Tuesday, December 20, 2011
I M P O R T A N T . . Round Six of WOCC Late Fall Swiss is postponed till 10 Jan 2012, Issue with Building
The Simplest person knows chess is relaxed, low stress, and best played in a tweed smoking jacket. Double click image to enlarge. A shocker. It was stressful for even some bystanders, little alone Mark and Nathan.
Dear Members, many of you, but not all have received an email, and/or phone call to please notify you that the last and final round of the Late Fall Swiss has had to be postponed till Tuesday 10 January 2012.
We must solemnly apologize, but this was not foreseen. It has been brought to our attention that our Toby Katz Community Center will not be available to us the next two weeks, due to the installation of a new floor . This means we will not be meeting not just tomorrow night, but cannot meet the following week.
Moreover, round four of the GSCL is scheduled for the first Tuesday of every month, so this eliminated the availability of Tuesday 03 Jan, and according to John, as awkward as it is, had to be decided to resume the tournaments last and final round on this second Tuesday in January.
Secondly, the important Annual Club Meeting and Election, has had to be moved out to Tue 17 Jan. Time flies.
Since John had begun discussing the possibility of a quick Winter Round Robin (no specific plans, again, just discussed), that probably comes into doubt--at least as far as usual format goes, due to less available evenings.
The editor before the news about our postponement was already thinking that perhaps it might be a welcome change of pace to put on a six round swiss, with two games per night, at G30 for three consecutive Tuesdays. Editor is not sure if the revised schedule would then make a double round robin over three Tuesday more appealing, but maybe there are new factors preventing the prior (swiss) and hastening the latter (robin).
Comments welcome, will pass on to Club President John Hagerty, and TD's Roger Pedersen, and Doran Race.
That said, we hope no one needlessly drives from Philadelphia with the expectation of seeing us and finding a locked and empty clubhouse.
 Virtually all members appreciate the use of the space very, very greatly. Thank you to the Township of West Orange from all of us. We remind one another that it is not a matter of what is absent (missing a night or two, whether it be for upgrades, or a late start of competition for a meeting of wrestling coaches...) but what is present: secure space, easy access, a beautiful well-appointed setting (lake, club house, a bit of gardens), relative quiet near major interstates, good parking, clean areas to take care of personal, a small kitchen, good lighting, heat in winter, coolant in the summer--all that. Thank you for all of us to West Orange. We do not forget.