Sunday, June 23, 2024

Our Friend & Chess Player Matt Parry passed away June 15, 2024

In Memoriam for Matt Parry - June 15, 2024

The chess community is very sad to share the news that Matthew John Parry, 33, passed away on June 15 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Matt was a hugely successful chess player and poker player, and most of all he was a wonderful friend to many in the Rochester community.  Matt will always be remembered.  Please see the obituary link below for funeral information.  

We send our most sincere condolences to the family and friends of Matt.

On the evening of Wednesday June 26th, 2024, the Community Chess Club of Rochester will play chess games in memory of Matt.  Games will take place at the Rochester Chess Center.  Registration is from 6:30pm to 7:15pm. At 7:30pm, we will share memories of Matt before the games begin.


Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Chess League, Chess Camp & Other Events for the Summer!

The Monday Night 2024 Summer Chess League Is Forming Now

Please join us for the Don Stubblebine Memorial League 

Play Chess on Monday Nights
starts on Monday June 24, 2024
Register no later than 6:30pm 6/24/24.  Call the Rochester Chess Center
at 585-442-2430 for details, or sign-up at the Chess Center in person.
This Summer League runs for 10 weeks plus a make-up week. 
Games start at 7pm. 10 Rounds; Game in 90 min. w/ 5 sec. delay.  
All games must be completed at the Chess Center.  

Rochester Chess Center's Chess Camp for Kids
starts on Monday, July 1, 2024
Call the Rochester Chess Center
at 585-442-2430 for details, or sign-up at the Chess Center in person.

The 7th Annual Finger Lakes Open
 (formerly Seneca Lake Open)
Seneca Falls Community Center (35 Water St. Seneca Falls, NY 13148)
Saturday, July 27, 2024
Register: At site ends 9:15 or MAIL CHECKS PAYABLE to Tim Smolinski. 24 Munson Ave Geneva NY 14456 by July 20, 2024. (See below for details to provide when registering by mail. Will respond with email confirmation.)
Rounds: 9:30, 12, 2:15, 5:30 
Time Control: USCF RATED G/60 with 5 second delay
2 Sections: Based on Entries and Rating to be determined at tournament
Entry Fee: $30
Prize Fund Guarantee Total: $1100 as follows:
$550 Per Section: 1st $200, 2nd $120, 3rd $ 80, Under (Based on Rating) in Each Section: 1st $100, 2nd $50
Questions & PRE-REGISTER: Email
Please provide NAME, ID#, RATING, SECTION, CITY, STATE, ZIP, EMAIL (OPTIONAL), Phone# (OPTIONAL) when registering by mail.
Address: 35 Water Street, Seneca Falls, NY 13148 
Sections: 2
Prize Fund: $1100
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Residency Restriction: No
Online Event: No
Organizer: Tim Smolinski
Phone: 585-442-2430
Tournament Director: Ken McBride
Note: We hope you choose to attend this excellent tournament at the Seneca Falls Community Center.
The Rochester Chess Center will also have the regular Saturday tournaments (morning Youth tournament & afternoon Open tournament) for those players unable to go to Seneca Falls.

The Community Chess Club's (CCCR)
Annual Chess Simultaneous Event
will be held on THURSDAY August 8, 2024
Both our club champion Toby Rizzo and second place finisher Ryan Beh will 
play against a room full of chess players simultaneously.
Pizza and soft drinks will be provided. Mark the date on your calendar.
Limited Seating.  Spectators are welcome to attend.
Registration will be on-site at the Rochester Chess Center.
More info coming soon. 

Weekly Chess Center Tournaments:

Mondays - League, G/90d5 at 7pm. Team vs Team.

Wednesdays - CCCR (Community Chess Club of Rochester) Chess Registration 6:30pm-7:15pm; G/80d5, Games begin at 7:30pm.

Saturdays - Youth tournament 10am-1pm, G/30d5. Prizes. Learn to play chess and gain experience.

Also Saturdays: 3-Rnd Swiss Tournament. Register before 1:45pm. G/60d5, Rnds: 2pm, 4pm, 6pm. Cash prizes.

Gates Library Chess, Organized by Fred Mellender

This club -- for kids under the age of 18 who know how to play chess -- meets on the 2nd and 4th Monday of every month from 6:00 to 7:30 PM. All chess players are welcome, from beginners to masters. Our club is informal. Kids can come and go at any time during club hours. Parents are welcome to watch the games. Registration is requested. For more information & to register, follow the link here: