August 14, 2017

CASUAL CHESS NIGHT @ the WESTPORT FLEA MARKET

Tomorrow, Aug 15, 2017, is a non-tournament chess night with the Westport Chess Club.

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!

Lecture with display board.  We will go over a Karpov game.  Watch the sparks fly as Anatoly Karpov sacrifices!   

We hope to see you at the Flea!

Chess Staff.  

July 31, 2017

1st of August G/70 at the Westport Flea Market

Tuesday Westport Chess Club:  1st Tuesday of the month 

When I get original I fumble!  
When I follow the main lines, I get positions I have no earthly Idea what to do with!

So why not play in a USCF rated G70 tournament Tuesday July 1, 2017?
You might have time to figure out what to do with that position.  
No, prize money.   
Entry fee is a huge 50 cents the tournament.  
Please bring quarters or half dollars!
Bring clocks, please!
Be at the Flee Market by 6:45 pm to get registered.  
Round should start by 7:00 pm.
Tournament director must go to work following the tournament and will not wait around! 
Tournament will be rated within two weeks. 
Please bring your USCF ID #
If you know your long rating please have that handy as well.

Door fee is $2.00 for adults, $1.00 for students!

Casual play option is available.  
We ask since it is a tournament night that you keep the banter to a low level.

Please do not drink and drive.  

July 25, 2017

WCC Monthly G/10 Chess Tournament

Today, July 25, 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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July 18, 2017

CASUAL CHESS NIGHT @ the WESTPORT FLEA MARKET

Tonight, July 18, 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, July 25, 2017, our monthly G/10.


We hope to see YOU at the Flea!

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July 9, 2017

G/29 Tournament Announcement, and a Farewell Note to All

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 @ 7 p.m.
Arrive by 6:45 please! (this helps keep Ray and Dave sane)
Monthly G/29 Chess Tournament
With International Master Michael Brooks

{Oh, and it is time to officially say farewell, as I have moved away from the Kansas City area. It has been fun sending out tournament reminders, but since my partner and I have moved away, it just makes sense for someone else to nag you to come to the club, and forget about all of your other troubles for a few hours each week! I certainly regret that I was unable to attend more chess nights in recent years, but always hoped that life would calm down sufficiently to make that a reality. This is a really great group of humans, and I wish you all the best for now, and in the future! Cheers to all of you! -- Richard Franklin, sending low-key, semi-literate, low-tech reminders, since September 2012; and now it is someone else's turn!}
Now, on with the reminder to ditch all boring routines and drudgery, and show up at the Westport Flea Market this Tuesday!


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!!
http://westportfleamarket.com/

🍔🍺 Please don't drink and drive!
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.

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