[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
Michael Belcher
td at chess.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 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: Final Standings
2014: USCF Rated Crosstable

2014 Prize list:

Section 1 (revised)
1st Annie Wang
2nd (tie) Henry Castro
2nd (tie) Ron Jabali
1st U2000 (tie) Hamlet Tovmasyan
2nd U2000 (tie) Guillaume Brigot
2nd U2000 (tie) Anthony Ge
2nd U2000 (tie) Gregory Hall
2nd U2000 (tie) Oscar Ortiz
1st-2nd U1900 (tie) Roberto Quiero
1st-2nd U1900 (tie) George Shan
1st U1700 Julian Chang
2nd U1700 (tie) Alexander Hung
2nd U1700 (tie) Richard Shu

Section 2
1st Maxim Neumann
2nd Gahan Sudhir
3rd Gabriela Yu
1st U1400 Alexander Chen
2nd U1400 Michael Xu
1st U1200 Brian Sheldon
2nd U1200 Gregorio Villar III
1st U1000 Juan Henry
2nd U1000 Dennis Rui
1st Unrated Chelsea Wu

Most cumulative upset points: Michael Xu

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.

2014: Final Standings
2014: USCF Rated Crosstable

2014 Prize list

Section 1
1st: Axel Muller
2nd (tie): Yusheng Xia
2nd (tie): Ron Jabali
2nd (tie): Jesse Victoria
1st U2000(tie) :Anthony Ge
1st U2000 (tie): Greg Hall
1st U2000 (tie): Daniel Manahan
1st U2000 (tie): Gordon Brooks
1st U2000 (tie): Phil Chase
1st U2000 (tie): Roberto Queiro
1st U2000 (tie) :Rolando Tenoso
1st U1800: Danny Machuca
2nd U1800: Robert Orum
1st U1700: (tie) Gahan Sudhir
1st U1700: (tie) Richard Shu

Section 2
1st: Gabriela Yu
1st/2nd U1500 (tie): Michael Yang
1st/2nd U1500 (tie): Brian Cheng
1st U1300: Dennis Rui
2nd U1300: (tie) Raphael Manahan
2nd U1300: (tie) Stanley Cheng
2nd U1300: (tie) Juan Henry
1st U900: James Yang
2nd U900: (tie) Alfonso Henry
2nd U900: (tie) Michelle Yang

Most cumulative upset points Juan Henry

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.

2014: Final Standings
2014: USCF Rated Crosstable

2014 Prize list:
1st: Alejandro Ruiz, Jr.
2nd (tie): Alexander Xie
2nd (tie): Ron Jabali
2nd (tie): Hamlet Tovmasyan
1st U2000: Gordon Brooks
2nd U2000 (tie): Daniel Manahan
2nd U2000 (tie): Danny Machuca
1st/2nd U1800 (tie): Samuel Katagi
1st/2nd U1800 (tie): Julian Chang
3rd U1800 (tie): Edward Wu
3rd U1800 (tie): Rolando Tenoso
3rd U1800 (tie): Justin Tay
3rd U1800 (tie): Aaron Simo
3rd U1800 (tie): Cory Chen
3rd U1800 (tie): Gahan Sudhir
1st U1600: Jaren Huang
2nd U1600 (tie): Cullen O'Neil
2nd U1600 (tie): Bowen Liu
2nd U1600 (tie): Christian Jaime
1st U1400: Aaron Sun
2nd U1400/1st U1200 (tie): Qize Li
2nd U1400/1st U1200 (tie): Maxwell Li
2nd U1200: (tie) Greg Villar
2nd U1200: (tie) Sean Zhang
2nd U1200: (tie) Juan Henry
1st/2nd U1000 (tie): Sophia Manahan
1st/2nd U1000 (tie): Ashley Huang
3rd U1000: (tie) Stanley Cheng
3rd U1000: (tie) Marissa Li
3rd U1000: (tie) Ethan Liu
3rd U1000: (tie) Alfonso Henry
1st Unrated: Daniel Rea

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.

2014: Final Standings
2014: USCF Rated Crosstable

2014 Prize List:

Section 1
1st: WIM Annie Wang
2nd (tie): David Bassett
2nd (tie): Pierre Ducharme (Under 2100)
2nd (tie): Daniel Manahan (Under 2100)
3rd U2100 (tie): Jesse Victoria
3rd U2100 (tie): Larry Stevens
3rd U2100 (tie): Randy Hough
3rd U2100 (tie): Tony Kukavica
1st U1900: Chris Stychinsky
2nd U1900 (tie): Phil Chase
2nd U1900 (tie): Roberto Queiro
2nd U1900 (tie): Neil Hultgren
2nd U1900 (tie): Justin Chang
2nd U1900 (tie): Robert Orum
2nd U1900 (tie): Edward Wu
2nd U1900 (tie): Arturo Armagnac
1st U1700: Jason McKeen
2nd U1700 (tie): Richard Shu
2nd U1700 (tie): Cullen O'Neil
2nd U1700 (tie): Edward Chou

Section Two
1st (tie): Kyle Li
1st (tie): Kendryek Wu
1st (tie): Alex Chen
1st (tie): Brian Sheldon (U1400)
2nd U1400 (tie): Arden Wang
2nd U1400 (tie) Christian Jaime
1st U1200: Greg Villar
2nd U1200: Marissa Li
1st U1000: David Kang
2nd U1000 (tie): Dennis Rui
2nd U1000 (tie): Ethan Liu
2nd U1000 (tie): Sophia Manahan

Most cumulative upset points: Chris Stychinsky

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.

2014: Standings After 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 Blitz Chess
Tournament
5 double rounds
One Section
Game/10, blitz rating only, $10 entry fee, 85% returned

2013: USCF Rated Crosstable

2013 Prize list (game/30):

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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