Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Caiello in the lead after 3 rounds

Round 3 of 5 is in the books for the Club Championship and Ben Caiello(2101) is in sole lead with 3 points. On top board, Ben successfully defended against against up-and-comer Brandon Jordan to stay in the drivers seat.
On board 2, Jordan Anderson(1401) defeated David Boyd(1441) to move into sole second place. James MacDougall(1994) outlasted Paul Potylicki(1547) to move to 2 points and within striking distance of the lead. Keith Eubanks(1993) also moved within striking distance of the lead by defeating Jared Whiting(1071). Lendel Robinson(1594) defeated Ian Bell(UNR) to move to 2 points as well. Edsel Pena(2033) returned to the club to claim the point against Max Witherell(1263). Richard Watts(1245) defeated Joan Pena. David Stoner(1601) claimed the point against Diego Ignacio and Birney Blind(1133) took the point from Paul Pena.
Round 4 is scheduled for March 20th.

Saturday March 22nd is the SC State Scholastic tournament.

Tuesday March 25th Klaus Johnson will be holding a Simul Exhibition for charity.
Check the Flyer for more details.

Saturday March 29th is the Club Match against the Charleston Chess Club. If you are interested in playing just say the word.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Round 2

Twelve players threw their hats in the ring for Round 2 of the Club Championship.

Ben Caiello took the sole lead by defeating Keith Eubanks in an exciting game.
 Brandon Jordan and James MacDougall left things on an even keel agreeing to a draw.
Gil Holmes claimed the point against Ian Bell. Paul Potylicki took the point from David Stoner.   Jared Whiting defeated Birney Blind and Richard Watts and James Doyle ended things peacefully with a draw.

 The tournament continues with Round 3 on Thursday March 13th.

Monday, March 3, 2014

CCC Championship Round 1

If you weren't at the club for Round 1 of the club Championship you missed a great night of chess competition.
All of the games were hard fought and the tension was so thick it would dull most kitchen knives.

When the smoke cleared after all games completed, (the top four boards after 10:30 pm)  Ben Caiello(2101) claimed a full point over David Stoner after solving a tricky endgame.
James MacDougall(1994) and Lendel Robinson(1594) solved all tricks and puzzles each other threw at each other which eventually steered the game to a draw.  Keith Eubanks(1993) outlasted a very determined Paul Potylicki(1593) to claim the full point.  Brandon Jordan(1478) defeated Gil Holmes(1873) extending his non losing streak of rated games at the club to 8 after maneuvering through a tricky double bishop endgame.  David Boyd(1441) snatched the advantage and victory away from Birney Blind(1133).  Familiar foes Jordan Anderson(1401) and Jared Whiting(1071) were paired again and Anderson claimed the point.  Richard Watts(1245) returned to rated play but let the game slip away and Ian Bell(UNR) claimed the point.

Round 2 is Thursday, March 6th register by 7:15pm to be counted.

St. Andrews Club meets on Mondays.  Round 1 of G20 rated tourney starts March 3rd.

March 29th is our club match with Charleston Chess Club, if interested in playing let me know so I can reserve your spot.