Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Business Meeting Tomorrow Night

A Reminder:

The Garden State Chess League's Business Meeting will take place at the Kenilworth Chess Club tomorrow night (8:15 p.m.).

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Kenilworth Withdraws

Due to insurmountable difficulties in fielding full and/or competitive lineups, the Kenilworth Chess Club is withdrawing from the Garden State Chess League effective May 6, 2016.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Updated Playoff Schedule

Playoff Schedule

Updated: May 3, 2016 @ 4:40 p.m.

Match for
7th Place:
DOCA Knights +- Kenilworth

Kenilworth forfeits.

Match for 5th place:
West Orange vs. Lehigh Valley
Wednesday, May 4th at Branchburg, 8:00 p.m.

West Orange has chosen White on boards 1 & 3.

Match for 1st place:
Newark-McDonalds vs. Hamilton.
Thursday, May 5th at Kenilworth, 8:20 p.m.

Hamilton has chosen Black on boards 1 & 3.
             
Match for 3rd place:
Rutgers vs. Summit.
Thursday, May 12th at Kenilworth, 8:20 p.m.

Rutgers to decide if it wants White or Black on board 1.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Final Standings & Playoffs Update

McCormick Division
1. Newark-McDonald's 3-1-2, 2. Summit 2-1-3, 3. West Orange 1-1-4, 4. Kenilworth 1-4-1


Ferrero Division

1. Hamilton 4-1-1, 2. Rutgers U. 2-1-3, 3. Lehigh Valley CA 2-2-2, 4. DOCA Knights 0-4-2


1st place:
Hamilton vs. Newark-McDonalds.
Thursday, May 5th at Kenilworth (tentative).
Hamilton has color choice.

3rd place:
Rutgers vs. Summit.
Thursday, May 5th at Kenilworth (tentative).
Rutgers has color choice.

5th place:
West Orange vs. Lehigh Valley.
Wednesday, May 4th at Branchburg (tentative).
West Orange has color choice.

7th Place:
Kenilworth vs. DOCA Knights.
Wednesday, May 4th at Branchburg (tentative).
Kenilworth has color choice.

Lehigh Valley 3.5 Rutgers 0.5

Last night, Lehigh Valley defeated Rutgers 3.5-0.5.


With that result, Hamilton wins the Ferrero Division & RU is the runner-up.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Playoffs Picture


Current playoffs picture:

Match for 1st place:

Newark-McDonalds vs. Ferrero Division winner.
Ferrero winner to decide if it wants White or Black on board 1.
Suggested Date & Site: Thursday, May 5th at Kenilworth

Match for 3rd place:

Summit vs. Ferrero Division runner-up.
Ferrero runner-up to decide if it wants White or Black on board 1.
Suggested Date & Site: Thursday, May 5th at Kenilworth

Match for 5th place:

West Orange vs. Lehigh Valley.
West Orange to decide if it wants White or Black on board 1.
Suggested Date & Site: Wednesday, May 4th at Branchburg

Match for 7th Place:

Kenilworth vs. DOCA Knights.
Kenilworth to decide if it wants White or Black on board 1.
Suggested Date & Site: Wednesday, May 4th at Branchburg

Updated Standings

Current Standings:

McCormick Division     FINAL

1. Newark-McDonald's 3-1-2, 2. Summit 2-1-3, 3. West Orange 1-1-4, 4. Kenilworth 1-4-1

Ferrero Division
1. Hamilton 4-1-1, 2. Rutgers U. 2-0-3, 3. Lehigh Valley CA 1-2-2, 4. DOCA Knights 0-4-2

Rutgers holds the tiebreak over Hamilton.

