Sunday, June 9, 2013
QueensKnight Scholastic Chess... &
at... 5311 Main Street, Williamsville
CHESS IN THE VILLAGE
Every Monday (except Holidays)
from 6pm to 8pm during The School Season
Starting on July 1st ...
Summer hours will be from 10:00am to 12:00pm
Come on in and learn to play chess in a comfortable atmosphere. Lessons are free and informal. Chess Novices, Intermediates, and Aficionados are all welcomed at Panera Bread.
**Certified Chess Tournament Director Mr. Cirillo will be on premises from 6pm to 7pm or until 8:00pm if demand is high. For tournament information hosted by this USCF affiliate please visit our blog at http://queensknightchess.blogspot.com
Posted by Mr. Cirillo at 9:06 AM
Thank you chess players for a wonderful 2012-13 school year competition. Hope to see you all in September when the new school season tournaments start up again.
The winners of June's last chess challenge are:
Kyle Fullone..... 2nd Place
Marianna Cordova..... 3rd place
Enya Cirillo..... Champion
Armando Martinez..... 2nd Place
Jayla Collins..... 3rd Place
Benjamin Rummell..... Champion
Ashton William..... 2nd PlaceReagan Lyle..... 3rd Place
Posted by Mr. Cirillo at 9:03 AM
Monday, May 13, 2013
Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful chess mom's. This 2013 tournament marked our 5th Mothers Day tournament since the birth of this chess club. I can't think of a better name for an affiliate that remembers, and honors the mothers of young chess players than "QueensKnight". Hope that images can tell a story, louder than words...
Oh... the winners were:
Unrated: ALEX SIMMONS; U800: TARAS NAZAREVYCH; U1600: SAM SANTORA.
Posted by Mr. Cirillo at 12:34 AM
Sunday, April 28, 2013
This past Saturday The Buffalo Seminary hosted their first chess tournament. The tournament brought out 16 enthusiastic players, for many their first time visiting the Seminary. The players were curious about the new location, but more anxious to prove who was the stronger player that sunny day.
A huge THANK YOU to MRS. MARLETTE, for sponsoring the tournament in such a beautiful location, both the chess room (The community room/ locker area) and the skittles room (The Library) were just stellar. The Trophies, fantastic, and the atmosphere inspiring. THANK YOU MRS. MARLETTE.
Three sections presented themselves and the winners were...
CHAMPION... WILLIAM ELLIOTT
2ND PLACE...MARIANA CORDOVA
3RD PLACE ... JENNIFER WEBER
CHAMPION... ASHTON WILLIAM
2ND PLACE...JOSHUA CAMPBELL
3RD PLACE ... SABRINA CAMPBELL
CHAMPION... BENJAMIN RUMMELL
2ND PLACE...JOHN BLUM
3RD PLACE ... THOMAS BLUM
Posted by Mr. Cirillo at 7:58 PM
Sunday, April 14, 2013
An Extra-Ordinary tournament for extraordinary players. What was to be a small gathering turned out to be a spring party of chess fanatics. Mr. Warner brought his team from Pioneer and Queensknight players brought theirs. Here is how they ended up:
RUNNER UP...KEVIN ROULHAC
3RD PLACE...BENJAMIN RUMMELL
4TH ...SAM SANTORA
RUNNER UP...DOUGLAS WARD
3RD PLACE...ASHTON WILLIAM
4TH ...COLLIN HEDGES
Here are some photos taken by Jen Santora and Enya Cirillo, Thank you ladies.
Our next tournament is a FREE one at THE BUFFALO SEMINARY on April 27th.
Posted by Mr. Cirillo at 7:40 PM
Sunday, March 17, 2013
The 2013 St. Patrick's Day Chess Tournament was held on March 9th. We had several enthusiastic young leprechauns playing for gold, and here is how they ended up.
In the U1500 section: Benjamin Rummell
In the U750 section: Enya Cirillo
In the Unrated section: Dylan Mex
Congratulations to all our chess players.
Our next tournament will be at The Buffalo Seminary on April 27th. This will be a free tournament with top three taking trophies. Stay tuned for more information...
