Important September Events and Beyond!!
September 14, 7pm- weekly rated Thursdays.
September 21 7pm- weekly rated Thursdays.
September 28 (MARK THE DATE) 7pm – Club meeting. All members, former officers, and current officers are encouraged to attend, as this meeting is the first under new leadership and will aim to hear the desires of the club as a whole. New business includes new yearly membership rates, the reservation of a new Tuesday location in October, our upcoming nonprofit status, and the club vs club rematch against Greensboro.
October 5, 7p.m. – weekly rated Thursdays.
October 8, 1p.m. – Checkmate! Rocky Mount – World-famous chess master will be playing multiple boards at once. Information here: http://imperialcentre.org/events/checkmate-rocky-mount/ ……
October 12, 7p.m. – weekly rated Thursdays.
October 19, 7p.m. – weekly rated Thursdays.
October 26, 7p.m. – weekly rated Thursdays.
November 12, 2017 9am – Club vs Club Match: Winston Salem vs Greensboro. Location: Bennett College
PLAYERS NEEDED TO COMPETE. Contact us to join the rematch.
The Winston-Salem Chess Club’s Monthly Business Meeting is on the last Thursday of every month. The next Meeting will be this Thursday, August 31st at 7p.m. We plan to discuss progress in becoming a non profit organization, membership incentives, school outreach in the county, and new membership dues as of 2018, among other things.
If you would like your voice heard about our tournaments, volunteer opportunities, and club vs club match, please stop by Miller Park Recreation Center this Thursday at 7p.m.
Hi all. A representative of the Greensboro chess club has reached out to me following up on my request to have a rematch between our clubs in SEPTEMBER. The last match ended with 9 -9….a draw. Local players are encouraged to help us break the tie! contact us to be a part of the match!
WINSTON SALEM CHESS CLUB WILL BE EXPERIMENTING WITH LONG GAMES!!!!
At long last, the Winston-Salem Chess Club will hold its very own, experimental long games at the club site. This is a great opportunity to get practice in for the Camel City Open, the Greensboro Open, and the Reverse Angle! The Chief Tournament Director hopes that others show support once it is implemented.
Since this is a trial, We will offer two months of Long Games, then taking the feedback so we can possibly have more rated games in the future.
The Months are AUGUST and NOVEMBER, 1 round per week, 5R SS, G/60;d5. If these go over well, I’ll commit to G/75;d5 for every 5-Thursday month, the next months being March 2018 and May 2018.
CAMEL CITY COMMUNITY MEETUPS
Tony Sanders, our outgoing Scholastic Director, has added the option to contact the board to initiate a meetup with our members outside of regular club hours. He hopes that this will increase awareness of the chess club and encourage unrated players to seek to get stronger. Guidelines are:
~It is preferred that two members go together to meet our new friend(s)
~No meeting times after sundown, outside of city limits, in residencies, or in poorly lit areas. Though I’m probably overthinking it, members are encouraged to use their best judgement, especially if they decide to go alone.
FORSYTH PUBLIC LIBRARY LOOKS NEARLY COMPLETE!!
The Library on fifth street, which has been closed for renovations for so long, looks like it is reopening soon. An employee of the library system told me that it may be open before Labor Day. A new Library would offer many opportunities for community events, and more long games. Let’s cross our fingers!
Winston Salem Chess Club Tournaments have been postponed for the time being. The current tournament director would like to get a better idea of the interests of chess club members and non members for different formats of tournaments and games. Voice your opinion here! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/23Y25RT
WSCC elections are underway! Members of the club ($10 annual fee) have already begun to nominate themselves and others. Attend this Thursday’s meeting (June 22) to be a part of the meeting!
Project Arena has been postponed to the end of JULY at the latest.
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
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.
Winston Salem Chess Club
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.
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
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