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. *Tournament players to be in the Club by 7:45 pm.* 
    • All clocks *must* start at 8:00 pm sharp!
    • To express interest in a tournament, please email Alan Kuras & cc Ken Liu
    • 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 copy Ken Liu and Andre Morawski) 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!

3 Jan.

Joe Guadagno Memorial “Joe Guads”, G75+5” Quads, Entry fee $10.- donated to a chess cause. First Round.

10 Jan.

“Joe Guads” G70+5”, Second Round.

17 Jan.

“Joe Guads” G70+5”, Third Round.

24 Jan. 

“Joe Guads” G70+5”, make up round. Open, friend games.

31 Jan.

Winter Swiss*, G70+5”. First Round.

    *may be in Sections, depending on turn-out

7 Feb.

Winter Swiss, G70+5” Second Round

14 Feb.

Winter Swiss, G70+5” Make up round. Open, friendly games.

21 Feb.

Winter Swiss, G70+5” Third Round.

28 Feb.

Winter Swiss, G70+5" Fourth Round.

7 Mar.

Winter Swiss, G70+5” Make up round. Open, friendly games.

14 Mar.

Lecture & Simul by 3x WCC Champion Michael Knatz.

21 Mar.

Speed chess, format T.B.D. Open, friendly games.

28 Mar

Quick Quads, G20+5”, all three Rounds tonight.

4 Apr.

2019 WCC Championship opening night!!!

Final registration on site. Please register by email ahead of time

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 G70;d5 (G75 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.

11 Apr.

WCC CHAMPIONSHIP First Round, G70+5” (G75 analog).

18 Apr.

*CLUB CLOSED due to Church activities*

25 Apr.

WCC CHAMPIONSHIP Second Round, G70+5” (G75 analog).

2 May

WCC Championship make-up round. Open, friendly games.

9 May

WCC CHAMPIONSHIP Third Round, G70+5” (G75 analog).

16 May

WCC CHAMPIONSHIP Fourth Round, G70+5” (G75 analog)

23 May

WCC Championship make-up round. Open, friendly games.

30 May

WCC CHAMPIONSHIP Fifth Round, G70+5” (G75 analog)

6 Jun.

WCC CHAMPIONSHIP Sixth Round, G70+5” (G75 analog)

13 Jun.

WCC Championship make-ups. Open, friendly games

20 Jun.

Speed chess, G10;d5 (in 1, 2 or more sections, depending on turnout).

WCC Championship TIEBREAKS: In case of tie for 1st Championship place, a quick chess to break tie – TBA

27 Jun.

WCC Championship Awards Ceremony, followed by a Lecture & Simul, by 2019 WCC Champion, TBA.

                     Summer schedule: To be announced and posted in June 2019.