Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Cranston CC March 2013

March 26th concluded our monthly swiss tournament.  Dusza and Zhevelyuk tied for first with 2.5 points.  This month we had a 3 round swiss because of the quick tournament at the beginning of the month.

Final Standings
2.5 - Dusza, Zhevelyuk (1st-2nd tied)
1.5 - Vogel, Dicecco, Neale, Burnett, Pita, Monteiro, Adofo (3rd-9th tied)
1.0 - Magill, Giarrusso (10th-11th tied)
0.5 - Estrada, Zou, Marchand, Ferretti, Torres, Boche, Delgado (12th-18th tied)

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Annual Club Meeting on April 2, 2013

The Cranston Chess Club will hold its annual membership meeting on Tuesday April 2, 2013.  The meeting will be held immediately prior to the regular club meeting that night.  The location is the downstairs conference room of the Garden City Shopping Center Management offices which is located next to the Joseph A. Bank building. So all interested parties (you don't have to be a member to attend -you just will not be able to vote) should arrive at the club no later than 6:30 PM at which time the meeting will begin.  The following business at a minimum will be covered:

1. Treasurer report for the past year.
2. Recognition of the new Club Champion.
3. Upcoming planned tournament schedule.
4. Elections for club officers for the upcoming year.
5. Website and blog for the club. 
6. Miscellaneous input from members.
Come with your ideas and input.  The club will only be as good as we all make it!

Frank Vogel
Cranston CC President

Friday, March 22, 2013

Cranston Quick Quads #1

On March 5th 2013 we had a single night event.  The first quad event at the Cranston Chess Club.  Swiszcz and Ferreira are clear 1st in their quads.  Giarrusso and Zhevelyuk tie for 1st in quad #3.  Cross table for the Quick Quad.

Final Standings

Quad #1
2.5 - Swiszcz (1st)
2.0 - Avalos (2nd)
1.0 - Vogel (3rd)
0.5 - Dusza (4th)

Quad #2
3.0 - Ferreira (1st)
1.0 - Dicecco, Burnett, Magill (2nd-4th tied)

Quad #3
2.5 - Giarrusso, Zhevelyuk (1st-2nd tied)
1.0 - Costa (3rd)
0.0 - Marchand (4th)

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Dusza wins 2013 club championship!

Our January and February monthly tournaments were combined to determine our club champion for 2013.  Dusza emerged victorious and undefeated with 7 wins and 1 draw.

For this 8 round tournament two half point byes were available, but had to be declared prior to the start of the 5th round.  Cross tables for 1st HALF and 2nd HALF.

Final Standings
7.5 - Dusza (1st - Undefeated!)
6.0 - Avalos (2nd)
5.0 - Vogel (3rd)
4.5 - Neale (4th)
3.5 - Dicecco, Magil (5th-6th tied)
3.0 - Rickson, Giarrusso, Zhevelyuk (7th-9th tied)
2.0 - Burnett (10th)
1.0 - Salisbury (11th)

A new blog for chess players in Rhode Island!

This blog will be used to post results of tournaments and general information about the Cranston Chess Club.

We meet Tuesdays from 6:30pm until 10:30pm at the Garden City Center in Cranston, which has an excellent array of restaurants, coffee shops, and shopping nearby.

The club's first meeting was February 9, 2005.  Regular members come from all over Rhode Island and parts of Massachusetts.  We've also been lucky to welcome visitors from places farther away, such as Texas and Italy.

We are an affiliate of the USCF with a tournament history that goes back to 2005.  During most weekly meetings you'll find us playing rated games as part of our monthly tournaments.  Occasionally we'll have a single evening quick tournament.

Casual players and spectators are also welcome.

Arrive at 6:30pm.  Games start at 7:00pm.

Find us at 100 Midway Road, Cranston, RI.  We meet in a conference room on the 1st floor of Midway Place.

The club's website is at