Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Tournaments and Activities: Nov. 1 - Dec. 31, 2014

Community Chess Club of Rochester Officers:
President - Donald Stubblebine
Vice-President: Douglas Spencer
Event Organizer, Treasurer & Web Publisher: Michael Lionti
 Secretaries: David Worl and Ken McBride 
All officers are unpaid volunteers who wish to promote chess in our community.
You can inquire about the chess club by phone at 585-442-2430
Our mailing address: 221 Norris Drive, Rochester, NY 14610

What's new: Scroll down the blog post for the 37th Marchand Open tournament flyer. Scroll down the blog post for the 10th Annual Women's Invitational Chess tournament flyer.  At the end of this blog post, the Chess Center's Blitz Rules and Tiebreaker methods are reprinted here for the "convenience" of TDs, players and other chess clubs.

Reminder for all tournaments:
In bad weather, please call the chess center at 585-442-2430 and check this blog for tournament cancellations.

Quick lookup: Community Chess Club USCF-rated Events 

The Community Chess Club is meeting next Wednesday night (Nov. 26) before Thanksgiving.  
For December, we have special dates for chess due to the upcoming holidays:

TUESDAY Dec. 23 (holiday party – please bring a snack to share)      
and    TUESDAY Dec. 30

Chess organizer Ron Lohrman welcomes you
to the 
37th Marchand Open
at Strong's National Museum of Play, March 14-15, 2015
 Sponsored by the Rochester Chess Center

Chess organizer Ron Lohrman welcomes you
to the 
10th Annual Women's Invitational
at the Rochester Chess Center, March 21, 2015
 Sponsored by the Rochester Chess Center

Congratulations to the
2014 Community Chess Club of Rochester Champion
 Webster Kehoe !!!!!
Webster Kehoe receives his trophy and prizes. Webster had a perfect 4.0 score.

Nov. 5, 2014:
We had a wonderful evening during Awards Night at the Rochester Chess Center celebrating the Community Chess Club or Rochester's 18th Annual Championship. We had a very large turn out and many exciting chess games as well. Congratulations to all the prize winners and thanks to all participants for making this an excellent chess tournament!

2nd Place: Jamshed Ahmed with Don Stubblebine and Doug Spencer
4th Place: Abraham Glasser with Don Stubblebine and Doug Spencer
U2000: David Campbell with Don Stubblebine and Doug Spencer
U1800: Sam Cherin with Don Stubblebine and Doug Spencer
U1500: Brian Jesse with Don Stubblebine and Doug Spencer
U1000: Guy Fuhrman stands with Mike Lionti, Don Stubblebine and Doug Spencer

Webster Kehoe 

is the new Community Chess Club Champion!

2nd Place: Jamshed Ahmed
3rd Place: Randy MacKenzie
4th Place: Abraham Glasser
U2000 - David Campbell
U1800 - Sam Cherin
U1500 - Brian Jesse
U1200 - Mike Connelly
U1000 - Guy Furhrman

Awards and a celebration cake will be given on Wed. Nov. 5th
during the Community Chess Club regular club meeting at 
the Rochester Chess Center. Please join us. Visitors are welcome.

Games and Photos in the Results Section of the previous post.

Activities Coming Up:

Fall Chess Camp Dates:

Fun! Fun! Fun! Fun! Fun! Fun! Fun! Fun! Fun! Fun! 
Nov. 11th Veterans Day
Nov. 28th Thanksgiving Day-After
Dec. 22, 23, 24, 26, 29, 30, 31 Christmas
Jan. 2 New Years Break
Call the Rochester Chess Center at 585-442-2430 for details.

Mondays:  Fall Chess League at the Rochester Chess Center - See schedule below. (G/90d5 for boards 2 and below. G/90+30 for board 1).

Wednesdays: Community Chess Club or Rochester games at the Rochester Chess Center. Registration: 6:45pm-7:15pm. Games begin at 7:30pm. $5 non-members. $3 members. (G/80d5).

Chili Chess Club meets Thursdays in November, 3:30-5:00. Check the Chili Library web site for dates and information - Organized by Adam DeSantis and Fred Mellender.

Every Friday: Friday Night Blitz Chess at the Rochester Chess Center. 7pm to 9:30pm. $6 entry fee, format determined by # of entries. (G/5d0).

Every SaturdayYouth tournament 10am-1pm G/30d5 and Adult tournament (G/60d5) 2pm at the Rochester Chess Center - Register by 1:45pm. 

Here are some excellent chess tournaments coming up:

*** Tournament Results ***

Trophy to Vladimir Bondar with 2.5 points!

Trophy to Arjun Ganesh with 3 points!

Nov. 1: Saturday Youth Tournament:
Trophy to Andrew Guo with 3.5 points!

Andrew Guo (left) and Evan Peterson played the 4 way chess set
after the Youth tournament finished on Saturday afternoon. Nov. 1, 2014.

Click here for the weekly Saturday Adult Tournament Results

 The following (Blitz Rules & Chess Center Tiebreakers) are reprinted here for the convenience of local TDs and chess players visiting or playing chess at the Chess Center. The Community Chess Club of Rochester (CCCR) does not run blitz tournaments. Tiebreakers are used by the Chess Center only for specific tournaments. Contact the Chess Center for more information.
 Rochester Chess Center's Blitz Rules, as of 12/2014 - subject to change if revised & posted differently at the Chess Center
Illegal Move Causes Loss - A player making an illegal move and hitting the clock shall forfeit the game, if called by the opponent before touching a piece.  The one exception to the touch move restriction is if a player leaves the king in check, the opponent may then touch the piece delivering the check and remove the player's king: "Snap King".
Snap King - If you put your opponent in check, please do not say "Check".  If your opponent touches a piece and realizes he is in check and cannot block or take the piece that is delivering check he can move that piece he touched to block or take that piece delivering check.  Once you hit the clock your turn is done and your opponent can take your King or move another piece.
Touch Move - If you touch a piece you have to move it.  If your King is in check look at "Snap King".
Triple Occurrence of Position - A player may be awarded a draw in blitz by triple occurrence of position based on the observation of a TD or impartial witness(es).
Both Flags down - DRAW
Removing player's hand from clock and pieces - Each player must remove his hand from the clock button after pressing the button and must keep his hand off the clock until the opponent has sealed the move by pressing his clock.
Operating clock - Each player must handle the clock with the same hand that moves the pieces.
Picking up clock - Each player is forbidden to pick up the clock once started.

Rochester Chess Center's Tiebreakers, as of 12/2014 - subject to change if revised & posted differently at the Chess Center
The following sequence of tiebreaks will be used for ordering the finish of players who complete the event with the same score:
1) Modified Median - Add up the scores of each player's opponents.  If the tied players have a plus score, their lowest scoring opponents score is discarded; if a minus score, their highest scoring opponent's score is discarded; an even score, both their highest and lowest scoring opponent's scores are discarded.
... remaining ties are then broken by...
2) Solkoff - Add up the scores of each tied player's opponents.
...remaining ties are then broken by...
3) Cumulative - Add up the running score of the tied players for each round.
...remaining ties are then broken by...
4) Cumulative scores of opposition - Add up the cumulative scores of each tied player's opposition.

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