Calendar - 2020

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 47 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 April 16th (POSTPONED, due to COVID-19), the Summer Tournament, which will run June 4th-September 3rd, and our Holiday Party in late December.

You can find past calendars online for 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 2017 2018 and 2019.

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

January

January 2 - Closed.

January 9 - USATE Warm-up Tournament: Round 1 of 5.

Here are the rules of the tournament:

  • NON-RATED.
  • 5-round Swiss.
  • Begins January 9th & runs through February 6th. (1 game per week)
  • Rounds: 8:20 p.m. on January 9, 16, 23, 30 + February 6.
  • Time Control: G/40 with 5 second delay.
  • Entry Fee: $5.
  • Prize Fund: 100% of EF returned.
  • Prizes: 60% to 1st, 30% to 2nd, 10% to 3rd.
  • Register: Prior to the 1/9 meeting @ Kenilworth Community Center, 575 Boulevard, Kenilworth, N.J. 07033
  • Byes: 2 half-point byes per player allowed. Email kenilworthchessclub@gmail.com to request.

January 16 - Round 2 of 5.

January 23 - Round 3 of 5.

January 30 - Round 4 of 5.

February

February 6 - USATE Warm-up Tournament: Round 5 of 5.

February 13 - Lecture by John Moldovan. Topic: My Best USATE Games 2008-2018. Admission: $5.

February 15-17 - 47th annual U.S. AMATEUR TEAM EAST at the Parsippany Hilton, 1 Hilton Ct., Parsippany , N.J. 07054.

Kenilworth Chess Club teams have done very well in this event!

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" which 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 2020 will be the victory year. Stop by to visit if you are not playing. It is a great event.

February 20 - USATE Post-Mortem Session. Bring your games for review.

February 27 - To be announced.

March

March 5 - Bob Pelican Memorial Swiss: Round 1 of 4.

Here are the rules of the tournament:

  • USCF-RATED.
  • 4-round Swiss.
  • Begins March 5th & runs through March 26th (1 game per week).
  • Rounds: At 8:20 p.m. on March 5, 12, 19 & 26.
  • Time Control: G/50 with 5 second delay.
  • Entry fee: $15. $10 for Kenilworth & Westfield Chess Club members.
  • Prizes b/16: 1st place $60, 2nd place $40, Under 1900 $30, Under 1600 $20.
  • Register: Prior to the 3/5 meeting @ Kenilworth Community Center, 575 Boulevard, Kenilworth, N.J. 07033.
  • Byes: 1 half-point bye per player allowed, any round. Email kenilworthchessclub@gmail.com at least 8 hours in advance to request.

March 12 - Pelican Memorial: Round 2 of 4.

March 19 - Pelican Memorial: Round 3 of 4. CANCELED. Meeting canceled due to COVID-19 crisis.

March 26 - Pelican Memorial: Round 4 of 4. CANCELED. Meeting canceled due to COVID-19 crisis. Games played with be submitted to the USCF for rating. No prizes will be awarded. Entry fees will be refunded.

April

April 2 - Meeting canceled due to COVID-19 crisis.

April 9 - Meeting canceled due to COVID-19 crisis.

April 16 - Meeting canceled due to COVID-19 crisis. The 28th Annual Kenilworth Chess Club Championship, scheduled for April 16-May 14, has been postponed.

April 23 - Meeting canceled due to COVID-19 crisis.

April 30 - Meeting canceled due to COVID-19 crisis.

May

OTB MEETINGS CANCELED INDEFINATELY.

ONLINE MEETINGS WILL BE HELD EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT, AT LICHESS.ORG.

May 7 - Kenilworth May Arena Tournament: Week 1 of 4. https://lichess.org/tournament/WOB92JhQ

This will be the 1st in a series of 4 Thursday night Arena tournaments during May.

The player with the most points accumulated from them will be the month's winner.

At the beginning of the tournament, players are paired based on their rating. After completing your game return to the tournament lobby. You will be quickly paired with a player close to your ranking. YOU DON'T HAVE TO KEEP PLAYING. Withdraw or just abort the game and you will be paused.

The tournament has a countdown clock. When it reaches zero, the tournament rankings are frozen, and the winner is announced. Games in progress must be finished, however they don't count for the tournament.

Note: There is a countdown for your first move. Failing to make a move within this time will forfeit the game to your opponent. If this happens the TD shall void the "game".

