Shenandoah Valley Chess Club

Shenandoah Valley Chess Club

Shenandoah Valley Chess Club January 2015 Newsletter

Greetings Shenandoah Valley Chess players,
January 2015 Calendar
(*Please note Times and Dates May Change and
Bad Weather May Cause Cancellations*)
Monday, January 12th
4:30 to 7:30 PM at Handley Library
Monday, January 22nd
4:30 to 7:30 PM at Handley Library
Saturday, January 31st
Win City Chess Tournament
10 AM to 5 PM at Handley Library
Handley Regional Library, 100 West Piccadilly Street, Winchester, Virginia 22602
Happy 2015 Chess
Happy New Year!
2014 was a very special and memorable year for the Shenandoah Valley Chess Club.  Thank you all for the chess games, interaction, and generous support.  
We look forward to an awesome 2015!
Beat the winter blues by meeting new friends and engaging your brain around the world's favorite board game -- Chess!
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***** Win City Chess Tournament at Handley Regional Library  *****
Saturday, January 31st 2015
10 AM to 5 PM
Round Robin Quads
Up to Six Sections for Prizes
Trophies for Top Finishers
 Giveaways for Kids
Space is finite and popularity is growing, so please register soon.
Registration is available in two ways:
1)  Follow the link to our SignUp Genius page which contains full tournament details:
2)  RSVP directly with TD David Hubbard at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to secure your spot on the roster.  
Please include Player Name, Age, and Rating / Skill Level.
I will make every effort to place players in a competitive field.  
I will also reserve at least one section for Kids 12 & Under.
Our last tournament in June was a huge success.  We expect this one to be just as fun if not better.
***** Official:  Shenandoah Valley Chess Club is Partnered with *****
The Shenandoah Valley Chess Club is official partners with, the #1 Chess website for youngsters, parents, and coaches.
Thanks to the SVCC Fall Fundraiser, we acquired 10 Gold Memberships at steeply discounted rates.  Our club is setup under the username: WinCityChess.
Trial runs of online Chess training will begin in February for interested kids and parents.  This is for a four-month period that will last to summer break.
While we are seasoned pros in person, online Chess training is new for us.  Some details will need to be worked out.  
Feel free to explore at
If you and your child are up to the challenge, please contact me for more details.
 ***** Mark Your Calenders:Complete SVCC Chess Dates for January to June 2015 *****
Monday January 12th
Monday January 26th

Monday January 31st - Win City Chess Tournament

Monday February 9th 
Monday February 23rd
Monday March 9th
Monday March 23rd

Saturday March 28th - Junior Quad Tournament for Kids 12 and under

Monday April 6th
Monday April 20th
Monday May 4th
Monday May 18th

Monday June 8th

Saturday June 27th - Second Annual Chess Tournament at Handley Regional Library

*During Winter Months, if local schools are closed, Chess Club will be canceled.*

Next meeting is Monday, January 12th at Handley Library from 4:30 to 7:30 PM.

*** Change of Plans: For January we will meet Upstairs on the Second Floor instead of the Benham Room.  Look for the signs to guide you in. ***

And, as always...
All ages and skill levels are welcome.  
These events are FREE and Open to the Public.
Bring your boards and chess equipment.  Or just bring yourself and a friend.
Much more Chess and interaction in store for 2015!
Please contact me at any time with questions.
We wish you and your loved ones a Happy and Healthy 2015!
David Hubbard
Shenandoah Valley
Chess Club Director
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