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

Gregg, Bedy, Wingrove dominate May Quads!

Bill Wingrove, Noel Bedy and Alan Gregg were unscathed by the losing bug, as each posted 2.5/3 points to claim first place cash in the Action Quads hosted at the PHCC on May 16, 2019, in  contests punctuated by a pair of super-swindles! Yes, once again, the deceitful experience of age bested the impetuosity of youth to carry the day and skulk off with the ill-gotten point in each of their respective sections.

Noel Bedy committed the ultimate blunder by dropping his queen to relative novice, Jay Defoy, only to recoup the coveted royal through a nefarious fork a few moves later! Lon, on the other hand dropped a knight without compensation in the middle-game, stunned his youthful adversary with a one-two TKO in the waning moments of his game against Josh Muir and emerged undeservingly victorious.

The final stanza of this monthly Action trifecta will take place on June 20th, but since Alan and Matt Morabito will be off traversing the environs of the UK and Italy respectively, outcomes could be a lot different! Hope to see you for this premier event! Be sure to check out the games in the Members section to view these spectacular swindles! 

 

2019 PHCC G/25 May Quads Section A

#

Name/Rtng/ID

Rd 1

Rd 2

Rd 3

1

Alan Gregg

W   3

B    4

B    2

 

1882       

 1.0

 2.0

 2.5

2

Matthew Morabito

W   4

B    3

W    1

 

1898       

 0.5

 1.5

 2.0

3

Lonnie Rutkofske

B    1

W   2

W    4

 

1805       

 0.0

 0.0

 1.0

4

Joshua Muir

B    2

W   1

B    3

 

1620        

 0.5

 0.5

 0.5

 

2019 PHCC G/25 May Quads Section B

#

Name/Rtng/ID

Rd 1

Rd 2

Rd 3

1

Noel Bedy

W   2

B   4

B   3

 

1478        

 1.0

 2.0

 2.5

2

Bill Wingrove

W   1

B   3

W  4

 

1488 

 1.0

 2.0

 2.5

3

Joshua Kenny

B   4

W   2

B   1

 

1063      

 0.0

 0.0

 1.0

4

Jay Defoy

B   3

W   1

W  2

 

1237        

 0.0

 0.0

 0.0

June 20th 

PHCC /USCF Rated 

G/25 w 3 sec delay

Quads (or Mini-Swiss depending on 

registration)

April, 18th; May,16th; June, 20th - USCF/PHCC Rated Action Quads (or Mini-Swiss depending on registration) G/25 with 3 sec. delay EF: $5.00 …Prizes based on entries. A minimum of 4 participants will be necessary to hold the event. Please contact Lon via phone or email if you plan to register. Onsite registration 6:30-7:00PM - Play begins at 7:00 PM. Prizes: if Quad: 1st = $15; if Mini-Swiss: Based on entries! (Recording games is optional, for players that wish to keep score, neither player is required to keep score if either has 5 minutes or less on their clock.)

 

It's Back to our usual meeting 

place effective May 9, 2019

Diane Rutkofske to offer new embroidered 50th Anniversary PHCC logo shirts for 2019!

Diane Rutkofske, obviously Lon’s talented, better half, is quick to get on the 50th anniversary bandwagon with a special deal! She plans to offer interested PHCC members embroidered polo shirts with a new 50th anniversary logo for the coming year. You have probably seen some of her wonderful work on shirts worn by many members of our club, and we already have orders from Avery JonesBill Wingrove,  Noel Bedy, and of course, Lon for this 2019 version.

The embroidery fee will be around $15 (…less than the going market rate for embroidered designs.), but  if Diane can purchase appropriate, quality polo shirts ( long or short sleeve) in a variety colors at a reasonable rate ($15-$20)that will of course be added to the total purchase price.  Shown below is the new logo design, but with the new version thread colors may vary, dependent on the color of the shirt (See choices below.)! Let Lon know if you are interested in ordering a shirt!

 

See the EVENTS Section for the latest 

information on upcoming events!



June 2019

 Issue of

Chess Chatter Available in Chess

Chatter 2019 Section


   Enquiries 

Lon Rutkofske   810-388-9219   PtHuronChessClub@aol.com


Alan Gregg    810-679-3081   

                   

                        Updated 5/22/2019 by LWR

 Annual Dues for 2018:


Adult: $20.00; Under 19: $10

Make a free website with Yola