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GM Molner Clock Simultaneous Exhibition

Posted on January 13, 2019 at 9:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Starting at 8:15 pm on January 29th, Grandmaster Mackenzie Molner will be giving a Game 45 clock simuaneous exhibition.The entry fee for this event is $10 a board which will be collected around 8:00 pm on that day. There will very likely be an update regarding the details of this event which will be posted on this website once they become available.



For more information on this event please contact Club President and TD John Hagerty by email at [email protected] [<buickchess @>] or by phone at 973-736-3433 between the hours of 10:00 AM and 10:00 PM.

This information is subject to change.

Secretary Minkov



2019 US Team Tournament Sponsorship

Posted on January 13, 2019 at 8:45 PM Comments comments (0)

If anyone is interested in playing for a West Orange Chess Club sponsored team at the 2019 US Amateur Teams East then please contact either Lev Zilbermintz at [email protected] [<polyanker @>] and/or John Hagerty at [email protected] [<buickchess @>] or by phone at 973-736-3433 between the hours of 10:00 AM and 10:00 PM.

Secretary Minkov

2 Night Game 45 Chess Tournament

Posted on December 29, 2018 at 3:00 PM Comments comments (0)

West Orange Chess Club Vice President and TD Doran Race will be running a 4 round chess tournament at the West Orange Chess Club on January 8th (starting at 8:00 pm) for the 1st and 2nd rounds and January 15th for the 3rd and 4th rounds. The entry fee will be $15 and the time control will be game 45 with a 5 second delay. For more information on this event please contact West Orange Chess Club Vice President and TD Doran Race via text message at 973-652-9559. You may also find out more about this or any other event that is being run by Doran Race along with the most up-to-date information regarding them by visiting Doran Race’s Twitter Account which can be viewed clicking on the link below:

Please note that Club President and TD John Hagerty (who is normally the contact person for the West Orange Chess Club) is not involved at all in organizing this event and should therefore not be contacted regarding it.

Secretary Minkov

The 2019 Annual Meeting and Election

Posted on December 29, 2018 at 2:40 PM Comments comments (0)

The Annual Meeting and Election will be held on 1/22/2019 and starts at 8:00 pm. For the 2019 West Orange Chess Club elections there will no longer be any proxy votes and those who are present at the meeting will vote by secret ballot for each office on separate ballots for: 1) President, 2) 1st Vice President, 3) 2nd Vice President, 4) Secretary, and 5) Treasurer. Those who are not present and wish to vote will be permitted to cast an absentee ballot for each office either by email, regular postal mail, or by telephone call to a soon to be designated absentee vote collector. In the interest of saving time, the incumbent set of West Orange Chess Club office holders are to get reelected by means of a confirmation vote but may be replaced by means of a floor nomination for an alternative candidate(s) should there be any.

The number of those on the Executive Committee (other then the elected officers) will be determined and appointed by the President and the two Vice Presidents. They will come under review every year after each year`s election.

Note: The two offices of Vice President are coequal in responsibility.

Write-in challenges to each office are permitted.

Absentee votes will be confidential as to who sent them and only the results are to be tabulated by the designated vote collector. Absentee ballots must be submitted no later than 1/24/2019 to be eligible to be counted. In case of tie votes, the current officers will vote separately to decide the winner.

The officers that are willing to continue their post are:

John Hagerty, President

Doran Race, 1st Vice President

Lev Zilbermintz, 2nd Vice President

Ari Minkov, Secretary

Ken Ganning, Treasurer

Update: Those who are not present and who wish to vote will be permitted to cast an absentee ballot for each office by emailing Executive Committee Member John Bonnett at [email protected] [<jhbonnett @>]  no later then 8:30 PM on 1/22/2019.

Any questions regarding this meeting/election should be directed toward Club President and TD John Hagerty who may be reached via telephone at 973-736-3433 and/or email at [email protected]  [<buickchess @>].

Secretary Minkov

Facebook Page

Posted on September 24, 2018 at 7:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Prominent West Orange Chess Club member and chess expert Andy Chan has setup a Facebook page on behalf of the West Orange Chess Club. Below is a link to that page:

Please note that you will however need to login to a facebook account of your own in order to access the club's Facebook page.

Secretary Minkov

Consultation Game Result

Posted on September 22, 2018 at 7:45 AM Comments comments (0)

On September 11th and September 18th attendees of the West Orange Chess Club played their annual consultation game event which ended in a draw. The score of that game can be found by clicking on the link below:

Playing Rated Games On Open Nights

Posted 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. 

Scholastic Chess Group

Posted 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 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 in the year 2017:

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 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 @>]