2016 2/26 Weekly Update

Special Announcements

Please extend a warm welcome to the newest chess club in the central PA. area – the Donald Byrne Memorial Chess Club of State College, PA.
http://www.donaldbyrnechess.org/

Effective today, Supporting Members of our club have access to a Chess Book Lending Library. Supporting Members may borrow books from the contributing member at no charge. Simply contact the member who donated the book to request borrowing. Supporting Members may also add their chess books to the Lending Library. Contact Jim Cunningham or Solomon Francis for details. You can review the books in the Lending Library here: http://www.williamsportchessclub.org/lending-library. Remember you must be a Supporting Member of the club to use this resource.

Meetings
We will have our regular open play meeting this Saturday, 2/27, starting at 10:00 a.m. in the coffee shop area of the Books-A-Million store at the Lycoming Mall.

Tournaments
Our club’s second USCF-rated, single-day, three-round, quad tournament of 2016 was held in the Washington room of the Genetti Hotel in Williamsport, PA. The room was perfect for small tournaments; we’re definitely planning to return there for future quads. Congratulations to Jeff Hoskavich for taking 1st place in the U1800 quad with a perfect score of 3-0. Jim Joline came in 2nd with 2 points. In the U1400 quad, congratulations to young David Han who returned to his quad winning ways, taking 1st place, also with a perfect score of 3-0. Eric Holecko finished 2nd with 2 points. Thanks to USCF National Master and club president Solomon Francis for acting as the tournament director.

Here is the tournament web page with photos of the players: http://www.williamsportchessclub.org/quad-tournament-2202016

2016 Supporting Members campaign
We’re just about to the end of our 2016 Supporting Members membership drive. Club members who wish to support the growth and success of our club become Supporting Members through an 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. Supporting Members also have borrowing privileges from the club’s new Chess Book Lending Library.

Please give your $20 2016 Supporting Member donation to club secretary-treasurer Jim Cunningham.

Club website: www.williamsportchessclub.org
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WilliamsportChessClub
Chess.com group: http://www.chess.com/groups/home/williamsport-chess-club

“The Pin is mightier than the sword” – Fred Reinfeld