Rochester Open this weekend!

Tonight: G/15 d5 rated at 7:00.  Jack will be the TD.  Free for members, $3 for non-members.

Rochester Autumn Open 2015:  This fun event is for all ages and brings in many players from out of town.  In the past we have averaged 75-80 players!  Please ask any of the TD’s at the club if you have questions about the tournament.  Register Online (https://onlineregistration.cc/RCC/RAO15).  The top 2 sections are Open and Under 1600 with cash prizes.  The bottom two sections are Under 1200 and Under 800 / Unrated with 7 trophies in each section.  We would love to see most of our RCC members play in this event.  If you prefer to register at the club any of the RCC officers can help you.

Chess Camp:  Matt Jensen and Dennis Mays will be holding a chess camp at the Mayo Clinic Harwick Cafeteria from 9AM-1PM on Saturday, October 24th.  The curriculum will be adapted to fit those enrolled in the camp.  Please ask Matt or Dennis for more details.

Sign-up for the Rochester Open!

Tonight: Casual night and TCCL team practice starting at 7 PM.  Jack will be running the event.  Rochester will have 4 TCCL teams again this year!

Rochester Autumn Open 2015:  This fun event is for all ages and brings in many players from out of town.  In the past we have averaged 75-80 players!  Please ask any of the TD’s at the club if you have questions about the tournament.  Register Online.  The top 2 sections are Open and Under 1600 with cash prizes.  The bottom two sections are Under 1200 and Under 800 / Unrated with 7 trophies in each section.  We would love to see most of our RCC members play in this event.  If you prefer to register at the club any of the RCC officers can help you.

Chess Camp:  Matt Jensen and Dennis Mays will be holding a chess camp at the Mayo Clinic Harwick Cafeteria from 9AM-1PM on Saturday, October 24th.  The curriculum will be adapted to fit those enrolled in the camp.  Please ask Matt or Dennis for more details.

 

Volunteer Opportunity:
We are a non-profit Christian school off of HWY 52 N. We are serving youth from 3rd through 12th grade.  We have a variety of students including students with ADHD and/or have very high functioning Autism which mostly affects socialization skills.  All students are very bright.  They would benefit from continued brain stimulation after school. What is unique to our school is the daily brain training offered to all our students .  Some students used to belonged to a Kasson Chess Club through Community Education, but they moved to TransformED in Rohester. Some students have chess experience and knowledge, but would benefit from taking their knowledge to a higher skill level.  Some students would be learning the game for the first time.  We will always have staff on site during Chess Club. We would offer Chess Club at our location for anyone interested in joining that do not attend our school.   Below you will find my contact information, but email works well.  I appreciate the willingness to ask for a volunteer.  Thank you.

Sincerely,

     Lynn Beckard
     Director of Development & Outreach
     2222 Highway 52 N
     Rochester, MN 55901
     (507) 206-6754
     lbeckard@transform-ed-us.org  
     www.transform-ed-us.org

 

 

G/25 d5 rated on Tuesday

Tuesday:  G/25 d5 USCF rated.  Starts at 7 PM.  Matt is the TD.  $3 for non-members and free for RCC members.   Are you a current RCC member?

Rochester Autumn Open 2015:  This fun event is for all ages and brings in many players from out of town.  In the past we have averaged 75-80 players!  Please ask any of the TD’s at the club if you have questions about the tournament.  Register Online

Closed Championship
Group Phase
Maor Leker Locker and Scott Riester won their respective groups, both going a perfect 6/6.
Group A:  Maor (6), Justin (4), Paul (2), Jack (0)
Group B: Scott (6), Roy (3.5), Tom (2.5), Rhatah (0)
The top 2 from each group have advanced to play 2 game elimination matches.
Quarter-Finals
Scott beats Justin 2-0
Maor beats Roy 1-1 regular, 2-0 tiebreaks
Semi-Finals
2 game match held on Tuesday nights between Scott and Maor

New Annotated Game: Jack annotated one of his games against Justin in the RCC Closed:  http://rochesterchess.com/games/

Minnesota Blizzard:
The Minnesota Blizzard won round 3 and are now 2-1!  If you haven’t heard of the Blizzard please check out their website for details.  Many of the top players in the state are on the team.  MN Blizzard site.