"Current Roster"
Apr 2013 Supplement
Name, City, Image, E-mail, rating,
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- The CCC has 73 currently paid members -
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  Bernard Baker, Fred Vees, Steve Gilbert, Mark Sturman

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Ervon Nichols
Troy Fletcher
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Michael Kliber
Sulia Mason
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Unless approved by the Director, after 7:45pm, 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.
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Time Control For Skyland
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The player with the Black pieces chooses whether to use "5 second time delay."

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Wil Mahan 2138
Daniel Cremisi 2088
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Patrick McCartney 2051
Nikita Panasenko 2043
NM Leland Fuerstman 2041
Sulia Mason 2038
Keith Eubanks 2021
Ade Ogunmefun 2016
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Bill Connell 1904
Daryl Gordon 1876
M. Dean Hart
Bernard Baker 1813
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- Charlotte, North Carolina, USA * Founded In 1981 -
Today is Chessday, Apr 16, 2014
This Site had 65 unique visitors yesterday!

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 * Pealer Leads Top Section of Skyland 53 with 3.5-.5 * CCC Now on Facebook! *

The Charlotte Chess Club has 73 currently paid members!
windyWelcome to the CCCwindy
 Greetings from 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
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Still No Report For Simpson Memorial?
The Charlotte Chess Club is open to players of every race, color, creed, national origin, age, gender, religion, political affiliation or galaxy! Regardless of skill level or experience, each member is treated equally with dignity and respect. LF
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

Skyland Family Restaurant,
4544 South Blvd. Charlotte, NC 28209
(Just past Woodlawn Rd towards town on L)
Primarily an "adult" club, the CCC conducts a perpetual 5 round tournament with one round being played each Wednesday evening at 7:45pm sharp! The time control is G90 -  Entry fee is $4. ($6 for non-members) In 4 Sections: Top, "B", "C", Lower. (Current Crosstable) All sections win Free Entry into next event. (Winners must have 4 points with no byes). The Annual club membership fee is $25. Current members receive $5 discount. (Note: Non-members who pay a $25 EF to participate in CCC Saturday events receive $5 credit toward membership for each event entered!) The venue is "open 24 hours" and guarantees a private area with plenty of tables, good lighting, "Wi-Fi," great food, TV with the sound turned off, close parking, friendly management and our own personal waitress, Cindy! (The Management requests that you purchase your meal at Skyland) Join us to participate in casual play as well as USCF 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 $2. The CCC occasionally sponsors a bi-monthly 3 rd. Swiss and other special tournaments. For schedule see "Upcoming Events"  In order to compete in "Tournament Competition" and join the CCC or USCF simply show up at the site! Note: Non-members will be preempted by Members who arrive before 7:45pm!
Explanation of "Weekly Tournament Competition"
The CCC conducts a perpetual 5 round tournament with one round being played each Wednesday evening at 7:45 pm. sharp! The time control is G90 - All players who compete in tournament competition are required to be members of the United 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 no 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!  Skyland stays open 24 hours!
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It is my understanding that 4 members of Team Columbia including 1 Master and 2 Experts will challenge the CCC this evening! Pairings may be altered accordingly...
According to the USCF Top 100 List, the highest rated "Senior" in North Carolina is
NM Leland "Ennui" Fuerstman (2041)
Congratulations to Expert Sulia "Brick" Mason (2038) who gained 61 points in Tuesday Action I
Honorable Mention to Sam Fuerstman (1448) who gained 138 rating points at the Marshall Chess Club in NYC!

