Friday, December 15, 2017

Jan van de Mortel is new Connecticut State Blitz-Chess Champion

12/12 IM Jan van de Mortel won the CSCA CT State Blitz (G5 d5) Championship organized by NBCC. Photo: Jan playing against Andrew Colwell. Jan scored 8/9 (only Nelson Castaneda won against him), second was Suhas Kodali 7/9, third Nelson CastaƱeda Alvarez 6/9. Crosstable HERE

New Britain Chess Club weekly news:

  • NBCC Christmas Party December 19, 2017 at 6:15 pm

  • Unrated Quads on Tuesday 12/26

  • Grand Master Aleksandr Lenderman @ NBCC Feb.2 & 3, 2018



On Tuesday Dec. 19, the NBCC will be having its

Annual Christmas Party.  It will be catered by Hall’s

Market, in West Hartford.  Please bring desserts and hors’d’oeuvres.  

Following the Party will be a Bullet tournament,

Round Robin, G1/d1.  Trophy to 1st place.    

Entry is free to members plus 1 immediate family member.  Additional family

members $10. $20 for non-members. Dinner will be served starting at 6:15, P.M.

If you can help with setup, come by 6pm, or if you can help with cleanup, stay a few minutes late.  Many hands make light work.  The NBCC has had a great year.  Come and celebrate with us.  Rick Bauer will be handing out the award for the best game of the year contest.

Christmas Party Menu

Roasted vegetables Green Beans Almondine

Swedish meatballs Sausage & spinach lasagna

Cheese lasagna Vegetable lasagna

Classic meat lasagna Cheese and cracker tray

Green Garden Salad Rolls

Mac & cheese


Unrated Quads on Tuesday, 12/26, 2017

Our last meeting of the year will feature a low-key event with G/30 quads and casual play.  There will be no training class this day.

 Unrated Quads Details:
Tuesday, Dec 26, 2017
• 3-RR G/30;d5  
• Entry Fee: $5 members, $10 non-members
• Prizes: $20 to the winner.
• Registration 6:45-7:00 P.M.
• Pairings made at 7:15


Grand Master Aleksandr Lenderman will come to the NBCC Feb. 2 & 3 to conduct Master level training class.

The NBCC is proud to announce that GM Aleksandr Lenderman will be coming to NBCC the weekend of February 2 and 3 (Friday/Saturday) to conduct a Master level training class.  Cost for this will be $25 and will be limited to ~10-15 expert and master level players (members only).   On Saturday Mr. Lenderman will conduct a lecture followed by a simultaneous exhibition.  Cost will be $5 for scholastic players and $10 for adult.  Non-members may participate for $10/$20 more.  These plans are tentative, so be watching for updates.


Norman Burtness, President