Thursday, February 23, 2012

Meeting of the Minds - Feb 27, 2012

February 27, 2012 will be the 'Meeting of the Minds' night. Interaction between the two clubs, juniors please plan to stay later then normal.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

No Meeting - Feb 20, 2012

Just a quick reminder, we will NOT be meeting next week, Monday Feb 20, because of Family Day. Our next meeting will be on Monday Feb 27. Hope everyone enjoys the long weekend, and we'll see you guys the following week.

Basic Tournament Info for Juniors

Chess Terms That You May Hear
Casual Chess - play and just have fun
Simultaneous - One or more of the senior players will be playing the junior club all at the same time.
Tournament - Players will play 1- 6 games...Depending on time and event.

Rules and Regulation of the Kingston Junior Chess Club
I Would at this time like to ask you read this document. Please ask me questions on anything that you don't understand. As well, please explain these rules to your child /children and ask them if they have any questions. Again let me know if you or your child have any questions, I would like to clear anything up before we start the year.
Not all rules are listed. Nor do I know all the rules. If something comes up that I don't know the answer too, I will do my best to find the answer. This may include talking with one or more of the senior players. This may also include making a decision based on what make sense to me. I maybe wrong. Your child may lose a tournament because of the decision I make. I would ask you to understand that Ifm doing my best in the interest of all the junior players.
Chess is called a gentleman's game. Because of this I will ask you not to laugh at any questions or ideas that a player may have. We are all here to learn and have fun. I would ask that you help one another. We can all become stronger players by helping each other.
Before and after your game you should shake hands with your opponent. This shows good sportsmanship.
I would like to encourage everyone to come out to play the wonderful game of chess but, if you are not coming to the chess club to play chess please stay home. Other years I've had to deal with players running around, I will not be dealing with this issue any more, I will ask your parents to keep you home...
There are no refunds.
Do you have to play in the tournaments? No, but, please don't distract the people that are in the tournament.

Tournament play
If you are new to the club you will be starting with a rating of 1000 points.
We play TOUCH MOVE... this means you touch the piece you move it unless it's an illegal move.
Please show up each night. If you cannot show up please let Harry know in advance.
In the last 10 minutes of the evening you maybe place on a timer. each player will be given 5 minutes. You must push, not hit, your clocks button with the same hand you move with. The person playing black will determine which side the clock goes on.
Questions and\or issues will be dealt with as they arise. Please put your hand up if you have a question. Coming to me after the game is finished or after the player have a few more moves will not help me understand the problem, please get my attention right away so I can help with the problem right there and then.
Parents must wait on the side lines. There can be no hint of distraction to either player during a tournament game. Your child may lose the game if you cause any type of interference.

Tournament Points Scoring
3 points - for a win.
3 points - for showing up and not getting a game. The player with the lowest rating will be asked to sit out for one game if there is an uneven amount of players. If the same thing happens throughout the whole tournament, the following week, the next lowest rated player will not get a game. I will have something else planned for the player to do.
2 points - for a draw.
1 point - for a loss.
1/2 point - point for letting Harry know in advance that you will not make a game. 1/2 points are not allowed in the final 2 rounds.
0 points - for not showing up.
Unless you are both recording the game the 3 move repeated position will not count. If you feel that your opponent is just making the same move forcing you to make the same move let me know and I'll make a ruling on the game.
Because we use tournament rankings to determine who plays whom, it's fair to say that the winner of the Fall Classic will probably not have lost a game. Second place is always up for grabs, as this player may have only lost one game and someone else may have only lost one game, these players will be tied for second place. Third will work the same way and so on.

What happens if a game is draw?
This is a very good question and one that is not answered easily.
Because we must finish the tournament on time, the day its scheduled to end, it's important to note when the draw takes place. If the draw takes place the week before the last game then the draw will remove the two players from playing for the championship (in the week before we finish the tournament, we could have only 4 players that have won all the games, by removing the 2 players that drew it will leave only 2 players left, they would be playing for the championship a week before the final round). If the final game ends in a draw we could end up with a 3 or 4 way co-championship.

