Saturday, April 29, 2017

New Britain Chess Club News - April 29, 2017

       New Britain Chess Club News - April 29, 2017

  • NBCC Logo T-Shirts to be unveiled on Tuesday.  Pre-order now - supplies will be limited.

  • NBCC Class Championship Results

  • FM Nelson Castaneda Training Class starts Tuesday

  • Blitz XIV G/5;d0  Tournament on Tuesday

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The new NBCC logo T-shirts will be unveiled and available for purchase on Tuesday.  Supplies are limited, so pre-order your T-shirt today by telling me your size.  Cost is most likely $15.

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Class Championship Results:

Congratulations to the following winners of the first NBCC Class Championship.  Winners will get their NBCC Class Champion T-Shirt on Tuesday.  For complete results, see the  USCF Crosstable

Master:  Nelson Castaneda and Dennis Prawira

Expert:  Suhas Kodali

Class A: Immad Sadiq

Class B: Roger Bessette

Class D: Bob Wooster

Class E: Shriniket Sivakumar

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FM Nelson Castaneda training classes start 5/2/2017

Starting Tuesday, May 2, at 6:30-7:30, for 3 or 4 weeks,  FM Nelson Castaneda will be conducting training. classes geared towards the scholastic and lower class players in the club.  Participation in the class is free to members, $10 for non-members.  This week’s topic is “Central Pawn and King endgames”.

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Blitz XIV Tournament Details

  • Tuesday, May 2, 2017·        
  • 7-double Swiss G/5;d0·        
  • Sections: 1·        
  • Entry Fee: $5 members, $15 non-members·        
  • Prizes: based on entries (70% of regular entry fees returned as prizes )·        
  • USCF quick rated (USCF membership is required)·        
  • Quick Ratings used for pairings·        
  • Registration 6:45-7:20 P.M.·        
  • Pairings will be made at 7:30 (following the training session)

Norman Burtness, President

Friday, April 28, 2017

MAY 6 - CHESS CENTER FIRST ANNIV USCF TOURNAMENT

May 6, 2017  Saturday

Chess Center First Anniv. Open Chess Tournament

Rob Roy Chess Center, 3111 South Street, Coventry Connecticut

PRIZES:   $180-1st, $90-2nd.  Based on 12 players, more per entries.

Free Food and Drink.  Free WiFi.  Lunch after round one.

https://sites.google.com/site/coventrychess/may06

Junior players to be accompanied by only one guest.

https://www.uschess.org/tlas/7884.tla

Questions:   860 742-5562  no texts

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

CONNECTICUT CHESS MAGAZINE - APRIL 26, 2017 - SPECIAL EDITION

 
 
 
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Saturday May 6

 

 
Chess Center First Anniv. Open
 
 
$30 entry fee. 3-SS. G/60 d5.  Cash Prizes: 1st-$180, 2nd-$90 b/12, more per entries. Enter at site only 10:30-11:30 am. Round One - 12 noon.  Rds. 2-3 asap.  Junior players accompanied by one other person only. Rob Roy Chess Center, 3111 South St., Coventry CT. 860 742-5562 ConnecticutChess@Gmail.com

 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Acknowledging Our Most Faithful

6 REV J HUGH A JAMES      1635
ROB ROY                           1423
5 GARY L COTE                      1844
4 JOSEPH E BIHLMEYER      2073
4 LUIS R DELGADO                1350
3 KEVIN ZIMMERMAN         1500
3 MARK R BOURQUE          2059
3 IM JAN VAN DE MORTEL   2527

15 PLAYERS HAVE ATTENDED TWICE
40 PLAYERS HAVE ATTENDED ONCE

12 EVENTS MAY 1, 2016 THRU APRIL 22, 2017

 

SATURDAY MAY 6 - CHESS CENTER FIRST ANNIV OPEN

Rob Roy Chess Center, 3111 South Street, Coventry Connecticut

$30 entry fee. Cash prizes. Free food and drink.

 

SATURDAY MAY 20STORRS CENTER FREE USCF CHESS # 3

 

Rob Roy ran 12 chess tournaments in past year.

2016-05-01 CHESS CENTER GRAND OPENING

2016-07-10 CONN CHESS MAGAZINE SUMMER

2016-09-11 JIM BOLTON MEMORIAL OPEN

2016-10-08 NATIONAL CHESS DAY

2016-11-19 EASTERN CONNECTICUT OPEN

2017-01-07 NATHAN HALE WINTER OPEN

2017-02-04 JULIUS FUSTER OPEN

2017-02-25 STORRS CENTER CHESS # 1

2017-03-11 EAST CONN CHESS OPEN

2017-03-25 NORWICH CHESS OPEN

2017-04-08 VENUS DE MILO OPEN

2017-04-22 STORRS CENTER CHESS 2

 

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Storrs Center Chess Club - April 22 Report

STORRS CENTER FREE USCF CHESS #2

Matthew Shirvell and Daniel Zhou tied for first place, each with perfect 3-0 scores. A 2-way tie for 3rd place resulted when Dmitri Efimov and James Grindley each finished 2-0.  A total of ten players competed in the 3 round swiss. Photos and results will appear on Connecticut Chess Magazine

Thanks to those who set up the tables and chairs and then stayed afterwards to put them back.  I wish I had more time to chat with my new friends, but I also played today.

