Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Schedule Change

The 5th round match between Staten Island & the Kenilworth Karpovs, originally scheduled for 2/4, has been postponed to Thursday, February 18th at 8:15 p.m.

January Match-ups

Tuesday 1/5 at West Orange, 8 p.m.
  • Hamilton 2-0-1 vs. Staten Island 0-2-1
This will be the 1st meeting between the 2 clubs. The former will be looking to stay in 1st place while the latter tries to escape the basement.
  • West Orange 1-1-1 vs. Sparta 1-2
Previous meeting : 3/3/2009 at West Orange. W. Orange swept 4-0.

Thursday 1/7 at Kenilworth, 8:15 p.m.

  • Summit 1-2 vs. Kenilworth Karpovs 2-1
Previous meeting : 6/29/2009 at Summit. Karpovs won 3.5-0.5.
  • Kenilworth Kortchnois 2-1 vs. Kenilworth Kramniks 1-1-1
Previous meeting : 3/05/2009 at Maplewood. Kortchnois won 2.5-1.5.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

West Orange 3.5 Staten Island 0.5

On December 1st, West Orange defeated Staten Island 3.5-0.5 for their 1st victory of the season. NM Peter Radomsky, Paul Corcoran & Fermin Arias scored full points on boards 1, 3 & 4.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Schedule Change

The Kramniks-Karpovs match, slated for April 8th, 2010 has been re-scheduled to Thursday, April 1st at 8:30 p.m.

This change will enable the Kenilworth CC to better hold multi-week events.

Kramniks Awarded 3-1 Victory

RE: Use of ineligible player by Summit
From: John Hagerty
(GSCL President)

"I support the decision to forfeit board four in the Kramniks-Summit match. The rules are quite clear on this type of situation. Let us all be more careful about eligibility and to make sure that color allocations are correct. Hopefully, there will be no hard feelings on this incident."

here to view the match report.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Summit Games Uploaded

The 4 games from last night's Kramniks-Summit match have been added to the 3rd round replay page & zipped PGN file.

Kramniks 2 Summit 2 (Review Pending)

The last-place Kenilworth Kramniks scored upsets on the top 3 boards & earned a 2-2 tie versus Summit.

Don Carrelli, making his season debut, led the way by defeating Simon Thomson on #1 while Greg Tomkovich & Lou Sturniolo notched draws against Donnally Miller & Bob Sherry.

The result will be reviewed because Summit got its win from a player (Ted Mann) who was bound to another team (The Kramniks!!).

All 4 games from the match will follow.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Hamilton Beats Karpovs, Takes League Lead

Charles Miller & Tom Stanics pulled off upsets on boards 2 & 4 to lead Hamilton over the Kenilworth Karpovs 2.5-1.5 & into 1st place.

John Moldovan's win vs. Ed Sytnik was the ex-leaders' lone bright spot :

after 31...fxe3

White mates in 2.


Next month, Hamilton (2-0-1) plays Staten Island & the Karpovs (2-1) host Summit.

Kortchnois 4 Sparta 0

In the season's most lopsided decision (so far), the defending champion Kenilworth Kortchnois swept Sparta 4-0, using a lineup of Ari Minkov, Mark Schwarcz, Dr. Richard Lewis & Mikhail Kruglyak.

Next month, the Kortchnois (2-1) "visit" the Kenilworth Kramniks & Sparta (1-2) is the home team at West Orange.