[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 1, 2016, the members of the Pasadena Chess Club re-elected the following individuals to their respective offices.

Officers of the Pasadena Chess Club
President
and
Deputy Tournament Director
Randy Hough
Randallhough at gmail.com
Vice President
Lead Tournament Director
Scott Hunt
schkjv at yahoo.com
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 one of the club officers before or after their 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 2016 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:

2016 Schedule of events
On nights marked CLOSED we are really CLOSED!
The building will not be open.
12/30/2016
Pasadena Chess Club: cross tables for all club tournaments
DATES NAME ROUNDS COMMENTS
05/20/2016 (Maybe, TBD)
05/27/2016
11/25/2016
12/23/2016
12/30/2016
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.

01/08/2016
02/12/2016
Dr. Richard Lewis Memorial 6 rounds
Two Sections
40 moves in 90 minutes followed by SD/30, $15 entry fee, 80% returned in prizes.
Arrive by 6:45 PM to register before round 1. USCF & club membership required

2016: Final Standings
2016: Final Standings: USCF Rated Crosstable

2016 Prize list:
Section One
1st: Annie Wang
2nd: Anthony Ge
1st U2100: Alan Severino
1st U2000: Daniel Manahan
1st U1900: Chris Stychinsky
1st/2nd U1800 (tie): Ryan Yang
1st/2nd U1800 (tie): Kendryek Wu (1st U1700)
1st/2nd U1600 (tie): Armen Hovasapian
1st/2nd U1600 (tie): Philip Leung

Section Two
1st: Wayne Chien
2nd/4th (tie): Kevin Zhang
2nd/4th (tie): Bertram, Buggs (1st U1500)
2nd/4th (tie): Desmond Weisenberg (1st U1400)
2nd U1500: Steve Conant
2nd U1400: Marissa Li
1st U1200: Sophia Manahan
1st U1000: Leonardo Chen
Most Cumulative Upset Points: Sophia Manahan
(1576, and 214 rating points gained)

02/19/2016
03/25/2016
Club
Championship

Winner
and new
Champion

Annie Wang
First female
club Champion!

6 rounds
One Section
40 moves in 90 minutes followed by SD/30, $20 entry fee, 80% returned in prizes.
Arrive by 6:45 PM to register before round 1. USCF & club membership required

Prize fund $1,000 guaranteed
Note: Entry fee is $20
USCF & club membership required
See 2016 PDF Flyer for details including prize fund distribution.

2016: Final standings
2016: USCF Rated Crosstable

2016 Prize list:
1st-5th (tie): Annie Wang (champion on tiebreak!)
1st-5th (tie): Albert Lu
1st-5th (tie): Larry Stevens
1st-5th (tie): Mher Mikayelyan
1st-5th (tie): Erwin McNaughton
U2000 1st: Oscar Ortiz
U2000 2nd-3rd (tie): Greg Hall
U2000 2nd-3rd (tie): Phil Chase
U1800 1st-3rd (tie): Brian Cheng
U1800 1st-3rd (tie): Brandan Blau
U1800 1st-3rd (tie): Aaron Sun
U1600 1st: Marissa Li
U1600 2nd/5th (tie): Kevin Zhang
U1600 2nd-5th (tie): Tony Tong
U1600 2nd-5th (tie): Desmond Weisenberg
U1600 2nd-5th (tie): Bertram Buggs
U1400 1st: Shadow Philips
U1400 2nd: Cameron Lee
U1200 1st: Sophia Manahan
Unrated 1st-2nd (tie): Benjamin Ponce
Unrated 1st-2nd (tie): Robby Tseng

Most upset points: Desmond Weisenberg, 1660 (and 205 rating points!)

