Clarence Walton, Anthony
Cato, Adam Melrose, Michael Trott
Gained Since 0914
If a violation of a rule
of chess occurs during your game, immediately stop the
clocks and "quietly" report
it to the Director who
will address the issue. TD
CCC Cell Phone
Unless approved by
the Director, after 7:30pm, the use of a cell
phone in the playing area is strictly
prohibited. First offense subtracts 10 minutes
from violators clock; second offense may result
in forfeiture of game.
Control For McAlister's All
Sections: G75 The player with the Black
pieces chooses whether to use "5 second
time delay." 15G.
Ownership of Scoresheets "...scoresheets...property
of the sponsoring organizer(s)"
Stipulations "The Director may
require that clocks face a certain direction
or that Black sit on a
particular side of the table..."
Sep 10 - Oct 8 McAlisters
IV 5-SS, G75, In 4
Sections: $50 Top Section,
Entry other Sections
(Winners must have 3.5 points
Byes) EF: $5 for members
or $8. Round @ 7:30 pm
Buddha was asked, " What have
you gained from meditation? He replied, "Nothing!
However, let me tell you what I have lost: anger,
anxiety, depression, insecurity, fear of old age
and death..." Buddha
people are not laughing at your goals, then
you have not set them high enough!" Anon
"The breakfast of champions is not cereal,
it is the opposition!"
don't give 'em hell; I just tell the truth,
and they think it's hell!"
"Evil will previal
when good men stand silent"
"You don't stop playing
when you get old; you get old when you stop
Here is the only
truth: "We are the pawns of the mysterious
game of chess played by God, who moves
us, stops us, shifts us ahead,
and soon picks us up one after the other and
gathers us in the same box of Nothing."
Omar Khayyam 1040 ad
"Chess grips its
exponent, shackling the mind and brain so that
the inner freedom and independence of even the
strongest character cannot remain unaffected."
"Imagination does not
breed insanity. Exactly what does breed insanity
is reason. Poets do not go mad; but
chess-players do". —Chesterton, The
character" James Lane Allen
chess playing of a master ties him to the game,
fetters his mind and shapes it to a certain
extent so that his internal freedom and ease, no
matter how strong he is, must inevitably be
"One bad move nullifies
40 good moves." Horowitz
"The older I grow, the
more I value my pawns." Keres
"Morphy was probably
the greatest genius of them all." Fischer
"I thinks it's almost
that the game of chess is a draw
"There is never
in chess; save for one's consideration for the exception!"
NM Leland Fuerstman
reasonable man adapts himself to the conditions
that surround him... The unreasonable man adapts
surrounding conditions to himself... All progress
depends on the unreasonable man."
George Bernard Shaw
"The golden opportunity
you are seeking is in yourself. It is not in
your environment; it is not in luck or chance, or
the help of others;
it is in yourself alone."
Orison Swett Marden
don't believe in superstition... It's bad luck!? Groucho Marx
"What's the use of
It can't buy you money?!"
about avoiding temptation... as you grow older,
it will avoid you!" Winston Churchill
"A sure way to lose
something you really want, is to desire it too
"Love can not be found
where love does not exist; and love is never
hidden where love really is" anonymous
"If you have enemies;
good. That means you stood up for something
during your life..."
“The more you play, the
more beauty you are able to see.”
"The side which stays
within it's fortification is beaten"
"Great spirits have often
encountered violent opposition
from weak minds."
"I know not with what
weapons World War III will be fought, but World
War IV will be fought with sticks and stones."
