Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Stafford Springs Chess Club - Thursdays 7pm

Stafford Springs Chess Club meets every Thursday 7 pm at the town hall building for Stafford Springs Connecticut. || Click here for story by the Hartford Courant || Questions => || I-84 x-70. Follow Rt 32 North. We are at junction of Rt 32 and Rt 190, across from Holt Fountain (a rotary). || Click here for google map to SSCC || We are in the red brick building, park on left side of building. || Click Here for 8 photos of our Grand Opening on Oct 13, 2016

Monday, October 10, 2016

Connecticut Chess Magazine to expand coverage

Connecticut Chess Magazine wants to become more effective in promoting all chess activity in Connecticut. In March 2012 Rob Roy blended Google's "sites" together with Google's "blogger" to create our current webpage/RSS-feed combo which has served us very well. || Google's "Analytics" and Google's "Adsense" is also in the mix. We can analyze data about our postings, and see feedback about which chess writings are most read. So far our RSS feed got 75,000 pageviews, and our sites webpages 36,000 pageviews. We've been averaging about 1,000 pageviews per month. || Rob Roy has been a chess columnist on various media since 1976. Connecticut Chess Magazine is here to promote chess activity in Connecticut. Think of us as a hub for chess information in Connecticut. || We maintain a tournament calendar and clubs page. || Connecticut Chess Magazine is also on Facebook We also include breaking chess news from fresh national and international sources. Please enter your email address in the box after clicking on this link || You will then get a validation email from FeedBurner. You must reply to this message to activate your subscription. You always have the ability to unsubscribe. || || Thank You, Yours In Chess, Rob Roy || We are in search of volunteers to help with an outdoor chess tournament next summer at a park somewhere in Eastern Connecticut. || Report on the 2016 NBCC Summer Open at Wickham Park, Manchester CT. || Rare film about Alekhine || The ChessPlayer Movie || Yantic || Mirijanian ||

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Results of October event at chess center in Coventry

Eight chess players competed in our USCF tournament for National Chess Day. IM Jan Van de Mortel won first place. Finishing second was Gaetano Bompastore of Chicopee Mass. || We had 14 total attendance. Special thanks to Elizabeth, who baked cookies and brownies, and served lunch. Special thanks to Sam (Nick's girlfriend) who did much cleanup after lunch. || Special thanks to IM Jan Van de Mortel who gave a great lecture. Special thanks to Rev. Hugh James, Norwich Chess Club director, who stepped in as host whenever Rob Roy was tied up in a chess game. || Click here for a USCF crosstable of the event, and for five photos taken at the event. || Our next event in Coventry will be on Saturday, November 19, for the 2016 Eastern Connecticut Open. Future 2017 dates for Coventry are: Jan 7 and March 11. || Stafford Springs Chess Club every Thursday 7pm. || Norwich Chess Club every Wednesday 5pm. ||

Sunday, October 2, 2016

New chess activity in Eastern Connecticut

Stafford Springs Chess Club meets Thursdays 7pm at the Town Clerk Building at the intersection of routes 32 and 190. Read the Hartford Courant article about this new club, which attracted twenty players to the first meeting. || || || Norwich Chess Club meets Wednesdays 5pm at the Otis Library, 261 Main St., in downtown Norwich. Alan Lasser, chess columnist and 2016 RI state champ, is a regular at this club. This club also attracts players all along the I-395 corridor. || || || Rob Roy Chess Center can comfortably seat 42 players and has a giant screen for lectures. Several Saturday USCF tournaments and lectures are held per year. The 2016 Eastern Conn Open is the next event on Saturday, November 19. || || || Click here for complete listing of all chess clubs and associations. || || || A new chess club will meet on Thursday, November 10, at 6pm. It is at the Douglas Library of Hebron Conn || || || We are in search of volunteers to help with an outdoor chess tournament next summer at a park somewhere in Eastern Connecticut. Contact Rob Roy at 860 742-5562 or write

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

West Haven Chess Club meets Thurs in Police 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 of the West Haven Chess Club || Click here for News on the CSCA website. || Click here for club listings on the CSCA website. || Current Board of Directors of the CSCA || Chess Links at the CSCA website || Jim Celone writes about how chess benefits the human brain.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Norwich Chess Club - Otis Library - Wed. 5pm

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. Click here for webpage Rhode Island Chess Champion and chess columnist Alan Lasser is a regular player at this club. Also regulars are; the Rev. Hugh James, Geoff Hankinson, and Juan Sanchez. || Players here prefer the G/15 time control, as it allows them to play with 3 or 4 different opponents at each meeting. || IMPORTANT UPDATE: NORWICH CHESS CLUB EXTENDS HOURS We now have the option to continue playing chess when the library closes at 8pm: Simply cross the street to Mi Casa restaurant. They have been informed we may be coming, so it is okay with them to have chess boards sprawled out. Please order at least one item, preferably when you first arrive. Please remember to tip the server so we remain valued patrons.