RCC Meeting 4/13 and RCC at World Festival 4/14

Dear Chess players,

The Rochester Chess Club is meeting, Friday April 13, 2012 at the Peace United Church of Christ! The club will open at ~6:45 PM. There will be No meeting Saturday, April 14, 2012 at the B’nai Israel Synagogue.  Due to the world Festival at Mayo high school.  The Rochester chess club will be attending the World Festival from 10 AM till 3 PM.

 

On an announced Friday date, the RCC meets in room B007 of the Peace United Church of Christ, 1503 2 Ave NE, Rochester, and is open around 6:45 PM. The suggested donation for use of the church room is $1 for club members, $2 otherwise (waived for first time visitors.) All donations go directly to the church. There is a phone in the church hall on the first floor. Local calls are free. In case one needs to contact someone at the club, the number is 282-4987, but there is no guarantee that the phone will be heard ringing in the basement.

 Please remember that the church is a place of worship, and members are expected to be respectful and on good behavior.

 

On an announced Saturday date, the RCC meets at the B’nai Israel Synagogue, 150 7th Ave SW, Rochester, and is open around 7:00 PM.

There is a parking lot which has plenty of parking space after regular Mayo hours. Enter on the ground level off of 7th Ave; there is a heated sidewalk leading to the entrance. Go down the stairs on your left as you enter, or take the elevator. The suggested donation for use of the playing space in the synagogue is $1. All donations go directly to the synagogue. Please remember that the synagogue is a place of worship, and members are expected to be respectful and on good behavior!

There is generally a small tournament which starts at ~7:30 PM. The usual tourney entry fee is $3 for adult RCC members (cheap!) and $2 for teen-or-younger RCC members (cheaper!) Add $1 to your EF if you are not a club member. (Not as cheap!) There are usually two prize sections, Adult and Youth. The number of rounds in the tourney (and prizes) are based on the number of entries.Thank you!

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Century Chess Club Pushes Hard at State

The Century chess club gave it all they had in the 2012 Minnesota State Chess Association state tournment but just fell short in the final round of attaining a trophy. Century settled for sixth place of 18 teams after going into the round in fifth place.

Participating at state were Michael Ekker, Enoc Tan, Gregory Nathan, Henry Newschutz, Ted Woolner, and Rory Li. The team had a total of 12 points 0.5 points behind the fifth place Rochester Lourdes team.

See more photos at the Century Chess article.