Monday, July 16, 2018

COVENTRY CHESS CLUB HAS SUCCESS AT NEW VENUE

Nelson Castaneda of New Britain won clear first of the 2018 Connecticut Yankee Open chess tournament.

Nelson is a FIDE chess master, and a math professor at Central Conn. State Univ.

Joe Bihlmeyer, of Durham, won 2nd place. Joe, a national expert, conducts chess classes at New Britain Chess Club.

Special thanks to the OTIS LIBRARY CHESS CLUB IN NORWICH, from which we got six entrants.

Special thanks to the NEW BRITAIN CHESS CLUB from which we got four entrants.  Two players came down from Massachusetts, and two came over from Rhode Island.

Special thanks to Nelson Castaneda for his donation of $40, without which we would not have covered all of our expenses.

Thanks to everyone for chipping in with all the work. Special mention goes to Suhas Kodali for lugging all my stuff back to my car.  Lonnie Dixon helped with clean up.

Al Lasser took photos. Al also writes our GAME OF THE WEEK column for CONNECTICUT CHESS MAGAZINE.

We thank Wendy Rubin, Coventry parks and rec. director, and John Elsesser, the Coventry town manager. We all had fun at this new Mill Brook Place. Each of our players raved about how great a place it is.

THE 2018 NUTMEG STATE OPEN is our next meet on Sat., August 11. It is more than a mere chess tournament, but it is also an OPEN HOUSE for new chess players, where anybody can attend for free.

We now have plenty of extra room, so please come and "check" us out. No age restrictions. Info => ConnecticutChess@Gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018 CONNECTICUT YANKEE OPEN - JULY 14

ROB ROY, SENIOR TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR

 

-----------------------------------------------------------------
 Pair | Player Name                     |Total|Round|Round|Round| 
 Num  | USCF ID / Rtg (Pre->Post)       | Pts |  1  |  2  |  3  | 
-----------------------------------------------------------------
    1 | NELSON CASTANEDA                |3.0  |W   5|W   3|W   4|
   CT | 12564228 / R: 2356   ->2359     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 2200   ->2208     |     |     |     |     |
-----------------------------------------------------------------
    2 | JOSEPH E BIHLMEYER              |2.5  |W   7|D   5|W   6|
   CT | 12686352 / R: 2054   ->2055     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1934   ->1936     |     |     |     |     |
-----------------------------------------------------------------
    3 | SUHAS KODALI                    |2.0  |W  11|L   1|W  10|
   CT | 13764792 / R: 2100   ->2098     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1971   ->1968     |     |     |     |     |
-----------------------------------------------------------------
    4 | LONNIE J DIXON                  |2.0  |W  10|W   7|L   1|
   CT | 13563614 / R: 1433P16->1473P19  |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1289P12->1357P15  |     |     |     |     |
-----------------------------------------------------------------
    5 | ALAN LASSER                     |1.5  |L   1|D   2|W  11|
   MA | 10089387 / R: 2023   ->2024     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1924   ->1922     |     |     |     |     |
-----------------------------------------------------------------
    6 | DANIEL SMITH                    |1.5  |W  12|D  11|L   2|
   RI | 12704934 / R: 1456   ->1481     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1366   ->1383     |     |     |     |     |
-----------------------------------------------------------------
    7 | J HUGH A JAMES                  |1.0  |L   2|L   4|W  12|
   CT | 16089235 / R: 1573   ->1554     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1477   ->1452     |     |     |     |     |
-----------------------------------------------------------------
    8 | DR ANDREW BLAIR PERRY           |1.0  |L   9|W  12|U    |
   MA | 12482574 / R: 1350P8 ->1338P10  |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1350P8 ->1319P10  |     |     |     |     |
-----------------------------------------------------------------
    9 | LAURENT LAFOSSE                 |1.0  |W   8|L  10|U    |
   CT | 12431094 / R: 1240   ->1238     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1245   ->1237     |     |     |     |     |
-----------------------------------------------------------------
   10 | HAYES GOODMAN                   |1.0  |L   4|W   9|L   3|
   RI | 15207355 / R: 1062   ->1103     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q:  991   ->1040     |     |     |     |     |
-----------------------------------------------------------------
   11 | ARTHUR C NAGEL                  |0.5  |L   3|D   6|L   5|
   CT | 10264669 / R: 1700   ->1700     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1518   ->1504     |     |     |     |     |
-----------------------------------------------------------------
   12 | ROB ROY                         |0.0  |L   6|L   8|L   7|
   CT | 10574790 / R: 1400   ->1400     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1186   ->1150     |     |     |     |     |
-----------------------------------------------------------------

