Tuesday, September 20, 2016

West Haven Chess Club is moving back to the Police Dept Bldg.

Summer's over, so the West Haven Chess Club is moving from the Savin Rock Beach back to their Home Base at the West Haven Police Department Building Stop by for some speed chess, longer games, or free instruction USCF-Rated Rapid Event on the 2nd Thursday of every month 4-SS, G/20 d5, Cash Prizes 70% of entry fees returned. Food provided. Click here for details

National Chess Day is Saturday, October 8

Junior players can participate in the West Hartford Scholastic National Chess Day USCF Tournament at Hall High School in West Hartford CT. Click here for details || Adult players can participate in the various activities at the Rob Roy Chess Center in Coventry Connecticut: || 10 am Free Chess Lecture by IM Jan Van de Mortel Free coffee and pastry. || 11 am USCF tournament. 3-SS. Entry fee only $40 Adults only. Click here for details || 5 pm Non-Rated Rapid-Chess tournament. Optional. $20 entry fee. 100% return cash prizes. No need to have played in the main event. || || || || || View online USCF tournament life announcement || Rob Roy, ten-time president of Connecticut State Chess Association, converted his gigantic basement into a medium-sized tournament hall that seats 42 players. He is a senior-level USCF tournament director and has been organizing USCF tournaments since 1976. || This new chess center has a giant screen for chess lectures and excellent overhead lighting. Free Internet. Personal computers available for use. Climate controlled. Equipment supplied. || Free parking. Five minutes away from several takeout restaurants. Free library of chess books and backgammon books. The chess center also hosts backgammon six times per year. || Free Keurig coffee (pick your flavor). Free ice-cold drinks. Free snacks. Ice water on tap. Kitchen area. Pool table and music but not while USCF games are in progress. || Located 18 miles East of Hartford. Address is 3111 South Street, Coventry Connecticut Visit website for map Phone: (860) 742-5562

Monday, September 19, 2016

New Chess Club to open Thursday October 13

Stafford Springs Chess Club || Thursdays 7:00 pm || The first meeting of the SSCC will be held October 13. || The club will meet every Thursday throughout the year at the Stafford Springs Connecticut Town Hall at 7:00 pm. || All activities and games will be finished before 12AM. Weather, and holidays may require cancellation. || The Stafford Springs Chess Club is being run by long time USCF rated expert Mark Bourque, who is a resident of Stafford. || Any questions may be directed to his email at bourquechess@hotmail.com || Exit 70 off of I-84. Follow Route 32 North. We are at the junction of Route 32 and Route 190. Across from Holt Fountain (a rotary). || Click here for google map to SSCC || Free parking lot on left side of the red brick building. ||

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Otis Library in Norwich hosts chess Wednesdays 5 pm - 8 pm

Otis Library of Norwich Connecticut hosts Drop-in Chess every Wednesday 5 PM - 8 PM. Otis Library is located at 261 Main Street in downtown Norwich.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

51st NBCC Summer Open Report

PHOTO: Andrew Colwell at left. Immad Sadiq at right. Andrew Colwell won the 51st annual New Britain Summer Open Chess Championship, the first expert to win this event since 2007. Luis Delgado took first place in the Under 1616 Section, which was his first win in a major event at the club. Daniel Hoffman, one of the thirty-three youths under the age of eighteen who played in this event, won the Under 916 Section. This was also his first win in a major event at the club. Click here for a listing of the other winners, along with the complete cross table.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Upcoming Chess Tournaments in Connecticut

Sept 23-25 Hartford Open Windsor Locks CT || Sept 28, Norwich Chess Club, 5-8 pm || Oct 8 West Hartford Scholastic National Chess Day || Oct 8, 10am Chess Lecture by IM Jan Van de Mortel Coventry CT || Oct 8, 11am 2016 National Chess Day Open Coventry CT || Oct 8, 5pm Rapid-Chess 5 pm, Coventry CT || Oct 13, Grand Opening Stafford Springs Chess Club 7pm || Oct 15 New Britain Saturday Swiss 3-SS G/55; d5 $20 ef || Nov 4-6 Stamford Open Stamford CT || Nov 10 Renegade USCF Rapid-Chess, West Haven Police Bldg || Nov 12 Greater New Haven Open || Nov 19, 10am Chess Lecture by IM Jan Van de Mortel Coventry CT || Nov 19, 11am 2016 Eastern Connecticut Open Coventry CT || Nov 19, 5pm Rapid-Chess 5 pm, Coventry CT || Dec 10 New Britain Saturday Swiss 3-SS G/55; d5 $20 ef || Mar 4 New Britain Saturday Swiss 3-SS G/55; d5 $20 ef || Jan 7, 2017 10am Chess Lecture by IM Jan Van de Mortel Coventry CT || Jan 7, 2017 11am Nathan Hale Winter Open, USCF G/60;d10. $50 EF. Coventry CT || Jan 7, 2017 5pm Rapid-Chess 5 pm, Coventry CT ||

Monday, July 11, 2016

International Master lectures and wins our July 10 tournament

Report and photos from Connecticut Chess Magazine's 40th Anniversary Celebration Lecture, Tournament, and Picnic || Held July 10, 2016 at the new Chess Center 3111 South St., Coventry Connecticut || CLICK HERE FOR FULL REPORT WITH FEW PHOTOS TO DOWNLOAD Clicking this option will minimize bandwidth used || CLICK HERE FOR FULL REPORT WITH MANY PHOTOS TO DOWNLOAD CAUTION: clicking this option will download many large files || Twelve chess players attended the chess lecture by International Master Jan Van de Mortel || Two players tied for first place when two players went undefeated after three rounds of play in the USCF chess tournament. IM Jan Van de Mortel and Immaq Sadiq each won $240 for their 3-0 scores || Jan Van de Mortel competed in the tournament and won against Bob Cyr, expert Suhas Kodali, and Andrew Colwell, a budding master from the New Britain Chess Club || Immad Sadiq won against Juan Sanchez, expert Joe Bihlmeyer and expert Suhas Kodoli || Click here for USCF crosstable from the event || New Britain Chess Club helped make this a successful event. The average rating for the seven NBCC members was 1905. The 5 players not from the NBCC had an 1662 average rating || The New Britain Chess Club has a chess tournament this Saturday, July 16 || We are happy to announce that IM Jan Van de Mortel will return with another chess lecture at our Jim Bolton Memorial Tournament on Sunday September 11 || Anyone can subscribe to Connecticut Chess Magazine; you need not be from Connecticut || Subscribe to Connecticut Chess Magazine by Email Your address is kept confidential. Unsubscribe any time || CLICK HERE FOR FULL REPORT WITH MANY PHOTOS TO DOWNLOAD CAUTION: clicking this option will download many large files ||