Sunday, December 31, 2017

Westfield CC Policy On ChessNoteЯ

The USCF has approved another electronic scoresheet device: The ChessNoteЯ by Black Mirror Studio, LLC, which runs exclusively on Nexus phones.

In our opinion, letting players record games with phones is a bad decision. It creates cheating opportunities & places additional burdens on TDs. Monroi, eNotate & PlyCount devices are easily identifiable. Now, we need to know what brand phone people are using, ascertain who is using ChessNoter or an unapproved app & deal with opponents or their parents who are disturbed by, or jealous of, the new product.

Thus, the Westfield CC is setting the following rules re: ChessNoter, effective 1/1/2018:

1. A player must inform the Chief TD of his/her intent to use ChessNoter before round one.
2. Your device must remain at the board during the game.
3. Any player violating rules 1 or 2, using other phones or other chess apps is subject to immediate forfeit & ban.

Friday, December 29, 2017

New Year's Eve Quads In Rahway

We invite you to play in Sunday's New Year's Eve Quads at Chess Mates Academy:

Dec. 31   New Year’s Eve Quads

3-RR. G/40 d5. Chess Mates Academy, 75 E. Cherry St., Suite 11, Rahway, NJ 07065. EF: $25, $20 Westfield CC members. Prizes: $60 to first in each section. Register: 12:00-12:25 p.m. Rounds: 12:30, 2:15, 4:00 p.m. Contact: Note: Please bring a chess clock.

This event, which should end by 5:30 p.m., was designed to give our players a low-cost, 1-day alternative to the tournaments being run in Manhattan & Cherry Hill this week/weekend.

Parking in the lot across the street (behind The Waiting Room) is free on Sundays.

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Westfield CC Closed Today & Next Sunday

The Westfield Chess Club will be closed today, Sunday, December 24th, & next Sunday, December 31st. Our next tournament will be G/45 Quads on Sunday, January 7th, 2018, at 1 p.m.

If you are looking to play before then, we suggest Chess Mates' New Year's Eve Quads on Sunday, December 31st. The event starts at 12:30 p.m. & should be done at 5:30. Bring a clock.

Happy Holidays

The Westfield Chess Club wishes its members and friends the happiest of holidays.

We thank you for making 2017 our best year to date!

Grasso Wins Westfield Championship

NM David Grasso won the Westfield Club Championship held December 3rd-10th.

LM James West, Merric Hu, Steve Hrop, & Boyang Zhao split the 2nd, 3rd, U2200 & U2000 prizes.

Bowen Liu won the U1800 Section.

Benjamin Liang was the U1200 Section winner.

52 players participated in the 3 sections.

Thanks to all for playing!

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Club Championship Concludes Today

The Club Championship concludes today.
We will be using rooms 107-109.

Round 3 begins at 12:30 p.m.
The 4th/final round is at 4.

Players may take 2 half-point byes.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Westfield Championship: 3rd Round Pairings

Westfield Club Championship

3rd Round (of 4)
Sunday, December 10th
12:30 p.m., sharp!

Pairings revised 12/8 @ 5:50 p.m.
Subject to change if there other withdrawals.

Open Section



Radomskyj, Peter (1.5)
Grasso, David (2.0)
Camejo, Mauricio (1.5)
Hu, Merric (1.5)
Zilbermintz, Lev (1.5)
Lazarus, David (1.5)
Hrop, Stephen (1.5)
Zhurbinsky, David (1.5)
Zhao, Boyang (1.0)
Hu, Alan (1.0)
Kalyanraman, Nikhil (1.0)
Omprakash, Thoshan (1.0)
Martinez, Alberto (1.0)
Fleysher, Leonid (1.0)
Garcia, Ramon (0.5)
Leiggi, Louis (0.5)
Zhurbinskiy, Ilya (0.5)
Oruganti, Suraj (0.0)

Zhang, Samuel (0.0)


 Todd Lunna, Terrence Fricker, Ellen Wang & Aayush Ajith withdrew.

U1800 Section

U1200 Section

Extra Game

Players will toss for color.

Evie Shen vs. Suvid Bordia

The 4th/Final round is at 4:00 p.m.

Westfield Championship Standings

Westfield Championship Standings, after 2 of 4 rounds:

Open Section

U1800 Section

U1200 Section

Grasso Leads Westfield Championship

NM David Grasso leads the Westfield Club Championship at its halfway point.

8 players, including former champs LM Todd Lunna, LM Peter Radomskyj, Lev Zilbermintz & David Zhurbinsky are just a half-point behind.

Reigning champ Sanjana Vittal is not participating.

Swagnik Roychoudhury (1583), Harrish Vijay Parasara Ramanujam (1471) and Nishant Lebaka (1421) lead the U1800 Section.

Benjamin Liang (1186) heads the U1200s.

The event concludes next week.

Summer & Fall Scholastic Reports Forthcoming

Belated reports on & photos from our Summer & Fall Scholastic tournaments will be posted in the near future.

Sorry for the long delay.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Westfield Club Championship Begins Today!

The Westfield Club Championship begins today! Registration is 11:45 a.m. - 12:20 p.m., with the 1st round starting at 12:30.

For details visit