Friday, August 9, 2013

IM Danny Kopec & The Columbia Open!!

IM Kopec visits the club on Thursday Aug 15! Dr Kopec will give a lecture then play a consult game with IM Alexander Matros. Each Master will be in separate room with a demo board and discuss the moves with the players in the room. This is a great opportunity to find out how an IM thinks during a game and discuss what you would like to play and why it is or isn't the best way to go. Dr Kopec will also have his books & DVDs for sale. Club opens at 7:00pm and this event is open to everyone! Come out and get your head ready for some Chess because....

The 8th Columbia Open is here!  The Hilton Garden Inn Harbison is the playing site for the fifth straight year. There are many restaurants and stores in the immediate area so food and entertainment is easily accessible. If you have not registered you can still register at the the club on Thursday and avoid lines on Fri evening or Sat morning. Players from eight states are registered and we expect to have our usual 65-75 players in attendance. The entry list can be found HERE.

Rated play returns next week, Thursday Aug 22 with Ashland Quick XXXIX. This will be our usual Quick Tournament, Game 20 Quads. Entry fee $10 for club members, $15 for non-members. First place each quad $20,  Second $15. Quad may become a Swiss based on the number of entries. Round 1 starts at 7:30.

Regular rated play will be back on Aug 29 with the start of Ashland XXXIV. Four round Swiss. Two Sections, Open & Amateur (U1505). One round a week for four weeks. Entry fee $2 for club members, $5 for non-members. One bye allowed.You do not have to play every round. You can play one round or four! Register by 7:15, Rounds start at 7:30. Game 75 +30s inc. 

Upcoming Tournaments:

Aug 10 - Make a Difference - Charleston, SC
Aug 12-15 - Chess Camp - Crooked Creek Park, Chapin, SC
Aug 16-18 - The Columbia Open, Columbia, SC
Aug 24 - Lowry Grand Prix #4 - Evans, GA
Aug 24 - Knights Templar V - Charlotte, NC
Aug 29- Sept 2 - Carolinas Chess Festival - Greensboro, NC
Sept 14 - Queen City Senior Quads, Charlotte, NC

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