The Port Huron Chess Club meets Thursdays, except holidays, from 6:30-10:00 PM, at Palmer Park Recreation Center, 2829 Armour Street, (NE corner of Garfield  Street and Gratiot Aveā€¦1 mile North of the Blue Water Bridge) Port Huron, Michigan. Everyone is welcome. Founded in 1969 the PHCC offers instruction, casual play, nationally rated and locally related tournaments. Membership is not required to play on Thursdays, but is required for tournament play. Membership fees are $20/yr for adults; $10/yr for those under 19. The PHCC publishes a monthly newsletter, Chess Chatter, which is available on its website, or directly by contacting Lon Rutkofske at 810-388-9219. Learn to play, improve your game, or just come in to enjoy the camaraderie. The club has a number of highly rated players including two state champions if you might be interested in serious play or even private lessons. All equipment provided. Website: 

2829 Armour Street
Port Huron, Michigan 48060

Bruziewicz captures 10th PHCC Speed Title  

2016 PHCC Speed Champion

Andrew Bruziewicz

Canadian expert, Andy Bruziewicz dominated play in route to his 10th PHCC Speed Championship crown, running the table without a loss and outdistancing second place finishers Alan Gregg and Eric Roome who garnered 8 points each in the double round robin tilt. The Sarnia alderman who holds a number of significant government positions was free this particular Thursday evening, much to the dismay of the eager troupe of 6 would be champions, was not seriously threatened throughout the event, yielding a pair of final round "grandmaster draws" to Alan Gregg once the tournament was well out of reach of the other competitors. Notorious locally for his prowess at blitz chess, Andy is not adverse to granting time odds to most local players as a means of picking up a few quarters for the coffee machine at City Hall! His 11/12 point finish is also a club record for most wins in a championship event. Lon Rutkofske, last year's champion finished a dismal 6th place with erratic and less than creative play, not to mention the fact that he lost most of his games on time. Eric Roome kept pace with the leaders for most of the way,  upending Alan in a two game sweep in the first round, but dropping a pair to Andy in the second round. Tony West dropped by on the rainy Thursday evening from the dry and warm environs of his home in Grosse Pointe Woods to add to the drama and strength of the PHCC's 36th 5-minute Blitz Championship tying Matt Morabtio with 5.5 points. Finally, what began with an exasperating series of unanticipated delays at the Blue Water Bridge and ended in a devastating evening with and 0.0 performance over the board, Avery Jones remained remarkably philosophical and upbeat as he and Andy headed home in the cool fall drizzle.

See the EVENTS Section for the latest 

information on upcoming events!

See the November 2016 issue of 

Chess Chatter in the Chess Chatter 2016 




Lon Rutkofske   810-388-9219

Alan Gregg    810-679-3081 


Updated 10-21-2016 by LWR

 Annual Dues for 2016:

Adult: $20.00; Under 19: $10


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