Schedule & Tournament Info

Winter-Spring 2019

The program is subject to adjustments, depending on attendance.

1/3: Joe Guadagno Memorial “Joe Guads”, G75+5” Quads, Entry fee $10.- donated to a chess cause. 1st Round.

1/10: “Joe Guads” G75+5', 2nd Round Quads

1/17: “Joe Guads” G75+5', 3rd Round Quads

1/24: “Joe Guads” make-ups. Open, friendly games

1/31: 4-Rounds Winter Swiss, G75+5' (may be in Sections, depending on turn-out). 1st Round

2/7: Winter Swiss 2nd Round

2/14: Winter Swiss make-up games. Open, friendly games

2/21: Winter Swiss, G75+5' 3rd Round

2/28: Winter Swiss, G75+5' 4th Round

3/7: Winter Swiss make-ups. Open, friendly games

3/14: Lecture & Simul by Michael Knatz

3/21: Speed chess, format T.B.D. Open, friendly games

3/28: Quick Quads, G25+5', all three Rounds tonight

4/4: Opening day of 2019 WCC Championship. Final registration begins t 7:45pm (pre-registration by email is preferred). CHAMPIONSHIP RULES: WCC & USCF active memberships required. 6 Round Swiss G75 with 5 sec. delay (G80 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.

“Warm-up” quick Swiss or rated speed chess to follow.

4/11: WCC Championship 1st Round

4/18: Club closed

4/25: WCC Championship 2nd Round

5/2: Championship make-ups. Open, friendly games

5/9 WCC Championship 3rd Round

5/16: WCC Championship 4th Round

5/23: Championship make-ups. Open, friendly games

5/30: WCC Championship 5th Round

6/6: WCC Championship 6th Round

6/13: Championship make-ups. Open, friendly games

6/20: Speed chess, G10+5'. Number of sections will depend on turnout. Optional: in case of tie for 1st Championship place, a quick chess to break tie, to be announced.

6/27: WCC Championship Awards Ceremony, followed by a Lecture & Simul, by 2019 Champion, T.B.A.

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Summer Schedule shall be posted on our website in June 2019

Tournament Information

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


  • 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.


  • CLUB MEMBERSHIP & FEES:

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!