Friday, December 19, 2014

BOYLSTON CHESS CLUB PRESENTS: CHESS CAMP FOR KIDS // 1st EVENT AT NORRIS STREET SITE // JACOB RASIN / MASTER TEACHER // DISCOVERY //

BOYLSTON CHESS CLUB
CHESS CAMP
December 24th, 26th, 29th, 30th
SM Jacob Rasin: USCF highest rating 2496 
Trained in the intense and competitive chess world of the Soviet Union, Jacob brings 
a crystal clear understanding of chess to the young children of the New England 
Chess Community. Jacob is good with kids of all ages, from five through sixteen year olds. 
Kids love his instruction and his sense of humor.
KIDS PLAY CHESS
These students are applying what they learned to
improve their playing of the Royal Game!
CHESS IS FUN
These kids are discovering a whole new world!
Boylston Chess Club Chess Camp
Awakening of the Mind
for Kids of all Ages
BCC Tournament Room, 40 Norris Street, Cambridge, MA
NICE !!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

BOYLSTON CHESS CLUB: CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS // FOR SATURDAY // DECEMBER 20 // 10 AM - 3 PM // SET UP CLUB // CHECK OUT PLAYING VENUE //

BOYLSTON CHESS CLUB
CALL FOR 
VOLUNTEERS
 BECOME PART OF CHESS HISTORY IN THE MAKING
Come on over to the BCC's new site at 
40 Norris Street, Cambridge, MA to:
Put away books
Put felt tips on table legs
Arrange tables and chairs
Hang up pictures
Set up chess sets
Set up computers, printers, phone, TV
Re-stock cabinets and drawers
Pub up bulletin boards
Put up demonstration boards
and other little things that
make the Club perfect!
Come on over! 
Lend a hand.
Saturday
December 20th !!
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
new site of Boylston Chess Club

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

BOYLSTON CHESS FOUNDATION PRESENTS: HERB HEALY MEMORIAL // 40 NORRIS STREET // CAMBRIDGE / MA // OPEN HOUSE // JANUARY 1st //

BOYLSTON CHESS CLUB
HERB HEALY MEMORIAL
and Open House
4SS // 2 SECTIONS
NEW HOME OF THE BOYLSTON CHESS CLUB
40 NORRIS STREET, CAMBRIDGE, MA 02140
BOYLSTON CHESS CLUB
PRESIDENT
WISHES YOU !
A HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
 CAREY THEIL
Carey "EveryGreen" Theil vs Jason Tang
GRANDMASTER
LARRY CHRISTIANSEN
3 TIME USA CHAMPION
PLAYING THE HERB HEALY 2012
Larry invites you to come on over to the new
site of the BCC and play chess, socialize and take
photos of the celebration, inaugurating the
 40 Norris Street venue.
GM Larry C, loved by all,
especially the kids!
NM Mika Brattain
MASS State Chess Champion
BCC Blitz Champion 2014
BCC Co-Champion 2014
Invites you to play in the 
Herb Healy Memorial on New Years Day!
Herb Healy, 2009
Mika awaits your challenge!
INAUGURATING 
THE HARRY LYMAN
ROOM AT THE BCC, 40 NORRIS ST, 
CAMBRIDGE, MA USA
NM Harry Lyman, circa 1993. PHOTO: STEVE STEPAK
BOYLSTON CHESS CLUB OF THE
BOYLSTON CHESS FOUNDATION
BCC BENEFACTOR AND OLDEST CLUB PLAYER
92 years young, Harold Dondis, Esq.
Greg Hager Memorial Co-Champion, U1950 Section, 2014
HERB HEALY MEMORIAL
NEW YEARS EVENT
LOVED BY KIDS OF ALL AGES
Bernardo Iglesias, TD, Natasha Christiansen and
Harvard Graduate, IM Marc Esserman,
Herb  Healy Memorial, 2009.
Irving Yaffe, in Memoriam.
Irv catered the Herb Healy for years!
Passing the baton to
MIKE GRIFFIN (right)
Boylston Chess Club Veteran Player and
Member of the Board
now catering the Herb Healy Memorial.
Bravo, Mike!
HERB HEALY MEMORIAL 2015
SPECIAL REQUEST
To etch this event into the annals
of chess history, I encourage all the
people who will come on over to the
40 Norris Street address, for fun, frolic,
conversation, laughter, celebration
and chess, to bring your cameras.

