Arlington Chess Club

General ACC Information

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Membership & General Information:

Our focus is to provide a strong learning and playing experience for players of any age and any playing strength. The club has more than 200 active members, from advanced beginners to a Grand Master. About 20% of our members are kids aged 9-18. We eagerly accept anyone who wants to be a member of the club, but to be competitive, we suggest kids have already played adults and that they have a chess rating of 1000, or at least 900 if steadily improving.

Annual ACC dues are $75 for adults, then $60 for Juniors (18 years old and under) and Seniors (aged 65+).

To play on the club’s ladder or in other officially "rated" club games or events, members must also be members of the U.S. Chess Federation (USCF). USCF memberships start at $40/year for adults, with lower rates for seniors, youth, and additional family members.

Senior TD Adam Chrisney and Club TD Karl Peterson conduct our Blitz, Action, Action-Plus, Ladder and other chess events.

The Arlington Chess Club meets nearly every Friday starting at 7:00 p.m. Formal games start just after 8:00pm. We stay open until the last game is finished, which can be quite late.

Please bring your own chess equipment (set, board, clock)!!

Chess equipment and supplies are available at large chess tournaments and from various on-line vendors. Local vendor Todd Hammer sells books and basic equipment at ACC 1-2 Fridays per month.

Have a Question?: Membership, ladder inquiries and all other questions about ACC should be directed by e-mail to Adam Chrisney at: chrisney2@gmail.com

Want Our Monthly Newsletter?: For regular club announcements, please send an e-mail to chrisney2@gmail.com to receive our monthly newsletter.

Skittles:

Just drop on by and play for fun with friends, including 5-minute unrated blitz games. Analyze games, discuss and enjoy chess at your leisure!

Regular Tournaments:

We try to offer events for every player including Action / Action-Plus / Blitz / Quad tournaments! Once a month ACC offers a 3-round Friday Action (G/30, d5) tournament held at the same time as the Friday Ladder. And once a month on Saturdays ACC offers a 5-round Saturday Action-Plus (G/45) tournament! Blitz and Action Championships to return soon! And finally, there's the ACC Club Championship (4-5 games at 30/90, SD/60, d5)!

Look below under: "Other ACC Tournaments" for 1-2 day week-end events, including: Blitz, Action & Action-Plus.

Regional Tournament Clearinghouse:

This webpage is a weekly list of most tournaments in the VA/DC/MD area: Clearinghouse Webpage.

D.C. Chess League:

ACC-sponsored teams compete against teams from other DC metropolitan area clubs. Open and Class B teams compete about once a month. This provides a local opportunity to play and watch high-quality chess games!!

Go to their website for more on the DC Chess League Website.

Regarding DCCL documents, for the:

"Match Report Form:" Form.
"Winter '16-'17 Schedule:" Schedule,
"Summer '16 Schedule:" Schedule.

Simultaneous Exhibitions:

Visiting Grand Masters usually provide an hour lecture and then take on all challengers for a modest fee. Play against and learn from some of the world's strongest players!!

Lessons For the Young & Young at Heart:

Kids of all ages can take the opportunity to learn and improve from stronger players. Several ACC members give lessons. Inquire at the Friday club meeting!

**Temporarily Suspended** ACC GM Lecture Series: Join local GM Lawrence “Larry” Kaufman for an evening of fun chess instruction! Once every month, Larry will give a lecture on selected chess topics and then take questions for a total of an hour and a half each night. Larry is a well-known chess teacher, computer chess researcher, author of the highly regarded Kaufman Repertoire for Black and White and the earlier Chess Advantage for Black and White, and regular competitor in local and national chess events. Stephen Miller: "These lectures are AWESOME!" For more information, incuding future dates and topics, see: Flyer.


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ACC Friday Ladder

Play for Monthly Prize!!

The ACC ladder has run for over 2850 Friday evenings. Play one USCF-rated game per week at a 30/90, SD/60, d5 time control against someone close to your own strength.

USCF membership required!!

To play, arrive before 8:00 PM and sign-in on the ladder chart. Pairings are made at 8:10 p.m.

ACC Member with the best game results for the month (3-4 Fridays) is awarded a $50 prize!!

"Scroll down" for monthly results !!

See Flyer

ACC Friday Action

2017 DATES:

Dec 22

2018 DATES:

Jan. 12, Feb. 23, Mar. 2, Apr. 27, May 25, Jun. 15

Play a number of rated games in one night! Members and non-members can play three G/30, d5 games in one evening every month!

USCF membership required!!

Entry fee is $15 ($10 for ACC members). Register from 7:00 - 8:10 p.m. and then games begin about 8:15 p.m.

Prizes will be awarded for 1st / 2nd with additional prizes based on the number of entries.

See Flyer

ACC Championships

(TBD) - ACC Blitz Championship

ACC Blitz Championship: 7-round Double Swiss - G/3, d2. EF: $35, $25 pre-entry. Rds: Sat 8:00pm-8:20-8:40-9:00-9:20-9:40-10:00. Prizes based on entries - 80% returned as prizes. Rated games so players must be USCF-rated to enter. Only digital clocks!

See Flyer

(TBD) - ACC Action-Plus Championship

Play 7 round Swiss tournament at G/30, d5 time control. EF: $50-60. Rds: Fri 3-5-7-9 Sat 9-11-1. All digital clocks preferred over analog, delay over non-delay.

