|From the United States Chess Federation December 2017 Rating Supplement|
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Wednesday, December 20th
We will be having our annual Holiday Party tonight at the Chess Center, starting at 6:30pm.
The Community Chess Club will provide pizza, eggnog and soft drinks.
If you would like, please bring a dish to share. We have been informed that Mike Runnells will be bringing a fresh batch of his wife's famous chocolate chip cookies!
Everyone is welcome! Happy Holidays!
The Rochester Chess Center will be open for chess on Saturday, Dec. 23rd and 30th for the Youth Tournament at 10am (G/30d5), Open Tournament at 2pm (G/60d5) and for your last-minute shopping needs!
The Community Chess Club is open for their regular chess club meetings on Wed. Dec. 20th and Wed. Dec. 27th. Registration: 6:30pm to 7:20pm (G/80d5).
Monday Night Chess League
The next Monday Night Dr. Farley Memorial Chess League begins Monday, Jan. 8th.
Sign-up at the Chess Center. Register by 6:30pm on Jan. 8th.
Chess Master Lev Paciorkowski
has achieved at 2408 USCF Rating!
Lev is currently the #1 rated chess player
in the Rochester area and also the
2016-2017 Club Champion.
Here are some photos from Awards Night, celebrating the achievements of club players who participated in the annual Community Chess Club of Rochester Chess Championship held in October and early November of this year.
|The Club Champion: Chess Master Lev Paciorkowski|
|U1000: Mike Connelly|
|U1200: Richard Warmus|
|U1400: Joshua Stevens|
|U1600 by tie-break: Dan Burnside|
|tie-break prize: David Worl|
|tie-break prize: Toby Rizzo|
|U1800: Aidan Kharroubi|
|U2000: Brian Jesse|
|tie-break prize: Randy MacKenzie|
|tie-break prize: Ken McBride|
|5th Place by tie-break: David Phelps|
|4th Place: Don Stubblebine|
|3rd Place: Jamshed Ahmed|
|2nd Place by tie-break: Clif Kharroubi|
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Chess Camp: Dec. 26th thru 29th
|Wednesday night, December 20, 2017 |
at the Rochester Chess Center
Details to follow...
|The Community Chess Club of Rochester will have their regularly scheduled chess games during the holidays on November 22nd (preceding Thanksgiving), December 20th and December 27th.|
Monday, November 13, 2017
21st Annual Community Chess Club Championship
Wed. November 15th, 2017
Please join us for the award ceremony which will be held at 7:30 pm at the Rochester Chess Center. Cake and will be served. The club's regularly scheduled chess games will follow the awards ceremony.
1st Place: Lev Paciorkowski
2nd Place: Clif Kharroubi
3rd Place: Jamshed Ahmed
4th Place: Don Stubblebine
5th Place: David Phelps
U2000: Brian Jesse
U1800: Aidan Kharroubi
U1600: Dan Burnside
U1400: Joshua Stevens
U1200: Richard Warmus
U1000: Mike Connelly
Sunday, November 5, 2017
Adam P Desantis
Adam DeSantis (center) with James Hiltunen and Ken McBride
Chili: On Nov 3, 2017. Predeceased by his son David; great-granddaughter Avery. Survived by his wife Arlene; children Sharon Rogers, Daniel DeSantis, Christine SaintOurs; brother Joseph (June) DeSantis; 6 grand & 4 great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews & cousins. Adam was a WWII Veteran.
Friends may call Tuesday 4-7 pm at James R. Gray Funeral Home, 1530 Buffalo Rd. Burial in Sampson Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Kindly consider the National Kidney Foundation in memory of Avery Frechette.
To leave a special memory or note for the family, please visit Legacy.com
|The Chess Community wishes sincere condolences to Adam's family.|
The games played this Wednesday night with the Community Chess Club of Rochester
will be dedicated in memory of Adam.
Adam will be sadly missed. Adam was a tremendous friend to many, a long-time chess teacher and chess player. With his teaching, he introduced literally thousands of young people in the Rochester area to the game of chess. Adam loved the game of chess and he loved teaching. Over many years, Adam taught chess in the schools, many libraries and essentially any place where a chess board could be set up. You might have found Adam teaching chess at the Wegmans cafe, Leaf and Bean coffee shop in Chili, one of the many sports gyms, and the list goes on and on. He was absolutely the biggest proponent of chess with the biggest heart the Rochester community have ever come to know. This is why Adam DeSantis was known also as "Mr. Chess".
Adam always had chess sets in his car's trunk. Adam was always ready to bring out the chess board and chess pieces to teach chess and bring a wonderful smile of excitement to somebody new who maybe heard of the game of chess, but did not know the moves or the thrill of the game.
Among many chess clubs that Adam founded over the years is the Chili Library Chess Club. Adam ran the kids chess club with Fred Mellender for many many years.. This wonderful chess club for kids is growing and meetings several times a month.
|Chili Library Chess Club, founded by Adam DeSantis|
If you would like to leave a remembrance of Adam, the Legacy site is linked here for you to do so.
|Adam DeSantis playing chess during a simultaneous event.|
|Adam DeSantis with Calvin Moulton at the 2016 Marchand.|
|Adam DeSantis with Ken McBride at the 2016 Marchand.|
|Adam DeSantis (left front) played new Community Chess Club member Bob Talbot. |
In the background, Braden Holcomb (left) played Jim Trowbridge. July 30, 2014.
|Round 2: Adam DeSantis aka "Mr. Chess" (left) lost to Spencer Dewey.|
** from 2013 **
|Left to Right: Adam DeSantis, Grant Glor, Laszlo Tapaszto and David Love, Sept. 2016|
|From left to right: Adam DeSantis, Jim Trowbridge, Caleb Carroll, Jim Attaya, Laszlo Tapaszto, Mike Lionti, Joe Sarratori. Sept. 1, 2016.|
|Ken McBride, Isay Golyak and Adam DeSantis. May 20, 2015.|
Over the years, Adam found the game site itsyourturn.com to be one of his favorite hobbies. On the site, Adam could play chess from anywhere (frequently from Roberts Wesleyan College Library) and anytime. It was not uncommon to see that Adam was making chess moves at 3am in the morning.
|Adam's User Id on the site was "kandahar" aka "alyeska". He joined the site on Jan. 31, 2000.|
Thursday, November 2, 2017
|Clif Kharroubi (2114) won his game with David Phelps (1936) and tied for 1st place with 4.5 points.|
|2017 Club Championship Photo.|
|Jerry Birmingham and Jim Attaya|
|Richard Motroni and David Worl|
LINK TO CHESS GAMES !!!!!!!!!!
For a great selection of games from this year's club championship,