Winston-Salem Chess Club

Introducing the next tournament for the Winston-Salem Chess Club! A Monthly Rapid tournament Tentatively named ‘The Arena.’ The time control is going to be Game 10 with no delay, a 5-round Swiss Tournament. The entry fee is $5, and the winner will receive a prize. I’d like to pair this with a ladder format, with the current champion playing the challenger (winner of the next tournament) similar to a chess.com deathmatch

 
Since this is underway for the end of June, all tournaments except for the Camel City Open will be cancelled until then. The tournament will be announced at the beginning of June.
 
Thanks,
 
Tony Sanders

Hi all,

The Winston Salem Chess Club is happy to announce the second Camel City Open! I’ve made a few edits to the flier. We hope to have an even better turnout that tops our first turnout of 27! Below is the link.In order to pre register, just send me an email and I will add you to the pre-registration list on our Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/winstonchess/ ) Thanks.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PPDXRHcD6xQoRQCLyQrBp15gCfJHigrLElL8IEi75b8/edit?usp=sharing

Thanks,

Tony Sanders,
Tournament Director
Winston Salem Chess Club

There will be a short General Business meeting of the Winston-Salem Chess Club at 5:30 pm tonight, March 16. After the meeting, enter the USCF-rated monthly Quick (3SS;G/15;d3). Register by 6:45!

 

Our tournament director has fallen ill. Tonight’s Blitz tournament has been canceled.

Come out to play some casual chess this evening.

Community Meetings

     For the first Friday of March (March 3rd) I will be training for the NC State Blitz Championship, my last tournament for the forseeable future. I welcome and challenge all comers at the Three Blind Dice game shop near Hanes Park. The community meetings on the 10th, 17th, 24th, and 31st will take place at the Boards near the Sawtooth Center on Marshall St. 

Blitz (5 minute)

     The WSCC continues its tradition of chess madness in March with the Winston Wars Blitz tournament. This will be held on Thursday, March 2nd at the Miller Park Community Center. As always, this is a 7 round, Game/5 event starting at 7:00p.m.; Registration ends at 6:45p.m. Bring your boards and clocks!

Quick (15 Minutes)

      The Winston Wars Quick will be on the 16th of March, at the same place and time as the blitz tournament. The time control is Game/15 with a 3-second delay for each side.

The Winston-Salem Chess Club sponsors two tournaments this week!

Note: These tournaments are USCF-rated. Entrants must have current USCF membership.


Thursday, February 16th: Winston Wars: Quick VII
Miller Park Community Center-400 Leisure Lane, Winston Salem NC, 27103
Entry: $1 for members, $3 for non-members ($10 per year for the annual membership)
Times: Register by 6:45 p.m. Round 1 starts at 7:00p.m. 3SS (3-round Swiss System), Game/15;d3 (15 minutes for each side with a 3-second delay)
Perfect Score Prize: Chess Book!


Saturday, February 18: CAMEL CITY OPEN I 
Greentree Church and Community Center
930 S Broad St, Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Registration: 8:15a.m. – 9:30a.m.

Format: 3 Round Swiss. Game/75; d3 (75 minutes for each side with a 3-second delay) Round 1 10:00 a.m. Round 2 1:00 p.m. Round 3 4:00 p.m. EF: $25 on site Sections: All sections are divided into 8-player groups. low numbers in the lowest section will result in the bottom two sections being combined. Exempli gratia: b;40 entrants, 5 sections of 8 entrants ** Top Section (8 entrants) First Prize: $75 Second Prize: $40 Upper Section (8 Entrants) First Prize: $75 Second Prize: $40 Middle Section (8 Entrants) First Prize: $75 Second Prize: $40 Lower Section (8 Entrants) First Prize: $75 Second Prize: $40 Bottom Section (8 Entrants) First Prize: $75 Second Prize: $40


1) February 9th: Chess Lecture: “Club vs Club Match Highlights” by Colonel Sanders


2) February 10th: Chess Lecture: Community Meeting 

For Casual Play,and Recruiting new members

Three Blind Dice – 1151 Canal Dr #103, Winston-Salem, NC 27101


3) February 16th: Winston Wars: Quick VII

Miller Park Community Center-400 Leisure Lane, Winston Salem NC, 27103
Entry: $1 for members, $3 for non-members ($10 per year for the annual membership)
Times: Register by 6:45 p.m. Round 1 starts at 7:00p.m. 3SS (3-round Swiss System), Game/15;d3 (15 minutes for each side with a 3-second delay)
Perfect Score Prize: Chess Book!


4) February 17th: Community Meeting 

For casual play and recruiting new members
Twin City Hive- 301 Brookstown Ave #300, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Time: 4:30pm.-7:30p.m.


5) February 18: CAMEL CITY OPEN I 
Greentree Church and Community Center
930 S Broad St, Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Registration: 8:15a.m. – 9:30a.m.

