Lyons, Alan Mullins,
Jason Mytrysak, Ervon
Nichols, Joe Rafferty, Claude Rainford,
Gained Since 0315
If a violation of a rule
of chess occurs during your game, immediately stop the
clocks and "quietly" report
it to the Director who
will address the issue. TD
CCC Cell Phone
Unless approved by
the Director, after 7:30pm, the use of a cell
phone in the playing area is strictly
prohibited. First offense subtracts 10 minutes
from violators clock; second offense may result
in forfeiture of game.
Control For McAlister's All
Sections: G75 The player with the Black
pieces chooses whether to use "5 second
time delay." 15G.
Ownership of Scoresheets "...scoresheets...property
of the sponsoring organizer(s)"
Stipulations "The Director may
require that clocks face a certain direction
or that Black sit on a
particular side of the table..."
Apr 15 - May 13 McAlister's
X 5-SS, G75, D5 or no
(Black decides upon 5 second delay)
In 4 Sections: Top, "B",
"C", Lower Top Section $50.
FREE Entry other Sections.
(Must have 4
points with no Byes) EF: $5 per Rd (Nons
$8.) Round @ 7:30 pm
asked, " What have you gained from meditation? He
replied, "Nothing! However, let me tell you what I
have lost: anger, anxiety, depression, insecurity,
fear of old age and death..." Buddha
people are not laughing at your goals, then
you have not set them high enough!" Anon
"The breakfast of champions is not cereal,
it is the opposition!"
don't give 'em hell; I just tell the truth,
and they think it's hell!"
"Evil will previal
when good men stand silent"
"You don't stop playing
when you get old; you get old when you stop
Here is the only
truth: "We are the pawns of the mysterious
game of chess played by God, who moves
us, stops us, shifts us ahead,
and soon picks us up one after the other and
gathers us in the same box of Nothing."
Omar Khayyam 1040 ad
"Chess grips its
exponent, shackling the mind and brain so that
the inner freedom and independence of even the
strongest character cannot remain unaffected."
"Imagination does not
breed insanity. Exactly what does breed insanity
is reason. Poets do not go mad; but
chess-players do". —Chesterton, The
character" James Lane Allen
chess playing of a master ties him to the game,
fetters his mind and shapes it to a certain
extent so that his internal freedom and ease, no
matter how strong he is, must inevitably be
"One bad move nullifies
40 good moves." Horowitz
"The older I grow, the
more I value my pawns." Keres
"Morphy was probably
the greatest genius of them all." Fischer
"I thinks it's almost
that the game of chess is a draw
"There is never
in chess; save for one's consideration for the exception!"
NM Leland Fuerstman
reasonable man adapts himself to the conditions
that surround him... The unreasonable man adapts
surrounding conditions to himself... All progress
depends on the unreasonable man."
George Bernard Shaw
"The golden opportunity
you are seeking is in yourself. It is not in
your environment; it is not in luck or chance, or
the help of others;
it is in yourself alone."
Orison Swett Marden
don't believe in superstition... It's bad luck!? Groucho Marx
"What's the use of
It can't buy you money?!"
about avoiding temptation... as you grow older,
it will avoid you!" Winston Churchill
"A sure way to lose
something you really want, is to desire it too
"Love can not be found
where love does not exist; and love is never
hidden where love really is" anonymous
"If you have enemies;
good. That means you stood up for something
during your life..."
“The more you play, the
more beauty you are able to see.”
"The side which stays
within it's fortification is beaten"
"Great spirits have often
encountered violent opposition
from weak minds."
"I know not with what
weapons World War III will be fought, but World
War IV will be fought with sticks and stones."
"Not everything that counts
can be counted, and not everything that can be
"The belly, when not
restrained, destroys the virtue of the
soul." Pope Gregory the Great
Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, Earth to
everyone out there in cyberia, and
welcome to the Charlotte Chess Club
website. On this page, which is
continuously updated, we will report a
weekly synopsis of the previous meeting
to include current standings, annotated
games, Sinanovic's Puzzle and other
interesting anecdotes for your reading,
viewing, and listening pleasure. We
welcome your contributions and comments. This Website is
provided by NM Leland Fuerstman, Editor email@example.com
Scroll down for Weekly "News & Views"
Chess Club is the premier
"adult" chess club in the southeast. The CCC
is open to players of every race, color, creed,
national origin, gender, religion, political
affiliation or galaxy! As a CCC member,
you are expected to treat your fellow members
equally, with dignity and respect regardless
of skill level or experience.In accordance with
the standards of good sportsmanship, all members
are asked to shake hands before and after
each game! If during play, a possible rules
violation occurs, you must first, stop your
clock and report the situation to the Tournament
Director. (A loud verbal confrontation over the
rules is a distraction to everyone) The TD will
make the necessary ruling. If a noise
distraction occurs, you may stop your clock,
turn to the "minor noise violators" and silently place your finger
over your lips! After the "talkers"
acknowledge your complaint, you resume your
game. All postmortem analysis must be moved to
an area away from games which are still in
progress. Anyone who violates these rules will
receive 10 lashes with a wet noodle... Have
The Charlotte Chess Club,
an Independent Affiliate
of the USCF
meets each Wednesday evening at 6:30pm
(or as early as 5:30 for some!) at the McALISTER'S
Park Rd. Charlotte, NC 28209 (East
on Woodlawn Rd, right on Park Rd. 2blks on L
at Seneca Pl)Primarily an "adult"
club, the CCC
conducts a perpetual 5 round
tournament with one round
being played each Wednesday
evening at 7:30
pm sharp!The time
control is G75
- Entry fee is $5.
for non-members) Top
FREE Entry for
other Section winners. -
must have 4
points with no byes). The Annual
club membership fee is $25.
