Wednesday, December 12, 2018

NEW VENUE AND TIME FOR UNION COUNTY FINALE

NEW VENUE AND TIME FOR UNION COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP FINALE

Thursday 12/13 at 7:30 p.m.

Chess Mates Academy 
75 East Cherry St.
Suite 11
Rahway, NJ 07065


You can park in The Waiting Room's lot across the street. 


There will be no chess at the Kenilworth Recreation Center again this week, due to continued construction.

The center's availability for Thursday, December 20 will be known by Tuesday, the 18th.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

TOMORROW'S MEETING CANCELED

TOMORROW'S KENILWORTH CHESS CLUB MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELED!

THE REC CENTER WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE DUE TO CONSTRUCTION & SAFETY CONCERNS.

The December 13th meeting will be canceled or moved to a different venue or day.


Revised Kenilworth Chess Club Schedule for December & Early January:

December 6 - Meeting canceled. 4th Round of Union County Championship postponed. Make-up date & venue TBA.
December 13 - To be announced. A substitute venue is being sought. If that attempt fails, the meeting will be canceled.
December 20 - Annual Business Meeting & Holiday Party
December 27 - To be announced.
January 3 - To be announced.
January 10 - LM Scott Massey's lecture on the Magnus Carlsen-Fabiano Caruana match. Admission: $5.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

TOMORROW'S MEETING CANCELED!

TOMORROW'S KENILWORTH CHESS CLUB MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELED!

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 1 to 9 p.m. 3.3 inches of snow are expected in Kenilworth.

ROUND 3 OF THE UNION COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP HAS BEEN RE-SCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER 29TH.

Round 4 has been re-scheduled for December 6th.

The club's business meeting has been re-scheduled for December 20th.

Friday, July 20, 2018

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).