THE HOLIDAY OPEN: Registration is Open!
The Cincinnati Chess Club is proud to be a sponser of the First Annual Holiday Open. The tournament takes place on the weekend of December 12-14.
- $5000+ in cash prizes!
- 15 Grand Prix Points
- 3-Day and 2-Day Schedules
- One 1/2-point Bye Available
- $80 Entry Fee - Discounts for CCC and OCA Members
- 4 Sections:
Find all the details on the Holiday Open Homepage.
City Championship 2014 - Now Underway
This year's city championship played round 4 this past Friday. We have some pictures and results posted below.
New Member Night Draws Big Crowd
On July 25th, the Cincinnati Chess Club held its annual New Member Night where we welcome in anyone who's interested for a night of chess and food, all free of charge. This year we had a packed house, with many of our regular members showing up along with a whole bunch of new players. Duane and his team out on the grill kept the hot dogs and hamburgers coming in as fast as they could, but each round was gone as quick as it came off the grill. Several of our friends came down from Columbus for the evening to share in the festivities (and they even brought chess piece shaped cookies to share!). By the end of the night we had 5 new members join us and several members come back to renew their memberships for another year, along with strong support through donations and profits from our book auction. The evening was a lot of fun, and a great success.
The CCC was honored to have guest visitors who drove in from Columbus: Evan Shelton and Eric Gittrich. Evan is the President of the Ohio Chess Association (OCA). Eric, is a trustee along with our own club President, Duane Larkin. They were here to support our event and promote the OCA, and both were impressed with how much our club has grown compared to last year. Evan and Eric are pictured below holding up a copy of the OHIO CHESS BULLETIN on which they are featured on the front cover.
New Club Quick Champion: Jeremy Scheidt
Congratulations to Jeremy Scheidt on his compelling victory in this year's Quick Championship. Jeremy has always been among the club's elite players and really struck out here with a 5.5/6.0 victory atop the 16-man tournament. This year's Quick Championship featured a diverse group of ages and skill levels, and many players managed to boost their quick rating with some strong performances. Thanks to everyone for making the tournament a big success, and a special thanks to Jon Applebee for his work as tournament director.