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The Next Chess Tournament

Posted by aminkov2000 on June 16, 2018 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Please note that the West Orange Chess Club has yet to schedule its next chess tournament although we do intend to eventually hold another one. For more information regarding club events/scheduling matters please email club president and TD John Hagerty at [email protected] [<buickchess @>] or alternatively call him at 973-736-3433.

Playing Rated Games On Open Nights

Posted by aminkov2000 on May 28, 2018 at 11:40 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. Such a game could be used for the purpose of a privately arranged match between 2 or more club attendees. For more information on this possibility please email club president and TD John Hagerty at [email protected] [<buickchess @>] or alternatively call him at 973-736-3433. 

Stephen Hrop Is The 2018 West Orange Chess Club Champion!

Posted by aminkov2000 on April 22, 2018 at 12:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Congratulations to Stephen Hrop on his winning of the 2018 West Orange Chess Club Championship with 4.5 out of 5 points. Below are the links to the round by round results of the 2018 West Orange Chess Club Championship:

A link to the United States Chess Federation website's official results for this event can below:

Special thanks to Andy Chen for providing superb round by round coverage of this event. 

West Orange Club Team Wins Its Section

Posted by aminkov2000 on February 25, 2018 at 9:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Congratulations to the Knights of West Orange, who were the top under 1600 team at the 2018 United States Amateur Teams East tournament and who won their section with 4 ½ out of 6 points! They actually outperformed a number of higher prize winning teams including top under 1700, 1800, 1900, and 2000!

The prize winning team members were:

Board 1 - Doran Race

Board 2 - Tyberius Asante

Board 3 - Greg Shaw

Board 4 - Ricardo Ayuda

Alternate - David Greci

And a special congratulations goes to Ricardo Ayuda, who won the Round 6 upset prize for defeating his opponent who outrated him by 924 points!

Thanks to all three teams who represented the West Orange Chess Club at the tournament:

West Orange Krush

West Orange Pioneers

Knights of West Orange

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

Our 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 courtesy of our club president John Hagerty and our notable club member Bryan Cohen.

Below are the links of our webpages:

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 webpage dedicated to showcasing wins by longtime club member Mohan Nayak who passed away earlier this year:

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 features (subject to the approval of at least one of our administrators) then please email Bryan Cohen at [email protected] [<Bryan6872 @>]. 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 @>] 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 @>]

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:



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

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