March 27, 2017

WCC Monthly G/10 Chess Tournament

Tomorrow, March 28, 2017 @ 7:30 p.m. (Arrive by 7:00 p.m. please).

You are cordially invited to come out of hibernation, and join the Westport Chess Club at our monthly G/10 Chess Tournament!

Every last Tuesday of the month, our club hosts a rated Game-10 chess tournament in the Swiss format. However, you do NOT have to be a member of the USCF to participate. You will play four ten-minute games. The entry fee is $5. A win will net you $2.50, and a draw will get you $1.25.

This fast, but hopefully never furious tournament, is always lots of fun. Lower rated players have a chance to pounce on a blunder or two, and maybe even pop an opening surprise on a more experienced player. The clock can be a great equalizer in short time controls. Or not! 📚 But why not book-up on some actual openings, and give it a shot! (Yes, middlegames and endgames are also important, but you sometimes have to get to those stages, by NOT ruining your game in the first few moves. I think Ray may have said that once or twice).

<PLEASE don't drink and drive>🚑 😱 Remember, in addition to cheap Flea Market Chess Night food specials, they also serve coffee, and other non-alcoholic beverages as well. Mention the chess club when you order for your discount!

There are always other players available for non-tournament, casual play, so feel free to come to the club, even if you do not wish to play in the tournament. Registration begins at 6:45.

As always, we only LOOK expensive! The chess club nightly attendance fee is $2 for adults, and $1 for students, and feel free to attend as our guest, if this is your first visit to the club.

BRING YOUR CHESS CLOCK! 🕦🕦 ... if you have a functional chess clock, then please bring it along. If not, then no worries! There will still be enough clocks for the tournament.

We hope to see YOU at the Flea!

http://westportfleamarket.com/
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March 13, 2017

Tournament Reminder

Tomorrow, March 14, 2017 @ 7 p.m. (Arrive by 6:45 please)

Come Join the Westport Chess Club for a
G/29 Chess Tournament, With IM Michael Brooks!

Every 2nd-Tuesday of the month, our club hosts a rated Game-29 round-robin chess tournament. You have to be a member of the USCF to participate. Each player will have 29 minutes to make their moves. You will play 3 rounds in a round-robin system, and there will be 4 players per section. Sections will be created according to your USCF quick rating (You will only play people near your current rating.) The entry fee is $5, and the winner of each section will win $15. Since this is G/29, only your quick rating will be affected.

IF you have a functional CHESS CLOCK, please bring it to the club for the tournament! 🕦🕦 If not, then no worries. There always seem to be enough to go around, thanks to those who consistently bring one to the club.

Registration begins at 6:30. Please try to arrive by 6:45 to help our Tournament Director get the pairings done in a timely manner

We hope to see you at the Westport Flea Market!!

🍔🍺 Please don't drink and drive!

http://westportfleamarket.com/

There are always other players available for non-tournament, casual play, so feel free to come to the club, even if you do not plan to play in the tournament.

February 28, 2017

Reminder: TONIGHT! G/10 Chess Tournament Stress Relief!!

Tonight, February 28, 2017 @ 7:30 p.m. (Arrive by 7:00 p.m. please).

G/10 Chess Tournament! MUCH less stressful than 5 minute, 3 minute, bullet games.

Every last Tuesday of the month, our club hosts a rated Game-10 chess tournament in the Swiss format. However, you do NOT have to be a member of the USCF to participate. You will play four ten-minute games. The entry fee is $5. A win will net you $2.50, and a draw will get you $1.25.

🏆No trophies, but hey, we are not that kind of a club. The only trophies I ever see, strangely enough, somehow actually resemble plastic beer pitchers.

<PLEASE don't drink and drive>🚑 😱 Remember, in addition to cheap Flea Market Chess Night food offerings, they also serve coffee, and other non-alcoholic beverages, as well.

There are always other players available for non-tournament, casual play, so feel free to come to the club, even if you do not wish to play in the tournament. Registration begins at 6:45.

BRING YOUR CHESS CLOCK! 🕦🕦 ... if you have a functional chess clock, then please bring it along. If not, then no worries! There will still be enough clocks for the tournament.

We hope to see YOU at the Flea!

http://westportfleamarket.com/
🍔🍟

February 12, 2017

NO tournament on Valentine's Day, This Tuesday, February 14, 2017

There will be NO G/29 Tournament this month, as this Tuesday, as you are most certainly aware, is Valentine's Day!

Several of us have made our usual tasteless jokes in the past couple of weeks, on a theme of "who takes their date to a chess brawl in a bar, on Valentine's Day?" Well, who knows, but ...

... NEVERTHELESS, boards and pieces, and a number of chess players, will make their usual appearance at the Westport Flea Market this Tuesday. This will be another night of casual games, fun and frolic, for those who chose to attend. 💙🍺 (And once again, with boring, yet serious, regularity: Please don't drink and drive)

Our next scheduled tournament will be held on Tuesday, February 28, 2017, our monthly G/10 event.

http://www.westportchessclub.org/contact.htm

http://westportfleamarket.com/ 🍔🍔

February 7, 2017

Reminder: Casual Chess Night at the Westport Flea Market

Tonight, February 7, 2017, is a non-tournament chess night with the Westport Chess Club.

When? Where?

http://www.westportchessclub.org/contact.htm

A great opportunity to take a break from the insanity of it all!

IT ONLY LOOKS EXPENSIVE!

For only two dollars, or one dollar if you are a student, you can support the Westport Chess Club, and have a great time, without worrying about being in time trouble! 🕚🕦


http://westportfleamarket.com/ 🍔🍔


Tournaments have been VERY well attended lately. Our next tournament will be on Tuesday, February 14, 2017, our monthly G/29.


We hope to see YOU at the Flea!


<PLEASE don't drink and drive>🚑 😱