Thursday, February 16, 2017

Sat., Feb. 25 - Storrs Center Chess Open

Saturday, February 25, 2017 STORRS CENTER CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS - Free USCF-Rated Chess Tournament - Nash-Zimmer Transportation Center 23 Royce Circle Storrs CT 06268 Register at site only 10:10 am - 10:30. Round One starts 10:30 am Sharp. G/45 d5. 3-SS. Must be a current USCF member. Rounds 2-3 ASAP. Please arrive prior to 10:30 to be included in round one of the tournament. We will offer Free USCF-Rated games (also G/45 d5) up until 2 PM. Chess is at street level in parking garage building. Park in Storrs Center Parking Garage Free for first 2 hours, $1/hour thereafter. We are part of "Storrs Center" downtown district adjacent to the UConn campus on Rt-195 in Storrs/Mansfield. Plenty of restaurants within walking distance. Please bring your equipment, especially a digital chess clock. If you don't have equipment we will have extras you can borrow. Please bring ear plugs as we have no control over any noise. The room we play in is open to library patrons and the general public. Nobody is required to play USCF to attend. All chess players are welcome to drop-in anytime for any reason. We close at 4 pm. Rob Roy USCF Senior TD 860 742-5562. If we get a good turnout, and the host likes us, we will conduct more events here. Thanks to Mansfield Public Library Express, UConn Transportation, Windham Region Transit District, Peter Pan Bus Lines and LAZ Parking for making this possible.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Mark Bourque wins Julius Fuster Chess Open

Mark Bourque, president of the Stafford Springs Chess Club won first place of the Julius Fuster Open Chess Tournament held Feb 4 in Coventry. || Bourque, a national expert, defeated Derek Meredith, another national expert, in the final round. Meredith tied for second place with Gary Cote and Harrison Fregeau. || Eight players competed, the mean rating is 1786. This is the 7th chess tournament Rob Roy has directed at the new chess center in Coventry. || Eastern Connecticut welcomes Tim McGuiness, a national expert, who recently moved here from California. McGuiness arrived too late for the tournament, but stayed and enjoyed many G/15 games during the free open house in the skittles room. || Thanks again to Mark Denihan and Elizabeth who helped serve lunch after round one. || Thanks to the Otis Library Chess Club for supporting our tournament. || See full report with photos || See crosstable on USCF website || Rob Roy reminded everyone that the next tournament in Coventry will be on Saturday, March 11. || Rob Roy is conducting a USCF-rated event at Otis Library in Norwich on Saturday, March 25. || The "Venus de Milo Chess Open" has been scheduled for Sat., April 8 in Coventry. || If you have not already done so; please subscribe to our newsletter. || If you are on Facebook please visit: Connecticut Chess Magazine || If you are on Twitter, please follow Rob Roy