Lehigh Valley Chess Association

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Welcome!

Welcome to the Lehigh Valley Chess Association, an active club engaging parents and kids in and around the Lehigh Valley area in the skilled game of chess.  The chess club is continuously holding weekly events on Friday nights & Saturday afternoons. You will be able to browse the complete details about the club's events and tournaments on this website. Please contact Mr. Bruce Davis for details regarding upcoming events, tournaments and chess lessons.


Bruce Davis Sr.

Club Director
Cell: 484.866.3045
Email: 
bdavis@lehighvalleychessclub.org 

 

CELEBRATING 1509 USCF Rated Official Chess Tournaments hosted in Under 12 years at LEHIGH VALLEY CHESS

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NM Matthew O'Brien finished in 1st Place "Master Class" at the 2019 US Open.

He attended with Daniel O'Reilly, Peter Jackson, and Frank Jackson representing well from PA.

 

Dhruva Patil is now World #1 of all 8-year-olds.

 

Abhi Mishra broke India's Praddananda World Record by 46 days and World #1 of all 10-year-olds.

 

LESSONS FOR 3-year-olds on UP....Chess in Schools is available to those able to facilitate.

 

NEXT MAJOR EVENT   --  AUG. 24   LVCA Scholastic K-12 Championships

Sign up in advance and SAVE $$(see attached Flyer with this email)

 

PLEASE HELP US REACH OUR GOAL OF HOSTING 50% Women to Men Ratio at the Friday Saturday Chess Clubs this year.

 

VOLUNTEER -

 

It's the Back-to-School shopping time of the year and National Non-Profit Day (August 17th) is just around the corner.

 

 

Backpacks and school supplies are needed. 

 

Every time I go to the store I pick up a few items ($5-20) for the Kids in Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton, PA!

 

Bring and donate to the Lehigh Valley Chess Club anytime or by Aug 24th as school starts soon after that!

 

Also, other organizations are also collecting if you like to give to your favorite. Thanks for your support for education.

 

We wish again to host the 2020 Northeast Regional Women and Girls Chess Championship and will need a rise in advanced numbers by September 2019.

It can only be done with your support.

 

Please Respond as willing to Volunteer to HELP! Thank you!

 

PLEASE BE ON TIME AS WE NEED TO START ON TIME THIS WEEK !!!

 

NEXT MAJOR TOURNAMENT AT LEHIGH VALLEY CHESS CLUB THIS:

AUG. 24   LVCA Scholastic K-12 Championships

5-SS, G/30 d5. EF: $35, $45 CASH ONLY after 8/21/19 AT SITE. Trophy’s to 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Top U1400, U1200, U1000, U800, U600, U400, UNR, $10-$20 in Random Prizes to every player. Rds.: 11:00 am then ASAP. Reg.: Ends 10:45 am. Site: College Hill Moravian Church, 72 W Laurel St, Bethlehem, PA 18018. Ent: Bruce Davis, 1208 Linden St., Bethlehem, PA 18018, 484-866-3045, Email: bdavis@lehighvalleychessclub.orgInfo: www.lehighvalleychessclub.org/.

 

SEPT. 21   4th Annual LVCA Ruben Shocron Memorial $1050 Gtd-RBO

US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 15

5SS, G/30 d5. College Hill Moravian Church, 72 W. Laurel St., Bethlehem, PA. 2 Sections: Open: $350-$250-$150, U2100/Unr-U1900-U1600- U1300. $75 each.U1200 Scholastic: Trophies:1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, U900, Unr. EF: $30 by 9/16, $35 CASH onsite, GM/IM free; $30 off prize. Schedule: Reg ends- 10:45 am. Rds.: Sat-11,12:30, 2:30, 4, 5:30. 1/2 point byes: limit 2. Info: www.lehighvalleychesscub.org, 484-866-3045. Checks payable to "Bruce Davis",1208 Linden St., Fl. 1, Bethlehem, PA 18018.

 

OCT. 12   3rd Annual Free Pizza Party Chess Tournament on National Chess Day

4-SS, G/30 d5EF: $25, $35 CASH ONLY after 10/7 AT SITE. $$300 GTD in Open: 1st-$100, U2000-$100, U1600-$100, U1200 Scholastic: Trophy’s-U1200-1st, 2nd, 3rd; U900-1st, 2nd, 3rd; 1st-U600, 1st-U400, 1st-UNR. FREE PIZZA PARTY for every player. Rds.: 1p-2:45-4-5:15p; Reg.: Ends 12:45 pm. Site: College Hill Moravian Church, 72 W. Laurel St., Bethlehem, PA 18018. Entry Payable: Bruce Davis,1208 Linden St., Bethlehem, PA 18018; 484-866-3045; Email:bdavis@lehighvalleychessclub. org, More Info: www.lehighvalleychessclub.org/.

