Tuesday, April 30, 2013


Front row: Ron Lohrman, Dick Shroyer, Abe Glasser, Sherman Cunningham
Second row: Daniel Chadwick, Don Stubblebine, Doug Spencer, David Worl, David Phelps, Tony Badamo, Mike Lionti
Third row: Guy Fuhrman, Mike Runnells, Jim Trowbridge, Mike Connelly, Howard Decker

Abe Glasser took 1st place in the 16th Annual CCCR club championship held at the Rochester Chess Center October 17 thru November 7th, 2012. The Swiss format tournament was USCF-rated G/80d5 held over four consecutive Wednesday nights.

The tournament director was Ron Lohrman. The chess club provided free food for all 4 rounds. Abe Glasser was awarded a $60 gift certificate. Dick Shroyer was awarded a Saitek chess clock Sherman Cunningham was awarded a $40 gift certificate. All three players were also awarded a beautiful engraved blue light-emitting trophy which glows in the dark! Very cool!

David Phelps (U2000), David Worl (U1700), Howard Decker (U1300) and Gavin Meng (U1000) were awarded engraved chess medals and a chess DVD of their choice. Door prizes (hard-cover chess scorebooks and Pocket magnetic chess sets) were awarded by lottery before every round.

Final Standings:
1st - Abe Glasser
2nd - Dick Shroyer
3rd - Sherman Cunningham
U2000 - David Phelps
U1700 - David Worl
U1300 - Howard Decker
U1000 - Gavin Meng

CCCR 2012 Championship Cross Table

Submitted by Mike Lionti, Chess Editor



Message from the Web Editor:

This is the very first post! Our chess club now has a website (www.rochesterchessclub.org) integrated with a Google social media blogspot. I will be doing some catch-up first by recapping some important local chess events:
  • The 16th Annual CCCR Championship held during October-November 2012
  • The 35th Annual Marchand tournament held at the Strong Museum in March 2013
  • The recent chess tournament held at Geneseo College on April 27, 2013.
Once I finish "catching-up", I will be "blogging" current chess events, and occassionaly links to interesting local/world news articles about chess.

So, stay-tuned! More is coming soon!

Submitted by Mike Lionti, Chess Editor