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.l1511033617iamto1511033617h@1sr1511033617uocel1511033617a1511033617 . 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.)

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.l1511033617iamto1511033617h@1sr1511033617uocel1511033617a1511033617

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.l1511033617iamg@1511033617namre1511033617puk.h1511033617soj1511033617 . For questions about the club email Alan LeCours moc.l1511033617iamto1511033617h@1sr1511033617uocel1511033617a1511033617 .

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.

Register for the Peter Henner Memorial Tournament July 28-30

The Peter Henner Memorial Tournament will be held next weekend, July 28-30, at the Best Western Sovereign Hotel in Albany. More info can be found here: http://www.chesstour.com/phm17.htm

I strongly encourage everyone to register for this tournament.

Firstly, and most importantly, playing in this tournament shows our gratitude and remembrance for Peter and his efforts to promote chess in our community. He was our dear friend and colleague, and he deserves a big turnout for his memorial tournament.

Secondly, if we want to have more local tournaments we NEED to attend these events. This is a tournament held by Continental Chess in our area – something many people have expressed interest in seeing more of. Continental Chess does not routinely hold many tournaments nearby, so we need to make it appealing to them. The larger the turnout the more appealing it is for Continental Chess to set up annual tournaments here.

A small speech about Peter is being prepared for the start of the tournament. I hope we can get a strong local turnout to show our support. Please consider registering for this tournament.

Your Move,
Jeremy

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.

AACC Officers & Championship 2016-17

At the Annual Meeting of the Albany Area Chess Club held October 5, Jeremy Berman was elected President, Walter Mockler was elected Vice-President, Paul Axel-Lute was re-elected Secretary, and Glen Perry was re-elected Treasurer.
The Club Championship will be played on Wednesdays, starting October 26th. Start time is 7:30 pm, and time control is game in 90 minutes with 5-second delay. If there are 17 or fewer players, it will be a single round-robin; with 18 or more players, there will be two sections, each playing a round-robin, with the top two finishers playing a final quad. Ties will be decided by two-game playoffs using the same time control (game in 90 minutes with 5-second delay). Playoff ties will be decided via Armageddon games.
The registration fee for the Club Championship is $40 regular, $30 scholastic, $10 of which is refunded to participants upon completion of all the player’s games. Participants in the Club Championship also become members of the Albany Area Chess Club for the current fiscal year. In order to register, payment must be received by Wednesday October 19th. Payment can be made at the club (Wednesday evenings starting at 7:30 pm) or directly to the TD (Glen Perry). For questions, or to arrange registration payments outside of club hours, please contact the TD at glenmperryATgmail.com.

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

Quick Chess Event for Nov 13 and Saratoga Staunton Club Championship starts Sept. 25

The Saratoga Staunton Chess Club will be holding a quick chess tournament on Sunday evening Nov 13. More details will soon be provided soon. I thought it would be good to let everyone know now along with this reminder about the start of our club championship.

There is still time for anyone who wants to play in the Saratoga Staunton Club Championship. It will most likely be a double round robin starting September 25, 2016. Games usually start at 7:30 so get there earlier than that if you want to enter the tournament. For more details, like the $16 entry fee and the location of the Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church, see the previous post http://www.enyca.org/home/2016/09/12/saratoga-staunton-chess-club-annual-meeting-and-club-championship-tournament/