Format: 3 Round Swiss. Game/75; d3 (75 minutes for each side with a 3-second delay) Round 1 10:00 a.m. Round 2 1:00 p.m. Round 3 4:00 p.m. EF: $25 on site Sections: All sections are divided into 8-player groups. low numbers in the lowest section will result in the bottom two sections being combined. Exempli gratia: b;40 entrants, 5 sections of 8 entrants ** Top Section (8 entrants) First Prize: $75 Second Prize: $40 Upper Section (8 Entrants) First Prize: $75 Second Prize: $40 Middle Section (8 Entrants) First Prize: $75 Second Prize: $40 Lower Section (8 Entrants) First Prize: $75 Second Prize: $40 Bottom Section (8 Entrants) First Prize: $75 Second Prize: $40


7) February 23: Study Night


 

8) February 24: Community Meeting 

For casual play and recruiting new members
Barnes & Noble-1925 Hampton Inn Ct,  Winston-Salem NC, 27103
Time: 4:30pm.-7:30p.m.

Below are the Winston-Salem Chess Club’s scheduled events for the month!

1) January 5th: Winston Wars: Blitz VII

Miller Park Community Center-400 Leisure Lane, Winston Salem NC, 27103
Entry: $1 for members, $3 for non-members ($10 per year for the annual membership)
Times: Register by 6:45 a.m. Round 1 starts at 7:00p.m. 7SS (7 round Swiss System), Game/5;d0 (5 minutes for each side with no delay)
Perfect Score Prize: Chess book!


2) January 6th: Community Meeting 

For casual play and recruiting new members
Washington Perk-301 W. 4th St, Winston-Salem NC, 27101
Time: 4:30pm.-7:30p.m.


3) January 12: Chess Lecture: “Our Journey of Chess Improvement” by Colonel Sanders


4) January 13: Community Meeting 

For casual play and recruiting new members
Jimmy Johns- 295 W. 4th St, Winston-Salem NC, 27101
Time: 4:30pm.-7:30p.m.


5) January 19th: Winston Wars: Quick VII

Miller Park Community Center-400 Leisure Lane, Winston Salem NC, 27103
Entry: $1 for members, $3 for non-members ($10 per year for the annual membership)
Times: Register by 6:45 a.m. Round 1 starts at 7:00p.m. 3SS (3-round Swiss System), Game/15;d3 (15 minutes for each side with a 3-second delay)
Perfect Score Prize: Chess Book!


6) January 20: Community Meeting 

For casual play and recruiting new members
Twin City Hive- 295 W. 4th St, Winston-Salem NC, 27101
Time: 4:30pm.-7:30p.m.


7) January 26: Study Night


 

8) January 27: Community Meeting 

For casual play and recruiting new members
Barnes & Noble-1925 Hampton Inn Ct,  Winston-Salem NC, 27103
Time: 4:30pm.-7:30p.m.


 

Hi all, 

 
     I just woke up after Thanksgiving leftovers, and broke my strict hibernation schedule to let you guys know about the LAST 2016 tournament for the Winston Salem Chess Club: The Winston Wars Quick VI. This Thursday’s tournament is going to be the familiar Game/15;d3 that you all know and love, and is a great way to get some practice in before a tournament. BUT…there is a twist…
 
     I am feeling a bit generous, so if our paid turnout for tournament participants exceeds our record of 10 PLAYERS in the second round, I will return the entry fees of the first 11 that showed up, and pay for them myself. Again, this is $3 for non-members, and $1 for members (annual membership is $10)
 
     The tournament starts promptly at 7:00p.m, December 15, 2016, at the Miller Park Community Center (400 leisure ln, Winston Salem, NC, 27103). This is a 3-round swiss tournament. If you’are a casual player, then it’s okay! We have a game waiting for you. Finally, the winner of this tournament with 3 wins and 0 losses will receive Chess Mazes 1&2 (great study tools for avoiding hanging pieces) and Chess Target Practice (Strategy made simple!!)
 
 
Be there or be…somewhere else!
 
Thanks, 
Colonel Sanders
Scholastic Director, Chess Coach
Winston-Salem Chess Club

2017 is shaping up to be the most eventful year for the Winston Salem Chess Club, with 3 events being marked in the sand for the benefit of both local and state chess players. Along the regular meetings and the community casual play slated for the weekdays (in 2017 because of the holidays), we have some new events in the works.

     The first event is the Piedmont Elites, Two 3-round Quads (section of four players that play each other once), the participation of which is limited to those between 1800 and 2199 USCF! Our desired date is Saturday, January 21, at the Miller Park Rec Center This is an opportunity for Class A players to face some strong competition, and for strong experts to possibly reach master level! This will be an invitational event, but will be very interesting to watch. A Blitz tournament and refreshments are possible. The winners of the two quads will have a blitz playoff. Prizes, Fees and more details are in the works. 

     The next event is a Club vs Club Match between the Winston-Salem Chess Club and the Greensboro Chess Club. The President of GCC is all for this event, and players (Class A/Expert, Class B, Class C, Class D, Class E) for the WSCC side will be selected before the New Year to allow time for club practice; our five players will be listed here when they commit. The desired date for this Saturday, February 4, with the location to be announced. GCC better bring their A-game!

     Finally, we have the Camel City Open, the newest 3-round tournament in North Carolina This will be open to all members of the USCF, and takes place Saturday, February 18, at the Greentree Church and Community Center. Find all the information you need here.