We wish to thank the Nash-Zimmer Transportation Center  who graciously hosts our tournaments. We always strive to keep them happy with us.  We wish to thank the women who work the desk, Uzma and Carol, who always go far beyond their regular duties to help us.

You guys are tough, each of my three games were very difficult, I lost all 3.  Thanks to each one of you who helped to make this event a success.  Let's do this again on  May 20    - Rob Roy

 

SATURDAY MAY 6 - CHESS CENTER FIRST ANNIV OPEN

Rob Roy Chess Center, 3111 South Street, Coventry Connecticut

$30 entry fee. Cash prizes. Free food and drink.

 

SATURDAY MAY 20STORRS CENTER FREE USCF CHESS # 3

 

USCF CROSSTABLE FOR APRIL 22, 2017 - STORRS CENTER FREE CHESS # 2

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 Pair | Player Name                     |Total|Round|Round|Round| 
 Num  | USCF ID / Rtg (Pre->Post)       | Pts |  1  |  2  |  3  | 
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    1 | MATTHEW MARK SHIRVELL           |3.0  |W   5|W   6|W   3|
   CT | 15470470 / R: 1462   ->1522     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1397   ->1458     |     |     |     |     |
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    2 | DANIEL ZHOU                     |3.0  |W  10|W   9|W   7|
   CT | 14927462 / R: 1412   ->1458     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1284   ->1333     |     |     |     |     |
-----------------------------------------------------------------
    3 | DMITRI EFIMOV                   |2.0  |W   8|W   4|L   1|
   CT | 13855754 / R: 1846   ->1828     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1750   ->1731     |     |     |     |     |
-----------------------------------------------------------------
    4 | LT JAMES PATRICK GRINDLEY II    |2.0  |W   7|L   3|W   9|
   CT | 16055060 / R: Unrated->1619P3   |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: Unrated->1505P3   |     |     |     |     |
-----------------------------------------------------------------
    5 | LAWRENCE LEGROS                 |1.5  |L   1|W   8|D   6|
   MA | 14840704 / R: 1025   ->1049     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q:  889   -> 936     |     |     |     |     |
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    6 | LEVI SCHNITZLER                 |1.5  |W   9|L   1|D   5|
   CT | 15705226 / R:  700   -> 845     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q:  692   -> 823     |     |     |     |     |
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    7 | LONNIE J DIXON                  |1.0  |L   4|W  10|L   2|
   VA | 13563614 / R: 1321P9 ->1300P12  |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1292P4 ->1217P7   |     |     |     |     |
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    8 | RICK SCHNITZLER JR              |1.0  |L   3|L   5|W  10|
   CT | 14896892 / R: 1216   ->1188     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1113P14->1075P17  |     |     |     |     |
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    9 | ROB ROY                         |0.0  |L   6|L   2|L   4|
   CT | 10574790 / R: 1423   ->1400     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1283   ->1213     |     |     |     |     |
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   10 | TOM WHISTLER                    |0.0  |L   2|L   7|L   8|
   MA | 14731065 / R:  991   -> 966     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q:  622   -> 615     |     |     |     |     |
-----------------------------------------------------------------

 

Rob Roy ran 12 chess tournaments in past year.

2016-05-01 CHESS CENTER GRAND OPENING

2016-07-10 CONN CHESS MAGAZINE SUMMER

2016-09-11 JIM BOLTON MEMORIAL OPEN

2016-10-08 NATIONAL CHESS DAY

2016-11-19 EASTERN CONNECTICUT OPEN

2017-01-07 NATHAN HALE WINTER OPEN

2017-02-04 JULIUS FUSTER OPEN

2017-02-25 STORRS CENTER CHESS # 1

2017-03-11 EAST CONN CHESS OPEN

2017-03-25 NORWICH CHESS OPEN

2017-04-08 VENUS DE MILO OPEN

2017-04-22 STORRS CENTER CHESS 2

 

Sunday, April 9, 2017

David Herscovici wins Venus de Milo April 8

David Herscovici won first place of the "Venus de Milo" tournament held April 8 in Coventry with a perfect 3-0 score.

A 3-way tie for 2nd: Nelson Castaneda, Joe Bihlmeyer, and Roger Bessette each finished with 2-1 scores.

We wish to thank Mark Denihan, a player from our backgammon program, who volunteered work all day long. Rob Roy was TD.

Several drenching rainstorms in the prior week, together with the spring thaw, caused the basement to get an inch of water.

Luckily, the tournament room was on high ground and thus not affected. The garage got emptied out and became the skittles room. Click for Photos

We usually provide a complimentary lunch, but with all the work to remove 12 wet rugs and cleaning out the garage, we had no time to prepare.

