Election results, TCCL standings, $3 quick chess tomorrow!

Tomorrow night

We will be having a G/15 d/5 tournament starting at 7:00.  The cost to play is $3 for members and $5 for non-members with some small cash prizes.

Election Results

First off we would like to thank Jack Fulsom, Chris Shomenta, and Roy Knuth for their contributions in their former positions.  These members volunteered when the club was in desperate need of leadership and we are all very grateful.  All of the new officers ran for their current positions unopposed.  Dennis Mays is the new President of the RCC/MCCC with the slogan “a chicken in every pot”.  “A car in every garage” might be for his re-election term!  The following positions were also filled:

Vice President – Mitch Mast

Treasurer – Jack Fulsom

Secretary – Matt Jensen

Scholastic Representative – Maor Leker Locker

Full list of officers

TCCL – website link

Gold Division – The Rochester Ultimates lost another close match 2.5-1.5 and are currently in 7th place.  Rob Newshutz is leading the team with 1.5 points so far.

Silver Division – Rochester B2 or not B2 won 3.5-1.5 again and are sitting in first place!  Kevin Gaustad, Ralph Townsend and Maor Leker Locker are all a perfect 2/2 so far and Roy Truelson has 2 draws against experts on board 1.

Bronze Division – The Rochester Knights lost to the 2nd highest rated team in the division.  The knights are currently in 6th place with Dennis Mays and Jack Fulsom both scoring 1.5/2 so far!

New Game Added

On the games page there is a new added game from one of the Lourdes Chess Camps hosted by Dennis Mays and Matt Jensen.  Dennis has added notes throughout the game and the endgame is very instructive.  Check it out!

Officers needed!

Our first meeting at the Synagogue had 9 players and they held a G/10 unrated tournament.  Everyone was very happy with the playing site and the snacks provided!  Tuesday night we had about 25 players with the recent addition of a few school clubs merging with the RCC.  It’s great to see so much chess activity in our community.

Tuesday night – Tuesday night we will be having our officer meeting, elections, and a casual night.   If you have an interest in taking a larger role within the club please email me, matt@smarterchess.com, and I will put you on the ballot.  Current positions.


The elections will be held at the club on October 29th and members will have the chance to vote via email or in-person in advance if they cannot attend on 10/29. If you’re interested in re-running for your current position or a different position please send me an email and I can add you to the ballot.  I know Jack is looking to move to Treasurer to fill Chris’ shoes.  I’ll be running for secretary again but don’t mind if someone else wants to fill the role.  Roy Knuth is looking to step down as VP.
Thanks everyone,

Saturday Chess at the B’nai Israel Synagogue – There won’t be a meeting this week due to the Twin Cities Chess League on Friday.  We are planning on the next meeting Saturday 11/2.