Saturday, July 11, 2015

2015 CCB Summer Chess Bash

Monday, August 10th from 10:00am to 4pm

at The Country Club of Buffalo, 250 N Youngs Road, Williamsville NY 14221

3 Sections to choose from:
· OPEN (Non Scholastic, USCF Rated)- 3ss Rounds G/45;d5
· U1000 (for USCF members rated under 1000) - 5ss Rounds G/30;d5
· Unrated (for novice non-USCF members)- 5ss Rounds G/30;d0

Trophies awarded to the top 3 players in the U1000, & Unrated sections; Medals for the top 3 in The Open section. Entrance fee is $15.00 per player. Price includes Lunch and Beverages for each chess player (deli wraps & soda). $10 for adults who just want lunch and are accompanying players. 

NOTE: The Country Club of Buffalo respectfully requests that all visitors refrain the use of blue jeans.


Please Register before August 3rd to secure food quantity. Send an e-mail to cirilloav@yahoo.com with all pertinent information. Include players full name, section to play in and USCF membership number if playing in a rated section. 

Sunday, May 10, 2015

2015 Mother's Day Tournament at SEM


First and foremost HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to all our wonderful mom's out there who make these events possible for their children. 
The Buffalo Seminary hosted their third annual mothers day tournament, proving that chess is alive and growing at the school.

A huge Thank You to Mrs. Marlette for sponsoring the tournament at Sem.

The results are below the photos of the participating players and winners. Once again Thank you and keep checking this blog for upcoming tournaments from QueensKnight, next one is in August at The Country Club of Buffalo, more info to be posted later...

Thank You Mrs. Marlette for the great looking trophies.
U1000 Winners: Ethen Warner 1st (center), William Oh 2nd  (left), Caleb Kinmartin 3rd (right)
Unrated Players:(from left to right) Liam Dell 1st place, Aurora Kraus 2nd Place, Nathan Kim, Caroline Finkbeiner, Ying Zhang 3rd place.


Open Winners:Chris Darling 2nd, Albert Patterson 1st, Richard Hennessey 3rd.





The unrated group

Thinking Hard

The top board.


Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Some photos from Denmark




Thursday, March 26, 2015

2015 St. Patrick's Day Chess Tournament ...RESULTS...

Hello everyone,
Our St. Patty's day tournament was small but fun. We had three sections and the winners were:

Unrated Champion was Liam-Gavin Dell
Unrated Runner p was Seaghn Doyle
Third Place was Aurora Kraus

Under 800 Section Champion Malachi Doyle
Under 800 Runner up Connor Paradis
Third Place was Kenna Spink

Open Champion Richard Hennessey
Open Runner up Thomas Blum
Third Place Maximilian Blum




Sunday, January 18, 2015

2015 BLIZZARD BOWL....THE RESULTS



The 4th annual Blizzard Bowl presented by Sonwil Distribution was once again a great success. Thanks to Mr. Peter Wilson who had the vision to relocate the tournament to his Jamison Business Park in Elma made it easily accessible and enjoyable. The tournament attracted over 50 players new and old friends alike, joined by the game of chess. The food, and drinks were perfectly wonderful thanks to Mrs. Patty and her crew who work for the Jamison Business Park catering services.

The tournament was split into two sections this year, trying to attract more players around WNY. We instilled an unrated section which crowned a new team champion, "The Buffalo Seminary" coached by Mr. Cirillo. The Rated section crowned once again "The Pioneer Central School" coached by Tom Warner.


The results that follow below are the wall charts with all the players from each section. Congratulations to all "The Top 5" in each section for they took home trophies. Danielle Little (Buffalo Seminary) and Chris Darling (Pioneer Central) were the unanimous Winners.



