From the Editor

August is deep summer, and school is right around the corner:

  • The MetroWest CC Scholastic series is wrapping up
  • James Krycka has a nice write-up on the start of the Team Email Match with IECC

In July we saw Igor Foygel and Robert Matthews sweep the Open and U1250 sections, respectively, of the July tournament.  In what may be a first for MetroWest CC, one family earned three placements (Genesis, Timothy, and James Lung).  Collectively, they posted 5 major upsets.  Overall, 20 of the 99 players entered in the 4 sections placed.

Comment & critique to     Info at 


Harvey Reed
Marketing Director
MetroWest Chess Club

Club & Partner Calendar

August 3

  • Round 1 of Late Summer Swiss
  • Stateline Chess Book & Equipment Vendor
  • Weekly Group Lesson, informal Q&A with personal help
August 10
  • Round 2 of Late Summer Swiss
  • Weekly Group Lesson -
August 13-15
  • NorthEast Chess, Summer Getaway, Marlboro Radisson
    -> very early registration 3-day by 6/12 is $89
    -> early registration 3-day by 8/03 is $99
    -> $120 cash only at site
August 17
  • Round 3 of Late Summer Swiss
  • Weekly Group Lesson -
August 24
  • Round 4 of Late Summer Swiss
  • Weekly Group Lesson -
August 29
  • Stateline Chess Lecture/Simul/Blitz -> James Rizzitano
August 31
  • Round 5 of Late Summer Swiss
  • Weekly Group Lesson -

Please Consider


we need volunteers for this Fall, please help if you can

Library - its all setup, it just needs a little attention each month, see Matt Phelps

Mentoring - Peter Karp and Derek Slater could use some help in newbie mentoring and promoting Game Advice. See Harvey Reed

See Harvey Reed or Mark Kaprielian for more info and other opportunities

Renew your USCF here
  • Renew with Mark Kaprielian, he will donate "USCF Member Appreciation" prize money to the Club. See Mark Kaprielian
Register early
  • Shorter lines
  • Better parking
  • --> and if the front lot is full, you can park behind the building (first left as you turn into the Senior Center)


NorthEast Chess -- Regional chess organizer

Remember the Summer Getaway in August 13-15!

See the Club and Partner calendar above!

I accept PayPal via my email address: swamala at

Severine Wamala

Stateline Chess -- Book & equipment vendor

Hi All,

Due to the delay in this newsletter, the only news I have is my Simul series event (see below). Also, if you want me to bring anything for the Round 1 of September, please tell me by September 1, since I will be on the road (NY State Ch).

Stateline Chess Books & Equipment Simultaneous Series & Blitz Tournament August Edition   (this is a Stateline Chess event -- not a MetroWest CC event)

I accept PayPal via my email address: statelinechess at

Randi Macuit

The Club

Board Activity


To learn more about our governance, click here.  From the Governance page you can locate the minutes from past Board meetings and the Agenda for the next meeting.

Mark Kaprielian, President


    We are actively seeking volunteers for the Library, Mentoring, and Chess School.

To see all the MetroWest CC Volunteers, click here.

 Mark Kaprielian 



The Knowledge page can be reached from the home page on the left, or just click here.

 Mark Kaprielian 

Official Merchandise

    We have a number of items in stock for sale, T-shirts, Polo shirts and caps that can be purchased Tuesday. No need to place an order if you spot an item with the size and color you want. Display will be set up with the Book Vendor and he will collect your payment.
To view the complete line of merchandise, go to our home page and follow the link "Official Merchandise" on the left, or click here. Everything can be ordered online, securely, via Pay Pal, or with a paper form available at the Club.

 Mark Kaprielian 



Monthly Tournaments & Championship




Late Summer Swiss



August 3-10-17-24-31, 2004


5-SS, 40/90, SD/30


$ 1000, 100% G


Open:   $ 250-150-100

U1800: $ 150-100-50

U1450: $ 100-60-40

Entry Fee
(all sections)

Masters (2200 and over) Free
MCC Members $ 20
Others $ 25

Championship Points Available

Open (80-40-20), U1800 (30-15), U1450 (10)
plus 50% bonus for perfect score of all wins

Previous  Tournament


Congratulations to the winners of the Independence Swiss!

Igor Foygel (4.0/4)
Clear first; perfect score


Alexander Paphitis, George Goulding, and Edmund Staples (3.5/4)
Three-way tie


Hadrian Zbarcea and James Krycka (3.5/4)
Two-way tie


Robert Matthews (4.0/4)
Clear first; perfect score




Independence Swiss Commentary

Players with upsets over 200 points:

Round 4
Ilya Krasik and Genesis Lung

Round 3
Jacob Gillis, Lior Rozhansky and Genesis Lung

Round 2
Gabriel Frieden , Adrian Culver, Lior Rozhansky and Timothy Lung

Round 1
Christopher Williams, Edmund Staples, Adrian Culver, Genesis Lung and Timothy Lung


Players with multiple upsets over 200 points:
Genesis Lung (3); Lior Rozhansky (2); Adrian Culver (2); Timothy Lung (2)

   (no pic for Lior)  (no pic for Adrian)  (no pic for Timothy)


Cross tables and Ratings

The USCF rated May 2004 cross-table is posted. June is not rated yet.



