RCC Champions Place 1st/2nd

Monthly Rated Summary: Eleven players showed up today for our G/60,d/5 monthly rated tournament.  The 3 round accelerated Swiss tournament was organized as one section with prizes for 1st, 2nd, and top U1600/unrated.  Kevin Gaustad, the RCC Champion, scored a perfect 3 points and bumped his rating over 1800!  Maor Leker Locker, the RCC Youth Champion, scored 2.5 points for clear 2nd place.  Ben Schimke and Walker Larson split the class prize with one point each.

USCF Crosstable | Ladder Ratings Updated 

Tuesday night: G/15; D5 four round Swiss tournament. Entry fee: $5 members, $7 nonmembers.  RCC rated.  Tournament starts at 6:30 PM and should end by 9:00.  You can now renew your membership via PayPal on our membership page.

RCC Correspondence Championship 2012:  I am organizing a free correspondence tournament for RCC members only.  It’s free to play in you just need to be a chess.com member.  To join the RCC group on chess.com and sign-up for the tournament follow the links:

RCC Chess.com group | RCC Correspondence Championship 2012

Next Monthly Rated (10/27): The info is posted on the schedule.  There are a few small changes.  The first round will be at 9:00 and we will have 4 rounds.  The plan is to still be finished by 6:30 PM.  Link on the right sidebar or the schedule page.



USCF Rated Tournament

Here are the upcoming events at the Rochester Chess Club.

At The Club

This week: Jack Fulsom and Rob Newshutz are wrapping up their chess camps today and tomorrow night at the Harwick.

Tuesday, 7/24: We are having a casual night at the chess club (free!).  Come anytime and play games for fun.  Last meeting we had some instruction, blitz chess, and a team trade-off game.

Saturday, 7/28: The popular monthly rated tournaments are back!  Jack Fulsom will be directing a Game/60 tournament that is USCF rated.  More info on the Monthly Rated event page.  If you plan on playing send Jack an email to help him prepare for the turnout.  Sets and clocks are provided.  If you don’t have a USCF membership you can sign up at the site, or in advance at http://www.uschess.org/.


On chess.com we are starting two new events.  Chess.com is free to join and is one of the best chess sites on the net.  After you join request to be added to our Rochester Chess Club group.  Please let me know if you have questions about joining.

Event 1)  Vote Chess!  We will all vote on moves to be played against an opposing team.  24 hours per move.

Event 2) Team Match!  We are paired up on boards against an opposing team.  3 days per move, vacation time available.


If you haven’t liked the Facebook page yet, here is the address: http://www.facebook.com/RochesterChess.  Liking this page helps spread the word about our club.



Email Subscription

Hi All,

Jack Fulsom and I have recently imported the Rochester Chess Club’s email list into the website subscriber list.  This will prevent receiving two emails for persons who are also subscribing to the website.  We do not wish to send you too many emails, so there is an option to log-in to the site and select which categories you would like to subscribe to.  There is also an option to unsubscribe completely.  We hope this will better keep the chess community informed!  Please email me with any questions from the contact form.


Matt Jensen