"Current Roster"
July 2012 Supplement
Image, E-mail, rating,
gain/loss, state ranking,  lifetime winning %,  CCC & USCF Expiration
- The CCC has 52 currently paid members -
(Points Gained Since Jun 2012)
Fabian Abril
Daryl Gordon
Corey Frazier
Tony Cato
Wil Mahan
If a violation of a rule of chess occurs during your game, immediately stop the clocks and "quietly" report it to the Director who will address the issue. TD
CCC Cell Phone Policy
Unless approved by the Director, after 7:45pm, the use of a cell phone in the playing area is strictly prohibited. First offense subtracts 10 minutes from violators clock; second offense may result in forfeiture of game.
TD a Player Himself
Time Control For Skyland
All Sections: G90

The player with the Black pieces chooses whether to use "5 second time delay."

15G. Ownership of Scoresheets
"...scoresheets...property of the sponsoring organizer(s)"
16L. Possible Stipulations
"The Director may require that clocks face a certain direction or that  Black  sit on a particular side of the table..."
 Moving before button pushed
Last 4 Issues of
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Games Wanted
I did not know that!
 Other Upcoming Events in North Carolina
July 21

Jun 20 thru Jul 18
Skyland XXXV
5-SS, G90, 
In 4 Sections: Top, "B", "C", Lower. Free Entry next event per section
EF: $4 for members or $6.
Round @ 7:45pm sharp!
(Winners must have 4 points with no byes)
(Current Crosstable)
Live Chess Ratings!!
CCC Top Twenty!
"Most Recent Published Rating"
NM Pat Sciacca
Shawn Pealer 2175
Keith Eubanks
WFM Jenny Leveikina
Patrick McCartney 2033
Jonathon McNeill 2032
NM Leland Fuerstman
Wil Mahan 2021
Matthew Green 1990
Michael Kliber
Bill Connell 1931
Daryl Gordon 1887
Mark Biernacki
Clarke Brosi
Slobodan Sinanovic
Damon Smith
Tom Hales
Dr. Ron Breukelaar 1750
Paul Lucas
Bill Wright
Clarence Walton
"The breakfast of champions is not cereal, it is the opposition!"
Nick Seitz

"I don't  give 'em hell; I just tell the truth, and they think it's hell!"  Harry Truman
"Evil will previal when good men stand silent"  Edmund Burke
"You don't stop playing when you get old; you get old when you stop playing!" Benjamin Franklin
Here is the only truth:  "We are the pawns of the mysterious game of chess played by God,  who moves us,  stops us,  shifts us ahead,  and soon picks us up one after the other and gathers us in the same box of  Nothing."
Omar Khayyam 1040 ad

"Chess grips its exponent, shackling the mind and brain so that the inner freedom and independence of even the strongest character cannot remain unaffected." Albert Einstein
"Imagination does not breed insanity. Exactly what does breed insanity is reason.  Poets do not go mad;  but chess-players do".
—Chesterton, The Maniac (1908).

"Adversity reveals character" Anon
"the chess playing of a master ties him to the game, fetters his mind and shapes it to a certain extent so that his internal freedom and ease, no matter how strong he is, must inevitably be affected."  Spinoza
"One bad move nullifies 40 good moves."  Horowitz
"The older I grow, the more I value my pawns."  Keres
"Morphy was probably the greatest genius of them all."  Fischer
"I thinks it's almost definite
that the game of chess is a draw theoretically."  Fischer

"There is never always anything
in chess; save for one's consideration of the exception!" 
NM Leland Fuerstman

"The reasonable man adapts himself to the conditions that surround him... The unreasonable man adapts surrounding conditions to himself... All progress depends on the unreasonable man."
George Bernard Shaw
"The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself.  It is not in your environment; it is not in luck or chance, or the help of others; it is in yourself alone."
Orison Swett Marden

"Personally,  I don't believe in superstition... It's bad luck!? Groucho Marx
"What's the use of happiness?
It can't buy you money?!"
Henny Youngman

"Don't  worry about avoiding temptation... as you grow older,
it will avoid you!"

