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 runs June-August, 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 - To be announced. (snow date for Club Ch.)

March 8 - To be announced. (snow date for Club Ch.)

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 - To be announced.

April 19 - To be announced.

April 26 - To be announced.

May

May 3 - To be announced.

May 10 - To be announced.

May 17 - To be announced.

May 24 - To be announced.

May 31 - To be announced.

June

June 7 - Kenilworth Summer Tournament. (Tenative start date)

This is traditionally a non-rated, 12-14 week event with a G/60 time control. See here, for example. The format for 2018 is to be determined.

John Moldovan won last year, also in 2008, 2016. 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).

June 14 - Kenilworth Summer Tournament

June 21 - Kenilworth Summer Tournament

The club will, pending Recreation Department approval, open at 7:00 p.m. from 6/21 through 8/30.

June 28 - Kenilworth Summer Tournament

July

July 5 - Kenilworth Summer Tournament.

July 12 - Kenilworth Summer Tournament.

July 19 - Kenilworth Summer Tournament.

July 26 - Kenilworth Summer Tournament.

August

August 2 - Kenilworth Summer Tournament.

August 9 - Kenilworth Summer Tournament.

August 16 - Kenilworth Summer Tournament.

August 23 - Kenilworth Summer Tournament.

August 30 - Kenilworth Summer Tournament.

September

September 6 - To be announced. Return to 8:00 p.m. starting time.

September 13 - To be announced.

September 20 - To be announced.

September 27 - To be announced.

October

October 5 - To be announced.

October 12 - To be announced.

October 19 - To be announced.

October 26 - To be announced.

November

November 1 - To be announced.

November 8 - To be announced.

November 15 - To be announced.

November 22 - NO MEETING. Closed for Thanksgiving.

November 29 - To be announced.

December

December 6 - To be announced.

December 13 - To be announced.

December 20 - Holiday Party and Business Meeting.

December 27 - To be announced.

Updated 01.15.2018 | Contact The Kenilworth Chess Club