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 7:45pm, 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 Skyland All
Sections: G90 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..."
Feb 5 thru Mar 12 Skyland
52 5-SS, G90, In 4
Sections: Top, "B", "C", Lower. Free Entry per Section.
(Winners must have 4 points with
no Byes) EF: $4 for members
or $6. Round @ 7:45 pm
"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 of 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"
humanity for planetary advance"
Anybody got an anti-gravity drive or a force
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 Skyland
4544 South Blvd. Charlotte, NC 28209 (Just
past Woodlawn Rd towards town on L) Primarily an "adult" club, the CCC conducts a perpetual 5
round tournament with one
round being played each Wednesday
evening at 7:45pm
sharp! The time
control is G90
- Entry fee is $4. ($6
for non-members) In 4 Sections: Top, "B",
"C", Lower. (Current
Crosstable) All sections win Free
Entry into next event. (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
venue is "open 24 hours"
and guarantees a
private area with plenty of tables, good
lighting, "Wi-Fi," great food,
TV with the sound
turned off, close parking, friendly
management and our own personal
waitress, Cindy! (The
Management requests that you
purchase your meal at Skyland) Join us to
participate in casual play as well as
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 $2. 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! Note: Non-members
will be preempted by
Members who arrive before7:45pm!
of "Weekly Tournament Competition" The
CCC conducts a perpetual 5 round
tournament with one round being played
each Wednesday evening at 7:45 pm. sharp!
The time control is G90 - 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! Skyland
stays open 24 hours!
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Bonus: The first 2 players who record
a win at the CCC on Wednesday, March 12,
will receive a
************************************* Congratulations to Troy "Mother" Fletcher (1315) who finished
=1st-2nd in the Under 1400 Section of RA35 *************************************
find myself feeling better on
Wednesdays. I believe it is because I
enjoy going to the Skyland Restaurant to
have a good time playing chess and
eating great food! I just felt like
saying that." Thanks. Mikey T
"...And Leland, let me just say
this. You are VERY much appreciated
in everything you do for Chess in
North Carolina, yes you are. Of that
I have NO doubt. I just wish I could
motivate myself to participate more
on a state level.... And I wish to
also add, Leland you are a blessing
to a lot of people..."
Sincerely, Richard Sneed"
>>>> Rich: Thanks for
the kind words. Most of our guys
don't know that you have actually
been a member of the CCC for over
20 years!! Hope you can drop by
and say hello, soon! LF
Wednesday Night Speed
week, after the tournament game,
NM Shawn Pealer
a rated 5
minute speed chess tournament. Play as few
or as many games as you wish!Skyland
stays open 24
hours! - "
> Note: The time control
for all Sections is now G90 < ( Black pieces
decide whether or not to use "Time
News & Views 3-6-14 Sciacca, Fuerstman, Kliber Lead Top;
Breukelaar "B"; Nichols "C"; Pedigo, Green,
Torve Lower Section of Skyland 52 Charlotte, NC 3-5-14:A moderate turnout of 21 of the most
creative thinkers in the county converged upon
this think tank more
commonly know as the Skyland Family
Restaurant in order to
participate in Rd:4
of Skyland 52.
(CCC members got very
comfortable sitting in full size tables and
chairs while being catered to by our own
personal waitress, Cindy.
Most enjoyed a generously portioned home style meal
for a ridiculously low price ($6.95!) drank
hot coffee and other beverages, analyzed on
our demo board
and monitored the giant flat screen TV with
the sound turned off; Skyland stays open 24 hours!) In the Top Section,
Michael "Bolton" Kliber (1999) mis- handled the
Black side of the "e4 Junk Attack!"
prosecuted by the pride of Mint Hill,
ex-member of the NCCA Hall of Fame,
NMLeland "Ennui" Fuerstman
snagged a piece on move 8 and ultimately
clobbered the stubborn ex-Expert (See Game 1275)
to share the lead with NM Pat "Kahn" Sciacca (2141) who
outplayed Expert Patrick "Flanker"
McCartney (2096) leaving three players with 3-1. Meanwhile,
the CCC's #1 player, "Birthday Boy"
Expert Shawn "P Diddy" Pealer
(2199) bounced back with a nice win over
superhero Daryl "Flash" Gordon (1884) while
"Wild" Bill Connell (1889) eviscerated (See Game 1276)
Paul "Survivalist" Lucas (1788) who overlooked
the forced Draw!. In the "B" Section,
Winfred "Guns" Gatlin (1623)
unloaded on Dave "Dawuud' Richards (1629)
allowing Dr. Ron "Dutch" Breukelaar
(1780), who split the point with Ervon
"Wooden" Nichols (1556) to lead with 2.5-1.5. In the
"C" Section, Mikey "Fox" Trott (1415)
defeated Debs Pedigo (1148) allowing Nichols
to lead with 2.5-1.5.
In the Lower Section, Eric
"Truth" Hartung (1355) took down Rich
"Alert" Trela (1041) while Logan Torve
(963) beat down Emmanuel Cooper (1016) to share
the lead with Jermaine Green (Unr) each
points. In order to observe all results see "Current Crosstable."The
facility was great and everybody was happy!
We hope more players will join us to
dine, socialize and play
one rated game of chess at 7:45pm sharp!
Everyone is welcome. Long live the CCC!
Eubanks, Chandler =1st-3rd in Carlsen
Section; Frazier Perfect in Aronian
Section of Knights Templar VII Charlotte, NC 2-1-14: A
light turnout of 20
of the most
loyal members of the CCC royal guard converged
upon our private room (with a view)
on the 7th floor of the Dowd "Y"
in order to participate in Knights Templar
VII. In the Carlsen Section,
the pride of Mint Hill,
ex-Member of the NCCA Hall of Fame,
NM Leland "Ennui" Fuerstman (2036)
dispatched of Paul "Survivalist" Lucas (1812)
in Rd:1, Sulia "Brick" Mason (1916) (See Game 1262)
in Rd:2 and agreed to a Grandmaster
Draw with Team Columbia
Expert Keith "Chucky" Eubanks
defeated superhero Daryl"Flash"
Gordon (1911) in Rd:1 and emerged
victorious after a wild middle game against
top seed NM Pat "Kahn" Sciacca (2158)
in Rd:2. In addition, 15 year old Cameron
handled new CCC member Expert
(2051) in Rd:1 and won an OCB
superhero Daryl "Flash" Gordon (1911) in Rd:2
before taking a prearranged Half Point
Bye in the final round each with 2.5-.5 winning
the Aronian Section, after a
brief slump, "Smokin" Corey Frazier (1521) has now
won 8 consecutive
tournament games after a perfect 5-0 in Skyland
51 - and on this day Frazier dispatched of
Emmanuel Cooper (1016)
in Rd:1, Mikey Trott (1508) in Rd:2
and "Little" Joe Little (1565)
in the final round for another perfect 3-0 and $100 cash!
Clear 2nd Place was Ervon
"Wooden" Nichols (1556) with 2.5-.5 winning
order to see all results see "Crosstable."
The event was conducted in the best venue in
town, a total of 75%
was paid in prizes and an enjoyable
time was had by all! Fuerstman directed.
Next Knights Templar
Mar 29. See