Saturday, January 6, 2018

KCC Tournaments & Kenilworth Kibitzer Blogs Closed

The KCC Tournaments blog & Kenilworth Kibitzer, which have been inactive for some time, are officially closed.

They will remain online but links from the club's home page will be removed.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Tonight's Meeting Canceled

Tonight's Kenilworth CC meeting has been canceled, due to an impending winter storm.
The 5th round of the Club Championship will be played next week (February 16th).

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Moldovan Wins Club Championship


John Moldovan is the 2016 Kenilworth Chess Club Champion, on tiebreaks over Life Master Mark Kernighan.

John is just the 2nd non-Master to win the title in the club's 34-year history.

Geoff McAuliffe was 3rd.

Joe Renna won the Reserve Section.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Club Championship Starts Tonight!

A reminder: The 25th annual Kenilworth Chess Club Championship starts tonight.

Here are the tournament details:

  • 5-RR.
  • 2 sections: Championship & Reserve
  • G/75 with 5 second delay time control.
  • Rounds will commence at 8:30 p.m. on March 17, 24 & 31 + April 14 & 21.
  • Postponed games from Rounds 1-3 will be made-up on April 7th. Postponed games from rounds 4-5 or 4-7 will be made-up on April 28th.
  • Cost: $10 entry fee + dues + $5 anti-forfeit deposit = $35 for most players.
  • KCC membership is required. Dues for 2016 are $10 for age 17 or less, $10 for those age 65+, $20 for everyone else.
  • Prizes: Trophies to winners of each section. Other trophies (based on the number of participants) to be awarded.
  • Register with Treasurer Geoff McAuliffe during our 3/3 and 3/10 meetings or before 8:25 p.m. on 3/17 @ Kenilworth Community Center, 575 Boulevard, Kenilworth, N.J.
  • The Tournament Committee reserves the right to make changes as are deemed necessary for the good maintenance of the tournament.
Past Champions include LM Scott Massey (who has won the title 12x), Rene Ray (1996), FM Steve Stoyko (2005-2007), LM Mark Kernighan (2008, 2015), IM Yaacov Norowitz (2009), LM Arthur Macaspac (2010, 2012), NM Ken Chieu (2011) and FM Praveen Balakrishnan (2013, 2014).
9 players took part in last year's event.

Round by round coverage of the tournament will be posted on the KCC Tournaments blog and/or the Chess Coroner blog.
For stories of past championships, see the 2005 Club Championship website, 2006 Championship website, the Chess Coroner blog and the KCC Tournaments blog.

Post updated 3/25/2016 @ 2:32 p.m.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Leon Hrebinka Memorial Swiss Starts February 4th

Leon Hrebinka Memorial Swiss
February 4-25, 2016
  • USCF-rated!
  • 4-round Swiss.
  • Time Control: G/55+5 second increment.
  • Site: Kenilworth Community Center, 575 Boulevard, Kenilworth, N.J. 07033
  • 1 game per week.
  • Rounds to start at 8:30 p.m. on February 4, 11, 18 & 25.
  • Please register with Geoff McAuliffe or John Moldovan during our January meetings or before 8:25 p.m. on February 4th.
  • 1 half-point bye per player allowed. Must commit before the end of round 2.
  • Late-joins accepted until round 2 is paired.
  • Entry fee: $5.
  • Prize fund: 100% of EF minus rating fee.
  • Number of prizes (b/10 entries): 3. More players = more prizes.
  • Projected prizes (b/10 entries): $20 1st, $15 2nd, $10 U1800.
  • Players must have a valid USCF membership that is active through to the final date of the tournament.
  • The Tournament Committee reserves the right to make changes as are deemed necessary for the good maintenance of the tournament as allowed by USCF rules.
  • A non-rated section will be added if we get at least 4 players requesting one.

Photo credit: Joe Renna

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Happy Holidays

The Kenilworth Chess Club wishes its members and friends the happiest of holidays.

We will be closed on Christmas Eve & New Year's Eve.

Our next meeting will be on Thursday, January 7, 2016.

Our 1st tournament in 2016 will be the Leon Hrebinka Memorial Swiss, which is scheduled to begin February 4th.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Kenilworth Fall Swiss (Starts October 29)

Kenilworth Fall Swiss
October 29-November 19

Format: 4-SS
Time Control: Black's choice of G/60, G/50 + 5 second delay or G/30 + 20 second delay.
Site: Kenilworth Community Center
Address: 575 Kenilworth Blvd., Kenilworth, NJ 07033
Register: 8:00-8:15 p.m. on October 29th.
Rounds: 8:20 p.m. on October 29, November 5, 12, 19
Entry fee: KCC members $1, Non-members $2.
Prizes: 1st place 60% of EF, 2nd place 40% of EF.
Byes: One 0.75 point bye is available for any round but you must request it at least 72 hours in advance.

For more information, contact Bob Sherry.

This event is not USCF-rated.