Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Sixteen Players on a Chilly May Monday

A nice turnout this evening for some chess and chess lessons.

We welcome back Eric W to the club. Eric was with us at our last location - the gracious Barnes and Noble in Brighton - but this was his first time at the Hartland Senior Center. He too was impressed with our excellent club playing facility. Welcome back Eric!

Terry G was hard at work giving pointers to the young players, while many a friendly game - speed, timed and without a clock were played.

One Ladder game was played as Mike N held on in a tough game with Don J. But Don got his revenge in the rematch. Too bad only one Ladder game with an opponent is allowed per night. Mike won the one that counted on the Ladder. But Don will be back to challenge soon.

If you would like to play in a chess tournament this weekend, there is a nice one in Lansing.
It is the 2013 Michigan Amateur Championship.

It is being held at the University Quality Inn, 3121 East Grand Blvd., Lansing, MI 48912
Room rate: $90  - call 517-351-1440

This tournament is open to players under 2000.
 Five rounds of chess. Entry fee: $40
Sat: 10 - 2:30 - 7 and Sun: 10 - 2:30

There is a Saturday only tournament for all Under 800 players also! Sat: 10 - 11:15 - 1 - 2:15 and 3:30. Entry fee is $30. 

Prizes are trophies based on rating section.

We do have some LCCC players attending. I believe Matt T and John R have stated they will be there. So we hope to see you there, even if you just stop by to take in the action.

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