Thursday, December 24, 2015

Happy Holidays


The Garden State Chess League wishes its teams, players and their supporters the happiest of holidays.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Annotated Game

I have annotated my victory over West Orange's Ari Minkov.

Replay and PGN links are given below the image.



Friday, December 4, 2015

Bergen Chess Mates Seeking Info

Bergen Chess Mates' VP Joe Pacella recently contacted the league about dues & the possibility of late-joining for the 2015-16 season.

Joe's inquiry has been forwarded to league President John Hagerty.

Lehigh Valley at Rutgers: Postponed

Tuesday's scheduled match between Lehigh Valley & Rutgers University was postponed.

The Lehigh Valley team was involved in a car accident while en route to NJ. Thankfully, Bruce Davis & his players are okay.

West Orange 2 Kenilworth 2

Thursday, December 3rd
at Kenilworth

West Orange 2 Kenilworth 2

Board 4
Greg Tomkovich (K, 1698) 1-0 Ed Trieste (W, 1515)
E12 Queen's Indian Defense

Kenilworth led 1-0.

 Board 3
Matt Boxer (W, 1918) 1-0 Dr. Richard Lewis (K, 1722)
Sicilian Defense
Closed System

Score tied 1-1.

 Board 1
LM Peter Radomskyj (W) 1-0 Jackson Hueckel (K, 2014)
King's Indian Defense
Fianchetto Variation

West Orange led 2-1.

Board 2
John Moldovan (K, 1837) 1-0 Ari Minkov (W, 1960)
B54 Sicilian Defense
(by transposition)

 Final score: 2-2.
 Notes to this game will follow at some point.

As in Tuesday's Newark-McDonald's-Summit match, White won all 4 games!

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Newark-McDonald's 2 Summit 2

Tuesday, December 1
at West Orange

Newark-McDonald's 2 Summit 2

Board 3
Nathan Napper (N, 1883) 1-0 Max Weinstein (S, 1710)
C02 French Defense
 Advance Variation

Newark-McDonald's led 1-0.
 
Board 4
Lou Sturniolo (S, 1500) 1-0 Greg Shaw (N, 1350)
C02 French Defense
Advance Variation
Milner-Barry Gambit
 
 Score tied 1-1.
 
Board 1
Lev Zilbermintz (N, 2120) 1-0 NM Vince Klemm (S, 2059)
B07 Pribyl's Defense
(As shown. May have transposed subsequently.)

Newark led 2-1.

Board 2
Donnally Miller (S, 1687) 1-0 Sergio Flores (N, 2015)
B01 Scandinavian Defense

Match drawn 2-2.


Sergio Flores played board 2 for Newark, not Jeyson.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Upcoming Matches

Tuesday, December 1
Lehigh Valley at Rutgers
Newark-McDonald's vs. Summit, at West Orange

Thursday, December 3
West Orange at Kenilworth

Monday, December 7
Dean Of Chess Academy at Hamilton


Standings Update

Standings, thru 2 rounds of 6:

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

Ferrero Division
Rutgers 1-0-1, Hamilton 1-1, Lehigh Valley 1-1, DOCA Knights 0-1-1

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Hamilton 1 - RU 3

New Brunswick 11/17/15

(H) Dragan Milovanovich - Michael Goeller (R) 1-0
(R) Aleksey Vishnyakov - Phil Hepler (H) 1-0
(H) Cedric Lary - Will Schreefer (R) 0-1
(R) Amnon Attali - Charles Miller (H) 1-0

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Annotated Game

I have annotated my draw vs. Summit's Vince Klemm.

Replay and PGN links are given below the image.


West Orange 2 Newark-McDonald's 2

Tuesday, November 10
at West Orange

West Orange 2 Newark-McDonald's 2

Board 1
LM Peter Radomskyj (W) 1/2-1/2 Lev Zilbermintz (N)
A07 Reti's Opening



 Board 2
Sergio Flores (N) 1/2-1/2 Ari Minkov (W)
E12 Queen's Indian Defense
Petrosian's Variation

Board 3
Matt Boxer (W) 1-0 Michael O'Connor (N)
C06 French Defense
Tarrasch Variation

Won won a N vs. B ending to tie the match.

Board 4
Greg Shaw (N) 1-0 Ed Trieste (W)


Sergio Flores played board 2 for Newark, not Jeyson.

Summit 3.5 Kenilworth 0.5

Tuesday, November 10
at West Orange

Summit 3.5 Kenilworth 0.5

Board 1
John Moldovan (K) 1/2-1/2 NM Vince Klemm (S)
A55 Old Indian Defense
Fianchetto Variation

White missed 29.g4!! +-
Notes to this game will follow!

Board 2
Yuvanshu Agarwal (S) 1-0 Dr. Richard Lewis (K)
A44 Old Benoni Defense

Board 3
Greg Tomkovich (K) 0-1 Donnally Miller (S)
D90 Gruenfeld Defense
(by transposition from the Exchange Slav)

Board 4
Lou Sturniolo (S) 1-0 Dr. Geoff McAuliffe (K)
C02 French Defense
Advance Variation
Milner-Barry Gambit


14...R-B1 was best but 15...B-B4 (instead of 15...B-K2?) was still clearly in Black's favor.


