Coming Up This Week - Casual Play

October 10 - National Chess Day!

The second Saturday of October is National Chess Day. We will be hosting a celebration on Thursday the 10th from 7 until 10:30 at the club.

There will be FREE admission for anyone interested in playing chess, FREE Pizza, FREE Hot dogs, FREE sodas, FREE snacks, FREE Chess book of your choice from our extensive library for each person attending, FREE 30 minute Beginners lecture from Fide Master Hans Multhopp, FREE 45 minute lecture from National Life Master John Randolph, FREE 3 month membership for anyone who has never been to the Cincinnati Chess Club before. Parking is FREE too.

Feel FREE to invite a friend. We hope you are FREE that night and can attend.

Cincy Tornado - November 2nd

Cincy Tornado #5!

Cincy Tornado Flyer


Saturday, November 2nd
Game Swap
1065 Reading Road
Mason, OH

Online registration via PayPal (see above).
Registration at site $30, cash or check. $25 for masters USCF 2200+.
Active military on leave play for free. All other active military $20.

Open Section
1st - $150, 2nd $75 Top under 2000 - $40
Open to all: Unrateds, first timers, players playing up.

Under 1600 Section
1st - $150, 2nd - $75
Top under 1000, or unrated - $40
This is a great section for beginners and unrated players.

On site registration 11:30-11:55am
Round times 12pm, 2:15pm, 4:45pm, 7:00pm

Cincinnati City Championship 2019

Final rounds! Longest continuously running tournament in Cincinnati.

6 round swiss: FRIDAY, Sept. 13, 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18
Rounds 1, 2, 5, and 6 in Chamberlin Park Building, 7640 Plainfield Road.
Rounds 3 and 4 in Police Station Basement 7777 Blue Ash Road

New this year - we will be running it in 2 sections:

Open Section Open to all
Under 1600 Section Open to those rated under 1600 or unrated

Prizes: 80% of entry fees will be returned in prizes & 2nd for both sections with at least 1 under class prize in each section.

Entry fee: $40
USCF Rated; must be a member prior to 1st game and continuously throughout the tournament.
Registration Sept. 13 at 6:00 – 6:50 p.m.; can also register online at
Game in 120 minutes, 5-second delay (G120/d5)
Games (and clocks) start at 7:00 p.m. each week.

  • Players can enter before round 3 begins (using half point byes for the first two rounds)
  • All players can request up to two half point byes before round 3 begins
  • If you cannot make a round, please notify the TD ASAP (text or call Carl Lingen (513-417-3224); email
  • Players who forfeit rounds will be withdrawn from the tournament; talk to TD for re-entry in extenuating circumstances. Do not miss a round without talking with TD.
  • Ties for first place will be broken by a playoff (G30/d5, then G5).

Upcoming Events


  • Quick Chess - October 3.
  • City Championship Round 4 - October 4.
  • National Chess Day celebration - October 10.
  • City Championship Round 5 - October 11.
  • Casual Play - October 17.
  • City Championship Round 6 - October 18.
  • Casual Play - October 24.
  • Halloween Chess Night- October 31.

Meeting Night: Thursdays at 6:30pm. Thursday meetings will continue during the Club Championship which is on Fridays.

The club meets on Thursdays at the Deer Park Community Center, aka Francis R Healey Community Center (Chamberlin Park).

7640 Plainfield Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45236

Cincy Tornado Returns

The return of the Cincinnati one-day tornado tourneys has been a huge success! In the first one in March, we had 15 players in the U 1600 and 17 players in the open for 32 total entries. We made all expenses and even added two more $40 prizes!

The open section came down to the last round. Will Sedlar drew with Justin Storn to reach 3.5 points taking home the $150 prize. Justin won $25 for the master bounty. There was a 3 way tie for 2nd. Justin Storn, John Randolph & Brian Suganraj each scored 3 points. Brian took home $40 for the under 2000 and Justin & John each took home $37.50 for their efforts.

The under 1600 section was even more hotly contested. 7 players were in contention for 1st place money. Andrew Saffle drew with Stan Jackson to lock up 1st and the $150 prize with 3.5 points. There was a 4 way tie for 2nd between Stan Jackson, Sanjeev Ganga, Siddarth Kunapuli & Sparsh Ghodake. Sparsh won $40 for the under 1000 prize. Stan, Sanjeev & Siddarth each got $25 for their efforts. The two $10 drawing winners were John R & Devin R.

The tournament went off without a hitch. Mostly due to the fantastic tournament directing of Jeffery Davis. The players were professional and sportsmanlike. The Playing hall was spacious and well-lit. There was a huge skittles and analysis room. A large variety of beverages and snacks sold on site. Free parking right in front. A variety of food close by. Keep your eyes out for the next Tornado date. You won't want to miss it.

A special thanks goes out to Game Swap for the facilities. Jeff Davis for an outstanding job directing and Fred Mastin did an outstanding job organizing the event. Special thanks to the Cincinnati Chess Club for equipment, and CCC officers Duane, Carl, Brian, John & Hans who helped spread the word, set up, etc. Most of all a special thanks to all the players who showed up and made it a great tournament!

Tournament Director Jeff Davis Round 2