Saturday, March 18, 2023

The 43rd Annual Marchand Open! March 25-26 in Rochester, NY

 The 43rd Annual Marchand Open, dedicated to the memory of Dr. Erich Marchand, will take place on March 25-26, 2023, at the Bill Gray's Regional Iceplex on the MCC Campus, 2700 Brighton-Henrietta Town Line Road, Rochester, New York 14623.  

Dr. Erich Marchand "requested that his friends play chess in his memory".

Portrait of Dr. Erich Watkinson Marchand
displayed at the Rochester Chess Center

Bill Gray's Regional Iceplex

TLA (Tournament Life Announcement) for the 43rd Annual Marchand Open Chess Tournament

43rd Annual Marchand Open

Heritage Event, Enhanced Grand Prix
Bill Gray's Regional Iceplex (on the MCC Campus)
Saturday, March 25, 2023 - Sunday, March 26, 2023


Heritage Event, Enhanced Grand Prix
Bill Gray's Regional Iceplex (on the MCC Campus)
Saturday, March 25, 2023 - Sunday, March 26, 2023

43rd Annual Marchand Open
Mar. 25-26, Rochester New York

Dr. Erich Marchand requested that his "friends play chess in his memory". 5SS, G/120 d5. Location: Bill Gray's Regional Iceplex (on the MCC Campus), 2700 Brighton Henrietta Town Line Rd., Rochester, NY 14623. $18,080 Gtd. Open Section: $3000-2000-1300-800-500-300. Under2200 & U2000 each $900-500-300. EF: $105. U1800 Section: $1200-800-450. Under 1600 $800-450. EF: $85. U1400 Section: $650-400-250. Under 1200 $400-250. EF $75. U1000 Section: $400-250-150. Under 750 $200-130. EF: $60. Unrated players limited to $120 in U1000, $200 in U1400, $350 in U1800. No limit in Open. Balance to next prize winners. Free EF (deducted from prize) and $100 appearance award to all GM and IM if entered by 3/5/2023. All EF add $20 if paid on day of event. All sections USCF rated. Ratings as in March Supplement. Bring sets, boards, and clocks – none provided. Food court and chess books & equipment sales available on-site. No smoking allowed in any part of the Iceplex building. Reg.: 8:30-9:15am. Rds.: Sat. 10-2:15-6:30, Sun. 10-2:15. One 1/2 point bye available in round 1, 2, 3, or 4 if requested at entry. Optional first round Friday, 3/24 at 7pm played at Rochester Chess Center (register by 6:30pm). Info: 585-442-2430. Mail entry to: Rochester Chess Center, 221 Norris Dr., Rochester, NY 14610. Email entry to: Web: Store Website:

Address: 2700 Brighton Henrietta Town Line Rd.  Rochester, NY 14623 United States

Sections: 4
Grand Prix Points: 150
Prize Fund: $18,080
FIDE Rated: No
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Residency Restriction: No
Online Event: No


Ronald Lohrman
Phone: 585-442-2430
Rochester Chess Center Store:

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Rochester Chess Center Proudly Presents: The 17th Annual Women's Invitational and Brittany Broan Memorial

Tournament Results:

1st: Arianna Kharroubi
2nd: Victoria Yao
3rd: Eleanor Langlois
4th: Emma Pulvino
Top Adult: Anna Tschopp
Top K-12: Anna Borrelli
Top K-4: Eleanor Eckert

                                                                Tournament Flyer:

This is our seventeenth annual all-female chess tournament.  It is being staged to celebrate the women who opened doors in this male-dominated sport and to encourage all those who follow in their footsteps to support and mentor other women.  To help promote this role-modeling, this tournament is open to women of all ages.

Who: Open to women of all ages

    Sections: K-4, K-12, and adult (Sections may be combined depending on number of players)


Trophies for all three sections.  

All participants receive commemorative medal.  

Top overall award: onyx chess set and board.

When: On-site registration runs from 8:30am-9:15am; games start at 9:30; break at 12:00; two or three rounds follow with awards to be presented around 3:30pm.

Where: Rochester Chess Center, 221 Norris Dr., Rochester, NY 14610 (near Cobbs Hill Park).

Entry Fees: $8 by Thursday before event (3/16); $12 same day/onsite. 50% discount for any participants in this year's Interscholastic Chess Leagues, or members of the Rochester Chess Center (individual or family).

For more information, call Ron Lohrman at (585) 442-2430 OR send an e-mail to