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 Ave…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: http://porthuronchessclub.yolasite.com/
2829 Armour Street
Port Huron, Michigan 48060
*****Meeting on September 22nd
Gregg takes August Speed Event
Shedding his so self-imposed aversion to quick chess, Alan Gregg ,managed to keep himself out of trouble enroute to claiming first prize in an August warmup speed tournament hosted by the PHCC in preparation for the annual PHCC Speed/Blitz Championships slated for October 20th. Edging Lon by but a single point, the Croswell native dropped split points with Lon and Matt Morabito to claim the $15 first prize. In the interlude, Avery Jones managed to nail Matt for a pair of points and Lon for a single point earning a second place tie with the 2015 Speed Champ that contributed to the woes of the 2016 Club Co-Champions as well as some good 'Ole US dollars! The most startling aspect of the whole event, with the exception of Gerrit Beneker's unexpected by delightful entry, was the appearance of Noel Bedy, who swore (quite literally, too) he'd never play speed chess again after a dismal showing in his previous quick chess competition! Proving once again that...masochism dies a slow death in the realm of chessdom!
Action (G/10 minutes) slated
for Sept. 22 moved to Sept. 29th-
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Chess Chatter in the Chess Chatter 2016
Annual Dues for 2016:
Adult: $20.00; Under 19: $10