Events for 2018-2019

Calendar of Events:

First Thursday of Each Month - Chess Clinics– 6:30 to 7:00 PM - $7.50 per person. From 7:00 until 10:00. Players wishing to play Challenge matches with longer time controls of G/60 with 5 sec delay can choose to play match games if they so desire. Participants will be required to follow the rules and regulations for Challenge Play (As outlined in Chess Chatter, our website under "Club Member Ratings Lists", or posted at the club.) and colors will be selected by lot.  PHCC club ratings will be used. Players should turn their game scores into Lon, so he can adjust ratings appropriately and showcase the games in Chess ChatterMonthly Tournaments will be held, usually on the third Thursday of the month, See the events schedule below for specifics!



December 2018 – NO TOURNAMENTS

2019 Events Schedule:

New timeline for the 2019 PHCC Championships in the works for 50th anniversary celebration- Please note date changes. – RULES AND DETAILS WILL BE RELEASED WITH THE DECEMBER EDITION OF CHESS CHATTER .

 

Tournament Director, Lon Rutkofske has been working with Port Huron Recreation Department supervisor, Amanda Dickinson to ring in the new year with a completely new calendar format to kick off the PHCC’s 50th anniversary celebration.

 

In an effort to resolve the typical concerns revolving around a winter schedule for the customary PHCC Championships beginning in January, this year’s plan aims to resolve this by hosting the event in a 5 round Swiss format, to be held on a single weekend beginning with the first round slated for 7:00pm. on Thursday, January 17th and  the final four rounds (two each day with rounds at 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.) on January 19th and 20th. The entire tournament will be held at our Palmer Park site and conclude with the awards ceremony following the completion of the final round on January 20th. Amanda’s recommendation of reserving the following weekend (January 26-27) as a back-up is a testament to the continued willing support of the PH Recreation Department.

February 21st- PHCC Rated Action Quads (or Mini-Swiss depending on registration) G/10 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.)

March 21st- PHCC Rated Action Quads (or Mini-Swiss depending on registration) G/10 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.)

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! 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.)

July 18th - 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.)

August 8, 15, 22 – USCF/PHCC Rated Mini-Swiss (or Quads based on entries) 3 Round- USCF Rated Mini-Swiss. Game/90 minutes with/5 sec. delay. USCF and PHCC membership required. One game per night (August 8, 15 & 22)! Play will begin at 7:00PM. EF: $5.00 Play will begin at 7:00PM. A minimum of 4 participants are required. Prizes: based on entries. Please register in advance by contacting Lon Rutkofske by August 7th so he can determine if there are enough entries to hold the event.

September 19th – PHCC rated Thematic tournament: 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.)Players with the white pieces will be playing a game with a predetermined opening sequence such as the Ruy Lopez, or KI Attack based on one of the openings drawn at random by the TD. The game will begin from that opening position.

October 17th PHCC Speed Championships - The Port Huron Chess Club’s 38th Annual Speed Championship Tournament will be held on Thursday, October 17th beginning at 7:00 PM. Registrations will determine the number of rounds and prizes. PHCC membership required. Entry fee will be $5.00. Please contact Lon if you plan to play. There will be no registrations on-site. If you intend to play, contact Lon before October 17th.  (Will be USCF rated if all entrants are USCF members.)

November 21st – Duncan’s 18th Turkey Gobbler Tournament “fun tournament”: 6 rounds – featuring handicap speed, fixed positions, pre-selected openings, problem solving, G/15 events. EF$ 5.00, prizes based on entries; Plaque for over-all champion: class prizes for each section (A fun event created by Bob Duncan in 1980.) ! A minimum of 4 participants will be necessary to hold the event. Please contact Lon via phone or email if you plan to register. Play begins at 7:00 PM.

December – NO TOURNAMENTS

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