Lehigh Valley 3.5 DOCA Knights 0.5

Tuesday, November 11
at Stewartsville, NJ

Lehigh Valley 3.5 Dean Of Chess Academy 0.5


Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Hamilton 3 Lehigh Valley 1

Monday, November 2 at Hamilton


Lehigh Valley
1
Hamilton
3
1)
Karl Dehmelt
1
Dragan Milovanovic
0
2)
Kevin Santo
0
Joshua Hill
1
3)
Andy Weng
0
Charles Miller
1
4)
Angelo DiCarlo
0
Lou Ferrer
1


Sunday, October 18, 2015

LVCA-Hamilton Postponed

Tomorrow's Lehigh Valley-Hamilton match has been postponed, at the visitors' request.

No make-up date has been announced.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Annotated Game

I have annotated my victory over Newark-McDonald's Michael O'Connor.

Replay and PGN links are given below the image.


Newark-McDonald's 2.5 Kenilworth 1.5

Thursday, October 15 at Kenilworth


Newark-McDonald's
2.5
Kenilworth
1.5
1)
Lev Zilbermintz
1
Jackson Hueckel
0
2)
Michael O'Connor
0
John Moldovan
1
3)
Jonathan Aisoni
½
Bob Sherry
½
4)
Greg Shaw
1
Greg Tomkovich
0

Newark jumped out to a 2-0 lead and clinched the match when Aisoni drew Sherry. My win over O'Connor made the final score close. Annotations of the latter to follow.

Boards 1 & 2.
Zilbermintz-Hueckel (backround) & Moldovan-O'Connor.

Boards 3 & 4.
Tomkovich-Shaw (front) & Aisoni-Sherry.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Summit 2 - West Orange 2


Tuesday, October 6 at West Orange


Summit
2
West Orange
2
1)
Simon Thomson
0
Peter Radomskyj
1
2)
Vince Klemm
1
Ari Minkov
0
3)
Donnally Miller
0
Matt Boxer
1
4)
Max Weinstein
1
Ed Trieste
0

                                      Drawn Match.

Information provided by John Hagerty, the On-Site Director

Note: Black won all 4 games!

Rutgers 2 - DOCA Knights 2

Branchburg, 10/7/15
RU had white on boards 1 & 3

1) Aleksey Vishnyakov 0-1 Jonathan Chin
2) Alex Little 0-1 Jarrett Dewelde
3) Will Schreefer 1-0 Todd Jobson
4) Andrew Harris 1-0 Doug Pecota

Photo: Doug Pecota

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Lineup Template

For those unable to photograph a match's completed lineup card, here's a template to use as a substitute reporting item.


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Season Starts Tonight!

The 2015-16 Garden State Chess League Starts tonight, with Summit visiting West Orange.

Progress Report On Site Update

All the pages for 2015-2016 have been uploaded, including the all-important Schedule, Rosters and Rules pages.

Player lists & stats to be added on the 8 team pages.

2014-15 archiving still to be done.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

2015-16 Schedule

The 2015-16 Schedule has been uploaded.

Here are the opening round match-ups:

Tuesday, October 6th
Summit at West Orange

Wednesday, October 7th
Rutgers at DOCA Knights

Thursday, October 8th 15th
Newark-McDonald's at Kenilworth

Monday, October 19th
Lehigh Valley at Hamilton


Team by team schedules


Post updated 10/6 @ 1:34 a.m.

2014-15 Board Prize Winners

The board prize winners for 2014-15 are:

Board 1 - Lev Zilbermintz of Newark-McDonald's (5 points)
Board 2 - Nathan Napper of Newark-McDonald's & Aaron Nicely of Lehigh Valley (4 points)
Board 3 - Matt Boxer of West Orange (4 points)
Board 4 - Greg Shaw of Newark-McDonald's (4 points)

Point totals include the playoff round.

Site Being Updated

This blog/site is in the process of being archived and updated. Some pages and files will be temporarily unavailable as they are moved about.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Games From The Newark-Lehigh Valley Match

Newark-McDonald CC vs Lehigh Valley CC Championship games Posted here -

http://www.chess.com/blog/srdiamondd/2014-2015-garden-state-chess-league-playoffs

Enjoy and thanks to the players for sharing these games for the fact that we came and played.

Thanks to all GSCL teams for promoting chess in your communities.

See you in the Fall 2015-2016 Season. :)

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Lehigh Valley Edges Newark-McDonald's, Wins GSCL Championship

Last night, Lehigh Valley won the 2014-15 Garden State Chess League Championship with a 2.5-1.5 victory over Newark-McDonald's.

Bruce Davis' report on the match follows.

(posted by J.M. @ 2:07 p.m. on 5/13/2015)


Hello Everybody -

It has been a challenge and pleasure to play in this year's 2014-2015 Garden State Chess League.