The regular season concludes Tuesday 4/12 when RU plays LVCA.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

RU -- Hamilton 2 -- 2

3/7/16 Hamilton NJ

(R) Ethan Klein -- Dragan Milovanovic (H)  1 -- 0
(H) Joshua D. Hill -- Aleksey Vishnyakov (R) 1 -- 0
(R) Will Schreefer -- Charlie Miller (H) 1/2 - 1/2
(H) Lou Ferrer -- Amnon Attali (R) 1/2 -- 1/2 

Friday, March 4, 2016

Updated Standings

Current Standings:

McCormick Division
1. Newark-McDonald's 3-0-2, 2. Summit 1-1-3, 3. West Orange 0-1-4, 4. Kenilworth 1-3-1

Ferrero Division
= 1-2. Hamilton 3-1, Rutgers 2-0-2, 3. Lehigh Valley 1-2-2, 4. DOCA Knights 0-3-2


The 5th round concludes Monday night with Rutgers visiting Hamilton.

This Week's Results

Tuesday, March 1
At West Orange

Newark-McDonald's
2.5
West Orange
1.5
1)
Lev Zilbermintz
1
Peter Radomskyj
0
2)
Jeyson Flores
1/2
Ari Minkov
1/2
3)
Michael O'Connor
0
Matt Boxer
1
4)
Gaby Marani
1
Ed Trieste
0


Wednesday, March 2
At Branchburg
Lehigh Valley 2 DOCA Knights 2


Thursday, March 3
At Kenilworth
Kenilworth 3 Summit 1


Board 1
Simon Thomson (S, 2079) 1-0 John Moldovan (K, 1840)
A50 Hybrid King's Indian


Notes to this game will follow.


Board 2
 Greg Tomkovich (K, 1698) 1-0 Steve Liesch (S, 1586)
D07 Queen's Gambit
Tchigorin's Defense


 Board 3
 Lou Sturniolo (S, 1512) 0-1 Geoff McAuliffe (K, 1660)
B01 Scandinavian Defense


Board 4
 Joe Renna (K, 1447) 1-0 Wayne Burnett (S, 1425)
E90 King's Indian Defense
Classical Variation with 6.Bd3


With Summit's loss, Newark-McDonald's clinches 1st place in the McCormick Division.

Round 4 Recap Of McCormick Matches

February 2nd
At West Orange
Newark-McDonald's 2.5 Kenilworth 1.5


Board 1
John Moldovan (K, 1840) 0-1 Lev Zilbermintz (N, 2111)
 A10 English Opening
Meyers Defense

Notes to this game will follow.


Board 2
Jeyson Flores (N, 1906) 1-0 Greg Tomkovich (K, 1698)
 Queen's Gambit
Lasker's Defense Deferred


Board 3
Geoff McAuliffe (K, 1660) 1/2-1/2  Michael O'Connor (N, 1799)
 C01 French Defense
Exchange Variation
 

February 2nd
At West Orange
West Orange 2 Summit 2


Board 1
LM Peter Radomskyj (W.O, 2200) 1/2-1/2 Yuvanshu Agarwal (S, 1810)


Board 2
Donnally Miller (S, 1687) 0-1 Ari Minkov (W.O., 1960)


Board 3
Matt Boxer (W.O, 1900) 1/2-1/2 Max Weinstein (S, 1689)

Friday, February 26, 2016

Updated Standings

Current Standings:

McCormick Division
1. Newark-McDonald's 2-0-2, 2. Summit 1-0-3, 3. West Orange 0-0-4, 4. Kenilworth 0-3-1

Ferrero Division
= 1-2. Hamilton 3-1, Rutgers 2-0-2, 3. Lehigh Valley 1-2-1, 4. DOCA Knights 0-3-1

Hamilton Awarded Forfeit Win Over LVCA

The league has rejected the 2-2 result from February 9th's Hamilton-Lehigh Valley match & awarded Hamilton a 4-0 forfeit victory.

Specifically, LVCA illegally used an unrated player on board 4 despite having a 1925+ average on boards 1-3.

Our rules on lineups, ratings & unrated players are quite clear & should be adhered to.