THE UNRATED K-12 CHAMPIONSHIP SECTION
# Name/Rtng/ID Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Tot
1 LITTLE,DANIELLE B  21 W  22 B    5 W    2 W    3
unr.                           BUFFALO SEMINARY  1.0  2.0  3.0  4.0  5.0  5.0
2 LUMPKINS,DYLAN W  18 B    9 W    4 B    1 B  17
 101   15596218        PIONEER CENTRAL  1.0  2.0  3.0  3.0  4.0  4.0
3 KRAUS,AURORA B  15 W  14 B  21 W  10 B    1
unr.                           BUFFALO SEMINARY  1.0  2.0  3.0  4.0  4.0  4.0
4 ZHANG, YING B  19 W  21 B    2 W    9 B  10
unr.                           BUFFALO SEMINARY  1.0  2.0  2.0  3.0  4.0  4.0
5 DELL, LIAM W  17 B  13 W    1 B  23 W  20
unr.                           CITY HONORS  1.0  2.0  2.0  3.0  4.0  4.0
6 SPINKS,KENNA B  23 W  20 W  16 B  15 B  19
unr.                           GLOBAL CONCEPTS  1.0  1.0  2.0  3.0  4.0  4.0
7 KINMARTIN, HARLEY B  14 W  15 W  19 B  22 W  23
unr.                           PIONEER CENTRAL  0.0  0.5  1.5  2.5  3.5  3.5
8 TORRES,IAN bye   bye   B  15 W  19 W  21
 326   14744983        CITY HONORS  0.5  1.0  2.0  2.5  3.5  3.5
9 NIEMANN, RONALD B  11 W    2 W  13 B    4 W  18
unr.                           PEACE OF THE CITY  1.0  1.0  2.0  2.0  3.0  3.0
10 ADDESSA, COLLIN W  20 B  17 W  22 B    3 W    4
unr.                           PIONEER CENTRAL  1.0  2.0  3.0  3.0  3.0  3.0
11 KEMPF,GABRIEL D W    9 B  16 W  23 B  20 W  14
 377   15594720        PIONEER CENTRAL  0.0  0.5  1.0  2.0  3.0  3.0
12 KEMPF,OLIVIA M W  16 B  19 B  20 W  14 W  15
unr.   15594714        PIONEER CENTRAL  0.5  1.0  2.0  3.0  3.0  3.0
13 CLARKSON,ZANDER B  22 W    5 B    9 W  17 B  16
 432   15596224        PIONEER CENTRAL  1.0  1.0  1.0  1.5  2.5  2.5
14 HAWKINS, JUSTIN W    7 B    3 W  18 B  12 B  11
unr.                           PEACE OF THE CITY  1.0  1.0  2.0  2.0  2.0  2.0
15 ALECSAY, IRENE W    3 B    7 W    8 W    6 B  12
unr.                           PEACE OF THE CITY  0.0  0.5  0.5  0.5  1.5  1.5
16 DOAR, DOAR B  12 W  11 B    6 B  18 W  13
unr.                           PEACE OF THE CITY  0.5  1.0  1.0  1.5  1.5  1.5
17 JONES, ALEX B    5 W  10 bye   B  13 W    2
unr.                           PEACE OF THE CITY  0.0  0.0  1.0  1.5  1.5  1.5
18 PRZYBYZ, HANNAH B    2 W  23 B  14 W  16 B    9
unr.                           GLOBAL CONCEPTS  0.0  1.0  1.0  1.5  1.5  1.5
19 RUSSELL, LAWRENCE W    4 W  12 B    7 B    8 W    6
unr.                           PEACE OF THE CITY  0.0  0.5  0.5  1.0  1.0  1.0
20 DOAR, GARANG B  10 B    6 W  12 W  11 B    5
unr.                           PEACE OF THE CITY  0.0  1.0  1.0  1.0  1.0  1.0
21 ARGASAN, JAMA W    1 B    4 W    3 bye   B    8
unr.                           PEACE OF THE CITY  0.0  0.0  0.0  1.0  1.0  1.0
22 AGUER, DOAR W  13 B    1 B  10 W    7 bye  
unr.                           PEACE OF THE CITY  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  1.0  1.0
23 WALKER, CHRISTOPHER W    6 B  18 B  11 W    5 B    7
unr.                           PEACE OF THE CITY  0.0  0.0  0.5  0.5  0.5  0.5


