Thursday, January 28, 2016

#1197 Reminder: Balakrishnan Simul Tonight In Kenilworth

FM/SM Praveen Balakrishnan will be giving a simul at the Kenilworth Chess Club tonight. The exhibition will begin at 8:15.

The participation fee is $5. Proceeds will go toward refreshments.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

#1195 Chess Mates Closed Tomorrow

Chess Mates has canceled tomorrow's classes and will be closed all day.

They will re-open Wednesday evening.

#1194 Chess Mates Closed Today, Due To Blizzard


Chess Mates has canceled its Saturday Swiss and will be closed today.


Union County is under a Blizzard Warning,


NJ Transit service has been suspended.

#1193 Hamilton Quads Canceled, Due To Blizzard


Today's Hamilton Chess Club Quads have been canceled.

Mercer County is under a Blizzard Warning. NJ Governor Christie has declared a state of emergency.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

#1192 Swap Meet Tonight In Kenilworth

Tonight the Kenilworth Chess Club is having a swap meet.

If you have chess books/equipment that you want to sell or trade, arrive early (8:00 p.m. or a little before) to set-up.

Buyers are advised to do the same. Otherwise, they may miss out on the good stuff!


At the first swap meet, in November 2014, I exchanged Deep Rybka 3, Fritz 12, Corr Database 2009, a set of plastic pieces, Modern Chess Opening Strategy, How To Win The Won Game + books on Morphy, Keres, Tal, Karpov and the Poisoned Pawn French into the 5 books pictured above & some cash.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

#1191 Balakrishnan Simul In Kenilworth On 1/28


The Kenilworth Chess Club is very pleased to announce that FIDE Master Praveen Balakrishnan will be giving a simultaneous exhibition on January 28th.

Praveen, who won the 2013 and 2014 Kenilworth Championships, is the 3rd highest-rated 13-year old in the United States and the 16th highest-rated player in New Jersey. He also stands 16th in the World in his age-group.

Here are the full details :

Simultaneous Exhibition
by FM Praveen Balakrishnan

January 28th, 2016
8:15 p.m.

Kenilworth Recreation Center
575 Boulevard
Kenilworth, NJ 07033

$5 participation fee to defer the cost of refreshments.
Praveen is not accepting any money for the simul!!

Non-members welcome!

Please arrive early (the club opens at 8 p.m.) so we can have everyone seated and ready to go at starting time.

Directions

Photo credit: John Moldovan

Monday, January 11, 2016

#1190 Leon Hrebinka Memorial Swiss Starts 2/4


Leon Hrebinka Memorial Swiss
February 4-25, 2016
  • USCF-rated!
  • 4-round Swiss.
  • Time Control: G/55+5 second increment.
  • Site: Kenilworth Community Center, 575 Boulevard, Kenilworth, N.J. 07033
  • 1 game per week.
  • Rounds to start at 8:30 p.m. on February 4, 11, 18 & 25.
  • Please register with Geoff McAuliffe or John Moldovan during the Kenilworth CC's January meetings or before 8:25 p.m. on February 4th.
  • 1 half-point bye per player allowed. Must commit before the end of round 2.
  • Late-joins accepted until round 2 is paired.
  • Entry fee: $5.
  • Prize fund: 100% of EF minus rating fee.
  • Number of prizes (b/10 entries): 3. More players = more prizes.
  • Projected prizes (b/10 entries): $20 1st, $15 2nd, $10 U1800.
  • Players must have a valid USCF membership that is active through to the final date of the tournament.
  • The Tournament Committee reserves the right to make changes as are deemed necessary for the good maintenance of the tournament as allowed by USCF rules.
  • A non-rated section will be added if there are at least 4 players requesting one.

Photo credit: Joe Renna

#1189 40 Years Of Friendship Lecture In Kenilworth



On Thursday, March 10th, at 8:15 p.m., the Kenilworth Chess Club will present a lecture by FIDE Master/ Correspondence IM Wayne Conover and National Master Gene Salomon, co-authors (along with NM Steve Pozarek) of 40 Years Of Friendship, 100 Games Of Chess.

Admission is $5.

Post revised 1.13.2016 @ 2:10 p.m.

Thursday, January 07, 2016

#1188 Norowitz Lecture Tonight In Kenilworth

 
International Master Yaacov Norowitz will be giving a lecture at the Kenilworth CC tonight, beginning at 8:15.

The topic: Color Complexes.

Admission is $5.

