2015 8/27 Weekly Update

Meetings: We will have our regular open play meeting this Saturday, 8/29, starting at 10:00 a.m. in the coffee shop area of the Books-A-Million store at the Lycoming Mall.
Chess Lessons: Solomon and Jim will be resuming their very popular “Chess Lessons at the Library” program on Thursday, September 10. We will meet from 5:30-7:30 in the Lowry room on the 3rd floor of the James V. Brown Library’s Welch Children’s wing. Please forward this information to anyone you know who might be interested in learning how to play the Royal Game.

  • Tournament players, mark your calendars, our next USCF-rated, single-day, three round Quad/Swiss tournament will be held on Saturday, September 19.
  • Our club’s first weekend tournament, the 2015 Williamsport Open, will be held on Saturday, November 7 and Sunday, November 8 on the Penn College campus. We’re advertising a $1,200 prize fund based on 40 registrations with $1,000 of that guaranteed. There will be three sections of competition; Open, U1800 (must be rated 1799 or lower) and U1400 (must be rated 1399 or lower). Each of the three sections will offer the following prize awards: 1st $200, 2nd $100, 3rd $50. 1st and 2nd in each section will also receive a tournament trophy. The registration fee for adults (18 and over) is $50. Youth (under 18) registrations are $20. To register: 2015williamsportopen.org.
  • The Sinquefield Cup is one of the strongest international chess tournaments each year and it is held in St. Louis, Mo. For more info: http://www.chess.com/news/top-players-return-to-st-louis-third-sinquefield-cup-to-start-sunday-4838
Club website: www.williamsportchessclub.org
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WilliamsportChessClub
Chess.com group: http://www.chess.com/groups/home/williamsport-chess-club