Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Club Update, USCF Ratings Report on Fall Swiss
The blog will continue to try to be meat and potatos. But sometimes these must be short announcements, more like carborhydrates. Just a quick update--the USCF ratings report which can be put in by Roger and/or John very, very quickly--thanks to the modernization of the club with SwissMaster, that report is currently held up.
John/Roger will let us know the course of events, but for those of you who might by now be checking daily or now weekly your USCF member information with your new or adjusted rating, might need to hold off for a little while at least as far as our recent club event goes. We appologize.
Secondly, in the next few days, there will be some very, very powerful interviews with Vishy Anand, Vladimir Kramnik, and--yes--some videos of Harry S. Katz. Katz and Anand is not a typo.
Blogs have to be fresh and individual, but time to time we will show the best of the best from outside sources. Anand and Kramnik are not only among the best of our era, but in the historic perspective, and their insights and offerings about their preparation, training, and outlook can be valuable.
Harry has done more than several unique pieces of work, and we will present them soon.
Lastly, reminder, Garden State Chess League Round Three is next Tuesday. And the Late Fall Swiss, a Grand Prix event throught the USCF, starts the following Tuesday. The board recently discussed this, and while we cannot as yet predict the level of participation, John is monitoring it, and we remind everyone, this COULD be a watershed event for the club, a way to test publicity and its impact on results for the Club Championship in March.
We are going to try to have this in the January Chess Life issue, for 15 January, which probably has a deadline of about December 7th, so just know we are looking out to March now, and have to resolve plans in November, to be ahead of the curve, to make this the WOCC Club Championships of ALL Club Championships. This is to be looked forward to. Editor, dk