Marysville Chess Club News

The Marysville Chess Club would like to welcome a new member to our club.  In the photo we have Micah Middleton.  Micah  learned about our chess club through one of our active members and obviously star promoter Lance Notarmuzi. Welcome to the club Micah!

 

Thank you for spreading the word Lance!

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The Marysville Chess Club would like to welcome a new member to our club.  In the photo we have John Nicol. John learned about our chess club because his nephew Phillip is a member. Welcome to the club John!

Roy Dotson - Founder Marysville Chess Club

Posted May 3 2022

2022 Spring Classic Invitational Results

Open Section

Look who won sole first place in the open section of the 2022 Spring Classic Invitational.  National Master Tom Britt (below) receiving his prize fund. When someone solely wins their section we waive their entry fee for the very next Invitational.  Tom Britt's entry fee  will be waived for our October Classic Invitational.  Congratulations Tom!

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Under 1600

We had a four way tie for first place in the U1600.  In photo 1 Johnson Denen,  photo 2 Mike Thomas, photo 3 Peter Galupo, and photo 4 Tom Wolber receiving their prize fund.  Congratulations to you all.

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Under 1200

Congratulations to Kevin Wade (photo 5) and David Cannon (photo 6) they tied for first place in the U1200.  

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We had another great tournament.  Thank you all for participating in the Marysville Chess Club's 2022 Spring Classic Invitational.

We want to extend our gratitude to our Tournament Director, Daryl Skinner.  He was awarded a Marysville Chess Club mug for directing his 100th tournament!  See photo.

Thank you Daryl Skinner!

To see more photos of this exciting event click on the photos tab and under the album titled Spring and Fall Classic Invitationals you will see the 2022 Spring Classic Invitational gallery. 

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Roy Dotson - Founder Marysville Chess Club

Posted April 25 2022

Hello, Everyone,

 

We are excited to showcase our Ohio vs Michigan plaque (see below). The winner of our annual non-rated tournament takes the plaque home for that entire year and has the honors of installing their team plate of victory on it!  Looks like Covid won in 2020 and in 2021.

Hope to see you at club, Come on out and play some games!

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Posted April 13, 2022

Hello, Everyone,

 

Welcome to April.  With the weather getting better we can start enjoying spring.  Speaking of spring,  we are getting very close to the Spring Invitational Tournament which is April 23 2022.  We only have a couple of spots left so if you are a member of the Marysville Chess Club and would like to participate in this tournament please let me or Richard Vail know by April 9th.

Hope to see you at club.

Posted April 3, 2022

!!BREAKING NEWS THIS JUST IN READ ALL ABOUT IT!!

 

The Marysville Chess Club defeats the Muskegon Chess Club in the annual Michigan vs Ohio non-rated club tournament.

 

These two clubs meet in Adrian, Michigan (the halfway point between Muskegon, MI and Marysville, OH) to play an annual non-rated club vs club tournament sometime in the month of March.

 

Steve Dumas - Founder of the Muskegon Chess Club thought of this long distance club vs club rivalry and reached out to the Marysville Chess Club in 2017 to see if we would be interested in participating. So we worked out all the logistics and had our first tournament March 10-11, 2018 and again March 30-31, 2019. We missed playing in 2020 and 2021 due to COVID.

 

But we did get to meet this year-March 19-20, 2022.....

There were four rounds on Saturday and three rounds on Sunday. Athena Ferkins never lost a game. Russ Albright played like a beast!! Russ had two wins and one draw against the top three players for Marysville. Frank Phillips was the only Marysville player to be able to win a game against Russ. Thank you Frank!

Click on the Photos Album tab to view more photos of this event!

Tournament Director/Organizer

Richard Vail "Marysville"

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The 2022 Muskegon Chess Club Team

Steve Dumas

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Chris Mathews

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Dave DeWitt

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Gale Anderson

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Greg Daniglis

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Russ Albright

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Tom Bryant

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The 2022 Marysville Chess Club Team

Roy Dotson

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Frank Phillips

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Lance Notarmuzi

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Bruce Lindman

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Athena Ferkins

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Roy Dotson - Founder Marysville Chess Club

Johnson Denen

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Peter Galupo

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Posted March 21 2022

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Look at this awesome jeep that Lance Notarmuzi just purchased. Should we have Lance carpool us all to the tournament in Michigan?  We could do some off road adventuring between games! ha ha. 

