Final Standings, Concord-Carlisle 2nd Annual Scholastic Blitz – 02-11-2017

Fellow Concord-Carlisle Scholastic players,
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A brave dozen of you made your way across snow-covered, windswept, blizzard-struck roads and back-forest paths to the Harvey Wheeler Center in West Concord to compete in our 2nd Annual Blitz. Despite a late start we got done in little more than two hours, and despite a lot turnout we gave away all our Trophies.
Congratulations to the winners:
Over Age 11:
1st Place: Alexander Erlich-Herzog
2nd Place: Daniel Erlich-Herzog
3rd Place: Henry Booth
Age 11 & Under:
1st Place: Daniel Stepanyan
2nd Place: Prakul Saxena
3rd Place: Caden O’Brien
We hope that many of you will join us in Burlington next Saturday (2/18) for the first ever tournament run by Chess Empire Kids. Details are at http://masschess.org/Events/Event_Details.aspx?Event_ID=5718.
Also, our next Concord-Carlisle event, and the final one for the 2016-2017 season of the Concord-Carlisle Club, is on Sunday
Please join us for both these events!
Nicholas P. Sterling, Ph.D.
Concord-Carlisle Chess Club
Tournament Director

Final Standings. Concord-Carlisle 2nd Annual Blitz: 02-11-2017

# Name ID Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Rd 8 Rd 9 Rd 10 Rd 11 Rd 12 Tot Prize
1 Alexander Erlich-herzog 15405595 1126 W6 W6 W4 W4 D3 W3 W5 W5 W7 W7 W8 W8 11.5  1st – Over age 11
2 Daniel Erlich-herzog 15405600 965 W7 W7 D3 D3 W8 W8 D4 D4 W5 W5 W9 W9 10.0  2nd – Over age 11
3 Henry Booth 15854548 1051 W12 W12 D2 D2 D1 L1 W8 W8 W4 W4 D7 W7 9.0  3rd – Over age 11
4 Holden Chalfant 15214147 940 W10 W10 L1 L1 W9 W9 D2 D2 L3 L3 W11 W11 7.0
5 Daniel Stepanyan 15703764 882 D9 D9 D8 D8 W10 W10 L1 L1 L2 L2 W12 W12 6.0 1st – Age 11 & Under
6 Prakul Saxena 15719101 763 L1 L1 D9 D9 D7 D7 L11 L11 W12 W12 W10 W10 6.0  2nd – Age 11 & Under
7 Caden O’Brien 15747220 503 L2 L2 W11 W11 D6 D6 W12 W12 L1 L1 D3 L3 5.5  3rd – Age 11 & Under
8 Sritan Devineni 15586296 812 W11 W11 D5 D5 L2 L2 L3 L3 W10 W10 L1 L1 5.0
9 Naor Wiesel 16257736 unr. D5 D5 D6 D6 L4 L4 D10 D10 D11 W11 L2 L2 4.5
10 Roshni Bhattacharya 16237487 unr. L4 L4 W12 W12 L5 L5 D9 D9 L8 L8 L6 L6 3.0
11 Joshua Lee 16260353 unr. L8 L8 L7 L7 L12 L12 W6 W6 D9 L9 L4 L4 2.5
12 Luca Conigliaro 16215775 646 L3 L3 L10 L10 W11 W11 L7 L7 L6 L6 L5 L5 2.0



Concord-Carlisle Chess Club: Scholastic Blitz Tournament

Scholastic Blitz Chess Tournament

at Harvey Wheeler Community Center,

1276 Main Street, Concord

Saturday, February 11, 2017

10:00 AM-2:30 PM


G/5 d0 (Blitz-Rated); two games per Round

Trophies will be awarded to the top three players; Medals will be awarded to other players with scores of 9 or more points

U.S. Chess Federation Membership: REQUIRED.

Register for USCF Membership online or at chess tournament. Save money and go to: http://www.uschess.org

Door Registration: 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM. Entries after 9:45 AM will receive two 1/2-point byes or be paired if possible. Round 1 starts at 10:00 AM.

