Calendar - 2018

The Kenilworth Chess Club meets every Thursday night, starting by 8:00 p.m., in the Recreation Center at 575 Kenilworth Boulevard, which has been our home for 45 years!!

All chessplayers are welcome to attend, even if they are not going to participate in the evening's main event. We usually have a skittles and discussion room available when there is a tournament, match or lecture in the main hall.

Highlights of the year include the Club Championship tournament, which this year will begin January 12th, the Summer Tournament, which will run May-July this year, and the Holiday Party in late December.

You can find past calendars online for 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec

January

January 4 - Meeting canceled due to the winter storm.

January 11 - 27th Annual Kenilworth Chess Club Championship: Round 1, 8:30 p.m.

Here are the rules of the tournament:

  • NON-RATED, 7-round Swiss
  • Runs January 11th through February 22nd. (1 game per week)
  • G/75 with 5 second delay time control.
  • Rounds: At 8:30 p.m. on January 11, 18 & 25 + February 1, 8, 15 & 22.
  • Cost: $10 entry fee + dues + $5 anti-forfeit deposit = $30 for most players.
  • KCC membership is required. Dues for 2018 are $10 for age 17 or less, $10 for those age 65+, $15 for everyone else.
  • Prizes: Trophies to 1st, 2nd, 3rd & U1700. Best Game &/or Biggest Upset trophies will be awarded, if warranted.
  • Register with Treasurer Geoff McAuliffe during our 1/4 meeting and or before 8:25 p.m. on 1/11 @ Kenilworth Community Center, 575 Boulevard, Kenilworth, N.J.
  • Late-joins allowed until the start of round 3 at the TD's & Club President's discretion. For example: The late-joiner would make an even number of players.
  • Players are allowed 2 half-point byes. Rounds 1-6 only. Please notify Geoff McAuliffe or John Moldovan at least 8 hours in advance.
  • Players who have not used 2 byes may request a 7th round postponement.
  • The Tournament Committee reserves the right to make changes as are deemed necessary for the good maintenance of the tournament.

LM Mark Kernighan won last year, also in 2008 & 2015. Other past Champions include LM Scott Massey (who has won the title 12x!!), Rene Ray (1996), FM Steve Stoyko (2005, 2006, 2007), IM Yaacov Norowitz (2009), LM Arthur Macaspac (2010, 2012), NM Ken Chieu (2011), IM Praveen Balakrishnan (2013, 2014) and John Moldovan (2016).

Round by round coverage of the tournament will be posted on the Chess Coroner Blog.

For stories of past championships, see the 2005 Club Championship website, 2006 Championship website, the Chess Coroner Blog and the KCC Tournaments Blog.

January 18 - Club Championship: Round 2, 8:30 p.m.

January 25 - Club Championship: Round 3, 8:30 p.m.

February

February 1 - Club Championship: Round 4, 8:30 p.m.

February 8 - Club Championship: Round 5, 8:30 p.m.

February 17-19 - 47th annual U.S. AMATEUR TEAM EAST at the Parsippany Hilton, 1 Hilton Ct., Parsippany , N.J. 07054.

In 2005, Kenilworth A (FM Steve Stoyko, LM Ed Allen, LM Scott Massey, Michael Goeller and Bob Rose) won the Best NJ Team award.

In 2007, the A team played at Board #1 in round 5 but lost a close match to the eventual tournament winner Beavis and Butt-Vinnik.

In 2008, they went 5-1, losing only to the notorious "GGGg" that had 3 GMs and was ineligible for the USAT playoffs.

In 2010, the team entered round six at 5-0 but lost to Cambridge Springers.

In 2013, Knightmare 3, featuring Stoyko, Massey, NM Praveen Balakrishnan and Dr. Ian Mangion, came within 1 move of winning it all, lost to Princeton University A and had to settle for Best NJ team award. The Kenilworth CC Niners (LM Mark Kernighan, John Moldovan, Greg Tomkovich and Dr. Geoff McAuliffe) tied for 1st among U1900 teams.

In 2014, The Kenilworth CC Niners (Kernighan, Moldovan, Tomkovich, McAuliffe and Dan Komunicky) again tied for 1st among U1900 teams.

