2013 Championship

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Sal Mancuso Memorial Tournament

Sal Mancuso Memorial Tournament April 27, 2019 4SS, G/45; d/5, Family Buffet; 121 Towne Drive; Elizabethtown, KY 42701, EF: $20 if mailed by April 22nd,(No checks/cards at site) Late EF is $5.00 more. Reg: 11:00-11:25 am, 1st Rd 11:30 am, others ASAP. PF: 85% of entry fee. 1st-35%, 2nd-20%, Under 1800-11%, Under 1400-10% and Top Female-9%.of entry fee. ENTRIES: Johnny Owens, 3022 Centennial Ave., Radcliff, KY 40160 cell phone: 270-272-3061 email: owens.johnny@twc.com. One 1/2 pt. byes allowed if requested prior to Rd. 2, NO last rd. byes, NS, NC, W.
We meet on Tuesdays at "The Family Buffet" in Elizabethtown! We normally start around 6:00 pm! Everyone is welcome!

Restart This Blog!

I plan on reopening this blog! It hasn't been used for sometime now and with Jerry's passing, I had a hard time figuring out how to reopen it. Chess has started to become more active in Elizabethtown, so it's time to get the word out!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Getting Ready For 4 November

         The old timers out there will remember this cake from the 2011 Veterans Tournament.

Fast forward six years and prepare for the 2017 Veteran Tournament dedicated to the memory of Andrew Preston, currently being planned by Stephanie Clayton and Larry Bell. While we await finalization of the details, I can tell you that the tournament has been scheduled to be played on 4 November at the Family Buffet restaurant in Elizabethtown. There will  be many perks for veterans so keep checking this site for details.

A recent inquiry into Club activity will now be addressed.
Yes we are still playing on Tuesday nights at the Family Buffet. Remember that it is Summer, school is out and many folks are out of town on vacation, etc. Players stagger in, as their individual schedules permit, starting around 5PM EST. If no one is there by 7PM it probably means everyone had prior commitments; don't give up keep checking in until you catch us.

Friday, May 5, 2017



Kerry Fatula returns from self imposed exile!

The meeting of May second saw a resurgence of attendance; in addition to Kerry, Amy and Larry Bell, Stephanie Clayton, Bob Kilmer, Johnny Owens, Jerry Weldin, and a guest player did battle on the 64 squares.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Andrew Preston 12 April 1942 - 28 April 2017

It is my sad duty to report the passing of Andrew Preston after a long battle with heart problems.

When his health permitted Andrew was a regular combatant at area chess events and loved to play regardless of the outcome.                                                                                                                   

Visitation is from 4-8pm at Barlow Funeral Home in Bardstown on Tuesday, May 2nd and 9 - 10:15 Wed 3 May. Funeral services will be held at 11am on Wednesday the 3rd at the Church of God located at 3903 Louisville Road in Bardstown with burial at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery in Radcliff.                 

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Has Anybody Seen This Man?

At the February 21st Club meeting a primary topic of discussion was the where about of Kerry Fatula. Kerry is pictured above in front of Andrew Preston. Approach with caution Kerry may be armed with a chessboard and is an extremely dangerous opponent. If seen please leave a comment below.
In other conversation, it appears that leaving a comment as to whether a member will attend a meeting or not is too much of a bother and considered an inconvenience. Everything has to be tried at least once.
In light of above I will no longer post meetings ahead of time. Health permitting I will show up for all meetings and bring a chess book in case I am the only attendee.   

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Chess Meeting 21 February 2017

Bob Kilmer, pictured above, will be there. If you can join us please click on comment and let us know you will be joining us.

Posting Comments And Articles

Problems experienced by some in posting comments and articles on the site should be over! A little froggie, pictured above, has solved our problems to include paragraph formatting.

To leave a comment simply click on "comment" at the bottom of the post and choose your option. If you want to post an article; click on "comment" and then click on the red B for blogger at the top left of the screen which takes you to the sign in page. Now click on the pencil picture after Elizabethtown Chess Club to get the next screen to post. If unable to post, contact Ernie or Jerry so they can reissue an invite. Invites expire if you don't post something in a reasonable time frame. As far as I can tell once you have posted you won't need another invite ever.

To post games go to GameKnot.com and follow their instructions.
Note: This was originally posted in 2012.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Valentine's Day Is Better With Chess

The Family Buffet is featuring a sea food blow out for Valentine's Day. Treat your significant other to a sea food feast followed by a game of chess. After all if they are your valentine then you are theirs.
I will be there; leave a comment if you will be coming.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Meeting 7 February

The Club is down but not out. We need to build membership again, any ideas would be appreciated.
Newest member, Glenn Johnson, showed up as well as myself (Jerry) and we played a couple of game 30's.
Nick Falino stopped by and added his contact information to the sign in sheet.

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:http://hubcitytournaments.blogspot.com/ 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!