RCTC President’s Cup, Saturday, December 16, 10 AM – 5 PM

The President’s Cup

An RCTC Math Department and Rochester Chess Club Community Chess Tournament

Saturday, December 16, 10 AM – 5 PM in the RCTC Cafeteria

RCTC will be hosting the President’s Cup, a community chess tournament, on Saturday, December 16, 2017. RCTC and Student Life, respectively, have generously provided the space and chess equipment for this event. Additional funding is provided by a youth enrichment grant to Rochester Chess from the Mayo Clinic Office of Community Relations. The tournament has three sections, Novice, Intermediate, and Advanced. All sections are unrated. Intermediate and Advanced players will be required to record their games. Instruction will be provided if needed. All participants will play 4 games (no elimination). Participants may request up to two ½-point byes for rounds they cannot play.  (more…)

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.