See Flyer

(TBD) - ACC Club Championship / Arlington Open

Play 5-round Swiss tournament. Entry Fee $90, $75 pre-entry. Reg: Fri-6:00-7:15pm, Sat-9:00-9:45am.
3 SECTIONS: Open-U1800-U1200. Time control Open & U1800: G/2, d5. Rds: 7:30, 10-3, 10-2:30. U1200: G/45, d5. Rds: Sat 10-12-2-4-6.
PRIZES: Open: $400-300-200, U2000-$100. U1800: 300-200-100, U1500-$100. U1200: $300-200-100, U900-$100. ALL Sections, in addition to regular prizes: Top ACC Club Member: Trophy+$100.
Sunday Quads: 3RR G/60, d5. EF: $25. Reg: 9-10:45. Rds: 10-1-4. Prize: $50.

See Flyer



Other Tournaments

For all major tournaments in the VA/DC/MD area, go to the Regional Tournament Clearinghouse: Clearinghouse.

All ACC Dates Below are: CONFIRMED !!


Dec. 1 - ACC Blitz

5 rounds DoubleSwiss, G/3 +2. EF: $15-20. Flyer.

Dec. 16 - ACC Saturday Action-Plus

5 rounds G/45, d/5. EF: $35-45. Flyer.

Pre-Registration



Jan. 19 - ACC Blitz

5 rounds DoubleSwiss, G/3 +2. EF: $15-20. Flyer.

Jan. 27 - ACC Saturday Action-Plus

5 rounds G/45, d/5. EF: $35-45. Flyer.

Feb. 2 - ACC Blitz

5 rounds DoubleSwiss, G/3 +2. EF: $15-20. Flyer.

Feb. 17 - ACC Saturday Action-Plus

5 rounds G/45, d/5. EF: $35-45. Flyer.

Mar. 9 - ACC Blitz

5 rounds DoubleSwiss, G/3 +2. EF: $15-20. Flyer.

Mar. 31 - ACC Saturday Action-Plus

5 rounds G/45, d/5. EF: $35-45. Flyer.

Apr. 6 - ACC Blitz

5 rounds DoubleSwiss, G/3 +2. EF: $15-20. Flyer.

Apr. 21 - ACC Saturday Action-Plus

5 rounds G/45, d/5. EF: $35-45. Flyer.

May 11 - ACC Blitz

5 rounds DoubleSwiss, G/3 +2. EF: $15-20. Flyer.

May 19 - ACC Saturday Action-Plus

5 rounds G/45, d/5. EF: $35-45. Flyer.

Jun. 8 - ACC Blitz

5 rounds DoubleSwiss, G/3 +2. EF: $15-20. Flyer.

Jun. 23 - ACC Saturday Action-Plus

5 rounds G/45, d/5. EF: $35-45. Flyer.



Monthly Ladder Results

Members can play one USCF-rated game per week at a 30/90, SD/60, d5 time control against someone close to their own rating strength.

The ACC Member with the best game results, over a given month of 4-5 Fridays, wins!!



MONTHLY LADDER STANDINGS:

Player with best score for the month wins.

2017 Monthly Winners:

October: T. Lin
September: I. Turner
August: X. Jian, D. Franco, T. Vanderplas, C. Shoemaker, E. Guo
July: E. Von York
June: R. Aguirre
May: S. Kim
April: T. Lin, J. Northcutt, S. Kim
March: X. Jian, G. Menelik,
February: T. Hoopengardner, D. Aragon
January: W. Shreiba



Ladder Results :: November 2017

#Name/Rtng/IDRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Rd 4Rd 5
1Donovan ChongW 24W 22
1616 14937563 1.0 2.0
2Demetrio AragonW 28W 26
1300 15238364 1.0 2.0
3Elliott J LeeW 25W 17
1563 16080125 1.0 1.5
4Xing Jian----W 18
2124 14937281 U0.0 1.0
5Kebadu BelachewW 20----
1990 12842867 1.0U1.0
6Thomas Shupe----W 19
1912 15077727 U0.0 1.0
7Ghezai Menelik----W 20
1873 12544375 U0.0 1.0
8William SarranoB 23----
1665 15198277 1.0U1.0
9Timothy Sea PaperW 21----
1645 12532342 1.0U1.0
10Brenan Nierman----B 25
1395 12548274 U0.0 1.0
11James Custodio----W 27
1190 12838728 U0.0 1.0
12David EasleyW 29----
1135 12793951 1.0U1.0
13Jordan Mic Kaplan----B 29
1112 14940346 U0.0 1.0
14Sungjoon KimW 16W 15
1068 16352868 1.0 1.0
15Ian Turner----B 14
1023 12813960 U0.0 1.0
16Evan GuoB 14B 30
843 15919552 0.0 1.0
17Stephen J Scala----B 3
1529 12772269 U0.0 0.5
18Timothy Hamilton----B 4
2056 12130210 U0.0 0.0
19Levon Bagramian----B 6
1869 13462881 U0.0 0.0
20Adam ChrisneyB 5B 7
1855 12914776 0.0 0.0
21Chunlei LiangB 9----
1639 16071390 0.0U0.0
22John Sullivan Sr----B 1
1612 10187737 U0.0 0.0
23Kevin SuW 8----
1557 15799681 0.0U0.0
24Win PersinaB 1----
1426 14968174 0.0U0.0
25Maxime SouferB 3W 10
1359 16426310 0.0 0.0
26Abigail Z Lee----B 2
1261 16080110 U0.0 0.0
27Tony Lin----B 11
1171 15980742 U0.0 0.0
28Edward GuoB 2----
1136 15982801 0.0U0.0
29Michael HibanB 12W 13
1113 13419518 0.0 0.0
30Michael W Zelina----W 16
1051 12776596 U0.0 0.0

ARCHIVES: Previous monthly results for the year can be found ... here.