Here are the tournament basics:

  • LiChess Rated. EDIT: CHANGED TO NON-RATED ON 5/8.
  • Format: Loosely Structured.
  • Rounds: Start at 7:00 p.m. then ASAP.
  • Time Control: G/50 with 5 second increment.
  • Entry fee: Free.
  • Prizes: None.
  • Registration: Not required.
  • Byes: None. You can miss or skip weeks but will not receive any points for them.
  • You must be accepted to the Westfield Chess Club lichess group to play in this event. To request visit https://lichess.org/team/westfield-chess-club

May 14 - Kenilworth May Arena Tournament: Week 2 of 4. https://lichess.org/tournament/6bDo2mcw

May 21 - Kenilworth May Arena Tournament: Week 3 of 4. https://lichess.org/tournament/afTxKjKA

May 28 - Kenilworth May Arena Tournament: Week 4 of 4. https://lichess.org/tournament/ZKLjP7J1

June

June 4 - Summer Tourney I & II, Week 1 of 14.

The very popular Kenilworth Summer Tournament cannot take place OTB this year, due to public health concerns. So we are replacing it with a pair of online swisses on LiChess. They are being run within the Westfield group because of its larger player pool.

  • This is a 14-week event.
  • It starts on June 4th and runs through September 3rd.
  • It is NON-RATED.
  • There are 2 sections.
  • Section I starts at 7 p.m. EDT.
  • Section II starts at 9 p.m. EDT
  • You can play 1 game in each section (I & II) every week.
  • The time control for both sections is G/50+5 (increment).
  • You must be a member of the Westfield Chess Club LiChess Team to participate. Request to join the team at https://lichess.org/team/westfield-chess-club
  • You get one point for a win or a paired bye, a half-point for a draw or for late-joining prior to round 2, and zero for a loss.
  • You can skip weeks but the more you play the more points you can accumulate.
  • Scores from the 2 events will be combined to determine an overall winner.
  • Entry Fee: Free!
  • Prizes: None.
  • Registration is expected to remain open for the duration of the tournament.
  • If, for some reason, the LiChess bot is unable to handle the event, we will fall back to manual direction.

June 11 - Summer Tourney I & II, Week 2 of 14.

June 18 - Summer Tourney I & II, Week 3 of 14.

June 25 - Summer Tourney I & II, Week 4 of 14.

July

July 2 - Summer Tourney I & II, Week 5 of 14.p>

July 9 - Summer Tourney I & II, Week 6 of 14.

July 16 - Summer Tourney I & II, Week 7 of 14.

July 23 - Summer Tourney I & II, Week 8 of 14.

July 30 - Summer Tourney I & II, Week 9 of 14.

August

August 6 - Summer Tourney I & II, Week 10 of 14.

August 13 - Summer Tourney I & II, Week 11 of 14.

August 20 - Summer Tourney I & II, Week 12 of 14.

August 27 - Summer Tourney I & II, Week 13 of 14.

September

September 3 - Summer Tourney I & II, Week 14 of 14.

September 10 - To be announced. Return to 8:00 p.m. starting time.

September 17 - Don Carrelli Memorial Swiss: Round 1 of 4.

  • USCF-RATED.
  • 4-round Swiss.
  • Begins September 17th & runs through October 8th (1 game per week).
  • Rounds: At 8:20 p.m. on September 17, 24 & October 1, 8.
  • Time Control: G/50 with 5 second delay.
  • Entry fee: $15. $10 for Kenilworth & Westfield Chess Club members.
  • Prizes b/16: 1st place $60, 2nd place $40, Under 1900 $30, Under 1600 $20.
  • Register: Prior to the 9/17 meeting @ Kenilworth Community Center, 575 Boulevard, Kenilworth, N.J. 07033.
  • Byes: 1 half-point bye per player allowed, any round. Email kenilworthchessclub@gmail.com at least 8 hours in advance to request.

September 24 - Carrelli Memorial: Round 2 of 4.

October

October 1 - Carrelli Memorial: Round 3 of 4.

October 8 - Carrelli Memorial: Round 4 of 4.

October 15 - To be announced..

October 22 - To be announced.

October 29 - To be announced.

November

November 5 - To be announced.

November 12 - To be announced.

November 19 - To be announced.

November 26 - NO MEETING. Closed for Thanksgiving.

December

December 3 - To be announced.

December 10 - To be announced.

December 17 - Annual Business Meeting & Holiday Party.

December 24 - NO MEETING. Closed for Christmas Eve.

December 31 - To be announced. The club will likely be closed.

Updated 05.03.2020 | Contact The Kenilworth Chess Club