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Scholastic Chess Schedule

Posted by aminkov2000 on October 24, 2017 at 7:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Please note that a chess clinic for children will start this fall on October 24th and will run for 6 weeks. For more information on this program please contact Club President and TD John Hagerty by phone 973-736-3433 or by email at [email protected] [buickchess @ gmail.com]

The Mohan Nayak Memorial Tournament

Posted by aminkov2000 on September 11, 2017 at 7:05 AM Comments comments (0)

The West Orange Chess Club is scheduling to hold the Mohan Nayak Memorial Tournament starting on October 10th in honor of the late longtime club member Mohan Nayak.  


5 round Swiss System


Game 75 + 30 second increment added after every move


If a clock with increment or delay isn't available (only an analog clock is available for example) the time control is Game 105 (time control of Game 75 + not used per move increment of 30). And if a clock only with delay but no increment is available the time control is Game 100 with 5 second delay before every move (Game 105 minus 5 minutes due to the inclusion of the 5 second delay).


The mandatory order based on clock availability is: 1. increment (Game 75 with 30 second increment added after every move) 2. delay (Game 100 with 5 second delay before every move) 3. neither increment or delay (Game 105).

Schedule: October 10, 17, 24, 31 and November 7

Round 5 Makeup Round: November 21

Off site makeup games can be arranged but not guaranteed.


All rounds officially paired at approximately 7:45 on the night of the round.


All rounds games to start at 8:00.


Entry Fee - $20


Byes: Two 1/2 point byes permitted. They can be taken in any round. No bye requests after the start of Round 3. The tournament committee must know of a bye request no later than 7:45 on the night of the round, otherwise a forfeit may be issued.


No advance knowledge of official pairings. Probable pairings as regards to potential opponents and color designation may be given on request but not guaranteed.


Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd and class prizes based on rating distribution of entries. Dollar amounts to be determined based on entry fees collected minus rating fees to be remitted to the USCF.


One can enter on site on the night of Round 1 (Tuesday October 10) between approximately 7:00 and no later than 7:45. Anyone arriving after 7:45 to enter may not be able to be paired for Round 1 and may be forced to take a 1/2 point bye.


One can enter via email at [email protected] or [email protected]


One can enter by calling head tournament director John Hagerty at 973-736-3433 between the hours of 10:00 AM and 10:00 PM.


Late entries accepted until the pairing of Round 3.


The tournament committee reserves the right to enact whatever changes and modifications it deems necessary for the efficient and fair running of this event and other future competitions.


John M. Hagerty, Chief Tournament Director


This Information is subject to change. Please contact Club President and TD John Hagerty by phone at 973-736-3433 or alternatively by email at [email protected] [buickchess @ gmail.com].


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] [<buickchess @ gmail.com>] or alternatively call him at 973-736-3433.

Scholastic Chess Group

Posted by aminkov2000 on February 26, 2016 at 7:15 AM Comments comments (1)

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] [buickchess @ gmail.com] 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.


Also, below is a link to a chess.com webpage dedicated to showcasing wins by longtime club member Mohan Nayak who passed away earlier this year:


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



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] [<Bryan6872 @ aol.com>]. 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] [<buickchess @ gmail.com>] 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] [buickchess @ gmail.com]

Garden State Chess League Schedule

Posted by aminkov2000 on September 23, 2013 at 9:25 PM Comments comments (0)

The Garden State Chess League is a seasonal event that takes place from the fall to the spring.

Please click on the link below for the latest scheduling information:

 

http/www.kenilworthchessclub.org/gardenstatechessleague/Schedule.htm


Comprehensive match results (including those for the West Orange club) can be found in the following link:


http://www.kenilworthchessclub.org/gardenstatechessleague/Results.htm


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

 

http/gardenstatechessleague.blogspot.com/

 

 

 

 


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