"Not everything that counts
can be counted, and not everything that can be
"The belly, when not
restrained, destroys the virtue of the
soul." Pope Gregory the Great
Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, Earth to
everyone out there in cyberia, and
welcome to the Charlotte Chess Club
website. On this page, which is
continuously updated, we will report a
weekly synopsis of the previous meeting
to include current standings, annotated
games, Sinanovic's Puzzle and other
interesting anecdotes for your reading,
viewing, and listening pleasure. We
welcome your contributions and comments. This Website is
provided by NM Leland Fuerstman, Editor
Scroll down for Weekly "News & Views"
Chess Club is open to players of
every race, color, creed, national origin,
gender, religion, political affiliation or
galaxy! As a CCC member, you are expected
to treat your fellow members equally, with
dignity and respect regardless
of skill level or experience.In accordance with
the standards of good sportsmanship, all members
are asked to shake hands before and after
each game! If during play, a possible rules
violation occurs, you must first, stop your
clock and report the situation to the Tournament
Director. (A loud verbal confrontation over the
rules is a distraction to everyone) The TD will
make the necessary ruling. If a noise
distraction occurs, you may stop your clock,
turn to the "minor noise violators" and silently
place your finger over your lips! After the
"talkers" acknowledge your complaint, you resume
your game. All post mortem analysis must be
moved to an area away from games still in
progress. Anyone who violates these rules will
receive 10 lashes with a wet noodle... Have
The Charlotte Chess Club,
an Independent Affiliate
of the USCF
meets each Wednesday evening at 6:30pm
(or as early as 5:30 for some!) at the McALISTER'S
Park Rd. Charlotte, NC 28209 (East
on Woodlawn Rd, right on Park Rd. 2blks on L
at Seneca Pl)Primarily an "adult"
club, the CCC
conducts a perpetual 5 round
tournament with one round
being played each Wednesday
evening at 7:30
pm sharp!The time
control is G75
- Entry fee is $5.
for non-members) $50
Top Section, FREE Entry other Sections.
must have 3.5
points with no byes). The Annual
club membership fee is $25.
Current members receive $5 discount.
Non-members who pay a $25 EF to
participate in CCC Saturday events
credit toward membership for each
event entered!) The
a private area with padded
chairs and a lamp over each table!
players per table!! "Wi-Fi,"
great menu and prices, direct parking for 100
cars! and very friendly crew! --- (Management
requests that you purchase your
meal at McAlister's
Deli) --- Join
us to participate in casual play as well as
rated games. If you are not playing in the
tournament, your first visit is FREE!
Non-members, who have visited more than once,
and play off-hand games are required to pay $3. The CCC
occasionally sponsors a bi-monthly 3 rd. Swiss and
other special tournaments. For schedule see"Upcoming
order to compete in "Tournament
Competition" and join
the CCC orUSCF simply
show up at the site! (Current
Crosstable) Note: Non-members
will be preempted by
Members who arrive before7:30pm!
If you're running late, call or text
and we'll work you in! LF
of "Weekly Tournament Competition" The
CCC conducts a perpetual 5 round
tournament with one round being played
each Wednesday evening at 7:30 pm. sharp!
The time control is G75 - All
players who compete in tournament
competition are required to be members of
States Chess Federation.
Regardless of which round(s) one
chooses to enter, a player only gets credit
for the game(s) he actually plays. There is
penalty for not showing up; it is
simply counted as an unplayed game. -
If you're running late, call me at
704-965-8931 and I'll pair you! McAlister's
stays open til
"...I just found out that Newsom signed up his
wife to the NCCA?
According to the USCF database, she's never
played a single tournament game in her life? Heck,
I'm gonna sign up my last 3 girlfriends, my
mother and father, my
grandparents and a few neighbors!?How ridiculous? Is there any other
state chess organization in the country that
abuses proxies like this?The
NCCA is run by a bunch of self serving
bullies... I seriously doubt
that anyone can produce the minutes of a
meeting where the members voted to use
since, I understand, they didn't even record
the minutes of their last few meetings? I'm
just sayin'..."Jason "1st Amendment
worry, he lives in SC) (the use of proxies is
unfair and must be abolished. NM LF)
Jeff Jones were to desire office in the NCCA
again, I would have grave reservations about
his ability to carry out his duties and I
would recommend revisiting his actions
during his tenure for further review and
making the membership aware of his clearly
unbusinesslike decisions." -- A.
Wilder Wadford, Esq.
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I am proud to announce that McAlister's V will
feature an Expert/Master
Section as well as an "A"
players each week in each section
will make it work!! We need new blood. If
you've never played at the CCC before, now's
the time to check us out! McAlister's Deli is
a great place to dine, socialize and play
one rated game at 7:30pm! ******************************************** Kudos to Mohnish
who finished =1st-3rd in the FCBXXXII
with 4-0 and
gained 79 rating
Congratulations to Debs
who finished clear 1st Place in the U1400
Seciton of RA41
with 2.5-.5 and
gained 58 rating
Kudos to Expert Keith
"Chucky" Eubanks (2088) who finished
clear 1st Place in the Top of RA41
Congratulations to NM Pat "Kahn" Sciacca (2122) who finished
=1st-3rd in Asheboro
93 with 2.5-.5.