USCF RATED K-12 CHAMPIONSHIP SECTION
# Name/Rtng/ID Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Tot
1 DARLING,CHRIS B  12 W  11 B    5 W    3
1708   14013572        PIONEER CENTRAL  1.0  2.0  3.0  4.0  4.0
2 BLUM,JOHN H W  21 B    8 B    4 W    9
1193   14373842        AMATEUR CHESS ASSOCIATION OF WNY  1.0  1.5  2.5  3.5  3.5
3 PALMISANO,NATHAN B  10 W  14 B    7 B    1
1311   13624598        PIONEER CENTRAL  1.0  2.0  3.0  3.0  3.0
4 SCHROCK,BRADLEY W  25 B    6 W    2 B  16
1276   14581550        PIONEER CENTRAL  1.0  2.0  2.0  3.0  3.0
5 BENHAM,JOSHUA ART W  20 B  13 W    1 B  10
1514   14771412        BISHOP TIMON  1.0  2.0  2.0  3.0  3.0
6 SANTORA,SAM B  19 W    4 W    8 B  14
1524   14021901        AMATEUR CHESS ASSOCIATION OF WNY  1.0  1.0  2.0  3.0  3.0
7 HEDGES,STEPHEN W  22 B  15 W    3 B  13
1608   15035525        BISHOP TIMON  1.0  2.0  2.0  3.0  3.0
8 MADDEN,ZACHARY B  17 W    2 B    6 W  12
1508   13799866        PIONEER CENTRAL  1.0  1.5  1.5  2.5  2.5
9 WARNER,ETHEN bye   B  18 W  11 B    2
 475   14867571        PIONEER CENTRAL  0.5  1.5  2.5  2.5  2.5
10 KHARROUBI,AIDAN W    3 B  22 W  15 W    5
 779   14955925          0.0  1.0  2.0  2.0  2.0
11 LYLE,KEVIN W  16 B    1 B    9 W  19
1330   14209084        AMATEUR CHESS ASSOCIATION OF WNY  1.0  1.0  1.0  2.0  2.0
12 RZEZNIK,NICHOLAS W    1 B  21 W  17 B    8
 872   15038677        BISHOP TIMON  0.0  1.0  2.0  2.0  2.0
13 BLUM,THOMAS R B  24 W    5 B  20 W    7
1184   14373836        AMATEUR CHESS ASSOCIATION OF WNY  1.0  1.0  2.0  2.0  2.0
14 CASTLE,ROMAN W  26 B    3 W  21 W    6
 949   14428781        GLOBAL CONCEPTS  1.0  1.0  2.0  2.0  2.0
15 LYLE,REAGAN B  23 W    7 B  10 W  20
1215   14209078        AMATEUR CHESS ASSOCIATION OF WNY  1.0  1.0  1.0  2.0  2.0
16 O'CONNOR,WILLIAM B  11 W  23 B  26 W    4
 818   15038683        BISHOP TIMON  0.0  1.0  2.0  2.0  2.0
17 BLUM,MAXIMILIAN F W    8 B  26 B  12 W  22
 819   15135372        AMATEUR CHESS ASSOCIATION OF WNY  0.0  1.0  1.0  2.0  2.0
18 TYTKA,MATTHEW L bye   W    9 B  19 W  23
 467   15593711        BISHOP TIMON  1.0  1.0  1.0  2.0  2.0
19 WARD,DOUGLAS W    6 B  25 W  18 B  11
 866   14995991        PIONEER CENTRAL  0.0  0.5  1.5  1.5  1.5
20 MILES,ANDERSON B    5 W  24 W  13 B  15
 850   14496775        PIONEER CENTRAL  0.0  1.0  1.0  1.0  1.0
21 KINMARTIN,CALEB A B    2 W  12 B  14 B  25
 619   15305225        PIONEER CENTRAL  0.0  0.0  0.0  1.0  1.0
22 KEMPF,KEEGAN DANI B    7 W  10 W  25 B  17
 866   14994976        PIONEER CENTRAL  0.0  0.0  1.0  1.0  1.0
23 SCHALBERG,JEFFREY W  15 B  16 W  24 B  18
 702   14821690        PIONEER CENTRAL  0.0  0.0  1.0  1.0  1.0
24 DOYLE,MALACHI W  13 B  20 B  23 W  26
 528   14690792        GLOBAL CONCEPTS  0.0  0.0  0.0  1.0  1.0
25 GREEN,MADELEINE C B    4 W  19 B  22 W  21
 529   15321932        AMATEUR CHESS ASSOCIATION OF WNY  0.0  0.5  0.5  0.5  0.5
26 SCHANTZ,MATTHEW B  14 W  17 W  16 B  24
 515   15161205        PIONEER CENTRAL  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0
BLITZ SECTION
# Name/Rtng/ID Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Tot
1 DARLING, CHRIS W  14 B  15 W    4 B  13 W    2
 1.0  2.0  3.0  4.0  5.0  5.0
2 KHARROUBI, CLIFF B    7 W    6 W  13 B    3 B    1
 1.0  2.0  3.0  4.0  4.0  4.0
3 KHARROUBI, AIDEN B    5 W  12 B    8 W    2 W    6
 1.0  2.0  3.0  3.0  4.0  4.0
4 WARNER, THOMAS B  20 W  16 B    1 W  12 B    7
 1.0  2.0  2.0  3.0  4.0  4.0
5 WARNER,ETHEN W    3 B  17 W  21 W    9 B  13
 0.0  1.0  2.0  3.0  4.0  4.0
6 PALMISANO, NATHAN B  10 B    2 W  15 W    8 B    3
 1.0  1.0  2.0  3.0  3.0  3.0
7 TASEVSKI, GEORGE W    2 W  10 B  22 B  14 W    4
 0.0  1.0  2.0  3.0  3.0  3.0
8 KINMARTIN, KALEB W  18 B    9 W    3 B    6 W  16
 1.0  2.0  2.0  2.0  3.0  3.0
9 TORRES, IAN B  24 W    8 W  11 B    5 W  14
 1.0  1.0  2.0  2.0  3.0  3.0
10 GREEN, MADELEINE W    6 B    7 W  17 B  19 B  12
 0.0  0.0  1.0  2.0  3.0  3.0
11 DOYLE,MALACHI B  22 W  23 B    9 W  20 B  18
 0.0  1.0  1.0  2.0  3.0  3.0
12 CIRILLO,ANTONIO W  17 B    3 W  18 B    4 W  10
 1.0  1.0  2.0  2.0  2.0  2.0
13 SANTORA,SAM B  23 W  22 B    2 W    1 W    5
 1.0  2.0  2.0  2.0  2.0  2.0
14 HAWKINS, JUSTIN B    1 W  19 B  16 W    7 B    9
 0.0  1.0  2.0  2.0  2.0  2.0
15 NIEMANN, RONALD B  19 W    1 B    6 W  18 B  21
 1.0  1.0  1.0  1.0  2.0  2.0
16 DOAR, AGUER B  21 B    4 W  14 W  22 B    8
 1.0  1.0  1.0  2.0  2.0  2.0
17 DOAR, DOAR B  12 W    5 B  10 W  23 B  20
 0.0  0.0  0.0  1.0  2.0  2.0
18 DELL, LIAM B    8 W  24 B  12 B  15 W  11
 0.0  1.0  1.0  2.0  2.0  2.0
19 MOREL, MICHAEL W  15 B  14 B  23 W  10 B  22
 0.0  0.0  1.0  1.0  2.0  2.0
20 KRAUS,AURORA W    4 W  21 B  24 B  11 W  17
 0.0  0.5  1.5  1.5  1.5  1.5
21 LAWRENCE, RUSSELL W  16 B  20 B    5 W  24 W  15
 0.0  0.5  0.5  1.5  1.5  1.5
22 LITTLE,DANIELLE W  11 B  13 W    7 B  16 W  19
 1.0  1.0  1.0  1.0  1.0  1.0
23 DOAR, GUARANG W  13 B  11 W  19 B  17 B  24
 0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  1.0  1.0
24 WALKER, CHRISTOPHER W    9 B  18 W  20 B  21 W  23
 0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0

