Century H.S. wins 2012 RASCL City Cup Tournament!

The 2012 Rochester Area Scholastic Chess League (RASCL) City Cup Tournament was held at Century High School the 2011 defending Cup Champion on Saturday March 17. Century came into the meet as the second seed and played Lourdes High School in the semi-final round. Century advanced to the championship with a 3 ½ – 1 ½ win. Mayo / Stewartville, the 2012 regular season champions took advantage of their higher seed, to advance after a 2 ½ – 2 ½ draw against John Marshall High School.

However, Century refused to relinquish the Cup and prevailed 3-2 in the championship round against Mayo / Stewartville. Century varsity members included junior co-captain Michael Ekker, Enoch Tan, Gregory Nathan, sophomore Rory Li and Richard Huang a Kellogg sixth grader.

… see more at Scholastic Results.

New Game Posted

Dennis Mays sent me an annotated game between George Berg and Rory Li.  This game was played in the RASCL (Rochester Area Scholastic Chess League) City Cup Semifinals match between Lourdes and Century.  Check out the games page to view the game.

RCC is meeting 3/23 – 3/24

Dear Chess players,

The Rochester Chess Club is meeting
, Friday March 23, 2012 at the Peace United Church of Christ! The club will open at ~6:45 PM and the usual tourney will start at ~7:30 PM. There will be a meeting Saturday, March 24, 2012 at the B’nai Israel Synagogue.

On an announced Friday date, the RCC meets in room B007 of the Peace United Church of Christ, 1503 2 Ave NE, Rochester, and is open around 6:45 PM.
 The suggested donation for use of the church room is $1 for club members, $2 otherwise (waived for first time visitors.) All donations go directly to the church. There is a phone in the church hall on the first floor. Local calls are free. In case one needs to contact someone at the club, the number is 282-4987, but there is no guarantee that the phone will be heard ringing in the basement.

Please remember that the church is a place of worship, and members are expected to be respectful and on good behavior.

On an announced Saturday date, the RCC meets at the B’nai Israel Synagogue, 150 7th Ave SW, Rochester, and is open around 7:00 PM. There is a parking lot which has plenty of parking space after regular Mayo hours. Enter on the ground level off of 7th Ave; there is a heated sidewalk leading to the entrance. Go down the stairs on your left as you enter, or take the elevator. The suggested donation for use of the playing space in the synagogue is $1. All donations go directly to the synagogue.

Please remember that the synagogue is a place of worship, and members are expected to be respectful and on good behavior!

There is generally a small tournament which starts at ~7:30 PM. The usual tourney entry fee is $3 for adult RCC members (cheap!) and $2 for teen-or-younger RCC members (cheaper!) Add $1 to your EF if you are not a club member. (Not as cheap!) There are usually two prize sections, Adult and Youth. The number of rounds in the tourney (and prizes) are based on the number of entries.Thank you!

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