RCC monthly rated tournament

Hello Chessplayers,


The Rochester Chess Club will be holding its monthly USCF rated tournament April 28. Any one with a USCF membership is welcome to enter. The tournament will be a 4 round swiss pairing. All tournament information can be found below. I’d like to thank Dennis Mays, for his help in making this tournament possible.


Tournament Layout:
4 round Swiss pairings, G/60 with a 5 second increment. There will be 5 sections. An Open Section , U1500 Section, U1200 section, U800 section, and a Novice Section.

(If a low turn out the tournament director will combined sections Accordingly.) The Novice Section will be unrated G/60

SITE: Mayo Clinic Harwick Cafeteria, SW corner of 3rd Ave. SW & 2nd St. SW, Rochester, MN. Free street parking or in the Republic Parking Ramp (11 Center Street W, located 5 blocks NE of the Harwick Building). Enter the
Harwick building through the east entrance on 3rd Ave SW.

DATE/TIME: April 28, registration 9:00am – 9:45am.
Round Start times:
Round 1, 10:00 am.
Round 2, 1:00 pm.
Round 3, 3:30 pm.
Round 4, 6:00 pm.


EF: $14.00 (Adult) & $9.00 (Youth)
($4.00 off if you are a Rochester Chess Club member)
PRIZES: Will be determined on the number of entries.


Novice Section Prize: Will be a 1 year USCF membership for first place.


You can reserve your place in the Tournament by sending e-mails to
Jfulsom@charter.net confirming your interest to play. If reserving a place by e-mail all entry fees must be paid by April 28. Or you can register on site April 28 @ 9:00 – 9:45am.
(Note: When registering please state, whether you intend to play in the Open, U1500, U1200, U800, or Novice section.)
Good Chess,
Jack Fulsom

Century H.S. wins 2012 RASCL City Cup Tournament!

The 2012 Rochester Area Scholastic Chess League (RASCL) City Cup Tournament was held at Century High School the 2011 defending Cup Champion on Saturday March 17. Century came into the meet as the second seed and played Lourdes High School in the semi-final round. Century advanced to the championship with a 3 ½ – 1 ½ win. Mayo / Stewartville, the 2012 regular season champions took advantage of their higher seed, to advance after a 2 ½ – 2 ½ draw against John Marshall High School.

However, Century refused to relinquish the Cup and prevailed 3-2 in the championship round against Mayo / Stewartville. Century varsity members included junior co-captain Michael Ekker, Enoch Tan, Gregory Nathan, sophomore Rory Li and Richard Huang a Kellogg sixth grader.

… see more at Scholastic Results.