Wednesday, September 2, 2015

September 2015 Tournaments and Activities

We have over 60 Community Chess Club members.  Our club is growing. 
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

Community Chess Club Special Events:

Sat. Sept. 26, 2015 - Bobby Fischer Movie:
at The Little Theater
 Showtime: 2:50 pm  
We will meet afterward in the Little's Cafe
Everyone - friends/family/non-members - is invited for the 2:50pm show.  
CCCR members attending will get one
free night at a future Wed. nite club meeting in 2015
Thanks to David Worl for arranging this special CCCR event!

Wed. Oct. 7,14,21,28 & Nov.4, 2015 - 19th Annual CCCR Club Championship, Rochester, NY
Over 35 players have signed at of 9/23/15

(date to be announced soon) - First Chess Lecture in a series, by distinguished guests

Wed. Nov. 25, 2015 - Thanksgiving party 
(snacks provided by chess club, feel free to bring a treat too)

Wed. Dec. 23, 2015 - Holiday party
 (snacks provided by chess club, feel free to bring a treat too)

Other Special Events Coming Up:

Sept. 21, 2015 - Chess Center Farley Memorial Fall League begins
October 3, 2015 - 20th Annual Arkport Open Grand Prix in Arkport, NY
Weekend of Oct. 17-18, 2015 - 2nd Annual Central NY Open in Syracuse, NY
Weekend of Oct. 20-22, 2015 - Deaf National Open Championships in Rochester, NY
 Nov. 14, 2015 - Seneca Lake Open at Geneva Event Center
Also, don't forget the Chess Center now runs Sunday Quads from 2-6pm every week!
Please help support other clubs and tournaments by participating in their events!

Seneca Lake Open Flyer:
November 14, 2015 at Genva Event Center
35 LakeFront Drive, Geneva, NY 14456
Right off Routes 5 & 20 on Geneva's Lakefront (with plenty of free parking)
3 Sections (USCF Rated): Open, U1800, U1200
Entry Fee: $40, $25 for youth under 18.  Add $5 at door.
$1000 Guaranteed.  Open: 250, 150, 100;
U1800: 150, 100, 50; U1200: 100, 60, 40
Rounds: 10:00, 12:00, 2:15, 5:30
4 round Swiss System
Time Control: G/60 d/5 first 2 rds. G/90 d/5 last 2 rds.
Entries to:
Jonathan Porschet
191 White Springs Road
Geneva, NY 14456
Checks to Geneva Chess
Sing up at Chess Center to ride in chess center van.

Prize winner and future chess master Thomas Kwon at the 2015 NYS Championship, Albany NY.

Abe Glasser with the NYS Championship trophy.  Sept. 2014.

New York State Championship !!!!!

For Tournament Results - Click Here

Click here for a a small group of photos from the tournament

Labor Day Weekend is almost here!
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.
The Chess Center Van is going! Sign up at Chess Center!
There are also many other fine hotels in the area.
You can register for the tournament online by clicking here.

** The Rochester Chess Center will be 
closed for Labor Day Weekend **

Chess Expert and Community Chess Club Member 
Daniel Johnston
has created new online courses.
For those new to chess or looking
for review the fundamentals, Daniel has created
an online chess course.
Click here to view the course list.

Community Chess Club Member 
Howard Decker
has shared some of his recent chess drawings

By Howard Decker

By Howard Decker

By Howard Decker

The Rochester Chess Center's

Rawle Farley Memorial 

Fall Chess League

is starting soon !!!

League Dates: Sept. 21, 2015 to Nov. 23, 2015
Chess Center Members $17, Non-members $25, and $2 less if played in previous league.
Registration now thru 6:30pm Sept. 21, 2015
10 Rounds, All games must be completed by Dec. 2, 2015
Sign up at the Rochester Chess Center or call 585-442-2430

Community Chess Club Championship !!!

Click here for a link to the tournament flyer

Community Chess Club Member 
Guy Fuhrman

invites players & spectators to the

2015 Deaf National Open Championships !!!

Click here for a link to the tournament flyer

Other Tournaments and Activities 
(see previous post for tourney details):

October 3, 2015 - 20th Annual Arkport Open Grand Prix, Arkport, NY

Weekend of Oct. 17-18, 2015 - 2nd Annual Central NY Open in Syracuse, NY


  1. Good-bye to Sibylle L. Reithel, who once played chess at the Community Chess Club of Rochester in the late 1970's, at the time I joined. She played then as Sibylle Uslu, presumably her maiden name. She met Don Reithel, a very strong local player, at the club and they married. Sibylle passed away on August 25.
    I didn't know her well but I have thought of her often over the years, wondering what became of her. She spoke with a bit of an East or Central European accent which was quite attractive, and as you can see from the picture at the blog she was a beautiful woman. I believe she told me she was from East Germany.
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