What if in the second last week we have only 3 undefeated players?
In the event that this happens I will bring in one player that has lost the least amount of games, this player will be the highest rated player available.
When playing on the clock you must try and win the game or I could declare the game a draw. You can not simply run your opponent out of time, you must show that you know how to win the game.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

KCC Championship - 2012

Congratulations to Peter Sibbald who won the KCC Club Championship with a perfect 6/6 score. The next and final tournament of the season will be the Peter Sibbald Spring Open. TD Azroy Kandan

2012 Kingston Chess Club Championship

KCC Championship Final Round Results

White PiecesResultBlack Pieces
Dave Gordon 1676 (3.5)0-1Peter Sibbald 2041 (5.0)
David Chan 1262 (3.5)1/2Azroy Kandan 1902 (4.0)
Harry Jordan 1624 (3.0)0-1Sid Anjilvel 1657 (3.0)
Richard Marais 1200 (3.0)1-0Brian Murray 1458 (2.5)
Jeff Mann 1453 (2.0)1-0Alex Chan 1131 (2.0)
Arman Azroy 1255 (1.0)0-1Roman Polywkan 1353 (1.5)
Chris Hargreaves (1.0)0F-1Huxley Anjilvel (1.0)
0 pt BYE: Wayne Coppin 1859 (2.5), John Lukezich 1571 (2.0)

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

KCC Championship Final Round Pairings

Rd. 6 Pairings
White Pieces---Black Pieces

Dave Gordon (3.5)---Peter Sibbald (5.0)
David Chan (3.5)---Azroy Kandan (4.0)
Harry Jordan (3.0)---Sid Anjilvel (3.0)
Richard Marais (3.0)---Brian Murray (2.5)
Jeff Mann (2.0)---Alex Chan (2.0)
Arman Azroy (1.0)---Roman Polywkan (1.5)
Chris Hargreaves (1.0)---Huxley Anjilvel (1.0)
0 pt BYE: Wayne Coppin (2.5); John Lukezich (2.0)

Monday, February 6, 2012

KCC Championship Rd. 5 Results

White PiecesResultBlack Pieces
Peter Sibbald 2041 (4.0)1-0Sid Anjilvel 1657 (3.0)
Azroy Kandan 1902 (3.0)1-0Wayne Coppin 1859 (2.5)
Dave Gordon 1676 (2.5)1-0Brian Murray 1458 (2.5)
John Lukezich 1571 (2.0)0-1David Chan 1262 (2.5)
Alex Chan 1131 (2.0)0-1Harry Jordan 1624 (2.0)
Roman Polywkan 1353 (1.5)0-1Richard Marais 1200 (2.0)
Jeff Mann 1453 (1.0)1-0FArman Azroy 1255 (1.0)
1 pt BYE: Huxley Anjilvel (0.0)
0.5 pt BYE: Chris Hargreaves (0.5)

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

KCC Championship Rd. 5 Pairings

Rd. 5 Pairings
White Pieces---Black Pieces

Peter Sibbald (4.0)---Sid Anjilvel (3.0)
Azroy Kandan (3.0)---Wayne Coppin (2.5)
Dave Gordon (2.5)---Brian Murray (2.5)
John Lukezich (2.0)---David Chan (2.5)
Alex Chan (2.0)---Harry Jordan (2.0)
Roman Polywkan (1.5)---Richard Marais (2.0)
Jeff Mann (1.0)---Arman Azroy (1.0)
1 pt BYE: Huxley Anjilvel (0.0)
0.5 pt BYE: Chris Hargreaves (0.5)

NOTE: There will be a 6th Round on February 13, before we break on February 20 for a statutory holiday. No byes will be accepted on the final round. Good luck on Monday!