Shenandoah Valley Chess Club

Shenandoah Valley Chess Club

SVCC November 2016 Newsletter

Greetings Shenandoah Valley Chess Players,

In the Fall 2016 Newsletter we noted assurances that the weather would cool down. 

That has not quite happened!

We were successful, however, in reuniting at our favorite places for chess, coffee, and camaraderie. 

November 2016 holds some very special gems for Chess in the Valley and the United States.

Here is a snapshot of what is in store...

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Autumn Chess

November 2016 Calendar

(*Please Note Times and Dates May Change*) 

SPECIAL PRESENTATION

Monday, November 14

SVCC Vision 2017

6:30pm at Handley Library Auditorium

Wednesday, November 16

4:30 - 7:30 pm at Handley Library

Saturday, November 19

10:00 am - 12:30 pm at Bowman Library

Addresses:
Bowman Library, 871  Tasker Road, Stephens City, Virginia 22655
Handley Library, 100 West Piccadilly Street, Winchester, VA 22601
Steamy's Café, 38 East Piccadilly Street, Winchester, VA 22601

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SPECIAL PRESENTATION

Monday, November 14 at 6:30pm

Handley Library Auditorium

SVCC Vision 2017

On Monday, November 14 at Handley Library Auditorium, you are invited to special discussion on SVCC three years of progress and forward plans for 2017.  We have created something unique, special, and quite simple.  We started with four chess boards, borrowed tables, and a social media page.  Since 2013, we have achieved and have continually lived up to our three founding goals:

1) To gather the entire community around the 64 squares of the chessboard

2)  To promote the academic benefits of Chess through formal chess education

3)  To introduce "The Royal Game" to a new generation of players. 

Yet there is a fourth goal on our wish list...

4) To establish a chess program that will benefit the Shenandoah Valley for years to come.  I have made the case for the chess program through writings, one-on-one conversations, and, most recently, through the media. 

It recently dawned on me that I have yet to formally gather the group to discuss how we can go further.  In order to achieve this fourth goal, I must take a simple (yet somewhat difficult) step of genuinely asking for help. 

We have patiently and diligently acquired the knowledge and tools to administer the chess program on a larger scale. 

We are also receiving more invitations to work with schools and youth development programs.  SVCC has not only captured attention within the Valley.  Other chess organization in the mid-Atlantic, U.S., and internationally have also taken note. 

Best of all, our kids are seeing tangible growth in their abilities to master the game.  Several of them are consistently defeating their parents, a pivotal moment in the life of any young chess player! 

It is hard to believe we have done so much while barely crossing the three-year mark.  None of these achievements could have transpired without guidance and support from so many, near and far. 

I am hoping we can form a collaborative team of volunteers who can help us reach the next level. 

Even if you are unable to volunteer, I hope you can attend to learn more details about what we have done and what we can still do together.

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 2016 World Chess Championship
November 11 to 30
New York City
 WCC Players

 From the FIDE World Chess Championship 2016 Website: http://worldchess.com/nyc2016

The World Chess Championship Match 2016, held from 11 to 30 November, will be contested by 25 year old reigning champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway and his challenger, 26 year old Sergey Karjakin of Russia — and this is the first time that two players who have come of age in the computer era are fighting for the title and represent a generational shift in chess.

Millions of people - yes millions - are eagerly awaiting the 2016 World Chess Championship!

I will be in attendance for Round 6 on Friday, November 18.  I also hope to also visit the famous Marshall Chess Club.

Look forward to blogs, news, and updates on our Facebook and Twitter feeds: @WinCityChess

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End of Fall Session 2016

Chess Goethe

 Wednesday Chess, November 16 at Handley Library 

4:30 - 7:30 pm

Saturday Chess, November 19 at Bowman Library 

10:00 - 12:30 pm

 Wednesday Chess, November 30 at Handley Library 

4:30 - 7:30 pm

Coffee & Chess at Steamy's Cafe on Select Saturdays.  

See our calendar at http://www.winchesterchess.com for more! information

As always, bring your boards and chess equipment, or just yourself and a friend. 

All ages and skill levels are welcome!

Beginner and intermediate lessons begin at 5:15 pm until all questions are answered!

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 November is the final month of meetings for 2016.
***Mark Calendars***
 
We are planning a special event for Saturday, January 28 2017 at 11:00 am.  
We are also hoping to conduct fundraising to sponsor Chess Kid training programs and tournaments through 2017.
 
 Whatever your plans, we thank you for sticking with us in 2016!  
 
I wish you and your family a Happy and Safe Holiday Season.  
 
 
With Gratitude,
 
David Hubbard
Shenandoah Valley
Chess Club, Director
 
SVCC logo Copy

 

 

From the FIDE World Chess Championship 2016 Website:


The World Chess Championship Match 2016, held from 11 to 30 November, will be contested by 25 year old reigning champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway and his challenger, 26 year old Sergey Karjakin of Russia — and this is the first time that two players who have come of age in the computer era are fighting for the title and represent a generational shift in chess.
 
The contest consists of 12 games, with every move avidly followed and analyzed by a global audience of hundreds of millions of chess fans. To win, a player must reach a score of 6.5 points. After 12 rounds, if the score is even, there will be tie-breaks.

Millions - yes millions - are eagerly awaiting the 2016 World Chess Championship!

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