Maybe 2018 will be the victory year. Stop by to visit if you are not playing. It is a great event.

February 15 - Club Championship: Round 6, 8:30 p.m.

February 22 - Club Championship: Round 7, 8:30 p.m.

March

March 1 - Casual Chess.

March 8 - Casual Chess.

March 15 - Kenilworth Spring Swiss: Round 1, 8:30 p.m.

Here are the rules of the tournament:

  • USCF-RATED, 4-round Swiss
  • Runs March 15th through April 5th. (1 game per week)
  • G/61 with 5 second delay time control.
  • Rounds: At 8:30 p.m. on March 15, 22, 29 + April 5.
  • Entry fee: $12. Only $10 for Kenilworth members.
  • Prizes, b/16 paid entries: 1st $50, 2nd $40, U1900 $30, U1600 $20.
  • Register: 8:00-8:25 p.m. on 3/15 @ Kenilworth Community Center, 575 Boulevard, Kenilworth, N.J.
  • Late-joins allowed until the start of round 2.
  • Players are allowed 1 half-point bye, any round. Please notify Geoff McAuliffe or John Moldovan at least 8 hours in advance.
  • March 22 - Kenilworth Spring Swiss: Round 2, 8:30 p.m.

    March 29 - Kenilworth Spring Swiss: Round 3, 8:30 p.m.

    April

    April 5 - Kenilworth Spring Swiss: Round 4, 8:30 p.m.

    April 12 - Consultation Game, week 1 of 2.

    April 19 - Consultation Game, week 2 of 2.

    April 26 - Book Auction. Select items from the Kenilworth CC library will be auctioned including our collection of Chess Informants.

    May

    May 3 - Kenilworth Summer Tournament, Week 1 of 13.

    Here are the rules of the tournament:

    • The tournament will run from May 3 through July 26.
    • The event is NON-RATED.
    • Entry Fee is $5 for club members, $6 for non-members. $5 of each EF goes into the prize fund.
    • The time control is G/60.
    • G/55+5 (delay) may be used if there is mutual agreement between paired players. Increment settings are not allowed.
    • You may play anyone who is entered. The first time you play an opponent, the lower rated or unrated player has White. In subsequent games against the same opponent you alternate colors. If both players are unrated or have identical ratings, they toss for initial color.
    • You may not play the same opponent more than four times in the tournament.
    • Games may begin at 8:00 p.m. in weeks 1-7 (May 3-June 14), 7:15 p.m. in weeks 8-13 (June 21-July 26). No game may start later than 9:30 p.m.
    • You may play up to 2 games per week. You may play those games simultaneously. You can skip weeks but the more you play the more points you can accumulate.
    • You get one point for a win, a half-point for a draw and zero for a loss. No bye points are awarded.
    • The winner is the person who has the most points at the end of the tournament.
    • Prizes: 1st place: 40%. 2nd place: 20%. 3rd place: 10%. U1600: 10%, Under Age 18: 10%, Under Age 13: 10%.
    • Registration will remain open for the duration of the tournament. However, if there is an overwhelming turnout, the TD may cut-off entries as early as July 5th.
    • Bring clocks. The club has a limited number for use.

    John Moldovan won last year, in 2016 & in 2008. Other past winners of this popular event include LM Scott Massey (2004), LM Mark Kernighan (2005, 2011), Greg Tomkovich (2006), Ari Minkov (2007, 2010), Ian Mangion (2009) and Bob Sherry (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015).

    May 10 - Kenilworth Summer Tournament, Week 2 of 13.

    May 17 - Kenilworth Summer Tournament, Week 3 of 13.

    May 24 - Kenilworth Summer Tournament, Week 4 of 13.

    May 31 - Kenilworth Summer Tournament, Week 5 of 13.

    June

    June 7 - Kenilworth Summer Tournament, Week 6 of 13.

    June 14 - Kenilworth Summer Tournament, Week 7 of 13.

    June 21 - Kenilworth Summer Tournament, Week 8 of 13.

    The club will, pending Recreation Department approval, open at 7:15 p.m. from 6/21 through 8/30.

    June 28 - Kenilworth Summer Tournament, Week 9 of 13.

    July

    July 5 - Kenilworth Summer Tournament, Week 10 of 13.

