Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Lev Paciorkowski wins 2018 Community Chess Club Championship!

In the Final round, Senior Master Lev Paciorkowski (left) won his game against Candidate Master Ken McBride.

Senior Master Lev Paciorkowski 
Wins 2018 Community Chess Club Championship!

Ken McBride (left in 2nd place), Lev Paciorkowski (middle in 1st place), and Clif Kharroubi (right in 3rd place)

2018 Community Chess Club of Rochester Championship Group Photo.  Photo courtesy of Dan Burnside.

Tournament News... ROUND #5: The 5th and Final round of the 22nd Annual 2018 Community Chess Club (CCCR) Championship took place, October 24th, 2018 at the Rochester Chess Center, in Rochester, NY. Going into this final round, we had only two players with perfect 4/4 scores: current club champion and Senior Master Lev Paciorkowski and Candidate Master Ken McBride.  The chess battle ended with Senior Master Lev Paciorkowski winning his game with Ken McBride, and securing both a perfect 5/5 score and the 2018 club championship!  

Celebrate Awards Night with us on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 7:30pm at the Rochester Chess Center.  Cake will be served.

Also coming up on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 between 5:30pm-6:30pm at the Rochester Chess Center: A Lecture with Senior Master Lev Paciorkowski: Caruana's Best Games.  Note the starting time is 5:30pm, not 7:30pm.  Register at Chess Center.  More info coming soon about this lecture.

Final Championship Standings:

1st Place:
Senior Master Lev Paciorkowski

Tie-breaks were used to declare our second thru fifth place winners: 
2nd Place: Candidate Master Ken McBride
3rd Place: Candidate Master Clif Kharroubi
4th Place: Toby Rizzo
5th Place: National Master Randy MacKenzie

Class Prize Winners, some with tie-breaks:
U2000: Richard Motroni
U1620: Blaze Veljovski
U1540: Jim Attaya
U1350: Henry Swing
U1200: Joe Sarratori

Congratulations to all winners and thanks to all the players for participating in the
 Community Chess Club's annual championship!

More Photos and updates will be coming shortly.  (Last update 10/25/18)

Click here for photos and Game score sheets.

Final Club Championship Cross Table

Tournament News... ROUND #4: The annual Community Chess Club of Rochester championship comes to a conclusion this coming Wednesday, Oct. 24th.  Senior Master Lev Paciorkowski and Candidate Master Ken McBride enter the final round with 4 points each. The final round begins at 7:30pm, following the door prize drawings.  Pizza will be provided for the players at 6:30pm.  This is one of the area's largest chess events with a small entry fee, great prizes and a great opportunity to compete.  For those that could not take part in this year's event, please join our club and participate next year after getting the required 10 games over 10 Wednesday nights! Regular chess games that are not part of the championship will also be available this Wednesday night at the Rochester Chess Center.

Preliminary Pairings

Round 4 Results

Cross Table after 4 Rounds:

Round 3 Results
Two more rounds left: Oct 17th & 24th, 2018.

Round #4 of the Community Chess Club Championship

October 17th, at 7:30 pm

Preliminary Pairings

Tournament News... ROUND #1: The first round of the 22nd Annual Championship started on Sept. 26th, 2018 at the Rochester Chess Center, NY.  The club took time to remember previous CCCR champions that passed away in the last year: Jim Clague and Doug Spencer.  Door prizes were handed out for several lucky winners, and then the first round started.  Chess books from Doug's personal chess library were included in the door prizes, and continues with more door prizes for coming rounds.  The defending champion, Senior Master Lev Paciorkowski, won his first game of the tournament, by winning his game against Joshua Stevens.  Lev will be making a separate blog  post here covering his games, so keep on the lookout for that and updates as the tournament progresses through all five rounds.

Visitors and Spectators are welcome.  
Senior Master Lev Paciorkowski is the defending club champion.
Scroll down for the tournament flyer.
Players not participating in the Club Championship can still play USCF-rated Games!

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