NOTICE OF A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE CSCA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
DIRECTORS PLEASE RSVP. (Jim C, Bob M, CJ, Rich C, Bruce S, Derek M, Norman B, Alex L)
West Haven Police Dept.
200 Saw Mill Road, West Haven, CT 06516
Saturday April 28, 1:00pm
I. Call to order (Mr. Celone)
II. Roll Call (Mr. Celone)
III. New Business
- Election for open Board seats
2 seats open due to resignation:
2018 seat, Aldi resignation; 2020 seat, Fikiet resignation
2 seats 2022
2. Election for officer’s/administrator’s positions.
3. Proposal: Amendments to By-Laws :
3. DIRECTORS. The Board of Directors shall be composed of ten Directors who shall vote on CSCA matters. Each year, at the annual meeting, the adult CSCA members present shall elect Directors. In order to be nominated, the nominee must indicate his willingness to serve in writing or in person. All Directors shall serve five years or until their successors are duly elected. Vacancies shall be filled for their remaining terms at the next election.
Subject to Change: 3a) A Director, at any time, seeking action to bring civil lawsuit against another director, the CSCA, or the USCF, shall be immediately removed from the Board, and the CSCA, and will be recommended by the CSCA for USCF removal.
Subject to Change: 3b) At no time shall the Board be composed of more than 30% of Directors (3 directors for a full Board) from the same local chess club. If this situation occurs due to resignation or failure to fill a director’s position, or for any other reason, then one or more directors must step down until the Board is in compliance with this rule.
9. QUORUM. A quorum for a Directors Meeting shall be five Directors, Subject to Change: or shall be 50% of all current Directors. A quorum for any special membership meeting shall be ten percent of the CSCA members over age 17. There is no quorum requirement for the election of Directors.
4. Call for bids: 2019 State Championships
2018 CT G5 Blitz Championship
2019 CT G15 Quick Championship
2019 CT G30 Rapid Championship
2019 CT Open Championships
2019 CT Scholastic Grade Championship
2019 CT Scholastic Blitz Championship
2019 CT K-12 Scholastic Championship
2019 CT K-8 Scholastic Championship
2019 CT K-6 Scholastic Championship
2019 CT K-3 Scholastic Championship
2019 CT K and 1st Grade Scholastic Championships,
2019 CT Girls K-12 Scholastic State Championship,
** (Bids for State Championships can be submitted in writing any time before or after this Board Meeting….to be awarded at the Annual Board of Directors Meeting by the BOD in Sept)
IV. Unfinished Business
$1035 Life Member Rich Jackson debt paid; additional $25 donation.
V. Closed Session to address conduct unbecoming of directors/officers
Derek Meredith (2021Q) wins 2018 CT Rapids Championship!
Sam Yisehak and Jason Chen take 2nd and 3rd Place, U1200. Results
William Torres (2013R, 1919Q) is the 2018 CT Quick Chess State Champion! Congratulations!
Winners of the CT Quick Open, U1700, and U1200 Sections. Results
Yoon-Young Kim, Daniel Zhou and Beatrice Low have won the nomination to represent Connecticut at the Denker Tournament of High School Champions, the Barber Tournament of K-8 Champions, and the Girls Tournament of National Champions in Madison, WI this summer.
Master Yoon-young Kim (2377 –> 2381) wins 2018 New Haven Championships! Cold Spring School takes home 1st Place Team trophy! See Results.
Master Arslan Otchiyev, 28, a Master Instructor at the Chess Club of Fairfield County in Norwalk, wins Connecticut Open State Championship held at Hall High School, West Hartford!
Arslan Otchiyev (2377)
Arslan is a USCF certified “Life Master” with a USCF peak rating: 2409. Currently residing in Connecticut Mr. Otchiyev is among the Top 1% of competitive players nationally in the U.S. He was six time national champion of Turkmenistan.
23 players competed in the event. See Results
2018 Scholastic State Champions are Yoon-Young Kim (9-12), Sadie Edelman (4-9), Robert Ulmer (K-6) and Erik Nebylovych (K-3).
2018 Team State Champions are Ludlow Middle School (Fairfield), West Woods Upper Elementary School (Farmington) and Riverfield Elemenntary School (Fairfield).
Full results of the High, Middle, Elementary, Primary School and Unrated sections.
Rating report of the event.
West Woods School wins 2018 Greater New Haven Open 1st Place Team !