"I find myself feeling better on Wednesdays. I believe it is because I enjoy going to the Skyland Restaurant to have a good time playing chess and eating great food! I just felt like saying that." Thanks. Mikey T
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Sinanovic's Puzzle of the Week
White Mates in 3!!
Wednesday Night Speed Chess!!
Each week, after the tournament game, NM Shawn Pealer conducts a rated 5 minute speed chess tournament. Play as few or as many games as you wish! Skyland stays open 24 hours! - 
" Wednesday's Results"
> Note: The time control for all Sections is now G90 <
( Black pieces decide whether or not to use "Time Delay")
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Pealer Leads Top; Richards "B"; Little "C"; Pedigo Lower Section of Skyland 53
Charlotte, NC 4-9-14:  Another good turnout of 26 of the most competent calculators in the county converged upon this mental jousting arena more commonly know as the Skyland Family Restaurant in order to participate in Rd:4 of Skyland 53. (CCC members got very comfortable sitting in full size tables and chairs while being catered to by our own personal waitress, Cindy. Most enjoyed a generously portioned home style meal for a ridiculously low price ($6.95!) drank hot coffee and other beverages, analyzed on our demo board and monitored the giant flat screen TV with the sound turned off; Skyland stays open 24 hours!) In the Top Section, the CCC's #2 player, NM Shawn "P Diddy" Pealer (2176) defended aggressively against the hybrid "e" Pawn attack of the pride of Mint Hill, Ex-member of the NCCA Hall of Fame, NM Leland "Ennui" Fuerstman (2055) and patiently waited for a blunder which came on move 18 ("What was I thinking??...") (See Game 1290) to lead with 3.5-.5. Meanwhile, NM Pat "Kahn" Sciacca (2144) conducted a winning attack against Expert Patrick "Flanker" McCartney (2059) (See Game 1291) while Expert Michael "Bolton" Kliber (2054) acheived a strong middle game position and ultimately clobbered M. Dean Hart (1837). In the "B" Section, Dave "Dawuud" Richards (1634) outplayed Spencer "Jazzman" Singleton (1608) to lead with 3-1. In addition, Paul "Survivalist" Lucas (1744) hung tough against a stubborn Allen "Moon" Mullins (1701) while Ervon "Wooden" Nichols (1646) defeated Jason "1st Amendment" Mytrysak (1437). In the "C" Section, "Little" Joe Little (1538) is on a roll again this time handling Carl McKern (1580) to lead with 3.5-.5. In addition, "Smokin" Corey Frazier (1511) welcomed renewing member Dyrus Wuor (1340) back to CCC competition. In the Lower Section, FSC graduate Debs Pedigo (1179) upset CCC Player of the Year Mikey "Fox" Trott (1373) to lead with 4-0! Meanwhile, Sam Kumar (1355) handled Eric "Truth" Hartung (1362),  Francois Gros (892) upset Rich "Alert" Trela (1040) and Joe Rafferty (Unr) defeated George "Ty" Cobb (977). In order to observe all results see "Current Crosstable." McCartney assisted. The facility was great and everybody was happy! We hope more players will join us to dine, socialize and play one rated game of chess at 7:45pm sharp! Everyone is welcome. Long live the CCC!
Eubanks, Chandler =1st-2nd in Carlsen  Section; Mytrysak Clear 1st in Aronian Section of Knights Templar VIII
Charlotte, NC 3-29-14:  A predictably light turnout of 18 of the most loyal members of the CCC royal guard congregated in our private room (with a view) on the 7th floor of the Dowd YMCA in order to participate in Knights Templar VIII. In the Carlsen Section, Team Columbia's Keith "Chucky" Eubanks (1997) requested and was granted a half point bye in Rd:1, took down Julian Billings (1455) in Rd:2 and defeated Tony "Tiger" Cato (1621) who Drew NM LF in Rd:2 (See Game 1285) in the final round to share the Title with 15 year old Cameron Chandler (1899) who dispatched of Spencer "Jazzman" Singleton (1608) in Rd:1, Ishaan Maitra (1789) in Rd:2 and earned a nifty Draw (See Game 1284) in the final round against NM LF (2055) who was quickly running of time each with 2.5-.5 winning $75. In the Aronian Section, Jason "1st Amendment" Mytrysak (1427) took a half point Bye in Rd:1, outplayed Mikey "Fox" Trott (1411) in Rd:2 and defeated Sam Kumar (1350) in the final round to capture clear 1st Place and pocket $70. Equal 2nd-4th were Sam Kumar, Jens Koeplinger and Rich Trela each with 2-1 winning $12. In order to observe all results, see "Crosstable." An enjoyable time was had by all. Tony Cato assisted. Next Knights Templar May 3. See you there! LF  
Charlotte Spring Scholastics Enjoys Good Turnout; And, Many Smiles!!
by NM Shawn Pealer
Charlotte, NC 4-3-14:
I am writing to thank all who participated in the Charlotte Spring Scholastic this past Saturday, March 29th. We had a successful event, drawing 43 enthusiastic, young chess players!
Congratulations to "Express Challenge" section winners Jacob Nguyen, Will Smiley and Luke Banner! All 3 won a trophy for winning the games that they played. Congratulations to "A Star is Born" section winners Saveley Lopez (1st place), Santosh Gontla (2nd place) and Brad Thomson (third place). All three won USCF memberships for a year. Diya Bhatt also won a free year-long USCF membership in a random drawing!
Congratulations to "Deep Thinkers" U1000 section winners Sathvik Avulapati (1st place trophy), FSC student Zach Amigo (2nd place), Mohnish Behera (3rd place). Also congratulations to U500 winners Gordon Wong (1st place trophy), Kenneth Matthew Vega (2nd place) and Chris Adkins (3rd place). Thank you to Elena Salazar and Wil Mahan for their support as Tournament Directors. Also, thank you to Daniel Delrio for assistance with registration and our raffle. Thank you ALL again for a fun, smooth tournament! The official USCF crosstable may be found at: 
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