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...
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Cincinnati City Championship 2019

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 Chamberlain 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 priz & 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...
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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...
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