Trevor Brooks captured first place (4/5, 2247 performance) in the first online club tournament that finished less than an hour ago. Seven players participated in the 5 round (G/15) event.
Second place went to Richard Wehrli (3.5, 2177 performance) and Ernie Johnson (who set up this tournament) took 3rd place with 3 points – and was the only one to win a game from Trevor.
Congrats to everyone for participating, and keep a look out for more tournaments like this in the near future!
No, it isn’t at Vassar, but on lichess.org. If you are already a member of the Vassar-Chadwick team page, you will see the tournament listed on the page. It was created by Ernie, is a 4 round swiss (15 min a game + 2 sec/move) starting at 7pm on Monday 11/16
If you are not a member of the club yet on lichess, CLICK HERE to request to join. PROVIDE YOUR REAL NAME when doing so, so that I know who you are – we want to limit our membership to those who actually are members of the club or at least who live in the area and are interested in joining once we can all meet again.
You can click to join the tournament now, you don’t have to wait for the time of the event. When you do join you will be asked for a password. Please SEE THE TEAM PAGE for the password.
Direct link to tournament: https://lichess.org/tournament/C78IVATE
Starts at 8pm. Each club should have at least 10 members participating (as the top 10 scores from each club are used to calculate the winning team).
You need to register on lichess.org (if you have not done so already) and then request to join the Vassar-Chadwick club – please provide your real name in the request so we know who it is. See you then!
Sad news to report. Andrew Lawson, who played in over a dozen events at Vassar-Chadwick between 2000 and 2017, passed away earlier this month. You can find his obituary on Poughkeepsie Journal.
If any of you have games where you played against Andrew that you’d like to share, please let me know (contact via Facebook).
If you haven’t joined lichess and the Vassar-Chadwick club yet, welcome back to the world as you must have been living under a rock for the last couple months! If you do want to join now – please, please, give your real name in the request, so I know who you are. We want to limit membership to those who have attended or plan to attend (once we can again) our real-life club.
Although for some reason the latest tournament is not showing up on our team page, so here it is – we need at least 10 members to join (and able to play) to have a reasonable chance at winning:
The third Hudson Valley match is scheduled to take place on lichess.org. for 8pm on Thursday September 3rd.
If you haven’t joined lichess.org yet, please do so – it is entirely free. And once you do, head over to the Team page and request to join. Provide your real name in the request (only I and Ernie will see it), so we know you are an actual member of the club.
From the team page you will see a link to the upcoming tournament (as well as results from the previous matches).
The USCF recently voted to provide Chapter 10 of the latest rule book, which covers online play, available for free download. Lot of important information for tournament directors and those interested in played rated chess online. Get it here. [PDF document]
Bob Simmon’s brave experiment in bringing back over-the-board chess completed this weekend, and while only five people attended they all enjoyed the experience. Bob should be commended for trying to bring a semblance of normalcy to the game we all love.
Trevor Brooks won the event with a perfect score (3-0), defeating Sean Russell, Mark Courtney and Bob. The author of this article would surely love to see some games (hint, hint). Mark finished with 2-1, downing George Oliveras twice (that happens with 5 people in 3 round event).
Who knows the next time we will see another OTB event, but I am hearing rumors that maybe we will play rated tournaments online….we will keep you posted!
The Westchester and Rockland chess clubs have invited us again for the monthly Hudson Valley Team Battle on lichess.org.
Reminder that you need to sign up at lichess – it is free – and then request to join the Vassar-Chadwick team page (when making your request to join please let me know your real name, so I can make sure you are a member).
Once you have joined both lichess and the Vassar-Chadwick team page, you will see the link to the tournament. For convenience, it is provided here: https://lichess.org/tournament/LIyEnVze
Hope to see you on Thursday!
No, this is not a typo or an April Fool’s joke. The Millerton Chess Club is holding the 5th annual Millerton Chess Open, to be held outdoors at the Amenia Fish and Game club.
The tournament takes place August 16th, with registration starting at 9am. It is a three round G/75 Swiss, first round starting at 10am, then 1pm and 4pm for the final round. It is not rated.
The tournament director is Bob Simmons, who has provided more details:
We will require all to wear face masks, we will be taking your temperature on arrival and the tables will be 12′ apart and we will be sanitizing the pieces after each round. We will provide bug spray and have water on hand but no food. There are bathrooms and we will be playing under a pavilion so rain or shine we will be playing !! Its hot outside so dress accordingly !! Spread the word !! The tournament is not rated. All are welcome !! Trophies for 1st and 2nd and for 1st in the booster section. Thanks and hope to see you there !!
If you have more questions, please contact Bob at 845-867-0323