 

 

 

 

August 11, Saturday

2018 NUTMEG STATE OPEN

USCF-Rated Chess Tournament

Guaranteed Cash Prizes:

$160-1st  $80-2nd

Entry Fee: $30 cash only

Register at site only: 10 - 10:15 am

Round One 10:30 am. Rds 2, 3 asap

3 Rounds Swiss, G/60 - 5 sec. delay

One section - Accelerated Pairings

Quick and Regular Rating  USCF TLA

Mill Brook Place

1267 Main Street

Coventry Connecticut

Across from historic "Bidwell Tavern"

Coventry Chess Club meets Aug 11,
Sept 29, Oct 27, Nov 17, Dec 15.

https://sites.google.com/site/coventrychess/

 

Further info at our website above

 

 

SATURDAY AUGUST 11, 10 AM - 5 PM

COVENTRY CHESS CLUB

FREE CHESS GAMES

NO DUES, NO FEES, NO HIDDEN CHARGES.

FREE REFRESHMENTS.

Mill Brook Place, 1267 Main St., Coventry Connecticut

Players are not required to write down their moves.

We provide all the equipment you need.

Come enjoy a day full of chess games.

Our strong players give free advice to new players.

Please come "check" us out.

 

https://ConnecticutChess.Blogspot.Com/

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018

2018 CONNECTICUT YANKEE OPEN - JULY 14, SAT., 10 am

 

I expect many chess players for our chess tournament this Saturday.

Our tournament on this weekend in 2017 attracted 16 players. FIDE master Nelson Castaneda won clear first.

Joe Bihlmeyer and Mark Bourque tied for 2nd.

I am happy to be expanding to our bigger and better venue.

I have posted instructions for those showing up at the old location by mistake.

For lunch Rob will coordinate a group order from Wicked Slice, who will deliver to us after round one at 12:45.

Please order and pay to Rob prior to 11:30 deadline.

Within walking distance are 5 restaurants open for lunch.

Phoenix, Bidwell, Subway, Panda Garden, and Lakeview.

Round two will start between 1:15 and 1:30.

I try my best to keep things simple. Entry fee is $30 cash only, per player.

Registration is between 10:00 and 10:15. No advance entries, no byes.

I am using my cellphone now, it is 860 986-8372.

 

July 14, Saturday

 

2018 Connecticut Yankee Open

USCF-Rated Chess Tournament

Guaranteed Cash Prizes:

$160-1st  $80-2nd

Entry Fee: $30 cash only

Register at site only: 10 - 10:15 am

Round One 10:30 am. Rds 2, 3 asap

3 Rounds Swiss, G/60 - 5 sec. delay

One section - Accelerated Pairings

Quick and Regular Rating  USCF TLA

 

Mill Brook Place

1267 Main Street

Coventry Connecticut

Across from historic "Bidwell Tavern"

860 986-8372

Above is Rob's cellphone at site.
860 742-5562 is landline for Rob.

ConnecticutChess@Gmail.com

 

Coventry Chess Club hosts a

USCF-Rated Tournament every month.

https://sites.google.com/site/coventrychess/

 

 

Further info at our website above

 

 

 

===========================================================================================================================


Stafford Springs Chess Club moves to the Stafford Community Center, on Thursday July 19.

The SSCC has met almost 100 times since starting up Oct 2016.  Sometimes the club will conduct a USCF-Rated Quick-Chess tournament, it depends on who shows up.

A typical turnout for the club is about a dozen players, and it is growing, hence their move to bigger and better facilities.  There will be no meeting July 12.

Stafford Springs is a satellite community for both Hartford Conn. and Springfield Mass.  Chess masters and experts from both cities enjoy this weekly club.

Thursdays 7 pm at   Stafford Community Center   3 Buckley Highway

https://sites.google.com/site/connecticutchessmagazine/stafford

https://sites.google.com/view/staffordchess/

SSCC06076@Gmail.com

 

 

=============================================================================================================================


REGISTRATION IS FROM 10 THRU 10:15 AM

PLEASE PAY YOUR ENTRY FEE $30 TO ROB.

 

ROB WILL ANNOUNCE PAIRINGS AT 10:30.