Winston Churchill
"A sure way to lose something you really want, is to desire it too much."  anonymous
"Love can not be found where love does not exist; and love is never hidden where love really is" anonymous
"If you have enemies; good. That means you stood up for something during your life..."
Winston Churchill
“The more you play, the more beauty you are able to see.”
Alexander Stripunsky

"The side which stays within it's fortification is beaten"

Who is winning   these CCC events? 
(Click Here)
Game of the Week!
Personal Chess Manager
I did not know that!!?
The CCC has 52 current members. This is our 146th  5 Rd event. Highest total of players for 1 Rd is 48. Highest total of players for 5 Rds is 78.
Links to Other Chess Sites
Asheboro Chess Club
Raleigh Chess Club
Statesville Chess Club
Herne-Sodengen Chess Club
(Jenny's Club in Germany!)
Yahoo Game Server
Bill Wall's Chess Page
MonRoi Personal Chess Mgr.



This is the Official Website of the
Charlotte Chess Club windy
- Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - Earth - Milky Way -
Today is Thursday, Jul 19, 2012
- This site had 47 unique visitors yesterday-

The Charlotte Chess Club, an Independent Affiliate
of the USCF meets each Wednesday evening at 6:30pm
(or as early as 5:30 for some!)
at the

Skyland Family Restaurant,
4544 South Blvd. Charlotte, NC
(Just past Woodlawn Rd towards town on L)

Primarily an adult club, the CCC conducts a perpetual 5 round tournament with one round being played each Wednesday evening at 7:45pm. The time control is G90 -  Entry fee is $4. ($6 for non-members) In 4 Sections: Top, "B", "C", Lower. Section winners get Free Entry into next event. The Annual club membership fee is $25. (Current members receive $5 discount) The venue is "open 24 hours" and guarantees a private area with plenty of tables, good lighting, great food, close parking, friendly management and our own personal waitress, Cindy! (The Management requests that you purchase your meal at Skyland) Join us to participate in casual play as well as USCF rated games. Your first visit is FREE! Non-members, who have visited more than once, and play off-hand games are required to pay $2. The CCC occasionally sponsors a bi-monthly 3 rd. Swiss and other special tournaments. For schedule see "Upcoming Events"  In order to compete in "Tournament Competition" and join the CCC or USCF simply show up at the site. The USCF now offers a special "3 month trial membership" for new players for only $15!!  Note: Non-members will be preempted by CCC members who arrive before 7:45pm!
Explanation of "Weekly Tournament Competition"
The CCC conducts a perpetual 5 round tournament with one round being played each Wednesday evening at 7:45 pm. sharp! The time control is G90 - All players who compete in tournament competition are required to be members of the United States Chess Federation.  Regardless of  which round(s)  one chooses to enter, a player only gets credit for the game(s) he actually plays. There is no penalty for not showing up; it is simply counted as an unplayed game. - If you're running late, call me at 704-965-8931 and I'll pair you!  Skyland stays open 24 hours!
"The Charlotte Chess Club is open to players of every race, color, creed, national origin, age, gender, religion, political affiliation or alien origin. Regardless of skill level or experience, each member is treated equally with respect. Every member of the CCC has the right to vote!"
For more info Email:
- This website is provided by NM Leland Fuerstman -
windyWelcome to the CCCwindy
NM Leland L. Fuerstman, Editor
 Greetings from Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, Earth to everyone out there in cyberia, and welcome to the Charlotte Chess Club website. On this page, which is continuously updated, we will report a weekly synopsis of the previous meeting to include current standings, annotated games, and other interesting anecdotes for your reading, viewing, and listening pleasure. We welcome your contributions and comments on our
Message Board
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Top 10
USCF No Parking!
Game of the Week
NM Fuerstman - R Collins
Sinanovic's Puzzles
Mate in 2!

Contains 33 Items of Interest
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windyRating Calculatorwindy
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windyTop 200 Players in NCwindy
Skyland XXXIV Results
Freddy Providing Security for Official CCC Chess Bag!
windyDelicious Food Is A Good Thing!!windy
"This isn't a personal vendetta, 007. It's an assignment like any other. And, if you can't treat it as such, coldly and objectively, than 008 can replace you..." M
Sinanovic's Puzzle of the Week!
#53 White to Move and Win!
Analysis of Leveikina-McCartney
Rook & Pawn Ending
  (More Responses!)
McNeill Makes Big Impression
in Charlottesville!
Click below to see if you have received an invitation
Join the CCC, Get a Free Turkey Dinner!
Archive of 2011 GM Games
"Live" List of FIDE Top 2700+!
Watch Tournaments Live!
-----Weekly Blurb-----

Pealer =2nd-6th in Charlottesville with 4-1! Rating up to 2175!


