Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Chess Still Being Played in Elizabethtown!

Anyone interested in playing chess is welcome to come to "The Family Buffet" in Elizabethtown on Tuesday evenings! Play usually starts between 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm. All ages are welcome and it's Free to play! The Family Buffet is located at: 121 Towne Drive, Elizabethtown, KY 42101.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Chess Tournaments To Return To Elizabethtown!

"The Battle of Elizabethtown" chess tournament will be held at the Family Buffet in Elizabethtown, KY on July 25, 2015 and the "Back To School Open" is scheduled for August 22, 2015. More details to follow soon! Go to: for a copy of the tournament flyer!

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Steve Dillard Passes Away!

I am saddened to hear that long-time chess friend Steve Dillard has passed away. Details are incomplete at this time, but I will keep you posted as news is published!

Monday, May 26, 2014

The Battle of Elizabethtown To Be Held Saturday!

The next Hub City Tournament, "The Battle of Elizabethtown" will be held on May 31st and again it will be held at the Family Buffet in Elizabethtown, Kentucky!

       Last year the event was won by Chris Bush with Mike Thomas, Steve Dillard and Jennifer Ishee tieing for 2nd place!

       A copy of the tournament flyer can be viewed here:

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Amy Nunn Gained 107 Rating Points At The "2014 Shamrock Open"!

       Congratulations to Amy Nunn for her performance at the 2014 Shamrock Open that was held in Elizabethtown on Saturday, 22 March!

       Kenneth McDonald won the event with a score of 3.5-0.5 and Mike Thomas and Jacob Hill tied for second with a score of 3.0-1.0.

       The next tournament to be held at the Family Buffet will be held May 31st!

 Jacob Hill tied for second place with a score of 3-1.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Is There Any Interest In The 2nd Tuesday Tournament?

I'm just trying to find out if we have any interest in continuing the Second Tuesday Tournament!

As of now, I have no intention of directing it as the most we had play in any event in 2013 was 4 players and on two occasions we only had two players show up! I was there for every tourney, but didn't submit a report to USCF on the 2 months we had only 2 players.

I had the event removed from the KCA website and asked Jerry Baker to remove it from his LexChess site.

Frank Niro of Lexington wanted to play this month as it was still on our web site, (I have since removed it!) but I told him it wouldn't probably take place due to "Lack Of Interest!" We really need 4 players to commit for it to happen!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

The Christmas Open II Is Scheduled For December 28th!

I'm already getting pre-registrations for this event so I thought I'd send out a reminder!
December 28th will be "The Christmas Open II" held at the Family Buffet in Elizabethtown.
A copy of the flyer can be viewed here:

Last year the tournament was won by John M. Marcsik with a 3-way tie for 2nd place. Joe Farrell, Mike Thomas and Larry Bell were those that finished 2nd.

                                                        MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving To All Chess Players!

I want to wish everyone out there a Happy Thanksgiving! 

Remember that our 2nd Tuesday Tournament on December 10th is our last tournament that will be a qualifier for our 2013 Club Championship. I've noticed that our Club Championship hasn't been updated for several months on our web link, but we will come up with the qualifiers after the 10th of December!

Again, Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Michael Thomas Wins The Thanksgivivng Open!

                 Chris Bush (left) and Michael Thomas playing for 1st place in the 4th round!
                                                                   It ended in a draw!

Michael Thomas scored 3.5-0.5 to win 1st Place at today’s “Thanksgiving Open”!  Taylor Bagley and Chris Bush tied for 2nd place with 3-1.  Michael Williams and Dan Franklin tied for the Under 1800 prize and Michael picked up 59 rating points! Jacob Williams won the Under 1400 prize and picked up 91 rating points along the way!

The rating cross-table can be viewed here:
Chess players have a lot to be thankful for in Elizabethtown!  I’ve directed 12 Saturday tournaments in Elizabethtown this past year and we’ve had 56 different players to play from 6 different states with ratings from unrated to 2300+. We have had 7 different USCF Experts to play with us! I have one more tournament scheduled for 2013 and hope it’s another great one!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Thanksgiving Open Set For Saturday, November 23rd!

                 This is a reminder that the "Thanksgiving Open" is scheduled for this Saturday.

                                                 A copy of the flyer can be viewed here:

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Owens Wins The November Monthly Swiss!

          Rudy McKinney (left) playing Bob Kilmer in the 1st Round of the Club Monthly Swiss

Bob Kilmer won his first round game when Rudy's flag fell! Bob had 1 second left on his clock!

Johnny Owens won the tournament with a score of 3-0.  The crosstable can be viewed here:

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Master Davis Whaley Wins The Halloween Open!

Davis Whaley (Left) beat Chris Bush in Round Two!

Davis Whaley won first place in The Halloween Open with a score of 4-0!
Chris Bush and Johnny Owens tied for 2nd with 2.5-1.5 and new-comer Richard Williams won the Under 1400/ Unrated prize money!!
The rated crosstable can be viewed here:

Saturday, October 19, 2013

The Halloween Chess Open Is Set For Next Saturday!!

The Halloween Chess Open will be held on October 26th at the Family Buffet in Elizabethtown!
A copy of the flyer can be viewed here:

Last year we held the Harvest Festival in October which was won by Chris Bush with a score of 4-0 and John M. Marcsik was second with a score of 3-1.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Johnny Owens Wins The ECC October Monthly Swiss!

Bob Kilmer, Rudy McKinney and Johnny Owens did battle tonight at the Elizabethtown Chess Club Monthly Swiss.  Last month only Johnny and Sal played in the monthly swiss. Sal recently had a fall and was too sore to make it this month. In the end, Johnny came out the victor.

The crosstable of the rated event can be found here:

Death of a Chess Club

I It would appear that the Club has finally ran it's course and has died a slow and agonizing death. Acute apathy and natural causes should be listed as the cause of death. Acute apathy - We just couldn't sustain a nuclius of "hard core" chess players. Players who want to play chess more than anything else. Slowly but surely our ranks dwindled without a stream of new players to breach the gap. Natural causes - Manditory overtime, illness, moving away from the area, family commitments, marriage, and simular valid reasons has depleted the ranks. I have recently fallen into the ranks of those with family problems; my wife was hospitalized for 3 days in August, 17 days in September, and 4 days (so far) in October. I am now a full time care giver. Fortunately for me I have found a way to get my "chess fix" until I am able to attend meetings again. For those who want to play, I recommend contacting "members" on the Club Contact List. Call me, text, or e-mail me if you need a Contact List.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Chris Bush Wins The E-Town Senior Open!

We had four players participate in this year's Senior Open. Chris Bush won the event with a perfect score of 3-0! David Nunn took second place with a score of 2-1.

The crosstable can be viewed here: