Winter-Spring 2018

The program is subject to adjustments, depending on attendance.

  • CLUB HOURS: Doors open Thursday at 7:30pm and must close at 11:00pm. If you come in on a Thursday and the outside door is still locked, please call Alan Kuras, 914-310-2122 or Andre Morawski, 917-583-3766. We both have door keys.
    • All tournaments are USCF rated. 
    • The program is subject to adjustments, depending on attendance.
    • Events begin at 8:00pm, ALL CLOCKS MUST START no later than 8:05 pm!
    • To express interest in a tournament, please email Alan Kuras & cc Andre Morawski
    • Special Championship fees and information under "April 12th"
    • WCC membership yearly dues - Adult: $40, Student: $20.
    • Tournament entry fees - WCC members: free, Non-members: $15.
  • MAKE-UP GAMES: Those unable to play a round of a Tournament must notify opponent & TD Alan Kuras (please carbon-copy Andre Morawski & Polly Wright) no later than Wednesday at noon prior to that round's game, else be forfeited. Such games must be completed on or before the closest scheduled make-up Thursday. If TD will not receive results of the made up game by Tuesday before the next Championship Thursday, 6:00 pm, the game will be scored as an unrated forfeit.
  • REQUESTED BYEs: during a Tournament, a player will be allowed to take one 1/2-point bye. Notify TD a week in advance. No Bye’s in Championship.
  • CLOCK NOTES: Those using a digital clock, set the time given plus 5 second delay. Those using an analog clock, add 5 min 
    • Digital clocks: +5-second delay, i.e. G40 becomes G40+5sec/move
    • Analog clocks: 5 minutes added, i.e. G40 becomes G45  
  • FOOD & DRINK: At the request of the church, absolutely NO food or drink other than water is allowed in the building. The church graciously allows us to use their meeting room. Please leave the area clean and orderly as you found it. Thank you!

4 Jan.

Double Quads, G40+5”, same opponent, play two games: as White & Black. First Round.

11 Jan.

Double Quads, G40+5”, Second Round.

18 Jan.

Double Quads, G40+5”, Third Round.

25 Jan. 

Open, friendly games (Possible Sunil-Alan event – it may swap with other Jan. event, T.B.A.)

1 Feb.

Three-Rounds Winter Swiss, G80+5” (may be in Sections, depending turn-up). First Round.

8 Feb.

Winter Swiss, G80+5” Second Round.

15 Feb.

Winter Swiss, G80+5” Third Round.

22 Feb.

Open, friendly games, Swiss make-ups if required.

1 Mar.

Winter Quads, G80+5” First Round (Quads make-ups between Round dates only).

8 Mar.

Winter Quads, G80+5” Second Round.

15 Mar.

Winter Quads, G80+5” Third Round.

22 Mar.

Lecture & Simul by Michael Knatz.

29 Mar.

***Club closed***

5 Apr.

Quick Quads, G25+5”, all three Rounds tonight.

12 Apr.

Opening day of 2018 WCC Championship. Tonight: Final registration (if not emailed earlier) 

Starts at 7:45 pm.  “Warm-up” quick Swiss for those willing (or speed chess rated) might follow.   

CHAMPIONSHIP RULES: WCC & USCF active memberships required. 

6 Round Swiss G80 with 5 sec. delay (G85 analog clocks). Entry fee to be announced  (all money to prizes).            

TROPHIES and CASH PRIZES – to be announced after 2nd Round, dependent on turn-out.

19 Apr.

WCC CHAMPIONSHIP First Round, G80+5” (G85).

26 Apr.

WCC CHAMPIONSHIP Second Round, G80+5” (G85).

3 May

Championship make-ups. Open, friendly games.

10 May

WCC CHAMPIONSHIP Third Round, G80+5” (G85)

17 May

WCC CHAMPIONSHIP Fourth Round, G80+5” (G85).

24 May

Championship make-ups. Open, friendly games.

31 May

WCC CHAMPIONSHIP Fifth Round, G80+5” (G85).

7 Jun.

WCC CHAMPIONSHIP Sixth Round, G80+5” (G85).

14 Jun.

Championship make-ups. Open, friendly games.

21 Jun.

Speed chess, G10+5” (in 1, 2 or more sections, depending on turnout). In case of tie for 1st Championship place, a speed chess to break tie – to be announced. 

28 Jun.

WCC Championship Awards Ceremony, followed by a Lecture & Simul, by 2018 Champion, T.B.A.

                     WINTER SCHEDULE: To be announced and posted.