 

FREE BOTTLES OF ICE-WATER AND ICE-COLD DRINKS.

PLEASE HELP YOURSELF, AND SHUT LIDS WHEN DONE.

 

11:30 IS DEADLINE FOR OUR WICKED SLICE ORDER.

DELIVERY FROM WICKED SLICE OF COVENTRY.

LUNCH IS DELIVERED AFTER ROUND ONE; 12:45.

PLEASE ORDER AND PAY TO TD BY 11:30.

 

IF ROB IS PLAYING A CHESS GAME, PLEASE WAIT UNTIL HIS

OPPONENT'S CLOCK IS RUNNING TO ASK ROB QUESTIONS.

I.E. PLEASE DO NOT DISTURB ROB WHILE HE IS THINKING

ABOUT HIS NEXT MOVE.

 

============================================================================================================================

 

SATURDAY JULY 14, 9:30 AM

FREE CHESS TOURNAMENT

NON-RATED BEGINNERS SECTION

COVENTRY CHESS CLUB

GRAND OPENING OPEN HOUSE


Mill Brook Place, 1267 Main St., Coventry Connecticut

Open to all players who are not yet USCF members.

First place prize is a chess lesson with a master/expert.

Every player must know how the men move.

Not-Rated. Adults and children in one section.

Players are not required to write down their moves.

Register 9:30 thru 9:45 AM at site only. No late entrants.

3 Rounds Swiss. Time Control is 30 minutes per player per game.

Format may change depending upon number of entries.

For us to run this event we need a minimum of 4 players to sign up.

You must play all three games of the event. i.e. no dropping out.

We provide all the equipment you need, the regulation boards

and men, and analog chess clocks.

 

============================================================================================================================

National Chess Master Rick Bauer of Wolcott CT tied for 1st with National Expert Derek Meredith of W Hartford at 2018 Coventry Summer Open June 23.

Bauer and Meredith each had perfect scores going into final round. Their game was a hard-fought draw.  They won $120 each.

National Expert Joe Bihlmeyer finished clear 3rd with a 2-1 score.

The tournament had one master, Bauer, and five national experts; Meredith, Bihlmeyer, Doug Fiske, Dan Pascetta, and Don Connors.

 

COVENTRY SUMMER OPEN - USCF CHESS TOURNAMENT - JUNE 23 2018

 

-----------------------------------------------------------------
 Pair | Player Name                     |Total|Round|Round|Round| 
 Num  | USCF ID / Rtg (Pre->Post)       | Pts |  1  |  2  |  3  | 
-----------------------------------------------------------------
    1 | RICHARD BAUER                   |2.5  |W   3|W   6|D   2|
   CT | 10583896 / R: 2200   ->2212     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 2064   ->2078     |     |     |     |     |
-----------------------------------------------------------------
    2 | MATTHEW DEREK MEREDITH          |2.5  |W   7|W   5|D   1|
   CT | 10031443 / R: 2147   ->2157     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 2042   ->2054     |     |     |     |     |
-----------------------------------------------------------------
    3 | JOSEPH E BIHLMEYER              |2.0  |L   1|W   9|W   6|
   CT | 12686352 / R: 2075   ->2081     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1955   ->1960     |     |     |     |     |
-----------------------------------------------------------------
    4 | DONALD J CONNORS JR             |1.5  |L   6|W  10|D   7|
   MD | 10190703 / R: 2035   ->2024     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1925   ->1912     |     |     |     |     |
-----------------------------------------------------------------
    5 | ARTHUR C NAGEL                  |1.5  |W  10|L   2|D   8|
   CT | 10264669 / R: 1702   ->1706     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1507   ->1517     |     |     |     |     |
-----------------------------------------------------------------
    6 | DOUGLAS E FISKE                 |1.0  |W   4|L   1|L   3|
   CT | 10027977 / R: 2090   ->2080     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1890   ->1887     |     |     |     |     |
-----------------------------------------------------------------
    7 | DANIEL PASCETTA                 |1.0  |L   2|D   8|D   4|
   CT | 13492310 / R: 2052   ->2036     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1986   ->1964     |     |     |     |     |
-----------------------------------------------------------------
    8 | JONATHAN C AIYATHURAI           |1.0  |L   9|D   7|D   5|
   MA | 14054524 / R: 1846   ->1823     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1717   ->1695     |     |     |     |     |
-----------------------------------------------------------------
    9 | YBELKA GRANGER                  |1.0  |W   8|L   3|U    |
   CT | 15622133 / R: 1568   ->1599     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1532   ->1559     |     |     |     |     |
-----------------------------------------------------------------
   10 | YOGAHARI JEGADEESWARAN          |1.0  |L   5|L   4|B    |
   CT | 15976902 / R:  966   -> 965     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1001   -> 998     |     |     |     |     |
-----------------------------------------------------------------

 

ROB ROY, SENIOR TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR

 

Special thanks to Derek Meredith, who persuaded 5 fellow New Britain Chess Club players to come play in Coventry.

