October 9, 2017

Westport Chess Club Second Tuesday.

Everyone needs to understand that you should not bring food or drink into the Westport Flea Market!  We pay for the room, but they can still ask us not to come back.  Do not bring food or drink into the Westport Flea Market! So that everyone is crystal clear about this if we find you drinking beverages from a source outside of the Flea Market or eating food from a source outside the Flea Market you will be asked to leave.  Please follow the simple rules.  I do not like having to bring this up. 

We are trying to avoid having issues with the management. Many long term Westport Chess Club players understand it can be very difficult if we have to find a different place to play chess.

October 10, 2017 @ 7 p.m.

G/29 (no delay) Chess Tournament at the Westport Flea Market

If you have a functional CHESS CLOCK, please bring it to the club for the tournament!

Michael Brooks should be playing 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.

Michael Brooks should be playing this Tuesday

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!!

Thank you,
Westport Chess Club Management

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!

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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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