Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Venue Change For Our August 9th Quads

Our August 9th Quads will held in the YMCA's Bauer Family Branch
at 422 East Broad Street, which is between Saint Paul Street and South Euclid Avenue. Click on the map below, for directions.,+Westfield,+NJ+07090/data=!4m5!4m4!1m0!1m2!1m1!1s0x89c3b1a5ae98676b:0xd4b9fdb9854b3544?sa=X&ved=0CB8QwwUwAGoVChMIuMHBtICBxwIVCHM-Ch18qgRS

The Y's main location on Clark Street is undergoing construction and will not be available to the club that day.
Aug. 9   Westfield G/45 Quads 
3-RR, G/40 d5, Westfield Y, 220 Clark St. Westfield Area Y: Robert and Virginia Bauer Family Branch, 422 East Broad Street, Westfield, NJ 07090. Prizes: $60 to first in each section. EF: $25, $20 Westfield CC & Kenilworth CC members. Register: 1:15-1:45 p.m. Rounds: 2:00-3:45-5:30 p.m. Information:

Saturday, July 25, 2015

2 p.m. Starting Time, Effective July 26

Beginning on July 26th, our G/45 Quads, G/45 Octos and Scholastic tournaments will begin at 2 p.m. Registration will be 1:15-1:45.

The earlier starts should provide players 15-minute between-round breaks and permit the Chief TD to submit the USCF report on-site.

Paired players will still have the option of starting their games early.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Open Section Winners

Trophy winners from the Open Section of yesterday's Westfield Summer Scholastic:

From L-R: Jason Covey (5th place), Stanley Liu (2nd), Beata Gelman (1st), Luke Drennan (Honorable Mention), Christopher Giordano (Honorable Mention) and Abinav Mundayat (3rd).

Not pictured: Nikhil Vaddepally (4th)

Final Open Section Standings, in tiebreak-order.

Congratulations to the 20 trophy winners and thanks to all 48 who participated.

The Honorable Mention winners in the U750 & U1250 sections will receive their trophies on their next visit to the Westfield CC.

Our next Scholastic event will be on October 18th, 2015.

U1250 Winners

Trophy winners from the U1250 Section of yesterday's Westfield Summer Scholastic:

From L-R: Eric Li (2nd place), Neil Samant (5th), Daniel Dragonoff (1st) and Asgar Musaji (4th).

Not pictured: Dina Brustein (3rd), Michael Xu (Honorable Mention) and Edward Zheng (Honorable Mention)

Final U1250 Standings, in tiebreak-order.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

U750 Winners

Trophy winners from the U750 Section of today's Westfield Summer Scholastic:

From L-R: Alexander Kotelnikovov (1st place), Wendy Jin (2nd), Arav Katakam (3rd), Aneek Mahajan (4th) and Rohan Narayanan (5th).

Not pictured: Patrick Xia (Honorable Mention)

Final U750 Standings, in tiebreak-order.

Summer Scholastic Winners

Beata Gelman (1639), Daniel Draganoff (1234) and Alexander Kotelnikov (708 on the July rating list) were section winners in today's Westfield Summer Scholastic, which featured 48 participants.

The full list of trophy recipients and some additional photos will follow.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Chess Fest Canceled

The Westfield Chess Fest scheduled for August 16 and all of its events have been canceled.

As a replacement, we will be running a dual-rated event, G/45 or G/60 tournament. The starting time, exact format & other details will follow.

My apologizes to those who were looking forward to attending and/or participating in the various attractions.

Any future Chess Fest endeavor will be given more thought and a more appropriate date.

John Moldovan

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Summer Scholastic

On Sunday afternoon (July 19), we will be running the Westfield Summer Scholastic, for K-12 students.

Registration is from 1:15 until 2:00 p.m., on site only.

The first round begins at 2:15. Those arriving late will receive a half-point bye for round 1.

The entry fee is $20 for Westfield CC members, $25 for others.

Trophies will be awarded to Top 5 in each section. Tiebreaks will be used, per USCF rule 34E.

The U750 & U1250 Sections will play 4 rounds of G/25 d5. The Open Section will play 3 rounds of G/40 d5.

For additional information, click here.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

RIP Ernesto Labate

Long-time Westfield Chess Club member & TD Ernesto Labate passed away on Monday, at the age of 92.

Entombment at Graceland Memorial Park will take place on Friday with guests gathering at the funeral home at 10:30AM.
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Entombment at Graceland Memorial Park will take place on Friday with guests gathering at the funeral home at 10:30AM.
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Entombment at Graceland Memorial Park will take place on Friday with guests gathering at the funeral home at 10:30AM.
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Visitation will be held on Sunday, July 5, 2015 from 3:00-7:00 p.m. at the McCriskin-Gustafson Home For Funerals, 2425 Plainfield Avenue, South Plainfield, NJ 07080. Following the eulogy at 6:00 PM family and friends are invited to share reflections.

Funeral services will begin on Monday July 6 at 11:30 a.m., followed by a funeral mass at Sacred Heart Church at 12:30 PM. Mausoleum entombment will follow at Holy Redeemer Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to JFK Haven Hospice & Palliative Care, Edison, NJ.