Posted by Mr. Cirillo at 12:39 AM
Sunday, February 10, 2013
The 2013 Blizzard Bowl was definitely played in blizzard like conditions. Pioneer Central came and proved their dominance and readiness for The New York State Scholastic Championship, in Saratoga. Both sections were fought long and hard, but nevertheless PIONEER won both the U750 and U1500 Blizzard Bowl Trophies.
Congratulations Pioneer Central
CHAMPIONS OF "THE 2013 BLIZZARD BOWL"
In the Individual sections the winners were:
Winner SYDNEY DZIERZANOWSKI
2nd place DYLAN MEX
3rd place MAX BLUM
Winner HUNTER WITT
2nd place KEEGAN KEMPF
3rd place SABRINA CAMPBELL
Winner BENJAMIN RUMMELL
2nd place CHRIS DARLING
3rd place ZACHARY MADDEN
TEAM SECTION summary of points:
UNRATED: GLOBAL 8.5pts VS PIONEER 7.5pts
U750: PIONEER 14pts VS GOBAL 11pts
U1500: PIONEER 12pts VS GLOBAL 10pts
Posted by Mr. Cirillo at 8:33 PM
Friday, January 18, 2013
Wow !!! It really didn't feel like a Blizzard since it was a balmy 60 degrees outside but our chess players made the best of it. A HUGE THANK YOU is in order to The Wilson Family and "Sonwil Distributions" for sponsoring such a wonderful event for a second year. The Chess players, parents and coaches got to meet Mr. Wilson thanking him personally and getting to know our sponsor a lot better.
Now without further ado here are the results to "The 2nd Annual Blizzard Challenge"
INDIVIDUAL WINNERS WERE:
In the K-5 section the champion was Ashton William.
In the K-8 section the champion was Bradley Schrock
In the K-12 section the champion was Carl Raymore
THE WINNING TEAMS WERE:
The champion K-5 team was Global Concepts. The four top members were, Roman Castle, Alexis Burgos, Ashton William, and Armando Martinez.
The champion K-8 team was Pioneer Central. The four top members were, Bradley Schrock, Douglas Ward, Maxwell Peters, Todd Thompson.
The champion K-12 team was Pioneer Central. The four top members were, Ryan and Zachary Madden, Carl Raymore, Chris Darling.
....and finally he came, he saw, and he conquered
THE BLITZ WINNER RYAN MADDEN
Can't wait to see what happens next year...??? 1/11/14
Posted by Mr. Cirillo at 12:12 AM
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Our 2012 Holiday Season Chess tournament drew 31 players from Global, Timon Bishop, and other local schools. We divided into three sections according to their December ratings. First a word about ratings before we mention the winners of the tournament. The USCF takes the last rating of a player right up to the third Friday of every month and then uses that rating to update their rating supplement at the beginning of the next month. For example if you play a tournament on Saturday December 15th, and get a new rating of let's say 1200 then on the following Saturday the 22nd your rating goes down to 1149. When you play your next tournament in January your rating according to the USCF rating supplement will show 1200 and not 1149. Sounds simple enough, but there are other contingencies like the tournament director (TD) sending in the tournament on time or if the TD uses the latest rating supplement in the tournament one plays in; I hope this clarifies some of the confusion about what rating is being used for you in the tournaments. QueensKnight will always use the latest USCF rating supplement available for our tournaments.
Okay enough of that jargon, here are the winners of the 2012 Holiday Season Tournament.
In the Unrated section:
Winner was JOSHUA CAMPBELL
Second place went to MEGAN MELOON
Third COREY McCOOEY
Fourth KYLE FULLONE
Fifth TYLER OLROGG
In the U-750 section:
Winner ROMAN CASTLE
Second NICHOLAS RZEZNIK
Third ENYA CIRILLO
In the U-1500 section:
Winner BENJAMIN RUMMELL
Second JOSHUA BENHAM
Third TIM KEANE
Our next tournament will be the Blizzard Challenge on January 12th. This is a FREE tournament, so stay tuned for more info. Till next year.
I WISH YOU ALL A HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON
Posted by Mr. Cirillo at 11:24 PM