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Saratoga Staunton Club Quick Chess Tournament on December 10, 2017

The Saratoga Staunton Club will hold a Quick Chess Tournament on December 10, 2017. The event will be at the Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church 175 Fifth Avenue, Saratoga Springs NY 12866 in Room – Kitchenette 3 in the education wing of the church. (Park in the parking lot to your left when you drive into the church grounds and use the doors closest to that parking lot.) You can preregister by emailing moc.l1511033845iamto1511033845h@1sr1511033845uocel1511033845a1511033845 . The tournament will be USCF Quick Chess rated and USCF Membership is required. Official Rules Apply. Quick Chess is touch move. The Entry fee is $20, $15 for Staunton Club Members; pay at site, cash or check only. Games will be G/10 d3. (Game in 10 minutes with a 3 second delay) Registration with be from 7PM to 7:45PM. Rounds will start at 7:45 Prizes, based on 15 Entries will be $100, $50, and $35, top under 1700 $20. and top under 1300/unrated $20. (I will check if we need a minimum of two or three in a class for prize eligibility and post again or update this one before the tournament.)

Irina Krush lecture and simultaneous exhibition

The East Greenbush Chess Community will be sponsoring an afternoon lecture and simultaneous exhibition with GM Irina Krush on Saturday November 11th, 2017 beginning at 1:00 PM at their usual location of Sunshine Day Care, located at 14 Hays Rd, East Greenbush, NY 12061. This will be a no-fee event, but EGCC is requesting that attendees bring canned goods or non-perishable food donations for the Concerns-U food pantry.

Krush is a spectacularly successful player, one of 35 female GM’s worldwide, and a dominant force in American chess. I am a huge fan of her play, and strongly recommend that anyone who can make this event should make this event. In the likely event of more participants than seats, a lottery will be held to determine who gets to play. Interested parties should email Bill Matters , or call 518.477.2820 to let Bill know they wish to play.

This is a rare and exciting opportunity for players to compete against the 7-time US Women’s Champion. Please take advantage of this chance.

Reminder–Saratoga Quick Chess holiday tournament Sunday!

A brief reminder that the Saratoga Staunton Club is holding a quick chess tournament this Sunday. Registration from 7 until 7:45. This is a fun event, with a chance to play all the ideas you would regret playing in a standard rated event. Reckless attacks! Unsound sacrifices! Fun!

Joshua posted all the details in this earlier post.

Hope to see you there.

Schenectady Club Championship

The Schenectady Chess Club will begin its annual club championship beginning October 12th. Our tournament director is requesting that all participants declare their intention by Thursday, October 5th. Please contact Richard Chu with intent to join the club this year [$36] at moc.r1511033845r.pac1511033845yn@bu1511033845lcsse1511033845hcyda1511033845tcene1511033845hcs1511033845 . Emails should include USCF ID and expiration date.

The tournament will be a round robin event, with a G/100 d/5 time control.  We are sincerely hoping to complete play by the end of February.

In addition, Schenectady will be hosting a scholastic tourney simultaneously, with G/30 d/5 round robin, all-play-all event. The club offers scholastic membership for $18 per year. USCF membership is required. Any interested participants should contact me at gro.a1511033845cyne@1511033845retla1511033845w1511033845 with entry request, USCF ID, and expiration date. Affordable USCF memberships are available from the Right Move, whose first event will be Saturday October 14th. As director of the scholastic event I will accommodate entries on the 12th with proof of membership provided to me on the 14th at Bethlehem Middle School.

Please note that it is the club’s policy to provide trophies to winners. No cash prizes are available.

Albany Area Chess Club Championship Starts Soon

The Albany Area Chess Club Championship will start October 18th. The deadline for registration is October 11th. To play in the Championship, you must be a member of the Club and of USCF. Club dues are $30 regular or $20 scholastic for those playing in the Championship. The Championship will be played as a single round-robin if there are 17 or fewer players. In case there are 18 or more players, they will be divided into two sections of roughly equal average rating, each section playing a round-robin, and the top two finishers of both sections will play a final quad. Tie results will be decided by two-game playoffs. Prizes will include $60 for first, $30 for second, and $30 for an “under” prize. Games will start 7:30 PM at the Club’s usual meeting place, Hamilton Union Presbyterian Church, 2291 Western Avenue, Guilderland NY. Time control for all games will be game in 90 minutes with 5-second delay. Tournament Director is Club Treasurer Charles Eson. If you wish to participate but cannot attend to register in person on October 4th or October 11th, please contact Mr. Eson at (518) 221-6332 or moc.l1511033845oa@2l1511033845ihpkw1511033845ah1511033845 .

