Take a close look at this photo, I remember those two Greek ladies sitting on the right, under the umbrella. Guess whose on the left, playing with his phone? The President of the Chess Club... taken from here: http://www.loopnet.com/property/16307910/834-East-Alosta-Avenue/
I got my 10 mins of fame without even knowing it.. LOL
Munitz donates showcase collections, tourney champ’s prize
From Russian nesting dolls to 1950 medieval-style ceramic pieces, “The Art of Chess: The Munitz Chess Collection” is on display at the University Library through the fall quarter.
The exhibit features selections from the 52 fine chess sets and more than 350 volumes of chess literature donated by Cal State L.A. Trustee Professor and former CSU Chancellor Barry Munitz to the University Library Special Collections.
In a chess tournament held last week in collaboration with the exhibit, Konstantin “Kostya” Kavutskiy uttered the ultimate “checkmate.”
Beating out 28 faculty, staff and student competitors, winner Kavutskiy, a finance junior, was awarded a $500 gift certificate donated by Munitz. Runner-up Benny Wu, a mechanical engineering junior, received a $100 gift certificate presented by an anonymous donor.
Read more at: CSULA Article (CLICK HERE)
We should think about going to see the exhibit as a club, maybe it's time for our first field trip ever?
I currently own and use this chess clock, it's very handy with presets such as 5min, 15min, and tournament presetting times, and also you can save 1 user time settings. It uses 2 C batteries, and so far it's lasted FOREVER!It has the option to make a sound when one hits the clock, and it lights up, displaying which players turn it's currently on. This is a affordable clock opposed if you want to get the expensive Cronos. I highly recommend this clock, since it's a great clock and its ON SALE.
The Chess Set is our standard set that we use in the chess club, its the exact same, except that it has a blue carrying bag, which ours is green and does not have a carrying handle, which carries both pieces and the board. If you're looking for a set, get this set!
FROM AMERICAN CHESS EQUIPMENT, if you wish to buy, click on the Add to cart to purchase from their website.
SALE!-DISCOUNT 45 %
GO click on the Collegiate Chess League tab for more information on competing in the ICC chess federation, sanctioned by USCF, it is a free tournament, and a great chance to meet some real strong players with no damage to your rating.
ATTENTION ALL CLUB MEMBERS
NOW IS YOUR CHANCE TO GET A CHEAP TOURNAMENT QUALITY CHESS SET FOR:
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becomes our exclusive chess equipment distributor! If you have any chess equipment needs, please visit their website at: http://www.amchesseq.com/ and buy your chess needs.
However, if you wish to buy a cheaper chess set, you can find 4 other people to buy a set as well, the more sets we buy in a bundle the more you save!
There will be a creation of a chess team in the club, the team will consist of a Captain and three other members, the captain may choose a member of his/her team to be the team sergeant. The Captain will be in charge of the team, in any of it's chess endeavors, may it be questions, strategic moves, and team chess matches vs other teams. The Captain will be chosen by his rating, leadership capabilities, chess knowledge, and attendance. This is something to look forward too as once we have compiled teams we can have team chess matches, which will raise club competition rates.
The Webmaster position has been filled by Chess Prelate Ariel Carmona Jr.
-Michael Chen, President
A new rating system will be introduced into the club system, which will give the members an opportunity to determine where their actual rating stand in the chess club.
The Rating System will be based on the Harkness System on page 156. of the Official Chess Rulebook.