10 Days until Rochester Open 2016!

Just ten more days until the Rochester Open 2016 event begins!

Join us for two days of dropped queens, masterful sacrifices, and friendly (yet competitive) chess. Play for fun, or play for the prize money; whether you play casually or competitively, there will be chess games for you. This is the only major Rochester chess event this year, so don’t miss it!

If you haven’t signed up yet, there’s still time to preregister. Just go to https://onlineregistration.cc/RCC/RO2016 and fill out the form. Alternatively, you can sign up on-site.

Full details here: http://rochesterchess.com/events/event/rochester-open-2016/

Two Events on Saturday

Monthly Rated

Below are the round times for the up-and-coming Saturday tournaments.  The time controls for these tournaments will be G/60; D5.  $5 for RCC Members, $10 for non-members.  This event is USCF rated.

Players can be registered by sending Jack (jfulsom@charter.net) an email or they can preregister on Tuesday nights at the club.  Approximately 80% of the entry fees will go to prizes.

Registration: 9 AM – 9:45 AM

Round 1: 10:00 am
Lunch: 12:00pm – 1pm
Round 2:   1:00 pm
Round 3:   3:30 pm
Round 4:   6:00 pm


Synagogue Night

7 PM at the B’Nai Israel Synagogue.  Please bring a $1 donation and a set/clock. There will possibly be an unrated quick chess tournament.

Lots of Updates!!

Scholastic State Championship

Maor Leker Locker tied for first in the Minnesota K-12 Championship!!  Coach Chuck Handlon helped get the word out and here’s a press release:  http://krocam.com/century-sophomore-is-state-chess-co-champion/

From Tim Schimke (thanks Tim!):

Maor — Tied first K-12 with 5 of 6
RCC Alum Daniel Lekah also tied for first in K-12 with 5 of 6

Richard Huang — Tied 6th K-9 (8th after tiebreaks) with 4.5 of 6

Ben Schimke — Tied 12th K-9 with 4 of 6 (many players with 4)

March G/90 completed

Maor Leker Locker and Rob Newshutz tied for first place in the Open section.  Results.  Michael Kern won the U1600.  2014 Grand Prix standings.


The Gold team won their match and is now sitting in 6th place.  Silver lost to one of the top teams and will stay in the Silver division for next year.  Full results.

April 12th is our next Grand Prix event.  Please sign-up with Jack!