Bob Cyr, CT's chess historian, donated a dozen Dunkin Donuts. For lunch we had Angus Burgers and corn on the cob.

Next tournament is July 14 at new location; Mill Brook Place, 1267 Main St. Coventry.

Since starting up Coventry Chess Club in May 2016, we've had 103 different players.  We are confident our chess program will continue to thrive.

Mill Brook Place is a brand new meeting hall that fits 70 people. We will have plenty of room to stretch out.  It is also accessible to wheelchairs.

We continue our One-Section format, but we may go to 2 sections in the future.

Rob Roy volunteers with Coventry Park and Rec. Dept., the senior center, the local library and schools to recruit and train new chess players.

 

 

NEARBY RESTAURANTS

Bidwell Tavern  1260 Main St.  (33 ft)        $$

Phoenix  1203 Main St.,    (222 ft)              $

Panda Garden  1364 Main St.  (0.2 mi)       $

Subway  1364 Main St.  (0.2 mi)                $

Lakeview  50 Lake St.,  (0.3 mi)               $$$

 

Join our group order from   Wicked Slice

Order and Pay to TD by 11:30.   Order is delivered 

to us at 12:45 which is the end of round one.

Chess Club provides snacks and ice-cold drinks.

 

 

 

PLEASE SUBSCRIBE TO OUR EMAIL NEWSLETTER

 

CONNECTICUT CHESS MAGAZINE

 

PLEASE VISIT OUR   "UPCOMING TOURNAMENTS"

 

 

 

============================================================================================================================

Friday, July 6, 2018

CONNECTICUT CHESS MAGAZINE - JULY EDITION

July 14, Saturday

 

2018 Connecticut Yankee Open

USCF-Rated Chess Tournament

Guaranteed Cash Prizes:

$160-1st  $80-2nd

Entry Fee: $30 cash only

Register at site only: 10 - 10:15 am

Round One 10:30 am. Rds 2, 3 asap

3 Rounds Swiss, G/60 - 5 sec. delay

One section - Accelerated Pairings

Quick and Regular Rating  USCF TLA

 

Mill Brook Place

1267 Main Street

Coventry Connecticut

Across from historic "Bidwell Tavern"

860 986-8372

Above is Rob's cellphone at site.
860 742-5562 is landline for Rob.

ConnecticutChess@Gmail.com

 

Coventry Chess Club hosts a

USCF-Rated Tournament every month.

https://sites.google.com/site/coventrychess/

 

 

Further info at our website above

 

 

 

===========================================================================================================================


Stafford Springs Chess Club moves to the Stafford Community Center, on Thursday July 19.

The SSCC has met almost 100 times since starting up Oct 2016.  Sometimes the club will conduct a USCF-Rated Quick-Chess tournament, it depends on who shows up.

A typical turnout for the club is about a dozen players, and it is growing, hence their move to bigger and better facilities.  There will be no meeting July 12.

Stafford Springs is a satellite community for both Hartford Conn. and Springfield Mass.  Chess masters and experts from both cities enjoy this weekly club.

Thursdays 7 pm at   Stafford Community Center   3 Buckley Highway

https://sites.google.com/site/connecticutchessmagazine/stafford

https://sites.google.com/view/staffordchess/

SSCC06076@Gmail.com

 

 

=============================================================================================================================


REGISTRATION IS FROM 10 THRU 10:15 AM

PLEASE PAY YOUR ENTRY FEE $30 TO ROB.

 

ROB WILL ANNOUNCE PAIRINGS AT 10:30.

 

FREE BOTTLES OF ICE-WATER AND ICE-COLD DRINKS.

PLEASE HELP YOURSELF, AND SHUT LIDS WHEN DONE.

 

11:30 IS DEADLINE FOR OUR WICKED SLICE ORDER.

