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  Jan 2022 Supplement
Name, City, Image, E-mail, rating, gain/loss since 1021, state ranking, annual winning %, CCC & USCF
- The CCC has 77 currently paid members -
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  Emmanuel Cooper, Michael Kliber
 Gained Since 1221
Mark Boyd
Michel Lyons
Octavius Obey
Ilgin Birsan
Irdi Sejdia
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5-SS, G60, 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)
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"Most Recent Published Rating"
- Active CCC members Class "D" and above
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(Participated within past 180 days)
NM Leland Fuerstman 2014
Bill Connell
Keith Eubanks 1925
Eduardo Regalado 1762
Andre Depew
Octavius Obey 1684
Mario Bermudez
Irdi Sejdia 1633
Sam Fuerstman 1629
Spencer Singleton
Joe Rafferty 1584
Bill Wright 1547
Brent Jenkins 1544
Aaron Wilson 1503
Ilgin Birsan
Mike Day
Nathan Lozo
Sasmita Mohanty
Pawel Lyko 1451
Tom Skinner 1391
Mark Boyd 1389
Michael Paul
Daviel Banister
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The CCC has 77 current members
This is our
272nd 5 Rd event
Highest total of players for 1 Rd is 48
Highest total for 5 Rds is 78

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- Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - Founded in 1975 -
*We play one rated game every Wednesday evening!*
Tuesday, Jan 18, 2022

*Fuerstman Leads Top Section of Skyland 67 with 2-0 - New Starting Time 7:00pm; New Time Control G60! *

"The 28 1/2 Times I Almost Got Killed"
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The Charlotte Chess Club has 77 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 
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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
round tournament with one round being played each Wednesday evening at 7 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 7:20pm! Otherwise, if you register 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 9:30pm. Running late? Call or text 704-965-8931 and we'll work you in! ************************************************* Contact Information: charlottechessclub@gmail.com
  A recent surge in the new variation of the virus is of serious concern. Therefore, we ask all CCC members to wear their masks, except while dining.
Thank you for your compliance. 
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Fuerstman is 2021 Player of the Year!
Charlotte, N.C. 12-31-01: After careful consideration of all associated criteria including winning 9 of a possible 12 club events, NM Leland "Tan Shoes" Fuerstman (2028) has  been awarded the Title of 2021 CCC Player of the Year! 
1-8-22 * In Memoriam: It is with a very heavy heart that I report the passing of my lifelong chess friend Carl "Marx" McKern, 70. If it weren't for Carl, you probably wouldn't be reading this right now! Fascinated by computers, he was prescient enough to realize the future of the world wide web inspiring him to become directly involved in creating this very website! He literally taught me almost everything I know about computers and website publication. Carl was an active member of the CCC for more than 35 years and a fierce competitor. He migrated from banking to investment counseling before retiring. Though he seemed to be winning his battle against Alzheimer's for the past couple of years, a recent bout with Covid-19 took his life. He is survived by his loving wife, Judy, and 4 grown kids. (Funeral arrangements are posted below) May he rest in peace. NMLF
windyCCC News & Views 1-13-22windy
Fuerstman Leads Top with 2-0; Boyd, Imholte Lead U1600 with 2-0; Lyons Leads Lower Section with 1.5-.5 * New Starting Time 7 pm; New TC G60!
(the club camera is on the blink; will be repaired by next week)
Charlotte, NC 1-12-22:  A slightly stronger turnout of 16 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 Rd:2 of Skyland 67. (Though Skyland closes at 9pm on every other night, in order to accommodate the CCC, Management has agreed to close at 9:30pm on Wednesdays!! Our new starting time is 7pm and the new Time Control is G60!) In the Top Section, the Pride of Mental Hill, Ex-Member of the NCCA Hall of Fame, NM Leland "Tan Shoes" Fuerstman (2014) squared off against visiting Indiana player Robert Lewis (1546) who played an aggressive variation of the Sicilian Defense but fell prey to a sizzling attack (See Game 2636) to lead with 2-0. In the U1600 Section, Mark "the Bird" Boyd (1389) outplayed Daviel Banister (1245) to share the lead with Nicholas Imholte (1322) who notched the point against Michael Campbell (884) each with 2-0. In addition, Brent "Bullets" Jenkins (1572) greeted relocated member Scott "the Door" LaPorte (1497) (See Game 2637) while Andrew Horton (1514) went to the wire and split the point with visiting Indiana player Stuart Krahn (1523). Meanwhile, Brian "Cricket" Lara (1225) emerged victorious over Glen Kerns (1194), Mathew Martel (931) defeated Jimmy Butterworth (1120) and Fred Schuck (Unr) registered the win over Mark Boyd, Sr. (Unr). In order to observe all results, see "Current Crosstable." The CCC will conduct Rd:3 of Skyland 67 on Wednesday, Jan 19. The "new" time control is G60 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  (2017) who finished Clear 1st Place in the Top Section of Skyland 66 with 3-2. 1st Place in the U1600 Section was Mike "Larry" Day (1500) with 4-1. Lower Section: Glenn Kerns (1150) and Mat Garofalo (1150) finished =1st-2nd Place each with 2 points.
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