Monday, January 12, 2015

LCCC Shines in the MI Class Championship – and a Good Monday

Luke Sergott shows his 1st place hardware!
On another cold snowy Monday night, but it was comfy cozy in the chess club.

Twelve players were in attendance, which is pretty amazing considering it was right after a major chess tournament. More on that in a second.

We had two new members in attendance this evening. Rich T found us on Chess dot com. He is joining us on line, and then made an appearance at the club in person tonight.

Also joining us is Kevin N, who saw our card at the MI Class Championship. Kevin is a real chess master.

Welcome gentlemen. This swells our ranks to a record 47 current active members, averaging 15 players per evening! Thank you to all of our members.

There was a concern we would be closed next Monday for Martin Luther King Day, but we will be OPEN!

Stop on by and get ready for the next week – when:

Our Club Championship starts January 26, 2015 at 7pm. Show up at least by 6:30 to assure a spot in the tournament. It will run usually every other week for four rounds.

Mike Nikitin wins his 6th USCF tourney
   It is a free tournament – 1 hour per player time limit or 55 min/5 second delay – and will be club rated only. It will be a fun time, so be sure to sign up. It is open to anyone!

  Now for LCCC bragging time!

  Nine players represented LCCC at the Michigan Class Championships.

   But our nine players only covered four of the seven classes in this tournament as two players were in two section and four players were in another section!

  Well it did not stop our club from hogging a lot the hardware as three players took 1st place honors!

   Luke Sergott took 1st place in the Class E section, going an impressive 5 – 0!

Mike Nikitin tied for 1st place in the Class C section, so a co-champion, but did beat the other 1st place player in the game they played! But Mike’s 3-0-2 finishes second in tie breaks to his opponents 4–1-0, as they both finish with 4 points.

Tom Hosmer with his 2nd USCF tourney prize score.
Tom Hosmer took 1st place in the Under 1100 section! Tom must love this event as he was a past 2nd place winner of the Novice tournament in this same Class Championship.

The other participants for LCCC were Pat K, Emily K, Gene M, Vince V, Paul M,  and John R.

Congratulations to our winners, and thanks for the free advertising that LCCC improves your chess!

Be here next week and the week after for the start of the Club Championship.

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