Meeting every MONDAY night 6pm to 9:30pm at the Hartland Senior Center, at 9525 East Highland Rd (M-59),just west of US-23, Howell, Michigan. Free parking. Use the entrance at the far West end of the building. Stop by and ask for Mike, Ken, Terry or Vince. We offer free instructions and lessons to beginners. Contact the LCCC by email: email@example.com or phone 810-599-6770.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
LCCC 2013-2014 League Kicks Off – with Pizza!
L to R: Mike G, Marcello M, Paul M and Dave L in League action.
Thanks to Club Secretary Don J., a little pizza was served
as the final teams and pairings were finalized. Thanks Don! We got started
about , but
that will not be the case the rest of the way. The schedules will be sent out
clocks will be started. The next league night – October 7, 2013.
Tonight, we welcomed new members Alex D and Dave L to LCCC
also. Glad you were here.
The league settled in with 6 four person teams for a total
of 24 players. This is a 25% increase in league growth and thank you to
everyone for participating.It is going
to be a very competitive – yet fun league to be a part of.
Left: Alex D and Zack R do battle.
On to the action!
We had only one pairing finish their match tonight. The
Sixers defeated the Sonics 2.5 – 1.5. Ken T and Zach R posted wins for the
Sixers, while Scott M scored a draw against his higher rated opponent - Mike S -
in a very tough game. Tom H got the win for the Sonics.
The Tigers lead the Thunder 2 – 0 at this point with two
matches to be made up hopefully this Thursday. Paul M and Dave L got wins for
the Tigers. The matches still to be played are the two top boards of Matt T
(White- Tigers) vs Gus S (Thunder) and Ken L (Tigers) vs John R (White –
In the final group, the Flames hold a 2 -1 edge over 49’ers with
one match still to be played. Again, the top board was missing (I’m sensing a
pattern here). Gene M and Zade K got victories for the Flames and Sam T got the
win for the 49’ers. Still to be played, Tim R (White – 49’ers) vs Aaron J
(Flames). No date yet for this match, but hopefully next Monday.
A quick note to thank our Rating Committee – (Ken T, Matt T
and Terry G) for the good work they did. The ratings for players appeared to be
solid in lieu of the fact that there was only one mild upset win and one upset
draw. The higher rated players seemed to hold serve – so well done guys.
Next week there will be people ready to review the games
played and give some instruction to the players who would like to do this. That
is what a LCCC does – up the skill level of every member. Then when LCCC
members join tournaments, they are ready to win!
The Standings, final schedule, new ratings and next pairings
will be sent out soon – and posted on the blog.