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.l1511033828iamto1511033828h@1sr1511033828uocel1511033828a1511033828 . 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.

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.l1511033828iamto1511033828h@1sr1511033828uocel1511033828a1511033828

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.l1511033828iamg@1511033828namre1511033828puk.h1511033828soj1511033828 . For questions about the club email Alan LeCours moc.l1511033828iamto1511033828h@1sr1511033828uocel1511033828a1511033828 .

Blitz Tournament – Free!

This Tuesday, August 29th, Chess in the City will hold their annual blitz tourney in front of Proctor’s Theater, 432 State Street, Schenectady, with registration from 11:15, rounds starting at 11:30. Entry is free. Preregistration is available by emailing dmeguin AT citymission.com [please insert the @ for AT as per the usual.] This event is NOT rated so no USCF membership is required. All players will participate in 5 rounds of play, five minutes per game for each player. As always, a bevy of prizes will be awarded to the winners of categories as varied as youngest participant or greatest distance traveled by participant. Clocks and sets will be provided courtesy of The Right Move. BroJo McManus will direct the tournament. The weather is supposed to be perfect. This is a great event for players of all ages, so please, let’s see a big turnout to support Schenectady, City Mission, and chess in the Capital District.

Simultaneous Exhibitions and Fundraisers

The dates and locations for Deepak Aaron’s two simultaneous exhibitions this week have been finalized.

Wednesday, July 12th at the East Greenbush Chess Community beginning at 6:30 PM, 14 Hays Rd, East Greenbush, NY

Thursday, July 13th at the LaSalle School in association with Make the Right Move, beginning at 6:00 PM, 391 Western Ave, Albany, NY

Both of these events are fundraisers for Deepak’s younger sister Deepti. Good cause. Bring your wallet.

Save the Date[s]

Just a short note that two events are being scheduled on a rapid schedule for this week, Wednesday July 12th and Thursday July 13th. Deepak Aaron is flying in to hold two benefit events to support charitable endeavors for worthy causes in Guatemala. These are currently planned to be simultaneous exhibitions at the East Greenbush Chess Community on the 12th, and at LaSalle on the 13th. Deepak is currently competing in major events over the summer, striving to attain his FIDE norms, so this break in his schedule might be our only chance to say hello, and for those optimistic souls to try their hand at competing against one of the strongest players to come out of the Capital District. Details about times and preferred donation amounts to follow. Leave your calendar open for one or both days.

Upcoming Tournaments

A short update of three events in the near future.

First, on Saturday, May 6th, 2017, the Bennington Spring Open, offering 4 games [g/60 d/5] with an attractive $30 EF. This event will be directed by Sreenivas Alampalli, who has a reputation for excellence and calm which will be tested by the expected strong turnout for the significant guaranteed prizes [$1130] relative to such a low entry fee.

Second, on Saturday, May 13th, 2017 the Right Move has changed location for TRM 116 to the LaSalle School in Albany. As always, additional details about this great organization can be found at the Right Move website. A free event, as always.

Lastly, the weekend of May 19th – 21st, 2017, 25th annual New York State Open will be held in Lake George. This is usually directed by Steve Immit for Continental, another excellent arbiter for our area. As usual, this event offers the rare opportunity for a Senior section, allowing aging boomers a chance to enter into battle amongst themselves. Last year saw the tourney move out of the basement restaurant space, making this a fine alternative to the windowless halls that so frequently host events.

If you want there to be Over-the-Board chess, please find time to support these local events. Thank you.

Staunton Club Quick Chess Event Nov 13

Hopefully the details will show up in the usual places where such things are announced and publicized but here are the promised details

Staunton Club Quick Chess Event Nov 13

Quick Chess Tournament, USCF Quick Chess Rated, USCF membership required. Official rules apply. Quick Chess is touch move. For pairings we will use the higher of the Quick Chess or Regular Rating.

Prizes (based upon 15 entries) 1st $75, 2nd $30, 3rd $15, top under 1800 $20, under 1500 $20, under $1200/unrated $20

EF $20, (Staunton Club members $15)

Time limit: G/10 d3

Registration from 7:00PM to 7:45 PM

Rounds 8:00, 8:35, 9:10, 9:45 PM