Yes, players, parents, and visitors who
will come over for a chess tournament or
just a visit, bring your SLRs and your iPhones and take
photos of this maiden voyage of the BCC in
Cambridge, Massachusetts
 
Take as many photos as you like and
send them to me in a jpeg format:
 stevechess2003@yahoo.com
and I will edit and prepare them for
the photo essay of this historic event
to appear on the Boylston WebLog.
(appropriate photo credits will be noted)
HERB HEALY MEMORIAL
JANUARY 1st 2015
Boylston Chess Club
40 Norris Street
Cambridge, MA
HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE
FOR A HAPPY NEW YEAR
CELEBRATION
40 Norris Street

Friday, December 12, 2014

BCC QUADS: DECEMBER 6 // KAVI / MANZO / ROBERTS / EDDIE WEI // 1st // YOUTHS EXCEL //

QUAD 1
CONSISTENTLY GOOD!
Nithin Kavi 3-0, clear 1st.
Rating +34 to 2156! Bravo, Nithin!
QUAD 2
Matthew Manzo 1 win; 2 draws: 2 points, 1st place.
Rating: +43 to 1809. Bravo, Matthew!
QUAD 3
William Connor Roberts, 3-0, clear 1st place.
 Rating: +81 to 1768!  Bravo, Connor!
3SS (SMALL SWISS)
Eddie Wei, 3-0, clear 1st place.
Rating: +22 to 1651. Bravo, Eddie, way'ta go!
(ps. 7 yr old Derek Jin and 6 yr old Evan Wei,
Eddie's younger brother, were each 2 out of 3!)
PHOTOS: STEVE STEPAK
THIS QUADS WAS THE LAST TOURNAMENT AT
BCC ELM STREET VENUE
WONDERFUL MEMORIES!!
ONWARD AND FORWARD
Premises of new home of BCC
Imagine tables and chairs and chess sets and clocks,
and all the wonderful players, like you, playing chess,
and you have the new home of the Boylston Chess Club
for our New Year's Day (Thursday, January 1) event.
Stay tuned for an update on the development 
of the new BCC 40 Norris Street, Cambridge site!
Steve Stepak signing off
from 140A Elm Street, Somerville.
Hope to see you January 1st
at 40 Norris Street, Cambridge!

Friday, December 05, 2014

TOP EVENTS OF 2014: BOYLSTON CHESS CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP / HAUPTTURNIER // BRATTAIN / CHASE / 1-2nd // ELDRIDGE / CLEAR 1ST //

9 ROUND 
BOYLSTON CHESS CLUB 
CHAMPIONSHIP
10 ROUND HAUPTTURNIER
BCC CHAMPIONSHIP
YOUTH
NM Mika Brattain scored 7.5 points out of a possible 9 to
tie for 1-2nd Place and earn the title:
Boylston Chess Club co-Champion for 2014.
Mika was +12 to 2455 rating for his efforts. Bravo, Mika!
VETERAN
FM Chris Chase (right), many time former BCC Champion,
(seen here playing NM Chris Williams in Round 2: draw!)
also scored 7.5 points to share 1-2nd place with NM Mika Brattain
and earn the title of BCC co-Champion 2014.
Chris was +18 to 2423 rating! Bravo, Chris!
NM Professor J. Timothy Sage plays black vs 
FM Charles Riordan, BCC 2013 Champion, in Round 2.
Tim secured clear 3rd Place in the event with 6.5 points,
though, losing to Sir Charles in this encounter.
PRESIDENTIAL GAME
NM Mika Brattain plays NM Carey Theil, BCC President,
in Round 2. Mika won this game on the road to a share of
1st place and BCC co-Championship title.

BCC HAUPTTURNIER
Ross Eldridge plays black vs Jonathan Lee in Round 1.
Though Ross lost this encounter, he went on to best Jonathan
 by one point point to secure clear 1st place in this 10 round event,
with 5.5 points. Jonathan had 4.5 points to rank 3rd place.
THE GENERAL

Terrence Fricker scored 5 points to secure
clear 2nd place in the 2014 BCC Hauptturnier.
VETERANS DUKE IT OUT
Frank Frazier played Terrence Fricker to a draw
in Round 1. (background): Ross Eldridge with
black vs Jonathan Lee.
BERNARDO IGLESIAS, TD
PHOTOS: STEVE STEPAK