TCCL Results and Schedule Posted!

Tuesday night we will be having our last night of theme opening games and casual night.

TCCL: Twin Cities Chess League kicked off last Friday with a great start for the Rochester Teams!  TCCL Results Spreadsheet.

  • In the Gold Division the Mayo Ultimates lost 2.5-1.5 against a tough Champions of the Castle team.  Scott Riester earned a draw against Kevin Wasiluk and Rob Newshutz got a win for the team.  The team is in 5th place.
  • In the Silver Division Mayo B2 or not B2 won 3.5-0.5 against Tal Tales and is tied for first place!  Kevin, Ralph and Maor all notched wins for the team and Roy T. drew with an expert.
  • In the Bronze Division Mayo Knights went a perfect 4-0 against Andover2 and will be playing up next round.  Congrats to George, Roy K., Dennis and Jack!  The team is tied for first place.

Schedule Posted: The upcoming schedule for the next two months has been posted.  Please take a look!

RCC Closed Tournament:  The RCC Closed Tournament is a 6 player invitational, with 2 sections.  Spectators are welcome to come watch the games.

Save the Date: The Rochester Grand Winter Open plans are almost finalized.  The tournament will be held on February 7-8, 2014.

Theme Openings and Casual Night

Tuesday night we will be having theme opening games and casual night.

New Games!  Maor Leker Locker has added two games to our game tab.  One nice win over Corey Butler, and a hard-fought loss against National Master Wilson Gibbons.  Please check them out.

TCCL: Twin Cities Chess League starts on Friday!  Rochester will be taking up 3 teams this year.  Below are the starters for each team.  We also have a strong group of substitutes available.  If you would like to be a sub and haven’t told an officer please let one know.

  • Mayo Ultimates (Gold Division): Scott Riester, Matt Jensen, Rob Newshutz, Piyush Mukherjee
  • Mayo (Silver Division):  Roy Truelson, Kevin Gaustad, Ralph Townsend, Maor Leker Locker
  • Mayo Knights (Bronze Division): George Paulik, Roy Knuth, Dennis Mays, Jack Fulsom

Theme Openings Tomorrow Night

Tomorrow night: Tomorrow night will be a theme opening night as well as casual chess.  Free to play and starting around 7:00.

Granite Chess Set for Sale:  Please contact me ( if you’d like to get in contact with the seller.  She has a granite set, no board, for sale for $30.  It looks pretty nice in the photos which I can pass on to those who are interested.