Matthew Larson (2433) wins Open. Shan Kerr wins U800 Section with perfect 5.0 score. See more Results
December 12IM Jan Van de Mortel (2541) wins
2017 CT State Blitz Championship!
CSCA SPECIAL MEETING OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Sat Dec 9, 1:00-3:00pm
DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER
WH Police Dept., 200 Saw Mill Rd. West Haven
Girl Power Prevails at 2017 Greater New Haven Fall Open!
If this year’s GNHFO had anything interesting about it, it was the strong performance of females in the scholastic sections. Sandhya Sudarsanam won the U1000 section with a perfect 5-0 score, Akshita Ashokkumar took 3rd in the U800 section, and Ripley Chance took first place in the Non-rated section, making this year’s tournament the best performance for females in the tournament’s 20 year history!
Way to go girls!
In the Open section, 2017 USOpen winner GM Alex Lenderman (2687) took clear 1st Place, with FIDE Master Boris Privman (2304) and 3 other Masters close behind..
Next tournament 2018 Greater New Haven Winter Open, Sat Feb 3. Tell your friends!
CSCA Board of Directors Meeting, WH Police Dept,200 Saw Mill Rd. West Haven
Results by CT representatives at the national tournaments for state scholastic champions in Norfolk, VA:
- Denker (High School): Zachary Tanenbaum 23rd/48 with 3.0/6 score
- Barber (K-8): Bryan Weisz: 16th/48 with 3.5/6 score
- NGTOC (Girls): Beatrice Low: 25th/42 with 3.0/6 score
Here are the final three tables, with 4 players each, for Denker, Barber and Girls nominations:
Winners Zachary Tanenbaum (Denker), Bryan Weisz (Barber) and Beatrice Low (Girls)
CT Scholastic Quick Chess State Championship was played in New Haven. Winners are:
- Elementary: Jake Lumelsky from Bugbee Elementary in West Hartford,
- Middle: Preston Deleo from Woodbury Middle,
- High School: Alex Palvinksi from Barlow High in Redding.
Bartels Hall at University of New Haven.
Press release for CCO Statewide Championships held in West Hartford and New Haven.
CT Rapid State Championships
Mike Lei Wang (Quick 1876), a high school student at The Franklin Academy in East Haddam, CT swept a very strong field at the first ever CSCA CT Rapids State Championships, held in West Haven. He won all 7 games, in the process beating 2 National Masters and a FIDE Master. Congratulations Mike! (for details see the RESULTS section of this site)
Press release for Thomas Hartmayer Memorial.
Final standings of NNGP are here.
3/9 Match Simsbury High School versus UConn was played in Storrs.
UConn won 9.5 – 6.5
Team Simsbury with the UConn Husky in front of Gampel Pavilion.
Ted McHugh III from Simsbury won the 2017 CT State Championship, 2nd/3rd place tie-break went to Nelson Castaneda over Gary Shure. In the Candidates section, the top two finishers qualify for automatic seeding in the championship section next year.
Taking first on tie-breaks was Manav Ramprasad with 3.5/4.0 pts, 2nd place was Pranav Jayaganesh. The Class prize winners were:
Class B, William Adamson, Class C, Harold Blanchard and Class D, Dhanush Kalandi. Overall, 20 scholastic players competed in the tournament.
Above Ted with black during his game in the last round against Gary Shure.
The first CT Scholastic Team State Championship was held at Hall High School in West Hartford – 25 teams (of 4 players each) participated.
• Elementary: Bugbee School
• Middle: King Philip Middle School
• High: Simsbury High School
Scholastic State Championship at CREC Two Rivers Middle School in East Hartford. On a snowy day many still participated. TD IM Jan van de Mortel in the middle. Winners individual: 9-12 Zachary Tanenbaum, 4-9 Bryan Weisz, K-6 Robert Ulmer, K-3 Max Ingargiola. Winners team: 9-12 Simsbury High School, 4-9 King Philip West Hartford, K-6 Brunswick Greenwich
More details at the RESULTS section of this site and in the CCO press release
Standings of National Nominations Grand Prix are here.
Scholastic State High School team trophy winners:Simsbury High School
UConn scholarships. UConn announced $14,000 in UConn scholarships to be awarded at the CT State K-12 Championships
Feb 12th. See the amended flyer in the EVENTS section of this site.
Hebron club in Hartford Courant picture of Rob Roy at the Hebron Library. Click here to read the article. (image by Melanie Savage/Hartford Courant)
Beatrice Low wins CT Girls State Championship
Press release by CCO is here
Latest standings in National Nominations Grand Prix are here