Clarke Brosi, Jim Butterworth,
Jermaine Green, Justin Harris,
Eric Hartung, Cameron Hight, Michael Kliber,
Benjamin Purdy, Addison Shonts, Rich Sneed,
Gained Since 0217
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.
Rule Any Member may avoid being
paired against players under 16 years of
age upon request.
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." If so, 5
minutes subtracted from both clocks. 15G.
Ownership of Scoresheets "...scoresheets...
property of the sponsoring
Director may require that clocks face a certain
direction or that Black sit on a
particular side of the table..."
Rule 10A, p.21, Adjustment
player who is on the move and first
expresses the intention ...
Losing Chances Official Rules of Chess, 6th
Edition, 14H1 p.54 states as follows: "In a sudden
death time control, a player on the move with 2 minutes or less
of remaining time may stop the clock and make a
claim of insufficient losing chances." Doing such
constitutes an offer of Draw. If his opponent
rejects the offer, half of the claimants time will
be subtracted and the 5
second delay feature will be imposed. "The
claimant may win, lose or draw the game"
Mar 15 - Apr 12 McAlister's
29 5-SS, G75, D5 or no
(Black decides upon 5 second delay;
if so, 5 minutes
subtracted from both clocks)
In 4 Sections: Top, "B",
"C", Lower FREE
Entry for 1st Place in all Sections.
(Must have 4
points with no Byes) EF: $5 per Rd (Nons
$8.) Round @ 7:30 pm
"Journalism is printing
what someone else does not want printed;
everything else is public relations." George
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
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!"
"I don't give 'em
hell; I just tell the truth, and they think it's
prevail when good men stand silent" Edmund
"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
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
does not breed insanity. Exactly what does breed
insanity is reason. Poets do not go
mad; but chess-players do".
Chesterton, The Maniac (1908).
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
move nullifies 40 good moves." Horowitz
I grow, the more I value my pawns." Keres
probably the greatest genius of them all."
it's almost definite
that the game of chess is a draw
never 'always' anything
in chess; save for one's consideration for the exception!"
NM Leland Fuerstman
opportunity you are seeking is in
yourself. It is not in your environment;
it is not in luck or chance, or the help of
it is in yourself alone."
Orison Swett Marden
I don't believe in superstition... It's bad
luck!? Groucho Marx
use of happiness?
It can't buy you money?!"
worry about avoiding temptation... as you grow
it will avoid you!" Winston Churchill
"A sure way
to lose something you really want, is to desire
it too much." anonymous
not be found where love does not exist; and love
is never hidden where love really is" anonymous
have enemies; good. That means you stood up
for something during your life..." Winston
you play, the more beauty you are able to see.”
which stays within it's fortification is beaten"Napoleon
"Great spirits have often
encountered violent opposition
from weak minds." Einstein
"I know not with what
weapons World War III will be fought, but World
War IV will be fought with sticks and
"Not everything that counts
can be counted, and not everything that can be
counted counts." Einstein
"The belly, when not
restrained, destroys the virtue of the
soul." Pope Gregory the Great
"Brilliant man, Sherlock
Holmes. Too bad he was honest..." Moriarty
Watson: "Ghosts don't stab
people in the back; do they?" Holmes: "Not
well bread ghosts..!"
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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
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,
Scroll down for Weekly "News & Views"
Chess Club is the premier
"adult" chess club in the southeast. The CCC
is open to players of every race, color, creed,
national origin, gender, religion, political
affiliation or galaxy! (Considering that we are
in such close proximity, all members are
required to arrive bathed, in clean clothing and
making use of deodorant and mouthwash. Also, if
a member is sick with a cold or symptoms
of flu, he should think twice before
spreading unwanted germs). 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 (or bump fists) 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 postmortem analysis must
be moved to an area away from games which are
still in progress. Anyone who violates these
rules will receive 10 lashes with a wet
noodle... Have fun!!
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 Primarily an "adult" club, the CCC conducts a
5 round tournament with one round being
played each Wednesday evening at
pm sharp!The time
control is G75
- Entry fee is $5.
FREE Entry for
all Section winners. -
must have 4
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, his & hers sanitary multi-port
lavatories 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 USCF "Tournament
must be a member of the USCF (uschess.org). Or, to join
the CCC or USCF you may 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! ******************************* Contact
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.
