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TCC Closed due to Covid-19

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TCC will be closing for awhile starting today March 17. The closure is temporary and we will keep you posted as to when the club will re-open.


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TCC Closed due to Covid-19

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TCC will be closing for awhile starting today March 17. The closure is temporary and we will keep you posted as to when the club will re-open.


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New Quick/Blitz Tournament Coming Soon

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The numbers for the current Blitz and G/25 tournaments have not improved enough to justify continuing them in their current form; but, there is good news in this. TCC will be starting an exciting Quick/Blitz aggregate tournament with guaranteed prize money in April 2020. We will post details as soon as they are finalized.


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March of Queens Postponed

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Unfortunately, the March of Queens tournament scheduled for Saturday March 21 will have to be rescheduled. There have been some withdrawals due to health concerns and a scheduling conflict for our main staff member as well. We will keep you informed as we look for a new suitable weekend for it.


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Four Qualified for JJ Finals

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Brandon Yu

Sahan Doraiswamy

Gavin Ebreo

Ethan Bennett

After two Winter Junior Jousts, Brandon Yu, Sahan Doraiswamy, Gavin Ebreo and Ethan Bennett have qualified for a spot in the Junior Joust 2020 Winter finals on March 14. Yu qualified instantly by winning clear first place in JJ Winter No. 2 this last Saturday. The three others qualified by earning five or more points in the first two Junior Joust Winter events. Points collected in each Junior Joust are equal to the number of points scored in the Swiss. The Junior Joust is a series of 4-Round Swiss tournaments held every 2nd and fourth Saturday at 11 a.m. Normally, there are five Junior Joust events that feed into a finals event.

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Yu is Perfect in Winter #2

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Brandon Yu

With a perfect score of 4-0, Brandon Yu won clear first place in the 14-player 4SS Junior Joust Winter No. 2 event. Second place was Dennis Zhao at 3.5-0.5, and there was a tie for 3rd place at 3.0-1.0 between Sahan Doraiswamy and Gavin Ebreo. The event was held Jan. 25, 2020. Junior Jousts are normally held every 2nd and 4th Saturday at 11 a.m.

Complete standings here. Games are here.


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Watch JJ Today Jan. 25 Live

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Watch the Junior Joust games live today 11 am to ~ 1:30 pm here: https://view.livechesscloud.com/#ea572242-9ae4-446c-8766-eb1d8a553aa8


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Amy Lin tops Junior Joust Fall Finals

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With a score of 4-1 and a winning tiebreak Blitz game, Amy Lin secured the title of 2019 Junior Joust Fall Finals Champion. Second at 4-1 was Evan Zhao, and third place was Brandon Yu at 3.5-1.5. Congratulations to these winners, and also to the other seven contestants who worked hard to earn a spot by qualifying in this invitational event.

Complete standings here. Games here. Pictures here.

Video of tiebreak blitz game here (coming soon).


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JJ Finals Live

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Follow the JJ Fall Finals today live at 3:30 pm here: http://view.livechesscloud.com/85509bf4-df59-4b21-b55e-484d5785e5ae


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Lucan wins another TCC Tuesday nighter

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Expert Marius Lucan continued his streak last night by winning another Tuesday night G/45 Swiss at the Temecula Chess Club. This makes six in a row. Congratulations to Marius who is pictured above with Dennis and Evan Zhao. Complete standings are here. Games from rounds 5 and 6 are here.


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