Calendar - 2009

The Kenilworth Chess Club meets every Thursday night starting by 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 running through February and the Holiday Party in late December. For the most up-to-date calendar information, please see the KCC Minutes Blog.

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


January 1 - Closed

January 8 - Open Date

January 15 -Kenilworth CC Championship, Round 1. Collect 2009 Dues and Entry Fee for Club Championship. See Geoff McAuliffe, treasurer.

Tournament Details:

19th Kenilworth Chess Club Championship, starts January 15th, 2009

  • Non-rated
  • G/90 time control
  • EF: $10 entry fee + $15 dues (KCC membership required) + $5 anti-forfeit deposit = $30.
  • Format yet to be determined by the TD (Swiss)
  • Rounds will commence at 8:30 p.m. every Thursday night for the duration of the event.
  • To register, seek a club officer (Geoff McAuliffe, John Moldovan, Joe Renna or new KCC Vice-President Ian Mangion) during our 12/18/2008 & 1/8/2009 meetings @ Kenilworth Community Center, 575 Boulevard, Kenilworth, N.J. Further details will be posted when they become available.
    See 2005 Club Championship website and 2006 Championship website and the Chess Coroner blog for stories of past championships.

January 22 -Kenilworth Chess Club Championship, Round 2

January 29 - Kenilworth Chess Club Championship, Round 3


February 5 - Kenilworth Chess Club Championship, Round 4

February 12 - Kenilworth Chess Club Championship, Round 5

February 14-16 - World Amateur Teams and U.S. TEAM EAST, PARSIPPANY, NJ. In 2005 we had two teams entered and won best NJ team. In 2006, our A-Team finished a respectable 21st in a field of 272. And in 2007, our A-Team played at Board #1 in Round 5 but lost a close match to the eventual tournament winner. We keep going up and up -- maybe 2008 will be the victory year? Stop by to visit if you are not playing. It is a great event. Parsippany Hilton 1 Hilton Ct., Parsippany,N.J. 07054.

February 19 - Kenilworth Chess Club Championship, Playoffs

February 26 - Kenilworth Chess Club Championship, Awards Ceremony


March 5 - Garden State match or open date

March 12 - Kenilworth Quads, Registration and Round 1. USCF-rated, G/60, 3-RR, EF: TBD

March 19 - Kenilworth Quads, Round 2

March 26 - Kenilworth Quads, Round 3


April 2 - Garden State match or open date

April 9 - open date

April 16 - Irving Ellner Memorial, Round 1

April 23 - Irving Ellner Memorial Swiss, Round 2

April 30 - Irving Ellner Memorial, Round 3


May 7 - Garden State match or open date

May 14 - TBA

May 21- TBA

May 28 - TBA


June 4 - Garden State match or open date

June 11 - - Start of Summer Tournament. Please submit your entry and pay your entry fee by this date. Here are the tentative rules of the tournament:
  • Entry Fee is $5.00.
  • The tournament will run from June 11 through September 3.
  • 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 you 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 18 - Kenilworth Summer Tournament

June 25 - Kenilworth Summer Tournament, casual games and other events to be announced.


July 2 - Kenilworth Summer Tournament, casual games and other events to be announced.

July 9 - Kenilworth Summer Tournament, casual games and other events to be announced.

July 16 - Kenilworth Summer Tournament, casual games and other events to be announced.

July 23 - Kenilworth Summer Tournament

July 30 - Kenilworth Summer Tournament


August 6 - Kenilworth Summer Tournament

August 13 - Kenilworth Summer Tournament

August 20 - Kenilworth Summer Tournament

August 27 - Kenilworth Summer Tournament.


September 3 - End of summer tournament.

September 10 - Casual games

September 17- Casual games and Garden State Chess League roster discussion.

September 24 - SY FISH MEMORIAL RATED TOURNAMENT, Rounds 1 and 2. USCF-rated, G/30, 4-SS, EF: $10.


October 1 - SY FISH MEMORIAL RATED TOURNAMENT, Rounds 3 and 4. USCF-rated, G/30, 4-SS.

October 8 - Garden State Chess League Matches -- Karpovs vs. Korchnois & Staten Island vs. Kramniks

October 15 - Lecture by FM Steve Stoyko : "Evaluating Chess Positions, An Introduction" (admission : $5)

October 22 - - casual play

October 29 - Lecture by NM Scott Massey on "How to Improve At Chess" (admission : $5).
See also "To an Adult Chessplayer Who Wants to Improve" on our site.


November 5 - Kenilworth Quads #2 -- 1st Round. USCF Rated, G/60, 3-RR, EF $10, Prizes $30 to 1st in each quad.

November 12 - Kenilworth Quads #2 -- Round 2, G/60

November 19 - Kenilworth Quads, Round 3, G/60

November 26 - NO MEETING. Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday.


December 3 - Garden State Chess League Match -- Karpovs vs. Hamilton

December 10 - - Lecture by NM Yaacov Norowitz on "Color Complexes" (admission : $5)

December 17 - Annual Business Meeting & Holiday Party. If time allows, there will also be a Handicap Partner Tournament

December 24 - Closed. Christmas Eve

December 31 - Closed. New Year's Eve

Updated 09.18.2009 | Contact Michael Goeller