Assistant to the club officers: Abe Glasser & Mike Runnells
All officers and assistants are unpaid volunteers who wish to promote chess in our community.
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. There are also have several Kids tournaments coming up at schools and at the Chili library... details below.
|Long-time CCCR member Kenn Scullin joined us for chess Wednesday night.
Jan. 28, 2015
The 19th Annual CCCR Club Championship
Participants must have played a combined total of at least 5 G/80d5 USCF-rated games
over a period of five separate Club meeting nights between Oct. 29, 2014 and Sept. 30, 2015.
This is a members-only tournament.
Organizer: Mike Lionti
Tournament Directors: Ron Lohrman & Mike Lionti
(G/90d5 for boards 2 and below. G/90+30 for board 1).
Every Sunday: USCF rated games (single games or quads) tournaments 2pm-6pm
at the Rochester Chess Center - Register by 1:45pm.
(There is also a kids tournament at the Chess Center on Jan. 24)
(There is NO kids tournament at the Chess Center on Jan. 31)
For info, call 585-442-2430.
Board 1 is dual-rated (USCF and FIDE) and follows the FIDE Laws of Chess.
(as of July 1, 2014, FIDE games use the FIDE Laws of Chess)
Other board levels are USCF-rated and follow the USCF rules.
Ron Lohrman is running Sunday afternoon USCF-rated tournaments!
These consist of quads (4 player round robin) and 2-player games.
The games begin at 2pm. Pre-register by 1:45pm, or call ahead at 585-442-2430.
The next kids tournament at the Chili library is January 22nd!
USCF Chess Master Matt Slomski will be giving a Chess Simul!
This is an unrated, free event, and no chess membership is required to participate!
|Sponsored by the Chili Library. Tournament directors: Fred Fred Mellender and Adam DeSantis. This photo is from a previous simul by Matt Slomski.
|Chess Simultaneous Event with Matt Slomski. Photo taken Jan. 22, 2014.
For your reading enjoyment. A new article titled:
|Chess Champ Garry Kasparov at a recent book signing. Photo is the property of the Telegraph Newspaper in London, England.
Reminder for all tournaments:
Quick lookup: Community Chess Club USCF-rated Events
|A great collection of games... available at the Chess Center.
|Apr. 12, 1964: U.S. chess champion Bobby Fischer makes move during an exhibition match against 50 players in the Knickerbocker Hotel in Hollywood. Courtesy of the LA Times.
Bobby Fischer's only loss during the Rochester, NY 1964 Simul Tour can be viewed at:
|Saturday morning kids tournament.
|Saturday morning kids tournament.
37th Marchand Open
10th Annual Women's Invitational
- New 6th Edition USCF Rule Book: All TDs of the Community Chess Club of Rochester and the Rochester Chess Center now have the latest 6th Edition copy of the USCF rule book. This replaces the 5th Edition. A copy of the 6th Edition USCF rule book reference copy is at the Chess Center and is available by request. All players are encourages to purchase either a hard copy or electronic copy. Barnes and Noble is one of the booksellers that offers them for a discount.
- FIDE Laws of Chess: For FIDE-rated games, the Chess Center has a copy of the Laws of Chess in a notebook for easy reference. This mainly applies to Monday night league board #1 and the Open section of the Marchand Open.
- USCF Rule 21E The Playing Director: The USCF has confirmed that it is OK for the Chief TD to play in small events and at the same time also be the chief tournament director. This applies to both affiliates for USCF and dual rated USCF-FIDE events.