Indiana's Parnham Wins Springfield National Chess Day Tournament Dedicated to Former SCC President Donelly
- Written by David Long David Long
The Springfield Chess Club celebrated National Chess Day on October 14 with a tournament at Douglas United Methodist Church.
13 players participated. Bernard Parham, of Lafayette, Ind., swept the tournament with a perfect score of 4-0 to take first place.
Thomas Knoedler and Evan Gresen, both of Springfield, each scored 3-1 to share second place.
Stevenson High Schoolers Teach Their Successors
- Written by Sharon Wang Sharon Wang
After teaching chess classes in the local Chinese school for almost two years, Alex Bian, captain of the Stevenson High School Chess Team, realized demand exceeded the space.
And so in early 2016 was born King’s Knights Chess Club, founded by Bian and his Stevenson teammates.
King’s Knights runs annual spring, summer, and fall sessions, each consisting of eight to ten weekly Sunday night meetings that culminate in an awards ceremony, pizza party, and special challenges against the coaches.
The club is run entirely by the volunteer high school players with a little help from parent volunteers. A small session fee paid by members covers space costs, snacks and awards.
Glenwood Chess Club Seeks Volunteer Tutors
- Written by Orlan Smith, PhD Orlan Smith, PhD
The Glenwood Chess Club is seeking two or three chess tutors for immediate positions in the School District 144 after-school chess programs.
All schools are located in Markham, Hazel Crest and Oak Forest (in the south suburbs of Chicago). The programs are conducted Monday through Thursday and the times are from 3:30 - 4:30pm.
Although the positions are designated as volunteer, a small travel stipend may be available.
Nearly 70 Play in Inaugural CCI 2017 Chicago Cup
- Written by John Porter John Porter
On the 19th and 20th of August 2017 history was made in Chicago, The history I am referring to is the first annual “Chicago Cup” chess tournament. The tournament was held at the luxurious Chicago South Loop hotel, and facilitated by the Chicago Chess Initiative and organized by long-time area player John Porter.
The reason I say historical is two-fold: one, because the southside of Chicago has been a chess desert since the passing of one of our favorite chess organizers and teachers, Tom Fineberg. And two, because it was a FIDE-tournament which means the time controls are set for those rules and that rating system.
Ricky Roman Wins 2017 Lozano Late Summer Tournament; 86 Face-Off in Four Sections At CPL Pilsen Branch in Chicago
- Written by Bill Feldman Bill Feldman
Whitney Young high schooler Ricky Roman -- a product of the Knight Moves Chess Club -- returned to his roots August 12 at the Lozano Library in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood. By virtue of his five-for-five performance, Mr. Roman claimed the championship of the 2017 Lozano Late Summer Classic, and the first place trophy.
A three-way tie for second place included Christopher Gora, Brendan O'Shaughnessy and Master Raul Piseaux Aillon (who flagged in one match under the rigid Game/30; 5-second delay time control).