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"Current Roster"
  Aug 2021 Supplement
Name, City, Image, E-mail, rating, gain/loss since 0721, state ranking, annual winning %, CCC & USCF
- The CCC has 63 currently paid members -
Check Your CCC & USCF Expiration Dates!
CCC Renewal $20. Due 8-21:
  Zander Arnau, Andre Depew, Jermaine Green
 Gained Since 0721
Rtg.
Pts.
Nino Matic
1127
+179
Michael Kliber
1969
+25
Paul Leeland
718
+16
Emmanuel Cooper
976
+13
Joe Rafferty
1564
+10
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

Games Wanted
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Did You Lose a Piece?
The CCC has a mixed bag of odd pieces in case you have lost one.
Many Used Chess Books For Sale!
New Sets: Tournament size pieces and board $25! Folding boards $25
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Upcoming Tournaments
- Official USCF Listings -
*7-14 thru 8-11*
windySkyland 62windy
5-SS, G70, 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 @ 7:30 pm Sharp!
(Current Crosstable)
Live Chess Ratings!!
windyCCC Top 25windy
"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
Bill Connell 1978
3
Michael Kliber 1969
4
Daryl Gordon
1804
5
Eduardo Regalado 1795
6
Andre Depew
1784
7
Jermaine Green 1724
8
Mario Bermudez 1675
9
Sam Fuerstman 1645
10
Aaron Wilson 1608
11
Irdi Sejdia
1575
12
Bill Wright
1575
13
Joe Rafferty 1564
14
Zander Arnao 1559
15
Brent Jenkins 1550
16
Spencer Singleton
1523
17
Ilgin Birsan 1478
18
Michael Trott 1456
19
Mike Day 1432
20
Tom Skinner 1391
21
Mark Boyd 1390
22
Wally Kleucker
1352
23
Sasmita Mohanty
1304
24
Ron Dean
1276
25
Charlene Howard 1256
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Chesterton, The Maniac (1908).

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 James Lane Allen

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in chess; save for one's consideration for the exception!" 
NM Leland Fuerstman

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Pope Gregory the Great
"Brilliant man, Sherlock Holmes. Too bad he was honest..." Moriarty
Watson: "Ghosts don't stab people in the back; do they?"  Holmes: "Not well bred ghosts..!"
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I did not know that!!?
The CCC has 63 current members
This is our
266th 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
Friday, July 30, 2021

* Bermudez Leads Top Section of Skyland 62 with 2.5-.5 *

The CCC has Boards, Pieces, Clocks & 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 7:30 pm sharp!
The time control is G70 - 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 7:30pm! Otherwise, if you register after 7:15pm, 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 10pm. If you're running late, call or text 704-965-8931 and we'll work you in! ************************************************* Contact Information: charlottechessclub@gmail.com
ATTENTION PLEASE!!
***** Even though N.C. Executive Order 215 lifts all mandatory capacity, gathering limits and social distancing requirements in restaurants, a recent surge in the new variation of the virus is of serious concern. Therefore, it is "requested" (not mandatory) that all CCC members wear their masks, except while dining.
Thank you for your compliance. NMLF *****

Explanation of Weekly Tournament Competition
windyCCC News & Views 7-29-21windy
Bermudez Leads Top; Sejdia U1600, Lara Lower Section of Skyland 62
  Charlotte, NC 7-28-21:  Another light turnout of 17 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 Mate in 2!!), munch on "Baklava" and participate in Rd:3 of Skyland 62. -- In the Top Section, the Pride of Mental Hill, Ex-Member of the NCCA Hall of Fame, NM Leland "Tan Shoes" Fuerstman (2000) sat out as the odd player and took a full point Bye. Meanwhile, section leader "Super" Mario Bermudez (1675) split the point with Irdi Sejdia (1575) to lead with 2.5-.5. In the U1600 Section, Sejdia leads with 2.5-.5. Meanwhile, Brent Jenkins (1550) make peace with Spencer "Jazzman" Singleton (1523), returnee to CCC competition Mark Boyd (1390) notched the point over Pawel Leko (1423), Bill Wright (1575) outplayed returnee Ilgin Birsan (1478) and Ron "Jeremy" Dean (1276) defeated David "D to the C" Chisom (1291). In the Lower Section, Brian Lara (892) outplayed Anthony Candarini (Unr) to lead with 3-0. Meanwhile, Michael "Tiger" Lyons emerged victorious over Rick "the Knife" Wesson (964) while Rich "Alert" Trela (844) split the point with Daviel Banister (945). In order to observe all results, see "Current Crosstable." The CCC will conduct Rd:4 of Skyland 62 on Wednesday Aug 4. The new time control is G70 and the round begins at 7:30pm 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
Michael "Bolton" Kliber (1969) who finished Clear 1st Place in the Top Section of Skyland 61 with 4.5-.5. Oleg Zigalenko (1403) was Clear 1st Place in the U1600 Section with 4-1 and Nino "Auto" Matic (1165) was Clear 1st in the Lower Section with 4-1. {NOTE: With a permanent rating of 718 before Skyland 60 which ended on June 2, after Skyland 61 was rated, FSC student Nino has gained 447 points up to 1165 in 2 months!!}
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