Friday, October 25, 2013

Chess Mates-DOCA Update

There have been some developments regarding the postponed Chess Mates-DOCA Knights match since Thursday afternoon:

1. At 7:57 p.m., I proposed that Chess Mates forfeit board 4, because it sent just 3 players to Branchburg on October 8th, and suggested that the match be played at a neutral site.

2. At 8:20, DOCA captain Kevin Chen relayed that Chess Mates' board 2, Jennifer Acon had shown-up to play.

3. After learning that DOCA's corresponding player (a 1428-rated) was not present, I suggested that Kevin C. (1956) substitute, so as to not waste Jennifer's 2nd trip to Branchburg. He agreed to play.

4.  The Board 2 result was Chen 0-1 Acon.

5. The current match score, pending league affirmation, is Chess Mates 1 DOCA Knights 1, with boards 1 and 3 to be played at a later date.

Lehigh Valley Ties Summit In Debut

Lehigh Valley made its GSCL debut tonight in Branchburg and tied Summit 2-2.

Here are the lineups & results, courtesy of Kevin Chen.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Chess Mates-DOCA Postponed

Tonight's Chess Mates-DOCA Knights match has been postponed.

Summit vs. Lehigh Valley remains scheduled.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Matches Re-scheduled For October 24th

Last Tuesday's matches in Branchburg were postponed because the facility was unavailable.

Chess Mates vs. the DOCA Knights and Summit vs. Lehigh Valley will take place on Thursday, October 24th. (not the previously posted 10/22 & 10/29)

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Kenilworth & Rutgers Tie 2-2

The Kenilworth CC and Rutgers U. played to a 2-2 tie last night in New Brunswick.

Jackson Hueckel and Dr. Geoff McAuliffe won for Kenilworth while Rutgers received victories from Robert Forney and Aleksey Vishnyakov.

Here are some photos from the start of the match and afterward:

Early action on boards 1 and 3: Michael Goeller, Hueckel, Forney, Greg Tomkovich

 Board 2: Vishnyakov versus Donald Carrelli getting underway.

 Hueckel and Goeller discuss their game.

McAuliffe and Shai Horowitz examine the 4th board battle.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Rutgers' Home Site & Dates

Site for Rutgers' home matches:
Plangere Writing Center
College Avenue Campus
Murray Hall
Room 304
510 George Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

October 15 vs. Kenilworth, 8 p.m.
December 17 vs. West Orange, 8 p.m.
February 11 vs. DOCA Knights, 8 p.m.

The April match vs. Lehigh Valley remains unscheduled.

Hamilton 3 West Orange 1

Hamilton opened its bid for a 5th straight GSCL title with a 3-1 win over West Orange on Tuesday night.

LM Dragan Milovanovic and Charles Miller won with White while John Chladnicek and Ed Sytnik held with Black.

Hamilton will host the DOCA Knights on November 4th while West Orange's next match will be at Kenilworth, on November 7th.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

3 LVCA Home Matches Re-scheduled

Lehigh Valley's home matches in Stewartsville, NJ have been changed from Wednesday nights to Tuesday nights. New dates are listed below.

Tuesday, December 3
Hamilton vs. LVCA

Tuesday, February 4
West Orange vs. LVCA

Tuesday, May 6
Newark-McDonald's vs. LVCA

2012-13 Board Scoring Leaders

The Board Scoring Leaders for 2012-13 were:

Board 1
1. LM Dragan Milovanovic, Hamilton (2267) 7.0
2. Praveen Balakrisnan, DOCA (2131) 3.5
3. NM Arthur Macaspac, Chess Mates (2135) 3.0
3. John Moldovan, Kenilworth Kortchnois (1821) 3.0

Board 2
1. Nathan Napper, Newark-McDonald's (1991) 5.5
2. Kevin Chen, DOCA (1888) 4.0
3. Greg Tomkovich, Kenilworth Kortchnois (1635) 3.5

Board 3
1. John Chladnicek, Hamilton (1775) 5.5
2. Doran Race, West Orange (1914) 4.5
3. Pierre Damis, Newark-McDonald's (1676) 4.0

Board 4
1. Ed Sytnik, Hamilton (1700) 6.0
2. Doug Pecota, DOCA (1268) 4.0
3. Guido Rodriguez, West Orange (1628) 3.0
3. Greg Shaw, Newark-McDonald's (unrated) 3.0

Click on the links to download crosstables in .xls format.

They can be read with Microsoft Office or Open Office Calc.