This Week’s News Items:
Oktoberfest Final Round on Tuesday
Expert Joe Bihlmeyer Finishes Checkmate Scholastic Training Classes on Tuesday 6:15 pm to 7:00 pm (members only)
Oktoberfest and Volunteer Recognition Dinner at The Corner Pug, West Hartford, on Sun. Oct. 22 at 5:30 P.M.
Best Game of the Year Contest
Scholastic National Nominations Grand Prix Leg 1 will be held on 10/28 at Hall High School, in West Hartford. West Hartford Scholastic - NNGP Leg 1 Flyer
Oktoberfest Tournament Final Round Pairings
Going into the final Round, Dennis Prawira and Joe Bihlmeyer face off for 1st place. Suhas Kodali and Joe Hricko also have a shot at first if Joe Bihlmeyer can pull off the upset. In the lower section, 5 players all are still in contention with Harold Blanchard a clear pt ahead of Vijay Yammanuru, Bob Cyr, John Twombley and Bob Wooster. Round 5 pairings and standings can be found here: Oktoberfest Round 5 Pairings Please arrive by 7:00 for the start of the round, and inform the club by email if you are unable to play.
Expert Joe Bihlmeyer continues Endgame Training Classes Tuesday at 6:15.
Expert Joe Bihlmeyer will continue to conduct training classes geared towards scholastic players. The tentative schedule is shown below.
One bishop vs one queen
One knight vs one queen
One bishop vs one rook
One knight vs one rook
One queen vs one rook
Bishop and knight vs King
2 bishop checkmate, 2 knights vs king and pawn, and 2 bishops vs knight.checkmate
In order to have continuous training classes, we are hoping to have many of our players contribute to this effort. The NBCC will compensate Masters and experienced trainers $40 per session, $35 for experts and $30 for class players. The training classes are for members only. Scholastic membership is $30/yr. If you would like to run a class or a series of classes, email the club or see VP Mark Bourque or Secretary Luis Delgado who will be administering the program and arranging the presenters. The training class schedule will be published on the club calendar and posted on the website. NBCC Calendar of Events
Oktoberfest and Volunteer Recognition Dinner - Saturday, October 22, 2017
With the end of the Oktoberfest tournament comes the Oktoberfest Dinner. Members, friends of NBCC and their guests are all invited to meet for dinner at the Corner Pug restaurant, in West Hartford, on Sunday, October 22 at 5:30 p.m. The meal will include salad, choice of entree, dessert, tax and tip included - all for $25 per person. There will be a number of entree choices, including some of the house favorites to choose from, or Steak for $5 extra.
While we cannot recognize everyone who has helped out this year, The NBCC would like to take this opportunity to recognize some of the members who have spent considerable time volunteering this year by treating them to the Oktoberfest Dinner. These members are, Derek Meredith, Nelson Castaneda and Suhas Kodali for their work with training classes, Gert Hilhorst, Bob Cyr and Joe Mansigian for their work on the website, Mark Bourque, Laurent Lafosse and Doug Fiske for directing tournaments, and Chef Mario Guevara-Rodrigues for his efforts at the Summer Open. Thanks to all who have contributed to making the NBCC run smoothly.
NBCC BEST GAME CONTEST 2017
Brought back by popular demand, FM Richard Bauer will be judging games for the club's annual best game contest. Only games played by NBCC members in 2017 will be accepted. There is no limit on submissions, but the deadline is November 30. As has historically been done, Bauer will be awarding prizes to the winner and the loser of the best game. Bob Cyr will be in charge of all game submissions, so please send them to him at email@example.com.
Bauer is also in the process of compiling games for a best club game of all time contest. If you have a great game that you would like to submit for this historic contest, please also send them to Bob.
West Hartford Scholastic Chess Tournament - NNGP Leg 1
On October 28, the CSCA sponsored West Hartford Scholastic - National Nominations Grand Prix Chess Tournament will have the 1st of its 4 legs to determine the CT representative for the Barber, Denker and the Girls NGTC tournaments. See the CSCA website for more details. Advance entry (by 10/18) which includes lunch, is $35 for the NNGP section, and $30 for the U1000 and unrated sections. USCF TLA