NMLF 4-15-14 262.2
-- 9-7-14 231.8 (-30.4 lbs!)
Begins at 7:30 pm
sharp! Time control G75 EF:$5 ( Black pieces
decide whether or not to use "Time
Carter Dominates Charlotte
City Championship! Charlotte, NC 9-27-14: A
light turnout of 26
of the most loyal members of the CCC
royal guard defied the order not
and congregated on the 7th floor of the Dowd
YMCA in order to participate in the 2014
Charlotte City Championship.
In the Top Section, 14 year old
phenom Expert Emmanuel Carter
reeled off wins against "Big" George Melton
(1917), Expert Keith "Chucky" Eubanks
(2088) and Lorenzo Carter (1885) before
agreeing to a quick Draw with Expert
Daniel Cremisi (2135)
to finish clear 1st Place with 3.5-.5, pocket
take home the Championship Trophy!
Equal 2nd-3rd with 3-1 were 14 year old Cremisi and
oldbrother Lorenzo Carter
upset NM Shawn "P Diddy" Pealer (2186)
and Expert Michael "Bolton" Kliber
(2024) in Rd:4,
took the U2000 Trophy and gained 79 rating
points! In the B/C Section, Dave
"Dawuud" Richards (1678) survived
a see-saw battle against Marnzell "Pat" Hand (1617) in the
final round to finish clear 1st Place
take home $75
and the trophy and Title! Meanwhile, Kydriana
took the Top Class "C"
money of $75,
the trophy and 73
rating points! In the D/E Section, Eric
"Truth" Hartung (1285) scored a
to take clear 1st Place, take home $60, the trophy and
rating points! Equal 2nd-4th with 2-2
were Francois Gros, Rich Trela and Jacob
Highley each winning $10. The 7th
floor meeting room at the Dowd YMCA
is clearly the finest chess venue in Charlotte!
The facility is spacious, very well lighted
and quiet!! Senior
TDTom Hales again did a
superior job of
directing by making sure that all pairing were
posted on time! Even though the turnout was
of the total entry fees received was paid back
in cash prizes! The event was conducted
without incident and an enjoyable time was had
by all. (Crosstable)
Hales directed, Fuerstman
assisted. - Special
thanks to all who participated. NM LF
News & Views 10-2-14 Pealer Leads Top; Richards "B";
Frazier "C"; Hartung Lower Section of
McAlister's IV Charlotte, NC 10-1-14:A similar
turnout of 22
of the most creative mental jousters in
the county converged upon this 5 star
restaurant more commonly known
as McAlister's Deli
to participate in Rd:4
of McAlister's IV. In the Top
Section, the CCC's #1
"P Diddy" Pealer (2186) defended
accurately against 14
year old phenom Daniel Cremisi
(2135) who agreed to a quick Draw to
lead with 3.5-.5.
Meanwhile, candidate for Secretary/Treasurer
the NCCA NM Pat Sciacca (2122)
launched a successful attack against Paul
"Survivalist" Lucas (1856) while "Wild" Bill
Connell (1895) played the tactical 17...Nb4!
which proved to be decisive against the London
System employed by the pride of Mint
Hill, ex-member of the NCCA Hall
of Fame, NM Leland "Ennui" Fuerstman (2005).
In addition, Expert Michael "Bolton"
Kliber (2010) clobbered Spencer
"Jazzman" Singleton (1641). In the "B"
Section, Dave "Dawuud" Richards
(1613) hung tough against the feisty assault
of Marnzell "Pat" Hand (1615) but prevailed
in the end to lead with 2.5-1.5. In
the "C" Section,
"Smokin" Corey Frazier (1560)
beat down "Little" Joe Little (1623) to lead
In the Lower Section, Eric
"Truth" Hartung (1287) outplayed
Jacob Highley (980) and leads with 3-0.
In addition, Debs Pedigo (1200)
stopped the run away freight train
better known as FSC
Rich "Alert" Trela (1130)
defeated Emmanuel Cooper (827) and Francois
Gros (1192) got by Charlene Howard
order to observe all results see "Current
Charlotte Chess Club has relocated
to McAlister's Deli,
4805 Park Rd. Round
begins at 7:30 sharp!
So, get there early and
enjoy a wonderful
meal or dine while
you play! Long
live the CCC!