The final board by board result of the Match for 1st and 2nd played at Dean of Chess Academy, Branchburg, NJ (with our special thanks to our host, along with Doug Pecota on site) on Tuesday, May 12th from 8-11 pm is as follows:


Newark-McD.'s
1.5
Lehigh Valley
2.5
1) Lev Zilbermintz
1/2
Karl Dehmelt
1/2
2) Nathan Napper
0
Aaron Nicely
1
3) Michael O'Connor
0
Christian Wadsworth
1
4) Greg Shaw
1
A. Griffing-Snyder
0

I would like to thank every person in the Garden State Chess League for sacrificing their time and efforts to support, promote and participate in this league for the benefit of all.

In this, our second season playing with all of you good people here in the Garden State it was good to meet you all and visit your facilities.

It is also wonderful that you have honored extraordinary people and chess players like Edgar McCormick and Steve Ferrero by naming the East and West divisions after them.

We do wish to thank all the chess club's that have made it all possible in the spirit of friendly competition and we look forward to the next season of the Garden State Chess League.

Good chess to you in all you do!

Below are pictures from the evening's event just prior to and after starting. Enjoy!




Friday, May 8, 2015

Roselle 1.5 -- Rutgers 2.5

5/7 Roselle; Roselle had white on boards 1, 3

Mauricio Camejo - Ethan Klein 1-0
Aleksey Vishnyakov - Ramon Garcia 1/2-1/2
Serge Adelson - Asha Kapengut 0-1
Alex Little - Ralph Warrick 1-0

Thanks to the League organizers, captains and all our opponents for good games! Hope to see you next year.

Kenilworth & DOCA Tie For 3rd

Last night, in the 3rd place playoff match, Kenilworth and the DOCA Knights played to a 2-2 draw.

Here are 6 photos from the event, the board by board results & 1 of the games:

 Board 1
Jackson Hueckel (K, 2014) 1-0 Kevin Chen (D, 1970)

Board 2
Marvin Shumowitz (D, 1970) 1/2 Dr. Ian Mangion (K, 2049)

Board 3

Board 4
Todd Jobson (D, 1500) 1-0 Dr. Geoff McAuliffe (K, 1605)


Links repaired 5/8 at 10:30 a.m.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Hamilton Takes 5th Place

Last night, Hamilton defeated West Orange 2.5-1.5 in the 5th place playoff match.

Here are the board by board results:


West Orange
1.5
Hamilton
 2.5
1)
 Peter Radomskyj
 0
Dragan Milovanovic
 1
2)
 Alberto Martinez
1
Phil Hepler
 0
3)
 Charles Hart
 1/2
Charles Miller
 1/2
4)
 John Hagerty
 0
Ed Sytnik
1

Friday, May 1, 2015

Playoff Update

The playoff sites, dates & colors have been finalized! Here are the pairings, in schedule order.

Tuesday, May 5 at West Orange, 8:00 p.m.
West Orange vs. Hamilton

Match for 5th place.
West Orange has White on boards 1 & 3.


Thursday, May 7 at Roselle, 8:00 p.m. 
Roselle vs. Rutgers 

Match for 7th place.
Roselle has White on boards 1 & 3.


Thursday, May 7 at Kenilworth, 8:20 p.m.
Kenilworth vs. DOCA Knights

Match for 3rd place.
The DOCA Knights have Black on boards 1 & 3.


Tuesday, May 12 at Branchburg, 8:00 p.m.
Newark-McDonald's vs. Lehigh Valley

Match for 1st place.
Newark-McDonald's has White on boards 1 & 3.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Annotated Game

I have annotated my Tuesday night victory over Summit's Vince Klemm.

Replay and PGN links are given below the image.


Java-replay
PGN

Page Updates

The Standings, Crosstables, Schedule, Results and Rosters pages have been updated.

A Playoffs page has been added.

I hope to tackle the Team Schedules & various team pages in the next 2 weeks.

Playoff Pairings

Match for 1st place:
Newark-McDonalds vs. Lehigh Valley
Tuesday, May 12
at Dean Of Chess Academy in Branchburg.
8:00 p.m.

Date tentative.
Newark-McDonalds to decide if it wants White or Black on board 1.

             
Match for 3rd place:
DOCA Knights vs. Kenilworth
Thursday, May 7
at Kenilworth Community Center
8:20 p.m.

Date tentative.
DOCA Knights to decide if it wants White or Black on board 1.


Match for 5th place:
West Orange vs. Hamilton
Thursday, May 7
at Kenilworth Community Center
8:20 p.m.

Date tentative.
West Orange to decide if it wants White or Black on board 1.


Match for 7th Place:
Roselle vs. Rutgers University
Thursday, May 7
at Roselle Community Center
8:00 p.m.

Date tentative but the match must be played ASAP.
Roselle to decide if it wants White or Black on board 1.


9th place:
Summit

DOCA-Rutgers: Unplayed Draw

The canceled DOCA Knights-Rutgers match has been declared an unplayed draw.

Thus, the final Ferraro Division Standings are:
1. Lehigh Valley 4.0, 2. DOCA Knights 3.5, 3. Hamilton 2.5, 4. Rutgers 2.0.