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Dr. Ron Breukelaar, Daniel Cremisi, Ray Drury, Francois Gros, John Knarr, Sam Kumar
Points Gained Since 0714
Rich Trela
Paul Lucas
Patrick McCartney
Daniel Cremisi
Kydriana Carter
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 Policy
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.
TD a Player Himself
Time Control For McAlister's
All Sections: G75

The player with the Black pieces chooses whether to use "5 second time delay."

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"The Director may require that clocks face a certain direction or that  Black  sit on a particular side of the table..."
 Moving before button pushed
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USCF Rule 10A, p.21, Adjustment of Pieces. "A player who is on the move and first expresses the intention to adjust...
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NM Shawn Pealer 2174
NM Pat Sciacca 2136
Daniel Cremisi 2119
Patrick McCartney 2097
Emmanuel Carter 2092
Keith Eubanks 2043
Nikita Panasenko 2041
NM Leland Fuerstman 2029
Ade Ogunmefun 2028
Michael Kliber 2008
Mark Biernacki 1939
Bill Connell 1936
Daryl Gordon 1852
Bernard Baker 1821
Dan Racine 1816
Eugene Tiselsky 1805
Dr. Ron Breukelaar 1802
Lorenzo Carter
Damon Smith 1789
M. Dean Hart 1781

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- Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - Founded in 1981 -
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* E. Carter Breaks 2100 at Barbers K-8 Championship! * McCartney Takes Top Section of McAlister's II with 3.5-.5 * 

The Charlotte Chess Club has 82 currently paid members!
windyWelcome to the CCCwindy
 Greetings from 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
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The Charlotte Chess Club is open to players of every race, color, creed, national origin, age, gender, religion, political affiliation or galaxy! Regardless of skill level or experience, each member is treated equally with dignity and respect. LF
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

4805 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. ($8 for non-members) FREE Entry per Section.  - (Winners must have 3.5 points with no byes). The Annual club membership fee is $25. Current members receive $5 discount. (Note: Non-members who pay a $25 EF to participate in CCC Saturday events receive $5 credit toward membership for each event entered!) The venue guarantees a private area with padded chairs and a lamp over each table!  2 players per table!! "Wi-Fi," great menu and prices, direct parking for 100 cars! and your friendly Manager Eric --- (Management requests that you purchase your meal at McAlister's Deli) --- Join us to participate in casual play as well as USCF 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 Events"  In order to compete in "Tournament Competition" and join the CCC or USCF simply show up at the site!
(Current Crosstable)

 Note: Non-members will be preempted by Members who arrive before 7:30pm! If you're running late, call or text 704-965-8931 and we'll work you in! LF
Explanation 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 the United 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 no 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 10:30pm.
In Memoriam: It is with deep sadness that I report the passing
of my old friend John "Bradley" Fowler, 58, from King, N.C.
Husband, father and grandfather, Bradley was one of the "3 amigos!" -- Ronnie Watson, Bradley Fowler & T. Scott Brown always had a tub full of ice cold beer waiting for the dozen or so friends who would stop by and party in their crowded hotel room at almost every major North Carolina tournament for over 20 years! Bradley was always friendly, soft spoken and ready to play you a tough game of speed chess! Everyone who knew him, loved him...
He will be sorely missed.
May he rest in peace. NMLF
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Congratulations to 14 year old Expert Emmanuel Carter (2105) who took all of 43 days to jump from 2000 to 2100 after an excellent result in the Barber Tournament (K-8) in Orlando, Florida where he scored 3.5-2.5 against all higher rated Experts and Masters!! (See Game 1359)
Kudos to brother, Lorenzo Carter (1802) who broke into the Class "A" ranks after finishing clear 1st Place in McAlister's II with 4-0! The Carter kids are kicking butt!!
"Live" List of FIDE Top 2700+
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Sinanovic's Puzzle of the Week
White to Move and Win!!
Note: Round Begins at 7:30 pm sharp! Time control G75  EF:$5
( Black pieces decide whether or not to use "Time Delay")
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  McCartney Takes Top; L. Carter "B"; Frazier "C"; Trela Lower Section of McAlister's II
Charlotte, NC 7-30-14: A grand total of 38 the most creative calculators in the entire Charlotte area converged upon this mental jousting arena more commonly known as McAlister's Deli in order to participate in Mc Alister's II. In the Top Section, Expert Patrick "Flanker" McCartney (2097) invoked the "Fischer Rule" and elected not play the final round but still finished clear 1st Place with 3.5-.5 winning his 3rd CCC Title of the year! Finishing clear 2nd Place with 2.5-2.5 was the Pride of Mint Hill, ex-member of the NCCA Hall of Fame, NM Leland "Ennui" Fuerstman (2029) who split the point (See Game 1360) after a Rook and Knight marathon against Expert Michael "Bolton" Kliber (2008). In addition, 14 year old Expert Daniel Cremisi (2119) won the exchange and ultimately defeated superhero Daryl "Flash" Gordon (1852). In the "B" Section, also invoking the "Fischer Rule," Lorenzo Carter (1802) finished clear place with 4-0 and won FREE Entry into McAlister's III. In addition, Carl "Icon" McKern (1600) defeated Marnzell "Pat" Hand (1600) while "Little" Joe Little (1523) dispatched of Byron Butler (1400). In the "C" Section, "Smokin' Corey Frazier (1509) outpointed and finally knocked out Jason "1st Amendment" Mytrysak (1585) to finish clear 1st Place with 4-1 and win FREE Entry into McAlister's III. Quoting Mytrysak, "I've narrowed it down to 3 simple problems in my game; the opening, the middlegame and the endgame!?" LOL (yeah, me too...!) Meanwhile, Joe Rafferty (1550) made peace with Ervon "Wooden" Nichols (1455) while Debs Pedigo (1342) upset Mikey "Trout" Trott (1394) and picked up 59 rating points! In the Lower Section, Rich "Alert" Trela (1235) defeated Claude Rainford (1060) to finish clear 1st Place with 4.5-.5 and win FREE Entry into McAlister's III and gain 136 rating points! Meanwhile, Emmanuel Cooper (827) got by Charlene Howard (823) while Michael Lyons (398) upset Zachary Amigo (791) and gained 248 provisional points!! In order to observe all results see "Current Crosstable." The 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!!
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