The Top three winning teams in each section were:


TEAM Name & PLAYERS (UNRATED) Score
BUFFALO SEMINARY (0.0) 13.0
LITTLE,DANIELLE (unr.) 5.0
KRAUS,AURORA (unr.) 4.0
ZHANG, YING (unr.) 4.0
PIONEER CENTRAL (303.3) 10.5
LUMPKINS,DYLAN (101) 4.0
KINMARTIN, HARLEY (unr.) 3.5
ADDESSA, COLLIN (unr.) 3.0
CITY HONORS (326.0) 7.5
DELL, LIAM (unr.) 4.0
TORRES,IAN (326) 3.5
PEACE OF THE CITY (0.0) 6.5
NIEMANN, RONALD (unr.) 3.0
HAWKINS, JUSTIN (unr.) 2.0
ALECSAY, IRENE (unr.) 1.5
GLOBAL CONCEPTS (0.0) 5.5
SPINKS,KENNA (unr.) 4.0
PRZYBYZ, HANNAH (unr.) 1.5



TEAM Name & PLAYERS (RATED) Score
PIONEER CENTRAL (1509.0) 10.0
DARLING,CHRIS (1708) 4.0
PALMISANO,NATHAN (1311) 3.0
SCHROCK,BRADLEY (1276) 3.0
AMATEUR CHESS ASSOCIATION OF WNY (1356.3) 8.5
BLUM,JOHN H (1193) 3.5
SANTORA,SAM (1524) 3.0
LYLE,KEVIN (1330) 2.0
BISHOP TIMON (1331.3) 8.0
BENHAM,JOSHUA ART (1514) 3.0
HEDGES,STEPHEN (1608) 3.0
RZEZNIK,NICHOLAS (872) 2.0
GLOBAL CONCEPTS (738.5) 3.0
CASTLE,ROMAN (949) 2.0
DOYLE,MALACHI (528) 1.0