04/01/2016 Annual
Election
Meeting

Championship
Trophy
Presentation

Blitz
Chess
Tournament
One Section

5 double rounds Game/10, blitz rating system, $10 entry fee, 80% returned in prizes. USCF & club membership required

2016: Combined Final Standings
2016: USCF Rated Crosstable

1st combined: Alan Severino

04/08/2016
05/13/2016
Pasadena
City
Championship
6 rounds
Two Sections
40 moves in 90 minutes followed by SD/30, $15 entry fee, 85% returned in prizes.
Arrive by 6:45 PM to register before round 1. USCF & club membership required

2016: Final Standings
2016: USCF Rated Crosstable

2016 Prize list

Section One
1st/2nd (tie): Anthony Ge
1st/2nd (tie): Tony Kukavica
1st U2100: Jeffrey Chou
2nd/3rd U2100 (tie): Randy Hough
2nd/3rd U2100 (tie): Hamlet Tovmasyan
1st U2000: Daniel Manahan
2nd/3rd U2000 (tie): Richard Shu
2nd/3rd U2000 (tie): Patrick Giles
1st U1800: Kendryek Wu
2nd/6th U1800 (tie): Ryan Yang
2nd/6th U1800 (tie): Vinay Shukla
2nd/6th U1800 (tie): Teddie Wen
2nd/6th U1800 (tie): Brian Cheng
2nd/6th U1800 (tie): Aaron Sun
1st/5th U1700 (tie): Ivan Leong
1st/5th U1700 (tie): Philip Leung
1st/5th U1700 (tie): Armen Hovasapian
1st/5th U1700 (tie): Brian Sheldon
1st/5th U1700 (tie): Desmond Weisenberg

Section  Two
1st: Aaron Zhao
2nd/4th (tie): Tony Tong
2nd/4th (tie): Bertram Buggs
2nd/4th (tie): Steve Conant
1st U1400: Cameron Lee
2nd/3rd U1400 (tie): Maxwell Li
2nd/3rd U1400 (tie): Kevin Teng
1st/3rd U1200 (tie): Andrew Li
1st/3rd U1200 (tie): Grace Liang
1st/3rd U1200 (tie): Dennis Rui
1st U800: Daniel Rea
2nd U800: Johnny Li
3rd/4th U800: Robert Tseng
3rd/4th U800: Ashlynn Sun
1st Unrated: Rey Kao
Most cumulative upset points: Henry Carlson (1028)

05/20/2016 May Day Blitz #1 5 double rounds 10 minutes per player, EF $10

2016: Final Standings
2016: USCF Rated Crosstable

2016 Prize list

Section One
1st: Jeffrey Chou
2nd: Romeo Reario
3rd/6th (tie): Alan Severino
3rd/6th (tie): Raymond Armagnac
3rd/6th (tie): Hamlet Tovmasyan
3rd/6th (tie): Jaren Huang

Section  Two
1st: Jaren Huang
2nd/4th (tie): Jessie Victoria
2nd/4th (tie): Randy Hough
2nd/4th (tie): Xavier Armagnac
1st Unrated: Tony Tong, Jr.

Most cumulative upset points: Jaren Huang (3345)
Best Game Prize: Romeo Reario

05/27/2016 May Day Blitz #2 5 double rounds 10 minutes per player, EF $10

2016: Final Standings
2016: USCF Rated Crosstable

2016 Prize list

Section One
1st: Nicanor Navarro
2nd: Melandro Singson
3rd/4th (tie): Ron Jabali
3rd/4th (tie): Lawrence Stevens

Section  Two
1st: Ada Lin (unrated)
2nd: Tony Tong Jr.
3rd/4th (tie): Jaren Huang
4rd/4th (tie): Arturo Armagnac

Best Game Prize: Alen Melikadamian

06/03/2016
07/01/2016
Mt. Wilson
Open
5 rounds
Two Sections
40 moves in 90 minutes followed by SD/30, $15 entry fee, 85% returned in prizes.
Arrive by 6:45 PM to register before round 1. USCF & club membership required

