Calendar - 2005

The Kenilworth Chess Club meets every Thursday night starting at 8:00 p.m. in the Recreation Building at 575 Kenilworth Boulevard. We welcome all chessplayers to attend even if they are not going to participate in the evening's main event. We usually have a skittles and discussion room available when more serious chess is being played in the main hall. Highlights of the year include the Club Championship tournament that runs through March and the Holiday Party in late December.

Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec


January 6th - Open meeting of officers. Discussion of the club website, support for club-named teams ($30 per player for entry fee) to the U.S. Amateur Team Tournament in February, rules for the club championship, and discussion of current finances.

January 13 - Club Championship begins

January 20 - Club Championship

January 27 - Club Championship


February 3 - Club Championship

February 10 - Club Championship

February 17 - Club Championship

February 24 - Club Championship


March 3 - Club Championship

March 10 - Club Championship

March 17 - Club Championship

March 24 - Club Championship

March 31 - Club Championship


April 7 - Club Championship (final round)

April 14 - Club Championship (make-up day)

April 21 - General meeting to discuss several matters, including activities for the remainder of the year, purchases of equipment from Wholesale Chess, and awards for our new club champions. Please come out and join the discussion. Casual play and two make-up games from the Club Championship.

Steve Stoyko talk
Steve gave a casual lecture to the club, discussing several of his games. This was a preview of his talk scheduled for May 12.

April 28 - Open session for skittles. Discussion of chess software.


May 5 - Awards Ceremony for the 2005 Kenilworth Chess Club Championship. Open session for skittles. Meeting to discuss various issues, including an earlier start time of 7:00 p.m. Delivery of new chess materials from Wholesale Chess.

May 12 - Steve Stoyko Lecture ($5 members, $10 non-members, or $15 for club membership and lecture). Come out and see the new Kenilworth Club Champion, who has proven himself both a strong player and a lively and interesting lecturer. Steve plans to discuss opening themes.

May 19 - Simultaneous Exhibition

May 26 - Five-Minute Blitz Tournament. Entry fee and prizes to be announced.


June 2 - Kenilworth Summer Tournament begins. Please submit your entry and pay your entry fee by this date. Here are the rules of the tournament:

  • Entry Fee is $3.00.
  • The tournament will run from June 2 through Sept 1.
  • The time control is G/60.
  • You may play anyone in the tournament. The first time you play an opponent, the lower rated player has white, in subsequent games against the same opponent alternate colors.
  • You may not play the same opponent more than four times in the tournament.
  • You get one point for a win, one half point for a draw, and zero for a loss.
  • You may play as many or as few games as you like, but no more than two in one night. The more you play the more points you can win.
  • All games are to be played at the Kenilworth Chess Club during normal operating hours.
  • The winner is the person who has the most points at the end of the tournament.
  • The prizes are 60% for first place, 30% for second, and 10% for third.

June 9 - Kenilworth Summer Tournament and casual games.

June 16 - Kenilworth Summer Tournament and casual games.

June 23 - Kenilworth Summer Tournament and casual games.

June 30 - Kenilworth Summer Tournament and casual games.


July 7 - Kenilworth Summer Tournament

July 14 - Kenilworth Summer Tournament

July 21 - Kenilworth Summer Tournament

July 28 - Kenilworth Summer Tournament


August 4 - Kenilworth Summer Tournament

August 11 - Kenilworth Summer Tournament

August 18 - Kenilworth Summer Tournament

August 25 - Kenilworth Summer Tournament


September 1 - Kenilworth Summer Tournament ends.

September 8 - Open date. Skittles and social games.

September 15 - Open date. Skittles and social games.

September 22 - Match with West Orange Chess Club.

September 29 - First lecture by FM Steve Stoyko from 7 p.m.-8 p.m. on the Mainline Lasker's Defense. Open to all, $5 per person. Open play and skittles 8:00 p.m. to closing.


October 6 - Business Meeting at 7:30-8:00 p.m.

Lecture by Scott Massey beginning at 8:15 p.m. on Moscow 1925. Admission $5.

October 13 - Second lecture by FM Steve Stoyko from 7 p.m.-8 p.m. on the Lasker's Defense with White Bxf6, Bf4, and other minor lines. $5 per person. Open play and skittles 8:00 p.m. to closing.

October 20 - First lecture on the Endgame by NM Scott Massey from 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. covering King and Pawn endings. $5 per person.


8:00-8:30 Registration for Game 30 Rated Tournament, two rounds per night for two nights. Rounds 1 and 2: 8:30-9:30 and 9:50-10:50. Entry fee: contact Greg Tomkovich.

October 27 - Third lecture by FM Steve Stoyko from 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. on the Exchange Variation of the Queen's Gambit Declined.


8:00- Night 2 of the Game 30 Rated Tournament. Rounds 3 and 4: 8:15 p.m.-9:15 p.m. and 9:30 - 10:30 p.m. Entry fee: contact Greg Tomkovich.


November 3 - Second Lecture on Endgames by NM Scott Massey. $5 per person. Covering Rook and Pawn endings, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Tournament registration.

November 10 - Fourth lecture by FM Steve Stoyko on the Catalan System, 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. , $5 per person. Open play and skittles 8:00 p.m. to closing.


November 17 - Third lecture by NM Scott Massey on the Endgame. Open play and skittles 8:00 p.m. to closing.

November 24 - NO MEETING. Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday.


December 1 - Fifth and final lecture by Steve Stoyko on Queen Pawn systems other than the Queen's Gambit (including the London and the Torre). Open play and skittles 8:00 p.m. to closing.

FIFTEEN MINUTE TOURNAMENT - contact Greg Tomkovich for details.

December 8 - Open play and skittles.

December 15 - Annual Business Meeting.

December 22 - Annual Holidy Party and Bughouse Tournament

December 29 - Open play and skittles.

Updated 05.16.2005 | Contact Michael Goeller