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Friday, October 29, 2010

2d Annual Bardstown Veteran's Chess Tournament

REMINDER!! This was originally posted in August and is just a week away; sign up if you haven't yet. This will be a fun for all event; the picture above was taken at last years tournament. The prize fund is guarenteed and there will be surprises.

Bardstown Veteran's Chess Tournament

Saturday, November 6,2010
4 Round Swiss, Game 45, in two sections: Open & Under 1000
At: Cox's Creek Elementary School
5635 Louisville Rd (5 miles north of Bardstown on 31E North)
Cox's Creek, KY 40013
Entry Fee: Free to all Veteran's; Non-vet's $20 in advance - $25 on site
(cash only on site)
Open: 1st - $100 2d - $50 Under 1000: 1st - $100 2d - $50
USCF membership required (you may join on site)
Registration 9:30am - 10am (local time)
1st Round: 10am, 2d Round 12:30, others ASAP
Mail entry fee to:
Elizabethtown Chess Club
PO Box 266
Elizabethtown, KY 42702-0266
Information contact: steven42701@yahoo.com, 270-872-5078

Free registration and lunch for Veterans who play.(If you are a Veteran please register in advance for meal planing purposes) Others may purchase food on site with proceeds going toward care packages for servicemen and women overseas. Additional donations accepted.

Organized by Stephanie Clayton and Steven Parsons (TD).

Bardstown Veteran's Tournament Registration Form
Name_____________________________________ USCF ID #_____________________________
Address____________________________ City_________________State________ Zip_________
Phone_______________________________ E-mail________________________________________

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Rubbing elbows with IM Andrew Martin

I had a great time learning the "Secret" to success in chess this past weekend at a 10-hour Chess Clinic lead by Great Britian's IM Andrew Martin. He is a fantastic teacher and author of many books and DVD's!

I enjoyed being put on the spot when going up front to explain my move in a given position. I even chose the correct move, both times I was called on!

Also there, was author of "Improve Your Chess At Any Age", Andres Hortillosa.

Watch out E-town Chess Club. I'm ready to use this new information to reach new heights!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Half A Dozen

Rudy (extreme left in photo) wasn't at the meeting tonight because he was visiting Sal who is back in the hospital again with pneumonia. Sal is in room 5-25 at Hardin Memorial.

Steve P. is transitioning to a new job in Bardstown, Joe F. is always on call at his job as is Nick, James W. is still recovering from his illness, Bob K. has a conflicting Church meeting, Stan isn't interested in chess "because it's not winter", Andrew P. doesn't like driving at night, Dave is moving and working overtime, Stephanie is still recovering from this weekends Eagle concert, and Andrew L. has some grades to bring up. That left us with Johnny, Kerry, Ernie, Gelvic, Jerry, and "stranger" Steve N. to hold down the fort.

2 rated ladder games were played:

Johnny punished Kerry
Gelvic stymied Ernie

Those who were not in attendance were almost nominated for office! We need to get the ball rolling on the elections folks!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

October Rating Tournament

Gelvic Cubar was on a roll like Kramnik and rolled up sole possession of first place in the October Rating Tournament (rolling over me in the process)!

Ernie dropped to 3rd place in the Championship standings as Johnny and Joe took advantage of his absence to jump into the 1st and 2nd place spots respectively. It's still a tight race with only 2 months to go! 1 point separates 1st from 2nd and 2nd from 3rd; who will be the strong finisher?

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Election Time

Unfortunately Irena will not be running for office this year; which is probably fortunate for those who do plan on running.

It's almost November folks; time to elect Club Officers. In order to allow candidates for office time to campaign I propose that nominations be accepted beginning with the 19 October meeting thru the 16 November meeting; with voting on the 16th to allow for maximum participation prior to the Thanksgiving Holidays.

Please comment below if you have other ideas on the elections or contact me by phone or e-mail. Jerry

Friday, October 8, 2010

National Chess Day!

On October 9, 1976, President Gerald Ford declared every October 9th as National Chess Day "to give special recognition to a game that generates challenge, intellectual stimulation, and enjoyment for citizens of all ages." National Chess Day began in South Carolina at the request and under the watchful eye of Bill Dodgen, who served as the President of the South Carolina Chess Association. Bill’s idea was to encourage local and state chapters of the United States Chess Federation to organize events to bring in beginners and others who enjoyed the game of chess but had never played in an organized event.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Owens Jumps to the Top of the Ladder

Three ladder games were played at the club tonight! Everyone decided to play
rated games with the following results:

Owens won vs. Fatula
Weaver won vs. Norris
Cubar won vs. Clayton

We will have 9 games submitted for rating next week along with our monthly swiss.