DELIVERY FROM WICKED SLICE OF COVENTRY.

LUNCH IS DELIVERED AFTER ROUND ONE; 12:45.

PLEASE ORDER AND PAY TO TD BY 11:30.

 

IF ROB IS PLAYING A CHESS GAME, PLEASE WAIT UNTIL HIS

OPPONENT'S CLOCK IS RUNNING TO ASK ROB QUESTIONS.

I.E. PLEASE DO NOT DISTURB ROB WHILE HE IS THINKING

ABOUT HIS NEXT MOVE.

 

============================================================================================================================

 

SATURDAY JULY 14, 9:30 AM

FREE CHESS TOURNAMENT

NON-RATED BEGINNERS SECTION

COVENTRY CHESS CLUB

GRAND OPENING OPEN HOUSE


Mill Brook Place, 1267 Main St., Coventry Connecticut

Open to all players who are not yet USCF members.

First place prize is a chess lesson with a master/expert.

Every player must know how the men move.

Not-Rated. Adults and children in one section.

Players are not required to write down their moves.

Register 9:30 thru 9:45 AM at site only. No late entrants.

3 Rounds Swiss. Time Control is 30 minutes per player per game.

Format may change depending upon number of entries.

For us to run this event we need a minimum of 4 players to sign up.

You must play all three games of the event. i.e. no dropping out.

We provide all the equipment you need, the regulation boards

and men, and analog chess clocks.

 

============================================================================================================================

National Chess Master Rick Bauer of Wolcott CT tied for 1st with National Expert Derek Meredith of W Hartford at 2018 Coventry Summer Open June 23.

Bauer and Meredith each had perfect scores going into final round. Their game was a hard-fought draw.  They won $120 each.

National Expert Joe Bihlmeyer finished clear 3rd with a 2-1 score.

The tournament had one master, Bauer, and five national experts; Meredith, Bihlmeyer, Doug Fiske, Dan Pascetta, and Don Connors.

 

COVENTRY SUMMER OPEN - USCF CHESS TOURNAMENT - JUNE 23 2018

 

-----------------------------------------------------------------
 Pair | Player Name                     |Total|Round|Round|Round| 
 Num  | USCF ID / Rtg (Pre->Post)       | Pts |  1  |  2  |  3  | 
-----------------------------------------------------------------
    1 | RICHARD BAUER                   |2.5  |W   3|W   6|D   2|
   CT | 10583896 / R: 2200   ->2212     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 2064   ->2078     |     |     |     |     |
-----------------------------------------------------------------
    2 | MATTHEW DEREK MEREDITH          |2.5  |W   7|W   5|D   1|
   CT | 10031443 / R: 2147   ->2157     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 2042   ->2054     |     |     |     |     |
-----------------------------------------------------------------
    3 | JOSEPH E BIHLMEYER              |2.0  |L   1|W   9|W   6|
   CT | 12686352 / R: 2075   ->2081     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1955   ->1960     |     |     |     |     |
-----------------------------------------------------------------
    4 | DONALD J CONNORS JR             |1.5  |L   6|W  10|D   7|
   MD | 10190703 / R: 2035   ->2024     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1925   ->1912     |     |     |     |     |
-----------------------------------------------------------------
    5 | ARTHUR C NAGEL                  |1.5  |W  10|L   2|D   8|
   CT | 10264669 / R: 1702   ->1706     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1507   ->1517     |     |     |     |     |
-----------------------------------------------------------------
    6 | DOUGLAS E FISKE                 |1.0  |W   4|L   1|L   3|
   CT | 10027977 / R: 2090   ->2080     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1890   ->1887     |     |     |     |     |
-----------------------------------------------------------------
    7 | DANIEL PASCETTA                 |1.0  |L   2|D   8|D   4|
   CT | 13492310 / R: 2052   ->2036     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1986   ->1964     |     |     |     |     |
-----------------------------------------------------------------
    8 | JONATHAN C AIYATHURAI           |1.0  |L   9|D   7|D   5|
   MA | 14054524 / R: 1846   ->1823     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1717   ->1695     |     |     |     |     |
-----------------------------------------------------------------
    9 | YBELKA GRANGER                  |1.0  |W   8|L   3|U    |
   CT | 15622133 / R: 1568   ->1599     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1532   ->1559     |     |     |     |     |
-----------------------------------------------------------------
   10 | YOGAHARI JEGADEESWARAN          |1.0  |L   5|L   4|B    |
   CT | 15976902 / R:  966   -> 965     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1001   -> 998     |     |     |     |     |
-----------------------------------------------------------------

 

ROB ROY, SENIOR TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR

 

Special thanks to Derek Meredith, who persuaded 5 fellow New Britain Chess Club players to come play in Coventry.

