Thursday, April 26, 2018

Book Auction Tonight

Select items from the Kenilworth CC library will be auctioned tonight, including a collection of Chess Informants.

The club intends to sell the 60 or so Informants as 1 lot and the 4 Encyclopaedia of Chess Endings volumes will comprise another. All others items will be single-pieces.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Summer Tournament Starts May 3rd

The Kenilworth Summer Tournament will be starting on May 3rd, a month earlier than in previous years.


Here are the rules of the tournament:
  • The tournament will run from May 3 through July 26.
  • The event is NON-RATED.
  • Entry Fee is $5 for club members, $6 for non-members. $5 of each EF goes into the prize fund.
  • The time control is G/60.
  • G/55+5 (delay) may be used if there is mutual agreement between paired players. Increment settings are not allowed.
  • You may play anyone who is entered. The first time you play an opponent, the lower rated or unrated player has White. In subsequent games against the same opponent you alternate colors. If both players are unrated or have identical ratings, they toss for initial color.
  • You may not play the same opponent more than four times in the tournament.
  • Games may begin at 8:00 p.m. in weeks 1-7 (May 3-June 14), 7:15 p.m. in weeks 8-13 (June 21-July 26). No game may start later than 9:30 p.m.
  • You may play up to 2 games per week. You may play those games simultaneously. You can skip weeks but the more you play the more points you can accumulate.
  • You get one point for a win, a half-point for a draw and zero for a loss. No bye points are awarded.
  • The winner is the person who has the most points at the end of the tournament.
  • Prizes: 1st place: 40%. 2nd place: 20%. 3rd place: 10%. U1600: 10%, Under Age 18: 10%, Under Age 13: 10%.
  • Registration will remain open for the duration of the tournament. However, if there is an overwhelming turnout, the TD may cut-off entries as early as July 5th.
  • Bring clocks. The club has a limited number for use.
John Moldovan won last year, in 2016 and in 2008. Other past winners of this popular event include LM Scott Massey (2004), LM Mark Kernighan (2005, 2011), Greg Tomkovich (2006), Ari Minkov (2007, 2010), Ian Mangion (2009) and Bob Sherry (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015).

Friday, March 23, 2018

Kenilworth Ch. - Prize Winners & Crosstable


1st place: LM Mark Kernighan
2nd place: John Moldovan
3rd place: Gilberto Benitez

U1800: Greg Tomkovich
Biggest Upset: Moldovan (as Black) 1/2-1/2 vs. Kernighan in round 5.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Kernighan Wins Club Championship

LM Mark Kernighan won the 27th Kenilworth Championship held January 11th thru February 22nd. It is the 3rd club title in 4 years for Kernighan & his 4th overall.

John Moldovan finished 2nd & the scored the biggest upset.

Gilberto Benitez was 3rd. Greg Tomkovich topped all U1800 players.


Final Standings:

1. Kernighan 6.5
2. Moldovan 5.0
3. Benitez 4.5
= 4-5. Selling, Tomkovich 4.0
= 6-8. Pelican, McAuliffe, McCorkell 3.5
9. Gottlieb 2.5
10. Dovydaitis 2.0
11. Ruales 1.5
12. Abujawdeh 1.0 (withdrawn)

For round by round coverage, including annotated games, visit the Chess Coroner blog.

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Club Championship Starts Next Week

The 27th Kenilworth Club Championship starts next Thursday, January 11th.

Here are the events' details:

January 11 - 27th Annual Kenilworth Chess Club Championship: Round 1, 8:30 p.m.
  • NON-RATED
  • 5 to 7 rounds. 2 sections: Championship & Reserve.
  • The Championship Section will be a 6 to 8 player Round-Robin. Participants will include the top 4-6 rated players entered plus the 2016 & 2017 Kenilworth CC Champions. The 2017 Reserve Section winner may also play in this section, if he so chooses.
  • The Reserve Section will be a Swiss or RR of the same length as the Championship Section.
  • G/75 with 5 second delay time control.
  • Rounds will commence at 8:30 p.m. on January 11, 18 & 25 + February 1 & 8. If 6th & 7th rounds are necessary, they will be played on February 22nd & March 1st.
  • Postponed games from Rounds 1-5 will be made-up on February 15th. Postponed games from rounds 6-7 would be made-up on March 8th.
  • Cost: $10 entry fee + dues + $5 anti-forfeit deposit = $30 for most players.
  • KCC membership is required. Dues for 2018 are $10 for age 17 or less, $10 for those age 65+, $15 for everyone else.
  • Prizes: Trophies to 1st & 2nd in each section. Additional trophies may be awarded if the number of entries warrant doing so.
  • Register with Treasurer Geoff McAuliffe during our 1/4 meeting and or before 8:25 p.m. on 1/11 @ Kenilworth Community Center, 575 Boulevard, Kenilworth, N.J.
  • Late-joins allowed prior to round 2, at the TD's & Club President's discretion. For example: The late-joiner would make an even number of players in a section.
  • The Tournament Committee reserves the right to make changes as are deemed necessary for the good maintenance of the tournament.
LM Mark Kernighan won last year, also in 2008 & 2015. Other past Champions include LM Scott Massey (who has won the title 12x!!), Rene Ray (1996), FM Steve Stoyko (2005, 2006, 2007), IM Yaacov Norowitz (2009), LM Arthur Macaspac (2010, 2012), NM Ken Chieu (2011) and IM Praveen Balakrishnan (2013, 2014) and John Moldovan (2016).

Round by round coverage of the tournament will be posted on the Chess Coroner Blog.


KCC Tournaments & Kenilworth Kibitzer Blogs Closed

The KCC Tournaments blog & Kenilworth Kibitzer, which have been inactive for some time, are officially closed.

They will remain online but links from the club's home page will be removed.