Roster" Feb 2013 Supplement
City, Image, E-mail, rating, gain/loss
since 0113, state
ranking, 2012 winning %,
CCC & USCF Expiration - The CCC has 76
currently paid members -
Gained Since 0113
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..."
Jan 16 thru Feb 13 Skyland 41
5-SS, G90, In
Free Entry per section. EF: $4
for members or $6.
Round @ 7:45pm sharp! (Winners
must have 4 points with no byes)
(Per USCF rule, EF subtracted from $$
"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"
"Great spirits have often
encountered violent opposition
from weak minds."
"I know not with what
weapons World War III will be fought, but World
War IV will be fought with sticks and stones."
"Not everything that counts
can be counted, and not everything that can be
This is the
Official Website of the Charlotte
- Charlotte, North Carolina, USA -
Earth - Milky Way -
Chessday, Jan 30, 2013 This site had 54 unique
This site has been
visitedtimes since April 1,
to the CCC
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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"News & Views" Article
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 (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. All
section winners get Free Entry
into next event. (Winners
must have 4 points with no byes). The
Annual club membership fee is $25. (Current members
discount) The venue is "open 24
hours" and guarantees a private
area with plenty of tables, good lighting,
food, close parking, friendly
management and our own personal waitress,
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 who wish to participate
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!
> Note: The time control
for all Sections is now G90 < ( Black pieces
decide whether or not to use "Time
After 5 days in
and out of the hospital, I am
home again! I will spare all
of the agonizing details, but if you have
ever had kidney stones, you
can probably relate. I
was hoping to report that everything is
back to normal, but unfortunately there
are procedures which remain to be
done... I wish to thank all of you guys
who offered your prayers and good
wishes for my recovery. Thank
NEWS & VIEWS 1-24-13
Top Section; Lucas "B"; Frazier "C"; Little
Lower Section of Skyland 41 each with 2-0!
NC 1-23-13: A similar turnout of 24 of the most
amiable gentleman chess players in the city
converged upon this mental
commonly known as the Skyland Family Restaurant
in order to participate in Rd:2
of Skyland 41. (CCC members
got very comfortable
booths and full
size tables and chairswhile
catered to by
our own personal waitress, Cindy.
a generously portioneddelicious
low price($7.45!), drank fresh
on our demo board and monitored
the giant flat screen TV with
turned off; open 24 hours!)In
to lead with 2-0. Meanwhile,
(2199)outplayed 2012 Wells Fargo
of the Year "Wild"
Bill Connell (1946) with his Leningrad
Game 1146) while superhero Daryl
(1833) upset Team
Wil "Mayhem" Mahan (2075).
In addition, Expert Alain
(2064) beat down the
Sinanovic (1839). (Note:
NM LF was spending
evening at CMC and then home passing a 3mm kidney stone!?
to Expert PMc for keeping our ship on course!) In the "B" Section, Paul
"Survivalist" Lucas (1751) took down
Marat Kocharyan (1417) to lead with 2-0. In addition, Tom Passmore (1630)
beat Michael Trott (933). In the "C" Section,
Corey Frazier (1406) K.O.ed Robert
"Xbox" Zboch (1467) to lead with 2-0. In
addition, Fabian "Flaco" Abril
(1456) outplayed Jesse "James" Linker (1580).
In the Lower Section, "Little"
Joe Little (1334) defeated Debs Pedigo
(1086) to lead with 2-0.
In addition, Rich "Alert" Trela
(1145) beat Emanuel Cooper (772). In
order to observe
see"Current Crosstable" -
The facility was great and 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!
Takes Top Honors in Reserve Angel IX;
Cato, Hand Lower Section Charlotte,
elite group of 14
of the most loyal and contented
holiday revelers assembled on
the 7th floor of the Dowd
"Y" in order to participate in the
final Reserve Angel
next CCC Saturday event will beKnight's Templar I
probably in February)In the Top Section,
NM Pat "Kahn" Sciacca
(2164) dispatched of Daniel Cremisi (1908)
Expert Michael Kliber (2025) in Rd:2
and waded through the complications of a
sharp Nimzovich Defense in
Rd:3 versus Expert Shawn "P
Diddy" Pealer (2157) (See Game
1136) to finish clear 1st
Place with 3-0
and pocket $100.
Equal 2nd-3rd were Expert Wil
"Mayhem" Mahan (2069) and Pealer
each with 2-1
winning $25. In the Lower
Section, Tony "the
Tiger" Cato (1618) and Marnzell
"Pat" Hand (1600)
finished =1st-2nd with 2.5-.5
each winning $30.
In order to observe all results see"Crosstable."