[chess image] The Pasadena Chess Club
The Pasadena Chess Club meets in the Elmer and Teen Slavik Memorial Building at the Boys and Girls Club, 3230 East Del Mar, Pasadena 91107(between Rosemead Blvd and San Gabriel Blvd). It's on the south side of Del Mar. Use the west driveway to enter and the east driveway to exit. There is a large parking lot we can use, but occasional events in other buildings on Friday nights might not leave enough parking for everybody, but there is no time limit & no charge for parking on the streets after 6:00 PM, including Del Mar in front of the Boys & Girls Club.

The club will meet from 6:45 to 11:00 PM. Anticipate that start time for all games will move to 7 PM sharp, so we can get out by 11 PM with the same time control we use now (40/90, SD/30).


New Officers: At the meeting on April 4, 2014, the members of the Pasadena Chess Club re-elected the following individuals to their respective offices.

Board of Directors of the Pasadena Chess Club
President
and
Tournament Director
Randy Hough
Randallhough at gmail.com
Vice President
Tournament Director
This position is now vacant
Secretary & Treasurer Tim Thompson
timthompson3 at verizon.net


The Pasadena Chess Club Library
Online catalog
Online catalog for mobile devices (smart phones & etc).
Online instruction manual for library services software
Library policy PDF Document

As a result of a generous donation the Pasadena Chess Club now has available a substantial library of chess books that can be borrowed by members in good standing. To borrow books, contact the club librarian Gordon Brooks [gbrooks2 at earthlink.net] by E-mail, or seek him out at the club before or after his tournament game (borrowing library books is an insufficient emergency to justify interrupting a tournament game).


When? Friday nights opening at 6:45 PM, tournament games start promptly at 7:00 PM. Check the schedule below to make sure we are not closed.

Where? Boys and Girls Club, 3230 East Del Mar, Pasadena 91107 (between Rosemead Blvd and San Gabriel Blvd). See description at the top of this page.

The club is closed on most holidays, and other days, as shown in the schedule!

The Pasadena Chess Club is one of the older chess clubs still extant in Southern California. During the 1930's the club successfully hosted a number of international competitions, which included the participation of Alexander Alekhine, then world chess champion. Recent events include successful simultaneous exhibitions by SM Levon Altunian and IM Jack Peters (chess columnist for the Los Angeles Times), and the Tim Pellant Memorial Masters Open.

Archived results have been removed. You can find cross tables for tournaments dating back to 1991 through the USCF member service area.


The 2014 playing calendar is in the table below. We will post the results of the tournaments as they are completed. A list of club champions follows the calendar.

For all regular tournaments:


For all other tournaments:


For ALL tournaments:

2014 Schedule of events
On nights marked CLOSED we are really CLOSED!
The building will not be open.
Pasadena Chess Club: cross tables for all club tournaments
DATES NAME ROUNDS COMMENTS
02/14/2014
05/23/2014
07/04/2014
08/29/2014
11/28/2014
12/26/2014
CLOSED CLOSED This list is subject to change without notice. We may lose the room on short notice, so pay attention to the CLOSED dates.

We do adopt planned closures to avoid conflicts with holidays or major tournaments in the area.

01/03/2014
02/07/2014
Dr. Richard Lewis Memorial 6 rounds
One Section
40 moves in 90 minutes (85 with 5-second time delay) followed by SD/30, $15 entry fee, 80% returned in prizes.
Arrive by 6:45 PM to register before round 1.

2014: Final Standings
2014: Final Standings: USCF Rated Crosstable

2014 Prize list:
1st-2nd (tie): Yusheng Xia
1st-2nd (tie): Albert Lu
U2200 1st-4th (tie): Annie Wang
U2200 1st-4th (tie): Alexander Xie
U2200 1st-4th (tie): Ron Jabali
U2200 1st-4th (tie): John Hale
U2000 1st: Greg Hall
U2000 2nd-4th (tie): Hamlet Tovmasyan
U2000 2nd-4th (tie): Gordon Brooks
U2000 2nd-4th (tie): Anthony Ge
U1800 1st: Nicholas Mendez (1364!)
U1800 2nd-6th (tie): Cory Chen
U1800 2nd-6th (tie): Stuart Kusdono
U1800 2nd-6th (tie): Justin Chang
U1800 2nd-6th (tie): Jeffrey Chou
U1800 2nd-6th (tie): Jason McKeen
U1600 1st-3rd (tie): Felix Yen
U1600 1st-3rd (tie): Victor Yen
U1600 1st-3rd (tie): Vinay Shukla
U1400 1st-2nd (tie): Nakul Bhaskar
U1400 1st-2nd (tie): Alexander Chen
U1200 1st-6th (tie): Philip Leung
U1200 1st-6th (tie): Stanley Cheng
U1200 1st-6th (tie): Ashley Huang
U1200 1st-6th (tie): Sophia Manahan
U1200 1st-6th (tie): Teddie Wen
U1200 1st-6th (tie): Tommie Wen
Unrated 1st: Dennis LaRue
Most cumulative upset points:
Nicholas Mendez (1541 total)

