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 7:45pm, 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.
Control For Skyland All
Sections: G90 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..."
Jun 20 thru
Jul 18 Skyland XXXV
5-SS, G90, In
4 Sections: Top,
"B", "C", Lower. Free
Entry next event per
section EF: $4
for members or $6.
Round @ 7:45pm sharp! (Winners
must have 4 points with no byes) (Current
Ratings!! CCC Top
"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
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 always
in chess; save for one's consideration of 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"
This is the
Official Website of the Charlotte
- Charlotte, North Carolina, USA -
Earth - Milky Way -
Thursday, Jul 19, 2012 - This site had 47
unique visitors yesterday-
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 (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.
The time control is G90 - Entry fee
is $4. ($6 for non-members) In
"C", Lower. Section winners get Free Entry
into next event. The Annual club
membership fee is $25.
(Current members receive $5 discount) The venue is "open 24
hours" and guarantees a private
area with plenty of tables, good lighting, great food,
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
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.
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. The USCF now offers a special "3
month trial membership" for new players for
Non-members will be preempted by CCC
members who arrive before 7:45pm!
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
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! Skyland
stays open 24 hours!
Charlotte Chess Club is open to
players of every race, color,
creed, national origin, age,
gender, religion, political
affiliation or alien origin.
Regardless of skill level or
experience, each member is treated
equally with respect. Every member of
the CCC has the right to vote!"
For more info Email: email@example.com - This website
is provided by NM Leland Fuerstman -
Welcome to the CCC NM Leland L. Fuerstman,
Editor 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, and other interesting
anecdotes for your reading, viewing, and
listening pleasure. We welcome your
contributions and comments on our Message Board Scroll
down for weekly article
NC 7-18-12: A grand total of 36,
including 26 who played the final round, of the
most competent calculators in the county
converged upon this think tank more
commonly known as the Skyland
Family Restaurant in order to
participate in Skyland XXXV. (CCC members
got very comfortable
booths and full size
tables and chairswhile being
catered to by our own
personal waitress, Cindy.
Most enjoyed a
home style mealfor a ridiculously low price($6.95!), drank fresh hot
on our demo board and monitored
the giant flat
screen TV with the sound
turned off; open 24 hours!)Just prior to the round,
WFM Jenny Leviekina
shared her opening knowledge and demonstrated a few extraordinary
game to an appreciative crowd who gave her
an enthusiastic round of applause.
-- In the Top
the CCC's #1 player, NMPat "Kahn" Sciacca
(2175) faced off
with the CCC's #2 player, Expert
Shawn "P Diddy" Pealer (2175) who
defended accurately and steered the game to a
perpetual check Draw! Meanwhile, Expert
Wil "Mayhem" Mahan (2021) played
9 0-0-0!? against NM Leland "Ennui" Fuerstman's
(2023) Sicilian Dragon Defense.
Black missed a number of equalizers (See Game 1082)
which led to his demise allowing Mahan
to finish clear 1st Place with 4-1 and win FREE
entry into Skyland XXXVI.
Meanwhile, Ex-Expert and soon to be Expert again
Michael "Bolton" Kliber (1976)
clobbered a red hot Expert Jonathon
"Livingston" McNeill (2032), superhero Daryl
"Flash" Gordon (1887) beat down Expert
Patrick "Flanker" McCartney (2033), WFM JennyLeveikina (2117) split the point the the
"Judge" Slobodan Sinanovic (1810) and
mild mannered reporter for the Daily Planet
Clarke "Kent" Brosi (1849) made
peace with renewing member Mark
"Steeler" Biernacki (1882).
In order to observe
results see"Current Crosstable"The
facility was great
everybody was happy! We hope that more
players will join us next
Wednesdayto dine, socialize and play
one rated game of chess!Everyone
is welcome. Long live the CCC!