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Garden State Chess League West Orange vs. Newark McDonalds Result

Posted on October 21, 2018 at 10:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Please see the message below from Garden State Chess League West Orange Chess Club team captain Steve Reade:

West Orange Chess Club wins its season opener against Newark McDonalds 3-1!

Newark McDonalds played as the home team. WOCC won on Boards #1 & #3 with Newark McDonalds forfeiting on Board #2. Thanks to victories from Peter Radomskyj on Board #1 and Doran Race on Board #3. Vladimir Lipman took the forfeit win on Board #2. Tyberius Asante on Board #4 put up a good fight against 1. g4, but lost.

Thanks to Peter, Vladimir, Doran and Tyberius for playing well and being ready to play on time!

Go team!

Steve Reade, Captain WOCC Team

The Mohan Nayak Memorial Tournament

Posted on October 1, 2018 at 7:45 AM Comments comments (1)

5 Round Swiss Tournament


Round 1 - October 9, 2018

Round 2 - October 23, 2018

Round 3 - October 30, 2018

Round 4 - November 6, 2018

Round 5 (Final) - November 20, 2018

Time control: G/90, 29 second increment

If a clock with increment or delay isn't available (only an analog clock is available for example) the time control is Game 119 (time control of Game 90 + not used per move increment of 29). And if a clock only with delay but no increment is available the time control is Game 114 with 5 second delay before every move (Game 119 minus 5 minutes due to the inclusion of the 5 second delay).

So the mandatory order based on clock availability is: 1. increment (Game 90 with 29 second increment added after every move) 2. delay (Game 114 with 5 second delay before every move) 3. neither increment nor delay (Game 119).

All rounds games to start at 8:00.

Entry fee: $20.00

United States Chess Federation (USCF) membership must be paid up through to the end of the last day of the tournament.


Prizes: 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Payout amounts and additional class prizes to be determined based on number of entries and rating distribution.


Byes: Two 1/2 point byes permitted to be taken in any round. Must request no later than 24 hours before the start of Round 4 to be guaranteed the bye requests. Once granted, bye requests are not reversible.

Zero point byes will be given out if necessary without penalty of being withdrawn from the tournament if one's two 1/2 point byes have already been taken or if it is too late to request a 1/2 point bye.

Off site makeup games can be arranged but not guaranteed.

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

One can enter on site on the night of Round 1 (Tuesday October 9) between approximately 7:00 and no later than 8:00. Anyone arriving after 8:00 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], by calling head tournament director John Hagerty at 973-736-3433 between the hours of 10:00 AM and 10:00 PM or on site .

Late entries accepted until the pairing of Round 3. For any late entrant one of their available 1/2 point byes must be used for each missed round.

The Tournament committee reserves the right (as per USCF Affiliate rules and guidelines) to make changes and alterations as it deems appropriate for the efficient governance of the tournament.

For more information on this and/or other West Orange Chess Club matters please contact Club President and TD John Hagerty either by email at [email protected] [buickchess @], by phone at 973-736-3433 (please call between 10:00 AM and 10:00 PM and leave a message) or directly at the club.

Chief TD: John M. Hagerty

Please periodically check for any updates or changes to this tournament information.

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 @>]

Garden State Chess League Schedule

Posted 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: