In Memory of IM Dr. Danny Kopec
The Greenville Chess Club sadly marks the passing of friend IM Dr. Danny Kopec, who left us too soon on Sunday, June 12, 2016. Dr. Kopec competed in four South Carolina tournaments between 2010 and 2013, and visited the various state clubs with engaging lectures and simultaneous challenges to benefit scholastic chess. These included two visits to the Greenville Chess Club in May 2012 and August 2013. We miss his gentle humor, cheerful nature, and warm enthusiasm in bringing chess to anyone who wanted to learn, and we extend our deepest condolences to Dr. Kopec's family.
Pohl Wins 8th Annual SC Senior Open!
Twenty-five elder fighters from South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee converged on the Hilton Garden Inn hotel in Greenville, SC, to resolve the matter of senior dominance at the chess board. Accelerated pairings left only four perfect scores going into the Sunday rounds, and after sitting next to each other on boards one and two all weekend, Masters Klaus Pohl and Randal Ferguson settled the question in round four in an exciting duel that kept the TD studying tie-break scenarios until Klaus took over the position. So, Life Master Klaus Pohl took first place with 4-0; Expert Mike Anderson was second with 3.5 points; Gary Newsom and Ralph Lombard shared third-fourth with 3 points; National TD Kevin Hyde's 3-1 took top honors for the Under-1600 prize, and Harold Zeltner won second Under-1600 with two points. We had some new faces, so to speak, with Father Jeffrey Kendall of Round O, SC, and Joe Page of Morrisville, NC, playing in their first rated tournament - welcome to the fray!. Special thanks to Kevin Hyde for sharing his expertise on several finer points of tournament direction. Local TD Gene Nix officiated.
Coming Up at the GCC
June 16 - Blitz event
June 23 - USCF quick-rated event
June 30 - Blitz event
July 7 - USCF quick-rated event
Recent USCF Results
GCC Quick Donald Duck Day, 6/9/16