The Irving Ellner Memorial tournament begins this Thursday, April 12, with registration ending at 8:15 p.m. I am going to play as part of my plan to increase my rated games this year. Irving Ellner (1918 - 2008) was president of the Kenilworth Chess Club during the 1980s and single-handedly kept the light from dimming during a difficult era for the club, as Mike Wojcio documents in our club history. I met Irving a couple times back when I played as a youngster, and he always struck me as a very kind and gentle man. I annotated a couple of his better games when I heard that he had passed. Let's make this a great tournament to honor his memory. Details below:
5th Annual Irving Ellner Memorial
- USCF Rated
- 6-round Swiss
- G/75 time control
- Rounds will commence at 8:20 p.m. on April 12th, 19th, 26th and May 10th, 17th, 24th. There is no game on May 3rd!
- Entry Fee: $15
- Prizes: 1st $100, 2nd $50, 3rd $25, Best under 1900 $20, U1500 $20.
- All prizes are guaranteed. They will be higher if there are more entries.
- Register with TD Geoff McAuliffe during our 3/29 and 4/5 meetings or before 8:20 p.m. on 4/12 @ Kenilworth Community Center, 575 Boulevard, Kenilworth, N.J.