Allentown Center City Chess Club Schedule Page

Allentown Center City Chess Club Basics

Where:      St. Luke's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 417 N. 7th St., Allentown, PA 18102

When:        Saturdays from Noon to approx. 6:15 PM

What:         USCF-rated tournaments every week (see Events & Activities page for cost)

What to bring:  Sets and boards are provided (but feel free to bring yours).  Chess clock (if you have one).  Pen or pencil -- scoresheets are provided.  Proof of USCF membership.    Park in the church lot and enter through the gate. 

Center City Chess Club is an official affiliate of the US Chess Federation (http://www.uschess.org/). 

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6/6/17 Quads on June 10th -- then club is CLOSED on June 17th.   Club will reopen on June 24th (see updated EVENTS page)

6/6/17  Johnson v Santo match starts on Thursday June 8th at the Allentown Public Library.  Pledge total is $400 and the prize fund is $300.   Game One is at 5:30PM - 7:30 PM (2nd floor).  Johnson won the toss and will have White in the first game. 

5/19/17  TOM VOLKERT MEMORIAL is Saturday May 20th -- see TLA in Chess Life or click on the Events tab for full details.  Normal club times for registration and play. 

5/19/17  $100 donation received for 2017 Joe DeRaymond Memorial QC Event -- to be held in August (date announcement pending).

5/19/17  Johnson v Santo match update -- likely site is the Allentown Public Library, Thursday nights from 5:30 PM to 8 PM.   Match contracts to be signed soon.  Start date may be June 8th.   Pledge total now $370 and rising -- pledges accepted until Game One and must be paid no later than Game Two.  All persons pledging $5 or more receive a copy of the match booklet after the match.

5/19/17  Peter Minear is the club champion and must defend no later than June Quads (Tom Volkert Memorial is title-exempt).

5/2/17  Kevin Santo successfully defends his club title -- he draws his last round game with Eric C. Johnson and both players finish tied for first place (2.5 pts) at the 4/29 club event.

5/2/17  The club title goes from Eric C. Johnson to Ramon Quezada to Kevin Santo at the 4/15 club event.

3/13/17  Boris Privman wins the club title by going 4-0 at the March 4th tournament 

2/13/17   Booklet of games from the 2016 David Elliott Cup goes to the printer this week -- available at club by 2/25.  Special $5 cover price.

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12/29/16   Dan Reinert is the 2016 Quad Champion -- see Dan receive his trophy at the Jan 14th event. 

12/29/16   In a wild year-end finish, the club title goes from Greg Nolan to Mark Knerr to Chuck Kent to Isara Thanakit over the last few events of the year.  Isara must defend his title no later than the Jan 21st Tornado (see Events page) 

12/29/16   GM Bryan Smith wins the 2016 David Elliott Cup held November 19th.   Ram Singh wins the Reserve section.   A record 59 players compete in the event.

9/26/16  Winners from the 2016 Joe DeRaymond QC Event:  A:  Peter Minear  B:  Ramon Quezada C:  Michael Clark

8/12/16   "What Do I Play" openings booklet now back from the printer -- get your copy at the club for $10 or mailed copy for $10 + $2. 

6/7/16  Mark Knerr wins the 2016 Tom Volkert trophy

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12/28/15  Larry Noone and Rick Kuhn are the 2015 Quad Co-Champions.  They finished the year with 21.0 points.

12/28/15   Kevin Santo wins the 2015 Elliott Cup! 

9/23/15   Antonio Scalzo and Larry Noone are big winners at the 2015 Joe DeRaymond Memorial QC Event held 8/29.

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6/2/15  Jim Strobel wins the 2015 Tom Volkert Memorial title and trophy 

3/27/15  15-move draw-by-agreement policy now in effect for all events -- see Schedule Page

9/10/14  Blog updated with games from the Johnson-Kleinfeld match 

11/6/12 THANK YOU Mr. Touchdown -- for visiting our club on 10/27 as part of the WIF (Wrestling Is Fun) promotion.   You are now an honorary ACCC member!

7/7/12  Want to save $1 on every club entry fee?  Buy the club t-shirt at zazzle.com (and wear it to club events).  Many colors available.

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