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!