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 !!

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ACC Friday Action

2017 DATES:

Jul-none, Aug 11, Sep 29, Oct 27, Nov 3, Dec 22

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

Dec. 3 ?? - 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

Dec. 2-4 ?? - 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 !!


Jul. 14 - ACC Blitz

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

Jul. 22 - ACC Saturday Action-Plus

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

Pre-Registration



Aug. 25 - ACC Blitz

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

Sep. 8 - ACC Blitz

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

Sep. 23 - ACC Saturday Action-Plus

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

Oct. 13 - ACC Blitz

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

Oct. 21 - ACC Saturday Action-Plus

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

Nov. 11 - ACC Saturday Action-Plus

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

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.



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:

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



2016 Monthly Winners:

December: D. Aragon
November: S. Vishwa, L. Bargramian, D. Aragon, E. Guo, J. Northcutt, M. Galvez Gargurevich
October: G. Menelik
September: D. Franco, A. Kobla
August: M. Hyland, D. Franco
July: X. Jian, R. Adakroy
June: X. Jian, L. Bagramian
May: J. Hiban
April: P. Nguyen
March: T. Hoopengardner, G. Menelik, J. K. Williams, D. Aragon, M. Hiban
February: R. Adhikari
January: R. Henri



Ladder Results :: July 2017

#Name/Rtng/IDRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Rd 4Rd 5
1Eric Von York SrB 31W 28B 26
1361 13787272 1.0 2.0 3.0
2Tony LinB 29W 12B 53
1074 15980742 1.0 1.5 2.5
3Adam Friedman----W 27B 46
1579 16062663 U0.0 1.0 2.0
4Chunlei LiangW 47----B 43
1563 16071390 1.0U1.0 2.0
5Benjamin Friedman----W 29W 50
1350 12634799 U0.0 1.0 2.0
6Jason J RobinsonW 7W 54B 10
1269 12677320 0.0 1.0 2.0
7Michael HibanB 6B 10W 11
1236 13419518 1.0 1.5 2.0
8Ameya HaldankarW 56----B 12
887 16180893 1.0U1.0 2.0
9David Richm SlackB 14W 17B 35
1967 12560130 0.5 1.0 1.5
10Demetrio AragonW 51W 7W 6
1317 15238364 1.0 1.5 1.5
11Abigail Z LeeB 52----B 7
1187 16080110 1.0U1.0 1.5
12Evan GuoB 54B 2W 8
848 15919552 1.0 1.5 1.5
13Isaac Chiu--------W 14
2151 14570627 U0.0U0.0 1.0
14Xing JianW 9W 36B 13
2142 14937281 0.5 1.0 1.0
15Kebadu Belachew--------W 38
1975 12842867 U0.0U0.0 1.0
16Izzy EinsidlerW 39----W 17
1959 12497753 0.5U0.5 1.0
17Thomas Harley----B 9B 16
1955 11188478 U0.0 0.5 1.0
18Tom Hoopengardner--------W 20
1923 12869257 U0.0U0.0 1.0
19Robert A BergerW 21--------
1900 12476344 1.0U1.0U1.0
20Adam Chrisney----W 21B 18
1880 12914776 U0.0 1.0 1.0
21Ghezai MenelikB 19B 20W 22
1873 12544375 0.0 0.0 1.0
22Jason LiangB 36----B 21
1793 16041488 1.0U1.0 1.0
23Levon Bagramian----W 43W 24
1784 13462881 U0.0 1.0 1.0
24Timothy Sea Paper--------B 23
1712 12532342 U0.0U0.0 1.0
25Robert Fr AldrichB 48--------
1470 12477394 1.0U1.0U1.0
26Robert AguirreW 27W 31W 1
1452 12052010 0.0 1.0 1.0
27Craig ShoemakerB 26B 3W 31
1415 12544137 1.0 1.0 1.0
28Brenan NiermanB 49B 1----
1381 12548274 1.0 1.0U1.0
29Jason NorthcuttW 2B 5W 58
1171 15210426 0.0 0.0 1.0
30Ian Turner--------W 57
824 12813960 U0.0U0.0 1.0
31Gavin StewartW 1B 26B 27
unr. 16402444 0.0 0.0 1.0
32Daniel Lee----W 55----
unr. 12817925 U0.0 1.0U1.0
33Nathan RufW 46--------
unr. 16394244 1.0U1.0U1.0
34Juan P Lopez--------B 59
unr. 16390434 U0.0U0.0 1.0
35Milos Nekvasil Jr--------W 9
2015 10168791 U0.0U0.0 0.5
36Sam SchenkW 22B 14----
2000 14675052 0.0 0.5U0.5
37Alexander Wasdahl----W 38----
1947 12834765 U0.0 0.5U0.5
38Dennis Franco----B 37B 15
1938 12542780 U0.0 0.5 0.5
39Wael ShreibaB 16--------
1918 12876342 0.5U0.5U0.5
40Akshay KoblaW 41--------
1800 14744166 0.5U0.5U0.5
41Aleks BashtavenkoB 40--------
1747 12775703 0.5U0.5U0.5
42John Sullivan SrW 43--------
1613 10187737 0.5U0.5U0.5
43Rene StolbachB 42B 23W 4
1600 10188563 0.5 0.5 0.5
44Zak Butterfield--------W 45
1022 14651082 U0.0U0.0 0.5
45John Breyault--------B 44
unr. 16415058 U0.0U0.0 0.5
46Elliott J LeeB 33----W 3
1590 16080125 0.0U0.0 0.0
47Stephen J ScalaB 4--------
1536 12772269 0.0U0.0U0.0
48Mira KarellW 25--------
1500 12514880 0.0U0.0U0.0
49Daniel F LeachW 28--------
1400 12457200 0.0U0.0U0.0
50Adithya Pillai--------B 5
1290 15750788 U0.0U0.0 0.0
51Rithika KoblaB 10--------
1282 15187743 0.0U0.0U0.0
52Timothy R HeathW 11--------
1206 16384488 0.0U0.0U0.0
53Jordan Kaplan--------W 2
1111 14940346 U0.0U0.0 0.0
54Thomas P MooreW 12B 6----
1035 14670982 0.0 0.0U0.0
55Matthe Hilgendorf----B 32----
822 13218745 U0.0 0.0U0.0
56Chase RobinsonB 8--------
608 16313734 0.0U0.0U0.0
57Pradham Nalam--------B 30
457 16338514 U0.0U0.0 0.0
58Bhaskar Patalapati--------B 29
unr. 16415064 U0.0U0.0 0.0
59David Etue--------W 34
unr. 16414013 U0.0U0.0 0.0

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