Still time to join Saratoga Staunton Chess Club and play for the championship

The 2017 club championship of the Staunton Chess Club will start on October 1. Because we are having a Quick Chess tournament on the 8th, we decided to accept entries for the club championship up until the start of the 2nd round on October 15.

Entry fee/club membership is $20. It is currently set as a double round robin, though we can change that if we get enough entries to make that impractical.

The Chess Club meets from approximately 7PM on Sundays and the tournament games usually start at approximately 7:30. Efforts are made to accommodate players schedules by allowing rescheduling games and playing make up games at times and locations agreed as acceptable by individual players.

If you have questions contact Alan LeCours moc.l1511033845iamto1511033845h@1sr1511033845uocel1511033845a1511033845

The club meets at the Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church.

Saratoga Staunton Club Quick Chess Tournament on October 8

The Saratoga Staunton Club will hold a Quick Chess Tournament on October 8, 2017. The event will be at the Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church 175 Fifth Avenue, Saratoga Springs NY 12866 in Room – Kitchenette 3. The tournament will be USCF Quick Chess rated and USCF Membership is required. Official Rules Apply. Quick Chess is touch move. The Entry fee is $20, $15 for Staunton Club Members. Games will be G/10 d3. (Game in 10 minutes with a 3 second delay) Registration with be from 7PM to 7:45PM. Rounds will be at 8:00PM, 8:35PM, 9:10PM, and 9:45PM. Prizes, based on 15 Entries will be 1st.$75, 2nd. $30, 3rd. $15, top unders 1700 $20. and top under 1300/unrated $20.

The club is hoping to have 4 more quick chess tournaments this year.

If you wish to play in the Staunton Club Championship as well, there is still time to join the Staunton Club for $20 to enter the club championship tournament – which will save you $5 on this one.

The club meets at the Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church. This will be the location of both the Quick Tournament and the Club Championship.

For some reason I can’t get preview to work to check things out. So if this post is filled with idiotic typos email me moc.l1511033845iamg@1511033845namre1511033845puk.h1511033845soj1511033845 . For questions about the club email Alan LeCours moc.l1511033845iamto1511033845h@1sr1511033845uocel1511033845a1511033845 .

Schenectady Chess Club Annual Meeting

The Schenectady Chess Club will hold its annual meeting on Thursday September 21st at 8:00 PM. Dues are likely to remain at $36 annually. Please be kind to our Treasurer and bring exact change.

I intend to propose a scholastic club tourney, with G/25 d/4, to run concurrent with the traditional club championship. Schenectady has traditionally offered significantly reduced annual membership for scholastic participants. Note that the time control will only impact quick rating. This is negotiable. A time control of G/30 d/5 would impact regular rating, if preferred. A start time of 7:30 each Thursday would have an expected end time of 8:30. I propose that the tourney be a round robin, all play all. A smaller turnout could have a double round robin, all play all, each player having both white and black. If there is any interest, please email me with inquiries or entry request to Walter AT enyca.org.

The club meets at the Niskayuna Community Center.

Albany Area Chess Club 2017 Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting of the Albany Area Chess Club will be held Wednesday September 27th at 7:30 PM at the Hamilton Union Presbyterian Church, 2291 Western Avenue, Guilderland, NY. The business of this meeting will include: approval of the minutes of last year’s meeting; receipt of Treasurer’s report of financial status of the club; receipt of Secretary’s report of club activities for preceding year; consideration of a by-laws amendment changing the quorum requirement; nomination and election of officers for 2017-18; sponsorship of a Make-the-Right-Move tournament; determination of dues for the 2017-18 year; and determination of format for the 2017-18 club championship tournament. Members should come prepared to pay renewal dues at the end of the meeting. Prospective members and former members are welcome to attend and join or re-join at the end of the meeting.

Saratoga Staunton Chess Club annual meeting and club championship tournament

The Saratoga Staunton Club’s annual meeting will be held Sunday September 24, 2017 at 7:30 PM. The championship tournament usually starts one week later, which would be October 1. Combined membership/entry fee is $16; there has been discussion of raising it. The club meets at the Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church, 175 Fifth Av. Saratoga Springs, NY. New members are welcome and encouraged.

Notes on the tournament: Most likely it will be a double round robin, depending on entries. The past few years it has been a relatively small tournament. Also, it is run semi-informally, allowing for players to reschedule games as needed to accommodate the players. Most players have rescheduled games in the past. The length of the tournament will be determined by the entries and how many games have to be rescheduled. It is a great way to play one rated game a week.

There is no need to attend the annual meeting to play in the tournament, in the past entries have even been accepted after the tournament has started.

The club is planning to also host some Quick Chess events; tentatively, on Oct 8 and Dec 10 but no one has checked for conflicts yet. That and any other events will be discussed at the meeting. I will announce it here when it is decided.