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West Orange Chess Club 3 Round $5 Per Point Octos

Posted by aminkov2000 on June 5, 2017 at 8:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Dates: June 13th, June 20th, July 11


Format: 3-SS (USCF rated)


Mandatory order based on clock availability:


1. Time Control: G/75 with a 30 second increment.


2. If a clock with increment is not available but a clock with delay is available then the time control is Game 100 with 5 second delay.


3. If a clock with increment and/or delay is not available then the time control is Game 105.


Entry Fee: $20.00


Prizes Per 8-Player Octo: 1st $40.00, 2nd $20.00. $5.00 per point scored to all.


Register: June 13 at 7:00-7:45 PM. No advance or phone registration.


Rounds: 8:00 PM all dates.


Players will be grouped by rating order (1-8, 9-16, etc.). The tournament committee reserves the right to minimally alter the grouping format on a need to do basis for the fair and efficient maintenance of the tournament, e.g., if only 15 players were to sign up to play, we would have to have one group of 7 in which the lowest rated participant would have to be given a full point bye.

Players must have a valid USCF membership that is active to the final date of the tournament.


Bye policy: Only one 1/2 point bye will be allowed in either Round 2 or Round 3 (No 1/2 point byes can be had in the first round of this tournament). Such bye requests are irrevocable, i.e., once a bye is requested, there is no changing of the bye request even if one is available to play that particular evening. If that situation were to come about, it would be possible that an "extra rated game" may be arranged. The result of such a game would not affect one`s score in the tournament. Such games would just be added to the rating report that would be sent in to the USCF in a separate section.


For more information on this event, you may call head tournament director John Hagerty at 973-736-3433 between 10:00 AM and 10:00 PM and leave a message or email him at: [email protected] [buickchess @ gmail.com].

On June 27th, we are having a kids tournament and our focus will have to be on the kids as far as dedicating our boards, sets, scoresheets and clocks. Nevertheless, the club will be an "open night" for the "regulars". The club will be closed on July 4th for the National Holiday.


For more information on this event, you may call head tournament director John Hagerty at 973-736-3433 between 10:00 AM and 10:00 PM and leave a message or email him at: [email protected] [buickchess @ gmail.com].



On June 27th, we are having a kids tournament and our focus will have to be on the kids as far as dedicating our boards, sets, scoresheets and clocks. Nevertheless, the club will be an "open night" for the "regulars". The club will be closed on July 4th for the National Holiday.




Scholastic Chess Tournament

Posted by aminkov2000 on June 5, 2017 at 7:45 AM Comments comments (0)

The following message regarding an upcoming scholastic chess tournament is from club member, chess expert, and promoter of scholastic chess in the Essex County, NJ area Andy Chan:


Hello parents!


Thank you for your feedback on having a scholastic tournament for our young chessplayers. We will be having a rated tournament for children at the West Orange chess club on Tuesday, June 27th. Registration begins at 6:30, or you can pre-register if you want by sending your childs' name, age/grade (and their rating/USCF ID if they have one), to the president and organizer, John Hagerty, at buickchess @ gmail.com [[email protected]]. Please cc me as well: andymanchan @ yahoo.com [[email protected]]. For directions to the club, our website is:


http://westorangechess.webs.com/


Entry fee is $15 and USCF membership is required. You can pick a membership plan for your child at


https://secure2.uschess.org/webstore/member.php

 

Most of the children can pick the one-year regular scholastic membership for $17, but you can choose the one that suits your needs. Membership is required at all official USCF rated tournaments and will give your child a rating to check on their progress as they play in more tournaments.


The tournament will be three rounds, with children entered in groups of 8 depending on their rating and age/grade. The format may change depending on number of participants, but there will be 3 games played. Rounds will begin at 7:30, 8:30, and 9:30 (or as soon as possible) and the children will be given 25 minutes each to complete their games. The club will try to provide chess sets and clocks to use for those who do not bring their own, and scoresheets if they want to keep a record of their game. Snacks and refreshments will be offered (please let us know if there are any restrictions).


Prizes (gold, silver, and bronze medals) are given to the top 3 players in each group of eight, with the others receiving participation awards. We may have other chess-related surprises for the kids throughout the evening. I will host game analysis between rounds as they wait for their next games.

 

Please let me know if you have any questions or suggestions/concerns. Also, spread the word to anyone you know who may be interested. We are trying to make this event fun for the kids as their introduction to competitive chess and this is the first scholastic even the club has held. We hope to have another later in the summer if this turnout is good and enjoyed by all.

 

Thank you!


2017 Club Champion Jason Lu

Posted by aminkov2000 on May 31, 2017 at 8:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Congratulations to Jason Lu who is the 2017 West Orange Chess Club Champion. Jason is currently 11 years old which makes him the youngest champion of the West Orange Chess Club. Who knows, maybe one day Jason will win the Marshall Chess Club Championship, the US Championship, or even the World Championship!


