Sunday, November 09, 2008

#397 Some Thoughts On The Proposed NJ League

In the past few weeks, the idea of a NJ club-based chess league has been tossed around. The West Orange, Dumont, Kenilworth and Newark Sleepless Knights clubs have all expressed interest in joining and I believe it is time for the above and other potential parties to meet, fully discuss the details (such as team size, rating limits & venues) and open a schedule-window for 2009.

This pow-wow could take place at the KCC on Thursday, December 4th at 8 p.m., Springfield's Checkmate Club, the WOCC or some place else but, IMO, it should be before the end of the year. Waiting until the USATE in February would be too late as most clubs would have already formed a slate of events.

Comments on this post would be very welcome.


Anonymous said...


I don't know who is trying to set up this league, but I am from Sparta, NJ and we might be interested in having a team from the Sparta Chess Club participate. Please put us on your email list for future meetings, info, etc.

Chess Coroner said...

John Hagerty, President of the West Orange CC and Ken Chieu, acting President of the Roselle CC, are the main forces trying to organize the league.

To this point, there has been no mention of a scholastic or junior section (IMO, it should be a separate league) but this is yet another item that can or should be put on the table.

In any case, I will forward Sparta's interest and contact info to Ken.

Anonymous said...

Hamilton Chess Club may be interested in the league.
You can let me know about the meeting at

Lev D. Zilbermints said...

Lev Zilbermintz, President of the Newark Sleepless Knights Chess Club, seconds the motion of having a meeting at the Kenilworth Chess Club or another acceptable place.
John Moldovan is right, we need to have the organizational meeting ASAP!!