    July 12 - Kenilworth Summer Tournament, Week 11 of 13.

    July 19 - Kenilworth Summer Tournament, Week 12 of 13.

    July 26 - Kenilworth Summer Tournament, Week 13 of 13.

    August

    August 2 - Kenilworth Summer Open & Scholastic, Round 1 of 5.

    Here are the rules of the tournament:
    • USCF-RATED, 5-SS.
    • Runs August 2nd through August 30th. (1 game per week)
    • Rounds: 7:30 p.m. on August 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30.
    • Time Controls: Open G/60 d6.
    • Scholastic G/30 d5.
    • Entry fee: Open $20, 15 members.
    • Scholastic $10.
    • Prizes: Open $80-60, U2000 $50, U1750 $40, U1500 $30.
    • Scholastic... Trophies to 1st, 2nd, 3rd, U1000, U800, U600, U400.
    • Register: 7:15-7:30 p.m. on 8/2 @ Kenilworth Community Center, 575 Boulevard, Kenilworth, NJ, 07033.
    • Late-joins allowed until the start of round 3.
    • Players are allowed 2 half-point byes, any round. Please notify the TD at least 8 hours in advance.
    • Westfield CC memberships honored!

    August 9 - Kenilworth Summer Open & Scholastic, Round 2 of 5.

    August 16 - Kenilworth Summer Open & Scholastic, Round 3 of 5.

    August 23 - Kenilworth Summer Open & Scholastic, Round 4 of 5.

    August 30 - Kenilworth Summer Open & Scholastic, Round 5 of 5.

    September

    September 6 - Casual Chess. Return to 8:00 p.m. starting time.

    September 13 - Casual Chess.

    September 20 - Casual Chess & Garden State Chess League Business Meeting.

    September 27 - Lecture by John Moldovan, 8:15 p.m. Topic: My Best Games 2017-18. Admission: $5.

    October

    October 4 - Kenilworth Fall Swiss, Round 1 of 4.

    Here are the rules of the tournament:
    • NON-RATED, 4-SS.
    • Runs October 4th through October 25th. (1 game per week)
    • Rounds: 8:30 p.m. on October 4, 11, 18 & 25.
    • Time Controls: G/55 d5.
    • Entry fee: Free.
    • Prizes: None
    • Register: 8:00-8:25 p.m. on 10/4 @ Kenilworth Community Center, 575 Boulevard, Kenilworth, NJ, 07033.
    • Late-joins allowed until the start of round 3.
    • Players are allowed 2 half-point byes, any round. Please notify the TD at least 8 hours in advance.

    October 11 - Kenilworth Fall Swiss, Round 2 of 4.

    October 18 - Kenilworth Fall Swiss, Round 3 of 4.

    October 25 - Kenilworth Fall Swiss, Round 4 of 4.

    November

    November 1 - Union County Championship, Round 1 of 4.

    Here are the rules of the tournament:
    • USCF-RATED, 4-SS.
    • Runs November 1st through November 29th.
    • Rounds: 8:30 p.m. on November 1, 8, 15 & 29. (1 game per week) No game on 11/22.
    • Time Controls: G/70 d5.
    • Entry fee: $15 Kenilworth CC members, $20 non-members
    • Prizes, based on 16 paid entries: 1st place $70 + trophy, 2nd place $50, U2000 $40.01, U1600 $40.00
    • Register: 8:00-8:25 p.m. on 11/1 @ Kenilworth Community Center, 575 Boulevard, Kenilworth, NJ, 07033.
    • Late-joins allowed until the start of round 3.
    • Players are allowed 2 half-point byes, any round. Please notify the TD at least 8 hours in advance.
    • Westfield CC memberships honored!
    • Side event: Non-Rated Tournament: 4-SS. G/70 d5. No EF or prizes.

    November 8 - Union County Championship, Round 2 of 4.

    November 15 - Union County Championship, Round 3 of 4.

    November 22 - NO MEETING. Closed for Thanksgiving.

    November 29 - Union County Championship, Round 4 of 4.

    December

    December 6 - To be announced.

    December 13 - To be announced.

    December 20 - Business Meeting & Holiday Party.

    December 27 - To be announced.

    Updated 04.10.2018 | Contact The Kenilworth Chess Club