2016 1/7 Weekly Update

Lots of news this week. The continued growth and success of our club is very exciting. Thanks to all of our club members for supporting the club!

Tournaments: Our next USCF-rated, single-day, three-round, quad-style tournament will be held Saturday, January 16. Players must register in advance. Registration closes next Wednesday evening, 1/13. This tournament will be held in a new venue, the 4th Street Grill at the Genetti Hotel in downtown Williamsport.

For more information on the tournament and to register: http://www.williamsportchessclub.org/quad-tournament-saturday-1162016

You may also register by Replying (not Reply All) to this email.

Meetings: We will have our regular open play meeting this Saturday, 1/9, starting at 10:00 a.m. in the coffee shop area of the Books-A-Million store at the Lycoming Mall.
We will also resume our new weeknight casual play meeting next Tuesday, 1/12, also in the 4th Street Grill at the Genetti Hotel.

A special note of thanks to club member Josh Mills for obtaining the 4th Street Grill as a meeting and tournament resource for us; thanks Josh!

2016 Supporting Members campaign: As the new year has rolled around, we’re asking all club members who wish to support the growth and success of our club to renew their annual $20 donation. Supporting Members receive a $5 discount to all club tournaments and are eligible to become club directors with voting rights on club officer positions and other club business.

Please give your $20 2016 Supporting Member donation to club secretary-treasurer Jim Cunningham. Thanks to all of the 2015 Supporting Club members!

Chess Lessons Program at the James V. Brown Library: We will resume our James V. Brown Library chess program on Thursday, January 21, at 5:30. We’ll meet from 5:30-7:30 in the Lowry room on the 3rd floor of the Welch Children’s Wing. However, as Jim will be away traveling, that first night will be only for those who worked with Solomon’s Advanced group during the fall. Jim will be back the following Thursday, January 28, so his Beginner group will resume then.

Club members, please share this information with anyone you know who might have an interest in learning to play the Royal Game. While the participants in the Library program are mostly children from ages 10-16, the program is open to adults as well, especially those who are “young in heart”.

“Even a poor plan is better than no plan at all.”Mikhail Chigorin