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Online Garden State Chess League Match

Posted on February 3, 2021 at 9:45 PM Comments comments (0)

On February 2, 2021, an online Garden State Chess League match was played between a team representing the West Orange Chess Club against a team representing the New Jersey Institute of Technology (Team A). Shown below are the results of that match.

Board # West Orange NJIT A


1 Pete Radomskyj (black) 0-1 Pierre Damis (white)

2 Bryan Cohen (white) 1-0 Jeffrey Luk (bl...

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A Message From The Club President

Posted on December 26, 2020 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (0)

The following message is from West Orange Club President and TD John Hagerty:

Due to my upcoming bladder surgery (Jan. 11), I am going to take a temporary leave of absence at least through to the end of March. I believe that my prognosis will be good as it is a one day surgery to remove a tumor. In the meantime, I am designating Lev (who is one of our two vice presidents) to be "in charge" as the President Pro Tem and that I wish all the officers to be "on deck" to assist hi...

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Free Online Scholastic Chess Lessons

Posted on October 17, 2020 at 3:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Two-Time West Orange Chess Club Champion and Chess Expert Victor Rosas is arranging to give free chess lessons via the Zoom website starting in November. The online lessons are geared toward school age children who are under 16 years of age and who have a rating of 1800 or less. If interested, please email him at [email protected] .


Update On The Reopening Of The Club

Posted on September 18, 2020 at 10:20 AM Comments comments (0)

The following message is from West Orange Chess Club President John Hagerty:

To all:

I spoke to Juan Pintado (the West Orange Recreation Department activities manager) today about the possibility of the Chess club returning to the Katz Center in the near future. I also mentioned that we would comply completely with whatever safety protocols the town would insist we do.

Nevertheless, unfortunately, it appears that we may have to wait until ...

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Online Alternative To Over-The-Board Chess

Posted on June 26, 2020 at 11:30 AM Comments comments (0)
Noted West Orange Chess Club member and USCF Rated Chess Expert Andy Chan has been regularly organizing online chess matches. If you wish to participate in one or would like more information about the online chess matches that he organizes then please email him at [email protected] [<andymanchan @>].

Secretary Minkov

Garden State Chess League Matches

Posted on November 24, 2019 at 8:50 PM Comments comments (0)

The West Orange Chess Club participates in Garden State Chess League matches. For more information about this league please click on the links below:

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

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 between ...

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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:

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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 (please only call between the hours of 10 am and 9 pm).

Email: buickc...

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