Pre-registered should check in by 9:00 AM.

REGISTER ONLINE  (http://masschess.org/Events/Event_Details.aspx?Event_ID=5647)

$15 for pre-registration ($10 for Club Members) by 2/9/17; $20 at the door ($15 for Club Members)


Final Standings, Fuller Craft January G/30 d5 QUAD – 01-29-2017

Fellow Fuller Craft Chess Club players,

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Thanks to everyone who played in a heavy chess competition weekend at the Fuller Craft January Quad. We had several new players, and we had some superb knockouts scored by the two kids Noah Brauner and Alex Mayo (who played in his first USCF-rated tournament this weekend). The winners (shown in the full standings below my signature) were as follows:

QUAD #1: Walter Driscoll

QUAD #2: Noah Brauner

QUAD #3: Alex Mayo

Please join us this Thursday for the Fuller Craft Chess Club’s inaugural Blitz Tournament this Thursday 2/2 4-8 PM. We’ll find out while we’re playing whether the Groundhog saw his shadow.

$200 guaranteed cash prizes! This is the first tournament I have ever directed ANYWHERE with guaranteed cash prizes.

Finally, please mark on your calendar Saturday 4/29/17 for our next G/30 d5 QUAD. We’ll try to get more players and a bigger cash cow for some really neat and cool money prizes.

We’ll see you this Thursday!

Nicholas P. Sterling, Ph.D.

Fuller Craft Chess Club

Final Standings, Fuller Craft January G/30 d5 QUAD: Q1, 01-29-2017

# Name/Rtng/ID Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3
1 Paul Sciaraffa W 4 B 3 W 2
1841 12297410 (1719) 0.0 1.0 1.5
2 Walter A Driscoll III W 3 B 4 B 1
1815 12547513 (1551) 1.0 1.5 2.0
3 James McConville B 2 W 1 – 4
1809 12848589 0.0 0.0 U0.0
4 Nicholas Sterling B 1 W 2 – 3
1751 12454027 (1630) 1.0 1.5 U1.5

Final Standings, Fuller Craft January G/30 d5 QUAD: Q2, 01-29-2017

# Name/Rtng/ID Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3
1 Tyler Meek W 4 B 3 – 2
1426 16013883 (1373) 1.0 1.0 U1.0
2 Ron F Riley W 3 B 4 – 1
1344 11257607 0.0 1.0 U1.0
3 Noah Brauner B 2 W 1 W 4
1124 15304656 (898) 1.0 2.0 3.0
4 Jeffrey William Sheehan Sr B 1 W 2 B 3
916 16139486 (1008) 0.0 0.0 0.0

Final Standings, Fuller Craft January G/30 d5 QUAD: Q3, 01-29-2017

# Name/Rtng/ID Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3
1 Shreesh Nalatwad W 4 B 3 W 2
676 15426675 (662) 1.0 1.0 1.0
2 Hyde Thomas S W 3 B 4 B 1
430 15742773 (399) 0.0 1.0 2.0
3 Alexander Mayo B 2 W 1 W 4
unr. 16260216 1.0 2.0 3.0
4 Siddharth Arora B 1 W 2 B 3
unr. 16254501 0.0 0.0 0.0

Side Game

# Name/Rtng/ID Rd 1
1 Nicholas Sterling B 2
1751 12454027 (1630) 1.0
2 Tyler Meek W 1
1426 16013883 (1373) 0.0

Fuller Craft Chess Club RATED BLITZ – 02-02-2017


Fuller Craft 1st RATED BLITZ Chess!!




Thursday, February 2, 2017, 4:00-8:00 PM

Fuller Craft February RATED BLITZ

Format: 7SS Swiss, G/4 d2



Everyone plays all 7 rounds

One 1/2-point bye available in any round but the last, but must notify organizer in advance.

$200 in cash prizes GUARANTEED


U.S. Chess Federation Membership: REQUIRED FOR MEMBER SECTION.