#1187 Kenilworth CC Calendar For 2016

Kenilworth Chess Club
2016 Calendar of Events
Highlights:
  • The Leon Hrebinka Memorial Swiss, which (weather permitting) will run February 4-25.
  • The Club Championship, which will begin March 17th.
  • The Summer Tournament, which, as usual, will run June through August.
January 7 - Lecture by IM Yaacov Norowitz. Admission: $5.
January 14 - Skittles + Officers & Trustees Meeting.
January 21 - Swap Meet. Sale & trade of chess books & equipment. Members & invited guests only. If you are a non-member and would like to attend, email a request to John Moldovan by January 20th.
January 28 - 40 Years Of Friendship, 100 Games Lecture by FM/Correspondence IM Wayne Conover, NM Steve Pozarek & NM Eugene Salomon. Admission: $5. (date tentative)
February 4 - Leon Hrebinka Memorial Swiss: Round 1. (Details to be announced)
February 11 - Leon Hrebinka Memorial Swiss: Round 2.
February 18 - Leon Hrebinka Memorial Swiss: Round 3.
February 25 - Leon Hrebinka Memorial Swiss: Round 4.
March 3 - Garden State Chess League match: Summit at Kenilworth
March 10 - Lecture by LM Scott Massey. Admission: $5. (date tentative)
March 17 - 25th Annual Kenilworth Chess Club Championship: Round 1, 8:30 p.m.
Here are the rules of the tournament:
  • NON-RATED
  • 5 to 7 rounds. We are planning to have 2 sections: a 6-8 player Open Round-Robin & a Reserve Swiss.
  • G/75 with 5 second delay time control.
  • Rounds will commence at 8:30 p.m. on March 17, 24 & 31 + April 14 & 21.
  • If we have a 7-round tournament, rounds will also take place on April 28th & May 12th.
  • Postponed games from Rounds 1-3 will be made-up on April 7th. Postponed games from rounds 4-5 or 4-7 will be made-up on April 28th or May 19th.
  • Cost: $10 entry fee + dues + $5 anti-forfeit deposit = $35 for most players.
  • KCC is required. Dues for 2016 are $10 for age 17 or less, $10 for those age 65+, $20 for everyone else.
  • Register with Treasurer Geoff McAuliffe during our 3/3 and 3/10 meetings or before 8:25 p.m. on 3/17 @ Kenilworth Community Center, 575 Boulevard, Kenilworth, N.J. Late-joins accepted until round 2 is paired.
March 24 - Club Championship: Round 2, 8:30 p.m.
March 31 - Club Championship: Round 3, 8:30 p.m.
April 7 - Club Championship: Postponed games from rounds 1-3.
April 14 - Club Championship: Round 4.
April 21 - Club Championship: Round 5.
April 28 - Club Championship: Round 6, if necessary, or postponed games from rounds 4-5.
May 5 - GSCL Playoff match: Kenilworth vs. a team TBA (tentative)
May 12 - Club Championship: Round 7, if necessary.
May 19 - Club Championship: Postponed games from rounds 4-7. (date tentative)
May 26 - Club Championship: Awards Ceremony. (date tentative)
June 2 - Kenilworth Summer Tournament: Week 1 of 13.
June 9- Kenilworth Summer Tournament: Week 2.
June 16- Kenilworth Summer Tournament: Week 3.
June 23- Kenilworth Summer Tournament: Week 4.
June 30- Kenilworth Summer Tournament: Week 5.
July 7 - Kenilworth Summer Tournament: Week 6.
July 14 - Kenilworth Summer Tournament: Week 7.
July 21 - Kenilworth Summer Tournament: Week 8.
July 28 - Kenilworth Summer Tournament: Week 9.
August 4 - Kenilworth Summer Tournament: Week 10.
August 11 - Kenilworth Summer Tournament: Week 11.
August 18 - Kenilworth Summer Tournament: Week 12.
August 25 - Kenilworth Summer Tournament: Week 13.
September 1 - Garden State Chess League Business Meeting.
September 8 - To be announced.
September 15 - To be announced.
September 22 - To be announced.
September 29 - To be announced.
October 6 - Garden State Chess League match: Kenilworth vs. a team TBA (tentative).
October 13 - To be announced.
October 20 - To be announced.
October 27 - To be announced.
November 3 - Garden State Chess League match: Kenilworth vs. a team TBA (tentative).
November 10 - To be announced.
November 17 - To be announced.
November 24 - NO MEETING. Closed for Thanksgiving.

December 1 - Garden State Chess League match: Kenilworth vs. a team TBA (tentative).
December 8 - To be announced.
December 15 - To be announced.
December 22 - Holiday Party and Business Meeting.
December 29 - To be announced.

Thursday, December 24, 2015