We all chipped in and got pizza from the new "Wicked Slice" in Coventry. The pizza won high approval so we may do this at future events.

 

SATURDAY MAY 6 - CHESS CENTER FIRST ANNIV OPEN

Rob Roy Chess Center, 3111 South Street, Coventry Connecticut

$30 entry fee. Cash prizes. Free food and drink.

 

SATURDAY MAY 20STORRS CENTER FREE USCF CHESS # 3

 

USCF MSA - Cross Table for VENUS DE MILO OPEN (Event 201704083922)

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 Pair | Player Name                     |Total|Round|Round|Round| 
 Num  | USCF ID / Rtg (Pre->Post)       | Pts |  1  |  2  |  3  | 
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    1 | DAVID S HERSCOVICI              |3.0  |W  10|W   4|W   2|
   CT | 12486399 / R: 2128   ->2147     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 2045   ->2066     |     |     |     |     |
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    2 | NELSON CASTANEDA                |2.0  |W   7|W   3|L   1|
   CT | 12564228 / R: 2371   ->2366     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 2280   ->2269     |     |     |     |     |
-----------------------------------------------------------------
    3 | JOSEPH E BIHLMEYER              |2.0  |W   8|L   2|W   5|
   CT | 12686352 / R: 2071   ->2073     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1902   ->1905     |     |     |     |     |
-----------------------------------------------------------------
    4 | ROGER P BESSETTE                |2.0  |W   9|L   1|W   6|
   CT | 12822966 / R: 1734   ->1734     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1674P14->1673P17  |     |     |     |     |
-----------------------------------------------------------------
    5 | GARY L COTE                     |1.5  |D   6|W  10|L   3|
   CT | 10034841 / R: 1842   ->1825     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1665   ->1645     |     |     |     |     |
-----------------------------------------------------------------
    6 | EDWARD FABER                    |1.5  |D   5|W   7|L   4|
   CT | 12903172 / R: 1145   ->1262     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1063P24->1185     |     |     |     |     |
-----------------------------------------------------------------
    7 | REV J HUGH A JAMES              |1.0  |L   2|L   6|W   8|
   CT | 16089235 / R: 1627P19->1602P22  |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1550P15->1518P18  |     |     |     |     |
-----------------------------------------------------------------
    8 | DANIEL ZHOU                     |1.0  |L   3|W   9|L   7|
   CT | 14927462 / R: 1420   ->1412     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1288   ->1284     |     |     |     |     |
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    9 | JOSHUA BERKUN                   |1.0  |L   4|L   8|W  10|
   CT | 16080502 / R:  942P16->1017P19  |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q:  932P12-> 993P15  |     |     |     |     |
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   10 | KEVIN ZIMMERMAN                 |0.0  |L   1|L   5|L   9|
   CT | 12799878 / R: 1500   ->1500     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1318   ->1300     |     |     |     |     |
-----------------------------------------------------------------

 

 

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Report on Otis Library's Norwich Open March 25

Nelson Castaneda of New Britain won the Norwich Chess Open with a perfect 3-0 score. Matthew Faille of Waterbury and Alan Winslow of Groton shared 2nd place, each with two wins and a draw.

The event was sponsored by the Friends of Otis Library to popularize the library's weekly chess program held on Wednesdays 5pm - 8pm. We wish to thank Julie Menders of Otis Library for all her work on this event.

Click here for article by Norwich Bulletin newspaper.

Click here for video documentary by New London Day

We wish to thank Angelo Vargas and Chris Scarborough, volunteers from the Otis Library Chess Club for teaching newcomers on how to play. The TD was Rob Roy of Coventry.

USCF Rating Report

 

SATURDAY MAY 6 - CHESS CENTER FIRST ANNIV OPEN

Rob Roy Chess Center, 3111 South Street, Coventry Connecticut

$30 entry fee. Cash prizes. Free food and drink.

 

SATURDAY MAY 20STORRS CENTER FREE USCF CHESS # 3

 

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Joe Bihlmeyer wins East Conn Open March 11

Report on the East Conn Chess Open held March 11 in Coventry.

Joe Bihlmeyer won with a perfect 3-0 score. Gary Cote from Norwich won 2nd place with 2 wins and a draw. Nine players came to play in the 3 round Swiss.

Rob Roy served as houseman for rounds 2 and 3, winning both games. Thanks to Elizabeth who allowed us into her home and cooked us ziti and meatballs.

Thanks to assistant host Mark Denihan, who did many various tasks all day long. Thanks to those who made voluntary contributions towards the lunch food. The rounds progress better when players don't need to leave to fetch lunch.

We had 3 players from the New Britain Chess Club, 2 players from the Norwich Chess Club, and 4 new players. Thanks to each of the players for driving in to play in my tournament.

 

SATURDAY MAY 6 - CHESS CENTER FIRST ANNIV OPEN

Rob Roy Chess Center, 3111 South Street, Coventry Connecticut

$30 entry fee. Cash prizes. Free food and drink.

 

SATURDAY MAY 20STORRS CENTER FREE USCF CHESS # 3