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Mohan Nayak

Posted by aminkov2000 on April 22, 2017 at 4:30 PM Comments comments (6)

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:


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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

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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 @] 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 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:

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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]

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:

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