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The Charlotte Chess Club, an Affiliate of the USCF conducts a perpetual 5 round tournament with one round being played each Wednesday evening at 7:30pm. The time control is 30/1, G30 - Top Section G90. Entry fee is $4. ($6 for non-members) The Annual club membership fee is $25. (Current members receive $5 discount) NCCA ($5) membership is required. Non-members, who have visited more than once, and play off-hand games are required to pay $2. The CCC sponsors a bi-monthly 3 rd. Swiss at Quaker Steak & Lube and other occasional tournaments. For schedule see "Upcoming Events"  In order to compete in tournament competition and join the CCC, NCCA or USCF simply show up at the site. For more information Email:
The Charlotte Chess Club has established itself as the premier Chess Club of the Southeast. With a current count of 65 members, we meet each Wednesday evening at 6:30 P.M. (or as early as 5:30 for some) at Wendy's Restaurant, 446 S. Independence Blvd., Charlotte, NC, USA. (Directions) The
venue guarantees plenty of tables, good lighting, great food, close parking, limited smoking and
friendly management?! Join us to participate in casual play as well as USCF rated events.

Chess Club

Current Roster
June 2007 Rating
Rank, CCC, NCCA, USCF Exp.
June Supplement
(Total Points Gained Since 5-07)
Who's Hot!! 
Dominique Myers
Derek Zhang
Dave Peter
Amelia Wheeless
Jordan Ware

14H.  Insufficient
Losing Chances
Time Control For Wendy's
Top Section: G90,
All others Sections: 30/1, G30

Time Delay Clocks will NOT Be Used
  if Either Players Disagrees

15G. Ownership of Scoresheets
" of the sponsoring organizer(s)"
16L. Possible Stipulations
"The Director may require that clocks face a certain direction or that  Black  sit on a particualr side of the table..."
 Moving before button pushed
Worthless Check Policy
Last 4 Issues of
"News & Views"
5-17 5-10
Games Wanted
On August 29, 1948, Kit Crittenden won the N.C. State Championship at age 13, still youngest ever in the Nation!
Need Address for CCC Members:
William Anthony
Andras Bader
Bernard Baker
Michael Carroll
Tracy Davenport
Chris Mabe
Fran Palmer
Shawn Pealer

Asheboro Open
Jun 9
Asheboro, NC
GM Ftacnik Simo 
Jun 12
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 Quaker Steak II
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Jun 16
(Entire 2007 Schedule)
Mayberry Quads June 23
Prize Structure for
 Wendy's Events

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Top "B", "C" & "Lower" Section
 Free Entry to Quaker Steak
Winners must have at least 4 points
(Note:  Byes & 1/2 point byes do NOT count)
(CCC Members Only)
CCC Top 10
June 2007 Rating
Competed within past 6 months
1 NM Frankie Newton 2276
NM Chris Mabe
Shawn Pealer
NM John Lane 2088
NM Leland Fuerstman 2010
James Dickson 2007
Patrick McCartney
Gary Newsom 1983
Michael Kliber 1940
Gary Branton
"You don't stop playing when you get old; you get old when you stop playing!" Benjamin Franklin
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."  Albert Einstein
"Imagination does not breed insanity. Exactly what does breed insanity is reason.  Poets do not go mad;  but chess-players do".
—Chesterton, The Maniac (1908).

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I did not know that!!?
The CCC has 65 current members. This is our 87th Wendy's 5 Rd event. The Record for the total playing in 1 Rd is 48,  total  participating  is 78, for a  3 Rd event 38.
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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
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Quaker Steak II  - Jun 16
Quaker Steak & Lube Restaurant,
1601 E. Woodlawn Rd. Charlotte, NC
(Across the street from Bertucci's)

- In the Park Road Shopping Center -
All Players REQUIRED to purchase their lunch at Quaker Steak

