Tuesday, September 16, 2014

#1158 Kenilworth's Events For 9/18 & 9/25

The Kenilworth Chess Club has scheduled a Partner Tournament for this Thursday (September 18) and a Blitz Tournament for next week (September 25).
Here are the details for the events:

Partner Tournament
September 18
8:30 p.m.
Non-Rated.
G/15;d5.
3-SS.
EF: Free.
Prizes: none.
TD: John Moldovan.
  • Lower-rateds get to pick their partner for the 3 games.
  • Higher-rated partner may switch his team's playing order up to 3 times per game.
  • Otherwise, partners will alternate moves.
  • Lower-rated player on a team gets to play his team's 1st move in each game.
  • A player may only tell his partner "be careful", "take your time", "watch our time" or "help!"
  • Only the higher-rated partner can offer draws, accept draws, or resign a game.
  • Score-keeping is optional but will be necessary for claims.


Blitz Tournament
September 25
8:30 p.m.
Non-Rated.
G/5;d.
3-SS. 2 games per round.
EF: $3 KCC members, $5 non-members.
Prize Fund: $3 x number of players.
Prize distribution: TBA.
TD: Geoff McAuliffe or Bob Sherry.

Friday, September 05, 2014

#1157 KCC Swap Meet Next Thursday

Next Thursday night (September 11th), the Kenilworth Chess Club will be having a swap meet.

Current members & past members invited by the Club President, may bring chess books, equipment & software for trade or sale.

Please do not bring too many items. 20 per person is the maximum. If space proves to be short, we may have to limit individual displays to 10 items each.

Although the event will be private, I suggest that you inventory the items you are bringing.

One more thing... let's respect everyone's stuff by keeping all food, beverages, etc. away from the display area.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

#1156 KCC Club Championship Awards Ceremony Tomorrow

Before tomorrow night's Summer Tourney finale, the Kenilworth CC will have its Club Championship Awards Ceremony.

If you are to receive a trophy, please arrive before 8:00 p.m. Those playing in the tournament should not begin games until 8:15.

I apologize for the extremely short notice but did not know if the 1st-place trophy would be done until late this afternoon.

John Moldovan

#1155 Wesfield Open Moved To 11/9

To avoid competing with the recently re-scheduled, $18,000 Boardwalk Open (originally slated for 10/25-26), the Westfield Chess Club has pushed its Westfield Open back to November 9th and moved its 11/9 Quads up to November 2nd.

Monday, August 25, 2014

#1154 NJ All-Girls Chess Camp


On Saturday, November 6th & Sunday, December 7th, Alice Dong will be leading a free, NJ All-Girls Chess Camp at the Dean of Chess Academy in Branchburg.

More details can be found in the links below:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/gcnj2014
Eventbrite, for signing up: http://gcnj2014.eventbrite.com/
GoFundMe, for donation: http://www.gofundme.com/gcnj2014

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

#1152 Kenilworth CC Site Down Due To Server Failure

The Kenilworth Chess Club's website, www.kenilworthchessclub.org, has been down since sometime on Saturday, due to hardware failure on its server.

It will take several days for the site to be restored.

Monday, July 28, 2014

#1151 Anna Matlin Earns NM Title

Congratulations to Anna Matlin, who earned her National Master title on Saturday, at the Manhattan Open!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

#1150 West Orange Mid-Summer Swiss (Corrected)

The West Orange Chess Club is running a USCF-rated Swiss on July 29th and August 5th.

Here are the details:

West Orange Mid-Summer Swiss
July 29 & August 5

Format: 4-SS
Time control: G/50 + 5 second delay
Address: Toby Katz Community Center, 650 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, NJ 07052.
Entry Fee: $20 West Orange CC members, $25 non-members.
Prizes: Based on the number of participants
Register: 7:40-7:55 p.m. on July 29.
Rounds: 2 rounds per night. 8:00 p.m., then ASAP on 7/29 & 8/5.
2 half-point byes are permitted.
Chief TD: Doran Race

Updated 7/18 at 11:12 a.m.

Friday, July 04, 2014

Thursday, June 05, 2014

#1148 Kenilworth Summer Tourney Starts Tonight!

The Kenilworth Chess Club's fun, friendly, yet highly competitive Summer Tournament starts tonight at 8:00 p.m.

Here are the rules :

  • The 2014 Summer Tournament will run from June 5th through August 28th.
  • The entry fee is $5.00.
  • The event is not rated.
  • The time control is G/60.
  • G/55+5 (delay) may be used if there is mutual agreement between paired players. Increment settings are not allowed.
  • You may play anyone who is entered. The first time you play an opponent, the lower rated or unrated player has White. In subsequent games against the same opponent you alternate colors.
    If both players are unrated or have identical ratings, they toss for initial color.
  • You may not play the same opponent more than four times in the tournament.
  • All games are to be played at the Kenilworth Chess Club during normal operating hours.
  • You may play up to 2 games per week. You can skip weeks but the more you play the more points you can accrue.
  • You get one point for a win, one half point for a draw and zero for a loss. No bye points are awarded.
  • The winner is the person who has the most points at the end of the tournament.
  • The prizes are 60% for first place, 30% for second, and 10% for third.

Bob Sherry won last year and in 2012. Other past winners of this popular event include LM Scott Massey (2004), LM Mark Kernighan (2005, 2011), Greg Tomkovich (2006), Ari Minkov (2007, 2010), John Moldovan (2008) and Ian Mangion (2009).

#1147 Kenilworth Wins GSCL Championship

Kenilworth edged Hamilton 2.5-1.5 last week to become the 2013-14 Garden State Chess League Champions.

The team, which featured Dr. Ian Mangion and Greg Tomkovich of Cranford, Jackson Hueckel of Staten Island, John Moldovan of Garwood, Don Carrelli and Bob Sherry of Mountainside, Dr. Geoff McAuliffe of Dunellen, Paul Gottleib of East Brunswick and finished with a +5-0=3 record, stumbled with draws against Summit & Newark-McDonald's in April, but came through in the must-win season finale against the 4-time defending champs.