March G/90 Round 3!

This week

No meeting on Saturday night at the Synagogue.

Tuesday night we will have the March G/90 tournament.


This event is part of our 2014 Grand Prix.  Please send Matt an email if you are interested in joining the open section.  Two half point byes are available.  Standings & Pairings.

Piyush leads the Open section and Jenny leads the U1600, both with perfect scores!

Open section (G/90 + 5s delay)

Games start at 6:30 PM sharp and the pairings are sent one week in advance.

U1600 section (G/75 + 5s delay)

Games start at 7:00 PM and whoever attends will be paired.

IM Bartholomew wins RGWO ’14!

Tuesday – Officer meeting at 6:30 and casual night

March G/90 – Signup for the March G/90 is starting now.  Please send Matt an email or sign-up at the club if you’d like to join.

Chess News

RGWO Results — USCF Crosstable

IM John Bartholomew scored a perfect 5/5 in the Premier section.  Prash Amarasinghe and William Murphy split 2nd/3rd with 4 points.  Maor Leker Locker (Rochester’s newest expert!) and Andy Hortillosa split U2000.  Tom Brinkmann won the U1800.

Keith Leonard won the Amateur section by 1.5 points with a perfect score!  Local scholastic players Richard Huang and Ben Schimke tied for 2nd/3rd.  Alex Musselman and Ben Yan won the class prizes.

Nick Chang won the Reserve with 4/5.  Henry Hutton won the Bantam with 4/4.

Past winners  |   Photos on the Facebook page

2014 RCC Grand Prix  –  Maor is leading the Open section now and Richard built a big lead in the U1600.  Full Grand Prix standings.


Register for the RGWO!

There will not be a Saturday chess session at the Synagogue this weekend.  The next club meeting is on Tuesday at the Harwick.

Tuesday – G/15 d5 unrated starting at 7:00 PM.  3 rounds and free to play!

Rochester Grand Winter Open – To register please visit and navigate to the Rochester Grand Winter Open.  From the site you can register online with a PayPal account or credit card.  If you have any questions you can email Matt or Jack.  NEW for out of town players we have a hotel rate of $70+tax at the Rochester EconoLodge!  Ask for the “Chess Tournament” rate, (507) 282-9905.

New annotated game from last Tuesday.  BATTLE OF THE BROTHERS.  Jack and Frank Fulsom had an exciting game full of tactical shots.  Check out the games tab.

Chess News

MSCA Elections:  The MSCA elections are coming up fast and I’ll will be running for the board this year!  You can find my candidacy statement on the MSCA website, as well as instructions on how to vote.  Thanks for your consideration.  Dennis Mays has graciously prepared some ballot materials at the chess club (thanks Dennis!).  – Matt

Voting instructions from Rob Newshutz (thanks Rob!)

The ballot for the MSCA board is on the bottom of the yellow flyer for the St Paul Winter and MN Open sent in the mail to MSCA members  Many may have discarded it.

You can vote in person at the annual membership meeting (5-6 pm before the MN open), or you can mail in a ballot.

One can get a ballot under the News tab on http://www.minnesotachess.orgJanuary 15, 2014 entry.

Also, voting needs to be done before 6:00pm on 2/14/2014 (Friday of the MN Open), which is the end of the annual membership meeting.

You need have your name and your name and USCF id on the outside of the envelope, if you mail it in. (MSCA uses your USCF id as a membership number)

January Slow Chess: Rob and Maor tied for first in the Open.  Edwin and Hans tied for first in the U1600.  USCF Crosstable.  Grand Prix Results.

RASCL Results:  Mayo and Century are now tied for first.  Results will be posted this weekend.  Full scholastic results.