Friday, July 10, 2015

July 2015 Updates for the Rochester Chess Community

Community Chess Club of Rochester Officers:
President - Donald Stubblebine
Vice-President: Douglas Spencer
Event Organizer, Treasurer & Web/Blog Editor: Michael Lionti
 Secretaries: David Worl and Ken McBride 
Assistant to the club officers: Abe Glasser & Mike Runnells
All officers and assistants 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

Don't forget to book your room at the "chess rate" at the Marriott for the
137th New York State Annual Championship in Albany on Labor Day weekend.
Hotel rates: $102-102, 800-443-8952, 518-458-8444, reserve by 8/27 or rate may increase.
There are also many other fine hotels in the area.
You can register for the tournament online by clicking here.

We had a lot of fun at last week's chess picnic!

Chess, food and FUN! ... at the Chess Center Picnic held last week at Mendon Ponds Park.  July 15, 2015.!2398&authkey=!AMdi-EL2sVblabo&v=3&ithint=photo%2cjpg
Click to see the Chess Center Picnic photo gallery

Family Event coming up:
We will have CCCR Chess on Wednesday, July 15th.
However, I do encourage everyone to go to the
  Chess Center Picnic at Mendon Ponds Park!
It is certainly possible to do both events, or skip CCCR chess and
 enjoy the whole evening at the Park.
It will be catered by Red Light BBQ and is $5 per person, and free for Chess Center members.
You may also bring your own food to grill and enjoy.
Soft drinks, chess sets and supplies will be provided by the Chess Center.
The picnic flyer is in the previous blog post!

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For more Upcoming Events!

Second episode of Chess Match teaches chess from a beginners match between Catherine Healy & Katherine Stein, and an intermediate players match between Krish Thakkar & John Healy. Tips of the Match for each game, and more Benefits of the Day. The Victor High School Chess Club is featured at the end of the episode. Episode #2 of Chess Match, an instructional video series airing in New York and featuring instructor Ken McBride and guest instructors David Petty, Ryan Horst, James Hiltunen, Wendy Xia, Ron Lohrman and David Phelps. And featuring chess clubs and competitions from around Upstate New York. Whether you are a beginner or advanced player or have never played chess, or are a parent of a player or would-be player, you will find something for you here. Dispelling all the myths about chess being too complicated or intimidating or uninteresting. We show blitz game and bughouse game variations. We list all the great benefits of gaming in chess. With instruction coming directly from the matches, we have a Tip of the Match for every game and a Tip of the Day for every episode. Watch to see how, what, and why. New episodes every month with new players. See if your team, your club or your school, friends or acquaintances are on this episode.