SAN DIEGO CHESS CLUB
Tournament Play every Wed at 7 PM, 2225 6th Avenue
Website Contributors: Rick Aeria, Bruce Baker, Chuck Ensey, Richard Jensen, Cyrus Lakdawala & Ron Rezendes - we now have over 600 website members! Join our MSN group - it's free & it's fun!
NEW SDCC MEMBERS
- JORGE BALARES
- MICHAEL CHEN
- STEVE GORDON
- KEN HUANG
- JENS LUNDELL
- FAUSTO ROBLES JR, ALAN ROBLES, ESTEBAN ROBLES, BOLIVINA ROBLES
- URI SEFCHOVICH
- ALAN TSOI
- (619) 239-7166 Club Telephone Please call before 6:30 PM if you can't make a scheduled round!
- IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR NEW MEMBERS: here
Current Official SD Chess Club Membership Total is 176 Annual dues are $60 a year, and the entry fee for most events is $25
Website is free to join (when applying, please type if you want to join the website or also the club); the costs quoted above are for rated play on Wed nights
Wednesday Night Events
Next Event: The Alina Markowski Open
Rd 1 of 7 is on 1/07/09
Just One Big Section at 40/90, SD/60 with 5 second delay
Super Gambito (extra prizes) is on the 1st Saturday of every month
2008 UPCOMING EVENTS
A rare rainy day in sunny San Diego's Balboa Park
January 3rd - January Super Gambito
January 7th - Alina Markowski Open, Round 1
Wednesday Night Schedule
The Alina Markowski Open 1/07/09 - 2/18/09
The Lakdawala Championships 2/25 -4/08
Open House/Club Champion Simul 4/15
The Robert Samuel Swiss 4/22 - 5/20
Vacation in the Yucatan where you can find ancient Mayan temples right on the beach in Tulum
May your chess be as accurate as the famous Mayan calendar!
K-12th Grade Sunday Nov 30th, 2008
$15 EF if pd in advance
Jedi Knights Chess Club
Friday Nights the kids take over the San Diego Chess Club!
President's Corner Update
The new SDCC Board
President Ron Rezendes; Vice President Chuck Ensey; Secretary Tom Webb; Treasurer Tom Kuhn; Members-at-Large Leonard Sussman and Mark Lawless; Sergeant-At-Arms Rick Aeria and Park Liaison and Club Manager, Bruce Baker
Player of the Month for October 2008:
International Master (IM)
International Master Felix Villarreal easily won the SDCC Fall Swiss with an unbeaten score of 5-1 (a draw with NM Carl Wagner in round three and a bye in round five). It is wonderful to have a player of Felix's stature play regularly in the local club. Felix was on the chess Olynpic Team for Mexico and has a classical defensive style with deep positional insights but will drop a 'petit combinasion' on you like Capablanca if you let him.
Felix Villareal also teaches chess and has a number of his students also play regularly at the club with him.
Viswanathan Anand successfully defends his title against Vladimir Kramnik in Bonn, Germany 2008