2016: Final Standings
2016: USCF Rated Crosstable

2016 Prize list

Section One:
1st: (tie) Ron Jabali
1st: (tie) Jeffrey Chou
1st U2100: Daniel Manahan
1st U2000: Oscar Ortiz
1st U1900: Aaron Sun
1st U1800 (tie): Qize Li
1st U1800 (tie): Vinay Shukla
1st U1800 (tie): Kendryek Wu
1st U1800 (tie): Brian Cheng
1st U1800 (tie): Justin Tay
1st U1700: Daniel Kou
Section Two:
1st: Raphael Manahan
2nd-3rd (tie): Bowen Liu
2nd-3rd (tie): Ivan Leong
1st U1600: Ada Lin
2nd U1600: Jessica Dong
1st-3rd U1400 (tie): Cameron Lee
1st-3rd U1400 (tie): Stanley Cheng
1st-3rd U1400 (tie): Johnson Lin
1st U1200: Henry Carlson
2nd-4th U1200 (tie): Dennis Rui
2nd-4th U1200 (tie): Shadow Philips
2nd-4th U1200 (tie): Juan Henry
1st U1000: Anna Lin
2nd U1000: Arthur Zhang
1st U800: Thomas Zhao
2nd-4th U800 (tie): Ashlynn Sun
2nd-4th U800 (tie): Aidan Cong
2nd-4th U800 (tie): Rey Kao
1st Unrated: Patrick Giles, Jr.

07/08/2016
08/26/2016
Liberty
Open
8 rounds
One Section
40 moves in 90 minutes followed by SD/30, $15 entry fee, 85% returned in prizes.
Arrive by 6:45 PM to register before round 1. USCF & club membership required

2016: Standings after round 7
Only one round to go!

2015: Final Standings
2015: Final USCF Rated Crosstable

2015 Prize list:
1st: Jeffrey Chou
2nd (tie): Ashok Ramadoss
2nd (tie): Alexander Xie
1st U2100 (tie): Jesse Victoria
1st U2100 (tie): Tony Kukavica
1st U2000 (tie): Patrick Giles
1st U2000 (tie): Stephanie Shao
1st U2000 (tie): Victor Venturi
1st U2000 (tie): Daniel Manahan
1st U1900: Cory Chen
2nd U1900 (tie): Arturo Armagnac
2nd U1900 (tie): Ryan Yang
1st U1700: Aaron Sun
2nd U1700 (tie): Cullen O’Neil
2nd U1700 (tie): Jason McKeen
1st U1600: Tommy Wen
2nd U1600 (tie): Eric Woo
2nd U1600 (tie): Kendryek Wu
2nd U1600 (tie): Brian Sheldon
2nd U1600 (tie): Tony Tong
1st U1400 (tie): Greg Villar
1st U1400 (tie): Philip Leung
1st U1200: Grace Liang
2nd U1200 : Alfonso Henry
1st Unrated: Armen Hovasapian
Most Cumulative Upset Points: Qize Li

09/02/2016 Augustus Blitz 5 double rounds 10 minutes per player, EF $10

09/09/2016
10/14/2016
San Gabriel
Valley
Championship
6 rounds
Two Sections
40 moves in 90 minutes, 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. USCF & club membership required.

2015: Final Standings
2015: USCF Rated Crosstable

2015 Prize List:

Section One:
1st-2nd Axel Muller
1st-2nd Ron Jabali (U2100)
1st-3rd U2100: Raymond Armagnac
1st-3rd U2100: Jeffrey Chou
1st-3rd U2100: Larry Stevens
1st U2000: Oscar Ortiz
2nd U2000: Cory Chen
1st-6th U1800: Arturo Armagnac
1st-6th U1800: Nicholas Mendez
1st-6th U1800: Teddie Wen (U1700)
1st-6th U1800: Bowen Liu (U1600)
1st-6th U1800: Brian Sheldon (U1600)
1st-6th U1800: Eric Woo (U1600)

