Posts Tagged ‘Fuller Craft Museum


Fuller Craft August G/30 d5 QUAD – 08-13-2017


Fuller Craft Chess Club
Fuller Craft Museum
455 Oak Street
Brockton, MA 02301
  Summer Chess Tournament
at Fuller Craft Museum

Sunday, August 13, 2017

10:45 am-5:00 pm

Calling all chess players! ESPECIALLY NEW PLAYERS!  Join us for an
afternoon of strategy, intellect, and fun
– a Chess Tournament at Fuller Craft
Museum. Beginner, intermediate, and
advanced players are all invited to three
rounds of chess playing officiated by
Tournament Director Nicholas P. Sterling, Ph.D., USCF Tournament Director.

Come simply to observe or play to win! The registration fee (players and observers) is the cost of admission to the Fuller Craft Museum.
10:45 am – 11:45 am Registration
U.S. Chess Federation Membership is NOT
required for registration, but may be required for play

12:00 – 4:00 pm 3 Rounds of Chess.  
Everyone plays all 3 rounds.
PIZZA will be ordered!  We ask for a $10 donation to defray the cost.

A prize will be awarded to the top player
in each section.
Register online or call 508-588-6000.
Pre-registered players should check in by 10:45 am.

Fuller Craft July RATED BLITZ – 07-30-2017

Fuller Craft 2nd RATED BLITZ Chess!!

Sunday, July 30, 2017, 1:00-4:00 PM

Fuller Craft July 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.

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

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

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

Entry Fee: $15 ($12 Museum Members)

  Online Registration:

Questions: TD Nicholas Sterling (


Calling all chess players and enthusiasts! Starting Thursday, July 13, the quarterly chess club at Fuller Craft Museum is FREE FOR RESIDENTS OF BROCKTON. Now every Thursday 4:00 – 8:00 pm, join us for a time of strategy, intellect, and fun at Fuller Craft Museum. The club will combine casual play and rated games conducted by Nicholas P. Sterling, Ph.D., USCF Chess Tournament Director. Also, we will have a beginners table for players who would like to continue building their skills with puzzles, tactics, and full games. Players under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. This club is organized in collaboration with the Massachusetts Chess Association (MACA) and sponsored in part by the Mass Cultural Council.

Come simply to observe or play to win! You can drop in on any given Thursday to play chess for a drop-in fee of $15 ($12 Museum members), or you can join the club for an introductory monthly fee of $40 (4 consecutive weeks); $32 for Museum members. Drop-ins can register in advance or pay at the door.  FREE FOR RESIDENTS OF BROCKTON.

Chess @ Fuller Craft is part of the the artKitchen Café Performance Series, which is funded in part by the following cultural councils: Abington, Attleboro, Bridgewater, Brockton, Duxbury, East Bridgewater, Easton, Foxborough, Hanson, Mansfield, Middleborough, Norton, Pembroke, Plympton, Randolph, Sharon, Stoughton, Westwood, and Whitman. These local agencies support the arts with funding provided by Massachusetts Cultural Council. We are grateful for their support.


Final Standings, Fuller Craft April G/25 d5 – 04-29-2017

Fellow Brockton Chess Players,
Thanks to everyone who came to play in the Fuller Craft April G/30 d5 as part of the Fuller Craft Chess Club series. Due to an advertising glitch on my part, we did not get as many players as we might have, but we did get six and were happy to have them. They got to eat all the pizza and the abundant snacks.
Because we needed to wrap up earlier than normal due to a later scheduled event, we changed the time control to the quicker G/25 d5 instead of the advertised G/30 d5, As a result, we were finished by 3:00 PM!
With only six players, we had just one Section, and here are the winners:
1st Place: Gregor Klimov
2nd Place (tied): Naor Wiesel, William Neminovsky
The dates are not set yet, but we have the following events on tap:
1. Rated Blitz at our Thursday Club
2. Our next weekend QUADs
3. Summer weekend Chess Camp
4. Our Spiegel Cup Series Tournament in the fall
This is a wonderful location for our Chess Club. See you over the board.
Nicholas P. Sterling, Ph.D.
Fuller Craft Chess Club
Tournament Director and Chess Instructor

Final Standings, Fuller Craft April G/25 d5 – 04-29-2017

# Name ID Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Tot Prize
1 Gregory Victor Klimov 14625518 1163 W6 W4 W2 3.0 1st
2 Naor Wiesel 16257736 1064 W3 W5 L1 2.0 2nd – tied
3 William Nemirovsky 13159863 1390 L2 W6 W4 2.0 2nd – tied
4 Justin E Medoff 12663912 1215 W5 L1 L3 1.0
5 Jacob Snell 15597803 832 L4 L2 W6 1.0
6 Boyu Liu 16286727 438 L1 L3 L5 0.0



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

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