Annual Club Meeting

The results of the elections are as follows

  President Ernie Johnson
  Vice President Bob Simmons
  Treasurer Mike O’Connor
  Secretary Ernie Johnson
  Web Master Scott Strattner

Suggestions included
1.Promoting Women chess locally
2.Perhaps introducing more Saturday tournaments
3.Move start of DCC from late February to late March
4.Talk of a simul. No official action taken
5.Members are encouraged to bring suggestions to officers

DC Chess Championship Round 3 standings

NameIDRtngRd IRd2Rd 3Tot
1Matan Prilleltensky128939342271W17W6W53
2Mark Courtney114033871992W16W8W73
3JJ Oracz160698231737H-W22W132.5
4Ayman Haoula146240131993W18W19H-2.5
5Rudolf  Van Dommele126156322013W15W10L12.0
6Peter Barkman124403851867W11L1W162
7Erne Johnson100891152041W25W14L22.0
8Bob Simmons101044241863W21L2W182.0
9Leo Freyvert153880622053D13D12W192
10Trevor Brooks153639831877W28L5W172
11David Wright164316401233L6W20W232.0
12Craig Fisher101247431808W20D9H-2.0
13Rasit Topalogiu147245401722D9W23L31.5
14Todd Licata160842171856W27L7D151.5
15Torn Marvulio125058251508L5W26D141.5
16Mike Mendez124950891508L2W21L61.0
17Hernan Salazar-Chala152103161731L1W24L101.0
18Darius Jafary143210731594L4W27L81.0
19Ken Evans101226271802W26L4L91.0
20Joseph Jackson16946877unr.L12L11W261
21Michael Guse126193221136L8L16W241
22Harod Stenger124584081646H-L3H-1.0
23Richard Whearty134689911425H-L13L110.5
24Barbara Ray16463881710H-L17L210.5
25Michael O’Connor125927861686L7HU0.5
26Joshua Park16451732unr.L19L15L200
27Beau Thompson16985446unr.L14L18U0
28Bertrand Topczylko167783551235L10U

2019 Deep Freeze Results


 Pair | Player Name                     |Total|Round|Round|Round|

    1 | ERNEST TRAINOR JOHNSON          |3.0  |W   4|W   8|W   3|

      2 | MARK G COURTNEY                 |2.5  |H    |W   9|W   7|

      3 | TREVOR WILLIAM BROOKS           |2.0  |W   9|W   7|L   1|

      4 | THOMAS MARVULLO                 |1.5  |L   1|H    |W  10|

      5 | ROBERT A SIMMONS                |1.0  |D   6|H    |U    |

      6 | CRAIG W FISHER                  |1.0  |D   5|H    |U    |

      7 | JURIJ JOSEPH ORACZ              |1.0  |W  11|L   3|L   2|

      8 | RASIT TOPALOGLU                 |1.0  |W  10|L   1|U    |

      9 | DARIUS JAFARY                   |1.0  |L   3|L   2|W  11|

     10 | JOSEPH ANDREW JACKSON           |1.0  |L   8|W  11|L   4|

     11 | BERTRAND TOPCZYLKO              |0.0  |L   7|L  10|L   9|



On a cold night in January 5 players competed in a double round blitz with Trevor Brooks winning first place and Mark Courtney winning 2nd place.

Trevor Brooks     6 1/2; Mark Courtney   5 1/2; Rasit Topaloglu   4; Darius Jaffary   2; JJ Oracz    2.

Vassar-Chadwick QUICK

Three players finished with 3 points out of a possible 4.  Congratulations to Bob Wehrli who won first place on tie breaks over Leo Freyvert and Mark Courtney.  And congratulations to Tom Marvullo who won the Top booster prize with a score of 2.5. -----------------------------------------------------------------------


Player Name |Total|Round|Round|Round|Round|           | Pts |  1  |  2  |   3  |   4  |        

1) ROBERT WEHRLI  (2161) |3.0  |D   5|W   7|D   4|W   2|  
2) LEONID FREYVERT (1980)|3.0  |W  10|W   6|W   3|L   1|      
3) MARK G COURTNEY (1924)|3.0  |W   9|W   4|L   2|W   6|      
4) ERNEST JOHNSON (1962) |2.5  |W   7|L   3|D   1|W   8|       
5) THOMAS MARVULLO(1584) |2.5  |D   1|W  10|L   6|W   9|      
6) TREVOR BROOKS (1668)   |2.0  |W  11|L   2|W   5|L   3|
7) J. J.  ORACZ  (1535)  |2.0  |L   4|L   1|W   9|W  10|     
8) CRAIG W FISHER (1807) |1.5  |H    |H    |H    |L   4|      
9) DARIUS JAFARY  (1465) |1.0  |L   3|W  11|L   7|L   5|      
10)HERNAN SALAZAR(1439)  [1.0  |L   2|L   5|W  11|L   7|
11)ORI RAZ (1120)   |0.0  |L   6|L   9|L  10|U    |     


Holiday Leaves

Bob Simmons completed a perfect 4-0 tournament (!) by upsetting Ernie Johnson in the last round. Trevor Brooks and Darius Jafary tied for 2nd with 3.0/4 each. Congratulations to our winners. The Grand Prix will be updated soon after the official results come in from the TD. So Bob Simmons wins the First Place Trophy and Darius Jafary wins the Top Booster Trophy.

US Chess Rules Available Online

Many years ago the powers that be in the USCF went into agreement with a publishing company, giving them exclusive rights to the rules of the game (and all of the related standards, policies and procedures) as codified by US Chess. Which meant a Tournament Director (or any active player wanting to avoid issues) had to purchase the rule book – it was not available online.

Many members complained, but the contract was apparently very long term (if not forever). Until recently, when an amendment to the contract was put in place, allowing US Chess to publish selected chapters of the rule book (the ones most people are most interested in) online, for free.

You can view, search, and download these sections – CLICK HERE

Joseph Guadagno Memorial Tournament (Westchester)

We are passing along information from the Westchester Chess Club:

We are saddened by the loss of our friend Joe and extend our condolences to family and friends.

The WCC will host a memorial tournament in Joe’s honor. Thanks to Lou Saltaformaggio for the idea and the name – the Joe Guads. It will be G/75;d5 starting in January (Andre is finishing up the winter schedule). There will be a modest entry fee which will go towards a donation to support chess for underprivileged children and students (suggestions welcome!). The tournament is open to members from other clubs and I will do my best to get the word out, but please feel free to forward this to friends of Joe’s. Space in the church is limited to  about 40 people. First round will be January 3rd. Let me know if you are interested. Also, please feel free to visit and participate in the WCC, and please let me know if you would like me to add you to my email list. Hope to see you soon.

Alan Kuras

Westchester Chess Club Schedule

You can go to that page to look up the schedule (2019 tournaments not posted yet), as well as details on where the club meets and who to contact for more information.