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:

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

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
 Peter Radomskyj
Dragan Milovanovic
 Alberto Martinez
Phil Hepler
 Charles Hart
Charles Miller
 John Hagerty
Ed Sytnik

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.