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"Current Roster"
  Aug 2022 Supplement
Name, City, Image, E-mail, rating, gain/loss since 0722, state ranking, annual winning %, CCC & USCF
- The CCC has 63 currently paid members -
Check Your CCC & USCF Expiration Dates!
CCC Renewal $20. Due 08-22:
Mark Boyd, Sasmita Mohanty,
Rich Trela, James Cobb, David Cote, Hayden Hunter, Cole Kissam, Jason Mills, Octavius Obey, Spencer Singleton, Aaron Wilson 
 Gained Since 0722
Rtg.
Pts.
Jeff Prainito
1678
+56
Mario Bermudez
1696
+54
Brent Jenkins
1596
+42
Michael Lyons
1131
+36
Andrew Horton
1517
+24
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.
*Cell Phone Rule*
"All cell phones must be turned OFF during play. Electronic score keeping devices may NOT be used

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*8-10 thru 9-7*
windySkyland 73windy
5-SS, G75, D5 or no
(Black decides upon 5 second delay; if so, 5 minutes subtracted from both clocks)
In 3 Sections:
Winners get
Free EF into the next event  
(Must have 4 points
with no Byes)
EF: $5 per Rd (Nons $8.)
Round @ 7 pm Sharp!
(Current Crosstable)
Live Chess Ratings!!
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"Most Recent Published Rating"
- Active CCC members Class "D" and above
with permanent ratings -
(Participated within past 180 days)
1
NM Leland Fuerstman 2000
2
Keith Eubanks 1900
3
Brandon Lee 1862
4
Malachi Davis 1818
5
Andre Depew
1718
6
Mario Bermudez 1696
7
Octavius Obey 1676
8
Jeff Prainito
1662
9
Aaron Wilson 1609
10
Spencer Singleton
1588
11
Brent Jenkins
1558
12
Sasmita Mohanty
1536
13
Stuart Krahn 1532
14
Mark Boyd
1509
15
Scott LaPorte 1501
16
Joe Little
1501
17
Andrew Horton 1500
18
Ilgin Birsan 1460
19
Pawel Lyko 1459
20
Mike Day 1420
21
Nick Imholte 1386
22
Brian Lara 1378
23
Ron Dean
1215
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"Evil will prevail when good men stand silent"  Edmund Burke
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Chesterton, The Maniac (1908).

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"Morphy was probably the greatest genius of them all."  Fischer
"I thinks it's almost definite
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"There is never 'always' anything
in chess; save for one's consideration for the exception!" 
NM Leland Fuerstman

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Watson: "Ghosts don't stab people in the back; do they?"  Holmes: "Not well bred ghosts..!"
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The CCC has 63 current members
This is our
280th 5 Rd event
Highest total of players for 1 Rd is 48
Highest total for 5 Rds is 78

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Official Website of the "Original"
windyCharlotte Chess Clubwindy
- Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - Founded in 1975 -
*We play one rated game every Wednesday evening!*
www.charlottechessclub.com
Tuesday, Aug 9, 2022

* Fuerstman Takes Top Section of Skyland 72 with 4-1 *

The CCC has Boards, Pieces & Scorebooks for Sale!!
The Charlotte Chess Club has 63 current members
 windyWelcome to the CCCwindy
Charlotte Chess Club * Greetings from Charlotte, N.C. 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, Weekly 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 
charlottechessclub@gmail.com
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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
  Primarily an "adult" club, the CCC conducts a perpetual
5
round tournament with one round being played each Wednesday evening at 7 pm sharp!
The time control is G75 - Entry fee is still $5. ($8 for non-members) Winners receive FREE Entry into next event. (All winners must have at least 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 guarantees a private area with padded chairs and good lighting - 2 players per table!! "Wi-Fi," great menu and prices, direct parking for 40 cars, his & hers sanitary multi-port lavatories and very friendly crew! --- (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 $3. 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" you must be a member of the USCF (uschess.org). To join the CCC or USCF you may simply show up at the site and pay the fees!
  Note: Non-members will be preempted by Members who arrive before 6:50pm! Otherwise, if you arrive after 7:00pm, it's first come, first served which means that the final odd player who enters will receive a Bye. Mgmt. appreciates your purchase of a healthy meal! Skyland stays open til 10 pm. Running late? Call or text 704-965-8931 and we'll work you in! ************************************************* Contact Information: charlottechessclub@gmail.com
Explanation of Weekly Tournament Competition
windyCCC News & Views 8-4-22windy
Fuerstman Takes Top; Singleton U1600; Kosakowski Lower Section of Skyland 72
Charlotte, NC 8-3-22:  A grand total of 21 of the most loyal members of the CCC royal guard converged upon this conveniently located and well sanitized venue more commonly known as the Skyland Family Restaurant in order to enjoy a wonderful meal, socialize with other adults, solve the Weekly Puzzle (White to Move and Win!?), munch on "Baklava" and participate in  Skyland 72. In the Top Section, the Pride of Mental Hill, Ex-Member of the NCCA Hall of Fame, NM Leland "Black Shoes" Fuerstman (2000) converted the Sicilian Wing Gambit into a hybrid French Defense and proceeded to win a Bishop from Andre "Peppy" Depew (1718) (See Game 2700) to finish clear 1st Place with 4-1 and win FREE Entry into Skyland 73. Meanwhile, Octavius "0-0" Obey (1676) endured a piece sac and ultimately defeated Brent "Bullets" Jenkins (1558). In the U1600 Section, Spencer "Jazzman" Singleton (1588) outplayed Michael "Larry" Day (1420) to finish clear 1st Place with 4-1 and win FREE Entry into Skyland 73. In the Lower Section, Alex Kosakowski (1234) vanquished Dave Cartine (1088) to finish clear 1st Place with 4-1 and win FREE Entry into Skyland 73. In addition, David "D to the C" Chisum (1111) notched the point over Ricardo Garza (1051), new member Hoa Trinh (1463) got by Michael "Tiger" Lyons (1085)  (See Game 2701) and James "Ty" Cobb (1143) accepted Mat Garofalo's (1155) resignation in a dead Drawn position.  In order to observe all results, see "Current Crosstable." The CCC will conduct Rd:1 of Skyland 73 on Wednesday, Aug 10. The time control is G75 and the round now begins at 7 pm sharp! [BTW, the trade-off for using Skyland's back room is that our players purchase their dinner there. Hence, please make a concerted effort to enjoy one of their huge variety of tasty dishes! Our waitress, Alexa, is very personable and keeps a watchful eye on the needs of our group with "hot" coffee pot in hand. She works for tips!] So, get there early and enjoy a wonderful meal or dine while you play! Thank you for participating in CCC competition. - Long live the CCC!!  Лиланд  --  
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 Congratulations to NM Leland "Tan Shoes" Fuerstman (2009) who each finished Clear 1st Place in the Top Section of Skyland 72 with 4-1. Clear 1st Place in the U1600 Section was Spencer "Jazzman" Singleton  (1507) with 4-1 and clear 1st Place in the Lower Section was Alex Kozakowski  (1320) with 4-1. 
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