Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Nov-Dec 2016 Events and Tournaments

2017 Community Chess Club of Rochester Championship Tournament
Get your games in early !!


The Saturday Youth tournament on Jan. 7th is at the Harley School.
Click here to view the Harley Tournament Flyer for Jan. 7, 2017
The Chess Center's Monday Chess League begins Jan. 9th.  Register by 6:30pm.

Winter Break Chess Camp !!!!!
at the Rochester Chess Center

Because this is the 27th year of offering camps, our Rochester chess center  counselors are among the most experienced chess teachers found anywhere.  Counselors coordinate daily activities and instruction to expand the students' chess skills.  Chess is known to teach logic, problem solving, analysis techniques, and will improve study habits.  These skills will carry over to school and career.  

Camps are available to kids age 5-13 years.  All skill levels from beginner to advanced are encouraged to come. Beginners who arrive without any knowledge of the game will become proficient players from their camp experience; advanced players will benefit from sharing classes and experiences with some of the top youth players in the US.  Rochester Chess Center is adjacent to Cobbs Hill Park, where the daily outings are held.  Seasonal activities, like frisbee, soccer and hiking are planned so come dressed for the action!  We allow for early drop off (after 8:00am) and/or late pick up (until 5:30pm) at no extra cost.  The main reason kids come back is... We have Fun! 

 2016-2017 School year camps
Holiday Recess: Fri. Dec. 23, 26-30, Jan. 2
Martin Luther King Day: Mon. January 16
Winter Break: Monday-Friday, February 20-24
Spring Break: Monday-Friday, April 17-21
-  Any Single Day $54.00 ($38.00 for Chess Center Members)
-  Five Day Camps  $215.00 ($150.00 for Chess Center Members)

Congratulations to Webster Kehoe who was not able to attend the awards ceremony on Awards Night last month.  The club recognized his achievement of 3rd place in the CCCR Championship on Wednesday night.
Webster Kehoe received his awards and trophy presented by Adam DeSantis.  12/21/16.

 Upcoming Tournaments and Chess Lessons for Youth:
Click here to view the Harley Tournament Flyer for Jan. 7, 2017
Click here to view the Youth chess lesson schedule

Woman's Annual Chess Tournament:
Click here to view the Woman's tournament Flyer for March 25, 2017

Wednesday December 21

Feel free to bring a snack to pass around. (optional)

Holiday Schedule:
There will be no tournaments at the Rochester Chess Center
on Saturday Dec. 24th and Saturday Dec. 31st.

CCCR Newsletters by Email:
Mike Runnells has started to send out electronic newsletters.  If you would like to be added to the distribution list, please register in person at the chess center.  Mike Runnells is the newsletter editor.  Thanks to Mike Runnells for taking on this responsibility of managing the newsletters.

The Chess Center's Winter Chess League
begins on Monday night January 9th 2017

The Saturday Weekly Youth Tournament 
is every Saturday from 10am to 1pm.  Entry fee is $5.  
Trophy to top score and prizes to all players.  G/30d5. 
On Dec. 3rd, 2016, Sathya Mandava won the trophy.
Rochester Chess Center.

Tournament Announcement:
In addition to this tournament at Pioneer Central High School, there will also be the regular youth tournament at the Chess Center for those players unable to attend the event at the HS.  However, we encourage everyone to try and attend this special tournament at the Pioneer Central High School.  Please take a look at the fllyer below for details and registration for the Pioneer Central HS event.

Magnus Carlson wins third World Chess Title
Click here for NY Times Story
Visitors at the Rochester Chess Center watched the final games
 of the World Championship over an internet connection.

World Chess Champion Graph from Wikipedia:

Photos from Awards Night, Nov. 16th

20th Annual Community Chess 
Club Championship "Awards Night"
Wed. November 16th, 2016
Please join us for the award ceremony which will be held at 7:30 pm at the Rochester Chess Center.  Cake will be served.  The club's regularly scheduled chess games will follow the awards ceremony.  For more information about the 20th club championship, check out prior blog posts. 

Congratulations to Lev Paciorkowski 

our 2016 Community Chess Club of Rochester Champion

and to all our other prize winners:

2nd Place: Daniel Johnston
3rd Place: Webster Kehoe
4th Place: Matt Slomski
5th Place: Ken McBride
U2000: David Campbell
U1800: John Frearson
U1600: Matt Nesci
U1400: Hanan Derry
U1200: Stephen Blazak

Webster Kehoe congratulates Lev Paciorkowski on Lev's win.  Nov. 3, 2016.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

2016 World Chess Championship - Watch & Discuss at Chess Center

The 2016 World Chess Championship with Magnus Carlson vs. Sergey Karjakin will be broadcast at the Rochester Chess Center, 221 Norris Drive, Rochester, NY 14610.

Join us at the Rochester Chess Center November 11, 12, 14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 21, 23, 26, 28.  All games start at 1:30pm.  Call 585-442-2430 for details.

Chess Camp - Veterans Day Nov. 11th

Veterans Day Chess Camp - Nov. 11th

There is chess camp at the Rochester Chess Center on Nov. 11th, 2016.  Call 585-442-2430 for details.  Camp is available for students 5-13 years.  All skill levels can attend.  This is the Chess Center's 26th year of offering camps.  The chess center is located nearby Cobbs Hill Park, at 221 Norris Drive, Rochester, NY 14610.  Spend the day learning and playing chess and having fun!

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Tournament: Seneca Lake Open - Nov. 12th

The Rochester Chess Center van will be providing transportation for chess players to the Seneca Lake Open this coming weekend, Sat. November 12th.  The van leaves at 8am and returns around 9:45pm.  Please sign up at the chess center, or call the chess center to get  registered for the tournament and/or van ride.  Call 585-442-2430.  

The Rochester Chess Center will also be running their usual Saturday Youth (G/30d5) and Open (3 rounds, G/60d5) tournaments this Saturday, at 10am and 2pm, respectively.