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:

Apr. 28, May 19, Jun 23, Jul 7, Aug 11, Sep 29

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 !!


Apr. 7 - ACC Blitz

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

Apr. 22 - ACC Saturday Action-Plus

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

Pre-Registration



May 13 - ACC Saturday Action-Plus

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

Jun. 2-4 - VA SENIOR OPEN

5 rounds G/120, d/5. EF: $50-60. Flyer.

Pre-Registration



Jun. 10 - ACC Saturday Action-Plus

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

Jun. 16 - ACC Blitz

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

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.

Aug. 19 - ACC Saturday Action-Plus

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

Aug. 25 - ACC Blitz

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

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 :: April 2017

#Name/Rtng/IDRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Rd 4Rd 5
1Tony LinW 40W 33
1089 15980742 1.0 2.0
2Timothy Sea PaperB 26W 27
1707 12532342 0.5 1.5
3Andrew LachtmanB 31B 31
1101 16217002 1.0 1.5
4Jason J RobinsonW 34B 32
1087 12677320 0.5 1.5
5Campbell W Graybye B 14
unr. 12805138 0.5 1.5
6Andreas Schneiderbye W 30
unr. 16281778 0.5 1.5
7Victor GuzmanW 39----
2069 14016566 1.0U1.0
8Tom HoopengardnerB 9W 25
1999 12869257 0.0 1.0
9Mark HylandW 8----
1981 15725847 1.0U1.0
10Robert A BergerW 36----
1958 12476344 1.0U1.0
11Charles J GreenW 12----
1697 12441356 1.0U1.0
12Martin P WauckB 11W 13
1642 12576188 0.0 1.0
13Rene StolbachW 37B 12
1600 10188563 1.0 1.0
14Craig ShoemakerW 38W 5
1507 12544137 1.0 1.0
15Jason NorthcuttB 18----
980 15210426 1.0U1.0
16Evan GuoW 17B 18
925 15919552 1.0 1.0
17Sungjoon KimB 16B 35
unr. 16352868 0.0 1.0
18Alejan SantelisesW 15W 16
unr. 16313728 0.0 1.0
19Xing JianW 20----
2102 14937281 0.5U0.5
20Milos Nekvasil JrB 19----
2025 10168791 0.5U0.5
21Thomas HarleyW 22----
1971 11188478 0.5U0.5
22Dennis FrancoB 21----
1964 12542780 0.5U0.5
23David Richm SlackW 24----
1903 12560130 0.5U0.5
24Wael ShreibaB 23----
1897 12876342 0.5U0.5
25Justin Pickensbye B 8
1831 12412765 0.5 0.5
26Ghezai MenelikW 2----
1828 12544375 0.5U0.5
27Aleks Bashtavenkobye B 2
1674 12775703 0.5 0.5
28Chunlei LiangW 29----
1470 16071390 0.5U0.5
29Benjamin FriedmanB 28----
1331 12634799 0.5U0.5
30Michael Hibanbye B 6
1262 13419518 0.5 0.5
31Michael W ZelinaW 3W 3
1193 12776596 0.0 0.5
32Thomas P Moorebye W 4
1124 14670982 0.5 0.5
33Zak Butterfieldbye B 1
1051 14651082 0.5 0.5
34Steven ChenB 4----
1044 15972338 0.5U0.5
35Bharat Kalrabye W 17
822 14698281 0.5 0.5
36Adam ChrisneyB 10----
1896 12914776 0.0U0.0
37John Sullivan SrB 13----
1600 10187737 0.0U0.0
38Adam FriedmanB 14----
1458 16062663 0.0U0.0
39Ian TurnerB 7----
836 12813960 0.0U0.0
40Chase RobinsonB 1----
unr. 16313734 0.0U0.0

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