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

                                  2018 PHCC

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2018 PHCC Chess Championships 

#Name/Rtng/IDRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Rd 4Rd 5Rd 6Rd 7
1Alan GreggB    7W    6B    5W    4B    3W    2W    8
1948   12824548        1.0 1.0  1.0   1.0 1.0  1.0  1.0 
2Matthew MorabitoB    6W    5B    4W    3W    8B    1W    7
1848   12577179       0.0  1.0 0.0  0.5   0.5  0.0 1.0
3Lonnie RutkofskeB    5W    4W    8B    2W    1B    7W    6
1818   10288347        1.0 1.0  0.5  0.5 0.0     1.0  1.0 
4George  JonesW    8B    3W    2B    1W    7B    6W    5
1630   12577178        1.0  0.0 1.0  0.0  .05  1.0   1.0  
5Joshua MuirW    3B    2W    1B    7W    6B    8B    4
1600   16403982        0.0 0.0   0.01.0   0.5  1.0F 0.0 
6William WingroveW    2B    1W    7B    8B    5W    4B    3
1579   12181760        1.0 0.0 1.0   1.0F  0.5  0.0   0.0 
7Noel BedyW    1B    8B    6W    5B    4W    3B    2
1504   12626193        0.0 0.0 0.00.0  0.5  0.0 0.0 
8David BoucherB    4W    7B    3W    6B    2W    5B    1
1303   12412595        0.0  1.0   0.5  0.0F  0.5  0.0F0.0F 

Gregg Sweeps Field to Capture

2018 Club Championship Crown -

Our illustrious representative of the UK collected yet another title adding to his total as he raced through a host of stumbling opponents on his way to perfection, racking up 7 straight wins in securing the 2018 PHCC Championship crown. Effectively taking advantage of the generosity of his fellow competitors in the majority of games who shared the maddening habit of "giving" this year's champ piece after piece  through their errant play, the gleeful champion accepted each with a  magnanimity that only PHCC members can appreciate.

The play of Josh Muir and Dave Boucher surfaced as the bright spots in the whole affair,  as play was generally sub-par by usual championship standards with upsets being few and far between. Bill Wingrove's complete domination of Matt Morabtio in the first round was held up as the most surprisingly efficient crush of the tournament, although Dave Boucher's draws with the #2 and #3 rated players proved remarkable as well. Unfortunately pressing family obligations forced Dave to withdraw, preventing him from would could have been his best tournament finish!

Undoubtedly, the play of both Matt and Noel Bedy fell way below both their expectations and competitive norms in championship play, as neither seemed to be able to maintain advantages long enough to bring home key victories!

January- March 2018 Issue of

Chess Chatter Available in Chess

Chatter 2018 Section

2019 PHCC Championships - a new proposal


After the past few years of directing the PHCC Championships, I think that perhaps a new format might be in order. I am proposing that we run next year's championships on a single weekend in January with a 5 round swiss system format. Such a change could solve our weather issues, permit more participation from club members who just cannot make the demanding schedule on successive Thursdays and may even bring more participation from younger club players away at school who might be able to make a weekend tournament. Additionally, such a format should free up the winter Thursday schedule for more casual and challenge play, as well as shorter action and mini-Swiss events.


Please let me know your thoughts via email, I am very interested in soliciting member feedback! Lon

Needed: PHCC volunteers for the

PHASD/Phil Willard Memorial

Tournament on March 24th

Once again the Evon Rodriguez has asked for PHCC to volunteer and lend support and expertise to this year's 22nd tournament. Please let Lon know if you can attend and help. We would need to be there by 8:00 am on Saturday morning.


Lon Rutkofske   810-388-9219

Alan Gregg    810-679-3081 


                          Updated -3/12/2018 by AMG

 Annual Dues for 2018:

Adult: $20.00; Under 19: $10

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