Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Eleven Players Tonight at LCCC
On a beautiful and hot late spring night, LCCC had eleven players show up at our beautiful air conditioned and spacious club location.
We welcome another new member, Sam T to our club. He immediately found a few games and even got some instruction from our resident chess instructor, Terry G.
Meanwhile, some casual games were played and then Jason M went over some tournament games from the big tournament in Norway. It was very instructive. Thanks Jason!
On a sadder note, at least for your humble reporter, the LCCC Ladder Tournament has folded and collapsed (puns intended).
There just was not enough interest - as the true regulars attendees to the club did not join the Ladder en mass - and the part timers were not showing up or playing enough to sustain it. I will keep this old “step stool” in archives and if the Ladder is ever needed, it will be there. “Alas, poor Ladder…..I knew it well!”
Besides our Monday meetings, there are scheduled chess tournaments to enter nearby:
June 7 – Friday Knight Action (G/30 min) Quads – 2200 Fuller Court, Ann Arbor, Garden Market Café. 3 rounds, $10 EF $10. Registration 6:30 – 7pm, Rounds 7pm, 8pm, 9pm. Contact Jennifer Skidmore 734-678-0463 or jmscamelot @gmail .com
June 11 – Genessee County CC Free Rated Action (G/30 min) Swiss – Eastside Senior Center, 3065 N. Genessee Rd., Flint – 3 rounds, Registration 6pm – 6:30, Rounds 6:30-7:30-8:30. Free entry fee! Contact Jeff Aldrich 810-955-7271 and jeffchess @charter.net
June 22-23 – 2013 Michigan Bottom Half Championship – Comstock Park, Grand Rapids, Comfort Suites Grand Rapids North, 350 Dodge Street, Comstock Park, MI. Rooms $86 per night – chess rate if reserved by 6/7. 616-785-7899. Entry Fee: $40 - Five rounds – Six Sections, over 1900, under 1900, U1700, U1500, U1300, U1100. Reg: Sat 8:30-9:30am – Rounds Sat 10-2:30-7pm, Sun 10 – 2:30 – Time Limit G/120 Contact Mike Smith 734-625-5057 or redwing_85 @hotmail.com, PO Box 8064, Ann Arbor, MI 48107.
June 23 – Canton Sunday Action (G/30 min) Quads – Canton Public Library, 1200 South Canton Center Rd., Canton, MI – 3 rounds, 1pm – 2:30pm – 4pm, EF: $6, pay with Pay Pal only! – Registration: 12:30 – 1pm. Contact Tim Heller – chessclub @wowway.com or Manmohan Das – mrwiz.usa @gmail.com
LCCC will be CLOSED Memorial Day Monday May 27, 2013. But we will be back on June 3!
See you at LCCC on June 3.