|UC Davis Coffee House|
|Winter 2013 Hours|
|Fridays from 10AM-Noon|
|<aggiechess AT gmail DOT com>|
The UC Davis Chess Club was established in mid-2008 by a group of enthusiastic players seeking to promote chess. The club currently has a roster of around 60 active members, with playing strengths varying from learners to National Masters (NM). In the past, the club had two official meetings every week where players come to play games, analyze positions, discuss strategies, go to tournaments, and have a good time! During Wednesday nights, the club typically participates in Sacramento Chess Club tournaments, often achieving outstanding results.
During Winter 2009, the Club published its first ever official T-Shirt, available for purchase currently! Among the club's previous activities for 2008-2009 are:
Champions of the Sacramento Team Chess Championship
Joint-champions of the Berkeley Open 2009 (NM James and Zach)
the Fall 2008 Chess Tournament
the Winter 2009 Round Robin Blitz
the Spring 2009 Rapid Tournament
Chess Lecture on "Opening Strategy", "Gameplans", and "Endgame Themes" by National Master (NM) James Heiserman
Chess Simul by NM James and Zach
Chess interviews by Lauren and Barbara Goodkind, two top 100 female players in America
The club was featured on the front page of The California Aggie on "April 13th" and also the Features page of DavisWiki.org for two weeks!
Interested individuals can join the club's webpage at "UC Davis Chess Club" on Facebook, check out the club website, or email the officers. As of 2013, the club is looking for new officers and a room to meet in. If you would like to help organize the club, please show up to our 10-12 game day at the Coffee House!
UCD Knights emerged as champions of the Sacramento Team Chess Championship on 03-11! After seven intensive weeks, the team achieved a final match point (MP) score of 6/7, 1.5 MP ahead of their nearest competitors. UCD Bishops also performed valiantly against the best players in the Sacramento arena. Congratulations teams!
Carolina Alonso President
Megan Malloy Vice President
Daniel Moglen Treasurer
Alex Church Secretary
Marcus Langston PR/Webmaster
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2009-01-30 14:13:27 I wonder how badly a chess club member would lose to the guy who hangs out in the MU, or the other guy in town who "eats" pieces with his "yum yum" —StevenDaubert
2009-02-21 17:29:50 The Chess Club has several outstanding players — in fact both teams are dominating the best players in the current Sacramento Team Chess Championship! —staris7
2012-12-28 15:06:18 Is this page still active? —bnolan1
2013-02-03 22:44:39 The Chess Club is currently meeting between 10-12 on Fridays in the UC Davis Coffee Shop. Players of all levels are encouraged to come and play! —TylerWilken
2013-11-12 13:34:10 Current meeting times (as of November, 2013) are: Thursday at the UCD Coffee House from 11-1, and Saturday at the Farmers' Market (on the central wooden platform) from 11-1. Check out the Facebook page (link above) for more details and current info. —scottfischbein