Welcome to the official Community Chess Club of Rochester (CCCR) blog which includes chess news and event information. The Rochester Chess Center is a separate USCF affiliate. You are encouraged to visit the Rochester Chess Center where both affiliates run a variety of excellent tournaments. Both chess clubs work together to promote chess. Tournament announcements will be posted here. Contact us at 585-442-2430. Our Address is: 221 Norris Drive, Rochester New York 14610. Thanks for visiting!
Sunday, December 27, 2020
CHESS CAMP Dec 28-31 at the Chess Center!
Saturday, December 26, 2020
Dr. Rawle Farley Memorial Monday Night League begins Jan 4th
Hello everyone and happy holidays (however you celebrate).
If you are interested, please call or e-mail to let us know. Pre-registration is NOT required — you can simply show up — but every little bit of advance information helps.
Otherwise, chess activities continue. The Chess Center itself was closed Dec. 24 and 25, and it will be closed Jan. 1 but it is open every weekday. Wednesday’s the Community Chess Club continues to meet, and Saturday tournaments continue as well.
Also, if you know youths who might be interested, the Chess Center is running chess camps next week (Monday through Thursday (Dec. 28-Dec. 31).
For all Chess Center activities, COVID safety protocols remain in place: masks, social distancing, disinfecting/sanitation, and a request to self-quarantine if you’ve felt ill.
If you’d like to be removed from e-mail notices, or you wish to change your e-mail address, please let us know.
Stay safe, be well and we look forward to seeing you soon.
Thursday, December 24, 2020
Online Chess Lessons available now on our club's Youtube channel
No tournaments to play in? Worried about your chess getting rusty? Enjoy four online chess lessons produced by the Community Chess Club of Rochester this past summer. In the four lessons we have about 8 hours of FREE chess instruction with some of the highest rated instructors in upstate New York. If you missed the online Zoom meeting when we did these lectures live online, you now can enjoy the recorded lessons on our club's Youtube channel.
Instructors: Lev Paciorkowski, Clif Kharroubi & Ken McBride
Lesson 3: Chess Misconceptions
Lesson 4: Grandmaster Blunders & Bonus: Lev demonstrates the Knight's Tour