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.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Ashland 58 Underway


Six players crossed swords in Round 1 of Ashland 58 with Dan Quigley (1753) scoring the point over Marty Anderson (1538), Jordan Anderson (1451) splitting the point with  Andrew Bouman (1240) and Mike Meekins (1286) scoring a first round win. 

Ashland 58 will continue with Round 2 on Jan 18. Register by 7:15; Round starts at 7:30

Four round Swiss.  G60 +30s inc

Two Sections, Open & Amateur (U1505). Sections may be combined based on attendance.

One round a week for four weeks.

Entry fee $2 for club members, $5 for non-members

You do not have to play every round. You can play one round or four!


 Upcoming Tournaments:

Jan 20 - Reverse Angle - Charlotte, NC
Jan 26 - 28 Land of the Sky - Asheville, NC
Feb 17 - Reverse Angle - Charlotte, NC

Friday, January 5, 2018

Cold start to 2018

2018 began quietly with a half dozen players anxious to get back to to board after the Holiday break. Tonight's rated round was postponed until next week so only friendly battles were waged this evening.

Ashland 58 will begin with Round 1 on Jan 11. Register by 7:15; Round starts at 7:30

Four round Swiss.  G60 +30s inc
Two Sections, Open & Amateur (U1505). Sections may be combined based on attendance.

One round a week for four weeks.

Entry fee $2 for club members, $5 for non-members

You do not have to play every round. You can play one round or four!


Upcoming Tournaments:

Jan 13 - GSSM Jan Open - Hartsville, SC
Jan 20 - Reverse Angle - Charlotte, NC
Jan 26 - 28 Land of the Sky - Asheville, NC
Feb 17 - Reverse Angle - Charlotte, NC