because this is the 27th year of offering camps, our Rochester chess center  counselors are among the most experienced chess teachers found anywhere.  Counselors coordinate daily activities and instruction to expand the students' chess skills.  Chess is known to teach logic, problem solving, analysis techniques, and will improve study habits.  These skills will carry over to school and career.  

Camps are available to kids age 5-13 years.  All skill levels from beginner to advanced are encouraged to come. Beginners who arrive without any knowledge of the game will become proficient players from their camp experience; advanced players will benefit from sharing classes and experiences with some of the top youth players in the US.  Rochester Chess Center is adjacent to Cobbs Hill Park, where the daily outings are held.  Seasonal activities, like frisbee, soccer and hiking are planned so come dressed for the action!  We allow for early drop off (after 8:00am) and/or late pick up (until 5:30pm) at no extra cost.  The main reason kids come back is... We have Fun! 

 2016-2017 School year camps
Holiday Recess: Fri. Dec. 23, 26-30, Jan. 2
Martin Luther King Day: Mon. January 16
Winter Break: Monday-Friday, February 20-24
Spring Break: Monday-Friday, April 17-21
-  Any Single Day $54.00 ($38.00 for Chess Center Members)
-  Five Day Camps  $215.00 ($150.00 for Chess Center Members)

Congratulations to Webster Kehoe who was not able to attend the awards ceremony on Awards Night last month.  The club recognized his achievement of 3rd place in the CCCR Championship on Wednesday night.
Webster Kehoe received his awards and trophy presented by Adam DeSantis.  12/21/16.

 Upcoming Tournaments and Chess Lessons for Youth:
Click here to view the Harley Tournament Flyer for Jan. 7, 2017
Click here to view the Youth chess lesson schedule

Woman's Annual Chess Tournament:
Click here to view the Woman's tournament Flyer for March 25, 2017

Wednesday December 21

Feel free to bring a snack to pass around. (optional)

Holiday Schedule:
There will be no tournaments at the Rochester Chess Center
on Saturday Dec. 24th and Saturday Dec. 31st.

CCCR Newsletters by Email:
Mike Runnells has started to send out electronic newsletters.  If you would like to be added to the distribution list, please register in person at the chess center.  Mike Runnells is the newsletter editor.  Thanks to Mike Runnells for taking on this responsibility of managing the newsletters.

The Chess Center's Winter Chess League
begins on Monday night January 9th 2017

The Saturday Weekly Youth Tournament 
is every Saturday from 10am to 1pm.  Entry fee is $5.  
Trophy to top score and prizes to all players.  G/30d5. 
On Dec. 3rd, 2016, Sathya Mandava won the trophy.
Rochester Chess Center.

Tournament Announcement:
In addition to this tournament at Pioneer Central High School, there will also be the regular youth tournament at the Chess Center for those players unable to attend the event at the HS.  However, we encourage everyone to try and attend this special tournament at the Pioneer Central High School.  Please take a look at the fllyer below for details and registration for the Pioneer Central HS event.

Magnus Carlson wins third World Chess Title
Click here for NY Times Story
Visitors at the Rochester Chess Center watched the final games
 of the World Championship over an internet connection.

World Chess Champion Graph from Wikipedia:

Photos from Awards Night, Nov. 16th

20th Annual Community Chess 
Club Championship "Awards Night"
Wed. November 16th, 2016
Please join us for the award ceremony which will be held at 7:30 pm at the Rochester Chess Center.  Cake will be served.  The club's regularly scheduled chess games will follow the awards ceremony.  For more information about the 20th club championship, check out prior blog posts. 

Congratulations to Lev Paciorkowski 

our 2016 Community Chess Club of Rochester Champion

and to all our other prize winners:

2nd Place: Daniel Johnston
3rd Place: Webster Kehoe
4th Place: Matt Slomski
5th Place: Ken McBride
U2000: David Campbell
U1800: John Frearson
U1600: Matt Nesci
U1400: Hanan Derry
U1200: Stephen Blazak

Webster Kehoe congratulates Lev Paciorkowski on Lev's win.  Nov. 3, 2016.