Section Two:
1st Armen Hovasapian
2nd-3rd: Raphael Manahan
2nd-3rd: Alex He
1st U1400: Edmond Wen
2nd U1400: Daniel Kou
1st U1300: Andrew Li
2nd-6th U1300: Desmond Weisenberg
2nd-6th U1300: Sean Zheng
2nd-6th U1300: Dennis Rui
2nd-6th U1300: Marissa Li
2nd-6th U1300: Maxwell Chang
1st U1100: Maxwell Li
2nd-3rd U1100: Derek Jiang
2nd-3rd U1100: Arthur Zhang

Most cumulative upset points: Maxwell Li (1120: 1134 - 1312)

10/21/2016
11/18/2016
Crown City
Open
5 rounds
Two Sections
40 moves in 90 minutes, 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. USCF & club membership required

2015: Final Standings
2015: USCF Rated Final Standings
2015: Prize list

Section One:
1st-5th (tie): Axel Muller
1st-5th (tie): Ron Jabali
1st-5th (tie): Ray Armagnac
1st-5th (tie): Larry Stevens
1st-5th (tie): Alan Severino (1st U2100)
2nd-3rd U2100 (tie): Oscar Ortiz
2nd-3rd U2100 (tie): Jesse Victoria
1st-3rd U1900 (tie): Phil Chase
1st-3rd U1900 (tie): Nicholas Mendez
1st-3rd U1900 (tie): Jason Gurtovoy
1st-4th U1800 (tie): Neil Hultgren
1st-4th U1800 (tie): Ryan Yang
1st-4th U1800 (tie): Allen Futterer
1st-4th U1800 (tie): Jason McKeen
1st U1600: Armen Hovasapian

Section Two:
1st-5th (tie): Ryan Shirtz
1st-5th (tie): Philip Leung
1st-5th (tie): Alex Chen
1st-5th (tie): Qize Li
1st-5th (tie): Kevin Zhang (1st U1400)
2nd U1400: Aaron Zhao
3rd-4th U1400 (tie): Arden Wang
3rd-4th U1400 (tie): Alfonso Henry
1st-2nd U1200 (tie): Jason Zhang
1st-2nd U1200 (tie): Derek Jiang (1st U1000)
2nd-3rd U1200 (tie): Maxwell Chang
2nd-3rd U1200 (tie): Stanley Cheng
2nd U1000: Grace Liang

Most cumulative upset points: Grace Liang (1016 points)

2014: Final Standings
2013: Final Standings
2012: Final Standings

11/25/2016 CLOSED
12/02/2016
12/16/2016
A Rose
For Your
Queen
3 rounds
5 sections
40 moves in 90 minutes, 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.

2015: Final Standings
2015: USCF crosstable
2014: USCF Crosstable

2015 Prize List:

Section One:
1st-2nd (tie): Ray Armagnac
1st-2nd (tie): Larry Stevens
3rd-6th (tie): Anthony Ge
3rd-6th (tie): Ron Jabali
3rd-6th (tie): Tony Kukavica
3rd-6th (tie): Aaron Chang

Section Two:
1st: Daniel Manahan
2nd: Phil Chase

Section Three:
1st: Qize Li
2nd-7th (tie): Vinay Shukla
2nd-7th (tie): Kyle Li
2nd-7th (tie): Brian Sheldon
2nd-7th (tie): Aaron Sun
2nd-7th (tie): Kendryek Wu
2nd-7th (tie): Philip Leung

Section Four:
1st: Tony Tong
2nd: Alex Chen
3rd-7th (tie): Kevin Zhang
3rd-7th (tie): Hector Valdez
3rd-7th (tie): Ethan Liu
3rd-7th (tie): Marissa Li
3rd-7th (tie): Aaron Zhao

Section Five:
1st: Cameron Lee
2nd: Leonardo Chen
3rd-5th (tie): Shadow Philips
3rd-5th (tie): Grace Liang
3rd-5th (tie): Daniel Rea

Most cumulative upset points: Ethan Liu

12/23/2016 CLOSED Merry Christmas
Happy New Year
2017
01/06/2017
02/10/2017
Dr. Richard Lewis Memorial 6 rounds
Two sections
40 moves in 90 minutes, 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
2014 Alexander Xie
2015 Albert Lu



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