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Dayton Chess Club:  Located at 18 W. 5th Street
in beautiful Downtown Dayton
…just a few doors down from Spaghetti Warehouse
….where parking is free after 6pm….and there’s plenty of street parking….
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3-5 June or 4-5 June 2016
Gem City Open – Heritage Event

5-SS, 40/90, SD/60 d5 (2-day schedule, rd. 1 G/90 d5) at Dayton Chess Club, 18 West 5th St., Dayton, OH 45402. PRIZES GUARANTEED TWO (2) sections: OPEN (FIDE Rated) $1200, 800, 600, 501, 401; U2000: $400, 300 U1800. $800, 600; U1600: $500; U1400: $400; U1200: $300 EF: 3-day $90, 2-day $91 if mailed or registered online by 5/27, 31 May then $108 online or at site 2 or 3 day. Free to 2400 & above-($90 deducted from winnings), DCC mbrs $5 disc. Ohio Grand Prix event, OCA members deduct $3 from EF. 3-day schedule: Reg. Fri. 5- 6:30pm, Rds: Fri 7pm; Sat 2pm, 7:30pm; Sun 9:30am, 3pm. 2-day schedule: Reg. Sat. 8:30- 9:30am. Rd1 at 10am, then merges with 3-day. Re-entry: $33. Any player who loses Fri night may re-enter for $33 and loss will not count in tournament standings. One 1/2 pt bye available in Rds. 1-4 (request prior to R1). Unrated players may play in any section with prizes limited to 1/3 except in OPEN with balance to next player(s). Grand Hotel (4th and Ludlow – 1.5 blocks from tournament site) is converting to a Doubletree Hotel and offering rooms for the 2016 GCO / Gem City Open for only $79 per nite plus tax. Call 937.461.4700 between 7am-3pm. Most rooms are Kings, a few have two Queens. FREE COFFEE, TEA, & Donuts Sunday morning at the Dayton Chess Club for players, parents, and spouses. ENTRIES Mail to Dayton Chess Club, 18 West 5th St., Dayton, OH 45402. Online registration has been activated (under REGISTRATION tab)

15-17 July 15-17 or 16-17 July 2016
Second Annual Aviator Open Chess Tournament (Part of Dayton Master Chess Festival)

Using July 2016 ratings. OPEN FORMAT – FIDE RATED. SAME FORMAT USED AT THE UPCOMING US OPEN CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP. 5-SS, G/90 +30, $4000 b/60. PRIZES: $1200, $800, $600, $500, $400, $300, $200. 3 Day Schedule: Rounds: Friday 8PM, Saturday 12PM & 6PM & Sunday 10AM & 4:30PM. 2 Day Schedule: Round 1: G/60 +30, 9:30AM Saturday, then joins 3day. Up to two byes permitted, must schedule prior to R3. EF: $89 if rec’d by 7/8; thereafter $99. OH Grand Prix Event – $3 disc OCA mbrs. Also $3 disc DCC mbrs. Reg.: on site Fri 6-7:30 & Sat for those taking a bye in R1 from 9:30-10:30. ENTRIES: Mail to Dayton Chess Club, 18 West 5th St., Dayton, OH 45402 or register online SOON. No cks at site. Info: Riley Driver email Hotels: Details on Crown Plaza & Dayton Grand Hotels (and others) in June/July issues of Chess Life (sooner at as details are finalized


17 July 2016
X-15 Blitz (BLZ) (Part of Dayton Masters Chess Festival)

(It’s June 2015 & the X-15 still has the official world record for the highest speed ever reached by a manned, powered aircraft. Its maximum speed was 4,520 miles per hour (7,274 km/h), or Mach 6.72 in October 1967.) G/5, no delay, no increment. Prizes $350 b/20. 1-$200, 2-$100, 3-$50. Rated Blitz at Dayton Chess Club, 18 W. 5th St., Dayton, OH 45402. Number of rounds & SS or RR determined by number of entries. Registration ends 1:00pm Sunday Round 1 begins 1:30 p.m. EF: $25. Register at site on Fri, Sat, or Sun. Info:


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Fees are listed under “About”..
along with hours of operation.
Please note new addition for Wednesday evenings:
if no one shows up by 7:30pm, the club will close for the evening so as to conserve utilities.


Current DCC membership list is available – please find it under “ABOUT” tab.

Every Friday evening @ the Dayton Chess Club (there are a few exceptions to this when superseded by special events) – G/24, USCF Rated.  4 rounds.  1st round starts promptly at 7:30pm. Subsequent rounds:  8:30, 9:30, 10:30.  REGISTRATION ENDS AT 7:25PM.  Any late entries will receive a half point bye or perhaps will be paired against another late entry.  $14 for non DCC members; $10 for DCC members.


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Wednesday evening: 6:30pm-9:30pm
Instructional Wednesdays!   7pm:  lecture followed by an evening of casual play.  Please note that if no one shows up by 7:30pm, we close the club!

Thursdays evening: 6:30pm-9:30pm
This is our “Scholastic Knights” evening, geared towards K-12 students – learn to play, learn simple tactics.  And yes, even adults are welcome!    Special evening rate for all:  $4.00.   Ms Kay Stanley runs the Scholastic Knights program – and has some outstanding help. Every first Thursday of the month – no lecture. Instead, there will be a G/15 – unrated –  4 rounds.

Friday evenings 6:30pm-12:30am
Every Friday evening (with a few exceptions for when we have weekend tournaments with the first round on Friday evening), there’s a quick USCF rated tournament ($10 for DCC members / $14 for non DCC members)  and there are usually a few players who opt to play casual chess.  Friday nights are our busiest evenings…so do drop for a quick game – or play in the tournament – or spend the entire evening playing chess.