Saturday, December 03, 2011

Announcement: West Orange Chess Club, 2012 Annual Club Championship

The WOCC and its Executive Board are pleased to announce the scheduling of our Annual West Orange Chess Club 2012 championship [1].

Like in previous years, this competition is planned as a seven round swiss. And like our Fall Swiss currently underway, also qualifies for Grand Prix status. So as to provide continuity, it takes place for six of seven Tuesdays, interupted only by the Garden State Chess League for the following Tuesday at the end of round three.

We invite all chess players to attend--local or far, new or experienced, in or out of state residents. We hope you all can attend or participate. The formal TLA currently being prepared for the February issue of the
U.S. Chess Federation's Chess Life Magazine is as follows (click red for links):

Mar. 13, Mar. 20, Mar. 27,
Apr. 10, Apr. 17, Apr. 24, May 8
West Orange CC 2012 Championship
7 rds., G/100 (5 sec. delay), Reg. 7-7:30 P.M., rds. start at 8:00. EF: $30.00, members $25.00.
Prizes: 1st $150, 2nd $100, 3rd $75, Best under 1900 $60, 1700 $50, 1500 $40. All prizes guaranteed.

Details: and or phone: 9seven3-7three6-3four33. Byes: Three 1/2 byes available in any rd; must know by the end of rd.4. Address: Toby Katz Community Center, 650 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, N.J. 07052. Advance entrees welcome.

Thank you, John M. Hagerty President and USCF TD

The usual parenthetic video, tonight: Watch Victor Korchnoi, bursting and bristling with energy. Rocking, shaking, almost jumping out of his chair, he embodies youthful excitment. He is only 84 years old, when well into his seventies, sustained a 2600 rating, still in the world top 100 at that time. Notice how gets going, starting at around the 7:00 mark, he is like a boy at Chrismas, lining up his presents. But it is not toys which he wants, but to beat Smyslov, getting the line which he had wanted. Also note 5:40, 9:15, and 10:30 marks:

[1.] Editor: Please all thank John for his many, many years of service, which we all very much hope will continue, both helping us and encouraging everyone by both being open and allowing change to occur. We won't always get it right, but by continually moving in new directions or expanding beyond what had been fixed and maybe unchanged, we keep realizing new possibilities as a club, and so discover and welcome more of the new. These might be repetitions from things already said, 'just words', but look at where we have gone in eight short months. Extrapolating out another eight months, and one can wonder what is else can occur, what new faces we will see--more solid, more fresh, more inclusive.

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