Bob Cyr, CT's chess historian, donated a dozen Dunkin Donuts. For lunch we had Angus Burgers and corn on the cob.

Next tournament is July 14 at new location; Mill Brook Place, 1267 Main St. Coventry.

Since starting up Coventry Chess Club in May 2016, we've had 103 different players.  We are confident our chess program will continue to thrive.

Mill Brook Place is a brand new meeting hall that fits 70 people. We will have plenty of room to stretch out.  It is also accessible to wheelchairs.

We continue our One-Section format, but we may go to 2 sections in the future.

Rob Roy volunteers with Coventry Park and Rec. Dept., the senior center, the local library and schools to recruit and train new chess players.

 

 

NEARBY RESTAURANTS

Bidwell Tavern  1260 Main St.  (33 ft)        $$

Phoenix  1203 Main St.,    (222 ft)              $

Panda Garden  1364 Main St.  (0.2 mi)       $

Subway  1364 Main St.  (0.2 mi)                $

Lakeview  50 Lake St.,  (0.3 mi)               $$$

 

Join our group order from   Wicked Slice

Order and Pay to TD by 11:30.   Order is delivered 

to us at 12:45 which is the end of round one.

Chess Club provides snacks and ice-cold drinks.

 

 

 

PLEASE SUBSCRIBE TO OUR EMAIL NEWSLETTER

 

CONNECTICUT CHESS MAGAZINE

 

PLEASE VISIT OUR   "UPCOMING TOURNAMENTS"

 

 

 

============================================================================================================================

Northern Connecticut chess club moves to new site


Stafford Springs Chess Club moves to the Stafford Community Center, on Thursday July 19.

The SSCC has met almost 100 times since starting up Oct 2016.  Sometimes the club will conduct a USCF-Rated Quick-Chess tournament, it depends on who shows up.

A typical turnout for the club is about a dozen players, and it is growing, hence their move to bigger and better facilities.  There will be no meeting July 12.

Stafford Springs is a satellite community for both Hartford Conn. and Springfield Mass.  Chess masters and experts from both cities enjoy this weekly club.

Thursdays 7 pm at   Stafford Community Center   3 Buckley Highway

https://sites.google.com/site/connecticutchessmagazine/stafford

https://sites.google.com/view/staffordchess/

SSCC06076@Gmail.com

 

 

Monday, July 2, 2018

July 14 - 2018 CONNECTICUT YANKEE OPEN

July 14, Saturday

 

2018 Connecticut Yankee Open

USCF-Rated Chess Tournament

Guaranteed Cash Prizes:

$160-1st  $80-2nd

Entry Fee: $30 cash only

Register at site only: 10 - 10:15 am

Round One 10:30 am. Rds 2, 3 asap

3 Rounds Swiss, G/60 - 5 sec. delay

One section - Accelerated Pairings

Quick and Regular Rating  USCF TLA

 

Mill Brook Place

1267 Main Street

Coventry Connecticut

Across from historic "Bidwell Tavern"

860 986-8372

Above is Rob's cellphone at site.
860 742-5562 is landline for Rob.

ConnecticutChess@Gmail.com

 

Coventry Chess Club hosts a

USCF-Rated Tournament every month.

https://sites.google.com/site/coventrychess/

 

 

Further info at our website above

 

 

 

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Rick Bauer and Derek Meredith win Coventry Summer Open

National Chess Master Rick Bauer of Wolcott CT tied for 1st with National Expert Derek Meredith of W Hartford at 2018 Coventry Summer Open June 23.

Bauer and Meredith each had perfect scores going into final round. Their game was a hard-fought draw.  They won $120 each.

National Expert Joe Bihlmeyer finished clear 3rd with a 2-1 score.

The tournament had one master, Bauer, and five national experts; Meredith, Bihlmeyer, Doug Fiske, Dan Pascetta, and Don Connors.

