2013 Championship

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Club Welcomes New Members

Tuesday saw two new additions to the Club!! Mike Jocko recently relocated from Buffalo, NY and Phillip Laws who has migrated from Texas. Both men found us on line and Mike played in last weeks "Half Off" Tournament. Welcome to the Club guys!
With 6 regular players showing up the count was 8 for chess.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Half Off Open

I don't have a good file photo of Chris Bush; who won going away with a perfect score of 4 points. So for all you basket ball fans enjoying your "March Madness"; here is a picture of 3 famous professionals playing our game. Hint = "Boston". If you give up or just want to verify your guess click here for the "rest of the story" to include game scores.

10 players did battle with no quarter asked and none given. A special thanks to Sal for representing the Club! Click here to view the X-table.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

"Half Off" Tournament This Saturday

Just a reminder that the "Half Off" Tournament is this Saturday, 23 March. Click on "Tournaments" at the green menu bar above to view particulars.

So far there are 1 "F" player, 1 "B" player, and 2 "C" players registered.

Farrell wins Club Championship

Joe & Ernie played game #2 of their match last night with four other club members in attendance. Ernie varied first in the Grunfeld with 5 e3. Joe wins the match 2-0 after a long end game involving all four bishops and six pawns each. I enjoyed playing a single serious game at a slower time control and would like to continue that in the coming weeks. I think was good preparation. Joe

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Games Must Go on!

                                                Sal Mancuso - 1 vs. Rudy McKinney - 0

The 2nd Tuesday had only three participants, but we still had some interesting games!

The cross table can be view here!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Another Strong Showing At The Shamrock Open!

                                               Arvind Prasad vs. Louis De Fiore (1/2-1/2)
                                          Is this the youngest competitor playing the oldest?

Two Experts and two 1900+ rated Class A players came to Elizabethtown to play in the Shamrock Open! Top seeded, Expert John M. Marcsik was held to only one draw on his way to sole first place! Mike Thomas and Samuel Hunt each scored 3 points to share the 2nd place and Under 1800 prize. The Under 1400 prize went to 9-year-old Arvind Prasad.

We had three Elizabethtown Chess Club members to represent our club. They were Louis De Fiore, Kerry Fatula and Johnny Owens.

I want to thank two new-comers to our chess events in Elizabethtown, Arvind Prasad, from the Cincinnati, OH area and Tim Sawyer from Erlanger, KY. Thanks to all the others that played and made this an enjoyable event to direct and play in!

The complete cross table can be viewed here!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

News From John Coffey

John Coffey has sent us some games which you can access through his blog by clicking here. Thanks John!