Register for USCF Membership online or at tournament. Save money and go to: www.uschess.org


Door Registration: 4:00-4:45 PM. Entries after 4:45 PM will receive one 1/2-point bye or be paired if possible. Round 1 starts at 5:00 PM. Pre-registered should check in by 4:00 PM.


Entry Fee: $15 for non Fuller Craft Chess Club Members;

free for monthly Fuller Craft Chess Club Members (Club Membership: $40/month)


   Online Registration: http://masschess.org/Events/Event_Details.aspx?Event_ID=5737

Questions: TD Nicholas Sterling (nicholas@xenophon98.com)




Defying Expectations, Chess Master Susan Polgar, 02-01-2017

Defying Expectations:
Chess Grandmaster Susan Polgar Wednesday, Feb. 1, 4:00 p.m. Sherman Function Hall Chess is one of the world’s oldest games and is played in almost every culture, but it remains incredibly gender exclusive. Join us as we host Grandmaster Susan Polgar, one of the strongest chess players of the past 50 years. Susan will speak about her experience as a woman winning her way to the top of a male-dominated game, and about her educational efforts with young girls. Olympic and World chess champion First woman to earn Grandmaster title 5 lucky audience members will play a game against her; a can’t-miss opportunity!

Sponsored by Brandeis Chess Club, Hadassah-Brandeis Institute, & The Department of Sociology


NE Movement Arts – Beginner Chess Workshop


February 22-24, 2017, 9 AM-12:30 PM

The practice of chess has been scientifically proven to enhance critical thinking and logic skills in students of all ages. A beginner’s chess workshop will provide individuals with the opportunity to develop their mental stamina, enhance their cognitive reasoning, and learn practical life skills. The practice of chess can help students grow mentally, which in turn can help them grow physically.

Instructor Lawyer Times is a life national master, a champion of over 200 USCF tournaments, and a coach with over 20 years of experience. He will teach the skills of chess in a fun, team-oriented environment that positively reinforces responsibility, accountability, respect, integrity, and sportsmanship. Children ages 5 – 15 are invited to join us.


3 HALF-DAY workshop: 2/22 – 2/24
Time: 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Cost: $150

In our February program, we will examine many essential elements of chess. We will cover the history of the game, dissect key opening and endgame strategies, and participate in a mini in-house tournament. Students will also work together in groups, learning to solve basic chess problems and to relate chess strategies to real-life decision making.



The 1st Sharon Scholastic Chess Tournament


The 1st Sharon Scholastic Chess Tournament

January 29 @ 9:00 am1:00 pm

The Sharon Scholastic Tournament is a scholastic chess tournament for children in grades K-12. Trophies will be awarded to the top players in each section which will be divided by age group. Join us for the fun and competition!

Southeast New England Chess Association Register Button

FORMAT:  4SS, G/30 One USCF rated sections and three unrated sections:


-AGE 10 and UNDER

-AGE 14 and UNDER


Students of any age may play (up to grade 12) with active USCF membership.

For more information about USCF membership go to www.uschess.org or call 800-903-8723.

Trophies will be awarded to the top three players in each section.

Sections may be combined and OPEN section may not qualify for rating if the section does not meet requirements of the USCF.  This is a 4 round tournament but a small section may have to play 3.  Full point byes may apply in odd-numbered sections and ½ point byes are available in any round pending early notification to the tournament director.  Please bring chess clock if you own one.

DOOR REGISTRATION: At the door $20 entry fee. 9:00-9:45 AM. Round 1 starts at 10:00 AM. Others on completion of each round. Pre-registered players should confirm no later than 9:45AM.  Age 10 and 14 & Under will finish around 12:30, Open section around 1:30.

ADVANCE REGISTRATION: Online entry fee $15.  Scholarships available if needed on a case by case basis. Southeast New England Chess Association is a non-profit organization.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION contact Bob Salvas at (401) 359-1602 or email: monasterychess@gmail.com.

Striar Hebrew Academy

100 Ames St

Sharon MA 02067


January 29
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
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Striar Hebrew Academy
100 Ames St
Sharon, MA 02067 United States
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