Troy Fletcher, Joe
Little, Slobodan Sinanovic, Logan Torve
Gained Since 1014
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..."
Nov 19 - Dec 17 McAlisters
VI 5-SS, G75, In 5 Sections: Expert/Master,
"A", "B", "C", D/E
(Section winners receive
must have 4
points with no
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 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
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 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! 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!
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
* Chess Tweet
* Chess Tweet * Congrats
to 14 year old Expert Daniel Cremisi
who finished =2nd-3rd in the Top
Section of RA43
and gaining 20 pts.
Mention to Ervon
who finished =2nd-3rd in the
U1800 Section of RA43
and gained 103!
Kudos to Debs
who finished clear 2nd Place in
the U1400 Section of RA43
and gained 43
Puzzle! White to Move and
"shout out" to Claude
who is convalescing
after a hip
Get well soon, Claude.
We need you back in
needs a ride to the club from
Monroe. If you can help, I'll let you
play for FREE. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
News & Views 11-27-14 Rd:2 of McAlister's VI Postponed!?
Happy Thanksgiving!! Charlotte, NC
11-26-14: A happy crowd of 18 holiday
revelers showed up on Thanksgiving
enjoy an evening of chess at the CCC!?
me, corporate had submitted a late
afternoon command to close McAlister's
Deli at 8pm?
played some lively speed chess and attempted
to figure out Sinanovic's Puzzle
(contributed by Ervon
"Wooden" Nichols; White Mates in 3!)until the clock struck 8! Among
those visiting the club were previous long
time member Laura Lee(1929)
with her mom, Barbara
and brother Bobby!
Laura will soon receive her PhD
in Chemical Engineering from NC
State! Byron Butler also
brought his mom and sister for a visit! Special
thanks to all of you who showed up and
a very Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!! NM
News & Views 11-20-14 McAlister's VI
Begins; Rev. Bradley Wins Big Cookie!! Charlotte, NC
light turnout of 16
of the most loyal members of the CCC
Royal Guard converged upon this
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
wild tactical melee against the pride of Mint
Hill, ex-member of the NCCA Hall
of Fame, NMLeland
"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
Game 1409) against a stubborn
Dave "Dawuud" Richards (1706) (who Drew NMLF last
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
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
Reverend Erman Bradley (Unr)
promptly defeated Michael Lyons (512) to win
the "Big Cookie!" In
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!
Chandler =1st-2nd in Top; Hartung, Butler
Lower Section of Knights Templar X Charlotte, NC
grand total of 15 loyal members of
the CCC "new" guardconverged
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
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