Friday, September 30, 2011

3 Exciting Events on Saturday, October 1st

Due to a church wedding, we've had to alter the event docket for October 1. We apologize for the confusion but we're attempting to give everyone a few rounds of competitive chess and keep our scheduled commitments.

There will be two different venues for these events with two different start times. Please heed the details for the event which best suits your needs.

For United States Chess Federation players, we'll be at the American National Bank, 1985 DeKalb Avenue, in Sycamore. This event will be three rounds with registration at 3:15pm until 3:25pm. Rated tournament play will start at 3:30pm and proceed until 10pm. Free pizza will be served between rounds.

For juniors (scholastic) players, there will be an event earlier in the day at the lovely House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Hwy, in DeKalb. This is in the heart of downtown DeKalb, at the northwest corner of 3rd and Lincoln Hwy. What a treat to be able to hold an event here!

Registration will be from 11:20am-11:40am, with tournament play beginning at 11:45am until about 2:45pm. This will be followed by a brief awards ceremony.

For those seeking USCF-rated competition, USCF-membership is required (available at site). Entry fee is $7 and there will be 3 rounds of G/30 play. A blitz playoff (G/5) will occur in the event of ties. Keeping notation is strongly encouraged. Medals will be awarded to top section finishers.

If you're a young one who just wants some fun, competitive chess, there will be 4 rounds of G/20 play (each player gets 20 minutes to complete all moves. The entry fee will be $5 and medals will be awarded to section winners.

Further details are found in the column to the right of this posting.

Please drop a note to for questions about the scholastic event or for the Open event.

Hope to see you Saturday!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Hyvee Family Night Approaches

Once again, DeKalb Chess Club will hold a First Thursday event at Hyvee in Sycamore. Come one, come all starting at 7pm on October 6th.

All equipment is provided, but you're welcome to bring your own. We'll be in the food court... contemplating the possibilities of the all you can eat salad bar! Should be fun!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Labor Day Hiatus

In honor of Labor Day, September 5, DeKalb Chess Club will not meet for casual chess. Enjoy time with family and we hope to see you Wednesday, September 7, at the church for game play.

We're not promising, but it's possible Cliff will be unveiling soon a snazzy new opening he is rumored to be working on in his chess laboratory! You never know when he might spring it on you.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

September 1st brings Family Chess Night

DeKalb Chess Club hosts its second Family Chess Night, tonight at Hyvee in the food court. We should get started after 7pm as the "dinner rush" clears up. The more the merrier!

For those who haven't been there, Hyvee is located at 2700 DeKalb Ave. in Sycamore. But you couldn't get any closer to the DeKalb border.