Sunday, November 18, 2018

Grand Prix Today

Today we a running a Grand Prix tournament with Open, U1800 & U1200 sections.

Each will have 4 rounds & a G/40 d5 time control.

Friday, November 9, 2018

World Championship Underway!

Monday, October 22, 2018

GM Michael Rohde Lecture & Simul On 12/23

The Westfield Chess Club

Westfield YMCA
220 Clark St.
Westfield, NJ 07090

is proud to host

A lecture and s
imultaneous exhibition by Grandmaster Michael Rohde

on Sunday, December 23rd.

Lecture starts at 11:30 a.m.
Simul starts at 12:30 p.m.

Cost to play in the simul: $20 Westfield CC members, $25 non-members.
Kids may re-enter at no additional cost.

Pizza, snacks & refreshments to be served during the event.

Roshan Idnani Becomes National Master

Congratulations to Roshan Idnani, New Jersey's newest National Master!

A first round win against FM Boris Privman, in yesterday's Westfield G/45 Quads, put him over 2200.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Rating Delay

The rating of today's Westfield Octos has been delayed due to membership issues.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Moldovan To Lecture At Kenilworth CC Tonight

John Moldovan will be giving a lecture at the Kenilworth Chess Club tonight.

The topic: My Best Games 2017-18
Time: 8:15 p.m.
Admission: $5.

Here's a preview of the accompanying 5-page handout.

Monday, July 23, 2018

Christian Brothers Academy Seeks Chess Coach

Christian Brothers Academy is seeking a dedicated and passionate individual to help mentor its state and national championship chess team.

Recent CBA chess successes include, sectional title at NYC championships, two titles at NYC High School Championships, NJ 12th Grade Champions, National Champions for 12th grade for second time in three years, Jersey Shore Conference Champions and State Champions.

Candiates' qualifications should include:

· being a USCF rated player

· having experience teaching chess and the ability to analyze games

· availability after school several days per week and for several weekend tournaments per year

Interested candidates should email their resume to
Maureen Szablewski
Dean of Campus Life

850 Newman Springs Road
Lincroft, NJ  07738
o: (732) 747-1959 ext. 101
f: (732) 747-1643

Sunday, July 22, 2018


There will be a delay in rating today's G/50 Quads!

We are missing 4 results from round 3!!!!:

Section 3
Wang - Gao
Max Weinstein - Whites

Section 7
L. Koganov - Srinivasan

Section 11
Adharrash Jambhunathan - G. Fan

Games with no result reported within a reasonable period of time will be considered un-played draws.

UPDATE: Monday 7/23 @ 3:07 a.m. - We received 3 of the 4 results. The other game has been reported as an un-played draw. The event has been submitted for rating.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Eric Yuhan Li Becomes National Master

Former Westfield CC member Eric Yuhan Li went 3-0 at today's Chess Mates Saturday Quad & earned his National Master title.

Photo credit: Vanessa Sun

Friday, July 6, 2018

Twitter Account Locked

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date:Fri, Jul 6, 2018 at 7:23 PM
subject:Re: Case# 87231027: Appealing a locked account - @WestfieldChess

Which of the 9 tweets, in the screenshot below, violates your "rules against abusive behavior"?

Please explain why.

Our membership would like to know.

Westfield Chess Club

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Rating Report Delayed

The rating of today's terribly chaotic Westfield Quads, which attracted 74 players, is being delayed due to a membership issue.

Thanks in advance for your patience.

UPDATE 6/4 @ 11:08 a.m.: The event has been submitted & should be rated by 12:30 p.m.

IM Zlotnikov To Lecture At West Orange CC, On 6/12

International Master Mikhail Zlotnikov will be giving a lecture at the West Orange Chess Club on Tuesday June 12, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.

A $10 per attendee donation is requested. If you are a West Orange resident, are under age 18 or age 65+, the requested donation is $5.

For more information please contact club president and tournament director John Hagerty at or alternatively call him at 973-736-3433 between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Westfield CC Closed Today

The Westfield Chess Club is closed today, May 27th.

Our next tournament will be G/45 Quads on Sunday, June 3rd, 2018, at 1:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Ernesto Labate Library Dedication Tomorrow!

Prior tomorrow's G/45 Quads there will be a performance by Fred Lehotay & The Ragtimers and dedication of the Ernesto Labate Library.

Here is the schedule of events:

11:00 a.m. - Performance by Fred Lehotay & The Ragtimers.
12:15 p.m. - Dedication of the Ernesto Labate Library
12:45 - Tournament registration
1:30 - Westfield G/45 Quads

Refreshments will be served sometime in the 11-12:45 time frame.

A big thank you to former President Todd Lunna for honoring Ernesto by commissioning construction of a cabinet to house his book collection & arranging the festivities.

The Henry Hibbard Cup (held by Sanjana Vittal in the picture below), onto which the names of  Westfield CC Champions are inscribed, will also be housed in the cabinet.

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Online Sweatshirt Ordering Has Closed

 Online ordering of Westfield CC sweatshirts has closed!

You can order at the club on May 6th, 13th & 20th.
The price is $21, regardless of size.

We will have no more than 9 shirts available.
If you want to buy one don't delay!

Purchased shirts will be distributed on May 20th.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Westfield Chess Club Sweatshirts Available

The Westfield Chess Club has organized a group order from Custom Ink.

You may order online or in-person, at our April 22nd Grand Prix & April 29th Quads.

This sweatshirt runs small! Go up a size!

It is only available in adult sizes.

Order by May 5th.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Uniform 12:30 P.M. Starting Time Beginning June 10!

Beginning on June 10th,

all Westfield Chess Club afternoon Quads (G/45, G/50, G/60) & Scholastic events will have a uniform 12:30 p.m. starting time.


Registration will be from 11:45 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.

The earlier starts should provide a more leisurely pace for our TDs & the uniform time should benefit our players.

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Westfield CC Closed Tomorrow

The Westfield YMCA & Westfield Chess Club will be closed tomorrow April 1st, as it is Easter Sunday.

Our next tournament will be G/50 Quads on Sunday, April 8th, 2018, at 1:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 24, 2018



If you are playing in the Westfield G/60 Quads on March 25th please bring the exact entry fee: $20 for club members, $25 for non-members.

Also: If your USCF membership has expired please renew it before coming to the Y.


Sunday, March 11, 2018

Rating Report Delayed (Again)

The rating report on today's Westfield Quads, which attracted 75 players is being delayed due to a membership issue.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Rating Report Delayed

The rating report on today's Westfield Quads, which attracted 83 players is being delayed due to membership issues.

We will resolve them ASAP.

Thank you for attending the event & being patient.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Westfield Chess Club Closed Tomorrow

The Westfield Chess Club will be closed tomorrow, Sunday, February 18th.

Our next tournament will be G/60 Quads on Sunday, February 25th, 2018, at 12:30 p.m.


If you are not playing in the U.S. Amateur Team East tournament at the Parsippany Hilton this weekend, stop by to visit. It is a great event with more than 1000 participants, including many Westfield members.

Michael O'Connor & his band Mikell's Plot will be performing today from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Today's games are at 1:00 & 7:30 p.m. Sunday's are at 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Monday's are at 9 a.m. & 3:30 p.m.

Chess4Less & the Rochester Chess Center will have books & equipment for sale all 3 days.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Early Start For Tomorrow's Quads

A reminder: Tomorrow is Super Bowl Sunday.

So, the Westfield Quads will be starting at 10:35 a.m.

Registration begins at 10.