"Current Roster"
  Nov 2014 Supplement
Name, City, Image, E-mail, rating,
gain/loss since 1014, state ranking, winning %, CCC & USCF Expiration
- The CCC has 72 currently paid members -
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CCC Renewal $20.  Due 1114:
   Troy Fletcher, Joe Little, Slobodan Sinanovic, Logan Torve
Points Gained Since 1014
Eric Hartung
+212
1412
Corey Frazier
+154
1677
Dawuud Richards
+136
1736
Mohnish Behera
+79
1021
Kydriana Carter
+73
1611
Lorenzo Carter
+68
1868
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
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The player with the Black pieces chooses whether to use "5 second time delay."

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16L. Possible Stipulations
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 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 2185
2
Emmanuel Carter 2177
3
Daniel Cremisi 2136
4
NM Pat Sciacca 2113
5
Keith Eubanks 2071
6
Michael Kliber 2030
7
NM Leland Fuerstman 2023
8
Bill Connell 1943
9
Lorenzo Carter 1882
10
George Melton 1846
11
George Cashell 1838
12
Bernard Baker 1821
13
Daryl Gordon 1816
14
Eugene Tiselsky 1805
15
Paul Lucas 1800
16
Dr. Ron Breukelaar
1800
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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."
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- Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - Founded in 1974 -
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 * McAlister's VI Begins * Carter, Chandler =1st-2nd Place in KTV *

The Charlotte Chess Club has 72 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 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!  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 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!!  NMLF
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 DELI
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) $50 Top Section, FREE Entry other Sections. - (Winners must have 4 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 very friendly crew! --- (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.
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Kudos to 14 year old Expert Emmanuel Carter (2177) who finished =1st-2nd in Knights Templar X with 3-0 and gained 18 points!
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Congratulations to NM Pat "Kahn" Sciacca (2113) +20 points and Expert Michael "Bolton" Kliber (2030) +50 points who finished =1st-2nd Place in McAlister's V each with 3.5-1.5.

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Kudos to Charlene Howard (832) who finished clear 1st Place in the "D/E" Section of McAlister's V with 3.5-1.5 and gained 90 points!
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Honorable mention to Eric "Truth" Hartung (1427) who finished =1st-2nd in the "C" Section of McAlister's V and gained 54 points! 
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Dr. Ron "Dutch" Breukelaar (1800) is back on the Top 16 List!
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Rabulan - Eubanks
Check out Sinanovic's Puzzle! White to Move and Win!!
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Quick "shout out" to Claude "Rainman" Rainford
who is convalescing after a hip replacement.
Get well soon, Claude. We need you back in the mix! (csrainford@aol.com)

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Team Carter needs a ride to the club from Monroe. If you can help, I'll let you play for FREE. E-mail:
g.glory1@aol.com
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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")
Carter, Chandler =1st-2nd in Top; Hartung, Butler Lower Section of Knights Templar X
Charlotte, NC 11-15-14:  A grand total of 15 loyal members of the CCC "new" guard converged upon this 7th floor room with a view more commonly know as the Dowd YMCA in order to participate in Knights Templar X. In the Top Section, top seed 14 year old Expert Emmanuel Carter (2177) dispatched of Paul "Survivalist" Lucas (1887) in Rd:1, NM Leland "Ennui" Fuerstman (2005) in Rd:2 (See Game 1407) and 14 year old rival Expert Daniel Cremisi (2134) in the final round to finish =1st-2nd with 16 year old Cameron Chandler (1894) who took care of Spencer "Jazzman" Singleton (1593) in Rd:1, George Cashell (1845) in Rd:2 and Expert Keith "Chucky" Eubanks (2071) in the final round each scoring 3-0 and winning $75. In the Lower Section, Eric "Truth" Hartung (1412) finished =1st-2nd with "Big" Byron Butler (1335) each with 2-1 winning $30. In order to observe all results see (Crosstable). An enjoyable time was had by all. Fuerstman directed.
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McAlister's VI Begins; Rev. Bradley Wins Big Cookie!!
Charlotte, NC 11-19-14: A light turnout of 16 of the most loyal members of the CCC Royal Guard converged upon this grand ballroom more commonly known as McAlister's Deli in order to participate in Rd:1 of McAlister's VI. In the Expert/Master Section, the CCC's #1 player, NM Shawn "Tater" Pealer (2185) piled up all of his pieces on the King side and finally broke through in the end versus Columbia Expert Keith "Chuchy" Eubanks (2071) to share the lead with 14 year old upstart Daniel Cremisi (2133) who survived a wild tactical melee against the pride of Mint Hill, ex-member of the NCCA Hall of Fame, NM Leland "Ennui" Fuerstman (2023) whereupon he bluffed with a crazy Rook move (See Game 1408) sacking both Rooks for the Queen and proceeded to win the ending, each with 1-0. In the "A" Section, "Wild" Bill Connell (1943) kept things under control (See Game 1409) against a stubborn Dave "Dawuud" Richards (1706) (who Drew NMLF last weekend!) to share the lead with Paul "Survivalist" Lucas (1800) who outplayed newcomer George Cashell (1838) each with 1-0. In the "B" Section, Marnzell "Pat" Hand (1600) beat down CCC Technical Advisor Carl "Marx" McKern (1627) to lead with 1-0. In the "D/E" Section, "Big" Byron Butler (1352) won the exchange and finally the game versus Rich "Alert" Trela (1104) to share the lead with Debs Pedigo (1310) who defeated a stubborn Charlene Howard (832) each with 1-0. In addition, "Houseman" Reverend Erman Bradley (Unr) promptly defeated Michael Lyons (512) to win the "Big Cookie!" 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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