 

NOV. 2   2nd Annual NEW HORIZONS LVCA Fall Scholastic RBO

$375 GTD. 5SS, G/30 d5.College Hill Moravian Church, 72 W. Laurel St., Bethlehem, PA 18018. Reg.: 10 am, Rds: 11 am, ASAP. 2 Events:1) Open, 2) U1200; EF: $40 by 10/27, $45 after. Prizes: OPEN $200-1st, + $100-2nd;+Trophys-1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, U14; U1200 $75-1st+Trophys 1st, 2nd, 3rd, U10, U8, U6, UNR. If Open Tie (Blitzoff).1/2 point byes: limit 2. Info: www.lehighvalleychesscub.org, 484-866-3045. Entry payable to: Bruce Davis,1208 Linden St., Fl. 1, Bethlehem, PA 18018.

 

LEHIGH VALLEY CHESS WEEKLY SCHEDULE AT THE BELOW:

PLEASE ADVOCATE AND HELP TRAIN WOMEN/GIRL BEGINNERS FOR PLAYING AND PRACTICING FOR THIS YEAR AND FOLLOWING YEARS.....

 

Thanks! THIS WEEK's SCHEDULE IS LISTED BELOW

8/14 Issue

Major Coming Events -

 

$17 Annual USCF Membership Required for 12 years old and Under (others $22, $26 and $40 based on age!)

 

Come to our Allentown and Bethlehem locations, respectively and test your game!

THANKS FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT AND GOOD WISHES! 

 

NOTICE:

 

FRIDAY 8/16, FRIDAY AT ST. TIMOTHY EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH, ALLENTOWN, PA,

&

SATURDAY 8/17, SATURDAY AT COLLEGE HILL MORAVIAN CHURCH, BETHLEHEM, PA

 

Serving All, including Veterans, Hearing Impaired, Visually Impaired, Autistic Spectrum, Masters, and Scholastic Players, Women and Girls in chess.

ALL EVENTS for SCHOLASTIC'S to ADULTS,

(Accessibility, but 1-week Advanced Notice required, to be sure, I apologize for any inconvenience)

 

PLEASE, REGISTER in ADVANCE Electronically

BY VENMO to BruceR-DavisSr (or

PAYPAL at srdiamondd@yahoo.com

Please choose "NO FEE, SEND TO FRIEND" Option.Designate Player, USCF ID & Event.     

(4 years & up to Master; BEGINNER & OPEN Sections)

 

AT ST. TIMOTHY EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH IN ALLENTOWN, PA ON FRIDAY, August 16,

FRIDAY NIGHT CHESS BLITZ - St Timothy Evangelical Lutheran Church, 140 S. Ott St., Allentown, Pa

Opens at 6:30 pm, Play 7 - 9 pm, then 9 - 11 pm.

AT COLLEGE HILL MORAVIAN CHURCH IN BETHLEHEM, PA ON SATURDAY, August 17,

1:00 pm.   SATURDAY CHESS QUADS - College Hill Moravian Church, 72 W Laurel St., Bethlehem, Pa

Quads Opens at 1:00 pm, Play 2 - 7 pm. (lowest section usually ends at about 4:30 to 5:00 pm)

 

CHESSKID.COM "LVCA ONLINE" PRACTICE

(Open to all 932 + CHESSKID Lehigh Valley Chess accounts)

RENEW OR PURCHASE NEW GOLD ACCESS TODAY TO BE YOUR BEST ($7.00)!

 
ST TIMOTHY EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 140 S Ott St, Allentown, PA, Fri, August 16;

Friday Night Blitz (6:30 pm doors open)

 

and

 

AT COLLEGE HILL MORAVIAN CHURCH, 72 W. Laurel St, Bethlehem, PA, Sat, August 17;

Saturday Chess Quads (1:00 pm doors open)

 

Thanks To All of You Who Have Supported Us and Your Families!!! (UPCOMING SCHEDULE BELOW) 

LAST WEEK’S WINNERS

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL LAST WEEKS WINNERS!!

 

 

This Week - 

 

August 16, - 

 

LVCA Every Friday Night Blitz, 8 Rounds each, 7-9 and 9-11 pm, 

$5 Entry, 50% Entries Cash prizes and tons of fun! Beginners to Masters Play with 2 Sections

(THIS WEEK AT St Timothy Evangelical Lutheran Church, 140 S Ott St., Allentown, Pa, Doors Open 6:30 pm)

and

 

August 17, -  

 

Chess Quads Opens at 1:00 pm, Play 2 - 7 pm. (lowest section usually ends earliest at about 5:30 to 6:00 pm) 

$10 Entry, Cash Prizes of $30 for a 3-0 Score, else $25 to 1st Place. 

 

SEE YOU AT THE CLUB FOR MORE CHESS FUN!!

Quote - "Chess teaches foresight, by having to plan ahead; vigilance, by having to keep watch over the whole chess board; caution, by having to restrain ourselves from making hasty moves; and finally, we learn from chess the greatest maxim in life - that even when everything seems to be going badly for us we should not lose heart, but always hoping for a change for the better, steadfastly continue searching for the solutions to our problems."

 

Benjamin Franklin





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