Oh, I almost forgot, yes that is Lance you see behind the dollar sign.  Lance is always behind the money.

 

Nice jeep Lance!

Roy Dotson - Founder Marysville Chess Club

Posted March 18 2022

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The Marysville Chess Club would like to welcome yet another new member to our club.  In the photo we have Tyler Vermillion.  Tyler  learned about our chess club through one of our active members Lance Notarmuzi.  Tyler decided to pay us a visit and got hooked.  Welcome to the club Tyler!

 

Thank you for spreading the word Lance!

Roy Dotson - Founder Marysville Chess Club

Posted March 18 2022

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The Marysville Chess Club would like to welcome yet another new member to our club.  In the photo we have Cliff Wall.  Cliff learned about our chess club through one of our active members Lance Notarmuzi.  Cliff decided to pay us a visit and got hooked.  Welcome to the club Cliff!!

 

Thank you for spreading the word Lance!

Roy Dotson - Founder Marysville Chess Club

Posted March 11 2022

The Marysville Chess Club's "Tuesday at Roy's" chess class starts Tuesday March 15 2022 from 5pm to 7pm.  The Marysville Chess Club has hosted this free chess class for several years now. We spend an hour going over Silman's"Complete Endgame Course" followed by an hour of going over a game. We also have a couple of tactical themes we learn. For example this class session we will see a ton of puzzles for the Smothered Mate and for Morphy's Mate!

Roy Dotson - Founder Marysville Chess Club

Posted February 20 2022

We are excited to compete against the Muskegon Chess Club coming up March 19 and 20 2022 The Muskegon Chess Club and the Marysville Chess Club meet at the halfway point in Adrian Michigan.  It is about a three hour drive for both clubs. We have an annual non rated tournament between these two clubs.  Keep your eye out for some new photos to be added to the albums tab soon!  Wish us luck!

Roy Dotson - Founder Marysville Chess Club

Posted February 20 2022

Marysville Chess Club would like to welcome new members to our club.  We would like to welcome Jackson Love (left photo below).

Richard Vail met Jackson at the 2022 Cardinal Open.  Jackson seen Richard sporting a Marysville Chess Club shirt and asked about the club and has been coming since.  Welcome Jackson!!

Marysville Chess Club would like to welcome Forrest Obnamia (middle photo below) and his fiancé Alesha Nunez (right photo below).  I met this chess loving couple at the Delaware Chess Club founded by Bruce Lindman.  It is their love of chess that allowed them to find Bruce's club and who do you think they met there as well?  yes the founder of the Marysville Chess Club.  Welcome Forrest and Alesha!! 

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Posted February 19 2022

A big shout out to Joe Swindler!!  I had the pleasure of visiting Joe Swindler's chess club held in the food court at Tuttle Mall.  I had a really good time and was very impressed by how strong his membership is.  I got to see some players that I have not seen in a long time.  I got to meet Josh for the first time, and see Athena, Richard and more.  It was such a nice experience as the club welcomed me.  I have attached some photos below for your viewing pleasure.

Nice job Joe!!  You have found a pretty nice place for us chess players to meet and play.

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Roy Dotson - Founder Marysville Chess Club

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Posted December 18 2021

Thank you Richard Vail and Tom Britt for organizing and hosting a Marysville Chess Club simultaneous exhibition with National Master Tom Britt.  On Saturday December 4 2021 Richard Vail rented the conference room at the Hampton Inn in Marysville so we all could play in the simul.  Thank you Richard for your hard work setting this up and thank you Master Tom Britt for your time and energy to do the simul!!  We had several members who made donations to help offset the cost of the conference room - Thank you!!

We had 20 participants in all.  Only four were able to pull off a victory over National Master Tom Britt.  The first one to defeat the master was club member Joe Swindler (top left photo below), second one to win was club founder Roy Dotson (top right), third one was special guest Dave Cannon (bottom left) and finally the last one to defeat Tom was club member Bruce Lindman.  Click on the (Photo Albums) tab to see more photos from this fun and exciting exhibition! 

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Roy Dotson - Founder Marysville Chess Club

Posted December 6 2021