02/14/2014 CLOSED Closed for President's Day holiday weekend
02/21/2014
03/28/2014
Club
Championship

2014 Champion

Alexander Xie

6 rounds
One Section
40 moves in 90 minutes (85 with 5-second time delay) followed by SD/30, $15 entry fee, 80% returned in prizes.
Arrive by 6:45 PM to register before round 1.

Prize fund $1,000 guaranteed
Entry fee $25
USCF & club membership required
See 2014 PDF Flyer for details.

2014: Final standings
2014: USCF Rated Crosstable

2014 Prize list:
1st: Alexander Xie
2nd-3rd (tie): Yusheng Xia
2nd-3rd (tie): Ron Jabali
U2000 1st: Gregory Hall
U2000 2nd (tie): Philip Chase
U2000 2nd (tie): Brendyn Estolas
U1800 1st-2nd (tie): Roberto Queiro
U1800 1st-2nd (tie): Jeffrey Chou
U1600 1st-2nd (tie): Alexander Hung
U1600 1st-2nd (tie): Kyle Li
U1600 1st-2nd (tie): Nicholas Mendez
U1600 1st-2nd (tie): Russell Balcom
U1600 1st-2nd (tie): Luis Mejia
U1400 1st-2nd (tie): Robert Head
U1400 1st-2nd (tie): Gahan Sudhir
U1200 1st: Brian Sheldon
Unrated 1st: Cullen O'Neil
Most Cumulative Upset Points: Edward Chou

04/04/2014 Annual
Election
Meeting

Championship
Trophy
Presentation

Quick
Chess
Tournament
One Section

5 double rounds Game/10, blitz rating system, $10 entry fee, 80% returned in prizes

2014: USCF Rated Crosstable

2014 Prize list:
1st: Alen Melikadamian
2nd: Jesse Victoria
U2000 1st-2nd (tie): Brendyn Estolas
U2000 1st-2nd (tie): Anthony Ge
U1800 1st: Arturo Armagnac
U1800 2nd: Cory Chen
U1600 1st: Jaren Huang
U1200 1st: Ethan Moffitt
Unrated 1st: Tadeh Mirzakhanian

04/11/2014
05/16/2014
Pasadena
City
Championship
6 rounds
Two Sections
40 moves in 90 minutes (85 with 5-second time delay) followed by SD/30, $15 entry fee, 85% returned in prizes.
Arrive by 6:45 PM to register before round 1.

2014: Standings after round 2

2013: USCF Rated Crosstable

2013 Prize list:

Section 1
1st: Albert Lu
2nd/3rd (tie): Yusheng Xia
2nd/3rd (tie): Feiyue Yang
U2100 1st/4th (tie): Mike Carlson
U2100 1st/4th (tie): Jesse Victoria
U2100 1st/4th (tie): Randy Hough
U2100 1st/4th (tie): Annie Wang
U1900 1st/4th (tie): Greg Hall
U1900 1st/4th (tie): Anthony Ge
U1900 1st/4th (tie): George Shan
U1900 1st/4th (tie): Hamlet Tovmasyan
U1700 1st: Adam Stanford-Moore

Section 2
1st: Julian Chang
2nd/4th (tie): Neil Hultgren
2nd/4th (tie): Roberto Queiro
2nd/4th (tie): Xavier Armagnac
U1600 1st/2nd (tie): Hector Valdez
U1600 1st/2nd (tie): Winston Qian
U1400 1st: Hanmingmei Li
U1200 1st: Gahan Sudhir

05/23/2014 CLOSED Closed to avoid conflict with Memorial Day Classic
05/30/2014
06/27/2014
Mt. Wilson
Open
5 rounds
Two Sections
40 moves in 90 minutes (85 with 5-second time delay) followed by SD/30, $15 entry fee, 85% returned in prizes.
Arrive by 6:45 PM to register before round 1.

