Monday, May 21, 2018

Sam Copeland wins Championship with 5-0 score!

Sam Copeland(2267) is the new 2018 Club Champion with a perfect 5-0 score!

Eli Moore(1642) claims second place and runner up with 4 points, only succumbing to Copeland in round 2.

Newcomer to the club, Danny Simmons(1308) claims the U1600 prize with an impressive 3 points.

Birney Blind(1113) claims the U1300 prize with 2 points.

Eighteen players came out for the 10th anniversary of the Columbia Chess Club Championship.
Congratulations to all who enjoyed the competition.

The upcoming club schedule for the next few months:

May 24th meet at British Bulldog Pub to award trophies and play some stress free chess.

May 31st Ashland Rapid 66 at Ashland UMC.  3 games of G15+10.

June 7th  Lecture at Ashland UMC.  Come and learn and play stress free chess.

June 14th Ashland Blitz tourney.  Game 3+2.

June 21st Chess 960 tourney 3 games of G15+10.

June 28th meet at British Bulldog Pub and play some stress free chess.

July 5th No Meeting.  Happy Holiday!

July 12th Ashland Rapid 67 at Ashland UMC.  3 games of G15+10.

July 19th Club Blitz championship. Game 3+2.

July 26th. meet at British Bulldog Pub and play some stress free chess.  Ashland has Camp night.


Other tournaments of note are:
Carolinas Classic, Charlotte, NC June 8-10.
Castle Chess Emory Universary Atlanta, GA  June 22-24
World Open Philadelphia, PA July 3-8th Multiple schedules
SC Open Greenville, SC in September
NC Open Greensboro, NC in August

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Club Championship starts April 19th

Club Championship starts April 19th in 1 open section 5 rds $10 entry. G75+30. 1 1/2 pt bye allowed no last rd byes. 1st and 2nd place trophies U1600 trophy, U1300 trophy. There will be an U1200 section for those who choose not to participate in the Championship.