Current members receive $5 discount.
Non-members who pay a $25 EF to
participate in CCC Saturday events
credit toward membership for each
event entered!) The
a private area with padded
chairs and a lamp over each table!
players per table!! "Wi-Fi,"
great menu and prices, direct parking for 100
cars! and very friendly crew! --- (Management
requests that you purchase your
meal at McAlister's
Deli) --- Join
us to participate in casual play as well as
rated games. If you are not playing in the
tournament, your first visit is FREE!
Non-members, who have visited more than once,
and play off-hand games are required to pay $3. The CCC
occasionally sponsors a bi-monthly 3 rd. Swiss and
other special tournaments. For schedule see"Upcoming
order to compete in "Tournament
Competition" and join
the CCC orUSCF simply
show up at the site! (Current
Crosstable) Note: Non-members
will be preempted by
Members who arrive before7:30pm!
If you're running late, call or text
and we'll work you in! ******************************* Contact
of "Weekly Tournament Competition" The
CCC conducts a perpetual 5 round
tournament with one round being played
each Wednesday evening at 7:30 pm. sharp!
The time control is G75 - All
players who compete in tournament
competition are required to be members of
States Chess Federation.
Regardless of which round(s) one
chooses to enter, a player only gets credit
for the game(s) he actually plays. There is
penalty for not showing up; it is
simply counted as an unplayed game. -
If you're running late, call me at
704-965-8931 and I'll pair you! McAlister's
stays open til
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Kudos to 14
year old NM Emmanuel
who finished clear 1st
Place in the Top Sec
Congratulations to Michael
who finished clear 1st
Place in the Top
Section of McAlister's
IX with 4-1
and collected $50.
Honorable Mention to Dave
who finished clear 1st
Place in the "B"
Section of McAIX with
and gained 108
******************************************* Mytrysak - Trott ******************************************* Little
Joe Little's Trophy!
News & Views 4-16-15 Fuerstman,
Kliber Lead Top; Cashell "B"; Singleton "C";
4 Lower Section of McAlister's X Charlotte, NC 4-15-15:A
predictably light turnout of 21 of the most
competent calculators in the city
converged upon this think tank more
commonly known as McAlister's
Deliin order to
participate in McAlister's X.
In the Top Section, the
pride of Mental Hill, ex-Member
of the NCCA Hall of Fame, NM
Leland "Ennui" Fuerstman(2027)
played the White side of a weird Winauer
Dave"Dawuud" Richards (1779) who
defended to the hilt (See Game
1484) but ultimately
succumbed to a mating attack
and soon to be Expert
won a Pawn in an
ECB middle game and
promptly traded Queens
with Derek Smith (1777)
to notch the point each with
In the "B" Section George
grabbed a couple of Pawns
and ultimately defeatedPaul
"Survivalist" Lucas (1825)
for the first time! (See
Game 1486) to
lead with 1-0.
In addition, Carl
split the point with "Lord"
In the Lower
promptly dispatched of Jim
while Addison Shonts (977)
outplayed Michael "Tiger"
took down Rich "Alert" Trela
each leading with 1-0.
In addition, "Texas" Bill
order to observe all results see "Current
will meet on Wednesday,
Apr 22, 2015 at
McAlister's Deli, 4805
Park Rd. Round
begins at 7:30 sharp!
So, get there early and
enjoy a wonderful
meal or dine while
you play! Long
live the CCC!
4-4-15: A grand total
of the most loyal members of the CCC
royal guard gathered at this
excellent chess venue more
commonly known as McAlister's
Deli in order to participate in
Cookie III. In the CarlsenSection, 15
year old NM Daniel Cremisi(2229)
dispatched of Paul "Survivalist" Lucas
in Rd:1, Lorenzo Carter (1915)
in Rd:2 and Kireet Panuganti (1983)
in the final round to finish clear 1st
Place with 3-0
and pocket $100.
Clear 2nd Place was 14
year old NM Emmanuel Carter(2227)
who scored 2.5-.5
and won $50.
In the Nakamura Section,
new CCC member Philip
"Julian" Billings (1719)
from Elkin, defeated new CCC
member Dr. David Mann (1150)
in Rd:1, Carl "Marx" McKern (1646)
in Rd:2 and Ritvik Bodducherla
in the final round to
finish clear 1st Place
and take home $100.
Clear 2nd Place with 2.5-.5
was Sam "Spoiler" Fuerstman(1458)
who defeated Butler in
the final round (See Game
1477) and won $50.
In order to observe all results see (Crosstable).
An enjoyable time was had by all. Fuerstman