2015 Officer Elections
The Cincinnati Chess Club has elected its officers for 2015. The officers are:
|Vice President:||Robert Chenault|
New Vice President Robert Chenault has proposed a schedule of events for 2015. We will discuss the calendar at this week's meeting on February 13th. Anyone who is interested is welcome to join the event and voice an opinion or ideas for future events at the club. There will also be a speed chess tourney.
Friday Night Speed Tourney
On January 30th the Cincinnati Chess Club held a speed chess tournament, organized by newly elected CCC President Hans Multhopp. Entry was $5 and all of the entries were returned as prizes. Leo Zamansky and John Randolph tied for first, each with 8-1 scores. Daniel Cunningham and Justin Storn shared the under-2000 prize, each going 5-3. A good time was had by all!
First Annual Holiday Open
On December 12-14, Duane Larkin along with the CCC and Alan Hodge (TD) delivered a great tournament, the 1st Annual Holiday Open. The Holiday Inn & Suites at Eastgate was nice and spacious and accommodating. Dayton, Columbus and Cincinnati players came out and represented and competed. The organizers gave away nice door prizes: free t-shirts, free food vouchers for the hotel restaurant, free chess boards. They voluntarily increased the prize fund. Really nice. There was a popular chess vendor on site, offering early Christmas specials.
The winners were as follows:
Open Section/Holiday Open
IM GORAN VOJINOVIC 4.5 - 1st place
IM RONALD BURNETT 4.0 - 2nd place
FM HANS MULTHOPP 3.5 - 3rd place
DAVID PENG 3.0 - 4th place/tie
OLEG FABRIKANT 3.0 - 4th place/tie
BLAKE BAUMGARTNER 3.0 - 4th place/tie
Under 2000/Holiday Open
GREGG STARK 4.0 - 1st place
ALAN FALKINGHAM - 2nd place
SCOTT KLUTTZ - 3rd place
ARVIND PRASAD - 4th place
Under 1700/Holiday Open
MICHAEL PERKINS 4.5 - 1st place
STEVE PHILLIPS 3.5 - 2nd place
FILIEP DECLERCQ 3.0 - 3rd Place/tie
CHRISTIAN BECHTOLD 3.0 - 3rd Place/tie
KEVIN REN 3.0 - 3rd Place/tie
Under 1400/Holiday Open
RICHARD HAYES 4.5 - 1st place
SAMUEL AMMERMAN 3.5 - 2nd place
DAVID CARROLL 3.0 - 3rd Place/tie
JAMES BRICKEY 3.0 - 3rd Place/tie
MARK CARROLL 3.0 - 3rd Place/tie
KALPAK DUDDELLA 3.0 - 3rd Place/tie
City Champion 2014 - John Randolph
John Randolph is the 2014 City Champion. His final record was a 5.0/6, putting him a half point in front of two other players and giving him his first City Championship title. Class prizes went to Robert Chenault, Leo Zamansky(tie), Jeremy Scheidt(tie), Jeff Davis, and Daniel Horne. Congratulations to John on his excellent performance, and to all our players for a great 2014 tournament.
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|26||Cecil Baker (H)||UNR||U---||U---||L21||U---||U---||U---||0.0|
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CCC at 2014 Boys Scout Peterloon Festival
On October 11th 2014, the Cincinnati Chess Club participated in the 2014 Boy Scouts Peterloon Festival. This is a huge yearly event with over 5,000 Boys Scouts and people in attendance. Chess was a huge hit with over 15 boards set up and players rotating all through out the day (that's 30+ players playing at any one time). For scouts who did not know how to play, we taught them on the spot. We promoted the club and handed out literature to help Scouts get involved in the Cincinnati scholastic chess scene. Many fathers played sons. Boy Scouts played grandparents and friends played friends. The only problem that we had was when it was time to leave...the Scouts did not want to stop playing chess. Our fearless President, Duane Larkin, helped to set up and run our exhibit, he also taught Boy Scouts how to play chess. It was a great day and the Cincinnati Chess Club looks forward to returning next year to promote our club and the beautiful, artistic, fun game of chess.