Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Summer Chess Camp, Annual Chess Simultaneous & Other Upcoming Events!

 Events Summary with more details below:

  • Weekdays, All Summer Long: Children's Chess Camp at Rochester Chess Center
  • Saturday, July 27th: 7th Annual Finger Lakes Open 
  • Thursday Evening, August 8th: Annual Chess Simultaneous with Toby Rizzo & Ryan Beh at Rochester Chess Center
  • All Year Long: Weekly Tournaments at Rochester Chess Center
  • Mondays, Twice Monthly: Gates Library Chess Club
  • Labor Day Weekend, August 30th-September 2nd: 146th New York State Championship in Albany
  • Wednesdays, beginning October 2nd: 1st Matt Parry Memorial CCCR Club Championship


                    Rochester Chess Center's Summer Chess Camp for Kids

All Summer Long, beginning 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 - July 27th
 (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
PRIZE FUND WILL BE RAISED IF MORE THAN 34 TOTAL ENTRIES
ALSO GIVING $100 IN DOOR PRIZES
FREE WATER AND SNACKS
Questions & PRE-REGISTER: Email genevanychess@yahoo.com
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
Email: genevanychess@yahoo.com
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 8th


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.

We’ll have Free Pizza & Beverages from 5:30-6:30pm on
Thursday August 8th, 2024, at the Rochester Chess Center.

Registration: On-site Only @ Rochester Chess Center 221 Norris Drive Rochester NY 14610 
585-442-2430 Entry Fee: $6; $3 for CCCR Members & Children 12 and under! 
5:30-6:30pm – Pizza & Beverages 
 6:30pm Seating begins for the Chess Simultaneous Exhibition 
6:40pm Announcements/Instructions/Q&A 
6:45pm Chess simultaneous exhibition begins 
9:00pm Randomized Quick Chess (3-minute with 2 Sec. Increment) chess for remaining games 


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: 


146th New York State Championship - Begins August 30th:



1st Matt Parry Memorial CCCR Club Championship 
Begins October 2nd:

Tournament details will be provided in August for the 2024 Community Chess Club Championship which starts October 2nd and runs for several rounds over consecutive Wednesdays.  A minimum of 10 games played since the last championship and club membership is required to participate, with some exceptions.