 

COVENTRY SUMMER OPEN - USCF CHESS TOURNAMENT - JUNE 23 2018

 

-----------------------------------------------------------------
 Pair | Player Name                     |Total|Round|Round|Round| 
 Num  | USCF ID / Rtg (Pre->Post)       | Pts |  1  |  2  |  3  | 
-----------------------------------------------------------------
    1 | RICHARD BAUER                   |2.5  |W   3|W   6|D   2|
   CT | 10583896 / R: 2200   ->2212     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 2064   ->2078     |     |     |     |     |
-----------------------------------------------------------------
    2 | MATTHEW DEREK MEREDITH          |2.5  |W   7|W   5|D   1|
   CT | 10031443 / R: 2147   ->2157     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 2042   ->2054     |     |     |     |     |
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    3 | JOSEPH E BIHLMEYER              |2.0  |L   1|W   9|W   6|
   CT | 12686352 / R: 2075   ->2081     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1955   ->1960     |     |     |     |     |
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    4 | DONALD J CONNORS JR             |1.5  |L   6|W  10|D   7|
   MD | 10190703 / R: 2035   ->2024     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1925   ->1912     |     |     |     |     |
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    5 | ARTHUR C NAGEL                  |1.5  |W  10|L   2|D   8|
   CT | 10264669 / R: 1702   ->1706     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1507   ->1517     |     |     |     |     |
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    6 | DOUGLAS E FISKE                 |1.0  |W   4|L   1|L   3|
   CT | 10027977 / R: 2090   ->2080     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1890   ->1887     |     |     |     |     |
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    7 | DANIEL PASCETTA                 |1.0  |L   2|D   8|D   4|
   CT | 13492310 / R: 2052   ->2036     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1986   ->1964     |     |     |     |     |
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    8 | JONATHAN C AIYATHURAI           |1.0  |L   9|D   7|D   5|
   MA | 14054524 / R: 1846   ->1823     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1717   ->1695     |     |     |     |     |
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    9 | YBELKA GRANGER                  |1.0  |W   8|L   3|U    |
   CT | 15622133 / R: 1568   ->1599     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1532   ->1559     |     |     |     |     |
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   10 | YOGAHARI JEGADEESWARAN          |1.0  |L   5|L   4|B    |
   CT | 15976902 / R:  966   -> 965     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1001   -> 998     |     |     |     |     |
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ROB ROY, SENIOR TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR

 

Special thanks to Derek Meredith, who persuaded 5 fellow New Britain Chess Club players to come play in Coventry.

Bob Cyr, CT's chess historian, donated a dozen Dunkin Donuts. For lunch we had Angus Burgers and corn on the cob.

Next tournament is July 14 at new location; Mill Brook Place, 1267 Main St. Coventry.

Since starting up Coventry Chess Club in May 2016, we've had 103 different players.  We are confident our chess program will continue to thrive.

Mill Brook Place is a brand new meeting hall that fits 70 people. We will have plenty of room to stretch out.  It is also accessible to wheelchairs.

We continue our One-Section format, but we may go to 2 sections in the future.

Rob Roy volunteers with Coventry Park and Rec. Dept., the senior center, the local library and schools to recruit and train new chess players.

 

July 14   2018 Connecticut Yankee Open

Club provides free ice-cold drinks, cookies and snacks.

For lunch we order take-out from   Wicked Slice  who delivers.

Lunch Special is $5 grinders (6-inch) select from these;

Meatball, Chicken Parm, Steak & Cheese, Italian Combo.

Pay for your order to TD by 11:30. Order delivered 12:45.

 

These restaurants are a walk away;

Bidwell Tavern  1260 Main St.

Francesca Italian Bistro  1203 Main St.

Panda Garden  1364 Main St.

Phoenix  1203 Main St.,

 

 

 

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Thursday, June 21, 2018

OUR MONTHLY USCF TOURNAMENTS MOVE TO BIGGER VENUE

Our monthly USCF chess program is moving to Mill Brook Place, 1267 Main Street in downtown Coventry. Our first tournament at this location is Sat. July 14, the "2018 Connecticut Yankee Open".

Mill Brook Place is a new facility converted from an old mill building, part of Coventry's Downtown Main Street Revival.  Mill Brook Park is across from Bidwell Tavern, great food and one of many historic buildings on main street.

Coventry has a lake, parks, beaches, antique shops, restaurants, farmers markets, and much more.  I am on a team of volunteers who help beautify the parks.  I will recruit new chess players by working with our park and rec dept, the local schools and library.

 

 

 

MILL BROOK PLACE