2013: Final Standings
2013: USCF Rated Crosstable

2013 Prize List:

Section 1
1st: Jonathan Homidan
2nd/3rd (tie): Feiyue Yang
2nd/3rd (tie): Prasanna Borse
U2100 1st: Prasanna Borse
U2100 2nd/3rd (tie): Raymond Armagnac
U21002nd/3rd (tie): Randy Hough
U1900 1st: Greg Hall
U1900 2nd: Rolando Tenoso
U1700 1st/2nd (tie): Edward Wu
U1700 1st/2nd (tie): Vinay Shukla

Section 2
1st: Jason McKeen
2nd/4th (tie): Justin Chang
2nd/4th (tie): Matthew Ung
2nd/4th (tie): Huangsheng Xue
U1600 1st/2nd (tie): Matthew Ung
U1600 1st/2nd (tie): Huangsheng Xue
U1500 1st/2nd (tie): Jonathan Huang
U1500 1st/2nd (tie): Hanmingmei Li
U1300 1st: Gahan Sudhir
U1300 2nd: Mark Neumann
U1100 1st: Ashley Huang
Unrated 1st: Won Joon Ki Choi

07/04/2014 CLOSED
07/11/2014
08/22/2014
Liberty
Open
7 rounds
One Section
40 moves in 90 minutes (85 with 5-second time delay) followed by SD/30, $15 entry fee, 85% returned in prizes.
Arrive by 6:45 PM to register before round 1.

2013: Final Standings
2013: USCF Rated Crosstable

2013 Prize list:
1st: Annie Wang
2nd: Axel Muller
U2100 1st-3rd (tie): Gregg Fritchle
U2100 1st-3rd (tie): John Hale
U2100 1st-3rd (tie): Ron Jabali
U2000 1st-2nd (tie): Gordon Brooks
U2000 1st-2nd (tie): David Baran
U1800 1st-4th (tie): Arturo Armagnac
U1800 1st-4th (tie): George Shan
U1800 1st-4th (tie): Hamlet Tovmasyan
U1800 1st-4th (tie): Edward Wu
U1600 1st-2nd (tie): Cory Chen
U1600 1st-2nd (tie): Felix Gai
U1400 1st: Gahan Sudhir
U1400 2nd-3rd (tie): Kendryek Wu
U1400 2nd-3rd (tie): Victor Yen
U1200 1st: Danny Soong
U1200 2nd-4th (tie): Ashley Huang
U1200 2nd-4th (tie): Raphael Manahan
U1200 2nd-4th (tie): Eric Shan
1st Unrated: Luis Mejia
Most Cumulative Upset Points: Victor Yen

08/29/2014 CLOSED Closed to avoid conflict with
Southern California Open
09/05/2014
10/03/2014
San Gabriel
Valley
Championship
5 rounds
Two Sections
40 moves in 90 minutes (85 with 5-second time delay) followed by SD/30, $15 entry fee, 85% returned in prizes.
Arrive by 6:45 PM to register before round 1.

2013: Final Standings
2013: USCF Rated Crosstable

2013 Prize List:

Section 1:
1st-4th (tie): Annie Wang
1st-4th (tie): Axel Muller
1st-4th (tie): Michael Cooper
1st-4th (tie): Randy Hough
U2000 1st: Roberto Queiro
U2000 2nd: Daniel Manahan
U2000 3rd/6th (tie): Greg Hall
U2000 3rd/6th (tie): Phil Chase
U2000 3rd/6th (tie): Tony Kukavica
U2000 3rd/6th (tie): Anthony Ge
U1800 1st/3rd (tie): George Shan
U1800 1st/3rd (tie): Alice Salvaryan
U1800 1st/3rd (tie): Edward Wu

Section 2:
1st: Neil Hultgren
2nd: Gerry Harrison
U1600 1st/2nd (tie): Marshall Laws
U1600 1st/2nd (tie): Luis Mejia
U1400 1st/2nd (tie): Danny Soong Jr
U1400 1st/2nd (tie): Gabriela Yu
U1200 1st: Eric Shan
U1200 2nd/3rd (tie): Raphael Manahan
U1200 2nd/3rd (tie): Brian Sheldon
Unrated: Wolfgang Black

Cumulative upset points: Brian Sheldon

10/10/2014
11/14/2014
Crown City
Open
6 rounds
One Section
40 moves in 90 minutes (85 with 5-second time delay) followed by SD/30, $15 entry fee, 85% returned in prizes.
Arrive by 6:45 PM to register before round 1.

