Thursday, April 28, 2016

May 3, Tues 7 pm - Thematic Openings Chess - New Britain CT

May 3, Tuesday 7 pm || Thematic Openings Chess Tournament || New Britain Chess Club || New Britain Connecticut || Double quads G/10; d5 || Round 1: 4-Knights Opening, || Round 2: Sniper Opening, || Round 3: Stonewall Opening. || Entry Fee: $0 ($10 non-member) Prizes: None || Unrated (USCF membership is not required) || Regular Ratings used for pairings || Registration: 6:45-7:15 || photo totally unrelated to the NBCC

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Chess Center Grand Opening Tournament - Sunday May 1

USCF-Rated One-Day Event || Sunday May 1, 2016 || CHESS CENTER GRAND OPENING TOURNAMENT || 3-SS in 8-man sections by rating || Time Control: G/90 d5. Entry Fee: $60 cash only at site || Cash Prizes: $240-$80 per 8-man section || Tournament Location: Chess Center, 3111 South St., Coventry Connecticut 06238 || Registration 10-10:45am Rd 1 - 11am, Rds 2-3 as completed || Advance Entry Fee: Pay 1 week in advance to get $20 off (mail by Apr 23) $40 check payable to Rob Roy, mail to 3111 South St., Coventry CT 06238 Pay online via PayPal || Email: ConnecticutChess@gmail.com Telephone: (860) 887-5052 || CLICK HERE FOR TOURNAMENT DETAILS - CLICK HERE FOR MAP AND DRIVING DIRECTIONS - CLICK HERE FOR NEARBY CONVENIENCES || Free Internet Free Refreshments No Smoking || Video of new chess center

Monday, April 11, 2016

Connecticut Chess Magazine Tournament Calendar

Calendar of upcoming USCF Chess Tournaments in and near Connecticut || April 22-24 Sturbridge Chess || May 1 Chess Center Coventry Connecticut Grand Opening || May 14 Connecticut State Scholastic Quick-Chess Championships || May 22 NBCC Planet Earth Manchester Chess || June 5 Tom Hartmayer Memorial Storrs Chess || June 22-24 Bradley Chess || July 10 Connecticut Chess Magazine Summer Picnic || Aug 5-7 Stamford Chess || Aug 12-14 Sturbridge Chess || Aug 28 NBCC Summer Open Manchester Chess || Sept 11 Chess Center, Coventry Connecticut || Nov 13 Chess Center, Coventry Connecticut || Please contact us early when planning an event; we will help you promote it online || ConnecticutChess@gmail.com ||

Friday, April 8, 2016

NEW CHESS CENTER OFFERS THESE FREE SERVICES

SUNDAY MAY 1 - GRAND OPENING TOURNAMENT | | CHESS CENTER, 3111 SOUTH STREET, COVENTRY CONNECTICUT 06238. 860 887-5052 | | WE CHARGE NO DUES, EQUIPMENT SUPPLIED, BOOK LENDING LIBRARY, MAGAZINE LENDING LIBRARY | | USCF TOURNAMENT EVERY 2 MONTHS, TOURNAMENT #2 CONNECTICUT CHESS MAGAZINE SUMMER PICNIC JULY 10 SUNDAY | | COORDINATE CHESS CLASSES BY MASTERS | | RATE USCF MATCHES | | COMMUNICATIONS HUB (carpools, hotel room sharing, re-cycle old books and equipment) | | THINGS TO DO AT THE CENTER WHILE WAITING FOR THE NEXT ROUND: | | ENJOY FREE REFRESHMENTS | | PLAY SPEED-CHESS IN LOUD-ROOM | | PLAY BUGHOUSE IN LOUD-ROOM | | ANALYZE GAMES WITH FRIENDS | | ACCESS ARCHIVES (Since 1976) OF CONNECTICUT CHESS MAGAZINE; articles, photographs, games, crosstables, reports, book reviews | | 3 INTERNET COMPUTERS (surf web) HIARCS to analyze chess games | | 3 TABLETS (various chess programs and databases, Android and iPad) | | 3 TELEVISIONS (Charter Spectrum, Roku, Netflix, Movies on DVD, YouTube, Chromecast) | | POOL TABLE (but not while USCF games are still in progress) | | DARTS | | CARDS | | BACKGAMMON | | DOMINOES | | ENJOY THE OUTDOORS, NEAR THE NATHAN HALE STATE FOREST | | CONNECTICUTCHESS@GMAIL.COM | | CONNECTICUTCHESS.BLOGSPOT.COM || WE ARE ON FACEBOOK

Thursday, March 31, 2016

NEW BRITAIN CHESS CLUB - FIRST QUARTER 2016 REPORT

NEW BRITAIN CHESS CLUB - FIRST QUARTER 2016 REPORT || by Robert Cyr, NBCC and Connecticut Chess Historian || NBCC "What are the Odds Blitz Chess Tournament XIII:" Joseph Bihlmeyer || George Washington Quick Chess Tournament: William Torres, Daniel Pascetta, and James Wilkin (tie) || NBCC Championship 2016 - 66th annual Championship Section: USCF NM Dennis Prawira Candidates Section: Immad Sadiq || NBCC Unrated Tournament 2016: FM Richard Bauer || Click here to view the entire report

Sunday, March 20, 2016

REPORT - 2016 CONNECTICUT CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP

REPORT - 2016 CONNECTICUT CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP || CLICK HERE FOR FULL CROSSTABLE || Congratulations to Ian Harris for winning the CT State Championship, hosted by the New Britain Chess Club (NBCC). Yoon-Young Kim finished 2nd on tie-breaks ahead of Hans Nieman. In the Candidates section, Andrew Colwell took 1st place. Gaetano Bompastore finished 2nd on tie-breaks ahead of Jack Kochansky. Many thanks to the Chess Club of Fairfield County for their hospitality in allowing us to use their facilities. Complete standings here. || Courtesy of Norman Burtness (VP) New Britain Chess Club newbritainchessclub@gmail.com www.newbritainchessclub.com || ||