Clubs League Concludes!

    Chess Tournaments

    After an ignominious start, losing 9-1 in our first match, SGVCC won three of its last four matches to finish 4-4 over 8 rounds. Matches were played on Saturdays with a game 15|2 sec t/c. The League was sponsored by and many thanks go to our own Laura Nyström for serving as our club administrator.

    In Round 8 we faced the Huntsville Club of Alabama. The city of Huntsville is nicknamed “Rocket City” for its NASA facility that employs over 6,000 people. And it looked like they were trying to send us into orbit early as we were down after the first round of games. But two wins in round two and a half-point forfeit gave us the victory.

    Clubs League Final Results

    Like traditional in-person team events there was a lot of excitement each match. It all comes down to how the team does and so even if you lost your own games you could cheer on your teammates. The playing site was ideal as you could see other games in real time and we had some amazing comeback games in the last round that had us fixated on our screens!

    The only downside we ran into were teams not having an even number of players, which meant some people did not always get a game. We apologize if this happened to you. It was never clear how many players would show for each team until the time of the event, so hopefully that improves.

    To see the full match results, including any game played during the match, visit:

    Thanks as well to all our members who participated! It was great fun meeting people from other clubs and checking out their club websites. Keep watching for the next rapid play Clubs League.

    Featured Game

    Standings After Round 8 (Final Round)
    1Chess Club ZebraW45W17W2W10W3W7W9W88.0401st
    2GROP Chess ClubW49W51L1W14W10W4W3W97.0402nd
    3Exeter Chess ClubW39W35W11W40L1W28L2W76.039.53rd
    4Chess Long IslandW8L15W29W19W21L2W20W126.0384th
    5Club Scacchi CesenaW13W16L40W18W11L9W17W106.0385th
    6Galeria de Xadrez Borba GatoL7L27W34W30W36W21W14W156.031.56th
    7Gill Saint Bernard’s KnightsW6W25W30W15W12L1D8L35.5427th
    8Cercle D’Echecs De HullL4W23W25W36W20W12D7L15.5398th
    9Chess Projects Club MilanoH—W24W51W17W40W5L1L25.5379th
    10Noble Park Chess ClubW33W14W28L1L2W18W32L55.04110th
    11Stockport Chess ClubW26W29L3W35L5W16W15L135.036.5
    12The Secret Dark Knight SocietyW34W42W20W46L7L8W25L45.036
    13Club Atletismo HuescaL5W39L24W29L16W33W31W115.033
    14TJ Valasska Bystrice – SachyW55L10W16L2W24W37L6X325.031
    15Saint Petersburg CC FloridaW44W4W46L7D42W19L11L64.537
    16TJ Bohemians PrahaW50L5L14W26W13L11W35D244.535
    17Aatos Chess ClubW52L1W33L9W39X40L5D184.533
    18SK Povazske PodhradieW47L40W48L5W35L10W28D174.533
    19Burlington Ambush Chess ClubW36L46W27L4W23L15W38D204.532
    20Los Pujamaderas Chess ClubW22W21L12W44L8X42L4D194.531
    21Los Angeles Chess FortressW41L20W53B—L4L6W23D254.529.5
    22San Gabriel Valley Chess ClubL20L44D41W53L37W30W36W384.524
    23Columbia SC Chess ClubL25L8W38W27L19W43L21W374.029
    24Airbus Chess ClubL51L9W13W49L14H—W29D164.028
    25ChessEmpire [Case Western Univ.]W23L7L8W37X46H—L12D214.027
    26Eagle and Child ChessL11D43D31L16W52L32W45W284.026.5
    27Aurora CC 2012L46W6L19L23W30L35D34W413.531
    28Schachclub Hochstadt a.d. AischW48H—L10W50W32L3L18L263.530.5
    29Badgers Brook Chess ClubW43L11L4L13D31W49L24W353.530
    30Club Depor. Esp. de Buenos AiresD37W38L7L6L27L22W44W433.529
    31Wimbledon Chess ClubL35W49D26L32D29W39L13D333.527.5
    32Circolo Scacchistico ForliveseL40W52D50W31L28W26L10F143.526.5
    33Hobart Chess ClubL10W45L17L41W44L13W49D313.525
    34Villages Chess Club of FloridaL12L36L6L38B—W44D27W453.523.5
    35Warley QuinborneW31L3W43L11L18W27L16L293.032.5
    36Billiards Cafe Chess ClubL19W34W37L8L6L38L22W493.031
    37Club Mariano MorenoD30W54L36L25W22L14D41L233.029.5
    38Huntsville Chess ClubD54L30L23W34D41W36L19L223.029
    39Echiquier du Grand AlesL3L13W52W47L17L31D43H—3.026.5
    40Club Ajedrez Puerta ElviraW32W18W5L3L9F173.026
    41Lincoln High School Chess ClubL21L53D22W33D38H—D37L273.024.5
    42Coachella Chess ClubW53L12W44H—D15F203.014
    43Lycee Francais D’Agadir CCL29D26L35D45X50L23D39L302.522.5
    44Reno Chess ClubL15W22L42L20L33L34L30B—2.027.5
    46IHOP Chess ClubW27W19L15L12F252.017.5
    47SK Ceska LipaL18L48W45L39U—U—W552.014
    48Schaakclub’t Ros DendermondeL28W47L18X512.011.5
    49Hermanus Chess ClubL2L31W55L24D45L29L33L361.527.5
    50Val Parisis Echecs- FranconvilleL16W55D32L28F431.513.5
    51A.D. Scacchi FoggiaW24L2L9F481.016.5
    52Phoenix Chess ClubL17L32L39W55L26F451.016.5
    53Highland High School Chess ClubL42W41L21L22U—1.016
    54Jacksonville Chess Club NCD38L370.56
    55Gazmag Sakk SzakosztalyL14L50L49L52U—U—L470.015.5