Note: E-mail and your
 name will be included on the "List of Players"
who intend to participate! Current number: 8
Be There by 9:45am. Rd:1 Will Begin at 10am SHARP!!!
GM Ftacnik Simo - June 12 - Columbia, SC
Wendy's LXXXVI Results
Quaker Steak I Results
IM Edward Lasker - Sir George Thomas  1-0
Congratulations to National Master Chris Mabe!
Chess has been good to me...I just bought this new car with my winnings!!
> Note: The time control for the Top Section is now G90 <
(Time Delay Clocks will NOT be used unless Both Players Agree)
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Fuerstman Leads Top; Ozherelyev  "B/C"; Pruitt Lower Section of Wendy's LXXXVII
Charlotte, NC 5-30-07:
  A slightly stronger turnout of 21 of the most aggressive mental jousters in the Metrolina area gathered at this clinic where chess remedies are administered more commonly known as Wendy's in order to participate in Rd:4 of Wendy's LXXXVII. In the Top Section, the CCC's #5 player, the pride of Mint Hill, 60 year old phenom, NM Leland "Ennui" Fuerstman (2010) played the White side of a rarely seen variation of an "Accelerated Dragon" and ultimately clobbered Michael "Bolton" Kliber (1940) (See Game 0599) to lead with 4-0. Meanwhile, Expert James "Mason" Dickson (2007) outlasted 13 year old phenom Samuel "Xman" Xin (1820) while Gary "NightCrawler" Newsom (1983) clobbered Patrick" Fabio" McCartney (1987). In addition, Ken "the Great" Ivens (1756) upset Scott Baldwin (1953) and Dr. Gil "Sherlock" Holmes (1640) upset Bobby "Duck" Waddell (1838). In the B/C Section, Viktor "the Mad Russian" Ozherelyev (1591) held off the advances of 15 year old phenom Dominique "Wilkins" Myers (1597) to lead with 2.5-1.5. In addition, Asheboro's Tom "Teriffic" Hales (1649) bested Guillermo Huerta (1636) while Lee "R&Bman" Richardson (1412) handled Jordan "Tiger" Wood (1537). In the Lower Section, "Stormin" Norm Pruitt (1099) held off Lee Moore (Unr) (See Game 0600) to maintain a perfect 4-0. Other Lower Section winners were: Windy Gatlin. All results may be observed on the current "Crosstable." For the results of the previous Wendy's tournament "Click Here." E-mail to add your name to the "List of Players" who intend to participate in Quaker Steak II on Jun 16 See ("Upcoming Events")

Fuerstman, Paradis Share Top Honors in Quaker Steak I, Myers Perfect in Lower Section
windyCharlotte NC 4-21-07: A dozen of some of the finest young chess talents in North Carolina gathered at our new facility in order to participate in Quaker Steak I. The playing room was well lighted and extremely quiet, the free coffee was hot and the food was reasonably priced and delicious! In the Top Section, the competition grew fierce as 13 year old phenom Joshua "Moo" Mu 1834) eviscerated #1 seed Expert Patrick "Flanker" McCartney (2023) (See Game 0592). Meanwhile, (competing against a field of competitors whose total ages did not equal two thirds of his!) with minutes left on both clocks, 59 year old NM Leland "Ennui" Fuerstman (2000) outlasted 14 year old phenom from Hendersonville, Matthew Horwitz (1873) in Rd:1 (See Game 0590), survived a slugfest versus 13 year old phenom Kevin "Spacey" Huang (1838) in Rd:2 (See Game 0591) and spared himself further punishment by agreeing to a quick Grandmaster draw with 15 year old phenom Thomas "Dolby" Paradis (1921) who dispatched of Ken "the Great" Ivens (1760) in Rd:1 and defeated 13 year old phenom Joshua "Moo" Mu (1837) in Rd:2. Each scored 2.5-.5 and pocketed $60. In the Lower Section, "there's a new Sherrif in town!...and his name ain't Reggie Hammonds!?" actually, it's 14 year old phenom Dominique "Wilkins" Myers (1328) who blitzed the field scoring 3-0 and winning $40. (Just prior to finishing =1st-3rd in the Scholastic Nationals in the Under 1200 Section, Myers' rating was 1167. The USCF Rating Calculator now indicates that his new rating is 1468!, a gain of 301 rating points in 2 weeks!! We can safely assume that "Nique" has disqualified himself from competing in the Lower Section!) Equal 2nd-3rd were Viktor "the Mad Russian" Ozherelyev (1616) and 12 year old phenom Robin Yopp (1421) each with 1.5-1.5 winning $10. In order to observe all results see (Crosstable). (McCartney Directed) E-mail me at lelandfue to add your name to the "List of Players" who intend to participate in Quaker Steak II on Jun 16 - See ya' there!