Special Notes


Due to increased attendance, MetroWest CC will offer 4 sections for all 4-round tournaments; for the time being, 5-round events will continue to have 3 sections.  The prize structure has been revised to increase the prize money for each section with prizes awarded for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd placements in each section.

Game Scores

If you are in the Open section, please use the 'carbonless score sheets' that we provide, and turn in a copy of your game score when you are done with your game. If you have questions, send email to Games at for questions.

Important Rule

Unrated players may not win more than $50 except in the Open section.


Please bring your own sets and clocks. We have a limited number available for use by those new to the game without their own equipment yet.


James Krycka

2005 Club Championship Qualification List


For the third time this year, Igor Foygel swept the Open Section during July and continues to dominate the 2005 Club Championship qualification standings. So far, 44 players have earned qualification points – the complete list will be posted at the club. The leaders based on seven months of play are as follows:


  IM Igor Foygel 




GM Alexander Ivanov 




John Chamberlain




Ilya Krasik




FM John Curdo




Robert Powell




Trevor de Koekkoek




Alexander Paphitis




NM Charles Riordan




Calvin Hori




Navan Ruthramoorthy




Matthew Phelps




Randy Brueckner




Walter Champion



The 2005 championship event will be held in March 2005 as a closed 5-RR section run in parallel with the other sections. The six participants will be the top six club members on the championship points list (who accept the invitation). Players earn points during the previous calendar year by placing 1st-2nd-3rd in the Open section, 1st-2nd in the Upper section, and 1st in the next highest section on a graduated scale based on the section level and number of rounds. In addition, bonus points are awarded for a perfect score. To qualify for the championship, players have to be club members and need to play in at least 4 events during the year.

James Krycka

Scholastic Tournaments

  It's never too late to enter!

The Scholastic Tournament schedule for summer 2004 is set, standings for the first six rounds are posted, and the web page is up and active.  If you are interested in volunteering for front-line or backup work, let me know!

For more info, contact me at Info at

John Bottini

Team Email Matches

    For the third year in a row, MCC is engaged in an email match against the International Email Correspondence Club. The IECC is truly an international organization with well over 3000 members. In 2002 and 2003, the MCC teams split their two matches against the IECC. This year an MCC team of 5 palyers (Michael Barry, Eric Berkey, James Krycka, Jack Appelmans, and Jason Krienke) is playing an IECC team of ten players from 9 different countries (Australia, Brazil (2), France, Hong Kong, Italy, Netherlands, Peru, Poland, and USA). Each MCC player is pitted against one IECC player as white and one player as black. The match started in June with a maximum time limit of 11 months. The IECC currently leads us one game to none. You can view the games (minus the last three moves for those in progress) from the Email Team link on the MCC home page.

The MCC-3 team has three players who each played in one of the previous matches (Barry, Krycka, and Krienke) with a combined record of (+2 =1 -3). Interestingly, two IECC veterans of previous encounters with MCC are on the current roster (Batista of Brazil and Laliga of France). Their combined record against MCC is (+4 =1 -1). While on the MCC-1 team, Krycka battled Batista in two games that each lasted 11 months, scoring a win and a draw. However, he reports that in his current game against Laliga, the Frenchman has a huge positional advantage.

If you are interested in joining a team in the future, contact Harvey Reed. It’s a great way to improve your game through detailed analysis and you can meet people from all over the world. Plus it can be a lot of fun.

Eric Berkey and James Krycka

Special Events

No special events scheduled.

Mark Kaprielian


Learn & Improve

Weekly Group Lessons

    No formal lesson round 1, to make room for Stateline Chess book & equipment vendor.

Topic: not determined yet

Week 1: Casual Q&A and personal help

Week 2:
Week 3:
Week 4:
Week 5: n/a

John Chamberlain

Chess School


This lecture was a kick-off to the 2004 Chess School. We will have an Openings Course this Fall 2004. We are working out the schedule, details to follow.

Howard Goldowsky

Game Advice

    We are currently recruiting a "mentoring" volunteer to help new members get acquainted, and to coordinate getting their first games in front of me to give comments. See Derek or Harvey if you are interested in volunteering.

Derek Slater



The MCC Library is currently recruiting for a volunteer to be the Program Director. The Library is in good shape, and taking care of it will be light duty. This is a key position, since it gets quite a bit of use from the lower sections.

If you are interested in volunteering, please email Library at or see me on Tuesday nights.

Matthew Phelps 

Compete & Improve

Monthly Tournaments



Team Email Matches

Special Events

Education Zones