The Asheboro Open:  home of the BIG TOURNAMENT experience!

Mahan Defeats Fuerstman in Final Round, Wins Skyland XXXV with 4-1

The Asheboro Open:  home of the BIG TOURNAMENT experience!

WFM Jenny Leveikina (2117) Clear 1st Place at Master Trek with 3-0!

> Note: The time control for all Sections is now G90 <
( Black pieces decide whether or not to use "Time Delay")
windyCCC NEWS & VIEWS  7-19-12windy
Mahan Wins Top; Lucas, Breukelaar "B"; Gatlin "C"; Trela Lower Section of Skyland XXXV
Charlotte, NC 7-18-12: A grand total of 36, including 26 who played the final round, of the most competent calculators in the county converged upon this think tank more commonly known as the Skyland Family Restaurant in order to participate in Skyland XXXV(CCC members got very comfortable sitting in the padded booths and full size tables and chairs while being catered to by our own personal waitress, Cindy. Most enjoyed a generously portioned delicious home style meal for a ridiculously low price ($6.95!), drank fresh hot coffee and other beverages, analyzed on our demo board and monitored the giant flat screen TV with the sound turned off; open 24 hours!) Just prior to the round, WFM Jenny Leviekina shared her opening knowledge and demonstrated a few extraordinary game to an appreciative crowd who gave her an enthusiastic round of applause. -- In the Top Section, the CCC's #1 player, NM Pat "Kahn" Sciacca (2175) faced off with the CCC's #2 player, Expert Shawn "P Diddy" Pealer (2175) who defended accurately and steered the game to a perpetual check Draw! Meanwhile, Expert Wil "Mayhem" Mahan (2021) played 9 0-0-0!? against NM Leland "Ennui" Fuerstman's (2023) Sicilian Dragon Defense. Black missed a number of equalizers (See Game 1082) which led to his demise allowing Mahan to finish clear 1st Place with 4-1 and win FREE entry into Skyland XXXVI. Meanwhile, Ex-Expert and soon to be Expert again Michael "Bolton" Kliber (1976) clobbered a red hot Expert Jonathon "Livingston" McNeill (2032), superhero Daryl "Flash" Gordon (1887) beat down Expert Patrick "Flanker" McCartney (2033), WFM Jenny Leveikina (2117) split the point the the "Judge" Slobodan Sinanovic (1810) and mild mannered reporter for the Daily Planet Clarke "Kent" Brosi (1849) made peace with renewing member Mark "Steeler" Biernacki (1882).

In order
to observe all results see "Current Crosstable" The facility was great and everybody was happy! We hope that more players will join us next Wednesday to dine, socialize and play one rated game of chess! Everyone is welcome. Long live the CCC! 

Let's Have a Beer!
Ode to Doc - LF
Dueling Banjos - Lester Flatt
One Guitar, Two Players!
One Guitar, Two Players!!
Steve Kaufman vs Competition
Art Tatum - I've Got Rhythm
 The Cordovas w/Joe Firstman
Everything Reminds Me of You
Jewel & Joe Firstman
Breakdown - Jerry Reid & Chet Atkins
Tiger Rag - Art Tatum
Church Street Blues - Tony Rice
Streetcorner Symphony - Carl Fuerstman
"Brick House" - Carl Fuerstman
"Gather All Your Fears" - Joe Firstman
"Any Way" - Joe Firstman
"Breakin' All the Ground"- Joe Firstman
"Chasin' You Down" - Joe Firstman
"Tin Cans & Tear Drops" - Joe Firstman
"Disaster" - Joe Firstman
"Gasoline" - Kicking Harold
Bangor Daily News 8-10-85
Loch Ness Monster Surfaces!
"Batman"  -  Stefano Barone
Ricky Skaggs with Del McCoury Band
"Simply Irresistible" - Robert Palmer
"Deep River Blues"  -  Leo Kottke
"Deep River Blues" -  Doc Watson
"Guitar Boogie" Tommy Emmanuel
"Answer"  -  Sarah McLachlan
2009 NHRA Top Fuel Eliminator
National Champion Tony Schumacher
HR8791 "...due to their enormous
size and other worldly strengths..."

Strict Parking Laws in Chicago!
I hate it when this happens!!
SR-71 Blackbird - Mach 3.2 or 2,200mph
Rube Goldberg
UFO Seen From Helicopter in NYC!!
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