Meeting every MONDAY night 6pm to 9:30pm at the Hartland Senior Center, Room 53 or 54 at 9525 East Highland Rd (M-59),just west of US-23, Howell, Michigan. We have our own beautiful PRIVATE room in the HSC. Use the entrance at the far West end of the building. Stop by and ask for Mike, Ken or Vince. We offer free instructions and lessons to beginners. Contact the LCCC by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Casual Chess Monday 081715 – and Think Fall Chess League
LCCC at the Howell MelonFest was fun for young and old!
A little tired, but no worse for wear, eight regular
LCCC players were on hand for some chess action, and to re-hash our fun weekend
at the Howelll MelonFest.
One new member joined the club tonight. He learned
about us from someone who was at the MelonFest, saw our booth and told him
about us. Word of mouth is usually our best recruiter.
Welcome Joshua R to
Well, we are officially in the dog days of summer.
Final summer activities and vacations are being planned and done. The start of
the school year is now visible on the horizon.
This is a notoriously slow time for chess. After
all, especially in Michigan, one must get outside when one can and enjoy the good
But as fall approaches, let’s make plans to have
some fun activities when the weather is no longer as friendly to those who
venture out into it.
One of the best events held at LCCC is our Chess
League! – which starts in late September and can run until Christmas or into
the spring, depending on the number of entries.
Now before you panic about that
long of a commitment, the League games are only on EVERY OTHER WEEK (or two
weeks sometimes avoiding holidays). So that way you don’t have to be at the
club every week if you don’t want to be.
This is a super fun event because Teams are formed
according to player strength, making every team competitive. The team forming
is done much like a Fantasy League draft.
For instance, most of the time four – person teams
are formed with an A, B, C and D ranked player on each team. Then when the
Teams are paired for a match, players play only the people in their ranking
This makes every game and every match competitive!
Every game is fun and exciting because it means something - every single round.
And you are playing someone of equal talent so your chances are good – if you
This is a great way to get better at chess and at
the same time meet nearly everyone in the chess club. And of course this great
League is free to all to join!
Make plans now to join the best chess experience out
there this fall – the 2015 LCCC Chess League.
White to move and win!
And for you chess players wanting to get the full
tournament chess experience – The 2015 Michigan Open will be in Lansing
Michigan on September 4 thru the 7th. This is always a great event
with an added Speed Tournament to enter, and a beginner’s
tournament also as an option.
Check out the Michigan Chess Association link on