Open Game Play

Open Chess Game Play: All ages and skill-levels welcome!

When: Every Tuesday evening 7:15 pm - 11pm (or so) * * * * * Where: Aurora Turners Club, 1335 Mitchell Rd., in the Banquet Hall, downstairs.

This is just north of Indian Trail, in Aurora, east of Lake Street, west of Farnsworth.

ANCC is affiliated with the US Chess Federation and the Illinois Chess Association.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I apologize for not announcing this at the last club meeting.  We will continue our regular meetings and chess play with the Tuesday, 7 June time, after the 5 June Tournament.  Again, ANCC will not meet this Tuesday.  Enjoy the 'extra' day from the holiday!.

Thursday, May 19, 2011


Please register early for ANCC's tourney on June 5 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   Send me an email through this website, or to me directly.  I look forward to seeing all those emails from you, the registrants!  :)

Please include your first and last name; your USCF member number (so I don't have to look it up, and create the chance of an error on my part), and your current USCF ranking. 


Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Thank you ANCC players...

....for a great night of chess!  I think everyone that attended tonight's (rather, last nights, since it is 1:33 am!) had fun, and enjoyed the evening.  Plus, we saw an additional new player to ANCC.  Again we are continuing to see new faces, and we hope that they continue to visit us at ANCC and make our club strong, vibrant, and a force in the chess board of not only Aurora, but of our greater Chicagoland chess community as well.  In addition, as we grow, our players will branch out and participate in other chess club's tourneys, thus increasing the general visibility of chess.  ANCC thanks every one of our players for their time, talent, and support. 

It was nice to see Bill from DeKalb.  His travel time amongst personal and work commitments are much appreciated as his input into ANCC's organizational and tourney foundations.  Great to have Gene and Jeffrey continue to come and play as newer members.  Thank you for your time and skills!  Jake and Kyle, ANCC continues to build on your foundations!  Brad, you have a hectic time of year in your professional job, and I look forward to restarting our board rivalry, but thank you so much for coming in to say "hi"!  Jim, fantastic to meet you.  I hope I get the chance to play you soon as I look forward to seeing you in future ANCC gatherings.  Alex, and Salvador, a big welcome back!! I know it is busy for the both of you with school finishing, and work keeping you either working, sleeping, or eating!  LOL.  Thank you both for coming in and playing as many games as you did!

Our players are continuing their intra-club 'bragging rights' games!  At the end of the month, and at the end of every month, we will tally the wins, and sort a 'hierarchy' accordingly.   I will post this on this site once that is accomplished.  Perhaps we need some sort of prize?  :)

For those ANCC players that were not able to attend, come by next week and get your game on!  Don't forget ANCC is hosting it's first USCF tournament on 5 June!!!  This is a call-out to all those ANCC players that have not been in recently..... don't forget about us!

Anyone... come on in, practice, improve your game, and meet new people before the tourney on 5 June.  Or heck, come in to practice for ANY tourney, such as the Chicago Open at the end of May.  Better yet, come in to ANCC just to socialize and have fun.

Yours truly, and remember to give me Queens odds when you play me ;)

The ANCC rep.  :)

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Another Tuesday for Chess!

Hope to see all the familiar faces, and send an open invite for any new faces to come and join us for some fun, comradeship, and games of chess.  Inter-club competition has begun, and the games were well played.  I look forward to seeing everyone again this week!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

And darkness befalls the battling forces

Unfortunately, Tuesday's ANCC meeting ( 3 May) was cut short by forces beyond our control. Power went out due to a shortage at a utility location beyond Turners property, yet affecting the Turner's building.  We did give it the 'ol college try and played under emergency lighting from a doorway.  And, Turner's did intend on staying open (thus our time practicing 'night fighting'), but their upstairs emergency lighting faded, and plunged all of upstairs into darkness, resulting in the closing down of Turners.

So, from our unique war games and operational readiness exercise ( the Air Force readers are now sighing) we will be stronger when ANCC meets next week on our regular rotational duties.  Same time, same place!

I encourage any members that have not visited recently to do so! 

Darin, for the ANCC