Mgmt. appreciates your purchase of a healthy
meal! McAlister's stays open til 10:15pm. NOTE:
Wednesday round begins at 7:30pm
If you're running late, please
call or text 704-965-8931
It is with a
heavy heart that I report the passing of Marnzell
62. Marnzell was a
fixture on the Charlotte chess scene, always
friendly and laughing yet a formidable opponent
with whom to be reckoned. I always enjoyed
conversing with him and sharing his wit and
wisdom. Our condolences to his family. May he
rest in peace.
*** Big shout out to George "Cashman" Cashell who is slowly
recovering from all of the medical procedures
associated with stage III esophageal cancer.
Get well soon, Cashman. We need you back in
the mix! -- firstname.lastname@example.org
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* Chess Tweet * Honorificabilitudinitatibus!! Поздравляем! *****************************************
Honorable Mention to Luke
who finished =2nd-4th in the K-8 Section
of the NC Scholastics with 4-1 and gained
points to break Class "A"!
Kudos to NM Shawn
Sciacca (2098) and
Expert Michael "NN"
Uwakwe (2021) who each
finished =1st-3rd in the Carlsen Section
Cookie XVIII with 2.5-.5. Debs Pedigo (1308) finished
clear 1st place in the So Section with 2.5-.5
TO: ALL Charlotte Area Chess
Players The Charlotte Chess
Club is a great place to dine, socialize
with other adults, solve the
weekly puzzle and play one rated game each Wednesday
evening beginning at 7:30pm. We are currently
on a campaign to recruit "new"
players, particularly Experts
and Masters! However,
ANY adult player who plays
evenings is welcome to visit us and
play his first "rated game" for FREE!
We have a friendly group of guys (&
ladies) and the furniture, lighting and
cuisine are superb! Hope you can join
us. We need some new blood! NMLF
Begins at 7:30pm
Sharp! Time control G75
EF:$5 (Black pieces decide whether or not to use
"Time Delay," 5 minutes
(In addition, upon registration, a player may
choose to use his official published rating or any
subsequent higher published rating for
News & Views
XXIX Begins; Top 7
Average Rating 2174!
Charlotte, NC 3-15-17:A good
turnout of 19
of the most gifted chess players in
the Metrolina area converged upon
this think tank more commonly known
as McAlister's Deli
to enjoy a wonderful meal, socialize
with other adults, solve the weekly
puzzle and participate in Rd:1 of
McAlister's XXIX. In the Top Section,the CCC's #1 player and highest rated
player in the
point versus the Pride
Fuerstman (2035); the CCC's #2 player,
Cremisi (2295) (who expressed his
with the NCCA
for not having
in the middle
Uwakwe (2021); the CCC's #3 player, NM
Kliber (1960) in the ending and NM Patrick
exchange (See Game 1806) but went on to defeat
Smith (1716) each leading with 1-0.
In the "B"
won a lone
Regalado (Unr) quietly dispatched of Dawuud "Richman"
Richards (1623) each leading with 1-0.
In the "C"
Fuerstman (1452) who just relocated from NYC withhis lovely
took out Debs
Pedigo (1308) while "Lord" Byron Butler(1433) outplayed
Stanford (1189)(See Game
In the Lower
year old Advaith
Karthik(1100) outlasted Rich"Alert" Trela (1029) to share the lead with Michael
In order to observe all results,
Crosstable."The CCC will
conduct Rd:2 ofMcAlister's XXIX on Wednesday,
Deli, 4805 Park
begins at 7:30
So, get there
early and enjoy
meal or dine
while you play!
Thank you for
=1st-3rd in Carlsen Section; Pedigo
Takes So Section of Big Cookie XVIII
Charlotte, NC3-11-17:A light
turnout of 13
of the most loyal members of the
CCC Royal Guard converged
upon this grand meeting hall,
more commonly known as McAlister's
Deli, in order to participate
Cookie XVIII.In the Carlsen Section,
NM Shawn "Spuds" Pealer (2246)
promptly dispatched of his first 2
opponents before yielding a Draw
to NM Pat "Kann" Sciacca (2098)
who had done the same and Expert
Michael "NN" Uwakwe (2021)
who split the point in
the final round with S.C. Expert
Keith "Chucky" Eubanks (1991)
each with 2.5-.5
In the SoSection, Debs
finishedclear 1st Place
and pocketed $30.
For complete results, see "Crosstable."Fuerstman directed.
TD's: Send info for FREE listing to