Chess Camps Next Week!

The Rochester Chess Club will be holding two chess camps next week.  Both camps run from Monday through Friday 6:00PM-8:30PM.  If you cannot make the full week accommodations can be made for you.  Jack Fulsom is running a camp that will cover  basic chess principles and chess theory, which are then needed fundamentals of all chess players.  This camp is intended for most students and parents are encouraged to participate.  Rob Newshutz is running a camp that will cover tactics in-depth.  This camp is highly recommended for more experienced players, and will definitely improve your tactical eye.

Both of these coaches have a lot of experience teaching, and are very knowledgeable!  If you have not signed up yet and are interested you can send an email to Dennis Mays (dennis_mays<at> or Jack Fulsom (jfulsom<at>  You can also arrive onsite any of the days to join.  The camp pages below have more information as well as the registration forms.  Hope to see you there!

Jack Fulsom Camp Page

Rob Newshutz Camp Page

Tuesday night we will still be meeting for casual chess and possibly an unrated tournament.  I encourage parents or siblings of camp attendees to come play some chess with other members.  There is no cost to play and the site is well air conditioned!


July Schedule

July 7th (finished): Rochester Scholastic Open 2012 results – We had 8 players in total, and awarded two USCF memberships.

July 10th:  RCC Officer Meeting and Casual Chess

July 16th-20th:  Jack Fulsom Chess Camp and Rob Newshutz Chess Camp

July 17th:  Casual Chess or tournament

July 24th:  Casual Chess

July 31st:  Casual Chess or tournament


More info on the events can be found in the schedule.

Matt Dahl wins 2012 Rochester Grand Summer Open

Matt Dahl continued his track record of strong performances in Rochester by winning his record-tying  fourth Rochester Open!  The only other player to have won four is IM Victor Adler.  Past winners and links to the full crosstable.

Tomorrow, Tuesday, will be a tournament night at the club.  We will be playing rated G/15 + 5 second delay starting at 6:30 PM.  See event link on the sidebar for more info.


We are trying  a new tournament format for the scholastic players in town.  The Rochester Scholastic Open will be an unrated event for youth ages 18 and under, with a chance to win a United States Chess Federation membership.  Visit the event page for more information.

There is still time to register for the Rob Newshutz and Jack Fulsom chess camps.  Click the events on the right sidebar for more info.