Secretary Minkov 

Mohan Nayak

Posted by aminkov2000 on April 22, 2017 at 4:30 PM Comments comments (7)

Long time West Orange Chess Club member Mohan Nayak recently passed away at the age of 80. I've been told that Mohan began to attend the West Orange Chess Club circa 1981 (roughly a few years after the club was started in 1978). Mohan was a generous person and a skillful chess player who will be sorely missed. The 2017 West Orange Chess Club Championship will be dedicated in his honor. 


Update: Below are URL links to Mohan Nayak's obituary:


http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/name/mohan-nayak-obituary?pid=1000000185221171


http://obits.nj.com/obituaries/starledger/obituary.aspx?n=mohan-rao-nayak&pid=185221171


http://essexnewsdaily.com/obituaries/36255


Below is a link to a chess.com webpage dedicated to showcasing wins by Mohan Nayak:


https://www.chess.com/forum/view/game-showcase/mohan-nayak-nice-wins


If you have the score to a chess game that Mohan Nayak won and would like that game to be posted on the webpage listed above then please email that score to Bryan Cohen. Bryan's email address is [email protected]  [ Bryan6872 @ aol.com ].

Thanks.

Secretary Minkov

2017 Garden State Chess League Results

Posted by aminkov2000 on April 22, 2017 at 4:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Board Medalists


Board 1

Gold - FM Karl Dehmelt, LehighValley

Silver - NM Mauricio Camejo, Newark-McDonald's

Bronze - LM Dragan Milovanovic, Hamilton


Board 2

Gold - Aaron Nicely, LehighValley

Silver - Phil Hepler, Hamilton

Bronze - Lev Zilbermints, Newark-McDonald's


Board 3

Gold - Christian Wadsworth, LehighValley

Silver - Ed Sytnik, Hamilton

Bronze - John Moldovan, Westfield


Board 4

Gold - Grant McCool, West Orange

Gold - Dhriti Iyer, LehighValley

Bronze - Doug Pecota, Dean Of ChessAcademy


Top 10 Scorers

1. Aaron Nicely, LehighValley 5.5

2. Karl Dehmelt, LehighValley 4.5

2. Christian Wadsworth, LehighValley 4.5

4. Grant McCool, West Orange 4.0

4. Ed Sytnik, Hamilton 4.0

6. Mauricio Camejo, Newark-McDonald's 3.5

6. Dhriti Iyer, LehighValley 3.5

8. Phil Hepler, Hamilton 3.0

8. Milovanovic, Hamilton 3.0

8. Lev Zilbermints, Newark-McDonald's 3.0


For more information on this event, please click on the link below:


http://gardenstatechessleague.blogspot.com/

Spring Chess Clinic

Posted by aminkov2000 on April 22, 2017 at 4:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Starting on Tuesday, May 9 and ending on June 13 there will be a spring chess clinic. The chess clinic is an extension of the scholastic chess program at the Katz Civic Center in West Orange, NJ that starts at 6:00 pm on Tuesday nights. For more information on this event please email Club President and TD John Hagerty at [email protected] [buickchess @ gmail.com] or call him at 973-736-3433.  

Playing Rated Games On Open Nights

Posted by aminkov2000 on June 24, 2016 at 11:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Please be aware that during our open nights when no formal event is held it is possible to arrange to play a rated game that will be attached as an extra game to a tournament report. For more information on this possibility please email club president and TD John Hagerty at [email protected] or alternatively call him at 973-736-3433.

Scholastic Chess Group

Posted by aminkov2000 on February 26, 2016 at 7:15 AM Comments comments (0)

The West Orange Chess Club currently runs a chess group for school aged children. It meets on Tuesday nights and starts at 6:00 pm. For more information on this please email club president and TD John Hagerty at [email protected] or call him at 973-736-3433. 

Our Chess.com Web Pages

Posted by aminkov2000 on October 26, 2015 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Please be sure to check out the webpages/features that have been posted on behalf of the West Orange Chess Club on chess.com courtesy of our club president John Hagerty and our notable club member Bryan Cohen.


Below are the links of our chess.com webpages:


http://www.chess.com/members/view/WestOrangeChessClub

  

http://www.chess.com/blog/WestOrangeChessClub


http://www.chess.com/groups/view/west-orange-chess-club


Our member page in particular is certainly worth checking out as it features many instructive chess games with informative annotations.


If you or someone you know of is interested in posting any chess related content such as one of their games or a puzzle on any of the club's chess.com features (subject to the approval of at least one of our administrators) Then please email Bryan Cohen at [email protected] . Any questions or comments should also be directed toward Bryan Cohen or Club President John Hagerty who can be reached via email at [email protected] or by phone at 973-736-3433.

 

 

Makeup Games

Posted by aminkov2000 on March 14, 2015 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (0)

As an alternative to getting a half-point bye, the West Orange Chess Club does allow any of the participants in its slow rated tournaments to potentially arrange to play a makeup game off-site. However, to do so you must first contact chess Club President and Chief TD John Hagerty. His contact information is as follows:


Phone Number: 973-736-3433.


Email: [email protected]


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