2013: Final Standings
2013: USCF Rated Crosstable

2013 Prize list:
1st: Ron Jabali
2nd-4th (tie): Raymond Armagnac
2nd-4th (tie): Gregg Fritchle
2nd-4th (tie): John Hale
U2000 1st: Anthony Ge
U2000 2nd-4th (tie): Daniel Manahan
U2000 2nd-4th (tie): Roberto Queiro
U2000 2nd-4th (tie): George Shan
U1800 1st-2nd (tie): Arturo Armagnac
U1800 1st-2nd (tie): Edward Wu
U1800 3rd-6th (tie): Cory Chen
U1800 3rd-6th (tie): Jeffrey Chou
U1800 3rd-6th (tie): Jason McKeen
U1800 3rd-6th (tie): Justin Tay
U1600 1st-2nd (tie): Adam Stanford-Moore
U1600 1st-2nd (tie): Kendryek Wu
U1400 1st-2nd (tie): Edward Chou
U1400 1st-2nd (tie): Hanmingmei Li
U1400 3rd-5th (tie): Nakhul Bhaskar
U1400 3rd-5th (tie): Brian Cheng
U1400 3rd-5th (tie): Gahan Sudhir
U1200 1st: Mark Neumann
U1200 2nd: Stanley Cheng
U1000 1st: Raphael Manahan
U1000 2nd-3rd (tie): Ashley Huang
U1000 2nd-3rd (tie): Brian Sheldon
Most cumulative upset points: Brian Cheng

11/21/2014 Action Chess
Tournament
3 rounds
Three Sections
Game/30, both quick & regular ratings, $10 entry fee, 85% returned

2013: USCF Rated Crosstable

2013 Prize list:

Section One 1st/2nd (tie): Yusheng Xia
1st/2nd (tie): Axel Muller
Under 2000 1st/2nd (tie): David Baran
Under 2000 1st/2nd (tie): Anthony Ge

Section Two 1st: Hamlet Tovmasyan
2nd: Arturo Armagnac
Under 1700 1st: Kendryek Wu

Section Three 1st: Eric Pangilinan
Under 1200 1st/3rd (tie): Raphael Manahan
Under 1200 1st/3rd (tie): Adriana Perkins
Under 1200 1st/3rd (tie): Brian Sheldon

11/28/2014 CLOSED
12/05/2014
12/19/2014
A Rose
For Your
Queen
3 rounds
5 sections
40 moves in 90 minutes (85 with 5-second time delay) followed by SD/30, $15 entry fee, 85% returned in prizes.
Arrive by 6:45 PM to register before round 1.

2013: USCF Rated Crosstable

2013 Prize List:

Section 1:
1st: Axel Muller
2nd-3rd (tie): Gregg Fritchle
2nd-3rd (tie): Ron Jabali
Section 2:
1st: Daniel Manahan
2nd-4th (tie): Gordon Brooks
2nd-4th (tie): Anthony Ge
2nd-4th (tie): Rolando Tenoso
Section 3:
1st: Xavier Armagnac
2nd: Cory Chen
3rd: Kendryek Wu
Section 4:
1st: Kyle Li
2nd-3rd (tie): Edward Chou
2nd-3rd (tie): Robert Head
Section 5:
1st: Maxim Neumann
2nd: Danny Zou

12/26/2014 Closed Merry Christmas
Happy New Year
2015
01/02/2015
02/06/2015
Dr. Richard Lewis Memorial 6 rounds 40 moves in 90 minutes (85 with 5-second time delay) followed by SD/30, $15 entry fee, 85% returned in prizes.
Arrive by 6:45 PM to register before round 1.

The Champions of the Pasadena Chess Club
A list of champions of the Pasadena Chess Club follows. We don't know who was champion prior to 1967. There was no champion in 1994 because the championship tournament was unexpectedly interrupted when we lost our meeting venue and it was never completed.

1967 Donald Cotton
1968 Andrew Vinock
1969 Alan Carpenter
1970 Don Bicknell
1971 Al Larsen
1972 Greg Francis
1973 Al Larsen
1974 Greg Francis
1975 Jerome Hanken
1976 Neilen Hultgren
1977 Don Bicknell
1978 Rob Salgado
1979 Rob Salgado
1980 Charles Novitski
1981 William Pennucci
1982 William Pennucci
1983 Tim Pellant
1984 Bobby Avila
1985 Don Bicknell
1986 Don Bicknell
1987 Francisco Alonso
1988 Don Bicknell
1989 Don Bicknell
1990 Mel Tyner
1991 Michael Zachary
1992 Matthew Beelby
1993 Andy Sacks
1994 no champion
1995 Matthew Beelby
1996 William Longren
1997 Levon Altounian
1998 Levon Altounian & Mark Saylor
1999 Matthew Beelby
2000 Randy Hough
2001 Levon Altounian
2002 Tonci Korsano Saavedra
2003 William Longren
2004 Mike Zaloznyy
2005 Randy Hough
2006 Chris Lee
2007 Dave Matson
2008 Tianyi He
2009 Konstantin Kavutskiy
2010 Jesse Victoria
2011 Yusheng Xia
2012 Yusheng Xia
2013 IM Tim Taylor
2015 Alexander Xie



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